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  • Morning Musume reveals full PV for "Pyoko Pyoko Ultra"

    January 11, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    Morning Musume has just revealed their full PV for "Pyoko Pyoko Ultra! Dressed up as little chicks, the girls captured hearts as they journeyed from set to set. They even incorporated an adorable chicken dance into their choreography! Check out their PV below: Tip: Tommy Van Damme

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  • AKB48's Shinoda Mariko to voice act for Japanese dubbed version of "In Time"

    January 11, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    AKB48’s Shinoda Mariko (25) is tackling a voice acting role for a movie! The idol is dubbing over an American science-fiction thriller called “In Time”, and she'll be providing the Japanese voice for heroine 'Sylvia' (played by Amanda Seyfried). This movie focuses on a futuristic society where citizens stops growing at the age of 25. The remaining time of the individual's life is used as a form of currency and provides the basis for th

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  • Ms.OOJA to provide theme song for upcoming drama, "Renai NEET"

    January 11, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    It's just been confirmed that singer-songwriter Ms.OOJA will be providing the theme song for the upcoming drama 'Renai NEET ~Wasureta Koi no Hajime Kata~'! Titled "Be...", the song was written specifically for the drama after Ms.OOJA read the script. As tokyohive previously reported, 'Renai NEET' features actress Nakama Yukie as the main character, a woman who hasn't had a boyfriend in eight years. The series  is said to be a romantic comedy t

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  • AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki, Komori Mika & Maeda Ami hold handshake event in China

    January 11, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    On January 10th, AKB48 members Kashiwagi Yuki, Komori Mika, and Maeda Ami held a special handshake event in Shanghai, China, where enthusiastic fans lined up to meet their favorite idols. The 1,300 people who attended the event were chosen out of approximately 4,000 fans who had applied. "I really felt that we had a lot of fans in China," said Kashiwagi, impressed by AKB48's popularity abroad. "I love them because they have so many posi

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  • Nakashima Mika opens her official YouTube channel

    January 11, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    Singer Nakashima Mika has just opened her own official YouTube channel! The channel was opened in celebration of the release of her PV and documentary collection, "FILM LOTUS VIII". Nakashima's YouTube channel currently features short versions of some of her previously released music videos, such as  "Over Load", "CANDY GIRL", "Nagareboshi" and more. Check out her official YouTube channel here! Source: Nakashima Mika's Official Website

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  • Milky Bunny reveals PV for "Zurui yo..."!

    January 11, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    Model-turned-singer Milky Bunny has just revealed the PV for her latest song, "Zurui yo..."! "Zurui yo..." is a emotional, rock-tinged track that serves as just one of the A-sides off her new single "Zurui yo... / I Wish", which was released on January 11th. Check out the full music video beneath the cut!

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  • Nogizaka46 reveals their 16 Senbatsu members for debut single

    January 11, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    On the latest broadcast of Nogizaka46’s TV program, 'Nogizakatte, Doko?', the group’s 16 Senbatsu members for their upcoming debut single have finally been revealed! Interestingly enough, seven out of these sixteen were chosen to become the 'Shichi Fukujin', or front members. The selection process has  endured its ups and downs, as three of its members were switched out of this position. The group has also announced that they will hold

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  • Oricon reveals latest weekly charts for January 16th

    January 11, 2012 @ 6:43 am

    Oricon has now unveiled their weekly charts for the week of January 16th! Check it out below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. “Wonderful Cupid/ Glass no Mahou” – NYC/Nakayama Yuma : 1/4 (40,399) 2. “Rising Sun JAPAN!” – YGA : 1/4 (19,170) 3. “Rinzen Identity” – baroque : 1/4 (17,831) 4. “Monodrama” – baroque : 1/4 (17,361) 5. “teeny-tiny star” – baroque : 1/4 (17,350) (Check out the full ranking here.)

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  • Sawajiri Erika to star in live action adaptation of "Helter Skelter"

    January 11, 2012 @ 6:01 am

    [caption id="attachment_214566" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Left: Ninagawa Mika, Right: Sawajiri Erika"][/caption] It's been announced that Okazaki Kyoko's manga, "Helter Skelter", will get a live-action adaptation starring Sawajiri Erika. The manga received the 8th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize (Grand Prize) in 2004, and possesses a fairly intense story. "Helter Skelter" revolves around the protagonist, 'Ririko' (played by Sawaj

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  • 30 artists to cover The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" for disaster relief

    January 11, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    It's been revealed that charity project “JAPAN UNITED with MUSIC”  has drawn together 30 artists to cover The Beatles' hit song “All You Need Is Love”. This project was initiated by Sakamoto Ryuichi and Kobayashi Takeshi, who are also in charge of producing the single. The charity single will include vocals from AI, Imai Miki, Atsushi (EXILE), Takahiro (EXILE), Crystal Kay, Kj (Dragon Ash), Koizumi Kyoko, Kobayashi Takeshi, Sakurai Kazuto

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