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  • SDN48 to release a new single in December!

    November 3, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    It was revealed at a recent SDN48 theater show that the ladies of SDN48 who recently announced that all members of SDN48 would graduate from the group in March 2012, will release a new single on December 28th.  It will be their 4th single after "MIN・MIN・MIN" which was released back in August. The single will come in a Type A and Type B editions and both editions will include three tracks each as well as a DVD, with the third being a differ

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel announces a new single + live DVD

    November 3, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    It's been announced that L'Arc~en~Ciel will be releasing a new single titled "CHASE" on December 21st. "CHASE" is their third single for this year after "GOOD LUCK MY WAY" (released in June), and "XXX" (released in October). It will be used as the theme song for Eita's upcoming movie "Wild 7" which is scheduled to be released on December 21st.  It is a stylish song made for the movie, and the lyrics were written by hyde (Vo), and composed

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  • YUI talks about her latest album, "HOW CRAZY YOUR LOVE", with Oricon

    November 3, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

    Oricon recently conducted an interview with singer-songwriter YUI for her latest album, "HOW CRAZY YOUR LOVE", which was released on November 2nd. Check out the full interview below! - Interviewer: First of all, give us your thoughts on the album title. YUI: It holds the meaning of ‘how much is your affection’. I used the word ‘LOVE’ in the title, but I wanted it to mean a big ‘emotion’. Like support or a guideline for life… In a

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  • 'Nikkei Trendy' chooses the face and the best 30 consumer hits of 2011

    November 3, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

    [caption id="attachment_200940" align="aligncenter" width="579" caption="Gouriki Ayame is the face of 2011"][/caption] On November 2nd, monthly business and finance magazine, 'Nikkei Trendy', revealed the infamous list of the 'Best 30 Consumer Hits of 2011', as well as the 'Face of the Year'. Young actress Gouriki Ayame was chosen as the 'Face of 2011', thanks to her rapidly increasing appearances in dramas and commercials. Gouriki comme

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  • Amuro Namie reveals tracklist + covers for new single, "Sit! Stay! Wait! Down!/Love Story"

    November 3, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    Last month, singer Amuro Namie announced that she'll be releasing a new double-A side single titled, "Sit! Stay! Wait! Down! / Love Story". Scheduled to hit shelves on December 7th, the single will come in two versions: regular edition and limited edition. The limited edition will include two music videos on its DVD. Additionally, Amuro Namie also announced that she'll be releasing a live DVD and Blu-ray titled, "namie amuro LIVE STYLE 20

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  • Crystal Kay performs her new song in front of a crystal tree

    November 3, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    Singer Crystal Kay dazzled like a star when she performed her new song, “Superman”, for the first time at the celebratory lighting of the Christmas tree at Omotesando Hills. The tree is around 10 meters tall and glitters with 17,000 Swarovski crystals; their luminance was reflected by Crystal Kay's stunning performance in a snow white dress. “I am really happy to be able to sing in front of this gorgeous tree,” Kay commented. “Superman”

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  • SM☆SH transforms into pastry chefs, hands sweets to 2,200 fans!

    November 3, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    In commemoration of their one year anniversary and their new single “STEP”, pop group SM☆SH opened up a special one-day café at Tower Records in Shibuya. At the'“SM☆SH Café”, the five members transformed into pâtissiers and hand-delivered sweets to 2,200 of their fans. World commented, “We were able to welcome our first year, thanks to all of you.” Han Bang also expressed his thanks, “Please give us 2 years, 3 years, 5, years, and 10 year

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  • Shinoda Mariko's fashion magazine sells over 30,000 copies in first week

    November 3, 2011 @ 6:55 am

    Oricon's weekly rankings has revealed that Shinoda Mariko's fashion magazine, "MARIKO magazine", sold 31,068 copies in its first week. As editor-in-chief, she included articles on her favorite outfits, hairstyles, make-up looks, and hobbies. During a recent handshake event, she explained that she checked everything, from the pictures to the captions, multiple times before the release. Her hard work seems to have paid off, as she made snag

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  • EXILE reveals short PV for "Anata e"

    November 3, 2011 @ 5:03 am

    EXILE has finally released the PV for their gorgeous ballad, "Anata e". Now that the Christmas season is coming up, the boys decided to infuse a serene winter element in their music video. It's resulted in a beautiful PV that showcases the members' suave charm. EXILE will release their new single on November 23rd, but until then, check out the PV below:

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  • Fairies to brighten up Omotesando this Christmas

    November 3, 2011 @ 3:56 am

    Idol group Fairies has been chosen as the face of the Omotesando Illumination, marking their first time as an image character. From December 2nd until December 30th, 124 Fairies flags will be strung for one kilometer amongst trees with nearly 650,000 LED lights. Through the walkways there will also be two screens which will show the girls and play their music. Fairies has also decided to release their new song “HERO/Sweet Jewel” on Dece

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