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  • YU-A releases PV for "Kataomoi"

    April 24, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    YU-A has released the PV for "Kataomoi" a track from her upcoming album titled 'DREAM'. The track is a fun bright sun perfect for the Spring season. 'DREAM' will be officially released on May 23rd, in the mean time check out the PV for "Kataomoi" below! Tip: leanne

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  • Nagayama Kento to be discharged from hospital in mid-May

    April 24, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

    Previously, we reported that actor Nagayama Kento was hospitalized due to a knee fracture after a motorcycle accident. On April 23rd, he updated his blog for the first time since the incident, and reported his condition. Nagayama wrote, "I didn't know what was going to happen to my leg, but it's getting better and better each day. I'm astonished at the 'recuperative powers of the body'." He continued, "Rehabilitation exercises with the doc

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  • Dragon Ash's bassist IKUZONE passes away due to acute cardiac insufficiency

    April 24, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    On April 21st, Dragon Ash's bassist IKUZONE(46) passed away due to acute cardiac insufficiency. There has already been a funeral attended by close relatives. All the members of Dragon Ash left their comments on their official website. According to the agency, IKUZONE was found by his family at his home studio on the night of the 21st. He was immediately taken to the hospital, but passed away the same day at 10:55PM. He was the bassist o

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  • MIYAVI's new song to be used in CM for Lotte's 'ZEUS'

    April 24, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    It's been revealed that MIYAVI will be providing his new song, "DAY 1", as the CM song for Lotte ZEUS's new flavor SNOW STORM. "DAY 1" was written especially for the CM, and it features MIYAVI's unique slap guitar. This song will be released as a new single on July 11th under the artist name MIYAVI vs YUKSEK. Prior to the single's release, it will be available for download in Chaku-Uta form on April 25th. To coincide with the release of

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  • The cast and Sadako herself make a surprise appearance at the advanced screening of 'Sadako 3D'

    April 24, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    On April 23rd, a special advanced screening of the upcoming horror movie 'Sadako 3D' was held at a cinema in Tokyo. 'Sadako 3D' is the latest installment in the popular 'Ring' series, in which a teacher and her boyfriend investigate the mysterious deaths triggered by an alleged cursed online clip that is making the rounds. Soon, they find out that the feared "Sadako" is behind all this and try to find out her true identity. In the past,

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  • Amuro Namie to release her 20th anniversary album

    April 24, 2012 @ 5:55 am

    Singer Amuro Namie will release a new album(currently untitled) as the first step of her 20th anniversary project. It will be the first time in 2 and half years since she released her original album 'PAST<FUTURE' back in 2009, which topped several charts not only Japan, but also in Taiwan, Hong-Kong, South Korea and Singapore. This new album will include four brand new songs with a total 13 songs. One of a tracks, "ONLY YOU", is the first

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  • Listen to a radio rip of Shiina Ringo's "Jiyuu e Michizure"

    April 24, 2012 @ 3:00 am

    The radio rip for Shiina Ringo's song, “Jiyuu e Michizure“, has just been revealed! As we previously reported, “Jiyuu e Michizure” is the theme song for Nakai Masahiro's drama, “ATARU“. Chaku-Uta has already released the preview of the song on April 15th, but it will be officially digitally released on May 16th. In the meantime, check out the song below! Tip : jojolala

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  • Inoue Waka to marry film director Iizuka Ken

    April 24, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    It's been reported that actress Inoue Waka (31) will be getting married to film director Iizuka Ken (33) on her birthday, May 13th! According to sources, the two met in March of last year during the filming for 'Arakawa Under the Bridge'. At the time, they had a strictly professional relationship as a director and actress, but they reunited during a dinner meeting later in May after the filming had wrapped up. The two were drawn to each ot

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  • Golden Bomber to release best album in 6 countries

    April 23, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    Golden Bomber will simultaneously release their best-of album, "The Golden Best", in 6 different countries under Atlantic Records. "The Golden Best" will be released the United States, England, Germany, France, South Korea, and Taiwan. The title and track list will differ according to each country. Further details on this will be announced at a later date. Additionally, on June 3rd at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL, Golden Bomber will be particip

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  • NICO Touches the Walls to kick off nationwide tour in September

    April 23, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    Rock band NICO Touches the Walls has announced that they will be holding their nationwide tour, 'NICO Touches the Walls TOUR 2012', starting in September! The tour will kick off on September 27th at Namba Hatch, and the boys are scheduled to hold a total of 23 performances. This marks NICO Touches the Walls' longest tour in band history. Tickets will gradually go on sale starting July 14th. Prior to this, the band's official mobile site

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