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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu celebrates album release with live + handshake event

    May 23, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    To celebrate the release of her first album "Pamyu Pamyu Revolution", Kyary Pamyu Pamyu held her "Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Way Way Live & Handshake Event 2012" at Lazona Kawasaki on May 22nd. Despite the fact that it had been rainy and windy since morning and that the passing showers grew stronger when the event began, Kyary proved her solid popularity when approximately 6,000 fans of the pop sensation packed onto the fifth floor of the ven

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  • Kitano Kii sings new song "Smile Again" with her fans

    May 23, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    On May 19th, singer and actress Kitano Kii held a fan meeting and recorded a choral-style number with some lucky fans. Twenty five fan were chosen to participate in the event out of a raffle of about 500 applicants. Kitano herself announced in front of her fans, "I'd like to record a song called 'Smile Again' with all of you as a chorus!", a happy surprise for them as they knew nothing about it until Kitano told them. "Smile Again" is a

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  • Okada Junichi to play a Kamikaze pilot in a movie 'Eien no Zero'

    May 23, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    On May 21, it was announced V6's member Okada Junichi will star in 'Eien no Zero', which is a movie adaptation of a popular novel by Hyakuta Naoki. He will play the role of Miyabe Kyuzo who was a Kamikaze pilot (special attack corps). Film director Yamazaki Takashi, who is famous for the movie series 'ALWAYS San-chome no Yuhi' will direct this war film. It will be Okada's first time to star in a war film, and he is planning to wear a close

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  • Japan Twitter Trends for April 2012!

    May 23, 2012 @ 6:08 am

    Every month, BIGLOBE releases a list of the top Twitter trends in Japan. Now that April has come to an end, they’ve compiled their data and revealed their rankings for the month. Many trends have to do with the anniversary of the great Tohoku earthquake for the month of April 2012. (If you want to go back in time and compare what trended in the past, you can check out March’s ranking here.) == [Word Ranking] – [Previous Month] 1.

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  • Czecho No Republic reveals music video for "DINOSAUR"

    May 23, 2012 @ 3:58 am

    Czecho No Republic has just unveiled the music video for their song "DINOSAUR" from their upcoming second mini-album of the same name. The group has been the talk of the town for their high quality releases. After forming in 2010 Czecho No Republic was selected as the opening act for The Mirraz. Their first album "Maminka" was nominated for a CD shop award. "DINOSAUR" comes after about eight months since "Maminka". It will include eight

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to hold special YouTube live event

    May 23, 2012 @ 3:05 am

    On May 23rd, Harajuku sensation Kyary Pamyu Pamyu plans to hold a live event through YouTube Live. The event is being held in celebration of her first full album "Pamyu Pamyu Revolution", which comes out the same day. Fans can tune in to the program at 4:45 PM JST, where Kyary will be broadcasting live from her "Pamyu Pamyu Kakumei in La Foret Harajuku" event at Tokyo's La Foret Harajuku. Following this stream at 6:00 PM, fans can watch th

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  • THE BAWDIES reveal cover + CM for "THE BAWDIES A GO-GO!!"

    May 23, 2012 @ 2:22 am

    THE BAWDIES have just revealed the cover and video trailer for their upcoming DVD "THE BAWDIES A GO-GO!!", which will be released on June 20th. The DVD mostly features footage broadcast on Space Shower TV from May 2010 to February 2011. The limited edition first press version of the DVD will also come with a sticker drawn by drummer MARCY, which was distributed at the "SPACE SHOWER SWEET LOVE SHOWER 2010" event two years ago. The trailer

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  • mihimaru GT reveals short PV for "Propeller Daikaiten"!

    May 23, 2012 @ 1:38 am

    Duo unit mihimaru GT has just revealed the short version of their PV for "Propeller Daikaiten" through Universal Music Japan! As tokyohive previously reported, "Propeller Daikaiten" is one of the new songs from their upcoming best-of album "THE BEST of mihimaru GT 2", which will be released on May 30th. The song itself is an electronic number with equally sharp visuals. Check out the PV beneath the cut! Source: Universal Music Ja

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  • DAZZLE VISION covers "Diamonds" by PRINCESS PRINCESS

    May 23, 2012 @ 1:07 am

    Metal band DAZZLE VISION recently uploaded a new video onto HUMAN NOISE record's Official YouTube channel, showing fans their take on the famous PRINCESS PRINCESS song "Diamonds"! DAZZLE VISION's version of the song gives "Diamonds" new life as a hard metal song. It transforms one of the band's most popular songs from an 80's pop song to a metal one, with the use of autotune, screaming, and DAZZLE VISION's unique touch. Listen to DAZZLE

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – May 18th~May 20th

    May 23, 2012 @ 12:21 am

    [caption id="attachment_241156" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – May 18th~May 20th"][/caption] The ratings for the weekend dramas have mainly been positive over the past weekend. Friday drama 'Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose' (TBS) finally broke out of the 8.3% rhythm and fortunately it wasn't for the worse. It gained 0.7% eventually reaching 9.0%, which is a new personal best after all those 8% ratings. 'T

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