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  • CHEMISTRY announces new single, "Independence"!

    July 11, 2011 @ 6:11 am

    CHEMISTRY have just updated their official website with information about a new single, titled "Independence"! The duo will released their latest single, containing three tracks, on August 10th. "Independence" is the title track, followed by solo tracks from both members. Fans can pick up either the limited edition CD+DVD version, or the regular CD-only version at major retailers. Check out the cover thumbnails and track list below! -

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  • Preview Tohoshinki's upcoming PV, "Superstar"!

    July 11, 2011 @ 5:07 am

    A short preview of Tohoshinki's latest PV has been revealed! "Superstar" is the title track of the duo's upcoming single, which drops on July 20th. The preview video shows a few dance shots, as well as a few solo scenes of both members. Check out the video below! Thanks for the tip, Hanah-!

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  • 24 girls pass the first stage of auditions for HKT48

    July 11, 2011 @ 3:57 am

    Today, AKB48's Fukuoka-based sister group, HKT48 announced that they successfully concluded their first auditions at the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk in Fukuoka city, Fukuoka. Many girls auditions from all over the Kyushu area wanting to become the first members of the group.  24 young ladies eventually pleased the judges, though they must still undergo dance and vocal lessons before becoming official members.  After passing the audition, the g

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  • Amuro Namie unveils PV for her song, "Naked"!

    July 11, 2011 @ 2:53 am

    After teasing fans with a preview earlier this week, Japan's 'Queen of Hip-Pop' Amuro Namie finally unleashed the PV for her latest song, "Naked"! The hot track is the first of three A-sides from her highly-anticipated new single, "Fight Together / Naked / Tempest", which officially hits stores on July 27th. Without further ado, check out the full PV below! Thanks to Gkkkt for the tip!

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  • Cocco's reveals concert tour for her 'The Best Album'!

    July 11, 2011 @ 2:07 am

    As a commemoration event for Cocco’s, 'The Best Album', she will hold a concert tour throughout eastern Japan titled, 'Cocco: The Best Edition Live 5-hon Jime'. Fans who purchase the limited and regular editions of the album will have the opportunity to buy priority tickets for the tour. Further details will be enclosed in the album. Also, Cocco drew the CD jacket cover for this album herself.  The album's artwork represents her hopes an

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  • Nishino Kana is a shining summer goddess for 'JELLY'

    July 11, 2011 @ 1:22 am

    Pop singer Nishino Kana is the cover girl for the August edition of 'JELLY', radiating a warm beauty as soft as the summer sunset. In her short spread, Nishino looks like a princess with her jeweled bohemian headbands and delicate, flowing tops. Check out the scans below! [gallery link="file" orderby="ID"] Source: Zazhimi

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  • Visual kei bands to take on Disney songs for 'V-ROCK Disney'!

    July 11, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    Popular Visual kei bands such as NIGHTMARE, Sadie, and Plastic Tree are coming together for a special Disney cover album, titled 'V-ROCK Disney'! For the album, songs from many Disney classics like "Beauty and the Beast", "Chim Chim Cher-ee", and "When You Wish Upon a Star" will be given a unique visual kei flavor.  'V-ROCK Disney' is scheduled to hit stores on September 7th. Check out the track list for the release below! - < Tr

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  • Crystal Kay + BENI take some friendly two-shots together

    July 10, 2011 @ 11:43 pm

    After heading to BENI's live on July 7th, singer Crystal Kay took a few adorable "two-shots" with her friend! The singers are well-known for being close pals, and often chat together via Twitter. "On Tanabata, I went to BENI's live!! We're friends, but I felt like... a fan when I saw her (lol)," Crystal Kay wrote on her official blog. "And of course, she changes when she stands on the stage. It's miraculous :) It was amazing to see her cool, c

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  • No Sleeves takes "Kuchibiru Furezu..." to 'Shin Domoto Kyodai'!

    July 10, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

    AKB48 sub-unit No Sleeves performed their upcoming single "Kuchibiru Furezu..." on the July 10th broadcast of 'Shin Domoto Kyodai'! For their performance, the girls of No Sleeves sang alongside a live band for an energy-packed stage. Check out the video beneath the jump!

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  • ALvino conducts a surprise lesson at an elementary school

    July 10, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

    On July 8th, it was revealed that with the permission of teachers, rock band ALvino’s unique vocalist Shouta appeared at an elementary school to give a surprise lesson.  The three man group, formed 5 years ago, also simultaneously recorded a promotional video (PV) for their new song. The lesson took place in the latter half of June at Kinohigashi Elementary School located in Otofuke, Hokkaido. Tied in with the recording of the PV for the

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