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  • Which female idol group will have their big break this year?

    April 6, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    Starting from AKB48, various entertainment agencies have given birth to numerous idol groups from Momoiro Clover Z to Fairies. With this idol group phenomenon in mind, goo decided to ask its users, “Which female idol group will have their big break this year?” Also for this ranking, all of the idol groups listed below shared their recommended tracks for first time listeners. In addition, the idol group who topped this ranking provided a

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  • Happiness reveal PV to upcoming single "We Can Fly"

    April 6, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    Idol dance unit Happiness announced they will release their 4th single "We Can Fly" on May 16th and now, the PV has been released! The is a strong track for Happiness, and girls display powerful dance choreography in the PV. Check out the PV below! [Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

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  • Second promotional video to AKB48's anime "AKB0048" revealed

    April 6, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    After revealing the first promotional video, the second promotional video for AKB48's anime 'AKB0048' has been revealed. The plot of the story is that the girls of AKB0048 are labeled as “terrorists” and attacked, but they fight back in order to protect their stage, fans, and citizens. The story takes place in Star Calendar 0048, where the 77th generation research students are about to come forth. The nine research students from the 77t

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  • MUSIC STATION airs 3-hour special featuring Mr. Children, Rihanna, Kis-My-Ft2, KARA, and more!

    April 6, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    On April 6th, TV Asahi's music program, MUSIC STATION aired a 3-hour special episode "MUSIC STATION 3-hour Special" featuring a heavyweight lineup of guests. On the special episode, Mr. Children made their first appearance in 3 years and 3 months since they last appeared on the show back in December 2008. Additionally, Rihanna, Fukuyama Masaharu, KARA, Kis-My-Ft2, Porno Graffitti, and Superfly all performed on the show! Show Opening

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  • Model Suzuki Nana reveals her boyfriend in fashion magazine, 'Edge Style'

    April 6, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

    Model Suzuki Nana (23) revealed her boyfriend Saio in the May issue of fashion magazine, 'Edge Style'. Along with photos of the couple kissing and embracing each other, the magazine features a "marriage proposal" from Suzuki herself. Suzuki's relationship with her boyfriend has been known for some time now, but this is the first time she is exposing his face to the public. The two were classmates back in junior high school, and they sta

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  • Movie 'Uchuu Kyodai' collaborates with 'Ajinomoto' for new CM

    April 6, 2012 @ 11:23 am

    Actor Oguri Shun will be starring in the new CM for Ajinomoto as 'Mutta' from his upcoming film, 'Uchuu Kyodai'. The CM starts with two brothers, who dream of going to space one day, eating tamago kake gohan (rice with raw egg usually seasoned with soy sauce). Although they promise to become astronauts, the CM shows the brothers 20 years later as the comedy duo Total Tenboss. Out of nowhere, Mutta (Oguri) appears on screen shouting, "Nooo!

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  • Oshima Yuko to voice protagonist for Japanese version of Disney Pixar's 'Brave'

    April 6, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    AKB48's Oshima Yuko will be the voice behind animated protagonist 'Merida' in the upcoming Disney Pixar film, 'Merida to Osoroshi no Mori' ('Brave')! This will be Oshima's first time voice acting for a Hollywood film. She commented, "[I'm wondering] how I'm going to play this role. I'm already excited yet nervous at the same time." Set in Scotland, the movie follows the story of a princess named Merida, who is determined to live her lif

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  • Arashi's upcoming single chosen as theme song for drama 'Kagi no Kakatta Heya'

    April 6, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    On April 5th,the new Fuji TV drama 'Kagi no Kakatta Heya' held a press conference in Tokyo, where they announced that Arashi's upcoming single "Face Down" has been chosen as the drama's theme song. The protagonist of the drama, Ohno Satoshi, attended this conference with co-stars Toda Erika and Sato Koichi. With "Face Down", Arashi set a new record by providing the theme songs for a 'Getsu9' drama for two seasons in a row. Last drama seaso

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  • Check out the details on Mr.Children's upcoming best-of albums

    April 6, 2012 @ 5:04 am

    As we reported back in January, Mr.Children will release two best-of albums: 'Mr.Children 2001-2005<micro>' and 'Mr.Children 2005-2010<macro>' on May 10th. To follow up, they've recently revealed the jacket cover and track list. 'Mr.Children 2001-2005<micro>' will contain their singles which have been released over the years from 2001 to 2005, and the singles from 2006 to 2008 will be in 'Mr.Children 2005-2010<macro>'. Also, both albums

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  • May'n to hold two performances in California for 'Rock Your Beats World Tour'

    April 6, 2012 @ 3:04 am

    J-Pop superstar May'n will be making her return to the U.S. for two live performances in California this June. As part of the 'ROCK YOUR BEATS World Tour', May'n will perform live with her band and dancers in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The event will also be followed by a special autograph session for VIP ticket holders. After being discovered through HoriPro's Talent Scout Caravan and becoming known to anime fans all over the world a

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