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  • cali≠gari's "Anchu Romance" chosen as CM song for "Jewelry Maki"

    October 2, 2011 @ 1:25 am

    Visual kei band cali≠gari's new song, "Anchu Romance", has been chosen as the CM song for 'Jewelry Maki'. The CM started airing on October 1st, and is available for viewing on YouTube and on the jewelry brand's official website. "Anchu Romance" can be found on the band's upcoming single, '#_2', which will be released on November 16th. Additionally, it was revealed that the single will feature a love song sung by guitarist Sakurai Ao, t

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  • Tsuchiya Anna apologizes about her husband on a radio show

    October 2, 2011 @ 12:14 am

    On October 1st, Tsuchiya Anna appeared on TOKYO FM's 'DHC COUNTDOWN jp' at Shibuya Spain-zaka Studio. The other day, Tsuchiya's husband, stylist Kikuchi Yamato, was arrested for acting violently at a Karaoke store. As this was her first public appearance since the incident, Tsuchiya apologized saying, "I haven't talked to him yet, but I'm sorry he has hurt and caused trouble to many people." She also said that she would report the circumst

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  • Comments from 'V-Rock Festival '11' artists

    October 1, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    October is coming and that means the arrival of the 'V-Rock Festival '11'. After a two year hiatus, fans of Japanese rock music are counting down the days to when they can see their favorite artists all on one stage. This years 'V-Rock Festival '11' will be held at Saitama Super Arena and is even open to overseas fans, thanks to SYNC MUSIC JAPAN. Not only is SYNC MUSIC JAPAN making the bridge for foreign fans to participate in the sh

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  • Which celebrity looks the best in glasses?

    October 1, 2011 @ 9:10 pm

    Japanese organizations affiliated with eyeglasses established October 1st as "Glasses Day", because of the date lineup (10 01). For the past few years, eyeglasses have served to be more than equipment for vision correction, and is known to be an important fashion item for both celebrities and non-celebrities alike. Oricon recently conducted a poll asking its users which celebrity looks the best in glasses. For the male category, actor Yash

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  • Sakamoto Maaya to hold one-man live in December

    October 1, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Singer / voice actress Sakamoto Maaya has announced that she will be holding a one-man live in December. Titled "Sakamoto Maaya LIVE 2011 'in the silence'", the live will take place at Ginga Gekijou in Tokyo from December 13th to the 18th. This live will be slightly different from the others as Sakamoto is expected to sing every song from her three concept albums, "Driving in the silence", "Easy Listening", and "30minutes night flight".

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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for September

    October 1, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    Recochoku has just released the monthly charts for the month of September. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos over the past month below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Monthly Ranking > 01 - "Flying Get" - AKB48 02 - "Kazoku ni Narou yo" - Fukuyama Masaharu 03 - "Ai wo Tomenaide" - Koda Kumi 04 - "Itsuka Kitto..." - EXILE ATSUSHI 05 - "Rising Sun" - EXILE 06 - "progress"

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  • Hirosue Ryoko experiences modeling at an event for "SPRiNG" magazine

    October 1, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    On September 29th, actress Hirosue Ryoko made a guest appearance at the 15th anniversary event for the fashion magazine, "SPRiNG". Surrounded by the loud cheers of the audience, the actress walked down the runway for the first time since her debut. She commented, "I don't have much experience with places like this, so I was nervous." Then, she thanked the audience by saying, "I came as a guest, but I was given power by everyone." The cr

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  • Chatmonchy becomes a two-member band

    October 1, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    As of September 29th, rock band Chatmonchy became a 2-person band after the withdrawal of drummer Takahashi Kumiko. To reflect the change, Chatmonchy took a new profile photo and shared it with their fans. In the photo, both Fukuoka Akiko (bass) and Hashimoto Eriko (guitar, vocal) are seen with blonde hair. It's an impulsive visual that marks the start of their new path. Additionally, the band's official website shared a goodbye messag

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  • Arashi releases new CMs for 'au'

    October 1, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    Arashi is out to steal hearts again with their unstoppable 'au' CMs, and this time, they're endorsing three new services! The commercials see Arashi rocking out and striking dramatic poses to the music of "My Way" by Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols. The members are advertising "Tomokomi" (where au users get to talk to each other for free), "Wi MAX" (a speedy internet system), and a smartphone service that boasts strong signals, wherever yo

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  • Takahashi Ai graduates from Morning Musume and Hello! Project

    October 1, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    On September 30th, Morning Musume wrapped up their live tour, "Morning Musume Concert Tour Fall 2011 Ai BELIEVE ~Takahashi Ai Graduation Special~", at the Nippon Budokan. This particular concert marked leader Takahashi Ai's official graduation from both Morning Musume and Hello! Project. The day before, the concert introduced the four members of the 10th generation, and hosted surprise appearances by 5th generation members Ogawa Makoto and K

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