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  • Nogizaka46 to hold first event in Tokyo

    September 17, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

    It's been revealed that AKB48's official rival group Nogizaka46 will be holding their very first event in Tokyo on September 25th! The event will be a "member selection event", where the members will introduce themselves in front of the fans, to see which one will be the fans' favorite. Participants will each choose one 'oshimen' out of the group, and they will get to shake hands with that member to receive the "fan no akashi (proof of bei

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  • SKE48 makes surprise announcement about new single, "Okie Dokie"!

    September 17, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    During their handshake and mini-live event in Nagoya on September 17th for their most recent single "Pareo wa Emerald", SKE48 made a surprise announcement about a new single! The manager of their theater stated, "The title is 'Okie Dokie'... and the release date is November 9th..." which sent the entire audience into an uproar. Member Matsui Rena jokingly commented, "It's a long-awaited announcement, but he said it too plainly, didn't he?

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  • NIS America announces 4 new titles at TGS 2011

    September 17, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    Gamers all over the world are hitting up Tokyo this weekend, as the Tokyo Game Show 2011 (TGS) opened it's doors to the public today (September 17th & 18th JST). As TGS gets underway, so are the some of the industries biggest gaming companies. Today NIS America announced at TGS that it will be releasing four games in America. "Disgaea: Netherworld Unbound" for Android; "Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2" for PlayStation 3; "Disgaea 3: Abs

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – September 12th~15th

    September 17, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    [caption id="attachment_190646" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Shaky... ("Arakawa Under the Bridge" - TBS)"][/caption] The drama prime time report for Monday~Thursday is here and we got ourselves a handful of dramas that aired their final episodes over those days. No dramatic changes regarding the ratings on Monday. "Zenkai Girl" (Fuji TV) is slowly climbing towards the 13% mark, while the midnight drama "Piece Vote" (NT

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  • "Kimi ni Todoke" to be released as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack!

    September 17, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

    Anime fans will be happy to know that NIS America will be releasing the popular anime, "Kimi ni Todoke" in a Blu-ray and DVD combo pack in January 2012. The series was supposed to be originally released this October, but according to NIS America, "in order to maximize our fans’ viewing experience and offer the highest quality product for fans of Kimi ni Todoke," they changed the date and release format. The first volume is a 'Premium E

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  • mihimaru GT announces new song, "One Time"!

    September 17, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    mihimaru GT has just updated their official website with information about a new song! According to the announcement, the song is titled "One Time" and will serve as the theme song to the movie "Quartet!". Stay tuned for more information on "One Time"! Source: mihimaru GT's Official Website

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  • Weekly Chaku-Uta Full Chart for 09/07~09/13

    September 17, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ' for short), has just released the combined weekly download chart for the week of September 7th to September 13th! The RIAJ works together with most of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME and many more. They then collect their weekly download numbers for the time span from Wednesday to Tuesday. This ranking, theref

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  • Listen to Kimura Kaela's new song, "Chocolate"!

    September 17, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    The full audio for Kimura Kaela's new song "Chocolate" has been revealed! "Chocolate" is one of the new tracks off her upcoming album, "8EIGHT8", which will be released on October 12th. The song is sure to charm listeners with its laid-back sweetness. Check out "Chocolate" below and let us know what you think!

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  • Do As Infinity to provide new theme song for "Sengoku BASARA"

    September 17, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    Do As Infinity will be providing the ending theme song for "Sengoku BASARA", the latest game in the popular series! The duo's latest song is titled "Tasogare", and will be released on November 16th as a single. Fans will get to hear the song in "Sengoku BASARA 3", which officially hits stores for both the PS3 and Wii on November 10th. The song is Do As Infinity's second tie-up with the series this year, after lending their song "Chikai" to

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  • "HUNTERxHUNTER" anime reveals details on opening & ending theme songs

    September 17, 2011 @ 9:22 am

    It's been announced that Ono Masatoshi, the vocalist of heavy metal band, GALNERYUS, will be singing the opening theme song for upcoming anime, "HUNTERxHUNTER"! [caption id="attachment_190480" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="GALNERYUS (Ono Masatoshi: second from left) "][/caption] Ono joined GALNERYUS in 2009, and they released the first album "RESURRECTION" in June 2o1o. Titled "departure", Ono's song for 'HUNTER X HUNTER' will

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