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  • Drama Prime Time Report – January 9th~12th

    January 14, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

    [caption id="attachment_215161" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – January 9th~12th"][/caption] Ten new dramas are featured in this week's first Drama Prime Time Report. From ending planners, hungry rock bands to dirty mamas, there was a great variety of new stories, but they all were overshadowed by a strawberry night. Which of them can stay near or even above the 15.0% mark this season? It will be interesting

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  • Kuroki Meisa reveals previews for upcoming album, 'UNLOCKED'

    January 14, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    Singer Kuroki Meisa has just released a digest of previews for her upcoming album, 'UNLOCKED'! On January 14th, Kuroki Meisa's official Facebook page shared a compilation of previews for 'UNLOCKED', which include the first seven tracks of the album. Fans got to hear snippets of "Hit the Road", "Shake it Off", "Wired Life", "One More Drama", "Take Me Away", "Flash Light", and "Woman's Worth". As reported earlier, 'UNLOCKED' comes with 14 t

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  • Nishino Kana attends the 'Mie Prefecture Restaurant Fair'

    January 14, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    On January 13th, singer Nishino Kana (22) attended an opening event for the ‘Mie Prefecture Restaurant Fair’ as a tourism ambassador for her hometown in that prefecture. The singer came to promote hijiki (dark strips of edible seaweed), a regional specialty of Mie Prefecture. Since food plays an important part in our memories, Nishino felt inspired to describe a moment from her childhood. “I played a lot in areas where we could play kick-th

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  • Sakamoto Maaya to voice act for "Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito"

    January 14, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    It's been revealed that Sakamoto Maaya will be voice acting in the new anime, "Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito". Sakamoto will portray the character of 'Reira Marukaru', the heroine of the story. "Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito" is the latest project from the popular anime series, "Code Geass". It will be directed by Akane Kazuki, and the character designs will be done by CLAMP. It was also reported that Sakamoto will be providing the theme

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel to invite 777 fans to their special free live at LIQUIDROOM ebisu

    January 14, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    Rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel has announced that they will be holding a special free live, "One Night Only L'Arc~en~Ciel Premium Night", on April 20th at the LIQUIDROOM ebisu. L'Arc~en~Ciel will invite 777 lucky fans who purchase their new album, "BUTTERFLY". Since L'Arc~en~Ciel has been holding large-scale concerts in recent years, it's an exciting opportunity for fans to experience the band's music in a more intimate setting. It's also been

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  • MUCC reveals details on their new single, "NIRVANA"

    January 14, 2012 @ 5:51 am

    Visual kei band MUCC has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "Nirvana", on March 7th. As previously reported, the title track is currently the opening theme song for the anime series, "Inu×Boku SS". It was written and composed by member Miya, and is described as an electro tune with a sense of speed. The single will come in three different versions: a limited edition with a DVD, a CD-only regular edition, and a limit

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  • Fudanjuku talks about their brand new single "Kaze Ikki" for Kawaii Girl Japan

    January 14, 2012 @ 4:05 am

    Idol group Fudanjuku is the star of Kawaii Girl Japan's latest interview, giving fans a deeper look at their upcoming single "Kaze Ikki"! In the interview, the members introduce the latest additions to the group, Aiba Kensui (Hasegawa Ai) and Yukimura Ryouma (Fukumi Maki), as well as talk about their upcoming single, their goals for 2012, and more. Check out the video interview below! Source: Kawaii Girl Japan Official YouTube Chan

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  • moumoon reveals PV for "Tomodachi/Koibito"!

    January 14, 2012 @ 12:18 am

    Music unit moumoon has just unveiled yet another PV from their upcoming album,"No Night Land"! "Tomodachi/Koibito" is a sweet and gentle song, a theme that gets echoed in the PV through the beautiful forest scenery surrounding the duo's vocalist, YUKA. The song will be available on February 8th, along with the rest of moumoon's album. Check out the full PV below the cut!

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  • Cast members appear for "Lucky Seven" press conference

    January 13, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    On January 12th, stars of the new Fuji TV getsuku or primetime drama, “Lucky Seven” including (Mondays, 9PM) – Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun (28), Eita (29), Ōizumi Yō (38), Matsushima Nanako (38), and  Naka Riisa (22) –  appeared at a press conference for the drama held in Tokyo.  The drama is set to begin airing on January 16th. With the theme of "the bonds of friendship" and the “Kitashinagawa Lucky Detective Agency” as the setting of the dr

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  • Listen to the radio recording for AKB48's upcoming single, "GIVE ME FIVE!"

    January 13, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

    On January 13th, the radio recording of popular idol group AKB48's first single of the year, "GIVE ME FIVE!" was revealed. Their 25th single, scheduled for release on February 15th, has also been used as a promotional song for Apamanshop CM as well. Unlike their previous spring-based singles, this song is upbeat and energetic as you can hear in this 2-minute airplay on the radio. Check it out and share your thoughts below! Tip: j

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