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  • Sandaime J Soul Brothers reveal short PV for "Fighters"

    August 10, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    Back in June, we revealed that the Sandaime J Soul Brothers would be providing the theme song for NTV's late-night drama, "Rokudenashi BLUES", which stars EXILE's MATSU and KENCHI. A short PV has been uploaded onto avex's official YouTube channel, and the song was revealed to be called "Fighters". This short PV - labelled mysteriously as "Round 1" - features some serious action scenes that had the J Soul Brothers duking it out in the alleys

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  • Fairies reveal covers + track list for "Kiss More/Song for You"

    August 10, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    tokyohive just announced that new dance/vocal group Fairies announced the release date of their debut single, "More Kiss/Song for You". Now, we've got the follow-up  on the track list info! This double A-side single will come in three versions: 'Limited Edition A', 'Limited Edition B', and 'Regular Edition'. 'Limited Edition A' will come with a DVD that includes the music videos to both songs. 'Limited Edition B' will come with a CD onl

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  • Masaki Yuka pole-dances at a release event for her upcoming single, "Change Myself"

    August 10, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

    On August 9th, pop singer Masaki Yuka presented her new song, "Change Myself", at Velours in Aoyama. For the song, Masaki collaborated with world champion pole-dancer/dancer for Cirque du Soleil, Sato Mai. After just two days of practice, Masaki - who belonged to a handball club in junior high and high school, and was chosen as a U-16 all-Japan Junior Player - was already given the title 'athlete singer'. The two gave a fascinating pole da

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  • Kato Miliyah & Shimizu Shota perform "Believe" on "HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ"

    August 10, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    On this week's episode of "HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champs" R&B singers Kato Miliyah and Shimizu Shota made an appearance to promote their new single, "Believe". Check out the dynamic duo's performance below. --

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  • bump.y performs "Kiss!" on 'HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ'

    August 10, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    On the August 8th episode of "HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ", bump.y performed their newest single, "Kiss!". Decked out in sailor-inspired striped outfits, the girls gave an enthusiastic performance on stage. It's been revealed that their song was created by the same producer who worked for popular idol group KARA. Check out their super happy performance below! -

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  • Wakatsuki Chinatsu's apparel brand "WC" to close two stores

    August 10, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    Talento Wakatsuki Chinatsu announced on her official blog that two stores for her apparel brand "WC" will be closing in late August. According to her August 8th blog entry, the Harajuku shop will close on the 21st and the Shibuya 109 shop will close on the 31st. Wakatsuki reported, "I have an important, perhaps unfortunate news for everyone." She then wrote about her sadness on parting with Shibuya 109. "WC" is a girls clothing brand ba

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  • Check out two of Tanimura Nana's unreleased PVs!

    August 10, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    Singer Tanimura Nana has just released her best-of album titiled, "NANA BEST". The album contains all her singles from her debut with "Again" to her latest hit, "TOXIC", which was released in November 2010. This new album also contains two extra songs called "Gimme mo" and "My Way". Nana will be holding a  CD release party on August 14th at the Tokyo Tower Garden, and it's free for all who wish to attend. Without further ado, check o

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  • SID reveals title of new single + track list

    August 10, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    In July, tokyhive reported that Visual Kei band SID would be releasing a new single this year. At the time, the single was untitled... until now! Their new single is called "Itsuka", and it'll be released on September 28th. "Itsuka" will also be the opening theme song to TBS's "CDTV" music show starting in September. "Itsuka" is the band's first single in 10 months. It was written by the band's guitarist, Shinji, while the coupling song "

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  • HAN-KUN releases charity song, "Beautiful Days"

    August 10, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    HAN-KUN of Japanese reggae band Shounan no Kaze has just released his charity song, "BEAUTIFUL DAYS" through music shop, TSUTAYA. The single is ony ¥525, and proceeds will go towards a disaster relief organization to help those who were affected by the Tohoku earthquake in March. HAN-KUN's label, TOYS FACTORY, has just uploaded the song onto their official YouTube channel, so take a listen to the song below. http://www.youtube.com/watc

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  • AKB48's Minegishi Minami gets embarassed during Team K's performance

    August 10, 2011 @ 8:36 am

    Could you imagine performing in front of your friends as an idol? That’s what happened to AKB48's Minegishi Minami at the August 9th performance of Team K’s theater show. This specific show was a girls-only show, which was quite refreshing for the members. Minegishi writes, “It felt fresh to hear those high-pitched cheers!!! I was happy. Thank you (*・・*)”. But, singing in front of girls isn’t what made Minegishi feel embarrassed. Some

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