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  • Gravia idol Kumada Yoko to debut as a novelist

    July 30, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    Gravia idol Kumada Yoko will debut as a novelist with a collection of short stories called, "Calorie Control". The novel is about the daily lives of four women - an office lady, a high school student, a university student, and a nurse - who are all taking on the challenges of dieting. It's said to realistically depict the mental states of women in their teens and twenties as they find love stories, hold dreams for the future, and worry abo

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  • Ziyoou-Vachi to make major debut with album, "Kujaku"

    July 30, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    Ziyoou-Vachi will be making their major debut with the album, "Kujaku", on September 7th! The group gained widespread attention when they announced their major debut at their one-man live in June. "Kujaku" will contain a total of eight songs; the title of the songs and additional details about the album will be announced at a later date. Starting October 7th, Ziyoou-Vachi will hold their second one-man tour titled, "Kujaku Fujin", in Toky

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  • KARA's Gyuri attends press conference for "200 Pounds Beauty"

    July 30, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    [caption id="attachment_177613" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="L to R: Oh Man Suk, Park Gyuri, Sungje, Bada, Lee Jong Hyuk"][/caption] On July 29th, KARA’s leader Gyuri (23) and her fellow actors/singers attended a press conference for their new musical “Bijou wa Tsurai no” (Being Beautiful Is Painful), also known as “200 Pounds Beauty”. The musical is based off of  Suzuki Yumiko's manga, “Kanna-san Daiseikou Desu!”, and it's also b

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  • 'a-nation' artists are selling their songs at half-price!

    July 30, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    avex artists will be kicking off their live event “a-nation 10th Anniversary for Life Charge & Go! Weider in Jelly” on July 30th. To celebrate, mu-mo will be holding a special project starting on July 29th! This project will select three random names from a lottery to receive signed goods from TRF, Every Little Thing, Hamasaki Ayumi, Koda Kumi, Do As Infinity, Suzuki Ami, AAA, Goto Maki, GIRL NEXT DOOR, ICONIQ, mihimaru GT, SEAMO, Toho

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  • SS501's Kim Hyun Joong announces his first nationwide concert in Japan

    July 30, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    Kim Hyun Joong (25), the leader of popular Korean group SS501, announced on July 29th that he will hold his first nationwide concert in Japan! at Fuji TV’s event, “Odaiba Gashukoku” on July 29th. Kim Hyun Joong gained his popularity in Japan through the Korean versions of the dramas “Hana Yori Dango” and “Itazura na Kiss”. Thus, he attracted a crowd of 6,000 fans for Fuji TV's event, 'Odaiba Gashukoku', where he danced to three songs from h

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  • Sayonara Ponytail reveal a fresh PV for their new song, "Mukiryoku Switch"

    July 30, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    Sayonara Ponytail have just uploaded the PV to their latest song, “Mukiryoku Switch”, onto their official YouTube channel! Sayonara Ponytail’s music videos generally consist of illustrations, but this time they actually used real girls to give off a fresh schoolgirl theme. The videographer was none other than Aoyama Yuki, whom you may know from his famous photobook, “Schoolgirl Complex”. Check out the PV below! http://www.youtube.com/

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  • SKE48 to start their "Pareo wa Emerald" nationwide handshake event this weekend!

    July 30, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    Idol group SKE48 will begin their nationwide handshake event on July 31st in commemoration of their new single, “Pareo wa Emerald”, which was released on the 27th. The girls will start at Tokyo’s Tokyo Big Sight before moving onto five more venues for a total of six handshake events. The event will be attended by 38 girls - 16 senbatsu members as well as the red team and white team. Unfortunately, Kuwabara Mizuki will not be able to make th

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  • 2PM reveals their PV for "I'm Your Man"

    July 30, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    Korean idol group 2PM are ready to proclaim that "I'm Your Man"! The boys have just revealed their music video for "I'm Your Man", their second Japanese single. Dressed to the nines in slick black suits, 2PM delivers a killer performance in both their acting and dance. They even incorporate their neckties into their choreography! Check out their sexy video below: Tip: greenmello

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  • OGRE YOU ASSHOLE's Hiraide Norihito decides to leave the band

    July 30, 2011 @ 9:08 am

    It's been announced that Hiraide Norihito, the bassist from rock band OGRE YOU ASSHOLE's, will be leaving the band. The reason for Hiraide's withdrawal was not due to directional differences in music, nor was it caused by any friction in his relationships with the other members. His decision was made after careful considerations of his future. Hiraide will perform on stage for the last time on August 5th at "ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2001".

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 to hold debut concert at the Tokyo Dome in August

    July 30, 2011 @ 8:07 am

    Johnny’s Entertainment group, Kis-My-Ft2, have announced that they will be performing at the Tokyo Dome on August 28th! This particular event is generating a lot of buzz since their debut CD is scheduled to drop on August 10th, and the boys have already secured a large concert 18 days later. This is the fastest time in the history of the Tokyo Dome that any group has ever book a performance in such a short period of time between their deb

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