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  • Vanilla Beans to release new single in April

    February 14, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Idol group Vanilla Beans has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "Choco Mint Flavor Time", on April 11th. Though there's little information on the single at this time,  it's been revealed that it will come in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will contain four songs and two instrumentals, while the regular edition will come with only four tracks. Additionally, Vanilla Beans will be featured on the

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  • NMB48 creates a new Oricon chart record with their 3rd single, "Junjou U-19"

    February 14, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    On February 8th, NMB48 released their third single, “Junjou U-19”, and it's already sold 329,000 copies in its first week! Not only that, but the single has also topped the Oricon Single Ranking for the week of February 20th. This marks NMB48's third single topping the Oricon charts in its first week -- their previous singles, “Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo” and “Oh My God!”, had also placed a triumphant first on their release weeks. With

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  • GACKT reveals the full PV for "UNTIL THE LAST DAY"

    February 14, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    Rock star GACKT has unleashed the music video for his latest single, "UNTIL THE LAST DAY"! As the theme song for the CG anime film, "Dragon Age -Blood Mage no Seisen-", this four-minute video provides various footage from the animated film. GACKT also dressed up as a knight while he sings passionately on a medieval set. The single is set for release on February 22nd. Check out the video below! === </p&g

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  • Two members from JKT48 resigns from group

    February 14, 2012 @ 6:28 am

    [caption id="attachment_220842" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="L: Siti Gayatri, R: Intan Pratama Ilham"][/caption] It's been reported that JKT48 members Siti Gayatri and Intan Ratama Ilham have resigned from the group. According to the announcement, both girls requested to resign from the group in order to focus on their studies. After much deliberation from both parties, the management accepted the girls' decisions. Below are

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  • Ieiri Leo ranks high on recochoku prior to her debut

    February 14, 2012 @ 5:08 am

    The much-praised 17-year-old singer and songwriter Ieiri Leo, who is still going to senior high school, is finally going to make her official debut with her single "Sabrina" on February 15th. Online and mobile music portal Recochoku exclusively started distributing the full song for download prior to her debut and it already made it into the top five of the daily ranking for February 12th. Ieiri commented about the success, "This is a song

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  • Omasa Aya produces her first line of wedding dresses

    February 14, 2012 @ 3:47 am

    On February 13th, actress Omasa Aya attended a fashion show for her wedding dress brand, "Musee de Aya". Omasa burst into tears as she received a congratulatory flower bouquet. "To make one dress, I had the support of many people. Each and every one of the dresses are important to me," she expressed. Omasa then added, "I was very nervous since yesterday, I started crying because I was relieved. I'm very happy to be able to show everyone the

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  • 34-minute version drama adaptation of AKB48's single, "GIVE ME FIVE!" revealed

    February 14, 2012 @ 2:45 am

    Popular idol group AKB48 has now revealed their 34-minute drama adaptation of their upcoming single "GIVE ME FIVE!", which is scheduled for release on February 15th). Directed by Sugita Shigemichi, this particular drama format music video follows the story of four girls, Ogata Atsuko (Maeda Atsuko), a girl whose parents are divorced, and works hard at a ramen shop for her alcoholic father; Kobayashi Yuki (Kashiwagi Yuki), who suffers from

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  • Momoiro Clover Z performs at Fukushima Spa Resort as a support live

    February 14, 2012 @ 12:25 am

    On February 12th, five-member idol unit Momoiro Clover Z performed a support live at Fukushima Spa Resort Hawaiian Dance for their reopening event. Just two summers ago, this idol group filmed the music video “Coco Natsu” (released back on November 2010) at this very place and as a repayment to their favor (for hosting their music video filming), the group decided to perform here as a support live. As a result, the seats for this live were sold

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  • Sakai Masato & Aragaki Yui to star as lawyers in new drama 'Legal High'

    February 13, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    Fuji TV has just announced another new drama for the upcoming spring season titled, 'Legal High'. This new drama will star actor Sakai Masato and actress Aragaki Yui as lawyers who aren't really that fond of each other. 'Legal High' is an original and thrilling comedy written by popular scriptwriter Kosawa Ryota (the "ALWAYS" series). The title "legal high" means "to get high on law", which is a direct hint at the main character, lawyer '

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  • Berryz Koubou to release new album + single

    February 13, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    Good news for fans of idol group Berryz Koubou as there's news that they will be releasing their new album, "Ai no Album (8)", on February 22nd. The group will also release a new single, titled "Be Genki (Naseba Naru!), on March 21st. "Ai no Album (8)" is Berryz Koubou's 8th original album, and their first since "(7) Berryz Times", which was released 11 months ago. It will contain a total of 10 tracks including their hit singles, "Aa, Yo g

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