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  • Koyuki gives birth to her first child

    January 9, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    On January 8th, it was announced that actress Koyuki (35), the wife of actor Matsuyama Kenichi (26), gave birth to their first son on the 5th.  Though they did not reveal the details about the baby, such as the time of birth, name of the baby, reportedly, both Koyuki and the baby are in good condition, and Matsuyama witnessed the birth. Koyuki announced, "On January 5th, I gave birth to a boy safely.  Fortunately, both me and the baby are

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  • Every Little Thing promotes their new CM song "Landscape"

    January 9, 2012 @ 4:13 am

    Since their debut 15 years ago, coed group Every Little Thing has continued to lead.  To welcome this year of change, the group will aggressively take on the challenge of entering the overseas market. Their new song “Landscape” is a grand ballad.  It will be used as the CM song for Toyota’s Isis minivan.  During the group’s current 15th anniversary tour, Mochida's special edition version of the car will be displayed at concert venues.  Aft

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  • Korean band CNBLUE releases PV for "Where You Are"

    January 9, 2012 @ 2:15 am

    After wrapping up a winter tour in Tokyo last December, Korean band CNBLUE is starting the new year with a new single titled "Where You Are"! Having released a thirty-second teaser two weeks ago, Warner Music Japan revealed the full PV to the public today. Written and composed by member Yonghwa, "Where You Are" is receiving already receiving widespread praise both in Japan and Korea. Jonghyun also delivers a guitar solo that reaffirms CNBL

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  • Extended preview of upcoming BREAKERZ single "Miss Mystery"

    January 9, 2012 @ 1:54 am

    A few days ago, rock band, BREAKERZ released a short teaser of the PV of their new single, "Miss Mystery".  Although the single won't be released until January 25th, starting on January 7th, the song is being used as the 33rd opening theme song for anime 'Meitantei Conan'. Fans of the anime have uploaded a clip of the opening sequence of the show.  The first verse of "Miss Mystery " can be hear playing in the background of the clip. Che

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  • Mr.Children announces the release of 2 best albums + nationwide tour!

    January 9, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    It was announced that Mr.Children will simultaneously release two 'best of' albums titled "Mr.Children 2001-2005<micro>" and "Mr.Children 2005-2010<macro>" on May 10th.  They also plan to hold a nationwide tour called "Mr.Children Tour POPSAURUS 2012." This year is the 20th anniversary for Mr.Children since their debut mini album "Everything" on May 10th 1992.  Their activities on the anniversary year will be with the theme of

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  • Kashiwagi Yuki announces the release of French Kiss' 5th single & 1st album

    January 8, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

    Kashiwagi Yuki revealed on her blog that AKB48's sub unit French Kiss' 5th single is currently under the production.  They will also release their 1st album within the year. According to Kashiwagi's blog entry, the announcement was made during French Kiss' live event held at Makuhari Messe on January 7th, and it seems like the members were not informed about the release either. Stay tuned on tokyohive for further details on French Kiss'

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  • Kalafina kicks off their nationwide tour

    January 8, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

    After releasing their 3rd studio album “After Eden” a few months earlier, on January 7th, 3-woman vocal group Kalafina kicked off their nationwide tour at NHK Osaka Hall. Wakana, Keiko, and Hikaru appeared on the Eden-like stage and greeted fans with “We want to make this the best opening day with everyone here”. The group performed 21 songs including “Eden” and their song “Magia,” which served as the ending theme for the television ani

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  • AKB48's Sashihara Rino to make a solo debut under avex trax

    January 8, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

    It was announced that AKB48/Not yet member Sashihara Rino will soon be making her solo debut. This surprising announcement was made during a handshake event for AKB48's latest single "Ue kara Mariko". The news was even a shock to Sashihara, who had no idea that she would be getting a solo debut. Her solo debut single (title unknown yet) will be released in March, under avex trax, as the theme song for her first starring drama "Muse no Kagami

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  • Dream Morning Musume releases full PV for "Shining Butterfly"

    January 8, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    Earlier we reported the full audio for Dream Morning Musume's upcoming single "Shining Butterfly".  Though not scheduled for release until February 15th, the full PV has already been revealed to gather anticipation for the single. Ishikawa Rika steals the scene as a furious hostess who sees her man stroll into the bar with Kei Yasuda and Kusumi Koharu on his arms. It looks like all hell is about to break loose in that bar, but in the end,

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  • Kikkawa Yuu releases PV for "Early Snow"

    January 8, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    The PV for Kikkawa Yuu's "Early Snow" has been revealed. "Early Snow" is the B-side to Kikkawa Yuu's latest single, 'Konna Watashi de Yokattara'. Since the single was released just after Christmas, Yuu is seen smiling with a cute Rudolph accessory on her nose. As for the rest of her shots, the director decided to focus on the feelings of wonder and warmth brought on by the very first snow. Check out her PV below: Tip: kairi

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