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  • Listen to Kimura Kaela's new song, "Chocolate"!

    September 17, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    The full audio for Kimura Kaela's new song "Chocolate" has been revealed! "Chocolate" is one of the new tracks off her upcoming album, "8EIGHT8", which will be released on October 12th. The song is sure to charm listeners with its laid-back sweetness. Check out "Chocolate" below and let us know what you think!

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  • Do As Infinity to provide new theme song for "Sengoku BASARA"

    September 17, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    Do As Infinity will be providing the ending theme song for "Sengoku BASARA", the latest game in the popular series! The duo's latest song is titled "Tasogare", and will be released on November 16th as a single. Fans will get to hear the song in "Sengoku BASARA 3", which officially hits stores for both the PS3 and Wii on November 10th. The song is Do As Infinity's second tie-up with the series this year, after lending their song "Chikai" to

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  • "HUNTERxHUNTER" anime reveals details on opening & ending theme songs

    September 17, 2011 @ 9:22 am

    It's been announced that Ono Masatoshi, the vocalist of heavy metal band, GALNERYUS, will be singing the opening theme song for upcoming anime, "HUNTERxHUNTER"! [caption id="attachment_190480" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="GALNERYUS (Ono Masatoshi: second from left) "][/caption] Ono joined GALNERYUS in 2009, and they released the first album "RESURRECTION" in June 2o1o. Titled "departure", Ono's song for 'HUNTER X HUNTER' will

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  • 'Music Station' performances for September 16th

    September 17, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    This week's 'Music Station' had a smashing line-up of performances! We previously posted AKB48's stage of "Flying Get", now check out Koda Kumi, Tohoshinki, Hey! Say! JUMP, and more below! (Unfortunately, Hamasaki Ayumi was unable to perform today due to an illness that prevented her from flying back to Japan). - < EXILE - 'Rising Sun' > - < Koda Kumi - 'Ai wo Tomenaide' > - < Tohoshinki - 'B.U.T (B

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  • CLAMP X GACKT collaborate for theater play, "MOON SAGA: Yoshitsune Hiden"!

    September 17, 2011 @ 7:41 am

    Two colossal giants in the spheres of anime and music have come together for a wild collaboration! Manga-ka CLAMP and musician GACKT have teamed up to bring an original work to life next year. In July 2012, GACKT will star in a theatre play called 'MOON SAGA Yoshitsune Hiden' ('MOON SAGA: The Secret of Yoshitsune'). It's scheduled to run for one and a half months from July 15th to August 26th, 2012. GACKT will play the lead role of "Minam

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi cancels "Music Station" performance due to poor health

    September 17, 2011 @ 5:51 am

    Pop singer Hamasaki Ayumi did not appear on the September 16th "Music Station 25th Anniversary Special", causing many of her fans to worry. According to an announcement on her official website, Hamasaki was in such poor physical condition that she could not make the flight back from New York to Japan, causing her to miss the program. Others featured on this highly-anticipated broadcast of Music Station include AKB48, EXILE, Koda Kumi, Toh

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  • SMAP holds their first oversea concert in Beijing

    September 17, 2011 @ 4:18 am

    Popular group SMAP held a live concert at the Workers Stadium in Beijing, thus marking their very first overseas concert! It was a long-cherished wish for SMAP to hold a live concert overseas. They had originally scheduled a concert in Shanghai last year, which got cancelled twice due to social circumstances. But as they say, the third time's the charm, and the boys managed to wildly rouse their 40,000-member audience. The SMAP members fel

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  • Morning Musume performs their new song on "Happy Music"!

    September 17, 2011 @ 3:16 am

    Idol group Morning Musume appeared on the latest broadcast of 'Happy Music' to perform their new song, "Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo!" Check out their talk segment and performance below! - Talk - Performance Thanks to Maryam for the tip!

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  • Kago Ai gets discharged from the hospital

    September 17, 2011 @ 1:59 am

    On September 17th, former Morning Musume member Kago Ai, who attempted suicide on September 11th, updated her personal Twitter  and revealed that she's been discharged from the hospital. She apologized to her fans for causing so much trouble, and wrote, "[...] While being hospitalized, I received very warm messages of encouragement from all of you. Thank you very much. I'm doing fine again now and I was discharged from the hospital today!

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  • Kuriyama Chiaki joins Toda Erika, Kase Ryo for "SPEC" movie

    September 17, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    Back in July, we reported that TBS's popular drama "SPEC" (which starred Toda Erika and Kase Ryo) would get a movie adaptation temporarily titled, "SPEC ~Ten". While we knew that Toda and Kase would reclaim their roles, it's been announced that they'll be joined by actress Kuriyama Chiaki! Kuriyama will be playing the role of 'Aokie Satoko', an officer of the Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office. She used to belong to the Special Investiga

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