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  • capsule to release new album in March

    December 27, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

    It's been reported that electronic duo capsule will be releasing a new album on March 7th. capsule's new album is currently untitled, but it's been revealed that it will contain featured songs from the upcoming movie, "Liar Game: Reborn". The album will come in a regular edition and a limited edition with a bonus track CD. Additionally on March 2nd, Nakata Yasutaka will be releasing the official soundtrack for "Liar Game: Reborn". This

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  • Check out a preview of BRIGHT's new song, "Kimi ga Iru Kara ~Kokoro no Tonari de~"!

    December 27, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

    Pop group BRIGHT has just revealed a PV preview for their upcoming song, "Kimi ga Iru Kara ~Kokoro no Tonari de~" through avex network's official YouTube channel! "Kimi ga Iru Kara ~Kokoro no Tonari de~" is the title track of the group's latest single, which will be released on February 15th, and also serves as the theme song for the BeeTV drama "Kiss x kiss x Kiss chapter2". Fans of BRIGHT who can't wait until then can listen to the entir

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  • A.B.C-Z reveals details on their debut DVD

    December 27, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

    On February 1st, Johnny's Jr. group A.B.C-Z will be releasing their debut DVD, "Za ABC ~5stars~". A.B.C-Z is a 5-member group comprised of Tsukada Ryoichi, Kawai Fumito, Hashimoto Ryosuke, Totsuka Shota, and Goseki Koichi. Known for their acrobatic stunts, the group has been active in Johnny's Jr. concerts, musicals, and stage plays. The DVD will feature a video clip for the title song, a 'dance clip' of "Suna no Glass", off-shots, and

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  • V6 announces their 1st single for 2012 "Bari Bari BUDDY!"

    December 27, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    V6 has announced that they will be releasing their 1st single for 2012 titled "Bari Bari BUDDY!" on February 15th. The title track "Bari Bari BUDDY!" will be used as the CM song for Eabara's "Ougon no Aji" in which Coming Century is starring in.  The single will also have a follow up song titled "POISON PEACH" which is currently being used as the ending theme song for V6's regular program "Otoko no Hen search!!" There will be three edit

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  • 262 foot wide wide poster for AKB48's new documentary placed in Shinjuku

    December 27, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    To advertise popular idol group AKB48's upcoming documentary movie "DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 Show must go on Shoujo-tachi wa Kizu Tsukinagara, Yume wo Miru", a gigantic, 80 meter (262 feet) poster has been put up inside the promenade at the Tokyo subway's Shinjuku Station. The poster, which takes up enough space for approximately eighty regular B0 size posters, features the girls of AKB48 behind the scenes of their live performances on stage.

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  • TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE announces the release of new single & album in March

    December 27, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    Five-member girl group, TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE will be releasing a new single and a new album in back to back weeks in March 2012. The new single is scheduled to be released on March 7th, while they will release their 2nd original full album a week later on March 14th.  Both the single and album will come with three different editions; limited edition (CD+DVD),regular edition (CD+DVD), and other regular edition (CD), and each edition will have

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  • Check out the track lists for SCANDAL's new single + best album!

    December 27, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    After announcing that they would be releasing a new best-of album titled "SCANDAL SHOW", SCANDAL has revealed the track list for both "SCANDAL SHOW" and their upcoming single, "HARUKAZE"! As tokyohive previously reported, "HARUKAZE" will be the opening theme for the popular anime, 'BLEACH'. The two limited edition versions of the single will each feature a different cover, one of Aqua Timez and the other of ORANGE RANGE. Check out the tra

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  • w-inds. announces release of new single, "FLY HIGH"

    December 27, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    w-inds. has just revealed that they will be releasing their 31st single "FLY HIGH" on February 22nd! As the trio begins their 11th year together, they plan to reach higher goals with their "dance beat number", which reportedly boasts a impressive choreography. "FLY HIGH" will be available in four different versions: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD+DVD), Limited Edition C (CD+DVD), and a regular CD-only version. Each CD+D

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel's HYDE to release his autobiography

    December 27, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    HYDE (of L'Arc~en~Ciel/VAMPS) has announced that he'll be releasing his autobiography on January 29th! The news has caused a surge of anticipation in the J-rock industry, since HYDE rarely discloses his personal information. In fact, HYDE guards his private life so closely that many of his long-time fans (including those from L'Arc~en~Ciel's formation in 1991) don't know his full name. The autobiography was proposed by HYDE himself, who

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  • Kanno Yoko composes opening theme for 2011 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    December 27, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    Celebrated composer Kanno Yoko has composed the opening theme song to the 62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen. Kanno is known for scoring a multitude of popular anime series, such as "Macross F", "Sousei no Aquarion", and "Ghost in the Shell". The bright, hopeful opening theme serves an important purpose -- it will play during the opening segment by Kohaku hosts Arashi and actress Inoue Mao, as well as during the artist introductions. Kanno commen

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