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  • SHAKALABBITS introduces their new member, YOSUKE

    December 31, 2011 @ 4:09 am

    On December 29th, rock band SHAKALABBITS appeared on an annual music festival ‘COUNTDOWN JAPAN 11/12’ and marking their first performance with new member and bassist YOSUKE, who is also the younger brother of their guitarist TAKE-C. YOSUKE will be replacing the former founding member KING who left the band on November 20th after their performance at Utsunomiya University. KING was this band’s bassist for 13 years and YOSUKE will take the ne

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  • Kikkawa Yuu unveils full PV for "Konna Watashi de Yokattara"!

    December 31, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    After teasing fans with previews earlier this month, idol soloist Kikkawa Yuu has finally revealed the full PV for her new song, "Konna Watashi de Yokattara"! The sweet PV features sweet close-up shots of the idol as she sings her latest tune, dance scenes, and even some adorable scenes of Kikkawa lip-syncing through puppets. Check out the PV for yourself below! Thanks to Brittni for the tip!

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu teams up with Mameshiba

    December 31, 2011 @ 2:25 am

    Harajuku fashion icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu recently revealed her latest collaboration with the adorable and quirky Mameshiba characters, advertising her upcoming single "Tsukema Tsukeru"! The commercial, which began airing on December 28th, features various Mameshibas with legs dance alongside Kyary and her back-up dancers in scenes from her "Tsukema Tsukeru" PV. These specially-designed Mameshibas were created under the direction of Kyary Pamyu

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  • The final movie of the "Odoru Daisousasen" series to be released next year

    December 31, 2011 @ 12:59 am

    It has been revealed that there is a new 'Odoru Daisousasen' movie in the works! Although this news is exciting, it comes with some bittersweet news as well. The popular series that stars Oda Yuji is said to come to a end with this new movie currently titled, 'Odoru Daisousasen THE FINAL'. The production crew has already began planning an 'Odoru Festival' to hype up the release of the final installment in September 2012. Oda, who has starred in

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  • NYC to perform on Kohaku with 244 members of Johnny's Jr.

    December 30, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    On December 29th, the rehearsal for the "62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" was held at the NHK Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo. At the rehearsal it was revealed that popular unit NYC (Nakayama Yuma, Yamada Ryosuke and Chinen Yuri) will be performing on Kohaku with a total 244 Johnny's Jr. boys as their back dancers.  It will be a performance with the biggest number of people in the long history of Kohaku. Though AKB48's performance on Kohaku will also ha

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  • Mano Erina announces new album, "More Friends Over"

    December 30, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

    It was announced that Mano Erina will be releasing her 3rd album titled "More Friends Over" on March 28th 2012! This will be her first album in over a year and 4 months since the release of her last album "MORE FRIENDS" which was released back in November 2010.  The album will contain some original songs like "Glory Days" and "Tenkiyohou ga Atattara." Mano will also release a new double A-side single "Tasogare Kousaten/Doki Doki Baby" o

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  • SUPER☆GiRLS' Maeshima Ami to release her 1st solo photobook

    December 30, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    SUPER☆GiRLS' youngest member, Maeshima Ami will be releasing her first solo photobook titled "Amita" on January 27th.  This will be the first time for any SUPER☆GiRLS member to release a solo photobook. "Amita" will consist of newly taken photos that were shot in Miyakojima, secret private shots of Maeshima Ami as a SUPER☆GiRLS member, and as a model of "Pichi Lemon". The photobook will also include a long interview. On the release day

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  • TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET to release a new album in March

    December 30, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    On December 28th, TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET announced that they will release a new album (title unknown) on March 14th, 2012! This is their first original album in three years since March 2009’s “BEYOND THE WORLD” and this new work will be released in two editions: CD + DVD and CD only versions. The title of this album and the playlist will be announced at the later date. Until then, vocalist Watanabe Hiroshi will appear on this year’s 'Kouha

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  • AKB48 wins Japan Record Award with "Flying Get"

    December 30, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    AKB48 has become the most unstoppable girl group this year after they nabbed the highly coveted Japan Record Award from the "The 53rd Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards"! On December 29th, the girls won the award for "Flying Get" at the New National Theatre in Tokyo. Seven years after their CD debut, all five singles released this year have sold over one million copies, and now they've captured this prestigious award with their 22nd single.

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  • AAA's Nishijima Takahiro to appear in NHK Taiga drama, "Taira no Kiyomori"

    December 30, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

    AAA’s Nishijima Takahiro (25) has been cast for the upcoming NHK Taiga drama, “Taira no Kiyomori”! Nishijima will play Taira no Yorimori, the younger brother of Taira no Kiyomori (played by Matsuyama Kenichi). He often confronts his older brother with his candid opinions, even amidst the friendly atmosphere of the Taira household. NHK offered this role to Nishijima after observing his acting skills in the 2009 film, “Ai no Mukidashi (Lo

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