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  • AKB48 opens official shop and cafe in Akihabara

    September 29, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    On September 29th, popular idol group AKB48 opened their official Akihabara shop “AKB48 CAFÉ & SHOP AKIHABARA” in Tokyo. Members Shinoda Mariko (25) and Takahashi Minami (20) appeared at the grand opening press conference along with the other members. Takahashi charmed the audience immediately when she bluntly said, “Please start the AKB conference as I wish to speak with fans.”  Watanabe Mayu (17) raised expectations on the types of m

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  • LM.C unveils PV for "The LOVE SONG"

    September 29, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    Earlier this month, rock band LM.C announced that their next single "The LOVE SONG" would be the opening theme song for anime series, "Nurarihyon no Mago ~Sennen Makyo~". The single will be released on November 9th and also be available on the band's first best-of album, "☆★Best the LM.C☆★2006-2011 SINGLES", which is due out October 12th. Since those releases seem far off, the band released their PV for "The LOVE SONG" to help tide over

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  • KinKi Kids announces new album, "K album"

    September 29, 2011 @ 7:14 am

    Pop duo KinKi Kids will be releasing their first new album in two years titled, "K album"! The album's theme is based on bonds, paths, gratitude, and passion. It's considered to be a type of memorial work tagged with some well-known names like Yamashita Tatsurou, Yoshida Takuro, Dreams Come True, Akimoto Yasushi and more. "K album" will arrive in two versions: a limited edition and a regular edition. The limited edition will come with a

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  • AKB48 releases dance PV for "Kaze wa fuiteiru"

    September 29, 2011 @ 5:37 am

    Throughout the month of September, idol group AKB48 has been hyping their fans up with their 23rd single, "Kaze wa Fuiteiru". The single is due out October 26th and a preview for its PV was previously released. The wait is finally over, as the group has unveiled the full video to "Kaze wa Fuiteiru". Check it out below! -

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  • SCANDAL to hold their first Nippon Budokan live in 2012

    September 29, 2011 @ 3:49 am

    Pop rock band SCANDAL have announced that they'll be holding their first live performance at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan on March 28th, 2012! This achievement will make SCANDAL the first girl band to perform at this prestigious venue in only five years and seven months since their formation. No other girl band achieved this in a shorter amount of time. Leader Haruna commented, "It's always been one of the biggest dreams for us as a band to p

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  • baroque officially announces their revival

    September 29, 2011 @ 2:22 am

    On September 28th, rock band baroque officially announced their revival through their website. They will be holding a one-man live called "baroque Re: First Live IN FUTURE" at the TOKYO DOME CITY HALL on January 6th, 2012. baroque is a four-member band comprised of with Ryo (Vo), Kei (G), Akira (G), and Bansaku (B).  The band was formed in 2001, and they made their major debut with "Gakidou" in July 2003. However, Bansaku left the band in

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  • Check out the Oricon comic chart for October 3rd

    September 29, 2011 @ 1:22 am

    Oricon has just unveiled their chart rankings for the best-selling comics for the week of October 3rd. Check out the top 5 below! ----- 1. "Kimi ni Todoke", the 14th volume - Shiina Karuho : (220,315) 2. "Ookiku Furikabutte", the 17th volume - Higuchi Asa : (190,016) 3. "Berserk", the 36th volume - Miura Kentoro : (170,819) 4. "SOUL EATER", the 20th volume - Okubo Atsushi : (143,818) 5. "Meitantei Conan", the 73rd

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for October 3rd

    September 29, 2011 @ 12:05 am

    Oricon is back with an update of who killed the charts this week for October 3rd. Check out the chart-toppers for CD singles, CD albums, and music DVDs below! ----- < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "Magic Power" - Hey! Say! JUMP : 9/21 (217,661) 2. "Jonetsu no Mariachi" - Hikawa Kiyoshi : 9/21 (60,167) 3. "Pistol" - Acid Black Cherry : 9/21 (48,689) 4. "One More Time" - Porno Graffitti : 9/21 (36,540) 5. "“Rising Su

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  • EXILE's ATSUSHI participates in BOYZ II MEN's upcoming album

    September 28, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    It's been revealed that EXILE's ATSUSHI will be making a guest appearance in the Japanese edition of BOYZ II MEN's new album, "TWENTY". In 2006, ATSUSHI was featured in BOYZ II MEN's original album, "The Remedy", on the collaboration song, "Muzak feat. ATSUSHI (EXILE)". Regarding their collaboration, member Wanya Morris commented, "ATSUSHI is an important page in our 20 year career. We wanted him to participate. Moreover, it's a wonderful

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  • 2PM's Taecyeon added to the cast of "Boku to Star no 99 Nichi"

    September 28, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    Fuji TV has just announced that 2PM's Taecyeon is going to become a regular on their upcoming Sunday drama "Boku to Star no 99 Nichi". "Boku to Star no 99 Nichi" stars Japanese actor Nishijima Hidetoshi and South Korean actress Kim Tae Hee as the two main characters. Earlier this month, it was already announced that the young actress Sakuraba Nanami was added to the cast, making Taecyeon the fourth known regular on the show. The sto

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