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  • AKB48's Team 4 appoints team captain + adds 2 members

    July 25, 2011 @ 12:10 am

    [caption id="attachment_175960" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="L to R: Oba Mina, Iriyama Anna, Abe Maria"][/caption] AKB48 has officially appointed a captain for Team 4! According to an announcement on the idol group's official blog, Team 4's captain is now ninth generation member Oba Mina. Additionally, two new members, Abe Maria and Iriyama Anna, have been added to the group. Congratul

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  • Ikimonogakari performs with TUBE's Maeda Nobuteru in Yokohama!

    July 24, 2011 @ 11:10 pm

    On July 24th, Ikimonogakari held their second consecutive concert at Yokohama Stadium. While the show was a huge hit from start to finish, the encore ended the night on an exuberant note, as TUBE’s vocalist, Maeda Nobuteru (46), made a surprise appearance during that stage. Maeda proposed that Ikimonogakari and TUBE collaborate for a charity live at Kugenuma Kaigan in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture. Ikimonogakari’s Yoshioka Kiyoe (27) respo

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  • The pairings for AKB48's 24th single event, "Senbatsu Janken Taikai", announced!

    July 24, 2011 @ 10:18 pm

    On July 24th, AKB48 completed the last day of their first Dome concerts, 'Yossha~ Ikuzo~! In Seibu Dome', held on the 22nd, 23rd, and the 24th at Seibu Dome in Saitama.  During the last concert, they announced the pairings for their 24th single event, “Senbatsu Janken Taikai".  Last year’s champion, Uchida Mayumi (17) will be competing against Sashihara Rino (18) this year. Check out the other pairings for the first match below! -----

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  • Mizuki Nana announces 2-day concert at the Tokyo Dome!

    July 24, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    On July 24th, singer/voice actress Mizuki Nana announced, during her live at Saitama Super Arena, that she will be holding her first Tokyo Dome concert on December 3rd and 4th. This will be the first time a voice actress will perform at Tokyo Dome, and she will also be the 8th solo female artist to make this brilliant achievement. Mizuki reported, "My next live has been determined! The venue is Tokyo Dome!", in tears. The crowd of 25,000 p

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  • Hello! Project Eggs get their own official Twitter!

    July 24, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

    On July 24th, the Hello! Project Eggs officially opened their own Twitter account! The first tweet on the account reads, "Today, the Hello! Pro Eggs had a photo shoot! The photo is of new member Taguchi (Natsumi). She appears in the Pizza-La CM that's on air right now." The tweet also includes a picture of Taguchi, suggesting that there will be more personal updates of each Hello! Project Egg in the future. Make sure to follow their Twi

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  • Music Japan performances for July 24th

    July 24, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    This week's episode of Music Japan was one fans couldn't miss. The July 24th broadcast featured Tohoshinki with a great performance of their new song "Superstar", NMB48's upbeat performance of "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo", and a solid live by D☆DATE. Singers Hirahara Ayaka and Yusuke also joined the group with their own new songs. Check out Hirahara Ayaka and Yusuke's performances below! - "Ohisama ~Taisetsu na Anata e~" - Hirahara

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  • Tohoshinki breaks it down with "Superstar" on Music Japan!

    July 24, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    Pop duo Tohoshinki appeared on the July 24th broadcast of Music Japan to give a powerful performance of their latest song, "Superstar"! Before performing, the two members sat down with the hosts of Music Japan to talk about summertime.  During their brief chat Yunho admitted that he's a terrible swimmer, shared a cool parasol with Changmin, and more. Check out their talk and performance below!

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  • fumika to sing the theme song for movie, "HAYABUSA"

    July 24, 2011 @ 6:23 pm

    The theme song of actress Takeuchi Yuko’s upcoming movie, 'HAYABUSA', will be sung by fumika! fumika is an up-and-coming singer who won the Grand Prix award in the very first 'Recochoku Audition'. The theme song is a ballad titled “Taisetsu na Hikari”.  This will be fumika's second single. When asked to explain why he choose this new singer to provide the theme song, director Tsutsumi Yukihiko said, “I was searching for a voice and song

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  • NMB48 rocks out with "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo" on Music Japan!

    July 24, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

    NMB48 rocked the Music Japan stage on July 24th with a performance of their debut song, "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo"! After giving an energetic live, the girls embarked on a series of "athletic" challenges, where the girls try to outlast each other at arm hangs, the "air chair", balancing on one leg, and staying on a balance ball. Check out their performance below, and see who wins their challenges!

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  • D☆DATE performs "DAY BY DAY" on Music Japan!

    July 24, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

    On the July 24th episode of Music Japan, D☆DATE gave an energetic performance of their new song "DAY BY DAY"! Prior to going on stage, the boys of D☆DATE sat down for a talk with Perfume.  During the discussion, they showed off their special impressions and shared some of their favorite things. Check out their talk and performance after the jump!

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