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  • S/mileage reveals new profile photos for "Chotto Matte Kudasai!"

    January 2, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    On January 2nd, S/mileage's official homepage received a makeover with some new profile pictures of the six members. In anticipation of their new single, "Chotto Matte Kudasai!", Hello! Project updated the girls' profiles with images of them in costume. The colorful mini-dresses hold a youthful vibe that made many J-Pop fans reminisce over Morning Musume's "Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game" concept. Check out the profile pictures below, and stay

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  • Niigaki Risa to graduate from Morning Musume & Hello! Project

    January 2, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    It's the end of an era for many J-Pop fans: Niigaki Risa has announced that she'll be graduating from Morning Musume and Hello! Project. The idol, who joined Morning Musume as a 5th generation member back in 2001, became the leader of the group after Takahashi Ai graduated earlier this year. Niigaki must have felt that her time was coming to an end as well, for on January 2nd, she announced that she'll be moving on after Morning Musume's 2012

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  • YUKI opens special website for her 10th anniversary

    January 2, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    On January 1st, singer YUKI opened a special website titled "YUKI10.net" in celebration of her 10th anniversary as a soloist. The website was created to promote her upcoming single compilation collection, "POWERS OF TEN", as well as her first live performance at the Tokyo Dome. The album will be released in February, while the concert will be held in May 6th. On "YUKI10.net", visitors can install a special calendar, as well as read an exc

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  • Idoling!!!'s "Sara Sara ★ Cutie Co" earns tie-up with "Hanamaru Market"

    January 2, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    It has just been revealed that the coupling track to Idoling!!!'s upcoming single "MAMORE!!!" has just earned a tie-up with the TBS program, "Hanamaru Market"! "Sara Sara ★ Cutie Co" has been confirmed as the theme song for "Hanamaru Market" through the months of January, February, and March. For those of you who just can't wait until January 18th to hear Idoling!!!'s latest song, the song begins airing on January 4th. This episode of "Hana

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  • Def Tech to release first best-of album in the spring

    January 2, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    Def Tech has announced that they will be releasing their first ever best-of album this spring! Currently, there are plans to include new songs and new versions of past songs in addition to the group's biggest hits. Def Tech, who place a lot of value on the appeal of their CD packaging, tackled the design for the best-of album with the intent to infuse their thoughts and feelings. The booklet included with the album will charm fans from ev

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  • Kuroki Meisa announces her second album, "UNLOCKED"!

    January 2, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    Pop singer/actress Kuroki Meisa has just updated her official website for the first time in 2012 to announce a brand new album! The album is titled "UNLOCKED", and is slated for release on February 15th. Fans can choose from three different versions: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD+DVD), and a regular CD-only version. Both limited edition versions will also come with their own exclusive, 40-page photo booklets. Although

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  • Zoro announces new single, "Baraniku"!

    January 2, 2012 @ 6:31 am

    Zoro has just updated their official website with an announcement confirming the release of a new single! The single, titled "Baraniku", is slated to hit stores on February 29th. No other information about the single has been revealed so far, but fans of Zoro can be assured that their official website will be updated with more information soon. Stay tuned for more on "Barairo"! Source: Zoro's Official Website Tip: Jonas

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  • lecca unleashes PVs for "Jammin' the Empire" + "INFORMER"!

    January 2, 2012 @ 4:08 am

    Reggae-dancehall singer-songwriter lecca has just revealed PVs for two new songs, "Jammin' the Empire" and "INFORMER"! In the PV for "Jammin' the Empire", lecca becomes the prisoner of animal scientists. To further bolster the 'edgy' effect of her music video, lecca is seen singing in a room full of TVs. "INFORMER" follows suit, as it places focus on the striking set and her new fierce image. Both songs are included on her upcoming alb

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  • Yamada Takayuki officially declares his marriage

    January 2, 2012 @ 2:20 am

    As Sankei Sports reported yesterday, actor Yamada Takayuki is officially off the market! The actor announced his marriage through a post on his website, which read: "Please let me announce that I, Yamada Takayuki, have registered my marriage with the person I have dated for some time on January 1st.  I will continue making efforts on my acting career, so please continue to support me." Congratulations to Yamada Takayuki and his bride!

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  • Tokyo Jihen reveals PV for "Konya wa Karasawagi"!

    January 2, 2012 @ 1:29 am

    On January 1st, Tokyo Jihen revealed the PV for their latest track, "Konya wa Karasawagi"! "Konya wa Karasawagi" comes off their upcoming album "color bars", which will be released on January 18th. The album contains five tracks contributed by each of the members of Tokyo Jihen, with "Konya wa Karasawagi" being Shiina Ringo's composition. Without further ado, check out the PV below!

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