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  • Golden Bomber to release new album, "Golden Album"

    December 16, 2011 @ 12:34 am

    Visual kei band Golden Bomber will be releasing their new album, "Golden Album", on January 4th. The band's first original album will consist of 13 songs, including their singles, "Yowasete Mojito", "Boku Quest", and a K-Pop version of their hit track, "Memeshikute". The album will come in four different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, Limited Edition C, and Regular Edition. Limited Edition A will come with a bonus disc

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  • TOKIO announces their 1st single for 2012

    December 15, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    It's been revealed that TOKIO will be releasing their first single for 2012, titled "KIBOU" on February 1st.  "KIBOU" is currently being used in Yamato Unyu's CM. It was also reported that there will be limited edition which includes a DVD, and the standard regular edition. <Limited Edition> [CD] 1. KIBOU 2. KIBOU (Backing Track) [DVD] "KIBOU" Video Clip <Regular Edition> [CD only] 1. KIBOU 2. Camden (temporary ti

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  • AKB48 reveals red and white teams for their very own "Kohaku singing battle"

    December 15, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    On December 15th, AKB48 revealed the red and white teams for their very own "Kohaku singing battle"! All members of AKB48 including Research Students will participate in this event. 16 members of NMB48 will join the red team, while 16 members from both SKE48 and HKT48 will join the white team. The winning team will be decided by vote from viewers nationwide and overseas (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, and Singapore). AKB48's "Kohaku singi

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  • PSP game "Shining Hearts" to receive anime adaptation

    December 15, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    It's been announced that popular PSP game, "Shining Hearts", will be getting an anime adaptation next spring! The game "Shining Hearts" is set in a fantasy world, where a mysterious girl suddenly washes onto shore, and the protagonist Rick takes action to protect her from pirates. Out of three characters, Nellis, Amyl, and Aerie, the player chooses one heroine to set out on an adventure alongside Rick. The anime will produced by Product

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  • "AKB0048" story & characters revealed

    December 15, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

    The storyline for AKB48's upcoming anime, "AKB0048", has been revealed through its official website. - In the beginning of the 21st Century, a world war breaks out over interplanetary travel technology. After significant damage to the ecosystem, mankind forces themselves out of Earth, which begins the Star Calendar 00. Shortly after, entertainment and music become heavily regulated because of it's power to corrupt people's hearts. On

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  • GLAY adds new dates to their nationwide tour

    December 15, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    Rock band GLAY has just added three new dates to their nationwide tour, "HIGH COMMUNICATIONS TOUR 2011-2012 RED MOON & SILVER SUN"! The band has added shows for April 19th, 21st, and 22nd at the Nippon Budokan. With these new dates, their tour now hosts a total of 51 performances. GLAY just wrapped up the first half of their tour at the Shibuya Public Hall on December 14th. The second half of their tour will kick off in February 10t

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  • Milky Bunny to provide opening theme song for anime, "FAIRY TAIL"

    December 15, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    Milky Bunny's (Masuwaka Tsubasa) new song, "I Wish", has been chosen as the opening theme for the popular anime series, "FAIRY TAIL". Originally serialized through 'Weekly Shounen Magazine' in 2006, "FAIRY TAIL" gained an anime series in 2009. Prominent artists like w-inds., Watarirouka Hashiritai 7, Idoling!!, and Hi-Fi CAMP have all sung its theme songs, and now Milky Bunny will join the list. The song will air on January 7th. In the

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  • AKB48's Oshima Yuko wears her 'Final Fantasy XIII-2' outfit at PR event

    December 15, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    On December 15th, AKB48's Oshima Yuko attended a countdown event for the upcoming Square Enix game, "Final Fantasy XIII-2" at the Bic Camera Yurakucho. Wearing her personally designed costume, Oshima commented, "The female characters in FF are exposed, but they're strong. That's the kind of outfit that I wanted to make. I'm satisfied with the outcome." The 'Final Fantasy' series is a popular RPG that has over sold over 100 million units

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  • Dream Morning Musume reveals PV preview for "Shining Butterfly"

    December 15, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    Dream Morning Musume has released a PV preview for their new single, "Shining Butterfly". Judging by the quick preview, it seems like the girls prepared a dramatic storyline for their PV. Ishikawa Rika steals the scene as a furious hostess who sees her man stroll into the bar with Kei Yasuda and Kusumi Koharu on his arms. It looks like all hell is about to break loose in that bar, but unfortunately, we're going to have to wait for the full PV

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  • Oricon reveals comic chart for week of December 19th

    December 15, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    Oricon has unveiled the comic charts for the week of December 19th. Did you favorite manga manage to make the top 5? Check out the results below! - 1. Shingeki no Kyojin, Volume 6 - Isayama Hajime : 285,829 2. BLEACH, Volume 53 - Kubo Taito : 188,928 3. Nurarihyon no Mago, Volume 19 - Shiibashi Hiroshi : 104,200 4. Vampire Kishi (Knight), Volume 15 - Hino Matsuri : 100,224 5. Kiss Yori mo Hayaku, Volume 10

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