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  • PLASTIC GIRL IN CLOSET's new song, "Pearl", becomes available for free download

    July 28, 2011 @ 5:40 am

    PLASTIC GIRL IN CLOSET - a popular band known for their male and female lead vocalists and pleasant melodies - has released their lead track “Pearl” from their new album, “cocoro”, for a limited-time free download through DIESEL’s music project website, “DIESEL:U:MUSIC.” “Pearl” expresses their true melodic strengths freely and gives the pleasant sensation of listening to music while driving by a beach.  Throughout the full album, their pop

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  • Visual Kei band BLOOD to perform at 'Dot.con' in Canada

    July 28, 2011 @ 4:23 am

    Japanese visual kei/gothic band BLOOD has announced that they'll be performing at anime convention, Dotcon, in Toronto, Canada. They will be performing live on November 12th, and they even left a short video message. In the video message, each of the members introduce themselves (except Dora) and expressed their gratitude and hope for their fans to come up to Canada. Impressively, they all spoke in English. Check out the 45-second video

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  • My Little Lover to provide theme song to "Last Money"

    July 28, 2011 @ 3:22 am

    Vocalist akko's solo project, My Little Lover, will provide her new song as the theme to the upcoming drama, "Last Money ~Ai no Nedan~"! The song is titled "Hikoukigumo", and it will be the title track of her new single, which drops on October 12th. "Hikoukigumo" was written, composed, and arranged entirely by producer Kobayashi Takeshi, his first in nearly seven years. As tokyohive previously reported, the suspenseful drama revolves around

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  • Artist lineup for VAMPS' 'HALLOWEEN PARTY 2011' revealed!

    July 28, 2011 @ 2:19 am

    It's been announced that rock band VAMPS will be holding their Halloween event, 'HALLOWEEN PARTY 2011', once again this year! The 'HALLOWEEN PARTY' attracts a lot of attention thanks to the performers' unique costumes and gorgeous stage sets. This year, the event will be held at Chiba Makuhari Messe on October 21st and 22nd, and at Kobe World Memorial Hall on October 29th and 30th. Tickets will be available to the public through Play Guid

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  • AKB48's Fujie Reina gets injured during a performance

    July 28, 2011 @ 12:57 am

    On July 26th, an accident occurred during AKB48 - Team K's performance at the Seibu Dome (according to the source but other sources state it was their theater performance), resulting in an injury for member Fujie Reina. She was immediately examined by a physician, and later reassured her fans through her blog that, "I'm okay." The accident occurred while the girls were singing their first song. When the song started, Minegishi Minami's mic

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  • Oricon comic charts for the week of August 1st!

    July 27, 2011 @ 11:48 pm

    It’s that time of the week again - the Oricon comic charts has unveiled its results for the week of August 1st! This week, mangaka Umino Chika took two of the top five places for this week's ranking. Check it out below! --- 1. Sangatsu no Lion, Volume 6 - Umino Chika: 333,814 2. GIANT KILLING, Volume 20 - Tsujitomo and Tsunamoto Masaya: 142,956 3. Spika ~Umino Chika Early Works~ - Umino Chika: 112,214 4. Ahir

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  • B'z's new album, "C'mon" already tops the Oricon charts, sets another record

    July 27, 2011 @ 11:06 pm

    “C’mon”, the newest album of the popular rock band B’z, has already sold 112,000 copies on its first day and topped the Oricon Daily Album Ranking chart. Since their November 2009 release of their album “MAGIC” (sold 500,000 copies in total), they have placed first a total of 24 times on the Oricon Weekly Album Ranking. With this achievement, they broke their previous record for most albums topping the chart. This album comprises of a tota

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi and JUNO's collaboration featured on a "H.I.S." CM!

    July 27, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

    Earlier this month, Hamsaki Ayumi announced her upcoming mini album, "FIVE". At the same time, it was revealed that JYJ's Junsu older twin brother, JUNO will also be collaborating with her in a song called "Why...feat. JUNO". They've been exchanging conversation through Twitter about their collaboration song - making the fans anticipate their song in excitement. Now, the short preview of the song has been used for the latest CM for "H.I.S.

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  • MAN WITH A MISSION announces their 2nd album!

    July 27, 2011 @ 9:34 pm

    "Wolf band" MAN WITH A MISSION announced on their official website that they will be releasing their second album this fall! Although the band just released their first full major label album, "MAN WITH A MISSION" on June 8th, it appears they're already preparing for another release on October 5th. The title and track list have not been revealed so far, but fans of the band can look forward to new details as the release date approaches.

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  • HANGRY & ANGRY-f talk about "Japan Expo" for Kawaii Girl Japan!

    July 27, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

    Fashion and music unit HANGRY & ANGRY-f took some time out of their busy schedule during the French convention "Japan Expo 2011" to greet fans through Kawaii Girl Japan! The video shows the duo standing at the Kawaii Girl Japan booth, where they sign their autograph at the booth, get their photos taken, and leave a message for all their international fans. Check out the video below! Source: Kawaii Girl Japan Official YouTube

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