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  • Kawaguchi Haruna shows us her feminine side in 'Young Jump'

    August 3, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    Actress Kawaguchi Haruna recently had her first swimsuit photoshoot for the weekly manga and pictorial magazine 'Young Jump'. Kawaguchi can currently be seen starring as a 'danso', a girl dressed as a boy, in TBS' live-action adaption of the popular manga "Ouran High School Host Club" that airs every Friday night. In this pictorial it will be difficult for you to spot anything else but her feminine charms and youthful beauty. Check out

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  • JUJU to release new double A-side single, "YOU / BELOVED"!

    August 3, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    Singer-songwriter JUJU has just announced that she will be releasing a brand new single! The single is a double A-side titled "YOU / BELOVED", and is scheduled for release on August 31st. The first title track is the same "YOU" from her highly successful fourth album, but with a new strings arrangement. The second A-side, "BELOVED", is her cover of GLAY's hit song of the same name, which was used in Sony's CM for the camera "a NEX-C3".

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  • UNDER FOREST releases four track samples from their upcoming album

    August 3, 2011 @ 6:56 pm

    After being bashed for various reasons by both Metal and Gothic-Lolita fans in the span of 1 week, theatrical music unit UNDER FOREST, has suddenly released samples of four tracks from their album. Although it is only part of the album, the metal riffs and melodic guitar melodies that appear in the arrangements create a strong ensemble that has been in hard to find in recent years.  This musicality has perhaps not appeared in music since S

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  • Charice to make appearance in Japan for promotional purposes

    August 3, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

    Filipino singer Charice, best known for debuting under the spell of renowned producer David Foster, will soon be promoting her new single "Far as the Sky" in Japan. This new single is currently being used as the theme song for the drama 'Bull Doctor' starring Esumi Makiko. Plans for Charice to make appearances on NihonTV's 'Sukkiri' on August 9th and FujiTV's 'Mezamashi Live 2011' on August 13th have already been set. On top of that she wi

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  • Additional artists revealed for V-Rock Festival!

    August 3, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    V-Rock Festival 2011 has announced five new artists that's been added to the lineup to perform at this year's event. The new artists added are: Piko, SCREW, Mix Speaker's, Inc., Shoujo Lolita 23ku, and Administrator. A total of 25 artists will be performing at the festival. Check out the full list of artists here and here! V-Rock Festival 2011 will be held on October 23rd at Saitama Super Arena. Source: natalie

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  • Nakama Yukie is a 'beauty manager' for Panasonic

    August 3, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

    On August 3rd, actress Nakama Yukie attended a press event for a new model of Panasonic's steamer product 'Nano Care'. At the event she was named general manager for the "Beauty Department' where she remarked, "I've been using the product line for some time. It's because I'm general manager". Panasonic announced four new products for this upcoming fall season at this event. Nakama commented about the products by saying, "Being a very busy

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  • Morning Musume reveals the title to their 12th album

    August 3, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    Morning Musume has revealed the title to their upcoming twelfth album! The album will be titled, "⑫ Kakusan Kibou!", and will be released on October 12th. As we previously reported, Morning Musume's latest album will be the last for current leader Takahashi Ai, and will feature a PV for her solo song "Jishin Motte Yume Motte Tobidatsu Kara" on the DVD included with the limited edition 'CD+DVD' version. Keep checking tokyohive for more

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  • ONE OK ROCK reveals full PV for "NO SCARED"!

    August 3, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

    Rock band ONE OK ROCK has finally unveiled their PV for "NO SCARED"! The PV features the band jamming in the studio as they 'record' their new track, along with other shots of people on the street headbanging to their fast-paced song. "NO SCARED" was released as a single on July 20th, and is the theme song to the latest "Black Rock Shooter" game. Check out the video below! Thanks for the tip, Sunny_bunny18!

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  • AKB48's Takahashi Minami attends handshake event in Taiwan!

    August 3, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    On August 2nd, AKB48 member Takahashi Minami arrived in Taipei for a handshake event. Takahashi arrived at Taiwan’s airport in the afternoon, where around 300 fans were waiting. Having an extremely short frame of only 148.5 cm (around 4’10”), the fans in the back of the crowd were forced to jump many times in order to get a glimpse of the tiny idol. At the bookstore where the handshake event was held, around 1,500 fans came to meet Tak

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  • Tsuchiya Anna teams up with Sanrio for "ANNA X KUROMI"

    August 3, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    Model/singer Tsuchiya Anna made an appearance for the press conference announcing her collaboration with Sanrio, particularly its 'Kuromi' character. On August 3rd, Tsuchiya Anna traveled to the Sanrio headquarters in Tokyo, where she unveiled her special designs for the "ANNA X KUROMI" collection. The collection will utilize pieces made by EDWIN, one of the biggest clothing brands in Japan. The specialty items will include jeans, denim jack

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