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  • Every Little Thing's Ito Ichiro to get married to a 26-year-old non-celebrity woman

    December 23, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    It was announced on December 22nd that Ito Ichiro (44) guitarist of Every Little Thing will be getting married. He will be marrying a former OL (office lady) 18 years his junior and will submit his marriage registration papers within the year. This year has been a year full of marriages with large age differences, and Ito definitely falls under that category. According to related personnel, the two met through a mutual friend and have seal

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  • Performances from '2011 Music Station Super Live'

    December 23, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    On December 23rd, many of Japan's biggest artists (and some from overseas) gathered at Chiba's Makuhari Messe hall for TV Asahi's huge year-end music event. This year, 'Music Station Super Live' attracted names like Koda Kumi, EXILE, Lady Gaga, AKB48, KARA, L'Arc~en~Ciel, and more! We've hunted down most of the night's major performances, so check it out below: === < Opening > - < Lady Gaga, "Marry the Night" and "Born T

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  • Momoiro Clover Z to provide theme songs for "Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku"

    December 23, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    Five-member idol group Momoiro Clover Z will be providing both the opening and ending theme songs for upcoming anime, "Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku"! The girls were surprise guests at a preview event for "Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku", held at the Shinjuku Wald 9 on December 22nd, where they announced that they would be providing the theme songs for the new anime. Additionally, Momoiro Clover Z revealed that these songs will be released as their 7th singl

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  • Superfly wraps up her first arena tour in Osaka

    December 23, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    On December 21st, solo vocalist Superfly wrapped up her first-ever arena tour at Osakajou Hall. Superfly and her band were joined by a four-man horn section and an eight-member choir, blowing the audience away with their 17-person performance. The event was attended by approximately 10,000 fans, who cheered their way throughout the 21-song setlist that night. Riling up the crowd with fan favorites like the opener "Tamashii Revolution" and

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  • supercell to release new single in March

    December 23, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    supercell has announced that they will release their 5th single, "Kokuhaku / Bokura no Ashiato", on March 7th! The first A-side, "Kokuhaku", will serve as the new ending theme song to the late-night Fuji TV anime "Guilty Crown". The anime will use "Kokuhaku" starting February 2nd, the same day that "Bokura no Ashiato" premieres as the ending theme song for the anime "Black★Rock Shooter". The members of Supercell were heavily involved wit

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  • Yuzu to release 15th anniversary best-of album + dome concerts

    December 23, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    To celebrate their upcoming 15th anniversary, Yuzu has announced that they'll release a best-of album titled "YUZU YOU"  next spring. They'll also be embarking on a mini-dome tour in Osaka and Tokyo! The duo shared this special news during their annual "Douji no Hi Live" in Fukushima on December 22nd, where they stated that the best-of album and mini-tour are a present to their fans for supporting through the years. While details about thei

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  • Buono!'s "Hatsukoi Cider" earns tie-up with 'Happy MUSIC'

    December 23, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    According to the official Hello! Project website, Buono!'s new song "Hatsukoi Cider" has earned a tie-up with the NTV music show, 'Happy MUSIC'! The song will air as the ending theme song for 'Happy MUSIC' for the month of January, which is doubly exciting for the girls since their single "Hatsukoi Cider / DEEP MIND" will be released on January 18th. For those fans who who can't get enough of the song, they can also hear it at the end of the u

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  • AFTER SCHOOL reveals full PV for "Rambling Girls"

    December 23, 2011 @ 7:23 am

    The full PV for AFTER SCHOOL's latest song has finally been revealed! As promised, "Rambling Girls" is full of eye candy. The girls deliver their 'S-line' dance in short, silvery mini-dresses that further cements their image as 'sexy idols'. Their body waves become even more alluring when performed against the rigid futuristic set. Check out their PV below! -- Tip: sergel02, D.Chan

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  • Perfume ranks on SPIN magazine's '20 Best Pop Albums of 2011'

    December 23, 2011 @ 6:47 am

    American music magazine 'SPIN' has just revealed its list of the top 20 pop albums of 2011! 'SPIN's 20 Best Pop Albums of 2011' considers and evaluates pop albums from all over the world, and Japan's beloved electropop trio secured #14 with their latest work, 'JPN'. The writer explains: "Just as shiny, but not remotely as nuanced, as the art-hop robo-bop bouillabaisse popping off in neighboring Korea, Japanese pop trio Perfume still strike h

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  • CHEMISTRY reveals jackets covers for new album, "Trinity"

    December 23, 2011 @ 5:07 am

    CHEMISTRY has just revealed the jacket covers for their upcoming album "Trinity" through their official website! As tokyohive previously reported, the album will be released on January 25th and will be the duo's seventh overall. "Trinity" will be their first album in approximately two years. Check out the covers and track list for the album below! - Limited Edition (3CD+DVD) < CD1 Track List > 01. Trinity 02. NONONO 0

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