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  • 'ONE PIECE' to release bento recipe book

    September 12, 2011 @ 4:37 am

    Great news for all the manga fans out there who also love to cook! It's been revealed that Oda Eiichiro's popular manga series, "ONE PIECE", will come out with a special bento recipe book. Titled "ONE PIECE Kaizoku Character Bento BOOK", the recipe book will feature bentos designed by famous bento artist, akinoichigo . It will contain various recipes including "Pirate King Bento", "Chopper Bento", and "Water 7 Bento"; additionally, there'll

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  • Momoiro Clover Z performs at the pre-opening event for 'Japan Media Arts Festival Dortmund 2011'

    September 12, 2011 @ 2:14 am

    On September 9th, idol group Momoiro Clover Z held a live performance at the pre-opening event for the 'Japan Media Arts Festival Dortmund 2011' in Germany. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Germany-Japan exchanges, the 'Japan Media Arts Festival Dortmund 2011' will be held from September 10th to October 2nd. The pre-opening event was held on September 9th at 3AM JST, and was broadcasted live via Nico Nico Douga and DOMMUNE. For the

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  • EXILE's sister group, FLOWER, releases track list for debut single

    September 12, 2011 @ 12:49 am

    On September 9th, EXILE's sister group FLOWER released the track list for their major debut single, "Still", which is set to release on October 12th. On their official website, they revealed that this single will come in two versions -- 'Limited Edition' and 'Regular Edition'. The limited version will enclose a CD, DVD, and a photo book. The DVD will include their music video and a making-of footage for this single. Check out the full t

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  • AKB48's Sato Amina snaps a two-shot with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    September 11, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

    AKB48 member Sato Amina recently updated her official blog with a picture of herself and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. In a blog entry titled "I met a person I like!", Sato wrote, "Kyary Pamyu Pamyu × Kyary Amyu Amyu". The picture shows Sato and Kyary posing with identical outfits and hairstyle. Fans responded to the picture with, "Amyu Amyu, you're cute!" and "Godly combination." What do you think of the two-shot? Source: Sato Amina's Offic

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  • Music Japan announces their special episode for September 18th!

    September 11, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    Music Japan has now announced their special episode of their September 18th episode featuring EXILE! In this broadcast, they will begin with a stage performance of "Rising Sun" and "Each Other's Way ~Tabi no Tochuu" and follow it up with a talk segment. Also, as a part of this special, EXILE will answer questions from their fans submitted on Music Japan's official website! Sandaime J Soul Brothers will also participate in this episod

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  • Uemura Kana performs "Sekaiichi Gohan" on Music Japan!

    September 11, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    On the September 11th episode of Music Japan, singer-songwriter Uemura Kana took the stage and performed "Sekaiichi Gohan", a single used as a CM song for 'Fuu Fuu Stew'. Before that, Uemura held a talk segment with the members of Perfume about her experience in singing in the streets of Nashville, TN and her ritual to listen to classic music while she is sleeping. Check it out below! (Performance starts at 1:36 mark) [embed]http:

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  • Morning Musume's performance + talk on Music Japan!

    September 11, 2011 @ 7:13 pm

    On September 11th episode of Music Japan, Morning Musume appeared on stage to perform “Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo!” and became leader Takahashi Ai's last stage before her graduation. For this performance, the girls wore a glittery gold dress and danced to their energetic song. In the talk segment, members of this group challenged themselves to latte art, a form of art created by steamed milk and coffee. Check it

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  • aldious to release new album in October

    September 11, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    All-female metal band aldious has announced that they will be releasing their second album, "Determination", on October 12th. "Determination" will contain a total of 10 songs, including a re-recording of their debut single, "Defended Desire", a brand new version of "Yasoukyoku", and their second single, "Mermaid". It will also feature some tracks that have already been revealed during their one-man tour in April.  After observing the audie

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  • BTS footage + longer preview of Tohoshinki's "B.U.T. (BE-AU-TY)"

    September 11, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    Several days ago avex revealed a 15 second teaser of Tohoshinki's PV for “B.U.T. (BE-AU-TY)”, the likely title track to their upcoming Japanese album 'Tone'. Earlier today Fuji TV‘s Mezamashi TV revealed more footage of the PV, plus behind-the-scenes shots of some fight scenes.  Aside from the synchronized choreography and great vocals, the PV finds the duo using cool martial arts techniques. The teaser appeared three times on the morn

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  • X JAPAN kicks off their South American tour in Chile!

    September 11, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    On September 9th,  X JAPAN kicked off their South American tour at Teatro Caupolican in Chile where 4,000 fans gathered to enjoy the experience of a lifetime. This marked X JAPAN's very first concert in South America. The local media gathered to get the scoop on the concert, there were fans lined up as far as 1km from the entrance. Fans that were first in line shared that they spent three sleepless nights to hold their spots. The set li

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