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  • Ikimonogakari to hold free event

    February 21, 2012 @ 3:05 am

    Ikimonogakari has announced that they will be holding a free event on February 29th at Roppongi Hills Arena! The free event will be held to commemorate the release of the group's upcoming album, "NEWTRAL", and to celebrate vocalist Yoshioka Kiyoe's birthday. Since Yoshioka's birthday is on leap day, this will be her first time in 4 years celebrating the actual date of her birthday. She's decided to take the time to spend this special day

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  • LUNA SEA reveals details on their new single

    February 21, 2012 @ 1:49 am

    Previously, we reported that rock band LUNA SEA would be releasing their first new single in 11 and a half years. Now, the details on the anticipated single have finally been revealed! The single will be titled "THE ONE -crash to create-", and is set for release on March 21st. It will contain one track that is said to be 22 minutes long. It will be available in 4 different editions: Analog Deluxe Version, SACD-Hybrid Version (5.1ch Surround)

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  • Kanjani8 to release a dome tour DVD in March

    February 21, 2012 @ 12:46 am

    On February 19th, it was revealed that Kanjani8 will release a dome tour DVD titled, “KANJANI 8: Godai Dome TOUR EIGHTXEIGHTER” on the 21st of March. This upcoming DVD will feature their five dome tour performances from last year including concert segments from Kyocera Dome. This DVD will also mark their first big project for their 8th anniversary as Kanjani8 as well. This DVD will be released in three versions: Regular Edition, First Pres

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  • RIAJ reveals digital certifications for January 2012

    February 20, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ' for short), has just released the digital recording sales certifications that artists achieved during the month of January. To announce the certifications, the RIAJ works together with almost all of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, dwango, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME, and many more. After compiling the data from all the major download por

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  • Former SDN48 member Ninomiya Yuka announces her pregnancy

    February 20, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    Former SDN48 member Ninomiya Yuka (22) has announced through her official blog that she is currently 7-months pregnant! Ninomiya wrote, "Right now, we are filled with happiness that there will be a new addition to the family!" She also shared, "The baby is healthy and is growing very quickly. My physical condition hasn't changed much since before my pregnancy, I'm very healthy!!" This being her first pregnancy, Ninomiya called out to ex

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP reveals full PV for "SUPER DELICATE"

    February 20, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    Hey! Say! JUMP have just revealed the full PV to their upcoming single, “SUPER DELICATE“. As reported previously, the single will be used for member Yamada Ryosuke’s new drama, ‘Risou no Musuko‘. In the music video, the members are looking like models as they walk down a runaway and also dance on the makeshift stage. The single is scheduled for release on February 22nd, in the mean time check out the PV below! Tip: Gracielle

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  • SKE48 announces 2-day live in Aichi

    February 20, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    SKE48 has announced that they will be holding a one-man live on April 14th and 15th at Nihon Gaishi Hall! The announcement was made on February 19th during a handshake event for the group's latest single, "Kataomoi Finally". This will be the group's first one-man live since "SKE48 Request Hour Set List Best 50 2011 ~Fan Sorezore no Shinkyoku Tachi~", which was held back in November. More details of the concert will be announced at a lat

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  • Music Japan reveals their lineup for February 26th!

    February 20, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    After hosting some fantastic performances this week, popular music program Music Japan has now unveiled their stellar lineup for next week's episode! The show has announced that for their February 26th episode, fans can expect performances from AKB48’s Watanabe Mayu, Ikimonogakari, Porno Graffitti, TOKIO, and Yamashita Tomohisa. Check out full details below! === “Synchro Tokimeki” – Watanabe Mayu “KISS KISS BANG BANG” – Ikimono

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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION to release new single in April

    February 20, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    Rock band ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "Kakato de Ai wo Uchinarase", on April 11th. The band is currently in the midst of their arena tour, commemorating the release of their best-of album, "BEST HIT AKG". The new single will contain two new songs including the title number and the coupling track, "Reload Reload". A limited edition sticker will come with the first press editions of

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  • Actress Terajima Shinobu is pregnant with her first child

    February 20, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    It's been announced that actress Terajima Shinobu (39) is pregnant with her first child! According to reports, Terajima is currently in her first trimester of pregnancy. The actress married French art director Laurent Ghnassia (44) back in February of 2007. On February 9th, Terajima appeared at a press conference for the upcoming movie, "Helter Skelter", starring Sawajiri Erika. Then on the 14th, she served as the host of the 'Blue Ribb

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