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  • SKE48's Matsui Jurina leaves event prematurely due to exhaustion

    August 11, 2011 @ 2:21 am

    On August 10th, SKE48 member Matsui Jurina had to prematurely leave the group's handshake event at Pacifico Yokohama due to poor health conditions. According to Matsui's blog, she became ill on the 8th, and was also absent from a SKE48 performance on the 9th. People close to Matsui stated, "It seems her fatigue has built up. She is being cautious and is resting at home." Matsui came in 14th place for the AKB48 general elections in June,

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  • Ziyoou-Vachi unveils PV for "Desco"

    August 11, 2011 @ 1:46 am

    Mysterious band Ziyoou-Vachi has revealed the PV to "Desco" on their official website. In the clip, the four members drastically dance to the song clothed in bright colors. The PV reflects the band's outlook of the world, and presents their unique sound and personality. "Desco" is included in Ziyoou-Vachi's major debut album, "Kujaku", which is set to be released on September 7th. It will also serve as the theme song to the movie, "Mote

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  • SOPHIA reveals their PV for "cod-E ~E no Angou~"!

    August 11, 2011 @ 1:25 am

    Back in June, rock band SOPHIA announced that they will be making a comeback as a major label band under avex, and that their debut single will be titled, "cod-E ~E no Angou~". Just yesterday, avex revealed the full PV for this single as well as a short commentary from the band through their official YouTube channel! In the commentary video, vocalist Matsuoka Mitsuru said, "This song will give strength and energy to those who listen to it".

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  • Oricon unveils its comic charts for August 15th!

    August 11, 2011 @ 12:38 am

    Oricon has just revealed the comic charts for the week of August 15th! This week, popular manga "ONE PIECE" topped the charts with an incredible sales figure of 2,119,401 copies! Check out the other well-known comics who made it into this week's ranking below. ---- 1. ONE PIECE,Volume 63 - Oda Eiichiro : 2,119,401 2. NARUTO, Volume 57 - Kishimoto Masashi : 716,937 3. HUNTER x HUNTER, Volume 29 - Togashi Yoshihiro : 6

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  • Shoujo Jidai unleashes full PV for "Bad Girl"

    August 11, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    Shoujo Jidai is back with a brand new PV for "Bad Girl"! Originally a track from their first Japanese full-length album, "Girls' Generation", "Bad Girl" delivers an edgier sound that's matched by the girls' sassy choreography and rebel outfits. Check out their PV below:

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  • Is Abe Natsumi dating Yamazaki Ikusaburo?

    August 10, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    On the August 11th issue of tabloid magazine "Josei Seven", it was reported that former Morning Musume member Abe Natsumi (30) was seen interacting very intimately with musical actor Yamazaki Ikusaburo (25). Abe and Yamazaki co-starred in the musical, "Arashi Ga Oka", which wrapped up on July 24th. According to the magazine, the two attended a get-together at a hotel on the 23rd, and were seen kissing five times within ten minutes. Abe's a

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  • Longer PV preview revealed for Shoujo Jidai's "Bad Girl"

    August 10, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

    Girl group Shoujo Jidai are gearing up for their next big promotion, and to boost the anticipation, they've released a longer PV preview through talk show Oha!4! For their new single "Bad Girl", Shoujo Jidai are seen dressed in biker outfits, and they've got a sassy choreography to match. This darker look gives the girls a sexy charm that's sure to drive fans wild. Check out their PV preview below:

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  • AKB48's latest photo album sells over 94,000 copies in its first week!

    August 10, 2011 @ 10:35 pm

    AKB48’s latest photo album, “AKB48 Sousenkyou! Mizugi Surprise Happyou 2011 (AKB48 General Election! Swimsuit Surprise Announcement 2011)” sold over 94,000 copies in its first week of release. With this result, it topped the Oricon Book Ranking for the week of August 15th. Previously, their photo book from last year titled “AKB48 Sousenkyou! Mizugi Surprise Happyou 2010” held the record for the highest selling female photo book for a week wi

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  • SCANDAL surprises fans with a guerrilla concert in Kabukicho

    August 10, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

    SCANDAL's third album 'BABY ACTION' went on sale today and the four girls surprised their fans with a guerrilla concert in Kabukicho, Tokyo. Only the general location and time were announced via the band's twitter shortly before the guerrilla concert. However, around 1,000 fans quickly discovered the stage in front at the Cine-City Plaza and gathered long before their actual performance. They might be stretching the definition of a guerril

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  • Announcer Endo Reiko is getting married!

    August 10, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

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