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  • Akanishi Jin to make his U.S. debut in November

    October 9, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

    Singer, Akanishi Jin (27) will distribute his new song "TEST DRIVE Featuring JASON DERULO" in the U.S. on November 8th, officially making his U.S. debut.  The new song will be a duet song with Jason Derulo.  The track is described as an up-tempo R&B song. Akanishi commented, "I'm happy to be able to receive this opportunity.  I'm looking forward to sharing my music with many people." Though it will only be released as a digital song

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  • AI to release collaboration song with THE JACKSONS

    October 9, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    It's been revealed that R&B singer AI will be releasing a new single, "Letter In The Sky feat. The Jacksons", on December 14th.  This will be her first single after transferring to EMI Music Japan. "Letter In The Sky feat. The Jacksons" is a collaboration song with Michael Jackson's brothers THE JACKSONS. This song will serve as the theme song for "MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE LIVE", which will be held on December 13th and 14th at Yoyogi Na

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  • 'Welcome to the El-Palacio' opening credits uses 4minute's "Ready, Go"

    October 9, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    Although their next single isn't set for release until December, 4minute fans will get to hear one of it's songs, "Ready,Go" every week on TV Tokyo's ‘Welcome to the El-Palacio‘. Originally a manga about female pro-wrestlers, 'Welcome to the El-Palacio' began airing on October 7th.  The drama will tell the story of a man wakes up after a car accident surrounded by El-Palacio, a female wrestling team.  The drama will chronicle the ups and d

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  • 11-year-old singer-songwriter Mizutani Yu's goal is Fukuyama Masaharu

    October 9, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    On October 9th, the youngest active singer-songwriter Mizutani Yu (11) performed her debut single “Ippai Daisuki” at Lazona Kawasaki in Kanagawa.  This performance was part of her commemoration live for her first single's release.  Including her debut song, she performed four other self-written songs  in front of approximately 300 people. Mizutani, who is originally from Aichi prefecture, revealed that this is her first time performing in

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  • Hirano Aya performs live to launch her new fanclub #AYAMOTO

    October 9, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    On October 8th, singer and talento Hirano Aya (24) held a ‘New Fan Club Launch Commemoration & Birthday LIVE’ at Roppongi Nicofarre in Tokyo. At this event, she announced the name of her new fan club, “#AYAMOTO” and also announced that she will release a new CD sometime next year. This was also her first live in 10 months and in front of her 300 fans, she performed 14 songs in total including her starring anime “The Melancholy of Har

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  • SUPER☆GiRLS to hold 'revenge concert' next February

    October 9, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    Idol group SUPER☆GiRLS recently held a live event to commemorate the release of their latest single, "Joshiryoku←Paradise". During the event, the girls announced that they will be holding a 'revenge concert' on February 5th at the Nippon Seinenkan. For the members, Nippon Seinenkan is a place with 'history'. Earlier this year, they were scheduled to hold a concert at Nippon Seinenkan as a part of their solo tour, "SUPER☆GiRLS First Concer

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  • May'n and Shiina Yoshiharu to provide ending theme song for "Kamen Rider Fourze"

    October 9, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    It's been revealed that singer May'n and ex-SURFACE vocalist Shiina Yoshiharu have formed a special unit called 'Astronauts'. Working under this monkier, they will provide their song, "Giant Step", as the ending theme for "Kamen Rider Fourze" starting from October 9th. May'n expressed, "It's a new genre that's different from the songs I've released as May'n. The trance element is strong, and it's a song with a lot of spirit. However, at th

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  • MBLAQ reveals PV for "Baby U"

    October 9, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    Ahead of their October 26th release, MBLAQ has revealed the PV for their second Japanese single, "Baby U"! As we previously reported, "Baby U" will be the theme song for the anime series, "Beezlebub". Consequently, the boys kept their PV pretty simple, showing clips of performances and behind-the-scenes preparations. Check it out below! Tip: Reinny

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  • Yuka to star in upcoming suspense drama, "Honjitsu wa Taian Nari"

    October 9, 2011 @ 7:11 am

    Actress Yuka has been chosen to play the lead role in NHK's upcoming drama, "Honjitsu wa Taian Nari"! This will be her first time in 11 years since she played a lead role in a drama series. Yuka expressed, "It has a good tempo that's wrapped in a mystery, and the characters are all fascinating. I'm getting excited just by reading the script. I will be happy if many women can relate to it. This will be my first drama series in my 30's, but

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  • Karina to release official calendar

    October 9, 2011 @ 5:57 am

    Actress/model Karina (27) will be releasing her official calendar, titled "2012 Karina Calendar", on October 15th. The last time Karina released a calendar was back when she made her debut 7 years ago. For this calendar, she will flaunt her mature expressions, showing her growth as an actress. Those who purchase the calendar through her official mobile site will receive an original postcard. Additionally, those who pre-order before the

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