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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to hold nationwide tour

    August 17, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    Rock band SEKAI NO OWARI has announced that they will be holding a nationwide tour called, "SEKAI NO OWARI TOUR 2011", starting November! This will be SEKAI NO OWARI's first tour after making their major debut on August 17th with the single, "INORI". The tour will start right after their November 22nd concert at Nippon Budokan, stopping in 9 cities from Sapporo to Nagoya. Tickets are available for pre-order until August 24th on their of

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  • Listen to a radio rip of Porno Graffiti's single, "One More Time"!

    August 17, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Japanese rock duo Porno Graffiti's 33rd single, "One More Time" was recently revealed on the radio. This single is officially set for release on September 21st. "One More Time" is a fast-paced rock number with an intense guitar solo and energetic lyrics. Check out the radio rip below!

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  • AKB48's Shinoda Mariko to be a voice actor for a short anime!

    August 17, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

    On August 17th, AKB48’s Shinoda Mariko (25) attended the second part of the DVD release commemoration event for “Kami Usagi Rope”. “Kami Usagi Rope” is a short anime that is played before the movie screenings at TOHO Cinemas nationwide and focuses on a rabbit named “Rope” and a squirrel named “Akira Senpai” who runs into various events on their way to a movie theater. Shinoda will be voice acting for “Akira Senpai”, who is known for being

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  • Break in at Johnny Kitagawa's apartment

    August 17, 2011 @ 8:28 pm

    On August 17th, a man broke into the apartment of Johnny's Entertainment president Johnny Kitagawa in Shibuya. Around 9:40 AM, there was a report that a man invaded Kitagawa's apartment. The Shibuya police immediately rushed over to the scene and arrested the suspect, Unotoro Toshio (52), for trespassing. According to the police, Unotoro waited for Kitagawa to come home, and pushed past him as he opened the door to his apartment. The su

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  • Happiness holds surprise live at Shibuya 109

    August 17, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

    On August 17th, dance unit Happiness held their first surprise live in front of Shibuya 109 to celebrate the release of their third single, "Wish". At the concert, Happiness sang "Wish" and "Happy Talk" in front of 1,500 fans that consisted mainly of high school girls. KAREN expressed, "I was nervous because it was my first guerrilla live, but everyone's encouragement gave me power." MAYU also stated, "I was able to do my best with a smile

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for August 22nd

    August 17, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

    Oricon has just revealed the results for its latest weekly ranking! Check out how your favorites did below! - < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. “Everybody Go” – Kis-My-Ft2 : 8/10 (315,781) 2. “Cry” – DiVA : 8/10 (56,053) 3. “Kimi Dake wa Hanasanai” – Choshinsei (Supernova) : 8/10 (35,518) 4. “READY!!” – 765PRO ALLSTARS : 8/10 (26,446) 5. “Maru Maru Mori Mori!” – Kaori to Tomoki, Tama ni MUKKU : 5/25 (22,551) (Check ou

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  • Listen to a radio rip of AAA's "I4U"!

    August 17, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    AAA's "I4U" has recently been revealed on the radio! "I4U" is one of the tracks off of their new double A-side single, "CALL/I4U", and will serve as the theme song to the movie, "Prince of Tennis". It is scheduled to be released on August 31st. Listen to the song below! - Thanks to you.are.mine for the tip!

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  • ZARD's last memorial DVD top charts first time in 4 years

    August 17, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    ZARD’s memorial live DVD, “ZARD What a beautiful memory ~forever you~” officially went on sale on August 10th and sold 8,373 copies in its first week, topping the Oricon Weekly DVD Ranking for the week of August 22nd. For ZARD, it’s been four years and nine months since their last top ranking with their 15th anniversary DVD “ZARD Le Portfolio 1991 – 2006” which was released back in October 25, 2006. Since member Sakai Izumi’s death back i

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  • Tanimura Nana to release second photobook, "WILL"

    August 17, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    Pop singer Tanimura Nana will be releasing her second photobook, "WILL", on August 27th. The singer released her first photobook, "Nana", in October 2010. This time, she's determined to present her 'will' for her next steps into the future. The photobook will feature Tanimura in various situations that bring out her cool and sexy charm. She will also appear boldly in body paint to tease her fans. To celebrate the release of "WILL", a ha

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  • Which idol group captivates with their dancing?

    August 17, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

    Idol girl groups are becoming more and more prominent in the J-Pop scene, and consequently, there's fierce competition in singing, personality, and dancing. That being said, which idol groups possess dancing skills that captivate and leave you glued to the screen? This recent goo Ranking gave us the answers from the votes taken from their users. Check out the 10 selected idol groups below! ---- 1. KARA 2. Shoujo Jidai/SNSD

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