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  • avex releases official trailer for Koda Kumi's upcoming single, "4 TIMES"!

    July 20, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

    An official trailer for Koda Kumi's much-anticipated single, "4 TIMES" was uploaded to avex's official Youtube channel today. The trailer feature various footage from this single, including "Poppin' love cocktail feat. TEEDA" and "KO-SO-KO-SO". Tip: Setsuka

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  • Kitano Kii to become a cheerleader?

    July 20, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    On July 19th, it was revealed that actress Kitano Kii will be the ‘special cheerleader’ for a teen rock festival, ‘Senkou Riot 2011’! ‘Senkou Riot’ is a rock festival that begun in 2008 based on the TOKYO FM’s teen radio program, “SCHOOL OF LOCK!” which is sponsored by Sony Music. During its first year, fifteen groups were elected from over 10,000 demo tapes, studio appearances, and live performances. These groups performed live in Toky

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  • Behind-the-scenes clips revealed for Goto Maki's new single "What is LOVE/SCANDALOUS"!

    July 20, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

    Pop singer and former Morning Musume member Goto Maki has just released her newest digital single, "What is LOVE/SCANDALOUS"! The release features a welcome return to her popular dance-pop style, with two hard-hitting tracks sure to please fans. To commemorate the single's release, avex entertainment has released a preview video, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Goto recording the two songs in the studio. Check out the v

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  • C-ute's Suzuki Airi earns her third consecutive #1 solo DVD!

    July 20, 2011 @ 6:28 pm

    C-ute's Suzuki Airi sold approximately 1,000 units of her latest solo DVD "Suzuki Airi Kibun Tenkan" in the first week after its release. With this result, she took first place on the Oricon Weekly Charts for idol image DVDs, giving Suzuki her their consecutive first place for the DVD category! "Suzuki Airi Kibun Tenkan" contains footage from the shooting of her second shashinshuu "OASIS", which was shot in Indonesia's Bali Islands. The DV

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  • Pokemon vs. Harry Potter! Dual movie release continues anime's 5 year streak

    July 20, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    Many of us born in the 1990s, whether fans or not, acknowledge the cultural influence of Pokemon around the world. As most born in that era are now entering their adult years, the Pokemon series continues with the newest addition to the series, "Pocket Monsters Best Wishes". Just how many pokemon are there now? You might have dropped off at the good old days of 151, but with a modern total of just over 640, the brand is going stronger than ev

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  • Updated lineup of artists for V-Rock Festival 2011!

    July 20, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    V-Rock Festival 2011 has added various new artists for this year's festival which will occur on October 23rd at Saitama Super Arena. The new added artists are: BORN, Golden Bomber, lynch., SOPHIA, Versailles, DaizyStripper, D-Out, Eins:Vier, LM.C, and Michael Monroe. For Eins:Vier, this will be their first live in 12 years since their dissolution. Check out the initial lineup of artists here. Source & Images: natalie

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  • Takei Emi to show off her 'kiss face' for new "Maquillage" CM

    July 20, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    Model and actress Takei Emi plans to show off her 'kiss face' in Shinseido's new "Maquillage" CM! During the shoot, Takei demonstrated many 'kiss faces' to represent the CM's concept, "lips that make you want to CHU (kiss)". In the CM, Takei plays a woman with 'good tactics', who is able to attract people's eyes with her nonchalant attitude and suggestive kiss. The adult-like expression at the end of the CM will surely make the viewer's he

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  • Koda Kumi performs live at Yokohama in front of 2,500 fans!

    July 20, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    At her nationwide hall tour on July 19th in Yokohama , Koda Kumi (28) performed her new song, “Poppin’ love cocktail feat. TEEDA” which is one of the tracks from her upcoming single "4 TIMES", for the first time live as a part of ‘Koda Kumi Live Tour 2011 ~Dejavu~’. This is her first hall tour since the ‘LIVE TOUR 2006-2006 SECOND SESSION’ which occurred four years ago. For this tour, she has held 39 stages so far, and will aim to perfor

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  • [Exclusive] SCANDAL rocks out in Anaheim!

    July 20, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    One of the most highly anticipated events during the Fourth of July weekend revolved around a visit from J-pop girl band, SCANDAL. The girls haven’t been back to the States since their days as an Indie band; now that they've gone major, fans have been buzzing even more excitedly over the girls' return. SCANDAL kicked off their AM2 experience with a fun fan meeting at the Anaheim Convention Center, where they got to answer candid questions

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  • Horipro holds their charity live, "Song for you"!

    July 20, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

    On July 18th and 19th, talent agency Horipro held a charity live titled “Song for you” at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo. In front of 1,400 fans, veteran singer Wada Akiko said, “Energetic people like us will do our best to do whatever we can! The reconstruction aid will start after this. Please think of this as one big step and continue your support.” Itano Tomomi of AKB48 also chipped in, “I'll do my best to become a veteran artist like Ak

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