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  • Perfume ranks on SPIN magazine's '20 Best Pop Albums of 2011'

    December 23, 2011 @ 6:47 am

    American music magazine 'SPIN' has just revealed its list of the top 20 pop albums of 2011! 'SPIN's 20 Best Pop Albums of 2011' considers and evaluates pop albums from all over the world, and Japan's beloved electropop trio secured #14 with their latest work, 'JPN'. The writer explains: "Just as shiny, but not remotely as nuanced, as the art-hop robo-bop bouillabaisse popping off in neighboring Korea, Japanese pop trio Perfume still strike h

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  • CHEMISTRY reveals jackets covers for new album, "Trinity"

    December 23, 2011 @ 5:07 am

    CHEMISTRY has just revealed the jacket covers for their upcoming album "Trinity" through their official website! As tokyohive previously reported, the album will be released on January 25th and will be the duo's seventh overall. "Trinity" will be their first album in approximately two years. Check out the covers and track list for the album below! - Limited Edition (3CD+DVD) < CD1 Track List > 01. Trinity 02. NONONO 0

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  • Aragaki Yui's special CM for 'Mobage' to air one-time only

    December 23, 2011 @ 3:20 am

    It's been revealed that a special version of Aragaki Yui's CM for DeNA's portal site, 'Mobage', will air for one-time only. The original CM is currently airing in three different versions, each 15-seconds long. In these CMs, Aragaki waits for her significant other in a city lit up with dazzling Christmas displays. The special version of the CM will air once only on December 23rd from 12:45 a.m., after the final episode of the drama, "Ka

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  • Buono! reveals PV for new song, "DEEP MIND"!

    December 23, 2011 @ 1:39 am

    Buono! has just revealed the PV for their new song, "DEEP MIND"! "DEEP MIND" is one of two A-sides from the trio's upcoming single, "Hatsukoi Cider /  DEEP MIND", which is slated for release on January 25th. The dark color scheme of the PV mixed with the gorgeous member shots give the video a sophisticated, yet still adorable air, just like the song. Check out the video below! Source: Buono!'s Official YouTube Channel Tip: Chimai

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  • Morning Musume reveals jacket covers for "Pyoko Pyoko Ultra"

    December 23, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    The jacket covers have been revealed for Morning Musume's upcoming single, "Pyoko Pyoko Ultra"! Donning adorable fluffy chick costumes (as seen in their group and individual shots), the girls of Morning Musume pose in cute and fun ways for each of their four covers. Check out the jacket covers below! - Limited Edition A (CD+DVD) Limited Edition B (CD+DVD) Limited Edition C (CD+DVD) Regular Edition (CD-Only) - bo

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  • Ikimonogakari to provide CM song for 'U-CAN'

    December 22, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

    U-CAN's new CM campaign begins on January 1st, and to kick off their promotions, Ikimonogakari's "Itsudatte Bokura wa" has been confirmed as the theme song for their new commercials! Shibasaki Kou, Mukai Osamu, and Kimura Tae will continue appearing in U-CAN CMs, and will be joined by Takeda Tetsuya ffor the new year. Additionally, brand new content titled "Nice to Meet You! U-CAN" will become available on the U-CAN official website. Here,

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  • Which celebrity would you want as your lover?

    December 22, 2011 @ 7:38 pm

    For many, winter is a special time of year where loved ones come together for holidays like Christmas and the first shrine visit of the new year. Lovers especially grow closer than ever during the holiday season. Keeping this in mind, Oricon Style asked its readers for the 5th consecutive year on which famous celebrities of the opposite sex they would like to have as their lover. Though the survey was conducted back in October, Oricon publ

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  • BREAKERZ reveal their jacket covers for new single, "Miss Mystery"!

    December 22, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    After releasing the official track list back in November, rock band BREAKERZ has finally revealed the official covers for their upcoming single, "Miss Mystery", through their official fan website! As  previously reported, the single will come in three different versions when it gets released on January 25th: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD+DVD), and a regular CD-only version. Also included is the fan club CD+DVD version.

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  • 2PM concludes first Japanese tour at Nippon Budokan

    December 22, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    Korean idol group 2PM concluded their "2PM Arena Tour 2011 'Republic of 2PM'" at the Nippon Budokan on December 21st. Touring 5 locations with a total of 9 performances, 2PM reached out to a total of 100,000 fans. During the final encore, 10,000 fans sang "Hanarete itemo" surprising the boys. 2PM thanked the audience with teary eyes by saying, "We were deeply moved by everyone's surprise event".  2PM is already scheduled to have a 6 day perfo

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  • Negicco to release best-of album, "Negicco 2033~2012 -BEST-"

    December 22, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    After switching their label to T-Palette Records earlier this year, idol group Negicco has announced that they'll be releasing their first best-of album, "Negicco 2003~2012 -BEST-". The trio's best-of album will contain one new song and 17 previous hits, ranging from their formation in 2003 to the present time. The tracks have been specially remastered for this release. Starting with their debut song "Koi Suru Negicco" to their more recent

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