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  • Kalafina opens a special Twitter for their stay in Los Angeles!

    June 29, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    To help fans stay connected during their stay in Los Angeles for Anime Expo, Kalafina has opened an official staff Twitter! The trio will be attending the American anime convention Anime Expo, which will be held from Friday, July 1st until Monday, July 4th. During this time, Kalafina will perform a special live at Club Nokia, hold a meet-and-greet, sign autographs, and hold a Q&A panel with their fans. Follow their official staff Twitte

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  • Quruli adds new members and continues as a 5-man band

    June 29, 2011 @ 8:00 am

    Three new members have just joined popular band Quruli, and their activities from now on will be as a 5-member band. The 3 new members are Yoshida Shounen (guitar & vocals), FanFan (timpani & vocals), and Tanaka Yuuji (drums & percussion). On their official website, Kishida Shigeru (vocals & guitar) and Satou Masashi (bass & vocals) both commented, "From now on, with the addition of these 3 members, as a group of 5, we wa

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  • NMB48 attends debut music video revealing event for "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo"

    June 29, 2011 @ 7:48 am

    AKB48's sister group NMB48 attended an event to reveal their music video for their debut single, "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo". To commemorate their major debut, they had director Yukisada Isao, best known for directing 'Sekai no Chuushin de Ai wo Sakebu', direct their music video. When they revealed the finished product, leader Yamamoto Sayaka commented, "I was moved. The power is amazing", showing her satisfaction. After watching their f

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel's program on Nico Nico Namahousou attracted over 90,000 viewers!

    June 29, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    As previously reported, L’Arc~en~Ciel’s program on Nico Nico Namahousou occurred on June 27th at 8 PM and was on-air for 24 hours. This special live program attracted more than 90,000 viewers and recorded over 300,000 comments. In this program, about 123 songs and 44 video clips of L’Arc~en~Ciel were broadcasted live. In the finale of the program, the members of L’Arc~en~Ciel performed a special live performance for one hour, which started o

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  • Music Japan reveals guest list for July 3rd!

    June 29, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    Music Japan has updated their official website with the guest list for July 3rd! This week’s episode is loaded with Korean idols, as KARA returns for a second week in a row and SHINee also takes the stage. Also appearing are legendary rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel, AKB48 sub-unit No Sleeves, and Noanowa, making for a diverse lineup of heavy hitters you shouldn't miss! Check out the guest list below! "GOOD LUCK MY WAY" - L'Arc~en~Ciel "

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  • LOVE PSYCHEDELICO to provide theme song for "Zettai Reido"

    June 29, 2011 @ 6:49 am

    LOVE PSYCHEDELICO will sing the theme song for the second season of "Zettai Reido ~Mikaiketsu Jiken Tokumei Sousa~"! The song is titled "It's You", and will be released as a single on August 10th. This marks the first time in nearly five years that LOVE PSYCHEDELICO has written a song specifically for a drama. The duo had previously lent their song "Dry Town -Theme of Zero-" to the first season of "Zettai Reido" as its theme song, but this tim

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  • F.T. Island reveals their music video for "Let It Go"!

    June 29, 2011 @ 6:28 am

    F.T. Island just wrapped up their "Hello Hello" promotions in Korea and have now released their music video for their upcoming Japanese single, "Let It Go". In the music video, F.T. Island are found wearing all-black as they are rocking out in an all-white building. Simple color panels were used to bring color into the room, livening up the setting to fit the upbeat mood of the song. This "Let It Go" single will mark F.T. Island's first f

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  • Aiba Masaki to be narrator for upcoming nature documentary

    June 29, 2011 @ 6:01 am

    On June 28th, it was announced that Arashi’s Aiba Masaki will be the narrator for the first Japanese nature documentary that uses Japan as the film setting. The documentary - titled “Nippon Rettou: Ikimonotachi no Monogatari” (The Japanese Archipelago: A Story on the Inhabitants) - will focus on the beautiful seasonal setting of Japan and the “family love” that is shared amongst the animals that live there. This particular nature documen

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  • AKB48's 22nd single title revealed to be "Flying Get"!

    June 29, 2011 @ 5:40 am

    AKB48's latest single, to be released on August 24th, will be called "Flying Get"! The members singing the title track will be the top 21 members from the AKB48 22nd Single General Election that was announced at Nippon Budokan on June 9th. The video for the song will be directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko, who is known for his work in the TV dramas "Keizoku", "Ikebukuro West Gate Park", and "TRICK", as well as the films "20 Seiki Shounen" and "

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  • SOPHIA to make their comeback as a major label band!

    June 29, 2011 @ 5:28 am

    During an event at Tokyo's Nakano Sun Plaza on June 27th, rock band SOPHIA announced that they are now signed under avex as a major label band! The event was held to celebrate the completion of the upcoming film, "Kamen Rider Eternal". The band will make their debut with a single titled, "cod-E ~E no Angou~", which officially drops on July 27th and comes in both CD+DVD and CD-only versions. The title track will be used as the theme song to the

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