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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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  • Itano Tomomi & Taylor Momsen to feature in a new Samantha Thavasa CM

    June 29, 2011 @ 5:01 am

    [caption id="attachment_167443" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Left to Right: Yamamoto Mizuki, Laura, Ebihara Yuri, Michibata Jessica, Itano Tomomi, Tsuchiya Hazuki"][/caption] On June 28th, AKB48’s Itano Tomomi (19), Ebihara Yuri (31), and Michibata Jessica (26) visited a promotional event as image characters for a fashion brand, Samantha Thavasa. At that event, it was announced that they will be featured in a new Samantha Thavasa

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  • MUSIC ON! TV to air special documentary about Perfume + "Cars 2"!

    June 29, 2011 @ 4:19 am

    On July 23rd, MUSIC ON! TV will air a special documentary about electropop trio Perfume and their participation in the Disney-Pixar movie, "Cars 2"! The documentary is titled "Eiga 'Cars 2' Koukai Kinen Tokuban ~Ano Pixar Animation Studio ga Shitatameta~ Perfume Iyoiyo Sekai e" (A Special Program in Commemoration of the Movie 'Cars 2's' Release ~Recognized by Pixar Animation Studio~ Perfume is Headed More and More for the World), and will cove

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  • "AKB Ga Ippai ~The Best Music Video~" sells over 209,000 copies in the first week!

    June 29, 2011 @ 3:48 am

    AKB48’s latest DVD, “AKB Ga Ippai ~The Best Music Video~”, has sold over 209,000 copies, coming in first place on Oricon’s weekly DVD ranking for the week of July 4th and breaking the all-time record for the number of DVDs sold by a female musician/group! This DVD contains thirty-six of the group's music videos, including “Beginner”, “Heavy Rotation”, “Ponytail no Shu Shu”, “Sakura no Ki ni Narou”, and their limited edition single, “Baby! Ba

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  • Happiness gears up for a new single, "Wish"!

    June 29, 2011 @ 3:33 am

    Pop group Happiness is getting ready to release a brand new single, titled "Wish"! The single will be released on August 17th, and will come in two different editions: a limited CD+DVD version and a regular CD-only version. The DVD contains performances and PVs for the single, but no further information about the track list has been revealed. Stay tuned for more details on "Wish"! Source: CDJapan Tip: Puolukka

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  • Johnny & Associates respond to Hey! Say! JUMP's Morimoto Ryutarou incident

    June 29, 2011 @ 3:19 am

    On June 28th, Johnny & Associates announced their official message on their homepage regarding the incident with the youngest Hey! Say! JUMP member, Morimoto Ryutarou (16). Although the agency did not report Morimoto’s name or the validity of his actions, they posted a formal apology to the fans by stating, “We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience and the worry we have caused.” As a response, the agency added three more dates for H

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