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  • Maeda Atsuko to play the heroine in upcoming movie, "Kuyaku Ressha

    December 16, 2011 @ 6:25 am

    It's been announced that AKB48's Maeda Atsuko will appear in the upcoming movie, 'Kuyaku Ressha', alongside actor  Moriyama Mirai. 'Kuyaku Ressha' was adapted from Nishimura Kenta's novel, which received the 144th Akutagawa Prize, a prestigious literary award. The story is set in 1987 and revolves around 'Kitamachi Kanta' (played by Moriyama), a 19-year-old day laborer who's infatuated with alcohol and brothels. He has no friends, no girlf

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  • Shimizu Shota reveals PV for upcoming single, "Fuyu ga Owaru Mae ni"

    December 16, 2011 @ 5:05 am

    Back in November, R&B singer Shimizu Shota announced that he'll be releasing his 12th single on December 21st titled, "Fuyu ga Owaru Mae ni". The singer has now revealed the PV for the single, and it's definitely a pretty video that matches well with his winter love song concept. This 6-minute video follows the story of a couple with Shimizu narrating their feelings amidst the falling snow. Check it out below! fuyugaowarumaeni by

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  • Buono! reveals jacket covers + track list for "Hatsukoi Cider/Deep Mind"

    December 16, 2011 @ 3:34 am

    Earlier, pop trio Buono! released a radio preview of their new song, "Deep Mind", and now they've revealed the details and jacket covers for their upcoming single. This double A-side comes in 'Regular' and 'Limited' editions. The 'regular' is a CD-only that will come the tracks, "Hatsukoi Cider" and "Deep Mind", as well as their instrumentals. Meanwhile, the limited edition will include a DVD with a close-up version of the "Hatsukoi Cider" P

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  • Seto Koji to appear in Goriki Ayame's new drama series, "Teen Court"

    December 16, 2011 @ 2:16 am

    It's been announced that D-BOYS' Seto Koji (23) will make an appearance in the upcoming NTV drama "Teen Court ~10-dai Saiban~", which will begin on January 10th. As reported previously, this drama is set at a “teen court”, where teenagers judge juvenilles who've committed delinquent acts. Goriki Ayame will take the lead role as 'Nyakouji Misato', a female high school prosecutor. She's the love interest of Seto's character, a 17-year-old hi

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  • Golden Bomber to release new album, "Golden Album"

    December 16, 2011 @ 12:34 am

    Visual kei band Golden Bomber will be releasing their new album, "Golden Album", on January 4th. The band's first original album will consist of 13 songs, including their singles, "Yowasete Mojito", "Boku Quest", and a K-Pop version of their hit track, "Memeshikute". The album will come in four different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, Limited Edition C, and Regular Edition. Limited Edition A will come with a bonus disc

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  • TOKIO announces their 1st single for 2012

    December 15, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    It's been revealed that TOKIO will be releasing their first single for 2012, titled "KIBOU" on February 1st.  "KIBOU" is currently being used in Yamato Unyu's CM. It was also reported that there will be limited edition which includes a DVD, and the standard regular edition. <Limited Edition> [CD] 1. KIBOU 2. KIBOU (Backing Track) [DVD] "KIBOU" Video Clip <Regular Edition> [CD only] 1. KIBOU 2. Camden (temporary ti

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  • AKB48 reveals red and white teams for their very own "Kohaku singing battle"

    December 15, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    On December 15th, AKB48 revealed the red and white teams for their very own "Kohaku singing battle"! All members of AKB48 including Research Students will participate in this event. 16 members of NMB48 will join the red team, while 16 members from both SKE48 and HKT48 will join the white team. The winning team will be decided by vote from viewers nationwide and overseas (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, and Singapore). AKB48's "Kohaku singi

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  • PSP game "Shining Hearts" to receive anime adaptation

    December 15, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    It's been announced that popular PSP game, "Shining Hearts", will be getting an anime adaptation next spring! The game "Shining Hearts" is set in a fantasy world, where a mysterious girl suddenly washes onto shore, and the protagonist Rick takes action to protect her from pirates. Out of three characters, Nellis, Amyl, and Aerie, the player chooses one heroine to set out on an adventure alongside Rick. The anime will produced by Product

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  • "AKB0048" story & characters revealed

    December 15, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

    The storyline for AKB48's upcoming anime, "AKB0048", has been revealed through its official website. - In the beginning of the 21st Century, a world war breaks out over interplanetary travel technology. After significant damage to the ecosystem, mankind forces themselves out of Earth, which begins the Star Calendar 00. Shortly after, entertainment and music become heavily regulated because of it's power to corrupt people's hearts. On

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  • GLAY adds new dates to their nationwide tour

    December 15, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    Rock band GLAY has just added three new dates to their nationwide tour, "HIGH COMMUNICATIONS TOUR 2011-2012 RED MOON & SILVER SUN"! The band has added shows for April 19th, 21st, and 22nd at the Nippon Budokan. With these new dates, their tour now hosts a total of 51 performances. GLAY just wrapped up the first half of their tour at the Shibuya Public Hall on December 14th. The second half of their tour will kick off in February 10t

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