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  • Base Ball Bear unveils "Tabibito In The Dark" PV

    September 30, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

    Base Ball Bear has just released a new PV, "Tabibito In The Dark". They announced the single back in August, which will be a double-A side featuring "Tabibito In The Dark" and "Slow Motion wo Mouichido part.2".  Slated to hit shelves on October 5th, Base Ball Bear's 14th single will come with a CD containing two songs plus a CD-Extra, "Document 2011 'Boku no Me' -Sequel-". The first press will come with an alternative jacket as well as a

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  • AKB48 reveals album jackets for "Kaze wa Fuiteiru"

    September 30, 2011 @ 11:57 am

    Idol group AKB48 has just unveiled the jacket covers to their 23rd single, "Kaze wa Fuiteiru". The concept makes the girls look like wood nymphs in a misty forest. Bell sleeves, ethnic prints, and long feather earrings combine to create an ethereal effect, which makes one  wonder what the PV will look like. The images released are for 'Limited Edition A', 'Limited Edition B', and the 'Theatre Disc'. Type A has Maeda Atsuko, Oshima Yuuko

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  • 'Doraemon' 3-D wax figures exhibited at the Madame Tussauds in Bangkok

    September 30, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    On September 27th, a new Madame Tussauds museum opened in Bangkok, featuring the world's first wax figures of Japan's popular animated character, "Doraemon". The Bangkok museum opened on the 27th as Southeast Asia's first wax museum. It hosts a special exhibition of 3-D wax figures of Doraemon and Nobita, who look as if they've just stepped out of the anime.  special feature was the three-dimensional wax figures of Doraemon and Nobita that

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  • Nintendo Wii reveals AKB48's CM for "Just Dance"

    September 30, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    Ever wanted to bust a move like your favorite pop stars? Game company Nintendo is making that dream possible with their latest game, "Just Dance", which will be released nationwide on October 13th. This Wii game will be jam-packed with hits from various J-pop artists like AKB48, Kara, Exile, Koda Kumi, Amuro Namie, Tohoshinki, and more. There are a couple of modes in the game, including "Everyone Dance Mode" and "Exercise Mode". Nine song

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  • Album jackets + tracklist revealed for Goto Maki's new album, "Aikotoba (VOICE)"

    September 30, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    Former Morning Musume member Goto Maki is gearing up to take the industry by storm with her new album, "Aikotoba (VOICE)". Scheduled to drop on November 2nd, the album will  come in three editions: 'Regular Edition', 'Limited Edition A', and 'Limited Edition B'. The latter edition will be a box set that includes two CDs and two DVDs, as well as a 15-postcard set of Maki in Kabukicho, Shinjuku. The photos were carefully edited by Nicola Formi

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  • Acid Black Cherry releases full PV for "Shangri-La"

    September 30, 2011 @ 6:59 am

    Just yesterday, rock band Acid Black Cherry released the TV spot to their 12th single "Shangri-La" which is scheduled to drop October 19th. This is the second song of a five consecutive release. The next song, "Chou" will be released on November 16th. Check it the PV below. -

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  • Uno Takeshi and Suzuki Hiroyuki to leave ART-SCHOOL

    September 30, 2011 @ 5:11 am

    It's been announced that Uno Takeshi (Bass) and Suzuki Hiroyuki (Drums) of ART-SCHOOL have decided to leave the band. Their last live will be at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST on December 9th. After long discussions between the members and staff, the two decided to leave due to musical differences. Starting in 2012 ART-SCHOOL will continue with the two remaining members, Kinoshita Riki (Vocal) and Todaka Masafumi (Guitar). Kinoshita said that by t

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  • SKE48's Matsui Rena watches "Rango" with a chameleon

    September 30, 2011 @ 2:25 am

    On September 28th, SKE48's Matsui Rena attended a special preview event for the animated film, "Rango". Since the movie follows the adventures of a chameleon named 'Rango', Matsui watched the movie with a real live chameleon. Matsui, who says she loves reptiles, showed her excitement by saying, "It's my first time actually touching it, but I've grown to love it even more!" While petting the chameleon, she exclaimed, "It seeks more attentio

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  • FRIDAY reports that Tabata Tomoko & Okada Yoshinori are dating

    September 30, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    On September 30th's issue of weekly tabloid magazine, "FRIDAY", it was reported that actress Tabata Tomoko (30) and actor Okada Yoshinori (34) are dating. According to the magazine, Tabata and Okada played the role of lovers in a recent stage play, "Warai no Machi", and dined at a restaurant with three other co-stars in mid-September. On a separate day, the couple was seen leaving together in Okada's car after the performance. There are al

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  • "The Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Festival 2011" to be held at the end of October

    September 29, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    A great charitable cause will be held on October 29th and 30th to support the disaster victims from March's Tohoku earthquake   earlier this year. Named as "The Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Festival 2011 ~For the Future of the Children~", this event was sponsored by five organizations including the Japan Phonograph Record Association, the Recording Industry Association of Japan, the Music Publishers Association of Japan, the Music Pr

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