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  • AKB48's Iwasa Misaki to make her solo debut as Enka singer

    December 6, 2011 @ 4:19 am

    It's been announced that AKB48 member Iwasa Misaki (16) will be making her solo debut as an Enka singer under Tokuma Japan Communications! Though Iwasa is the third member in the group to make a solo debut after Maeda Atsuko and Itano Tomomi, she will be the first to step out as an Enka singer. Iwasa commented, "I was surprised but very happy, as it's been my dream to make a solo debut as a singer since I was little.  It's all thanks to the

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  • P'UNK-EN-CIEL to release their first album, "P'UNK IS NOT DEAD"

    December 6, 2011 @ 3:23 am

    Rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel has announced that they will live broadcast the mastering and final sound check for their new album via UStream. This was announced on December 4th during the final performance of the band's nationwide tour, "20th L'Anniversary Tour". Fans can look forward to this rare opportunity to see the moment of completion of the anticipated new album. The live broadcast will be held on December 26th starting at 10:00pm. An "

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  • Check out the PV for Tamaki Nami's upcoming single "LADY MIND"

    December 6, 2011 @ 2:26 am

    Tamaki Nami will be releasing a new single "LADY MIND" on January 25th 2012, which will be her 1st single after transferring to new label TEICHIKU ENTERTAINMENT, Imperial Records.  Recently, the full PV to the upcoming single was revealed on TEICHIKU ENTERTAINMENT's official YouTube channel. Check it out below! Thanks to Nick Ae for the tip!

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  • dwango announces its yearly download ranking

    December 6, 2011 @ 1:17 am

    dwango (mobile content provider) has announced the results of its yearly download ranking! Check out the results below! - <dwango.jp (Uta)> Chaku-uta 2011 Yearly Ranking 01. "Lotus" - Arashi 02. "Everybody Go" - Kis-My-Ft2 03. "Meikyu Love Song" - Arashi 04. "Aoi Bench" - Tegomass 05. "Maru Maru Mori Mori!" - Kaoru to Tomoki, Tamani Mook. 06. "Distance" - Nishino Kana 07. "Promise" - A.N.JELL 08. "Miss You" - A.N.JELL

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  • SKE48 and Heisei Nobushi Kobushi to start their internet TV program

    December 6, 2011 @ 12:17 am

    SKE48 and comedian Heisei Nobushi Kobushi attended a press conference of their upcoming internet TV program "Nobukobu & Zebra Tenshi no Kyuin x2 Variety" on December 5th in Tokyo. This is the variety show of Pachinko (pinball game), and Heisei Nobushi Kobushi and SKE48 Ono Haruka, Takada Shiori, Deguchi Aki, Hirata Rikako and Furukawa Airi are showing how Pachinko is fun through a comedy and various projects in the program. On that

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – December 2nd~4th

    December 5, 2011 @ 11:11 pm

    [caption id="attachment_208178" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Even has its normal moments... ("Koko ga Uwasa no El Palacio" - TV Tokyo)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted by revitalized "11 Nin mo Iru!", another challenging Saturday for "Yokai Ningen Bem", and the continuation of "Saka no Ue no Kumo". Friday's prime time once again started with a men's voll

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  • Goto Maki holds her last live concert before hiatus

    December 5, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

    On December 4th, singer Goto Maki held her final live concert, "G-Emotion FINAL~for you~", at Chiba Makuhari Messe. The live was held twice in one night, gathering a total of 10,000 people to the venue. Goto expressed, "As the last scene before my hiatus, I wanted a live where I could enjoy it by becoming one with the fans. I wanted to show everyone the one-man live I haven't done since transferring to Avex." And so, with the concept "the

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  • AKB48 to release their first glasses-themed photo book

    December 5, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

    On December 20th, popular idol group AKB48 will release their first glasses-themed photo book, "AKB48 Twenty-Four Hours". The photo book will be in all-color and will contain 120 pages. It will feature 'the day in the life of AKB48' with themes like "7:25 Good Morning, everyone!", "19:00 Baking a cake is fun!", and "24:00 Have a good night!". The members participating are Oshima Yuko, Maeda Atsuko, Kashiwagi Yuki, Shinoda Mariko, Watana

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  • Oricon reveals the result of monthly chart for November

    December 5, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    Below are the results of Oricon's monthly charts for November. ----- <Single> 1. "Meikyu Love Song" - Arashi : 11/2 (602,482) 2. "Okie Dokie" - SKE48 : 11/9 (421,366) 3. "Sexy Zone" - Sexy Zone : 11/16 (196,979) 4. "Pera Pera Perao" - Not yet : 11/16 (187,417) 5. "Saisho no Mail" - French Kiss : 11/22 (133,662) 6. "Anata e/Ooo Baby" - EXILE/EXILE ATSUSHI : 11/23 (119,583) 7. "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" - AKB48 : 10/

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  • CHATMONCHY to release two singles + best album successively

    December 5, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

    Rock band CHATMONCHY has announced that they will be releasing new material in February for three consecutive weeks. The group will release new singles (both currently untitled) on February 1st and February 8th. Then on February 15th, they will release their best-of album, "CHATMONCHY BEST ~2005-2011~". This was announced during the encore of their tour, "CHATMONCHY no Kyuai Tour♡", at Zepp Tokyo on December 4th. The first single has a

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