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  • S/mileage unveils PV for "Tachiagaaru"!

    September 21, 2011 @ 5:50 am

    Idol group S/mileage has just revealed the full PV for their upcoming single, "Tachiagaaru"! In the video, the girls show off their energy and charm through a rigorous dance routine. "Tachiagaaru" marks the first single to feature the group's new sub-members. The single is scheduled to be released on September 28th, but in the meantime, check out the PV below! Tip: Kohri

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  • 2NE1 reveals PV preview for "Lonely"

    September 21, 2011 @ 5:48 am

    Korean girl group 2NE1 unleashed their gorgeous ballad "Lonely" back in May, and they decided to bring it over to Japan as part of their debut album. Two weeks ago, the girls shared a preview of the song's Japanese version along with a photo teaser for the PV, and now they've revealed a PV preview for the Japanese MV. Check it out below!

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  • Kis-My-Ft2's first regular radio program to start in October!

    September 21, 2011 @ 4:50 am

    Pop group Kis-My-Ft2 will be hosting their first regular radio program starting October 6th! Every week, a different member will appear on the program, however for its first broadcast, all 7 members will be present during the show. The program will feature a practice segment which prepares the boys for their future appearances on radio and TV. It will also hold a training corner for the boys to become 'real stars'. Kis-My-Ft2 is a 7-mem

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  • KAT-TUN to release "Birth" for upcoming drama

    September 21, 2011 @ 2:54 am

    Heads up, KAT-TUN fans: it's been announced that band will be releasing a new track titled "BIRTH" as the theme song for Kame's upcoming drama, 'Yokai Ningen Bem' ('Humanoid Monster Bem')! 'Yokai Ningen Bem', which will be a live-action drama adapted from an anime, centers on the lives of Bem, Bera and Berro, three yokai (spirits) who fight against other yokai and monsters that attack humans. Kame in particular will be starring as Bem, a

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  • T.M.Revolution holds "Inazuma Rock Fes 2011"

    September 21, 2011 @ 1:07 am

    On September 17th and 18th, T.M. Revolution (Nishikawa Takanori) held his open-air rock festival, "Inazuma Rock Fes 2011", at Karasuma Peninsula Shibafu Hiroba in his hometown, Shiga Prefecture. Within the two days, a total of 27,000 people gathered to join in on the festival. Nishikawa called out to the victims from the Tohoku Earthquake by shouting, "I want to send power from Shiga Prefecture to the outskirts of Japan." As its third ann

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  • 2NE1 announces news at their debut live at Yokohama Arena!

    September 21, 2011 @ 12:07 am

    Korean group 2NE1 just started their Japanese debut tour on the evening of September 19 at Yokohama Arena. The girls will perform six shows in three cities and it's predicted that they will bring about 70,000 attendees. At the concert when the current raised, leader CL announced that they want to perform at this year's Kohaku Utagassen and that they aim to take on the world. Then green lazers shot out with the words "NOLZA" and, "Let's

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  • Tohoshinki collaborates with JR Yamatesen

    September 20, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Pop group Tohoshinki is doing everything they can to promote their upcoming album "TONE", this includes hijacking one of the busiest trains in Tokyo, the JR Yamatesen. For the next two weeks (September 17th to October 1st) the train will be known a the "Tohoshinki Premium Train" and are wrapped in the three colors of red, blue and yellow; the colors of their album jackets. Not only that but the inside of the train is also filled with their

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  • Nakagawa Shoko releases "Hanbun Fushigi" PV!

    September 20, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    Last month tokyohive reported that Akihabara idol Nakagawa Shoko (a.k.a. Shokotan) is continuing with her cover album series, "Shocotan☆Cover". Now, her PV for "Hanbun Fushigi" has been released! The first album is "Shocotan☆Cover 4-1 ~Shoko☆Dol Version~" and will cover songs from CoCo and will be released on October 12th. Just last week she released the PV to "Koigokoro", originally by Aikawa Nanase. Check out her PV for "Hanbun Fu

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  • "Crow" from "BAKUMAN" gets his own set of products

    September 20, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    It has been announced that the character "Crow" from Ooba Tsugumi and Obata Takeshi's "BAKUMAN." will get his own t-shirt and figurine set. The set will be launched through the company 'MANGART BEAMS T'. The t-shirts will come in 4 sizes ranging from x-small to large. The figurine will have a limited production and will be in monochrome. The price for the set is ¥5,040 (around $66 USD) and will only be available through the 'BEAMS online s

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  • Gouriki Ayame to challenge voice acting for the first time

    September 20, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    On September 18th, actress Gouriki Ayame performed a voice-over for the animated film, "McDull, Kung Fu Kindergarten", at a studio in Tokyo. As her very first time voice acting, Gouriki will play the role of the heroine, 'May'. She commented, "I now know the difficulty of expressions just by simply using the voice. But it was very fun. May-chan is a precocious girl who attends kindergarten. I tried to play the role with an image of a pure

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