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  • Tomato n' Pine member WADA to return from hiatus

    December 10, 2011 @ 5:27 am

    Idol group Tomato n' Pine has announced that WADA (Wada Rieka) will be returning from her hiatus. In early-November, WADA fell ill and withdrew herself from the group's regular radio program. She decided to go on hiatus in order to focus on full recovery. WADA will resume her activities on December 10th to participate in the group's handshake events at Nagoya Nadya Park in Aichi and Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens in Hyogo. They will also hold

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  • Kuroyume to hold their first Asia tour

    December 10, 2011 @ 3:45 am

    It's been revealed that rock band Kuroyume will be holding their first Asia tour, "THE ASIA SHOWCASE Vol.1", in March 2012. Kuroyume has been rapidly gaining popularity again after releasing their album, "Headache and Dub Reel Inch", in November. This album was their first in 13 years since "CORKSCREW" from 1998. For their very first Asia tour, Kuroyume has announced dates for Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Taiwan. Prior to this tour, however

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  • Download Acid Black Cherry's live concert for free!

    December 10, 2011 @ 2:47 am

    Acid Black Cherry is offering a free download of their live concert held on July 23rd at Fuji Q Highland Conifer Forest. The free download is the 3rd part of their 4th anniversary project, "ABC Dream CUP 2011", which was created to thank fans for their support over the past four year. The first part was a free Chaku-Uta download for all singles, and the second was a free live for 40,000 fans. The download will be available from December

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  • Check out the first teaser for "SPEC~Ten"

    December 10, 2011 @ 1:01 am

    The official website for upcoming movie, 'SPEC~Ten', has finally been updated with its first teaser. 'SPEC~Ten' brings back its two protagonists, Toma Saya (Toda Erika) and Sebumi Takeru (Kase Ryo), who've already solved various cases related to people with SPEC (special abilities) in last year's TBS drama. In the film, they will continue to find answers to questions raised at the end of the drama, however, the main case will be about the

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  • YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz to release new single + album

    December 9, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    On December 28th, YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz will be releasing their second single, "ALL MY LOVE / YOU ARE THE REASON". "ALL MY LOVE" is a ballad number that has already been performed during their European tour, while "YOU ARE THE REASON" is an uptempo rock tune. The DVD will contain the music video for "ALL MY LOVE". "YOU ARE THE REASON" is currently being used as the CM song for the snowboarding equipment brand, "Rouge et Noir", GACKT's l

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  • Mano Erina releases PV for upcoming single "Doki Doki Baby"

    December 9, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Previously, we reported about the release of Mano Erina's new double A-side single "Tasogare Kousaten/Doki Doki Baby" which is scheduled to be released on February 22nd 2012.   Today, the full PV to one of the title tracks "Doki Doki Baby" was revealed on Mano Erina official YouTube channel! In the music video, Mano is co-starring with some Maiko-san. Check it out below! Image: natalie Thanks to Tommy Van Damme for the tip!

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  • Artist lineup for "MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2011" announced

    December 9, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

    The artist lineup for TV Asahi's year-end music special, "MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE" has been announced! This year, the program will broadcast live from Chiba Makuhari Messe on December 23rd from 7:00 - 11:10 PM. The 30 artists who will perform on the show are: Lady Gaga ayaka SMAP Arashi Fukuyama Masaharu AKB48 EXILE Shoujo Jidai Nishino Kana Perfume Kinki Kids Yuzu Ikimonogakari aiko JUJU Porno Graffitti

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  • Kuriyama Chiaki, Tanihara Shosuke, & GACKT to voice act for CG anime film "Dragon Age"

    December 9, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

    Actress Kuriyama Chiaki attended the press conference which was held at a church in Tokyo, for the upcoming CG animation film "Dragon Age -Blood Mage no Seisen-". Kuriyama voice acts the main character "Cassandra", and this is the first time for her to take the lead role for a full-length anime film.  Kuriyama commented, "I was able to enjoy it, since it felt like as if I was acting for a live-action movie.  I swear it will be something t

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  • ayaka to perform on "MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2011"

    December 9, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    Previously, it was confirmed that singer-songwriter ayaka would be making a comeback in this year's "Kohaku Uta Gassen".  However, it's just been reported that she will be taking the stage 8 days earlier on TV Asahi's "MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2011"! The program will broadcast live from Makuhari Messe in Chiba. Although the full program of the show has not been revealed yet, TV Asahi stated, "She is scheduled to sing several songs includin

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  • A.B.C-Z to debut next year with DVD

    December 9, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    On December 9th, Johnny's Jr. group A.B.C-Z held a press conference for their stage play, "ABC-za Star Theater", where they announced that they would be making their debut next year. A.B.C-Z will debut with a DVD, making them the first Johnny's group to debut in this manner. Regarding the DVD debut, member Kawai Fumito commented, "We thought that the people who will watch our performances will know our greatness, so we asked Johnny-san (Pr

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