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  • First teaser for "Yamikin Ushijima-kun" hits the web

    March 8, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    A first teaser for the upcoming movie "Yamikin Ushijima-kun", directed by Yamaguchi Masatoshi, was recently revealed on its official website. The movie is based on Manabe Shouhei's manga of the same title, which has been serialized in the manga magazine 'Weekly Big Comic Spirits' since 2004. It has sold a total of over 5 million copies, and won the "56th Shogakukan Manga Award" in 2010. "Yamikin Ushijima-kun" revolves around 'Ushijima K

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  • Perfume reveals details on upcoming single, "Spring of Life"

    March 8, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    Previously, we reported that electro-pop trio Perfume will be releasing a new single, titled "Spring of Life", from Universal Music Japan. Now, the juicy details have been revealed! Perfume's upcoming single is scheduled for release on April 11th, and will contain a total of 4 tracks. The title track is currently the CM song for 'Kirin Chu-hai Hyouketsu'. The single will come in both limited and regular editions. Details on the DVD have

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  • Mano Haruka and Yamada Erika to graduate from SKE48

    March 8, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    It's been reported that SKE48 Team E members Mano Haruka and Yamada Erika will be graduating from the group at the end of the month. This was announced on March 8th during Team E's theater performance, "Pajama Drive". Mano will graduate in order to prioritize her studies, and Yamada will leave the group to focus on treatment for a herniated disc. Mano passed the 2nd Generation auditions in March of 2009, and has been a part of Team E si

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  • NICO Touches the Walls to release their first interview book

    March 8, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

    It's been revealed that rock band NICO Touches the Walls will be releasing a collection of their interviews in a book entitled "NICO Touches the Walls Tabi no Kiseki -Interview and Photo Chronicle 2007-2012-", on May 25th. This book will be produced by the editorial department of the magazine, "MUSICA". It will contain 5 years worth of interviews that were featured in magazines from their indies era up until now. The book will also include

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  • Oricon reveals their monthly charts for February

    March 8, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    Oricon has revealed the monthly charts for February 2012! Check out the top 10 singles and albums below. === <Single Monthly Ranking> 1. "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 : 2/15 (1,391,163) 2. "Junjou U-19" - NMB48 : 2/8 (352,843) 3. "SUPER DELICATE" - Hey! Say! JUMP : 2/22 (268,622) 4. "Guru Guru Curtain" - Nogizaka46 : 2/22 (155,821) 5. "Ai, Texas" - Yamashita Tomohisa : 2/29 (126,175) 6. "Synchro Tokimeki" - Wata

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  • Kitano Kii to release new mini-album, "Can you hear me?"

    March 8, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    On March 14th, Kitano Kii will be releasing her new mini-album, "Can you hear me?". The album will feature a total of 8 songs including Kitano's latest single, "Darl : orz". It will be released in 3 different versions: CD+DVD 1, CD+DVD 2, and CD-Only. CD+DVD 1 will come with the video clip for "Can you hear me?" and a documentary titled, "Story of 'Can you hear me?'". Meanwhile, CD+DVD 2 will also come with the video clip along with i

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  • Nightmare reveals short PV for "mimic"

    March 8, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    Visual-kei rock band, Nightmare, has revealed the short PV for their latest single, "Mimic"! "Mimic" was released on February 29th as Nightmare's first single of 2012. Check out the video clip below!

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  • Kawaguchi Haruna experiences her first bubble bath for first photo book

    March 8, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    Young actress Kawaguchi Haruna announced that she's going to release her first photo book with the title, "haruna" on March 20th. The pictures were taken in her home town on the Goto Islands in Nagasaki. You can even see her alma mater and her home on some of the 96 pages. Other locations include the warm island of Ishigaki in Okinawa. She commented, "The pictures were taken in my home town and although I was there for work, it was a re

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  • Dream Morning Musume's Ishikawa Rika & Yoshizawa Hitomi form new unit

    March 8, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    It's been revealed that Dream Morning Musume members Ishikawa Rika and Yoshizawa Hitomi have formed a new unit called ABCHO! With this new unit, Ishikawa and Yoshizawa will take on a different style from Hangry&Angry-f, their pop-rock group created back in 2008. ABCHO is scheduled to release their first single, "Me wo Tojite Gyusshiyo", on May 23rd. It's already been picked up as the opening theme for the anime adaptation of the p

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  • Oricon reveals their comic chart for the week of March 12th

    March 8, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    Oricon has just revealed their comic chart for the week of March 12th. Check it out below. ----- 1. "BLEACH", Volume 54 - Kubo Tite : (269,751) 2. "Bakuman", Volume 17 - Written by Oba Tsugumi/Illustrated by Obata Takeshi : (220,437) 3. "Glass no Kamen", Volume 48 - Miuchi Suzue : (167,378) 4. "To LOVE-Ru Darkness", Volume 4 - Written by Hasemi Saki/Illustrated by Yabuki Kentaro : (165,318) 5. "ONE PIECE BLUE DEEP

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