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  • "Mito Komon" series to end after 40 years

    July 15, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

    On July 15th, TBS announced that they will sing off the popular historical period drama "Mito komon" in 2011. The 43rd series which is currently on the air will be the last for the series. "Mito Komon" is one of the national popular TV dramas, but they decided to finish the more than 40 years of history due to low ratings of and other unnamed reasons. Satomi Kotarou who plays a role of the main character "Komon-sama", held a press conf

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  • Which record label made the most money in the first half of 2011?

    July 15, 2011 @ 9:32 pm

    After revealing their half-year single, album, and music DVD rankings for the first half of 2011, Oricon has published yet another article on the most successful record labels so far. Coming in first place for the third year in a row is Sony Music Entertainment, who made approximately 25.32 billion yen (around 320 million USD, 94.8% of the earnings from the previous period). Some of their biggest contributors include Ikimonogakari - who re

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  • Preview S/mileage's PV for "Uchouten LOVE"!

    July 15, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

    During their Ustream broadcast on July 14th, S/mileage revealed the full PV for their upcoming single, "Uchouten LOVE"! The PV for their new song features plenty of adorable close-ups, as well as scenes of the girls posing cutely for the camera. Check out a video of the girls watching their new PV, as well as a CM for the single below! - S/mileage on Ustream "Uchouten LOVE" CM

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  • Koda Kumi to release live performance collection!

    July 15, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    Pop diva Koda Kumi has just updated her official website with information on two new live DVDs! The DVDs include live performances of fifty of her best hits - from her debut song "TAKE BACK" all the way to her most recent single "POP DIVA". It'll also include the making of music video, and even an interview. The collection has been split into two different versions: a "red version" and a "blue version", and will be released on August 2nd.

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  • Music Station reveals guest list for July 22nd!

    July 15, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

    After airing an exciting new episode on July 15th, Music Station has updated their official website with the guest list for July 22nd! The upcoming episode will feature Kis-My-Ft2 with their debut song "Everybody Go", JUJU, Tohoshinki, and more for an episode you can't miss. Check out the set list below! - "Everybody Go" - Kis-My-Ft2 "Bach no Senritsu wo Yoru ni Kiita Sei Desu." - Sakanaction "Mata Ashita..." - JUJU "Supers

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  • Buono! reveals jacket cover for new mini-album, "partenza"!

    July 15, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    Buono! has just updated their official Hello! Project page with the cover of their upcoming mini-album, "partenza"! The girls' new mini-album is their first after switching labels from Pony Canyon to zetima, and features a more mature image for the group. Check out the cover below, and stay tuned for more details on "partenza"! - Source: Hello! Project Official Website

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  • NMB48 reveals PV teasers for the B-sides of "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo"!

    July 15, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    NMB48 has just uploaded the "short versions" of their PVs for "Boku ga Maketa Natsu" and "Mattemashita, Shingakki" onto their official YouTube channel! Both songs are B-sides to their major debut single "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo", which drops on July 20th. "Boku ga Maketa Natsu" is sung by the White Team, while "Mattemashita, Shingakki" is sung by the Red Team. Check out both PV previews below! - "Mattemashita, Shingakki" "Boku ga

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  • Check out a radio rip of Tokyo Girls' Style's song, "We Will Win!"

    July 15, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

    After teasing fans with a PV preview earlier this week, a full radio rip of Tokyo Girls' Style's new song 'We Will Win! -Kokoro no Baton de Popon no Po~n-" has been revealed! "We Will Win!" is the cheerful second A-side to the idol group's new single, "Limited addiction / We Will Win! -Kokoro no Baton de Popon no Po~n-", and - just as the title promises - doesn't fail to cheer you on when you listen to it. Listen to the full song below!

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  • Check out the cover for Kikkawa Yuu's new photobook "YOU"!

    July 15, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    We previously announced that Kikkawa Yuu would be releasing her first photobook and solo DVD "YOU" on August 17th and now you can see the charming cover for the book. In 2010, Kikkawa Yuu finished her training as a Hello!Project Egg and held her solo debut this past May with Universal J. Fans have since been anticipating her first photobook. This photobook was shot at the end of the rainy season in Okinawa. Kikkawa can be seen playing b

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  • Former "X" member, TAIJI arrested in Saipan + attempted suicide

    July 15, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

    A former member of rock group "X" (X JAPAN at present), Sawada Taiji (a.k.a TAIJI) was arrested because his violent acts while on a air plane that was headed toward Saipan, disrupting the crew's work on July 11th. According to the Consular Office of Japan in Saipan, Sawada attempted suicide while being restrained in the early evening of July 14th.  Though he was transported to the Intensive Care Unit at a hospital, he is still unconscious

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