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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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  • SPYAIR performs in Korea on Mnet's 'M! Countdown'

    December 9, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    Rock band SPYAIR recently made their first appearance on Mnet's 'M! Countdown', a popular Korean music program. They performed "Samurai Heart (Some Like It Hot!!)", which was released back in June. Check it out below! SPYAIR also held their first one-man live concert in Korea today on December 9th at Club FF. -- Thanks to sergel02 for the tip!

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  • MUCC's "Nirvana" becomes opening theme song for 'Inu × Boku SS'

    December 9, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

    Visual kei band MUCC was selected to have their new song, "Nirvana", become the opening theme for upcoming anime series, "Inu×Boku SS". "Inu×Boku SS" is an anime adaptation of Fujiwara Cocoa's popular manga series of the same title. It is currently being serialized in the manga magazine, "Gekkan Gangan JOKER". "Nirvana" will first play on the radio through TOKYO FM's music program "RADIO DRAGON" on December 14th. Source: natalie

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  • globe's KEIKO gets discharged from hospital, starts rehabilitation

    December 9, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    Music producer Komuro Tetsuya held a press conference on December 9th to announce that his wife KEIKO was discharged from hospital on the 8th. Komuro began by reassuring the audience that KEIKO was doing fine. "Since it was detected early, KEIKO didn't suffer any aftereffects from the subarachnoid hemorrhage, such as being unable to move her body or have speech difficulties." He also added that KEIKO has started her rehab therapy, and is abl

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  • YUKI to celebrate 10 years with new singles collection + Tokyo Dome live

    December 9, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    Singer/songwriter YUKI will soon be celebrating her 10-year anniversary as a soloist, and to commemorate the occasion, she'll hold her very first Tokyo Dome live on May 6th, 2012.  Yuki will also release a complete singles collection called "POWERS OF TEN" on February 1st. YUKI's upcoming concert will mark her first solo Tokyo Dome stage; the last time she performed there was in 2001 with her old band, JUDY AND MARY. Pre-sale tickets for 'YU

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  • Porno Graffitti to release new single in February

    December 9, 2011 @ 5:53 am

    Rock band Porno Graffitti has revealed that they will be releasing their new single, "2012Spark", on February 8th. As we reported earlier, the title track will serve as the theme song for the upcoming movie, "Gyakuten Saiban". It's described as a thrilling and uptempo number that matches the movie perfectly. Regarding the song, Okano Akihito (Vo) commented, "I think it's a song with an oppressive feeling that will pierce your heart. Ple

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  • AKB48's Kojima Haruna becomes new TSUBAKI model

    December 9, 2011 @ 3:08 am

    On December 8th, AKB48 member Kojima Haruna attended a press event for haircare brand 'TSUBAKI' as their newest model. Kojima commented, "It seems like a dream for me to be in TSUBAKI commercial and I'm really glad to have been chosen for this. " The idol also talked about her experience shooting the CM. "I was nervous at first, but they played AKB48 songs and I felt relaxed," she laughed. Joining Kojima as new models for the brand

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  • 30 members pass first round of judging for AKB48's upcoming anime

    December 9, 2011 @ 12:56 am

    On December 8th, AKB48 announced the names of the 30 members who passed the first round of judging for their upcoming anime, "AKB0048". The storyline focuses on 9 idol cadets who aim to become legendary superstars. Out of 200 girls from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48, 30 passed the first round for a chance to be one of 9 voice actors. These members include 17 from AKB48, 8 from SKE, 4 from NMB, and 1 from HKT. The 30 members will advance i

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