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  • Acid Black Cherry to hold 1st Christmas Live

    September 14, 2011 @ 2:32 am

    For the first time since Yasu of Janne Da Arc created his solo project, Acid Black Cherry (ABC), they will hold a Christmas live this year. It will be on December 25th at Osaka-Jo Hall and titled, "Acid Black Cherry X'mas LIVE Acid Black Christmas". Yasu wrote on his blog that since it's a small Christmas party, he encourages the fans to dress up. Fans can purchase tickets on the band's official website starting on September 26th at 13:00

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  • Kalafina continues their "After Eden" interview with Kawaii Girl Japan

    September 14, 2011 @ 1:23 am

    Kawaii Girl Japan has just uploaded the second part of their interview with the talented chamber pop group, Kalafina! In their latest promotional interview for their upcoming album "After Eden", the girls talk about their weird habits, how they've changed over the years, and their relationship as a trio. Check out their interview (with English subtitles) below! Source: Kawaii Girl Japan Official YouTube Channel

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  • Sandaime J Soul Brothers tops Oricon weekly chart for the first time

    September 14, 2011 @ 12:11 am

    On September 7th, Sandaime J Soul Brothers' forth single, "FIGHTERS", was released, and has sold 83,000 copies in its first week, topping the charts for the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking! Sandaime J Soul Brothers had their singles, "Best Friend's Girl", "On Your Mark ~Hikari no Kiseki~", and album, "J Soul Brothers", take third place in the past. However, this is their first time topping the charts since their debut last November, and they ar

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  • Nogizaka46 to start their own show "Nogizaka tte Doko?"

    September 13, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

    AKB48's official rival group, Nogizaka46, will be starting their own show, titled "Nogizaka tte Doko?", on TV Tokyo starting October 2nd. "Nogizaka tte Doko" is a show that will focus on the growth of the members of Nogizaka46. It will sculpt each of the girls' personalities from many different angles such as their 'singing abilities', 'dancing abilities', 'acting abilities', 'wisdom', and 'efforts'. Stay tuned to tokyohive for more inf

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  • News reporter Okuyama Eishi is missing

    September 13, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

    On the September 13th issue of 'Shukan Josei', it was reported that famous news reporter Okuyama Eishi (62) has been missing since spring. He was last seen at his apartment in Kawasaki on March 12th, the day after the Tohoku Earthquake. According to Okuyama's older brother, his clothes were left hanging at home, and the bathtub was filled with water, but his bankbook was mysteriously missing. He says he has filed a missing person report to

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  • Nishino Kana chosen as new artist for Sony Walkman

    September 13, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

    On September 13th, pop singer Nishino Kana attended Sony Walkman's new product presentation event as the new artist for their project, "Play You". Nishino appeared holding a 'shocking pink' walkman, and commented, "It's abundant in color variations, and its really cute, so I don't know which one to choose. The sound is very good also." Then she sang the image song, "Tatoe Donna Ni", and promoted the product by saying, "By linking music and

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  • Aimer's second single chosen as the ending theme for "BLEACH"

    September 13, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

    Singer Aimer has announced that she will be releasing her second single, "Re:pray", on December 7th. The title song has already been picked up as the ending theme for the anime, "BLEACH", starting on October 11th. Aimer is a brand new artist who just released her debut single, "Rokutousei no Yoru/TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR", on September 7th. Additionally, Aimer and her staff has just opened up their official Twitter account. You can c

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  • Japan Box Office Report – September 10th/11th

    September 13, 2011 @ 7:55 pm

    [caption id="attachment_189907" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""One Life" / "Tantei wa BAR ni Iru" / "Kamisama no Karute""][/caption] Japan reclaimed first place on the box office chart with the much-anticipated "Tantei wa BAR ni Iru". "Tantei wa BAR ni Iru" is a thrilling crime and mystery movie based on Azuma Naomi's award-winning novel and stars a very unique duo played by Oizumi Yo and Matsuda Ryu

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  • Takahashi Hitomi reveals PV for "Fire Ball" + album info

    September 13, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    Pop/rock singer Takahashi Hitomi is gearing up to release her new album, "PICORINPIN" which is scheduled to drop on September 28th. This is her third studio album since her debut in 2005. Her last album "Bamboo Collage" was released back in October 2007 and over this period of three and half years, the singer has released five singles. This new album has songs produced by some of Japan's top hit makers including chara, Hidaka Toru, Nakamur

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  • Sapporo based band "phatmans after school" to make their major debut

    September 13, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

    It's been revealed that Sapporo based band phatmans after school will be making their major debut under Toy's Factory with their mini-album, "Boku no Baiha", on November 23rd. phatmans after school formed in 2010, and is comprised of members Yoshida Takumi (Vo,G), Yutani Shinya (G), Yamazaki Kiyoshimitsu (B), and Honma Atsushi (D). They are a talented band that has won a band contest that was held in within Hokkaido. In May, they released

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