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  • 6 artists to sing theme songs for 'Mezamashi TV'

    March 29, 2014 @ 2:31 am

    Fuji TV's information programs 'Mezamashi TV' (Monday - Friday, 5:25 am - 8:00 am) and 'Mezamashi Doyoubi' (Saturday, 6:00 am - 8:30 am) will be undergoing renewal starting with its April broadcasts. Until now, one artist has been in charge of the theme song throughout the year. This will change starting in April as one artist will be in charge of the theme song one day out of the week. There will be 6 participating artists who are SEKAI NO

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  • exist†trace to release new single 'Spiral Daisakusen'

    March 29, 2014 @ 2:29 am

    exist†trace will release a new single titled "Spiral Daisakusen" on May 14th."Spiral Daisakusen" will the band's first single since their Tower Records limited edition single "DIAMOND" which was released about 10 months ago. The title track is described as a fun dance number that reminds one of the 1980s. As its coupling track, the single will include "Antique Doll" which has already been performed during their lives, as well as a new song calle

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  • This year's 'VMAJ' to be hosted by T.M.Revolution, Michishige Sayumi and w-inds.

    March 28, 2014 @ 6:05 pm

    MTV's music awards ceremony 'MTV VMAJ 2014' will be held on June 14 at Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba Prefecture. The event's MCs, first line-up of performing artists, and nominated works have been revealed.This upcoming event will mark the 13th VMAJ. The awards ceremony MCs will be Michishige Sayumi (Morning Musume.'14), T.M.Revolution, and w-inds.. The three artists have been leading the J-POP scene and attracting attention from fans overse

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  • yui talks about her panic disorder on her blog

    March 28, 2014 @ 4:47 pm

    Singer-songwriter yui recently canceled her band FLOWER FLOWER's live appearance in the 'VIVA LA ROCK' festival due to her panic disorder. On March 27th, she updated the band's blog and talked about her situation.   yui, who just turned 27-years-old on the 26th, reported, "How is everyone doing? Thanks to everyone, I am able to take it easy. It's a sickness that gets better little by little, so I want to take my time to face it." As her goal, sh

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  • [Champagne] to change their band name to '[Alexandros]'

    March 28, 2014 @ 3:24 pm

    It has been announced that [Champagne] will be changing their band name to [Alexandros]. This was announced on March 28th at the band's one-man live at Nippon Budokan. Kawakami Yohei (Vo, G) appeared on stage during the encore and introduced, "Nice to meet you. We are [Alexandros]." The band followed up by playing their new song. During the MC, Kawakami commented, "Please check our interviews for the name's origin. We will start [o

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  • Anne to be the charity personality for this year's 24-Hour TV

    March 28, 2014 @ 12:50 am

    It was announced that actress Anne has been chosen to be the charity personality for NTV's annual telethon 24-Hour Television which will air in August. Together with Kanjani8 --the main personality for this year--, Anne will liven up the program from the main venue at the Nippon Budokan.This will be the very first time for the actress to participate in the program. According to the producer, the reason why she was appointed for the big role was

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  • Sakaguchi Kenji registers his marriage

    March 28, 2014 @ 12:50 am

    On March 27th, it was revealed that actor Sakaguchi Kenji (38) registered his marriage with a restaurant manager (32) on the 18th.  According to his agency, the couple registered their marriage as Sakaguchi had a break from work after shooting for the drama 'Iryu 4' that wrapped up on March 17th. The two met last summer through actor Ito Hideaki (38) and started dating shortly after. Sakaguchi's wife is currently pregnant and is due in Augu

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  • Jacket covers for Not yet's 1st album unveiled

    March 27, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

    The jacket covers for Not yet's 1st album "already", scheduled to be released on April 23, have been unveiled."already" will be available for purchase in 4 different versions: Type A (CD+DVD), Type B (CD+DVD), Type C (CD-Only), and Type D (PLAYBUTTON).The jacket covers, as well as the album trailer, can be seen below.  [Type A][Type B][Type C][Type D]Source & Image(s): natalie

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 3/17 ~ 3/23

    March 27, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

    Oricon has revealed its comic chart for March 17th to the 23rd. You can check out the results below. 1. "FAIRY TAIL", Volume 42 - Mashima Hiro : (310,059)2. "Jojolion", Volume 6 - Araki Hirohiko : (250,206)3. "Uchuu Kyodai", Volume 23 - Koyama Chuya : (216,897)4. "Daiya no A", Volume 40 - Terashima Yuji : (195,617)5. "Skip Beat!", Volume 34 - Nakamura Yoshiki : (155,706)(Check out the full ranking here.)Source: Oricon

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  • May J. to hold a nationwide tour this summer

    March 27, 2014 @ 1:20 am

    May J. will kick off her nationwide tour 'May J. Tour 2014 ~Message for Tomorrow~' on July 5th.The upcoming tour will be held to commemorate the release of May J.'s cover album "Heartful Song Covers" which will be released on March 26th. She will visit live houses in Sapporo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Niigata, and Tokyo, as well as halls in Saitama, Ibaraki, Hyogo, Shiga, Fukushima, and Chiba. In addition, May J. will hold a special live on March 27th at

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