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  • Mr.Children unveil PV for 'Ashioto ~ Be Strong'

    November 5, 2014 @ 2:51 pm

    Mr.Children have unveiled the PV for their new song "Ashioto ~ Be Strong" via their official YouTube channel. "Ashioto ~ Be Strong" is currently being used as the theme song for Fuji TV's Getsu-9 drama 'Nobunaga Concerto'. It will be released as a new single on November 19. For this PV, Mr.Children worked with director Sekine Kosai for the first time. Source: natalie

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  • V6 to make their first CM appearance in 14 years

    November 5, 2014 @ 1:36 pm

    V6 have been chosen as the CM character for AGF. They will be appearing in the CM for AGF's campaign 'Dri Colle!' which will begin airing on November 21. On November 1, V6 entered the 20th year since their debut. This will be the first time in about 14 years that all 6 members appeared in a CM together. Their last group appearance was for 'Kansai Cellular' from 1999 to 2000.  The upcoming CM begins with Okada Junichi bringing over a basket full

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/27 ~ 11/2

    November 5, 2014 @ 3:08 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for October 27 to November 2. Take a look at the results below![Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Dan Dan Dubi Zuba!" - Dream 5 + Buri Taicho : 10/29 (66,450)2. "Matsuri Bayashi de Geragerapo / Hatsukoi Toge de Geragerapo" - King Cream Soda : (62,105)3. "Precious Love" - EXILE ATSUSHI : 10/29 (42,353)4. "Sayonara wa Emotion / Hasu no Hana" - Sakanaction : 10/29 (20,638)5. "Mugi no Uta" - Nakajima Miy

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  • THE TURTLES JAPAN unleash full PV for 'It's Alright!'

    November 5, 2014 @ 3:07 am

    Special unit THE TURTLES JAPAN have unleashed the PV for their first single "It's Alright!". THE TURTLES JAPAN is comprised of Kameda Seiji, Yamamura Ryuta (Vo / flumpool), Sakai Kazuki (G/ flumpool), Sugimoto Yuji (Vo, Piano / WEAVER), and Tamada Tom (Dr / 100s). Their first single "It's Alright" is scheduled for release on November 19, and it was picked up as the opening theme for

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  • DISH//'s new single produced by Kishidan

    November 5, 2014 @ 3:05 am

    DISH// will release their new single "Hengao de Bye Bye!!" on December 3. The title track "Hengao de Bye Bye!!", which has a graduation theme, was produced by Kishidan "to liven up Japan with boundless cheerfulness." As the coupling tracks, the single will include "W-B-C 'Wakabito Baseball Classic'" and "Suki ni Natte Kurete Arigato". "Hengao de Bye Bye!!" will be available for purchase in three different versions: Limited Edi

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  • New Country Musume to debut this winter

    November 5, 2014 @ 2:44 am

    Country Musume have changed their name to 'Country Girls'. The group will start their activities with six members who are Berryz Kobo's Tsugunaga Momoko, Hello Pro Kenshuusei's Inaba Manaka and Yamaki Risa, and Morning Musume 12th generation audition participants Ozeki Mai, Shimamura Uta, and Morito Chisa.Tsugunaga, who joined Country Girls as playing manager, commented, "Using the experience I gained in Berryz Kobo, I will do my best not to

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  • AKB48's Nagao Mariya takes a two shot with Sawajiri Erika

    November 5, 2014 @ 2:36 am

    AKB48 member Nagao Mariya recently took a two shot with actress Sawajiri Erika and uploaded it onto her official Twitter page. Nagao made an appearance on the third episode of the drama 'First Class' as the role of a receptionist on October 29. The day after, she tweeted, "Did you watch 'First Class? The most beautiful face to me. No, in the world! I got to take a picture with Sawajiri Erika-san (*^^*) so happy!" and attached a two shot

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  • The jacket cover for BUMP OF CHICKEN's new song 'Fighter' revealed

    November 5, 2014 @ 1:21 am

    Previously, it was reported that BUMP OF CHICKEN will collaborate with Umino Chika's manga '3-gatsu no Lion' with a new song titled "Fighter". The jacket cover for the new song, as well as the covers for '3-gatsu no Lion' volume 13 and '3-gatsu no Lion' spin-off manga 'Fighter' have been revealed. The covers were illustrated by Umino Chika. The jacket cover for the new song features '3-gatsu no Lion' protagonist Kiriyama Rei, while

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  • Kuraki Mai to hold release events for her best-of album

    November 5, 2014 @ 1:20 am

    Kuraki Mai is getting ready to release her best-of album "Mai Kuraki BEST 151A -LOVE & HOPE-" on November 12. It's been revealed that she will hold release events at shopping malls in Nagoya, Tokyo, and Osaka. The events will be held on November 14 at Asunal Kanayama (Aichi), 15 at Venus Fort (Tokyo), and 16 at Senri SELCY (Osaka). Those attending will be able to enjoy a free mini live, and Kuraki will give a high five to those who purchase the a

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  • Amuro Namie reveals short PV for 'BRIGHTER DAY' + teaser for 'SWEET KISSES'

    November 5, 2014 @ 1:16 am

    Amuro Namie has revealed the short PV for her new single "BRIGHTER DAY" that's slated for release on November 12. "BRIGHTER DAY" is currently the theme song for Fuji TV's drama 'First Class' starring Sawajiri Erika. It's a song with a message for an important person telling them that "although life may come to a halt, let's walk the path you chose together". In addition, Amuro has revealed a teaser video for her song "SWEET KISSES". This song wil

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