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  • ν[NEU] to disband at year's end

    October 28, 2014 @ 2:22 am

    Visual kei band ν[NEU] have announced that they will disband at the end of the year.ν[NEU] are currently in the middle of their 5th anniversary tour '★5th Anniversary★ONEMAN TOUR 2014', which started in July. They will put an end to their 5-year career after the finale on December 29 at Shibuya Kokaido.  A message from the members and their agency LOOP ASH has been posted on the band's official website. "Although there is not

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  • Mizuki Alisa to sing theme song for special drama 'Nurse no Oshigoto'

    October 28, 2014 @ 1:41 am

    It's been revealed that Mizuki Alisa will sing the theme song for the special drama 'Nurse no Oshigoto' which will air on Fuji TV for two nights on October 31 and November 1.The theme song will be different across the two nights; "Watashi" on the first and "Heroines!" on the second. Both songs will be a rearrangement of tracks that were included in her album "SpeciAlisa" released back in 2011. "Watashi" was written and composed by Kishitani Kaori

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  • Members of 'Baito AKB' to make their CM debut

    October 28, 2014 @ 1:33 am

    The 53 members of 'Baito AKB' will be making their CM debut. They will co-star with AKB48's Watanabe Mayu, HKT48's Sashihara Rino, and other AKB members in the new CM for part-time job information website 'Baitoru'. 'Baito AKB' is a collaboration project between AKB48 and 'Baitoru'. Out of 13,246 applicants, 53 of them were chosen to work part time for 1,000 yen an hour. Besides Watanabe and Sashihara, AKB48's Kojima Haruna, Oshima

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  • Kimura Kaela to release new album 'MIETA'

    October 28, 2014 @ 1:32 am

    It's been revealed that Kimura Kaela will release her new album "MIETA" on December 17.This album is said to display a turning point in Kimura's 10-year career. It will be released in both limited and regular editions. More details will be announced later, so stay tuned! Those who pre-order the album through 'TOWER RECORDS ONLINE' until October 27 at 7:00 pm JST will receive a 'LIVEPHOTOGRAPH CARD' from Kimura's anniversary live on October 25 an

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  • Ando Yuko & Oizumi Yo sing a duet to 'Natsu no Owari no Harmony'

    October 27, 2014 @ 6:05 pm

    A video of Ando Yuko and Oizumi Yo singing a duet to "Natsu no Owari no Harmony" has been uploaded onto YouTube. The duet took place on September 27 during the music and arts festival 'Sora wo Shiru: Nagatsuki-sai' on an outdoors stage at Yamazaki Winery in Hokkaido. Oizumi, who co-stars with Ando in the movie 'Budou no Namida', made a surprise guest appearance on her stage and sang along to Inoue Yosui and Tamaki Koji's famous number "Natsu no O

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  • miwa to be in charge of theme song for drama 'Mama to Papa ga Ikiru Riyuu.'

    October 27, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

    miwa's new song "Gesshoku ~winter moon~" will be used as the theme song for TBS' upcoming drama 'Mama to Papa ga Ikiru Riyuu.' premiering on November 20.'Mama to Papa ga Ikiru Riyuu.' is a drama adaptation of the nonfiction novel 'Watashi, Nyugan. Otto, Haigan. 39-sai, Fuufu de Yomei Senkoku.' that tells the story of a cancer-stricken couple with two young children. The protagonist 'Yoshioka Toko', who suffers from breast cancer, will be played b

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  • Perfume appear in OK Go's PV for 'I Won't Let You Down'

    October 27, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

    Perfume made an appearance in the American rock band OK Go's PV for "I Won't Let You Down", a track that was included in their new album "Hungry Ghosts" released earlier this month. Harano Morihiro, who was in charge of NTT Docomo's WEB CM "Mori no Mokkin", served as creative director for the PV, while Seki Kazuaki and OK Go's Damian Kulash (Vo, G) were the directors. Besides Harano and Seki, many other Japanese staff were in

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  • Former AKB48 member Mitsumune Kaoru to make her debut as a magazine model

    October 27, 2014 @ 11:13 am

    Former AKB48 member Mitsumune Kaoru will make her debut as a magazine model on the December issue of fashion magazine 'Oggi' (October 28 release). During her days in AKB48, Mitsumune gained a lot of attention as a "super kenkyuusei". Although she had received many offers from popular fashion magazines, this will be her first time to actually appear in one. In the upcoming issue of 'Oggi', Mitsumune will appear in a 11-page feature calle

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  • Nakagawa Shoko fractures her tailbone, will continue with tour

    October 26, 2014 @ 6:50 pm

    It's been reported that Nakagawa Shoko has fractured her tailbone. This announcement was made through her official website on October 25 after her concert at Morinomiya Piloti Hall in Osaka. Shokotan reportedly fractured her tailbone when she struck a pose as 'Narancha' from manga 'Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken' during the Nagoya concert of her live tour 'Nakagawa Shoko Live Tour 2014: Donyoku Kakumei'.   Shokotan shared her current situation saying,

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  • Mukai Osamu to close his official blog

    October 26, 2014 @ 3:35 pm

    On October 25, actor Mukai Osamu updated his official blog 'The Laboratory' and announced that he will be closing the blog. Fans will be able to read it until the end of this month. In his last blog entry, Mukai wrote, "I originally thought that it wouldn't last for a long time, so I had to an end to it somewhere." Among the many reasons, he explained, "One of them is that the blog has fulfilled its duty. This is the biggest one."Mukai wrote his

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