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  • THE BAWDIES to hold 47-Prefecture tour

    February 8, 2018 @ 3:21 am

    THE BAWDIES will embark on their live tour "Thank you for our Rock and Roll Tour 2004-2018" in April. The tour will be held to coincide with the release of the band's best-of album "THIS IS THE BEST" to drop in stores on April 18. With the kick off on April 22 at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST, the band plans to spend one year making stops at all 47 prefectures. Currently, they've announced 23 of those dates. Additional dates will be announced o

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  • E-girls unveil PV for 'Pain, pain'

    February 8, 2018 @ 3:18 am

    E-girls have unveiled the PV for their new single "Pain, pain" that's due out on February 28. "Pain, pain" is currently being used as the theme song for TBS drama 'Kimi ga Kokoro ni Sumitsuita.' In the PV, the girls show a somber expression in a fantasy world. As the coupling tracks, the single will include "DYNAMITE GIRL," which describes an image of a woman who fights with a strong will, "LOVE," sung by members Washio Reina, Fujii Karen, and Ta

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  • DIR EN GREY's 29th single to be titled 'Ningen wo Kaburu'

    February 7, 2018 @ 3:27 am

    DIR EN GREY will release their 29th single "Ningen wo Kaburu" on April 25. While the band released a best-of album last month, the last time they released a single was back in July of 2016. The new single will be prepared in four different versions: Regular Edition (CD-Only), Limited Edition (CD+DVD), and Complete Production Edition (CD+DVD or Blu-ray).  As previously reported, DIR EN GREY will set out on their nationwide tour "TOUR18&

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 2/3~2/4 2018

    February 7, 2018 @ 3:24 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – February 3rd/February 4th 01 (01) The Crimes That Bind (Weeks: 02) 02 (00) The Scythian Lamb (Weeks: 01) 03 (00) Impossibility Defense (Weeks: 01) 04 (02) Geostorm (Weeks: 03) 05 (04) / Paddington 2 (Weeks: 03) 06 (05) Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Weeks: 08) 07 (03) The Lies She Loved (Weeks: 03)

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  • Nogizaka46's Hoshino Minami to release first photo book

    February 7, 2018 @ 3:22 am

    It's been announced that Nogizaka46 member Hoshino Minami will release her first solo photo book (currently untitled) on April 10.  The photo book was shot in Portugal. In a video uploaded onto the photo book's official Twitter account (@373_kawaii), Hoshino promotes the book saying, "In the 20 years of my life, I worked on this the hardest. I want everyone to look at it."Source & Image: natalie

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  • Aibu Saki's sister Otohana Yuri announces marriage & hiatus

    February 7, 2018 @ 3:20 am

    On February 6, Aibu Saki's sister and former Takarazuka Revue's Otohana Yuri announced her marriage to a non-celebrity man. On Instagram, Otohana wrote, "It's a personal matter... but I registered my marriage the other day. My husband is not in the entertainment industry, he is a non-celebrity." In addition, she announced that she would be taking a break from showbiz, "With this, I have decided to take a break from stage plays and other work." W

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  • Nakata Yasutaka teases with video of 'White Cube'

    February 7, 2018 @ 3:17 am

    Nakata Yasutaka's first solo album "Digital Native" drops in stores on February 7. He has revealed a teaser video for one of the tracks off of the album, "White Cube." "White Cube" was picked up for the promotional video for 'Cup Noodle Chili Tomato Noodle.' The PV was directed by Momen Tatsushi (KOO-KI), and its full version will be unveiled in the coming days.Source & Image: natalie

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  • Watanabe Mayu launches Instagram account

    February 7, 2018 @ 3:15 am

    Watanabe Mayu has launched her own Instagram account (@watanabemayu_official). Watanabe graduated from AKB48 in December after being in the group for 11 years. In her first post, she shared a cut from fashion magazine 'sweet' and said, "Nice to meet you! This is Watanabe Mayu. I will use this at my own pace." In related news, Watanabe was selected to play the lead role in the musical 'Amélie.' From May 18 to June 3, it will be shown at The Galax

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  • GENERATIONS reveal schedule for first dome tour

    February 7, 2018 @ 3:08 am

    GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE have revealed the schedule for their first independent dome tour 'GENERATIONS LIVE TOUR 2018: UNITED JOURNEY.'The tour will kick off on May 12 and 13 at Nagoya Dome followed by 3 days at Kyocera Dome Osaka, 2 days at Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome, and 3 days at Tokyo Dome. Check out the tour schedule below.  [GENERATIONS LIVE TOUR 2018 "UNITED JOURNEY"]Saturday, May 12 - Nagoya Dome (Aichi)Sunday, May 13 - Nagoya Dome (

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  • Mizushima Hiro appointed as image character for tuxedo brand 'GREXiA'

    February 6, 2018 @ 3:20 am

    Actor Mizushima Hiro has been appointed as image character for new tuxedo brand 'GREXiA.'The brand name 'GREXiA' incorporates many different meanings: "GRoom," "GRace," "REX (king in Latin)," aXiA (value in Greek)," and "Shia (derived from 'Shiawase' which means happiness in Japanese)." It aims to be a sophisticated men's formal wear that is orthodox yet relaxed. Mizushima was selected as its image character as he has the image of being

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