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  • Oshima Yuko makes surprise return to Not yet

    January 23, 2015 @ 3:05 am

    The second day of AKB48 group's annual event 'AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035 2015' was held on January 22 at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. During this event, former member Oshima Yuko made a surprise appearance. The groups performed songs that ranked from 170 to 141, and the crowd went wild when Oshima, who graduated last June, made a surprise appearance as a part of Not yet. With Kitahara Rie, Sashihara Rino, and Yokoyama Yui, she perfo

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  • Kahara Tomomi reveals her cover of 'Let It Go' via YouTube

    January 23, 2015 @ 3:02 am

    Kahara Tomomi has revealed a teaser for "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~" via YouTube. This song will be included in her upcoming album "MEMORIES -1 & 2 Special Limited Edition-", which will be released on February 11. "MEMORIES -1 & 2 Special Limited Edition-" is a collection of her cover albums "MEMORIES ‐Kahara Covers‐" and "MEMORIES 2 ‐Kahara All Time Covers‐". The teaser features a digest video for her live DVD / Blu-ray "T

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  • Acid Black Cherry delays release of new album 'L'

    January 23, 2015 @ 2:13 am

    Acid Black Cherry's new album "L", which was originally scheduled for release on February 4, has been pushed back to February 25 due to production issues. Both the record company and management agency apologized to fans through his official website. To coincide this delay, the bonus enclosed in the CD+DVD edition will be changed from "advance reservation for ticket lottery" to "purchasing rights for ticket lottery" for his upcoming nationwide tou

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  • Shimizu Shota to release his first best-of album

    January 23, 2015 @ 2:12 am

    Shimizu Shota will release a best-of album, titled "ALL SINGLES BEST", on February 25. Shimizu's first best-of album will include all singles from his debut song "HOME" (released February 2008) to his latest "I miss you -refrain-" (released January 21). It will also come with his unreleased number "Harukaze" as the bonus track. The best-of album will be available for purchase in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will come wit

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  • Details on Sexy Zone's new album + spring tour revealed

    January 22, 2015 @ 1:37 pm

    Sexy Zone has revealed the title and track list for their new album that's scheduled for release on March 11. They have also announced a nationwide tour called "Sexy Zone Spring Tour 2015" for this upcoming spring. As this will be Sexy Zone's 3rd album, the new album will be titled "Sexy Power3". Out of the 15 tracks, 2 will be sung by all 5 members, 4 by the 3 main members (Sato Shori, Nakajima Kento, Kikuchi Fuma), and 2 son

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  • Kawaguchi Haruna to release a photo book on her 20th birthday

    January 22, 2015 @ 3:24 am

    Actress Kawaguchi Haruna will release her third photo book 'haruna3' on her 20th birthday, February 10.This photo book was shot with the theme "20-years-old" in Hawaii and Croatia. She shows off her slender body in swimwear as well as lingerie. Kawaguchi reflected on her photo shoot, saying, "I was very happy being surrounded by my favorite staff in the vast nature of Hawaii and Croatia. While savoring the happiness, I created everything ve

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  • Ohashi Trio releases 3 PVs directed by Saito Takumi

    January 22, 2015 @ 3:04 am

    Ohashi Trio has released 3 of his latest PVs through Avex's official YouTube channel.The PVs are for his songs "Cherry Pie", "PARODY", and "Sally", all of which will be included in his new album "PARODY" that's slated to drop on January 28. Directed by actor Saito Takumi, the PVs make up an omnibus work conveying friendship, love, and growth. Besides Saito, the PVs feature appearances by Murakami Jun, Kaneko Nobuaki, Shibukawa Kiyohiko, Wata

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  • Japan Nite showcase set to celebrate 20 years at SXSW2015

    January 22, 2015 @ 2:11 am

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of Japan Nite, an annual showcase bringing artists from all corners of Japan to Austin. It has been a SXSW fixture since 1996, and has featured big-name Japanese acts such as Bonnie Pink, The Pillows and Chatmonchy along with dozens of artists hailing from across many genres.To celebrate two decades at SXSW, moumoon, The fin., QUORUM, TsuShiMaMiRe, Pirates Canoe, Samurai Dynamites and Mahos

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 1/17~1/18

    January 21, 2015 @ 2:20 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – January 17th/18th 01 (01) Big Hero 6 (Weeks: 05) 02 (02) Yo-Kai Watch the Movie: The Secret is Created, Nyan (Weeks: 05) 03 (03) ST MPD Scientific Investigation Squad (Weeks: 02) 04 (00) Ressha Sentai ToQger vs. Kyoryuger: The Movie (Weeks: 01) 05 (04) Psycho-Pass (Weeks: 02) 06 (05) Taken 3 (Weeks

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  • Berryz Kobo to hold a special event the day before they go on hiatus

    January 21, 2015 @ 3:01 am

    Berryz Kobo will go on an indefinite hiatus after their concert at Nippon Budokan on March 3. On the day before their hiatus, March 2, they will hold a special event called 'Berryz Kobo Special Event' at Tokyo Prince Hotel.The girls are scheduled to hold two events that day. Those who purchase tickets to their concerts on February 28 and March 1 at Ariake Coliseum will be entered into a lottery to attend the first event. Meanwhile, those who

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