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  • Ikuta Toma & Oguri Shun to team up for 'Ouroboros' live-action drama adaptation

    August 9, 2014 @ 2:26 am

    Actors Ikuta Toma and Oguri Shun will be teaming up for TBS' upcoming drama "Ouroboros". This marks their first time in 8 years to co-star with each other since Fuji TV's 2007 drama "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e ~Ikemen♂Paradise~".  "Ouroboros" is a live-action drama adaptation of Kanzaki Yuya's popular ongoing manga "Ouroboros : Keisatsu wo Sabaku wa Ware ni Ari", which is being serialized on Monthly Comic @BUNCH. Ikuta plays "Ryuzaki I

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  • DIR EN GREY to release new album in December + live tour

    August 9, 2014 @ 2:09 am

    It's been revealed that DIR EN GREY will release their new album "ARCHE" on December 10. They will also hold a live tour titled 'TOUR14-15 BY THE GRACE OF GOD' starting in November.The title of DIR EN GREY's 9th original album means "root" in the Greek language. While it was originally scheduled to be released in November, its official release has been set to December. The tour will kick off with fan club limited lives on November 17 and 18

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  • BoA shows off her no make-up face in short PV for 'First Time'

    August 9, 2014 @ 2:07 am

    BoA is getting ready to release her new album "WHO'S BACK?" on September 3. Before this, her short PV for one of the tracks titled "First Time" has been revealed on YouTube. The PV follows BoA's private life, as well as the album's production process. Through scenes of recording and interaction with her staff, she shows off her natural beauty without make-up. "WHO'S BACK" marks BoA's first album release in about 4 years. She's also schedule

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  • No winner selected to join Country Musume

    August 9, 2014 @ 2:05 am

    The screening for Country Musume's new member audition has come to an end. After strict screening, it was announced that there was no applicable person to join the group.   Country Musume was looking for a new member as Satoda Mai would be moving to the United States. Although the birth of Satoda's 'kohai' ('junior') had been drawing a lot of attention, unfortunately there will be no new member. Country Musume was a unit crea

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  • Shibasaki Kou to hold free live at the end of summer

    August 9, 2014 @ 2:04 am

    It's been revealed that Shibasaki Kou will hold a free live on August 30. While the exact location hasn't been revealed at this time, it's known that it will take place somewhere in the metropolitan area.   The free live will be held to commemorate the release of Shibasaki's new single "Aoi Hoshi" (August 27 release). The venue will be announced through Shibasaki's official website, as well as Victor Entertainment's official website on the day o

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/30~8/5

    August 8, 2014 @ 6:39 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of July 30th to August 5th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Kokoro no Placard" - AKB48 03 - "Good Time" - Akanishi Jin 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 05 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 06 - "Ahhahha! ~Chouzetsu B

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  • Ayaka's new song to be used for 'Snoopy airship'

    August 8, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

    Ayaka's new song (currently untitled) has been chosen as the theme song for MetLife Life Insurance's manned airship 'Snoopy J-gou'.To commemorate the design renewal of 'Snoopy J-gou', Ayaka wrote the new song while imagining this airship. She will perform this song for the first time on September 30 at the event 'SNOOPY J Special Night' at Maihama Amphitheater. Beside the live performance, the event will feature a 3D projection mapping show and a

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  • X JAPAN to hold a 2-day live at Yokohama Arena

    August 8, 2014 @ 12:31 am

    It's been revealed that X JAPAN will hold a 2-day live on September 10 and October 1 at Yokohama Arena.   This was announced on August 6 through YOSHIKI's official Twitter account. The tweet included an artist photo with a message saying, "prelude to Madison Square Garden, long-awaited Japan concert determined!!!" [X JAPAN Japan Concerts]Tuesday, September 30 - Yokohama Arena (Kanagawa)Wednesday, September 1 - Yokohama Arena (Kanagawa)Source & I

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  • Matsuzaka Tori to be featured on anan's annual 'sex special issue'

    August 7, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

    It's been revealed that actor Matsuzaka Tori (25) will be featured on fashion magazine anan's annual "sex special issue" which will hit store shelves on August 8. Not only does Matsuzaka adorn the cover, but the magazine also includes photos of the actor french kissing a model. anan's previous "sex special issue" has featured Yonekura Ryoko, Kojima Haruna (AKB48), Mukai Osamu, and Darvish Yu. The upcoming issue will embody "love an

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  • EXILE TRIBE unveil PV for '24WORLD'

    August 7, 2014 @ 1:29 pm

    EXILE TRIBE has unveiled the PV for their new song "24WORLD" through avex's official YouTube channel.   "24WORLD" is the lead track off of the group's first album "EXILE TRIBE REVOLUTION" that's scheduled to be released on August 27. The PV is set in various locations of Tokyo including Shibuya and Roppongi where the members are seen strutting the streets and giving street performances. There are also scenes of the members at temples and inside

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