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  • BABYMETAL announce one-man live at Saitama Super Arena in January

    September 14, 2014 @ 4:06 am

    BABYMETAL will hold a one-man live at Saitama Super Arena on January 10, 2015.  This was announced on September 13 at Makuhari Messe which marked BABYMETAL's return from their world tour 'BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2014'. The announcement was made as the title of the live, "LEGEND "2015" ~Shinshun Kitsune Matsuri~", was displayed on the screen. Upon hearing the news, the crowd of about 8,500 people screamed in excitement.BABYMETAL will hold anoth

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  • Release date for Perfume's U.S. debut album confirmed

    September 14, 2014 @ 4:04 am

    The release date for Perfume's U.S. debut album "LEVEL3 (Bonus Edition)" has been confirmed. The album will feature Perfume's latest album "LEVEL3" which was released in Japan last October, along with two remixes of "Spending all my time" as the bonus tracks. Not only will it be released in the U.S., but it is also scheduled for release in Europe and other countries worldwide. Prior to its worldwide release, "LEVEL3 (Bonus Edition)" will be sold

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  • Kobukuro to sing the theme song for Aragaki Yui & Oizumi Yo's movie

    September 13, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

    Kobukuro's new song "Twilight" has been picked up as the theme song for the movie 'Twilight Sasara Saya'.The movie is based on Kanou Tomoko's novel 'Sasara Saya', and it tells a family love story of 'Saya', a woman who struggles with child-rearing in a town called 'Sasara', and her deceased husband 'Yutaro', who borrows other people's bodies in order to support Saya. Aragaki Yui will play 'Saya' and Oizumi Yo will play 'Yutaro'. Kobukuro wrote "T

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  • Miura Daichi to sing for Ichihara Hayato's new drama

    September 13, 2014 @ 3:15 am

    Miura Daichi's new song "Bring It Down" will be used as the theme song for the drama 'Hang' that's scheduled to begin on September 20 via dVideo. Based on a detective novel by Honda Tetsuya, 'Hang' is a mystery that portrays detectives who confront authority. Miura fell in love with the novel and wrote "Bring It Down" after reading the drama's script. You can hear a portion of the song in the drama's trailer below. The protagonist is played by I

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  • Oshima Yuko to make her stage acting debut

    September 13, 2014 @ 3:09 am

    On September 10, Oshima Yuko appeared on Nippon Broadcast's 'AKB48 All Night Nippon' where it was announced that she would be making her stage acting debut.At the beginning of the show, program writer Suzuki Osamu made a guest appearance and sounded out Oshima's opinions of acting on stage. He had already received permission from Akimoto Yasushi who advised him to ask Oshima in person. According to Suzuki, Oshima will play one of the roles in a t

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  • Nakashima Mika to release 2 best-of albums

    September 13, 2014 @ 1:47 am

    It's been revealed that Nakashima Mika will simultaneously release two best-of albums "DEARS" and "TEARS" on November 5. "DEARS" and "TEARS" will contain 20 songs each, totaling to 40 songs that Nakashima has released since her debut song "STARS" to her latest collaboration single with Kato Miliyah, titled "Fighter / Gift". The two albums will have the concept "two tears" with the theme "tears for tomorrow" for "DEARS" and the theme "tears f

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  • MONKEY MAJIK announce new album for 2015, 'Colour by Number'

    September 13, 2014 @ 1:45 am

    MONKEY MAJIK has announced that they will release their new album "Colour by Number" on February 4, 2015. 2015 will mark MONKEY MAJIK's 15th anniversary year. "Colour by Number" will be their first original album in about a year and 4 months. It will be available for purchase in 3 different types: CD+DVD, CD+Blu-ray, and CD-Only. The DVD and Blu-ray will feature the band's concert from April 5 at Orix Theater, which was a part of their nationwide

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  • Sakanaction to release new double A-side single in October

    September 13, 2014 @ 1:44 am

    It's been revealed that Sakanaction will release a double A-side single, titled "Sayonara wa Emotion / Hasu no Hana", on October 29.Sakanaction's 10th single will include "Sayonara no Emotion" which was used as the CM song for 'Toushin 2013 Zenkoku Touitsu Koukousei Test Zenkoku Touitsu Chuugakusei Test', and "Hasu no Hana" which will serve as the theme song for Yamashita Tomohisa's starring movie 'Kinkyori Renai'. "Hasu no Hana" is said to be a

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  • Sandaime J Soul Brother's Iwata Takanori to star in serial drama 'Dear Sister'

    September 13, 2014 @ 1:43 am

    On September 11, it was announced that Iwata Takanori (25), EXILE's newest member and member of Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE, will appear in the Fuji TV serial drama "Dear Sister". The drama will start airing on October 16 and run on Thursdays at 10 PM; this is Iwata's first ever serial drama. In April, he joined EXILE through a performer audition. He will be on tour with EXILE TRIBE and concurrently film for the drama through t

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  • Members of EXILE TRIBE's new unit revealed

    September 12, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

    On September 12, the 16 members of EXILE TRIBE's new unit 'THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE' were revealed during the final event of 'Musha Shugyo'. 'Musha Shugyo' is a quest that members of EXILE TRIBE must undergo prior to their debut. This time, 16 winners from the audition (ages 15 - 23) held 35 concerts for about 32,000 people in 17 locations nationwide. On this day, 2,400 people out of 10,000 applicants participated in the event. Ther

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