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  • Yuzu uses a drone to shoot PV for 'Kakeru'

    July 3, 2015 @ 10:27 am

    Yuzu have revealed the PV for their new song "Kakeru" via their official YouTube channel."Kakeru" was digitally released on July 1, and it's currently being used as the CM song for Nippon Life. Set in Shibuya in the year 2025, the PV portrays a digitized world where the signs in the city display numbers and symbols instead of words. Young actress Sugisaki Hana appears in the PV as the story's key person.  The members of Yuzu power

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  • Utada Hikaru announces the birth of her baby!

    July 2, 2015 @ 4:07 pm

    Utada Hikaru made an announcement on her official site that she gave birth to a baby boy! On a post entitled, "Announcement to you fans," she wrote, "Ah, we just had a new addition to our family! It's a very calm baby boy that suckles well and sleeps well."Utada also revealed that she was working on a new album during her pregnancy. According to her, it will take a little more time until it's finished, but she can't wait to deliver it to her fan

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  • Sexy idol group Ebisu Muscats to return with a second term

    July 2, 2015 @ 10:45 am

    Sexy idol group Ebisu Muscats will be making a return! On July 2, Ogiyahagi's Yahagi Ken and Ogi Hiroaki, Oasiz's Okubo Kayoko, and actress Kishi Aino attended a press conference for the auditions for 'The Second Ebisu Muscats'.The first Ebisu Muscats that disbanded in April of 2013 was comprised of sexy actresses. This time, anybody from ages 18 to 30 who have confidence in their sex appeal are eligible to audition. The new group will begin

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  • Former Idoling!!! member Kato Sayaka announces marriage

    July 2, 2015 @ 10:41 am

    On July 1, former Idoling!!! member Kato Sayaka (29) updated her official blog and announced her marriage to a non-celebrity man (25) that she had been dating for some time. Kato introduced her husband saying, "He accepts everything about me and understands my work. I am grateful for him from the day we met until now." Kato said that she plans on continuing her work as "Kato Sayaka". She called out to her fans, "It would make me ha

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  • Plastic Tree to release new single, 'Rakka'

    July 2, 2015 @ 10:39 am

    Plastic Tree will release their new single "Rakka" on September 2.The band's 37th major single will be available for purchase in 4 different types: Limited Editions A ~ C and a Regular Edition. All CDs will include "Rakka", its instrumental version, and a new song called "Kanshou Diary". The Limited Editions A and B DVDs will contain footage from their men-only live "Boys Don't Cry" on May 23 at GUILTY, Tokyo. Each DVD will consist of differ

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  • SPEED's Imai Eriko and Shimabukuro Hiroko form a new unit

    July 2, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    SPEED members Imai Eriko (ERI) and Shimabukuro Hiroko (HIRO) have formed a new unit called 'ERIHIRO'. They will release their first single "Stars" on August 26. With the theme "sound play for adults," ERIHIRO will aim to send out music into the world that both members and users are able to enjoy in full force. For the single's title track "Stars", they teamed up with DJ'TEKINA//SOMETHING. It's said to be a fusion of EDM and pop music.&n

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  • URBANGARDE delivers Sex, Love, and Subculture to Dallas

    July 1, 2015 @ 5:01 pm

    Japanese rock band URBANGARDE made their USA debut at A-Kon 2015 in Dallas, Texas, earlier last month, performing for an audience of 2000 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Fans welcomed the group to the stage by waving a mass of flags showing URBANGARDE's signature bleeding polka dot design before the band launched into the hour-long concert.Filling the set list with songs like "Sakura Memento", "Yameru Idol", and their latest single "Coin Locker Babi

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  • 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco announces lineup for J-pop Summit Weekend

    July 1, 2015 @ 2:34 pm

    The 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco (JFFSF), the first and only fully-dedicated Japanese film celebration for the S.F. Bay Area, has announced an exciting schedule of screenings and special guest appearances taking place during the weekend of the 2015 J-POP SUMMIT.Opening in conjunction with the 2015 J-POP SUMMIT on Saturday, August 8th and running thru Sunday, August 16th, the 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco will take place a

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  • Sakanaction to provide the theme song for 'Bakuman' live action film

    July 1, 2015 @ 10:05 am

    It's been revealed that Sakanaction will provide the theme song for the live-action film adaptation of popular manga "Bakuman". The story revolves around two high school students, played by Sato Takeru and Kamiki Ryunosuke, who aim to become manga artists for 'Weekly Shonen Jump'. After receiving the offer from director Ohne Hitoshi, vocalist Yamaguchi Ichiro did research on a manga he usually doesn't read, then wrot

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  • Matsushita Nao to serve as charity personality for '24-Hour Television'

    July 1, 2015 @ 10:04 am

    It's been revealed that actress Matsushita Nao will serve as this year's charity personality for NTV's '24-Hour Television 38 Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu' (August 22 - 23). This was announced during a press conference that broadcast live during NTV's 'Hirunandesu!'. Matsushita, who was introduced by announcer Hatori Shinichi, expressed, "I'm really excited and happy." She added, "I will do my best to make it a wonderful day in orde

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