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  • Former Stereopony's AIMI forms a new band

    May 9, 2014 @ 4:29 am

    Former Stereopony's AIMI and former serial TV drama's Arai Hiroki have formed a new band called ALiCE IN UNDERGROUND. On August 17, they will hold a one-man live titled 'episode1: Kansen' at WWW in Shibuya, Tokyo. AIMI and Arai have both been focusing on their solo activities since their bands dissolved in 2012. Prior to general ticket sales, pre-reservations will be available via Lawson Ticket from May 9. To coincide with the

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  • Details on THE BAWDIES new single 'NICE AND SLOW / COME ON'

    May 9, 2014 @ 4:02 am

    The details on THE BAWDIES' new single "NICE AND SLOW / COME ON" have been revealed.THE BAWDIES will release this double A-side single on June 25. Besides the two title tracks, it will also include a new song called "IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY". In addition, the limited edition will come with a 7-song medley from the band's special live 'ROCKIN' THIS JOINT TONIGHT' held on March 17 at Billboard Live TOKYO. 'ROCKIN' THIS JOINT TONIGHT' was a one

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  • NEWS' new single to be NTV's theme song for FIFA World Cup Brazil

    May 9, 2014 @ 1:07 am

    It's been revealed that NEWS will release their new single "ONE -for the win-" on June 11th.The title track "ONE -for the win-" was created with the theme "to become one". It has been picked up as NTV's theme song for the '2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil'. As its coupling track, the single will include "SEVEN COLORS" which is NTV's theme song for 'TOYOTA Presents FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013'.   The single will be released in 3 different types: L

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 4/28 ~ 5/4

    May 8, 2014 @ 6:40 pm

    Oricon has released its comic chart for April 28 to May 4. Check out the top 5 below! 1. "NARUTO", Volume 69 - Kishimoto Masashi : (444,725)2. "Kuroko no Basket", Volume 27 - Fujimaki Tadatoshi : (325,657)3. "Ansatsu Kyoushitsu", Volume 9 - Matsui Yusei : (301,967)4. "BLEACH", Volume 63 - Kubo Tite : (228,154)5. "ONE PUNCH MAN", Volume 6 - written by ONE / illustrated by Murata Yusuke : (157,211)(Check out the full ranking here.)Source: Oricon

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 5/3~5/4

    May 8, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – May 3/4 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 08) 02 (03) Thermae Romae II (Weeks: 02) 03 (02) Meitantei Conan Ijigen no Sniper (Weeks: 03) 04 (04) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Weeks: 02) 05 (05) Aibou: The Movie III (Weeks: 02) 06 (06) Crayon Shin-chan: Gachinko! Gyakushu no Robo To-chan (Weeks: 03) 07 (00) Akum

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  • AKB48 hold press conference for 6th Senbatsu Election

    May 8, 2014 @ 3:20 pm

    On May 8, AKB48 members Takahashi Minami, Watanabe Mayu, Kojima Haruna, and Kashiwagi Yuki held a press conference for the '6th Senbatsu Election' at Tokyo Sky Tree Town Soramachi.This year, AKB48 will hold the event on June 7 at Ajinomoto Stadium. The following day (June 8), the replacement for their National Olympic concert, which was scheduled to be held on March 30 but was canceled due to story weather, will be held at the same venue. As the

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  • YUKI to release new album + hold nationwide tour

    May 8, 2014 @ 3:50 am

    It's been revealed that YUKI will release a new album (currently untitled) in September. In addition, she will start a nationwide tour in October.The last original album that YUKI released was "megaphonic" back in 2011. While the title and track list have not been revealed at this time, we can expect that she will have exciting things in store for her fans. As for nationwide tours, YUKI's last was "YUKI TOUR 'BEATS OF TEN'" in 2012. Her upco

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  • Berryz Kobo reveal the other title track of new double A-side single

    May 8, 2014 @ 3:37 am

    The title of Berryz Kobo's upcoming double A-side single has been decided as "Ai wa Itsumo Kimi no Naka ni / Futsuu, Idol 10-nen Yatterannai Desho!?". Berryz Kobo's 35th single is scheduled to drop in stores on June 4. Fans may already be familiar with "Futsuu, Idol 10-nen Yatterannai Desho!?", which is a dance tune that has been revealed through YouTube and the radio.  The single will be available for purchase in 5 different type

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  • BABYMETAL announce their first world tour

    May 8, 2014 @ 3:28 am

    BABYMETAL have announced that they will hold their first world tour titled 'BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2014' starting in July. During their Nippon Budokan concert in March, the girls announced that they would spread their activities abroad. At this time, 4 dates have been set for the tour. It will officially kick off on July 1 at La Cigale in Paris, France and will wrap up on September 14 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. More dates wi

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  • Arashi to hold their 15th anniversary live concert in Hawaii

    May 7, 2014 @ 11:58 pm

    On May 7, it was revealed that popular group Arashi would be holding their 15th anniversary live concerts titled "ARASHI BLAST in Hawaii" on September 19th and 20th in Oahu, Hawaii.Reportedly, they will set up a special open-air stage with a view of the ocean in the suburbs of Honolulu, and a total of 30,000 audience members will attend the 2-day live concerts. For Japanese fan club members attending the concerts, there will b

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