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  • Yamashita Tomohisa to release a mini-album in August

    July 23, 2014 @ 1:20 am

    Yamashita Tomohisa's new mini-album "Asobi" will be released on August 20.The album will be created with the concept "Dance Tracks Mini Album". It will include a total of 7 songs including "HELLO" written by Hata Motohiro and composed by BACHLOGIC, "Moon Disco" an instrumental number by Shibuya Keiichiro with lyrics by Yamashita, "Back to the dance floor" produced by Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE), and "Dress Code:" provided by Osawa Shinichi. Yamashi

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  • Kobukuro to hold acoustic tour in 4 cities

    July 23, 2014 @ 1:19 am

    It's been revealed that Kobukuro will be holding an acoustic hall tour called 'KOBUKURO ACOUSTIC HALL TOUR 2014' starting in November. Since the end of last year, Kobukuro have been holding various street lives and free lives, as well as concerts at orchestra halls. This time, they will be holding an acoustic tour as they wanted to "deliver the live music of Kobukuro". Tickets will go on sale to the general public on October 4.  [KOBUK

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  • Nishino Kana to release 'Mezamashi TV' theme song

    July 23, 2014 @ 1:17 am

    Nishino Kana will release a new single titled "Darling" on August 13."Darling" airs as the daily theme song for Fuji TV's 'Mezamashi TV' every Tuesday. The lyrics were written by Nishino herself with the theme "a love song that I want you to listen together with your special person".   Prior to the single's release, "Darling" will be available for download in Chaku-Uta form via Recochoku on July 23. Additionally, Nishino will hold

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  • Details on YUKI's new single 'Dare Demo Lonely' revealed

    July 22, 2014 @ 6:02 pm

    The details on YUKI's new single "Dare Demo Lonely", that's slated for release on August 20, has been revealed.YUKI's upcoming single is described as a four to the floor dance tune. Besides the title track, it will come with its remixes by Seiho and Yake Nohara. While the single will come in Complete Production Edition and Regular Edition, it will also be released as an Analog Edition on September 3.In addition, YUKI's new album "FLY" will drop i

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 7/19~7/20

    July 22, 2014 @ 4:36 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – July 19th/20th 01 (00) Pokémon the Movie 17 (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Maleficent (Weeks: 03) 03 (00) When Marnie Was There (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) Kamen Rider Gaim (Weeks: 01) 05 (03) Edge of Tomorrow (Weeks: 03) 06 (02) Sukitte Iinayo (Weeks: 02) 07 (00) Planes: Fire & Rescue (Weeks: 01) 08 (04) Froze

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  • AKB48 Team 8's first original song to be included in the group's upcoming single

    July 22, 2014 @ 2:14 pm

    On July 21, it was announced that AKB48's Team 8, which is comprised of members hailing from all 47 prefectures of Japan, will record their first original track entitled "47 no Suteki na Machi e." The track is for their upcoming 37th single "Kokoro no Placard," which is set to be released on August 27. Each of the members will sing their home-prefecture name in the interlude of the track. Hyogo-born member Yamada Nanami (15) stated, "I would lik

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  • GPS found in present sent to idol group Alice Juban

    July 22, 2014 @ 2:29 am

    Eight-member idol unit Alice Juban's agency Alice Project announced at their theater on July 20 that the idol group had received a present from fans that had a GPS hidden in it. As a result, they have announced on their official site that the company will be reviewing its policies on presents, "A present sent to the theater had a GPS included in it. We are currently investigating the said object. As a consequence, we will be r

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  • Kanjani8 discuss their friendship

    July 22, 2014 @ 2:27 am

    Kanjani8 member Shibutani Subaru, Yokoyama You, and Okura Tadayoshi appeared on Kansai TV's variety show "Owarai Wide Show Marco Porori!" on July 20 and talked about friendship among the members. Comedian Tsukitei Hachimitsu asked the three idols, "Which Kanjani8 member do you think values your friendship most?" While Yokoyama answered Subaru (Shibutani), Shibutani and Okura both mentioned fellow member Nishikido Ryo. Shibutani sai

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  • SMAP's 53rd single tops Oricon's latest single weekly ranking

    July 22, 2014 @ 1:21 am

    SMAP's 53rd single "Top Of The World / Amazing Discovery" sold 123,000 copies in the first week, allowing the group to top the latest Oricon weekly ranking. This is their 20th consecutive chart-topping single since "freebird" (released in May 2002), and the 31st one to top the chart in total. Also, this marked their 53rd consecutive single ranked in TOP10 since their debut song "Can't Stop!! -Loving-" (released in September 1991), and with this

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to release official piano sheet music collection

    July 22, 2014 @ 1:19 am

    SEKAI NO OWARI will release their piano sheet music collection "SEKAI NO OWARI Selection" on August 13. This is their first official piano score book and it will include their hits such as "Starlight Parade" and "RPG". Also included in the collection are songs "Moboroshi no Inochi" and "Nijiiro no Senso" from their first album, and their latest single "Honoo to Mori no Carnival". The 12 songs included in the book have been arranged for

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