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  • Ayaka shares the stage with Snoopy for her new song

    October 2, 2014 @ 2:42 am

    On September 30, Ayaka made an appearance at the event  'SNOOPY J Special Night' at Maihama Amphitheater. The event was held to commemorate the design renewal of MetLife Life Insurance's manned airship 'Snoopy J-gou'. For the newly designed airship, Ayaka wrote a new song called "Have fun!!". In front of about 2,000 people, Ayaka first sang "Nijiiro" and "Gensoukoku". Then, she sang "Have fun!!" for the very first time. When t

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  • Fujimaki Ryota transfers to SPEEDSTAR RECORDS + to release new single

    October 2, 2014 @ 2:40 am

    Fujimaki Ryota (Remioromen) has transferred to SPEEDSTAR RECORDS and will release his new single "ing" in December.SPEEDSTAR RECORDS is a record label that Remioromen once belonged to. Fujimaki will make a new start right before the New Year under a label that he is familiar with. "ing" is described as a support song for those who are troubled about life, love, friendship, and the future. Fujimaki commented, "My last single 'Ookami Sei

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  • Taketatsu Ayana to release her 2nd album + to hold year-end tour

    October 2, 2014 @ 2:35 am

    Taketatsu Ayana will release her second full album (currently untitled) on November 19. To coincide with the album's release, she will hold one-man lives in Tokyo and Osaka in December.Taketatsu began her singing career with the single "Sinfonia! Sinfonia!!", written by Okii Reji, in April of 2012. She then collaborated with various songwriters for her 1st album "apple symphony", which was released in April the following year. Her upcoming album

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  • VAMPS add more dates to their 'siege-like' tour

    October 2, 2014 @ 1:51 am

    VAMPS have added more dates to their "siege-like" tour, titled 'VAMPS LIVE 2014-2015', which is scheduled to kick off in November.At this time, they have announced 6 new dates which are November 11 and 12 at Zepp Nagoya, December 2 and 3 at Namba Hatch, and January 10 and 11 at Zepp Tokyo. Tickets for the additional dates will go on sale to the general public starting November 1. In related news, VAMPS will hold their Halloween eve

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  • Shiroma Miru & Yagura Fuko to be the center for NMB48's 10th single

    October 2, 2014 @ 1:50 am

    On September 30, NMB48 wrapped up their first nationwide tour at Pacifico Yokohama, where they announced the senbatsu members for their 10th single (untitled; November 5 release). For this single, the center position will be claimed by Shiroma Miru (16) and Yagura Fuko (17). Right before the encore, the 22 senbatsu members along with Shiroma and Yagura were announced through a VTR. Shiroma, a 1st generation member who ranked 43rd in this year's '

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  • Miura Daichi's new song to be used as ending theme for anime 'Kiseijuu'

    October 2, 2014 @ 1:49 am

    Miura Daichi's new song "IT'S THE RIGHT TIME" has been picked up as the ending theme for NTV's late-night anime 'Kisejuu: Sei no Kakuritsu' starting October 8.This was announced on September 30 during Nico Nico Namahousou's program 'DAICHI MIURA LIVE TOUR 2014 - THE ENTERTAINER'. In addition to the announcement, Miura talked about the highlights of his live DVD / Blu-ray 'DAICHI MIURA LIVE TOUR 2014 - THE ENTERTAINER' (October 1 release) and shar

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  • Check out DIVA's short PV for 'DISCOVERY'

    October 2, 2014 @ 1:47 am

    AKB48 sub-unit DIVA is getting ready to release their last single "DISCOVERY" on October 8. They have recently uploaded the short PV unto avex's official YouTube channel ahead of the upcoming release. Written, composed, and arranged by Komoro Tetsuya, "DISCOVERY" is a dance tune with a positive message. In addition to their single, the group will release a new album on November 5 before disbanding.

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 9/27~9/28

    October 2, 2014 @ 1:47 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – September 27th/28th 01 (01) Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Weeks: 03) 02 (02) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Weeks: 02) 03 (03) Stand by Me Doraemon (Weeks: 08) 04 (05) Lupin the Third (Weeks: 05) 05 (04) Snow On The Blades (Weeks: 02) 06 (06) Guardians of the Galaxy (Weeks: 03) 07 (00) Jers

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 9/22 ~ 9/28

    October 2, 2014 @ 1:46 am

    Oricon has released its weekly comic chart for September 22 to 28. Check out the top 5 below! 1. "Uchuu Kyoudai", Volume 24 - Koyama Chuya : (271,768)2. "Barakamon", Volume 10 - Yoshino Satsuki : (226,490)3. "Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu.", Volume 7 - Fujimura Mari : (202,212)4. "Handa-kun", Volume 2 - Yoshino Satsuki : (187,309)5. "Saki", Volume 13 - Kobayashi Ritsu : (120,099)(Check out the full ranking here.)Source: Oricon

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  • GOT7 drop full PV for Japanese track 'All Around the World'

    October 1, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

    via allkpopGOT7 has now dropped their full PV for Japanese track, "All Around the World," for their big debut in Japan! The boys are charismatic and energetic to this catchy track in this full-length PV, which also includes messages from the handsome members in fluent Japanese at the end.  The eponymous single album also includes "SO LUCKY," which was composed, written, and produced in part by 2PM's Jun.K. The boys w

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