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  • Nakagawa Shoko, Akai Kouen, and more to cover Aikawa Nanase for her tribute album

    October 29, 2014 @ 1:58 am

    Aikawa Nanase's tribute album "A-Rock Nation -NANASE AIKAWA TRIBUTE-" will be released on December 3.Various artists will be covering Aikawa for her tribute album including Nakagawa Shoko, Akai Kouen, TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE, Silent Siren, and Jennifer Ellison. As a bonus track, it will contain a cover of "Koigokoro" by Oda Tetsuro who has produced many of Aikawa's songs. On the same day, Aikawa will release her live DVD 'NANASE'S DAY 2014'. The DVD w

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  • Tackey & Tsubasa add a new show to their winter tour + reveal jacket covers for new album

    October 29, 2014 @ 1:57 am

    Tackey & Tsubasa have added a new show to their upcoming tour 'Tackey & Tsubasa Concert 2014'.The tour will be held to coincide their new album "Two Tops Treasure" which will drop in stores on December 3. At this time, the duo have announced a noon show for December 14 at Yokohama Arena. With this, there will be a total of 5 shows held in Osaka and Kanagawa. Additionally, Tackey & Tsubasa have revealed the jacket covers for the n

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  • GARNET CROW to release ballad best-of album

    October 29, 2014 @ 1:56 am

    It's been revealed that GARNET CROW will release a ballad best-of album, titled "GARNET CROW BEST OF BALLADS", on December 24. As you may remember, GARNET CROW disbanded in June of 2013. The upcoming album will contain a remastering of 16 of their ballad numbers such as "call my name", "Kono Te wo Nobaseba", and "closer". As the bonus audio tracks, the album will include "Kimi Tsuresaru Toki no Otozure wo" from their 2012 live 'GARNET CROW livesc

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  • AKB48 reveal jacket covers + teaser for 38th single

    October 29, 2014 @ 1:53 am

    AKB48 have revealed the jacket covers and teaser for their 38th single "Kibouteki Refrain". Since their 20th single "Sakura no Ki ni Narou" (released February 2011), AKB48 have released 18 million-seller singles consecutively. In the PV for their upcoming single, former AKB48 members Maeda Atsuko, Oshima Yuko, Shinoda Mariko, and Itano Tomomi, who were all centers for the these million-selling singles, make appearances. The PV feat

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 10/25~10/26

    October 28, 2014 @ 6:19 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – October 25th/26th 01 (01) Kinkyori Renai (Weeks: 03) 02 (00) Hercules (Weeks: 01) 03 (00) The Equalizer (Weeks: 01) 04 (02) Cape Nostalgia (Weeks: 03) 05 (05) Eiga Happiness Charge Precure! (Weeks: 03) 06 (03) Grace of Monaco (Weeks: 02) 07 (04) Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Weeks: 07) 08

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  • Watanabe Mayu absent from Team B's stage performance due to poor health

    October 28, 2014 @ 4:06 pm

    AKB48's Watanabe Mayu was absent from Team B's stage performance on October 27 at AKB48 Theater due to her poor health condition. In place of Watanabe, member Umeta Ayano took the stage. A message of apology has been posted onto the group's official website stating, "We deeply apologize to inform you on the day of the performance."  According to the announcement, Watanabe's condition is not a serious matter. Her agency explained, "She has been c

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  • Check out the short PV for Taketatsu Ayana's new song 'Cleansing Love'

    October 28, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

    The short PV for Taketatsu Ayana's new song "Cleansing Love" has been uploaded onto her official YouTube channel. "Cleansing Love" is one of the tracks off of Taketatsu's 2nd album "Colore Serenata" that's slated for release on November 19. It was written, composed, and arranged by Tsuno Maisa (Akai Kouen). Source: natalie

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  • ν[NEU] to disband at year's end

    October 28, 2014 @ 2:22 am

    Visual kei band ν[NEU] have announced that they will disband at the end of the year.ν[NEU] are currently in the middle of their 5th anniversary tour '★5th Anniversary★ONEMAN TOUR 2014', which started in July. They will put an end to their 5-year career after the finale on December 29 at Shibuya Kokaido.  A message from the members and their agency LOOP ASH has been posted on the band's official website. "Although there is not

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  • Mizuki Alisa to sing theme song for special drama 'Nurse no Oshigoto'

    October 28, 2014 @ 1:41 am

    It's been revealed that Mizuki Alisa will sing the theme song for the special drama 'Nurse no Oshigoto' which will air on Fuji TV for two nights on October 31 and November 1.The theme song will be different across the two nights; "Watashi" on the first and "Heroines!" on the second. Both songs will be a rearrangement of tracks that were included in her album "SpeciAlisa" released back in 2011. "Watashi" was written and composed by Kishitani Kaori

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  • Members of 'Baito AKB' to make their CM debut

    October 28, 2014 @ 1:33 am

    The 53 members of 'Baito AKB' will be making their CM debut. They will co-star with AKB48's Watanabe Mayu, HKT48's Sashihara Rino, and other AKB members in the new CM for part-time job information website 'Baitoru'. 'Baito AKB' is a collaboration project between AKB48 and 'Baitoru'. Out of 13,246 applicants, 53 of them were chosen to work part time for 1,000 yen an hour. Besides Watanabe and Sashihara, AKB48's Kojima Haruna, Oshima

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