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  • Mr. Children reveal titles to 2 new songs

    July 3, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

    The names of Mr. Children's upcoming CM song for 'MAQuillAGE'(Shiseido) and theme song to the drama "Tokkan Tokubetsu Kokuzei Choushukan" have just been revealed! According to natalie, the song "Marshmallow day" has been picked up as the new CM song for "MAQuillage", which begins airing on July 21st. Additionally, Mr. Children has written another track titled "hypnosis" as the theme song to Inoue Mao's latest drama. "hypnosis" begins distr

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  • SUPER☆GiRLS releases short PV for "Asu e STEP!"

    July 3, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

    Idol group SUPER☆GiRLS has released a short PV for the song, "Asu e STEP!", through avex's official YouTube channel! "Asu e STEP!" is a track off of the group's upcoming single, "Puripuri♥SUMMER Kiss", due out on July 4th. It's sung by all members of iDOL Street,  which is avex's sub-label that's in charge of both SUPER☆GiRLS and Cheeky Parade. The video shows the girls singing and having fun in a recording studio. Check out the short

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  • NEWS to hold their 1st nationwide tour in three and a half years

    July 3, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    It's been revealed that NEWS will be holding their 1st nationwide tour in three and a half years! This is also their first tour after Yamashita Tomohisa and Nishikido Ryo withdrew from the group last October. The tour will kick off on August 14th at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium in Tokyo. It's scheduled to host a total of 7 shows in front of approximately 102,000 people. The concerts at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium on the 14th and Hotto

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  • Japan Box Office Report – June 30th/July 1st

    July 3, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    [caption id="attachment_250301" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(2) 'Snow White and the Huntsman' / (1) 'The Amazing Spider-Man' / (3) 'Rinjo: The Movie'"][/caption] 'The Amazing Spider-Man' swings to the top of the chart with an overwhelming first weekend. Japan pushes one of their own movies into the top three. The first real summer vacation blockbuster opened in Japan with 'The Amazing Spider-Man'. It ope

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  • NMB48 reveals PV for "Mousou Girlfriend"!

    July 3, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

    AKB48 sister group NMB48 has revealed the full PV for "Mousou Girlfriend"! This song is a coupling track off of the group's 5th single that's scheduled for release on August 8th. It's also been picked up as the CM song for Tokiwa Pharmaceutical's drink, 'Minmin Daha'. "Mousou Girlfriend" is sung by Ogasawara Mayu, Kato Yuka, Kadowaki Kanako, Kishino Rika, Kinoshita Haruna, Kotani Riho, Jou Eriko, Jonishi Kei, Shiroma Miru, Tanigawa Airi

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  • Recochoku reveals Charts for First Half of 2012

    July 3, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    Recochoku, one of the biggest online and mobile music download portals in Japan, recently released the 2012 half-year download charts for the period from January 1st until June 30th. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, theme songs and more over the first half of 2012 below! === < Chaku-Uta Full – Half-Year Rankings > * < Chaku-Uta Full Download Ranking > 01 - "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 0

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  • Full PV for AAA's new single "777 ~We can sing a song!~" revealed

    July 3, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

    Previously tokyohive reported with PV preview for AAA's new single "777 ~We can sing a song!~“. The single is slated for release on July 25th, and now the full PV has been revealed! This is their 33rd single, and the title song is currently used as a CM song for Ito Yokado's 'Koi☆Yukata' and 'Cool Magic'. They revealed jacket covers and track list, but not yet the title of coupling song. Check out the full PV below and Stay tuned tokyoh

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  • AKB0048 unit NO NAME reveal jacket covers + details on debut single, "Kibou ni Tsuite"

    July 3, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

    AKB48 unit NO NAME have just revealed the track list and covers for the upcoming debut single, "Kibou ni Tsuite"! As tokyohive previously reported, the group consists of nine members from AKB48, SKE48, and NMB48 - all of which participate in the AKB48 anime "AKB0048" anime as voice actresses - and will be making their CD debut on August 1st. The single comes in three versions, two limited edition versions as well as a regular version. The

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  • Rola to perform debut single "Memories" for live broadcast of 'HEY! HEY! HEY!'

    July 3, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    It's been revealed that model/talento Rola will be appearing on the live broadcast of Fuji TV's 'Natsu ga Kita!! HEY! HEY! HEY! Odaiba 'Nama' no Uta Matsuri' on July 9th. Rola will be making her solo debut with the single, "Memories", on July 11th. This will be her first time performing on a TV music program. The program's production team commented, "It's a kind of ballad that is wonderful. I think she will become an artist who will enl

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  • GILLE covers Kimura Kaela, AKB48, Adele & more for debut album, "I AM GILLE"

    July 3, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    The track list and cover for GILLE's upcoming major label debut album "I AM GILLE" have been revealed! The mysterious singer - whose nationality and age have not been revealed - has been garnering attention by covering hit songs such as Hilchryme's "Shunka Shuutou" and Saito Kazuyoshi's "Yasashiku Naritai". GILLE's most recent English cover of AKB48's smash hit "Flying Get" has been sweeping the internet, earning the singer praise for how sh

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