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  • Tamaki Hiroshi makes his photographer debut

    November 26, 2011 @ 3:21 am

    On November 24th, actor Tamaki Hiroshi attended a press conference for jewelry brand TASAKI's photo gallery, "Timeless Message Photo Gallery". Tamaki, who made his photographer debut through this gallery, expressed his joy with: "I started this as a hobby 7 years ago, and this was my first job using a camera, so I'm very happy." While the actor captured many gorgeous shots of nature and wild animals, he commented, "I want to take photos of

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  • Weekly Chaku-Uta Full Chart for 11/16~11/22

    November 26, 2011 @ 2:11 am

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ' for short), has just released the combined weekly download chart for the week of November 16th to November 20th! The RIAJ works together with the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME, dwango and many more. They then collect their weekly download numbers for the time span from Wednesday to Tuesday. This ranking, therefor

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  • Ketsumeishi reveals jacket covers for best-of album & PV collection

    November 25, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    Hip hop group Ketsumeishi has revealed the jacket covers for their very first best-of album and PV collection! All 5 jacket covers were shot in Shurijo, Okinawa. Since the best-of albums have the theme of 'spring', 'summer', 'fall', and 'winter', the jacket covers convey a color and situation that represents each season. Meanwhile, the PV collection is painted with a rich golden color. The best-of album and PV collection will be release

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  • girl next door reveals new album + covers + tracklist

    November 25, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Pop group girl next door has announced a new album just in time for the Holidays. Titled "AGARUNEKU!", the album will be released just after Christmas on December 28th. The album will include tracks "Dadapara!!", "ROCK YOUR BODY", and "Boogie Woogie Night" plus 10 more tracks for a total of 13. It will also include "snowflakes" which is the H.I.S winter campaign CM song, which will begin airing on November 25th. "snowflakes" is described t

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  • flumpool announces tour for 2012

    November 25, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

    On November 23rd, rock band flumpool held their first live broadcast on UStream, where they announced that they would be holding a tour in 2012. The tour will kick off on March 31st at Misato City Culture Hall, and will wrap up on July 31st at Hiroshima ALSOK Hall. Tickets will gradually go on sale starting February 18th. Additionally, flumpool will hold a special live, "Present ~Arigatou Matsuri! Koyoi wa Utaou! Odori Zuku Sou!~", on D

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  • F.CUZ reveals PV for 2nd Japanese single 'Around You'

    November 25, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    The boys of F.CUZ released their debut Japanese single ‘Never Let You Go’ back in August. The single performed well and F.CUZ was able to reach 3rd on the Oricon daily chart. F.CUZ is slated to release their 2nd Japanese single, 'Around You' on December 21st and earlier today the full PV was revealed. Additionally, it was recently revealed that the PV for the second single on 'Around You' which is titled 'LUV HOLIC' will be released in ea

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  • Voice actress Tamura Yukari to release new album in December

    November 25, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

    Singer/voice actress Tamura Yukari has revealed that she will be releasing her 9th original album, "Harumachi no Soleil", on December 21st! The album will feature a total of 14 songs including "Endless Story" and "Sympathy of Love" (the theme songs for the anime "C3"), as well as "Kakkuu no Hate no Innocent" (the ending theme for the PSP game, "Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's PORTABLE –THE GEARS OF DESTINY-"). The limited edition will com

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  • AKB48 and SPEED to collaborate for 'FNS Music Festival'

    November 25, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    It's been announced that idol groups AKB48 and SPEED will collaborate for this year's 'FNS Music Festival'. Both groups will come together for  SPEED's debut song "Body & Soul", which was made popular in 1996. Chief producer Kikuchi Shin commented that he wanted to go back in time and have popular songs from the past done in teams, and hopes that everyone watching will enjoy them. Other collaborations include Tokunaga Hideaki x ATSU

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  • Gouriki Ayame teases with her first photobook, "Shizuku"

    November 25, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    Gouriki Ayame, the aspiring young actress with a carefree smile, will be releasing her first photobook entitled "Shizuku" on Friday, November 25th. Several teasers have been released through the mass media, giving us a glimpse of the life-sized portrayal of the young actress. The photobook contains many precious shots, from swimsuits to school uniforms, which make it a must-have item for all of her fans. For her shots, Gouriki also was

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  • SMAP to open annual SMAP SHOP in December

    November 25, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    It's been announced that SMAP's annual store, SMAP SHOP, will open at Akasaka Sacas on December 8th. SMAP SHOP has opened its doors for a limited term every year since 2005. This year's store theme will be "RUNNING SMAP", and so the floor of the shop will be designed after an athletic track. The store will display outfits worn by the SMAP members, life-sized footprint replicas, as well as video clips of the members from their debut era.

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