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  • Ohtaka Shinobu's manga "Magi" to get anime adaptation

    June 25, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Ohtaka Shinobu's ongoing manga "Magi", will be getting a TV anime adaptation.  The anime will be produced by "A-1 Pictures" who are known for the production of "Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai", "Ao no Exorcist", "Tsuritama", "Uchuu Kyoudai", and more. "Magi" started being serialized on Weekly Shonen Sunday back in 2009.   Twelve volumes have been released, and the total number of copies printed reached 3,000,000.  It's

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  • exist†trace live stream attracts over 27,000 viewers

    June 25, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    Over 27,000 viewers from around the world tuned in to Nico Nico Douga and American-based counterpart NicoNico.com, to watch Japanese visual kei band exist†trace's live-show event, "Just Like a Virgin" on June 23rd from Tokyo's renowned live house Shibuya O-WEST. Fans left 16,000+ comments in support of the band, including many comments reporting the local time in their countries. exist†trace used a three-act dramatic structure for the on

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  • Shinohara Ryoko to make her comeback as the 11th starring actor in 'Higashino Keigo Mysteries'

    June 25, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    On June 25th, Fuji TV announced that actress Shinohara Ryoko is going to make her comeback after giving birth to her second son in February, through their upcoming omnibus drama 'Higashino Keigo Mysteries'. 'Higashino Keigo Mysteries' consists of 11 individual episodes, featuring 11 of Higashino Keigo’s best short stories as well as starring 11 different actors. So far only ten of the stories and actors were revealed through two separate

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  • Nishino Kana announces new summer single, "GO FOR IT!!"

    June 25, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    Pop singer Nishino Kana just updated her official website with exciting news about a new single! Nishino's third single for 2012 is titled "GO FOR IT!!", and is scheduled for release on July 25th. The lyrics of the song are said to focus on that feeling you get when your heart is pounding as you get ready to confess to the person you like, and will be set to an upbeat pop tune perfect for the summer. The song has also been chosen as the CM

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  • Music Japan reveals guest line-up for their July 1st broadcast!

    June 25, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    Popular music program Music Japan has now updated their website with the official guest-line up for next week's episode, to air on July 1st. On this particular broadcast, a total of five artists - Jang Geun Suk, Morning Musume, Angela Aki, Momoiro Clover Z, and Kim Hyun Joong - will be performing their respective songs on this episode. Check out the full details on this broadcast below! === “Crazy Crazy Crazy” – Jang Geun Suk

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  • Vimclip reveals PV teaser for digital single, "BA+BA+BYE"!

    June 25, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    Boy band Vimclip recently revealed a teaser video for their fifth digital single "BA+BA+BYE", giving fans a taste of their music prior to the release of their upcoming debut mini-album! The group features three vocalists, an MC, two dancers, and a DJ for a new spin on boy groups. Their fifth digital single "BA+BA+BYE", which is featured in the clip, was produced by MICRO of HOME MADE Kazoku and Kazz Noguchi for D.O.C. Their debut mini-album

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  • tokyohive interviews exist†trace on their new album, 'VIRGIN'

    June 25, 2012 @ 3:57 am

    tokyohive and RESONANCE Media have teamed up to bring you an interview with exist†trace on their new album VIRGIN. Check out the interview below to find out everything from which song is their favorite to their experience in New York City, and also a special message for tokyohive readers! With out further ado, You just released your first major-label full album VIRGIN on May 23rd. Please describe the album. Miko: I can’t express i

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  • Morning Musume reveals preview for 9th generation B-side, "Ai Saretai no ni..."!

    June 25, 2012 @ 2:50 am

    Morning Musume has just revealed a radio preview of ninth generation's coupling song "Ai Saretai no ni..." for their upcoming 50th single "One Two Three / The Matenrou Show"! The song is a dance-style track that is performed solely by Morning Musume's ninth generation - which consists of Fukumura Mizuki, Suzuki Kanon, Sayashi Riho, and Ikuta Erina - as "Qki". "Ai Saretai no ni..." is only included on Limited Edition versions C and D of the

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  • Performances from Music Japan's June 24th episode unveiled!

    June 25, 2012 @ 1:08 am

    NHK's music program, Music Japan, has now revealed performances from their latest episode - aired on June 24th - featuring talento Becky♪#, rapper KREVA, rock band Golden Bomber, former AKB48 member Ono Erena, and girls group Happiness! Check out theses exciting performances below! === <“Yaruki Switch” – Becky♪#> <“OH YEAH” – KREVA> <“Memeshikute” – Golden Bomber> <“Erepyon” – Ono Erena>

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  • AYABIE to release long-awaited 1st major label album in August

    June 24, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

    AYABIE has finally announced their first album under their new major label Toys Factory! The album is titled "ANSWER", and is currently slated for a release on August 22nd. The album will include their previously-released singles "Ryuusei", "Merry-Go-Round", and "Kakusei Sprechchor", but the band promises that all the new songs on "ANSWER" will be of single quality. "ANSWER" will be available in two different editions when it hits she

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