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  • Ayanokoji Sho & Marty Friedman to sing for new Kamen Rider movie

    November 28, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    It was announced that "SAMURAI STRONG STYLE" which is the collaboration song from Ayanokoji Sho (of Kishidan), and guitarist Marty Friedman's (the single will officially be released under the name of "Ayanokoji Sho vs Marty Friedman"), has been chosen as the them song for new Kamen Rider movie "Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & ○○○ MOVIE Taisen MEGA MAX."  For this single, Ayanokoji wrote the lyrics, while Marty composed the song. A

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  • AKB48 members finish new CM for "Hikari TV"

    November 28, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    The members of AKB48 have just finished up the filming for their new CM for NTT's "Hikari TV". For the CM the members transformed into a variety of different characters. Notably Shinoda Mariko turned herself into a taxi driver, as she put on her own make-up, wig, and mustache. Kojima Haruna, Sashihara Rino, and Minegishi Minami also appeared in the commercial. Kojima dressed as a "Sadistic Woman", Sashihara dressed as a  lizard, and Minega

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  • THE SONICS & THE BAWDIES to hold a tour together in 2012

    November 28, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

    THE SONICS and THE BAWDIES have announced that they'll be holding a tour together in spring of 2012. The tour was originally scheduled to be held earlier this year, but was forced to cancel due to the Tohoku Earthquake. Titled "THE SONICS×THE BAWDIES JAPAN TOUR 2012", the tour has so far established three dates. The bands will perform on March 29th at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST, on the 31st at Nagoya CLUB DIAMOND HALL, and on April 1st at Nanb

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  • Miura Daichi reveals 'making-of' video for "Black Hole"

    November 28, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

    Earlier in November, R&B singer Miura Daichi unveiled the music video to "Black Hole", a song from his upcoming album, 'D.M.'. Daichi's management, Vision Factory, is releasing a 3-part video on the making of "Black Hole" through their official YouTube channel. The first part is available through Vision Factory's 'Vision Cast', but VF uploaded part 2 onto YouTube for everyone to enjoy. Check it out below! -

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  • MORRIE to hold his first solo live in almost 20 years

    November 28, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    DEAD END and Creature Creature vocalist MORRIE has announced that he'll be holding his solo live in almost 20 years. Titled "EKSTASIS", the concert is currently scheduled for March 4th. "EKSTASIS" will be MORRIE's first live since 1992, and it'll also mark his birthday. As such, many fans are looking forward to an unforgettable performance. Tickets will go on sale for the public on January 21st. In related news, MORRIE's band DEAD EN

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  • Aso Kumiko announces her pregnancy with first child

    November 28, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    On November 28th, actress Aso Kumiko (33) announced that she is pregnant with her first child! According to the announcement, Aso is currently 5 months pregnant and is expecting to give birth early next year. She wrote, "In our 4th year of marriage, our family will finally grow. I feel happy yet nervous at the same time, but we want to give love to our child with all our might." She continued, "Right now, I want to live each day careful

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  • Fan votes to determine NMB48 Shimada Rena & Matsuda Shiori's return

    November 28, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    NMB48 has announced that they will be holding a fan voting to decide the return of members Shimada Rena and Matsuda Shiori. Shimada put a halt to her activities back in September after a pre-NMB purikura scandal rocked headlines. Meanwhile, Matsuda decided to suspend her activities due to personal insecurities. According to sources, the staff recently suggested, "Maybe it’s okay to start lessons to resume performances." However, the gi

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  • Tamaki Nami releases covers + tracklist for "LADY MIND"

    November 28, 2011 @ 9:27 am

    Earlier this month, singer Tamaki Nami announced that she switched labels and will be releasing a new single entitled "LADY MIND" on January 25th, 2012. Following up, Nami's new label, TEICHIKU ENTERTAINMENT, has unveiled the cover jackets for "LADY MIND", as well as its track list info. "LADY MIND" will come in two versions with a coupling song that is currently untitled. The limited edition will have a DVD that contains the title trac

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  • "The 24th JUNON SUPERBOY CONTEST" announces its 'Grand Prix' winner

    November 28, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    On November 27th, the 24th JUNON SUPERBOY CONTEST -- an annual beauty contest for men -- announced its 'grand prix' winner at La Foret Museum in Tokyo. This year, 19-year-old Sano Gaku from Aichi Prefecture beat out 13,228 contestants for the top honor. A sportsman who belongs to the lacrosse club at his university, Sano reportedly impressed the judges with his acrobatic dance. He expressed, "I'm very happy," while holding onto his priz

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  • Shida Mirai holds press conference for her LISMO drama

    November 28, 2011 @ 5:15 am

    On November 26th, a press conference for LISMO drama "POV~Shida Mirai no Soredake wa Miraide!~", and Shida Mirai who stars in the drama, made an appearance. This drama is made as another story for her upcoming horror movie "POV~Norowareta Film~", and each episode will be 5 minutes long.  Her co-star for the movie, Kawaguchi Haruna, and Komoto Junichi of comedian duo "Jicho Kacho" will also appear in the drama. Shida will play the role o

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