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  • Akimoto Yasushi produces digital idol group '22/7'

    December 27, 2016 @ 10:30 am

    Akimoto Yasushi has produced a digital idol group called '22/7', and their main visual has been revealed. The group is comprised of eight members, and each character was designed by Hosoi Mieko, Misaki Kurehito, Koyama Hirokazu, Horiguchi Yukiko, Sakura Koharu, Tanaka Masayoshi, Kantoku, and Ohara Tometa. The voice auditions for the characters started on October 17. Out of 13,250 applicants, 12 people passed the final examination held on Dec

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  • Nakata Yasutaka reveals teaser for new song 'Crazy Crazy' featuring Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    December 27, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    The teaser for Nakata Yasutaka's new song "Crazy Crazy(feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu" has been uploaded onto YouTube. "Crazy Crazy" will be released by Nakata and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu as a double A-side split single on January 18. It's an all-English lyrics collaboration number composed by Nakata, written by Charli XCX, who is also the guest vocalist, and featuring Kyary. It will also be available for download in 110 count

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  • Dream5 to end their activities on December 31

    December 27, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    On December 31, Dream5 will end their activities with its current members. On their future plans, the group wrote on their official webpage, "We will devote ourselves toward each of our goals, so it would make us happy if you would continue to watch over us warmly." Leader Shigemoto Kotori also expressed, "There were many people cheering us on to do our best so that we would become even bigger. We are very sorry to fall short of your ex

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/14~12/20

    December 27, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of December 14th to December 20th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 02 - "Happy End" - back number 03 - "Christmas Song" - back number 04 - "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 05 - "Tomo e" - Kiyokiba Shunsuke 06 - "I was King" - ONE OK ROCK

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  • Check out the performance order for 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    December 27, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    The performance order for NHK's '67th Kohaku Uta Gassen' has been revealed.As you already know, there will be 23 artists for the white team and 23 for the red team for a total of 46 performing artists this year. The show will kick off with a performance by white team's Kanjani8 followed by red team's PUFFY. Arashi will be closing the show with a special medley.During Matsuda Seiko's "Bara no You ni Saite Sakura no You ni Chitte", Y

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  • Sashihara Rino collaborates with Morning Musume.'17 for new album

    December 27, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    The details on AKB48's new album have been revealed.The album, titled "Thumbnail," will be released on January 25. It will contain singles such as "High Tension," "Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby," "Tsubasa wa Iranai," "Kimi wa Melody," and "LOVE TRIP" as well as "Ano Hi no Jibun," which is the theme song for the group's documentary film. In addition, Type A will include "Get you!" by Sashining Musume., a collaboration unit comprised of Sashiha

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  • Perfume finally gets their own perfume

    December 27, 2016 @ 10:18 am

    Perfume's original perfume "PERFUME OF PERFUME" will be sold on online store A!SMART starting March 21. It will cost 3,000 yen (approximately $25.58 USD). The perfume will be released to commemorate 15 years since the release of Perfume's indies debut single "OMAJINAI☆Perori" on March 21, 2002. It will first smell of sweet Ylang-Ylang with fresh grapefruit followed by lavender and rose, finally transforming into a spicy clove scent. Th

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  • Taira Airi & Nagatomo Yuto are engaged

    December 27, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    On December 24, actress Taira Airi (32) announced via social media that she and soccer player Nagatomo Yuto (30)  are engaged. The couple also held a press conference on this day. Taira expressed, "Thank you to those who sent many congratulatory messages until this day. Today I am very happy and grateful to be making this announcement with Nagatomo-san."She continued, "On January 29 of next year, I will become Nagatomo Ai

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  • NEWS to release new single 'EMMA'

    December 24, 2016 @ 10:14 am

    NEWS will release their new single, titled "EMMA", on February 8. This song will be used as the opening theme for Fuji TV's drama "Kirawareru Yuuki" starring member Kato Shigeaki. It's described as an uptempo tune that fuses the "American hardboiled world" and adult sex appeal. The single will be released in three versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. Limited Edition A will come with a DVD containing the P

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  • HY is in a 'HAPPY' mood this Christmas

    December 24, 2016 @ 10:13 am

    HY's new song "HAPPY" was released digitally on December 23. This song was released as a "Christmas present for fans." The PV stars Kamishiraishi Mone, who covered HY's "366nichi" for her debut mini album "chouchou". It depicts the "small happiness" that occurs on ordinary days.On starring in the PV, Kamishiraishi commented, "It was like HY brought the wind from Okinawa to the set. I immediately became HAPPY with that calm atmosphere and the

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