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  • BeeBee promotes their 2nd single "Play The Girl"

    June 15, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    [caption id="attachment_245990" align="aligncenter" width="446" caption="L to R: Yuki, Maria, Mai"][/caption] On June 13th, dance and vocal unit BeeBee stopped by Sankei Sports' studio to promote their second single “Play The Girl”, which went on sale the same day. The unit debuted in April 2011 and consists of three members: leader Yuki (26), vocalist Maria (21), and visual Mai (24). Currently, the group is mostly promoting in clubs. Yu

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  • Oshima Yuko gets "Brave" while riding a horse

    June 15, 2012 @ 7:18 am

    On June 13th, AKB48’s Oshima Yuko paid a visit to the Tokyo Horse Riding Club in Shibuya to attend an event for the American animated film “Brave”. Oshima was in charge of dubbing the Japanese voice for the movie’s main character Merida. Merida can be seen dashing through the forest on horseback in the film, so to connect herself with the scene, Oshima herself rode a pony. When Oshima was 12-years-old, she participated in a farm stay to le

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  • 'Yokai Ningen Bem' to be adapted into a movie

    June 15, 2012 @ 4:57 am

    On June 13th, it was announced that KAT-TUN Kamenashi Kazuya's drama 'Yokai Ningen Bem' (aired in October 2011) will be adapted into a film. The drama caused quite a stir since the popular animation that the drama was adapted from received an average viewer rating of 15.6% (highest viewer rating 18.9%). This popular animation had aired in 1968, and the drama adaption created an original modern version of the story, which became popular amo

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  • 2PM & 2AM's "One Day" full PV released

    June 15, 2012 @ 3:15 am

    As announced previously, 2PM and 2AM have come together to form a special unit group. They will also be releasing a documentary, titled ‘Beyond The Oneday, Story of 2PM & 2AM‘, with their collaborative track “One Day” as the theme song. After revealing the album cover as well as the teaser of the PV for the upcoming single, the two groups have unveiled the full PV for “One Day”! The PV was just now released officially on Sony Mus

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  • Ono Erena holds release event for "Erepyon"

    June 15, 2012 @ 2:07 am

    On June 13th, former AKB48 member Ono Erena held a release event for her solo debut single, "Erepyon", at Lazona Kawasaki. Ono graduated from AKB48 in September of 2010, so this marked her first time standing on stage in over a year and a half. During the event, she was surprised to hear that her single ranked 2nd on Oricon's daily ranking on its first day. Ono gave a big smile as 3,000 fans called out, "Congratulations!". Before the ev

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  • Former Morning Musume member Takahashi Ai is in a relationship with Abe Koji?

    June 14, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    It has been reported that former Morning Musume member Takahashi Ai (25) and comedian Abe Koji (37), the winner of 2010's 'R-1 Grand Prix' (Japanese solo comedian battle), are in a relationship. According to a weekly tabloid magazine 'FRYDAY' (issued on June 15th), the two are living together in Tokyo. Along with the article, the magazine posted pictures showing Abe dropping off Takahashi, who is currently playing a role in NHK Taiga drama

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  • girugamesh reveals jacket covers for "Zecchou BANG!!"

    June 14, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    girugamesh has revealed a new artist photo, along with jacket covers for their upcoming single, "Zecchou BANG!!". The band's first single in a year and 9 months features TAKUYA as the sound producer and is described as an upbeat tune. Prior to the single's release, it will be available for download via 'DAM★Uta' in 2 patterns. For the artist photo and jacket covers, the members of girugamesh has transformed into samurais, striking pose

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  • exist†trace to stream live concert "Just Like A Virgin" worldwide

    June 14, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

    It has been announced that all-female visual kei band exist†trace will stream their live-show event 'Just Like a Virgin' worldwide on June 23rd from Tokyo's renowned live house Shibuya O-WEST. The solo show celebrates their first major-label album "VIRGIN," which wasreleased on May 23 under Tokuma Japan Communications. According to a source, they will perform using a wide variety of costumes for this live, and vocal Jyou will be changing

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  • Nogizaka46 attends Spider-Man premiere in red and blue yukatas

    June 14, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    On June 13th, AKB48’s rival group, Nogizaka46, attended the world premiere in Japan for the American movie “The Amazing Spider-Man”. In relation to Spider-Man, the group wore red and blue yukatas and appeared on the red carpet for the first time. When asked what they would do if Spider-Man were their boyfriend, Matsumura Sayuri (19) spoke up, “I would want him to take me somewhere high where we could see a beautiful night view.” Sta

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  • Kim Hyun Joong & B'z release PV for "Heat"

    June 14, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    Kim Hyun Joong has teamed up with B'z for a new single called "Heat". After releasing a teaser earlier today, the full PV recently aired in Japan. The singer picked B’z as the Japanese musician he likes the most during a press conference before his Japan tour last year. Through Universal Music, Kim Hyun Joong put in a request for a song, and B’z gladly accepted his request. The single is scheduled for release on July 4th. [Tha

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