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  • 168 -one sixty eight- reveals track list + PV preview for "Setsugekka"

    July 16, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

    Previously, we reported that Ayabie's Aoi would be launching his new solo project called 168 -one sixty eight-. And now, he's revealed the track list and PV preview for his debut single, "Setsugekka"! "Setsugekka" will be released on August 8th in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. The title track has already been picked up as the theme song for the upcoming film, 'Happiness in Little Place', w

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  • AKB48's Iwata Karen to become navigator for NHK's disaster support program

    July 16, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    It's been revealed that AKB48 Team 4's Iwata Karen (14) will become the navigator for NHK's disaster support program, 'Ashita e 1min: Karen no Fukkou Calendar'. "We should never forget what happened on 3.11. Through the messages of the people of my hometown, I hope to deliver what I experienced when I was 13-years-old to people nationwide. I will do my best to make it a calendar of hope for recovery. I hope that the people in my hometown w

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  • Miyazaki Aoi sheds tears at a stage greeting for 'Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki'

    July 16, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    On July 16th, actress Miyazaki Aoi attended a stage greeting for the animated film, 'Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki'. During this event, singer-songwriter Ann Sally sang the movie's theme song, "Okaasan no Uta". Hearing the song, Miyazaki was moved to tears as she said, "I'm sorry. I cried so I had to blow my nose." She also expressed, "I got to hear a song that I really like, and it made me think of how many things are dear to me." Miyaz

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  • GLAY's TERU & TAKURO hold acoustic live in Miyagi for disaster victims

    July 16, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    On July 15th, GLAY's TERU and TAKURO held an acoustic live for disaster victims at a hotel in Minamisanriku, Miyagi. TERU and TAKURO appeared without prior notice, exciting the local guests who were invited to the live. TERU called out, "Minamisanriku!", and sang a total of 5 songs including "Ikiteku Tsuyosa" and "Bible". "It's important to have a strong determination to change your own environment at your own will," the two expressed,

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  • Ohashi Trio announces new album in September

    July 16, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    Ohashi Trio has announced that he will be releasing a new album on September 19th! The album will feature songs he's worked on with Hotei Tomoyasu, BONNIE PINK, and Hata Motohiro as well as collaboration numbers with Emi Meyer and Izawa Ichiyou. It will also contain "Flower", which was the 2012 Hawaii CM song for 'Look JTB', a new version of BEAMS campaign song "She is a Rainbow", and "Old Time", the theme song for the film, 'playback'.

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  • Gouriki Ayame wants to be an alien?

    July 16, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    On July 16th, actress Gouriki Ayame held a recording for the Japanese dubbed version of 'Prometheus' (August 24th release) at a studio in Tokyo. Gouriki, who voices the heroine in the Hollywood film, expressed, "I have a dream to go to Hollywood someday. First, I want to learn English." She further stated, "I want to become an alien. We don't even know if they exist, but there are researchers and they're even on the news. I also want to beco

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  • Nakashima Mika to provide the theme song for Japanese version of 'Resident Evil: Retribution'

    July 16, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    Nakashima Mika will be providing the theme song for the Japanese version of the upcoming film, 'Resident Evil: Retribution'! As reported earlier, Nakashima will be appearing in the movie as the role of an undead (zombie). She also appeared in the previous film, 'Resident Evil: Afterlife', playing the first Japanese to become infected with the a virus. This time, Nakashima will have a showdown against actress Milla Jovovich for an intense act

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  • Matsuzaka Tori holds a release event for his new DVD

    July 16, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    On July 15th, actor Matsuzaka Tori held a release event for his 2nd DVD "Tori-Michi 2011" at Tower Records Shibuya in Tokyo.  This DVD mainly contains footage from his fan event that was held back in October 2011, which includes a scene where he sang Fukuyama Masaharu's song "Michishirube". According to Matsuzaka himself, he is not good at singing, but he decided to perform the song in order to express his gratitude to his fans.  Matsuzaka

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  • Maeda Atsuko attends her last handshake event as AKB48 + title of upcoming album

    July 16, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    On July 16th, AKB48's Maeda Atsuko participated in a handshake event at Marine Messe in Fukuoka. This marked Maeda's last handshake event as a member of AKB48. She started by saying, "Time passes by really fast, this is really my last," and continued, "After graduating from AKB, I think my opportunity to see everyone like this will decrease. That's why I want to burn this day into my mind and make memories." Additionally, Takahashi Minami

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  • Line-up for July 22nd episode of Music Japan unveiled!

    July 16, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    On July 15th, Music Japan revealed their guest line-up for their upcoming broadcast on July 22nd! On this episode, five wonderful musicians will be making their appearance - AKB48's Watanabe Mayu, AAA, Nishino Kana, Mizuki Nana, and Fairies! Check out the full details of this episode below! === "Otona Jelly Beans" - Watanabe Mayu "777 ~We  can sing a song!~" - AAA "GO FOR IT!" -Nishino Kana "BRIGHT STREAM" - Mizuk

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