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  • AAA's Uno Misako holds handshake event for 2nd photo book

    June 17, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    On June 16th, AAA member Uno Misako held a handshake event for her 2nd solo photo book, 'UNO-BON' (released June 1st), at Fukuya Bookstore in Shinjuku Subnade. Recently, Uno made an appearance in NHK's morning drama series, 'Ume-chan Sensei', as the protagonist's friend Yabuki Akane. On this day, the weather was inopportune, but approximately 2,000 fans came to shake hands with Uno. Although AAA is currently in the middle of their natio

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  • Nakamura Maiko announces new mini-album, "7→9"

    June 17, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

    To follow up the release of her digital single "End Roll" in early July, singer Nakamura Maiko will be releasing a new mini-album this summer! The female singer has been garnering attention from all over after her collaboration song "Because... feat. Nakamura Maiko" by the LG YANKEES became a hit, earning her featuring roles in songs by ISSA x SoulJa, NERDHEAD, and more. Nakamura revealed the surprise news about her mini-album herself t

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  • Former Idoling!!! member Morita Suzuka attends trading card event

    June 17, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

    On June 16th, former Idoling!!! member Morita Suzuka attended an event to commemorate the release of her trading cards. This marked Morita's first solo event after graduating from Idoling!!! last month. "It's refreshing to be able to stand here as Morita Suzuka," she commented. Morita appeared at this event not as a member of Idoling!!!, but as a talento. She expressed, "I want to enrich both my everyday life and private life. Also work

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  • Kimaguren collaborates with Oda Kazumasa for upcoming best-of album

    June 17, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    On July 11th, pop/reggae duo Kimaguren will be releasing their best-of album, "ON THE BEACH ~Kimagure BEST~". It's been revealed that this album will contain a collaboration song with Oda Kazumasa called "Egao no Hana"! The two parties met back in 2009 when Oda performed at Kimaguren's beachside livehouse OTODAMA SEA STUDIO. Since then, Kimaguren has appeared on Oda's tv program, 'Christmas no Yakusoku'. "Egao no Hana" is written by KUREI

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  • Hatsune Miku to celebrate her 5th 'birthday' with two best-of albums

    June 17, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    To celebrate the fifth anniversary of her creation, Vocaloid Hatsune Miku will be releasing two best-of albums simultaneously. Since making her debut in Japan on August 31st, 2007, Miku has garnered a huge amount of attention and fans. To mark this huge occasion for the pop culture icon, two best-of albums titled "Hatsune Miku 5th Birthday Best ~memories~" and "Hatsune Miku 5th Birthday Best ~impacts~" have been confirmed for a release on

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  • Sawagi to release 1st full album, "Punch Games"

    June 17, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    Four member band Sawagi has announced that they will be releasing their debut album "Punch Games" on August 8th. Sawagi is an impressive instrumental band that has adopted elements from multiple genres, such as rock, jazz, and funk into their special brand of dance music. The group released their first mini-album "hi-hop" in August of 2009 and have steadily been earning attention for their energetic live activities. Their long-awaited d

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  • PURETTY promotes their debut song "Cheki☆Love" at the Tokyo Toy Show

    June 17, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    Known as KARA’s protégées, Korean girl group PURETTY performed their debut song “Cheki☆Love” at the ‘Tokyo Toy Show 2012’ on June 15th. Wearing mini-skirts, the girls greeted their fans in Japanese with a “Hello!”. PURETTY’s new song has also been chosen as the theme song for the TV Tokyo anime “Pretty Rhythm”. The girls cutely sang and danced to their song and commented, “It’s an enjoyable song, so please love it a lot.” PURETTY will ha

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  • "Sengoku BASARA" to get live-action drama adaptation

    June 17, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    Action game "Sengoku BASARA" which has been adapted to TV anime and stage play, will be now getting a live action drama adaptation. The live action drama is titled "Sengoku BASARA -MOONLIGHT PARTY-", and both Hayashi Kento and Takeda Kohei will be taking the lead roles as Date Masamune (Hayashi) and Sanada Yukimura (Takeda).  It was also revealed that GACKT will appear as Oda Nobunaga. Hayashi commented, "Since the original work is an enthu

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  • Momoiro Clover Z's "Momoclo Dan" to be released on Blu-ray

    June 17, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    It has just been revealed that idol group Momoiro Clover Z will be releasing the entirety of their current TBS show "Momoclo Dan", as a Blu-ray set on September 14th. The show is a two minute program that has been airing on TBS since January of this year, allowing fans to see yet another side of the charismatic and charming idol group. "Momoclo Dan" revolves around the group as they secretly plot to take over the world. Currently, the 1

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  • AA= reveals full details on his first single, "The Klock"

    June 17, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    AA= has revealed the full details on his first single, "The Klock"! As reported earlier, "The Klock" will serve as the ending theme for the upcoming film, 'Helter Skelter', which will open in theaters on July 14th. Aside from the title track, the single will include an electro-pop tune called "Lasts -Your Rhythm Mix-", as well as audio tracks from AA='s recent live concert, 'TOUR #3', at Akasaka BLITZ. In addition, through the iTunes S

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