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  • BOOM BOOM SATELLITES announces multi-band tour + new album

    December 27, 2011 @ 2:45 am

    Rock band BOOM BOOM SATELLITES has just revealed that they will be heading on a five-stop tour through the months of March and April alongside Sakanaction, MAXIMUM THE HORMONE, and 9mm Parabellum Bullet! The tour, which is titled "BRANDNEW CHAPTER -GARDEN OF DELIGHT-", will feature performances at five different venues: Fukuoka's DRUM LOGOS (March 22nd with 9mm Parabellum Bullet), HIROSHIMA CLUB QUATTRO (March 23rd with 9mm Parabellum Bullet

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  • AKB48's Sashihara Rino to star in a drama for the first time

    December 27, 2011 @ 12:39 am

    It was announced that AKB48 / Not yet member, Sashihara Rino will star in a new NTV drama titled "Muse no Kagami" for the first time. This drama will be aired confined in the Kanto region, and Fukuda Yuichi ("Yuusha Yoshihiko no Bouken", "33-pun Tantei") will also take part in the direction of the drama.   Sashihara will play a girl who seems to have nothing to recommend her, but after being discovered by an erstwhile great actor "Okita Ry

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  • Kikkawa Yuu holds special Christmas event as 'Kikka Santa'

    December 26, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    On December 25th, 19-year-old idol Kikkawa Yuu packed the Tressa Yokohama Center Garden with fans, couples, and families passing through the area for Christmas. Kikkawa, who will be releasing her third single "Konna Watashi de Yokattara" on December 28th, appeared on stage in an adorable Santa costume as 'Kikka Santa'. Fans were absolutely charmed by her cute outfit, calling out "You're so cute!" to the idol on stage. During a previous

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel reveals details on new album + live concert in Hawaii

    December 26, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    On December 26th, L'Arc~en~Ciel held a live broadcast of the mastering and final sound check for their new album via UStream. During this broadcast, the band revealed the details of their anticipated new album. L'Arc~en~Ciel's first original album in 4 years and 3 months is titled "BUTTERFLY", and is scheduled for release on February 8th. The limited edition will come in a 3-disc set including the band's alter ego P’UNK-EN-CIEL's first al

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  • THE BAWDIES reveals the title of their new single

    December 26, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    Rock band THE BAWDIES has revealed the title of their upcoming single! The title of the single is "ROCK ME BABY", and will be released on February 8th. As we reported earlier, the title track was written as the theme song for the upcoming Fuji TV drama, "Hungry!", which will air starting on January 10th. It's described as a rock tune with THE BAWDIES' original pop sense. Additionally, THE BAWDIES has announced that they will be releasin

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  • Miyazaki Aoi rumored to have an affair with V6's Okada Junichi

    December 26, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

    We previously reported that the actors Takaoka Sosuke and Miyazaki Aoi were in the process of getting a divorce. Reportedly, Miyazaki was fed up with Takaoka's supposed infidelity, and his recent Twitter scandal introduced a new tension to their marriage. Following the outbreak of such news, however, rumors have begun to surface about Miyazaki having an affair. According to related sources, Miyazaki was spotted with V6's Okada Junichi a

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  • SCANDAL to release best-of album in March

    December 26, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

    All-girl rock band SCANDAL has revealed that they will be releasing their first best-of album, "SCANDAL SHOW", on March 7th. Vocalist HARUNA commented, "We chose standard concert songs, as well as coupling tracks. We made this into a new album instead of just a single collection, so we want all kinds of people to listen to it." "SCANDAL SHOW" will feature 16 songs from their career, starting with their major debut song, "DOLL", to their

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  • miwa announces new single, "Kataomoi"

    December 26, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    On December 24th, singer-songwriter miwa held her live concert, "miwa-39live-'miwanissimo'", at ZEPP TOKYO, where she sang 17 songs for 2,000 fans. During the concert, miwa announced that she would be releasing her new single, "Kataomoi", on February 1st. It's described as a ballad that describes a person's feelings in a straightforward manner. Check out the jacket covers and track list below! - <CD+DVD> <CD-Only&g

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  • S/mileage unveils jacket covers for new single, "Chotto Matte Kudasai!"

    December 26, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    Idol group S/mileage has just unveiled the jacket covers for their new single, "Chotto Matte Kudasai!" S/mileage's 9th single will be available in five versions: one regular and four limited editions. The limited editions (with the exception of version D) will come with DVDs. At this time, no further information about the track list and bonuses have been released. "Chotto Matte Kudasai!" is scheduled to hit stores on February 1st, 2012. I

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  • EXILE wraps up their Dome tour

    December 26, 2011 @ 7:08 am

    On December 25th, EXILE wrapped their dome tour at the Sapporo Dome. ATSUSHI strongly expressed, "We felt happy to be alive when we thought about how we could shine light upon children's futures. As entertainers, we want to do whatever we can." This concert was broadcast live via 150 screens in 40 prefectures. It was also shared internationally in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, and Singapore. After the Tohoku Earthquake, EXILE decided to

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