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  • Marching J to formally support project to bring pandas to Sendai

    June 5, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    On June 4, Johnny & Associate's charity project "Marching J" formally declared that they will be providing financial support to borrow pandas from China to bring smiles to the people of Sendai. The label proposed at the end of last year that they would aid the invitation of pandas to Sendai. Marching J's board chairman Sato Shunichi personally delivered a document stating that Marching J would be providing the funds to pay for a panda

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  • Learn Physics from the cast of "Nichijou"!

    June 5, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Publishing company Kadokawa Group, Chukei, will collaborate with the anime cast of "Nichijou" to release a new study guide book on June 15. The book's designs will be based on Arawi Keiichi's characters from his manga "Nichijou". The study guide is titled "Nichijou to Manabu Butsuri Kiso ga Omoshiroi Hodo Wakaru Hon" (Fun Guide to Learning Basic Physics with "Nichijou(My Oridnary Life)"). It's designed to help students learn the basics o

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to release new album, "Entertainment"

    June 5, 2012 @ 6:54 am

    SEKAI NO OWARI has announced that they will be releasing a brand-new album titled "Entertainment" on July 18! The album will be their first since releasing their debut album "EARTH" nearly two years and three months ago as well as their first album since transferring to a major label. It will contain their indie single "Tenshi to Akuma / Fantasy" and more to make a total of seven songs. More details about the tracks will be revealed at a l

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  • AKB48 + its sub-units monopolize the top 3 on Oricon's singles chart

    June 5, 2012 @ 5:06 am

    Idol group AKB48 and its sub-units, Not yet and Watarirouka Hashiritai 7, have taken over the top three spots on this week's Oricon Singles Chart. This is the first time that the same artist/group has claimed the top three spots since Kanjani8 during the sales week of January 4, 2010. In AKB48's second "three-way battle", sub-unit Not yet (featuring Oshima Yuko - predicted to be the next top girl in AKB48's upcoming fourth general election

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  • SCANDAL reveals track list & cover for "Taiyou Scandalous" + 'shuffle unit' photos

    June 5, 2012 @ 3:44 am

    SCANDAL has just revealed the track list, covers, and new promotional photos for their upcoming single "Taiyou Scandalous"! As tokyohive previously reported, the single was produced by NAOTO of ORANGE RANGE and is currently slated for release on July 11th. It has been revealed that for the coupling tracks of their latest single, SCANDAL will be splitting into two units. The HARUNA and RINA unit "Almond Crush" sing the B-side "Koi no Haj

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  • Crystal Kay unveils music video for "Forever"!

    June 5, 2012 @ 1:52 am

    Singer Crystal Kay has just revealed the music video for her latest single, "Forever"! The pop song is a bright dance tune perfect for the summer season, accented by the bright colors of the music video and Crystal Kay's fresh dance moves. The single will be released under Universal Music Japan on June 6th. Check out the full music video below!

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  • "Kuwata Keisuke no Ongaku Tora-san" to return after 3 years

    June 5, 2012 @ 12:36 am

    It has just been revealed that "Kuwata Keisuke no Ongaku Tora-san" will be revived after approximately 3 years. A one time-only special of the show, "Kuwata Keisuke no Ongaku Tora-san 2012 'I LOVE YOU -now & forever- Special", will air across the country on July 11th beginning at 10:00 PM JST through Fuji TV. The show was a popular program that involved Kuwata Keisuke performing with an unique theme set for each episode. It aired re

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  • Kato Miliyah films special music video for "HEART BEAT" with 1,000 people

    June 4, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    On June 3rd, singer Kato Miliyah attended a live event for the 2012 London Olympics called 'Coca-Cola MY BEAT PARTY produced by MTV'. With 1,000 fans, she filmed a special music video for the London Olympics' campaign song, "HEART BEAT". In the music video, the crowd of 1,000 people became photographers, taking pictures of Kato's performance with their cell phones and smart phones. Kato was excited to see so many cameras in front of her

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  • French Kiss challenges election campaign for new music video

    June 4, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

    AKB48 sub-unit French Kiss will be releasing their 5th single, "Romance Privacy", on July 18th. In this music video, the girls challenged themselves to an election campaign. The music video portrays the election campaign of a young woman who aims to be a politician. It features Kashiwagi Yuki as the backbencher, Takajo Aki as the SP, and Kuramochi Asuka as the secretary. It will also feature a special appearance by actress Toda Keiko, who

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  • More details on 'a-nation' performers revealed

    June 4, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    This coming August, two of Japan's big stadiums will be home to one of the biggest music festivals, 'a-nation'. The 'stadium fes' will be held at Nagai Stadium, Osaka on August 18th and 19th, and at Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo on August 25th and 26th. Details on the artists that will be performing at this years 'a-nation' have now been revealed. On August 18th in Osaka artists Every Little Thing, EXILE, mihimaru GT, Sandaime J Soul Brothers,

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