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  • 'JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken' to be released as TV anime & PS3 game

    July 7, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    It's been announced that Araki Hirohiko's manga, 'JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken', will be receiving an anime adaptation starting in October! This was announced on July 5th during a press conference for 'Araki Hirohiko Exhibition JoJo Exihibit'. It was also announced that there is a new video game in the works. The title of the game will be 'JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: All-Star Battle', and it will be released for Playstation 3. 'JoJo no Kimyou

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  • TVXQ releases full "Android" PV

    July 7, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    TVXQ has released the full PV for “Android“! “Android” is set for a July 11th release in Japan, and it’s already claimed the #1 spot for pre-orders on charts like Tower Records, Amazon, Tsutaya, and more. The single is the first dance song TVXQ will be releasing in Japan after “Superstar”. The ‘Android’ single will include two new tracks titled “Android” and “Blink“, and will be sold in three versions: a CD-only version, a CD+DVD version

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  • Sneak peek at PURETTY's "Cheki☆Love" PV revealed on 'Pretty Rhythm'

    July 7, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    A  sneak peek at PURETTY's "Cheki☆Love" PV has been revealed during the ending credits of the anime 'Pretty Rhythm'. As mentioned previously, ‘Pretty Rhythm’ is an anime based on the girls of PURETTY, and is already being broadcast in Japan. The girls' first song "Cheki☆Love" is also the theme song to the anime, and the PV for the song was recently aired after an episode of the anime. The anime tells the story of girl group members’ growt

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  • Kusanagi Tsuyoshi to star in Kudo Kankuro's new movie 'Chugakusei Maruyama'

    July 7, 2012 @ 6:19 am

    On July 6th, it was announced that SMAP's Kusanagi Tsuyoshi will star in Kudo Kankuro's new movie, 'Chugakusei Maruyama'. It's already been four years since scriptwriter and actor Kudo directed his last movie 'Shonen Merikensack', but now he's back with another original story written by himself. 'Chugakusei Maruayam' is a family drama in Kudo's unique style. A young junior high school student "Maruyama" with a lewd mind meets a mysterio

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  • KAT-TUN to provide the theme song for upcoming drama "Dragon Seinendan"

    July 7, 2012 @ 4:51 am

    KAT-TUN, who released their newest single “TO THE LIMIT” last month to favorable reviews, will provide the theme song for MBS/TBS’s drama “Dragon Seinendan”, which will start this month. “Dragon Seinendan” stars Yasuda Shota, who is a member of Kanjani 8, and is Yasuda’s first solo serial drama. The drama tells the story of the opening of a door that takes one away from daily life into a fantasy. Ueda Makoto, the chairman of Europe Kikaku

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  • UVERworld to provide theme song for Eikura Nana's upcoming drama, 'Kuro no Onna Kyoshi'

    July 7, 2012 @ 2:59 am

    Rock band UVERworld has revealed that they will be releasing their new single, "THE OVER", on August 29th! This single has been picked up as the theme song for Eikura Nana's upcoming drama, 'Kuro no Onna Kyoshi'. For its coupling track, the single will include "MASSIVE", a song that's already been performed during the band's concerts. UVERworld worked on this song when they had time to spare from their nationwide tour. Regarding the son

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  • Kobukuro announces best-of album + free live event

    July 7, 2012 @ 1:20 am

    Kobukuro has announced that they will be releasing their 2nd best-of album, "ALL SINGLES BEST 2", on September 5th! The duo was on hiatus from August of last year to this April for Kobuchi Kentaro (Vo, G) was diagnosed with Dystonia and required at least a 6-month recovery period. Kuroda Shunsuke was also receiving treatment for his lower back pain and throat fatigue. 'ALL SINGLES BEST 2' will include Kobukuro's 2007 single "Tsubomi", c

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  • Nakata Yasutaka wins "creator" award at "Change Maker of the Year 2012" event

    July 7, 2012 @ 12:24 am

    On July 4th, songwriter and music producer Nakata Yasutaka won the award in the "creator" category at the 2012 "Change Maker of the Year" awards ceremony. The votes for this award were submitted by approximately 800,000 readers, with awards given to those who are making ground-breaking contributions to their fields, have had outstanding achievement in their respective categories, and are blazing a trail as "change makers". Due to circumstan

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – June 29th~July 5th

    July 6, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    [caption id="attachment_251402" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – June 29th~July 5th"][/caption] The summer season is here and eight new dramas already tried to brighten up the rainy season over the last six days. Last week on Friday and Saturday, the new season didn't yet arrive, but a couple of night dramas from the spring season had yet to air their final episodes. On Friday they were 'Clover' (TV Tokyo)

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  • Oricon reveals its monthly charts for June

    July 6, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    Oricon has revealed its monthly charts for June 2012! Check out the top 10 singles and albums below: === <Single Monthly Ranking> 1. “Your Eyes” – Arashi : 6/6 (542,157) 2. "Ai Deshita." – Kanjani 8 : 6/13 (297,204) 3. “ALL NIGHT LONG” – EXILE : 6/20 (224,377) 4. “Beautiful” – 2PM : 6/6 (162,178) 5. “TO THE LIMIT” – KAT-TUN : 6/27 (156,351) 6. “Kimi wa Boku da” – Maeda Atsuko : 6/20 (154,620) 7. “PAPARA

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