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  • Saito Kazuyoshi to provide theme song for Odagiri Joe's new drama

    March 20, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    It's been revealed that Saito Kazuyoshi's new song, "Gekkou", has been chosen as the theme song for Odagiri Joe's upcoming drama, "Kazoku no Uta"! "Kazoku no Uta" is Fuji TV's newest drama that will air in the 'dramatic Sunday' time slot (every Sundays at 9:00 pm) starting April 15th. It's a human drama that tells a story of a former rock star named Hayakawa (Odagiri), who has been completely forgotten from society since the break up of

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  • Ieiri Leo to sing theme song for Amami Yuki's upcoming drama

    March 20, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Singer-songwriter Ieiri Leo will be singing the theme song for Amami Yuki's upcoming drama, "Kaeru no Oujo-sama"! Titled "Shine", the theme song is described as a support song with powerful lyrics and a beautiful melody. The song will be distributed in Chaku-Uta form starting April 12th, which is the kick off night of the drama. Ieiri will release "Shine" as her 2nd single on May 16th, and she is scheduled to hold release events in 5

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu holds special live at a school in Miyagi

    March 20, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    On March 18th, singer-songwriter Fukuyama Masaharu held a special live at Sumiyoshi Junior High School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi. Sumiyoshi Junior High School was once a safe shelter for 2,000 people after the Tohoku Earthquake. This event was held out of Fukuyama's request, and was broadcast live through the nationwide radio station FM 52. In April of last year, Fukuyama called for assistance to listeners through a 24-hour charity radio

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  • Chef Kawagoe to hold free live event during Golden Week

    March 20, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    Previously, we reported that Italian chef Kawagoe Tatsuya would be making his singing debut on April 25th with the single, "Okome no Ohanashi / Curry Rice Gakkou". To commemorate this release, it has been revealed that he will be holding a free live event during Golden Week! The free live will take place from May 3rd to the 5th in Yokohama, Saitama, and Kyoto. In addition to the live, Kawagoe will hold a handshake event for those who pur

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  • Merengue sings the theme song for Kora Kengo's upcoming drama 'Tsumi to Batsu'

    March 20, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    On March 19th, it was announced that rock band Merengue will be providing the theme song for the upcoming WOWOW drama 'Tsumi to Batsu A Falsified Romance', starring Kora Kengo. The drama is a live-action adaptation of Ochiai Naoyuki's manga of the same title, which is based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's famous novel "Crime and Punishment" (1866). Dostoyevsky's novel was adapted into modern-day Japan and tells the story of a hikikomori college

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  • Sakuraba Kazuki's "Fuse" gets animated this Fall

    March 20, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    Novelist Sakuraba Kazuki's "Fuse - A Girl Gunslinger's Detective Story" has been given the green light for an original animation this fall. The animation is about a fictitious girl, Hamaji, living in a fictitious city in the mountains during the Edo period. Sakuraba's story is based off a classic Japanese novel "Nansou Satomi Hakkenden". Miyaji Masayuki, assistant director on "Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi", will be making his animation

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  • PIKO's new single produced by L'arc-en-Ciel's TETSUYA

    March 20, 2012 @ 4:04 am

    Male singer PIKO has announced a new single is underway. Titled "Emiiro Refrain"  the single will be released April 25th. The single is also produced by L'arc~en~Ciel bassist TETSUYA. This is TETSUYA's first time to produce a song for another artist. A treat for PIKO, considering that he is a huge fan L'arc~en~Ciel and also belongs to the same company, Ki/oon Records. TETSUYA expressed his hopes that everyone will enjoy the new song by

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  • SDN48 tops Oricon Weekly Chart for the first time with their 1st/last album

    March 20, 2012 @ 2:13 am

    On the Oricon Weekly Album Ranking for the week of March 26th, SDN48’s first and last album, “NEXT ENCORE” (released on the 14th), sold 48,000 copies in its first week and thus, topping the charts. This album marks the first time since their debut to achieve first on the Oricon charts. SDN48 formed back in August 2009 under the mature concept of “Saturday Night’s 20 and over female group” and released their debut single, “GAGAGA”, back in N

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  • GALNERYUS to provide new theme song for "HUNTER x HUNTER"

    March 20, 2012 @ 12:57 am

    It was announced today that rock band GALNERYUS will provide a new ending theme song for anime "HUNTER x HUNTER" called "Hunting For Your Dream". It's also been revealed that vocalist Ono Masatoshi of GALNERYUS will sing a new opening theme song for the program called "departure! -second version-". Additionally, the band will be releasing a new live DVD & CD from their "RAISE YOUR FLAG AGAIN! TOUR 2011", titled "PHOENIX LIVING IN THE

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  • Acid Black Cherry releases 0th single PV "Kimi ga Iru kara"

    March 19, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

    Acid Black Cherry revealed in February his fourth present to his fans for the "ABC Dream CUP" anniversary project. The present turned out to be a recording of "Kimi ga Iru kara", a song that's was made before the formation of ABC and performed many times live, but had previously never been recorded for distribution. (The song can be downloaded for free via PC and mobile here until July 20th 23:59 (JST)) Now just two days before the releas

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