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  • C-ute holds a fan event on 'C-ute Day'

    September 12, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    On September 10th, idol group C-ute held their event, 'September 10th is C-ute Day', at SHIBUYA-AX in Tokyo. Prior to the event, the girls held a press conference where they stated, "It's an important day for C-ute that comes once a year." Okai Chisato gave the appeal of the group saying, "I have confidence that our performances won't lose to other groups." Meanwhile, leader Yajima Maimi shared the group's goal: "It's our dream to hold C-u

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  • HOME MADE Kazoku to hold nationwide tour in 2013

    September 12, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    HOME MADE Kazoku has revealed that they will holding a nationwide tour, called 'HOME MADE Kazoku 3RISE TOUR 2013 ~Good Morning Japan!~', starting in January of 2013. This tour coincides with the group's new album, "3RISE", which will be released on September 12th. It will kick off on January 12th at Koriyama Hip Shot Japan, and will wrap up on March 1st at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO for a total of 17 shows. Additionally, HOME MADE Kazoku will

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  • Ketsumeishi announces new single, "moyamoya / guruguru"

    September 12, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    Ketsumeishi has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "moyamoya / guruguru", on November 14th! "moyamoya" is a message to modern society and people who hold onto gloomy feelings. Meanwhile, "guruguru" is a song that praises women with the lyrics: "The world in the future will revolve around women! We men are no match for them!" Aside from the title tracks, the single will include a brand new song called "Fu no Machi",

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  • Superfly to sing for Yonekura Ryoko's upcoming drama

    September 12, 2012 @ 6:36 am

    Superfly's new song "Force" has been chosen as the theme song for TV Asahi's upcoming drama series, 'Doctor X ~Gekai Daimon Michiko~', starring actress Yonekura Ryoko. This will be Superfly's 2nd consecutive season to sing a theme song for a drama. She previously sang the theme song for TBS' summer drama series, 'Summer Rescue ~Tenku no Shinryojo~'. Superfly commented on "Force" saying, "The power that reveals your true self, the power

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  • Amuro Namie releases bonus edition MV for "In The Spotlight (TOKYO)"

    September 12, 2012 @ 5:28 am

    On September 11th, Amuro Namie released on her official Facebook page the bonus edition music video of “In the Spotlight (TOKYO).” She is currently celebrating her 20th year since debut and the bonus edition of the music video was released to commemorate the surpassing of 200,000 likes on her Facebook page.  The bonus music video is for the song “In The Spotlight (TOKYO)” from her newest album “Uncontrolled” and it was remade to feature Am

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  • AKB48's Watanabe Mayu wants to use ESP for the upcoming Janken Tournament?

    September 12, 2012 @ 3:51 am

    AKB48’s Watanabe Mayu will be lending her voice to Suzuura Natsuki in the upcoming anime film “Nerawareta Gakuen”, which will be released on November 10th, and recently held the recording for the anime at a studio in Tokyo. The role is supposed to be lively, Watanabe commented, “She’s energetic, so I tried to sound energetic too”. The film is a modern day adaptation of Mayumura Taku’s science-fiction novel. Natsuki freely uses her psychic

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 09/07~09/09

    September 12, 2012 @ 2:21 am

    [caption id="attachment_266056" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 09/07~09/09"][/caption] Two more dramas have come to an end, while another special one with an international cast aired its first episode. On Friday, the ratings for 'Kuro no Onnakyoshi' (TBS) haven't changed at all, while TV Asahi recorded a small boost for the final episode of 'Boys on the Run' (+0.6%; rating: 6.3%). Its season average amou

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  • Shibasaki Kou chosen to sing the theme song for Takimoto Miori's upcoming drama

    September 12, 2012 @ 1:01 am

    It's been revealed that Shibasaki Kou will be singing the theme song for Takimoto Miori's upcoming drama series, 'Perfect Blue'! The theme song will be titled "My Perfect Blue", and Shibasaki wrote the song while referring to the drama's title and theme. She explained, "The beautiful and soft color of the sky is the perfect shade to me. Those are the kinds of feelings I put into this song's lyrics and title." 'Perfect Blue' is based on

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  • knotlamp releases PV for "Live my life"

    September 11, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

    Rock band knotlamp has released the PV for their new song, "Live my life"! "Live my life" can be found in knotlamp's upcoming 3rd album, "Geoglyph", that's scheduled for a September 19th release. They've already performed this song at 'ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2012', which has received a favorable reception from the fans. The album's track list will consist of 10 songs including "Across my world", the theme song for NHK's anime series, 'G

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  • Kobukuro tops the latest Oricon Weekly Albums Chart

    September 11, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    Popular duo Kobukuro’s comeback album, “ALL SINGLES BEST 2” (released for sale on September 5), made a chart-topping first place debut with sales of 395,000 copies in their first week of sales for the September 17th Oricon Weekly Album Ranking Chart.  In August of last year, Kobuchi Kentaro (35) stopped his activities in Kobukuro to seek medical treatment for his vocal cords.  This marks their first top placement in two years for a single or

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