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  • Take a first listen to Amuro Namie's "Love Story"

    November 15, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    Last month, singer Amuro Namie announced that she'll be releasing a new double-A side single titled, "Sit! Stay! Wait! Down! / Love Story". Scheduled to hit shelves on December 7th, one of the tracks, "Love Story" has hit the radio airwaves. Check out the track below and share your thoughts on the comment section below. Tip: maki

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  • Various artists to cover Oda Kazumasa in new cover album

    November 15, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    On November 14th, it was announced that a cover album for Oda Kazumasa sang by various great artists, such as Suzuki Masayuki and Makihara Noriyuki, titled "Kotoba ni Dekinai~Oda Kazumasa Best Covers~" will be released on December 21st.  It will be a collection cover album of Oda's masterpieces from his time in the band "Off Course" to the present. This will be the first time for a cover album of Oda will be released. The album will have total

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  • BiS releases grotesque PV for "primal."+ details on new single

    November 15, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

    Self-sufficient and revolutionary idol group BiS ('Brand-new idol Society') have released the covers and PV for their upcoming single, "primal." BiS has made 'shock' their trademark, starting with the release of a 'nude' PV earlier this year to an attempted 'surprise attack' against Momoiro Clover Z. Now, the girls are back with a new melancholic rock song, whose concept plays on the grotesqueness of the body in both the album jacket and t

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  • Nishino Kana to release her first live DVD & Blu-Ray

    November 15, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

    Singer Nishino Kana has announced that she'll be releasing her first live DVD and Blu-Ray on December 7th. Titled "Kanayan Tour 2011 ~Summer~", the media discs will include footage from Nishino's nationwide tour that she held earlier this summer. It will be divided into two parts: "LIVE Edition" and "Tour Documentary Edition". The "LIVE Edition" will mainly focus on Nishino's first Nippon Budokan concert on September 9th, while the "Tour D

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  • Dream releases short PV for "Dreaming Girls"

    November 15, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    Back in September, Dream released a "recording and photoshoot" video for their new single, "Dreaming Girls". Two months later, they've finally followed up with their official PV! The pop quintet delivered gorgeous individual shots, sassy dance sequences, and close-ups of the “Samantha Thavasa ALLSTARS“ accessories. "Dreaming Girl" was selected to be the theme song for Samantha Thavasa's new CM, and so Dream's PV compliments the brand's femin

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  • NHK is accepting design ideas for Inoue Mao's 'Kohaku' costume

    November 15, 2011 @ 11:06 am

    NHK has announced that they will be collecting designs from the public for Inoue Mao's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' costume! It's the first time in the history of the annual New Year's Eve show that NHK has opened submissions for the host's costume. Candidates may apply by mail or through the program's official website. The design must be an original that has never been published, submitted, or posted in the past. The winning design will be present

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  • mihimaru GT reveals PV preview for "One Time"

    November 15, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    mihimaru GT will soon be releasing their latest single, but December 14th is a long way off for most fans. To help with the wait, they've released  a short, 30-second preview of their PV for "One Time". "One Time" is the theme song for the upcoming movie, 'Quartet', and the PV appears to utilize some clips from the film. Check out the preview below, and stay tuned for more updates!

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  • Tokyo Jihen announces new mini-album, "color bar"

    November 15, 2011 @ 8:17 am

    Eclectic rock band Tokyo Jihen has announced that they will be releasing a new mini-album early in the new year! It's only been about six months since Tokyo Jihen released their last album, "Daihakken". In promotion of the album, the band is currently in the middle of their nationwide tour. The new mini-album will be titled "color bar", and will feature five brand new songs written by the members themselves. It is slated for release on

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  • Hirose Kohmi to release single collection album + cover album on the same day

    November 15, 2011 @ 5:37 am

    It's been announced that Hirose Kohmi will be releasing a new album "SINGLE COLLECTION" and a cover album "Love X'mas" to celebrate the 20th anniversary since her debut next year. (meaning 2012 will be the 20th anniversary)  Both albums will be released on the same day on November 23rd. The "SINGLE COLLECTION" will be consisted with 2 CDs, and it will have total 29 songs including new song that was made just for this album.  On the other h

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  • Are V6's Sakamoto Masayuki & Otsuka Chihiro dating?

    November 15, 2011 @ 4:40 am

    On November 14th, it was reported that V6 leader Sakamoto Masayuki (40) and actress Otsuka Chihiro (25) are in a relationship. According to unconfirmed sources, Sakamoto and Otsuka's relationship bloomed while they co-starred in "Zorro: The Musical" last spring. In the musical, the two played the role of lovers, and generated a buzz over their kissing scenes. Before the summer season, they were seen dining together outside of work. In res

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