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  • Dream releases full PV for "Dreaming Girls"

    December 6, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    Last month, girl group Dream released a short PV for their upcoming single, "Dreaming Girls". Now, they've followed up with the full version, which showcases the girls' classy fashion and sassy dance moves. "Dreaming Girls" is the theme song to Samantha Thavasa's new CM, so you'll see a lot of product placement in the video. Check out the PV below! - Tip: Foreverstorm90

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  • 'CDTV' performances from December 4th

    December 6, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    The December 4th episode of Countdown TV hosted two artists. Singer Koda Kumi performed her latest single, "Love Me Back", while duo Yuzu performed "Sho". Check out the performance after the jump! - < Koda Kumi - 'Love Me Back' > - < Yuzu - 'Sho' >

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke to star in historical drama for the first time

    December 6, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    Hey! Say! JUMP member Yamada Ryosuke (18) will be starring in his first historical drama as 'Yamada Akiyoshi' in the TBS New Year's  special, "Shirarezaru Bakumatsu no Shishi: Yamada Akiyoshi Monogatari". Yamada revealed, "When I first received the offer, I thought, 'Can I really do it?'. I was unsure of myself." However, after visiting the location of the drama in Uzumasa, Kyoto, Yamada felt convinced that he could successfully swing the

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  • Kago Ai's agency demands 100 million yen in damages

    December 6, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    Kago Ai's stream of bad luck doesn't seem to be letting up -- the president of her agency, Ito Kazuyuki, is setting out to sue the former Morning Musume idol for damages. Ito explains that Kago has cost the company more than 100 million yen (~1.3 million USD) in damages due to a violation of her contract, so he is preparing to fight her in a civil suit for the damages. Ito spoke of the problem to Sankei Sports, “She cancelled her last job

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  • Dream Morning Musume's Nakazawa Yuko to get married next spring?

    December 6, 2011 @ 6:32 am

    On December 5th, Sankei Sports reported that Nakazawa Yuko (38), a Dream Morning Musume member and the first leader of Morning Musume, will be getting married next spring. Nakazawa's future husband is said to be a president of an IT-related company who lives in Fukuoka prefecture. The couple started dating in August and were 'outed' by tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY', who reported on their relationship back in October. Reportedly, the couple

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  • AKB48's "Ue Kara Mariko" poster takes over Shibuya Station

    December 6, 2011 @ 5:16 am

    A giant poster of AKB48's upcoming single, "Ue Kara Mariko", now graces JR Shibuya Station. Thus far, the space above the stairs of JR Shibuya Station has never been used for advertisement. Since the song title translates to 'Mariko from the Top', Mariko literally watches over the pedestrians who climb up and down the stairs from the top. The giant "Ue Kara Mariko" poster is located in JR Shibuya Station from December 5th until the 14th.

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  • AKB48's Iwasa Misaki to make her solo debut as Enka singer

    December 6, 2011 @ 4:19 am

    It's been announced that AKB48 member Iwasa Misaki (16) will be making her solo debut as an Enka singer under Tokuma Japan Communications! Though Iwasa is the third member in the group to make a solo debut after Maeda Atsuko and Itano Tomomi, she will be the first to step out as an Enka singer. Iwasa commented, "I was surprised but very happy, as it's been my dream to make a solo debut as a singer since I was little.  It's all thanks to the

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  • P'UNK-EN-CIEL to release their first album, "P'UNK IS NOT DEAD"

    December 6, 2011 @ 3:23 am

    Rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel has announced that they will live broadcast the mastering and final sound check for their new album via UStream. This was announced on December 4th during the final performance of the band's nationwide tour, "20th L'Anniversary Tour". Fans can look forward to this rare opportunity to see the moment of completion of the anticipated new album. The live broadcast will be held on December 26th starting at 10:00pm. An "

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  • Check out the PV for Tamaki Nami's upcoming single "LADY MIND"

    December 6, 2011 @ 2:26 am

    Tamaki Nami will be releasing a new single "LADY MIND" on January 25th 2012, which will be her 1st single after transferring to new label TEICHIKU ENTERTAINMENT, Imperial Records.  Recently, the full PV to the upcoming single was revealed on TEICHIKU ENTERTAINMENT's official YouTube channel. Check it out below! Thanks to Nick Ae for the tip!

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  • dwango announces its yearly download ranking

    December 6, 2011 @ 1:17 am

    dwango (mobile content provider) has announced the results of its yearly download ranking! Check out the results below! - <dwango.jp (Uta)> Chaku-uta 2011 Yearly Ranking 01. "Lotus" - Arashi 02. "Everybody Go" - Kis-My-Ft2 03. "Meikyu Love Song" - Arashi 04. "Aoi Bench" - Tegomass 05. "Maru Maru Mori Mori!" - Kaoru to Tomoki, Tamani Mook. 06. "Distance" - Nishino Kana 07. "Promise" - A.N.JELL 08. "Miss You" - A.N.JELL

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