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  • Child actress Ohashi Nozomi to take a break from the entertainment industry?

    November 16, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

    Child actress Ohashi Nozomi (12) will be entering junior high school next April and the rumors of her taking a break from the entertainment industry are growing stronger. Today, the young actress attended the illumination event of the 'Crystal Tree' at the Nihonbashi Takashimaya department store in Tokyo, which was part of the '2011 Takashimaya Christmas made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS' campaign. The media in attendance were quite eager to ge

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  • cali≠gari announces new album, "11"

    November 16, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

    Visual kei band cali≠gari has announced that they will be releasing a new album in January! Titled "11", this will be the band's first original album in about 2 years and 5 months. Although the track list has not been revealed at the time, the album is expected to be filled with cali≠gari's playfulness. The album will come in both limited and regular editions. Those who purchase both versions will receive a recording of "11" sung by Tak

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  • Aimer to cover Lady Gaga for new single

    November 16, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    Previously, we reported that new singer Aimer will be releasing her second single, "Re:pray / Sabishikute Nerenai Yoru wa", on December 14th. Now, its been revealed that the single will include a cover of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face"! The song is already featured in Aimer's "Your favorite things", a cover album that she released during her indies era. She received rave reviews from the fans after performing the song during a live broadcast on

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  • Check out the Oricon weekly chart results for the week of November 21st

    November 16, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

    Below are the latest result of the Oricon weekly charts for the week of November 21st. ----- < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "Okie Dokie" - SKE48 : 11/9 (382,802) 2. "Refrain" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers : 11/9 (54,816) 3. "Meikyu Love Song" - Arashi : 11/2 (47,563) 4. "Isshou Keimei/Inazuma Samurai" - Yusuke : 11/9 (46,682) 5. "Tatoe Donnani..." - Nihsino Kana : 11/ 9 (28,754) (Check out the full ranking here.)

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  • Unrevealed cast members for "Waga Haha no Ki" finally announced

    November 16, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    Up until November 15th, the upcoming movie "Waga Haha no Ki" had kept viewers guessing about the supporting cast members. The two lead actors were already known and although it already earned a special award at the '35th Montreal World Film Festival' back in August, viewers were kept in the dark for the other cast members. It was already revealed that Yakushi Koji portrays the protagonist, a novelist called Igami Kosaku. Furthermore, it wa

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/09~11/15

    November 16, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of November 9th to November 15th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Anata e" - EXILE 02/(01) "Tatoe Donna ni..." - Nishino Kana 03/(00) "LOVE SONG" - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS 04/(00) "Aruite Ikou" - Ikimonogakari 05/(02) "Koibumi ~Love Lette

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  • GARNET CROW announces new album, "Memories"

    November 16, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    Pop-rock band GARNET CROW has announced that they will be releasing their new album, "Memories", on December 7th. The band's 9th original album will be their first since "parallel universe", which was released a year ago. It will feature a total of 11 songs including the singles, "Smiley Nation" and "Misty Mystery". The limited edition will come with a DVD containing music videos for "Smiley Nation", "Misty Mystery", and "JUDE". To coin

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  • No Sleeves to release new single in December

    November 16, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    AKB48 sub-unit No Sleeves has announced that they will be releasing their 8th single in December! Titled "Pedicure Day", the girls' latest single will be released on December 28th. This will be their first single in about six months, with their last being "Kuchibiru Furezu". The title track is described to be a cute number that describes the feelings of a girl in love. Additional details will be revealed at a later date, so stay tuned t

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  • OBLIVION DUST to release new digital single, "TUNE"

    November 16, 2011 @ 7:24 am

    Alternative rock band OBLIVION DUST has revealed that they will be releasing a new digital single called "TUNE" on December 14th! "TUNE" will be the band's first new song in about 3 years and 4 months. The lyrics and melody will be provided by KEN LLOYD (Vo), while the composition and arrangements will be done by K.A.Z (G). It's described as a mid-tempo tune with a grand sense of scale. The song will be distributed through iTunes Store,

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  • Rainbow reveals PV for "Mach"

    November 16, 2011 @ 5:45 am

    Korean pop group Rainbow is back with a PV teaser for their new song, "Mach". "Mach" was originally released in Korean, but the girls modified it for their Japanese audience. They've created a brand new music video with a motorcycle motif to reflect the futuristic sound of their track. Their single is scheduled to come out on December 7th. Tip: tabi

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