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  • Check out Yasuta Nao's PV for "Amefuru ~Kanashimi wa Kitto Itsuno Hi ka~"

    June 3, 2012 @ 1:51 am

    Universal Music Japan has released, on their official YouTube channel, the full music video for Yasuta Nao's third single "Amefuru ~Kanashimi wa Kitto Itsuno Hi ka~". The single is scheduled for release on June 27th and will be available on Chaku Uta® on June 4th and iTunes Japan starting June 6th. Nao made her major label debut in July of 2011 with her single "Tsubomi". She then released a digital single featuring soul singer KG, "Kawa

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  • Shibasaki Kou unveils full PV for "ANOTHER:WORLD"

    June 3, 2012 @ 12:27 am

    Singer Shibasaki Kou has been slowly revealing information on her upcoming single "ANOTHER:WORLD". She announced the release of the single in March and then later in May released the covers, tracks, and even a music video preview of the song. As previously mentioned the song is the theme song for TV drama "Mirai Nikki -Another:World-" starring Okada Masaki. Shibasaki's label Universal Music Japan has now released the full music video t

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  • 'Kaseifu no Mita' child actor Ayabe Shuto to star in Fuji TV daytime drama

    June 2, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    Child actor Ayabe Shuto (13) has landed his first lead role in Fuji TV's upcoming daytime drama, 'Boku no Natsu Yasumi'. Ayabe's popularity has been on the rise after starring in the hit drama, 'Kaseifu no Mita'. In the upcoming drama, he will play the role of a boy who times slips into the Pacific War with his younger sister. For the first time in his life, Ayabe challenged a close-cropped hairstyle. He expressed, "When I heard about m

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  • SKE48's Matsui Jurina makes her stage debut as a member of AKB48

    June 2, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    On June 1st, SKE48's Matsui Jurina made her first appearance in AKB48 Team K's stage show, 'RESET', at AKB48 Theater. In late-March, it was announced that Matsui would be joining AKB48 for a limited time. Two months have passed since then, and there was no advance notice that she would be appearing in this show. When the curtains opened for their first song, "RESET", the crowd found Matsui on stage and burst into loud cheers. During a M

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  • Check out the performances from June 1st's MUSIC STATION

    June 2, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    On the June 1st broadcast of Music Station, Hey! Say! JUMP, Yusuke, Nishino Kana, SEKAI NO OWARI, Yuzu and Arashi took to the stage to put on exciting performances. Check out their respective performances below! Hey! Say! JUMP –  Special Medley “"Arigatou" 〜Sekai no Doko ni Itemo〜”, "Boku wa Vampire" and "SUPER DELICATE" Yusuke – “Yossha Koi!” Nishino Kana – “Watashitachi” SEKAI NO OWARI – “Nemuri Hime” Yu

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  • Arashi reveals full PV for "Your Eyes"

    June 2, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    After Arashi released short version for the PV "Your Eyes" last month, they revealed the full PV on June 2nd. This is currently a theme song for Aiba Masaki's drama series 'Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri', which is airing every Saturday at 9:00pm. The single will be released on June 6th. Check out the PV below!

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  • MUSIC STATION reveals lineup for June 15th

    June 2, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    TV Asahi’s popular music program, ‘MUSIC STATION‘, has revealed the guest lineup for their June 15th broadcast! For the June 15th episode, Kanjani 8, Shibasaki Kou and JUJU will take on the stage with their upcoming singles. The show will also feature appearances by aiko, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and BENI. Check out the full set list below! === “Kuchibiru” – aiko “Ai Deshita.” – Kanjani 8 “Tsukema Tsukeru” – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "

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  • SID to release new album, "M&W"

    June 2, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

    Rock band SID has revealed that their new album, "M&W", will be released on August 1! This will be the band's first full-length album in about a year and 5 months, with their last being "dead stock". It will feature a total of 11 tracks, including their hit singles "Itsuka", "Fuyu no Bench", "Nokoriga", and "S". The album will be available for purchase in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Editio

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP's Chinen Yuri to star in upcoming drama series, 'Sprout'

    June 2, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    Hey! Say! JUMP's Chinen Yuri (18) will be starring in NTV's upcoming drama series, 'Sprout', starting July 7th. 'Sprout' is based on a popular manga by Nanba Atsuko that's been serialized in 'Bessatsu Friend'. The love story in 'Sprout' evolves when two high school students, named Souhei and Miku, start living under the same roof after Miku's parents turn their home into a boarding house. The heroine will be played by Morikawa Aoi (16), an

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  • Honolulu, Hawaii establishes May 31st as 'L'Arc~en~Ciel Day'

    June 2, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    On May 31, rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel held the final performance of their world tour at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, Hawaii. As it's their first concert in Hawaii, the City of Honolulu established this day as 'L'Arc~en~Ciel Day'. Towards the end of the concert, the Mayor of Honolulu, Peter Carlisle, made a surprise appearance and declared May 31, 2012 as 'L'Arc~en~Ciel Day'. Mayor Carlisle decided to make this day 'L'Arc~en~Ciel Day' to sho

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