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  • miwa provides CM song for 'C1000'

    November 2, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

    miwa has provided her new song "It's you!" as the CM song for House Wellness Foods Corporation's 'C1000'. miwa wrote "It's you!" just for the CM starring Honda Tsubasa. It's described as a refreshing pop number that portrays the start of a new love. It will be released in Chaku-Uta form on November 6th. Additionally, miwa will hold her annual Christmas live 'miwa -39 live- miwanissimo 2013' on December 23rd and 24th at Zepp Tokyo. The 24th will

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  • SHINee's upcoming single "1000-nen, Zutto Soba ni Ite…" airs on ZIP-FM Radio

    November 17, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

    South Korean boy group SHINee will be releasing their upcoming sixth Japanese single, "1000-nen, Zutto Soba ni Ite…" on December 12th. Earlier today, Japanese radio station ZIP-FM broadcasted the song for the first time. With Christmas coming up, the song has that winter feel while showcasing their tremendous vocal talent. Check out the track below! [Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

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  • SHINee to release new Japanese single + live DVD & Blu-ray

    November 1, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    South Korean boy group SHINee has announced that they will simultaneously release a new Japanese single along with a live DVD & Blu-ray on December 12th. This will be SHINee's second original Japanese single and will be titled "1000-nen, Zutto Soba ni Ite...". The single will be released in both limited and regular editions. Meanwhile, the live DVD & Blu-ray will feature footage from SHINee's first arena tour 'SHINee WORLD 2012'.

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  • Mr. Children's two best-of album sells over 1.44 million copies

    May 16, 2012 @ 2:27 am

    Popular rock band Mr. Children released two best-of albums for their 20th anniversary on May 10th. The albums have been met with great response as 'Mr.Children 2005-2010 <macro>' sold 732,000 copies and 'Mr.Children 2001-2005 <micro>' sold 716,000 copies for the first week of sales, and clinched 1st and 2nd place on the Oricon Weekly Album Ranking Chart for the week of May 21st. They sold over 1,147,000 in total for the two alb

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  • SUPER☆GiRLS cancels release event due to influenza

    April 18, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    It's been announced that SUPER☆GiRLS has cancelled this week's release events for their latest single, "1,000,000☆Smile", due to the poor health of the members. According to the announcement, members Yasaka Saori, Kanou Kaede, and Maeshima Ami, along with few of the staff members fell ill earlier this week. After getting examined from a doctor on April 18th, they were all diagnosed with Influenza B. Consequently, the group has canceled the

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  • Check out the short PV for SUPER☆GiRLS' "1,000,000☆Smile"

    March 23, 2012 @ 6:42 am

    Idol group SUPER☆GiRLS has revealed the short PV for their upcoming single, "1,000,000☆Smile", through avex's official YouTube channel! "1,000,000☆Smile" is the group's 4th single, and is scheduled for release on April 18th. It's described as a cute support song that is perfect for the spring season. This song has also received 3 tie-ups with the general merchandise chain 'Ito Yokado'. Without further ado, take a look at the short P

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  • Japan Box Office Report – March 10th/11th

    March 13, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_225935" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" / "Doraemon" / "Liar Game Saisei (Reborn)""][/caption] "Doraemon" is still on top with a cumulative revenue of 1 billion Yen ($12.1 million USD). "Sherlock Holmes" begins to investigate the second position, while "Liar Game Saisei (Reborn)" lost a spot and is down to third place. It's the second consecu

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  • Japan's favorite artists named by 20,000 people

    November 4, 2011 @ 1:14 am

    Weekly entertainment magazine “Only★Star” has revealed its 8th “20,000 Music Fans Select Their Favorite Artist Ranking”. As expected, Arashi kept their position from last year, coming in at #1 for two consecutive years. Additionally, this year also saw some big leaps. Popular for their hit songs and infamous “Senbatsu General Election”, the girls of AKB48 jumped from #30 to #11. Meanwhile, Perfume jumped from #28 to #20 with their movie a

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  • Kuraki Mai offers exclusive KOBE posters with purchase of "1000 Mankai no Kiss"

    February 26, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    [caption id="attachment_130763" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Kuraki Mai for "Esprique Precious""][/caption] In order to help celebrate the release of her 35th single, "1000 Mankai no Kiss," pop singer Kuraki Mai is pairing up with cosmetic brand KOBE for some exclusive goods! Fans who purchase a copy of her latest single at any of the six participating stores will also receive a free poster of the singer modeling for K

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  • Kuraki Mai reveals PV teaser for "1000 Mankai no Kiss"!

    February 22, 2011 @ 5:53 am

    Pop singer Kuraki Mai has just unveiled a short teaser for her upcoming single, "1000 Mankai no Kiss"! "1000 Mankai no Kiss" will be released on March 9th, and appears to be a pop song with influence from the 90s. For fans who couldn't wait for the single to drop, Kuraki has released a forty-second teaser of the music video. The clips switch between close-ups, shots of Kuraki singing in a dark room, and scenes showing the singer running happ

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