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  • URBANGARDE delivers Sex, Love, and Subculture to Dallas

    July 1, 2015 @ 5:01 pm

    Japanese rock band URBANGARDE made their USA debut at A-Kon 2015 in Dallas, Texas, earlier last month, performing for an audience of 2000 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Fans welcomed the group to the stage by waving a mass of flags showing URBANGARDE's signature bleeding polka dot design before the band launched into the hour-long concert.Filling the set list with songs like "Sakura Memento", "Yameru Idol", and their latest single "Coin Locker Babi

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  • 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco announces lineup for J-pop Summit Weekend

    July 1, 2015 @ 2:34 pm

    The 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco (JFFSF), the first and only fully-dedicated Japanese film celebration for the S.F. Bay Area, has announced an exciting schedule of screenings and special guest appearances taking place during the weekend of the 2015 J-POP SUMMIT.Opening in conjunction with the 2015 J-POP SUMMIT on Saturday, August 8th and running thru Sunday, August 16th, the 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco will take place a

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  • Sakanaction to provide the theme song for 'Bakuman' live action film

    July 1, 2015 @ 10:05 am

    It's been revealed that Sakanaction will provide the theme song for the live-action film adaptation of popular manga "Bakuman". The story revolves around two high school students, played by Sato Takeru and Kamiki Ryunosuke, who aim to become manga artists for 'Weekly Shonen Jump'. After receiving the offer from director Ohne Hitoshi, vocalist Yamaguchi Ichiro did research on a manga he usually doesn't read, then wrot

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  • Matsushita Nao to serve as charity personality for '24-Hour Television'

    July 1, 2015 @ 10:04 am

    It's been revealed that actress Matsushita Nao will serve as this year's charity personality for NTV's '24-Hour Television 38 Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu' (August 22 - 23). This was announced during a press conference that broadcast live during NTV's 'Hirunandesu!'. Matsushita, who was introduced by announcer Hatori Shinichi, expressed, "I'm really excited and happy." She added, "I will do my best to make it a wonderful day in orde

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  • BONNIE PINK to hold a 20th anniversary live house tour

    July 1, 2015 @ 10:03 am

    To commemorate her 20th anniversary, BONNIE PINK will hold a nationwide live house tour called "BONNIE PINK 20th Anniversary TOUR 2015" later this year.This will actually be the third part of her 20th anniversary celebration. The first is a special live on September 21 at Shibuya Kokaido, and the second is a fan club event on September 22. The upcoming tour will kick off on November 7 at Takamatsu MONSTER, and will wrap up with a 2-day live on De

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  • Kiyokiba Shunsuke to cover Tamaki Koji for new single

    July 1, 2015 @ 3:07 am

    Kiyokiba Shunsuke recently released his single "Kiseki" on June 24, but he's already announcing his next single which will drop in stores on August 19.Kiyokiba's new single is a rock number called "Kagerou". As the coupling tracks, the single will include an original track titled "Kimi ni Deatte" and a cover of Tamaki Koji's single "Junjou" (released April 2013).The limited edition will come with original goods, which is a first for Kiyokiba. It

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 6/27~6/28

    June 30, 2015 @ 3:57 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – June 27th/June 28th 01 (01) Love Live! The School Idol Movie (Weeks: 03) 02 (02) Mad Max: Fury Road (Weeks: 02) 03 (03) Our Little Sister (Weeks: 03) 04 (04) Tomorrowland (Weeks: 04) 05 (05) Prophecy (Weeks: 04) 06 (06) Ai wo Tsumu Hito (Weeks: 02) 07 (00) Strayer's Chronicle (Weeks: 01) 08 (0

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  • Kanjani8's new single to contain Kyanjani8's debut song

    June 30, 2015 @ 9:22 am

    Kanjani8's new single "Maemuki Scream!" will be released on August 5.The title track is currently being used as the CM song for Otsuka Pharmaceutical's "Oronamin C". As the coupling track, it will contain a song by Kanjani8's crossdressing unit Kyanjani8, called "CANDY MY LOVE by Kyanjani8". Besides these two songs, the regular edition will include a new song (currently untitled), another version of "Zukkoke Otokomichi", and original ka

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  • Arashi to hold 5 major dome tour for the 4th consecutive year

    June 30, 2015 @ 9:21 am

    It's been revealed that Arashi will hold a 5 major dome tour starting in November.The upcoming tour will kick off on November 6-8 at Nagoya Dome in Aichi. They are scheduled to hold a total of 17 shows in 5 locations with their finale on December 27 at Tokyo Dome. This will be the group's 4th consecutive year to hold a 5 major dome tour. In related news, Arashi will release their live DVD / Blu-ray "ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2014 THE DIGITALIAN" on J

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  • flumpool reveal new artist photo, title & jacket covers for new single

    June 30, 2015 @ 9:19 am

    The title of flumpool's new single, which will be released on August 5, has been determined to be "Natsu yo Tomenaide ~You're Romantic~". They've revealed a new artist photo as well as jacket covers for the single."Natsu yo Tomenaide ~You're Romantic~" will be released in preparation for their first outdoors live "flumpool Manatsu no Yagai★LIVE 2015『FOR ROOTS』~Osaka Fields Forever~" scheduled to be held on August 8 and 9 at Oizumi Ryokuchi

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