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  • Shibasaki Kou to release a cover album in early summer

    March 26, 2015 @ 3:07 am

    It's been revealed that Shibasaki Kou will release a cover album titled "Kou Utau" in early summer. To commemorate this release, she will hold a nationwide tour starting in September. A portion of the track list for "Kou Utau" will be decided upon fans' request. Fans can submit songs that they want to hear by tweeting the song title with the hashtag #こううたう (#Kou Utau). It's already been decided that the album will include a cover of Makihara Nor

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  • Watanabe Mayu to sing the theme song for her starring drama

    March 24, 2015 @ 2:37 am

    It's been revealed that Watanabe Mayu (AKB48) will sing the theme song for drama 'Tatakau! Shoten Girl'.'Tatakau! Shoten Girl' will premiere on Kansai TV / Fuji TV on April 14 starring Watanabe Mayu and Inamori Izumi. The drama's theme song "Deai no Tsuzuki" was written by Akimoto Yasushi and composed by newcomer Matsumoto Satoshi, who just graduated from vocational school this spring. It's said to be a love song with a sad melody. Watanabe comme

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP to release new double A-side single

    March 22, 2015 @ 9:27 pm

    Hey! Say! JUMP's new single "Chau# / Wo I Need You" will be released on April 29th."Chau#" is a catchy party tune that's being used in the CM for Bourbon's 'Almond Caramel Popcorn' which star the members themselves. Meanwhile, "Wo I Need You" is the ending theme for TV Tokyo's variety program 'Little Tokyo Live' that the members appear on as regulars every other week. This number delivers a love message in an enthusiastic way.As the coupling

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to make an appearance on the final episode of 'Mondai no Aru Restaurant'

    March 13, 2015 @ 3:51 am

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be making an appearance on the final episode of Fuji TV drama 'Mondai no Aru Restaurant', which will air on March 19. In the episode, Kyary will visit restaurant 'Bistro Fou' and unexpectedly begin playing CUPS with the workers. CUPS is a type of performance utilizing cups as percussion instruments. Ever since it was featured in episode 4, it has been receiving a great response. Kyary apparently entered

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  • SMAP top Oricon weekly single ranking for 32nd time

    February 23, 2015 @ 6:07 pm

    SMAP's 54th single "Kareinaru Gyakushu / Humor Shichauyo" which went on sale on February 18, topped Oricon's latest weekly ranking, selling 160,000 copies in the first week.This is their 21st consecutive chart topping single, and 32nd overall. When including the sales for this single, the group's total number of singles and albums sold have reached 35,158,000 copies. They are the 4th male artist to reach the 35 million sale threshold, following

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  • Watanabe Mayu to play bookstore clerk in new Fuji TV drama

    February 23, 2015 @ 6:02 am

    Watanabe Mayu (AKB48) and Inamori Izumi will star in Fuji TV's new drama series 'Tatakau! Shoten Girl' that's scheduled to premiere in April. Watanabe, who will be starring in her first 'golden prime-time' slot, showed confidence in her acting, "In the future, I want to become an actress who can play a wide variety of roles, so this is a big step towards my dream. Please look forward to the actress Watanabe Mayu, instead of the idol 'Mayuyu'!" Th

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  • ONE OK ROCK's new song to be used in J-WAVE's Super Bowl special program

    January 14, 2015 @ 3:57 am

    ONE OK ROCK's new song "Cry out" will be used as the theme song for J-WAVE's special program "J-WAVE SPECIAL SUPER BOWL XLIX RADIO supported by Audi". "Cry out" will be included in ONE OK ROCK's new album "35xxxv", which will be released on February 11. "J-WAVE SPECIAL SUPER BOWL XLIX RADIO supported by Audi" is a live broadcast program of NFL's 'SUPER BOWL XLIX' featuring commentaries from the members of the band. There will be a chanc

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  • Avex to hold auditions for a new 'Girls Street 2020' project

    January 5, 2015 @ 11:49 am

    Avex Entertainment has announced an audition to discover their next top talents named "Girls Street Audition." The entertainment giant is planning to establish a new project, "Girls Street 2020," in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Avex envisions these "new entertainment girls" will be at the front of Japanese culture when the games roll around. Auditions will be held for idols, actresses/talents and creators (music producers or choreog

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to sing a drama's theme song for the first time

    December 18, 2014 @ 12:26 am

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's new song "Mondai Girl" has been chosen as the theme song for Fuji TV's upcoming drama 'Mondai no Aru Restaurant'. This will be Kyary's first time singing the theme song for a drama.  "Mondai Girl" was written by Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE) and It's described as a cute pop song that will give courage to women who try their best. 'Mondai no Aru Restaurant' is a comedy drama that revolves around a group of women who open a restaur

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  • salyu × salyu to tour Australia in January

    December 11, 2014 @ 2:33 am

    It's been revealed that salyu × salyu will tour Australia in January.salyu × salyu has 3 shows scheduled for her Australia tour. On the 23rd, she will perform at the art festival 'SYDNEY FESTIVAL 2015' in Sydney. Then she will hold concerts in Melbourne on the 24th and in Brisbane on the 30th.  [salyu × salyu Australia Tour]Friday, January 23 - Sydney The Aurora (Australia)Saturday, January 24 - Melbourne The Corner Hotel (Australia)Friday, Janu

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