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  • NICO Touches the Walls to release new single in March

    February 10, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

    It's been revealed that NICO Touches the Walls will be releasing their new single "Rawhide" on March 5.The band just released their first best-of album "NICO Touches the Walls no Best" on February 5th. Aside the title track, their upcoming single will include "Taiyou ga Warattera" which is the theme song for Shirahama Alan's (GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE) starring movie 'Seven Days Report' and a cover of Yamaguchi Momoe's "Imitation Gold".&n

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  • Two of hide's tribute albums to be released simultaneously

    October 15, 2013 @ 3:34 am

    Two of hide's tribute albums "hide TRIBUTE VI -Female SPIRITS-" and "hide TRIBUTE VII -Rock SPIRITS-" will be released simultaneously on December 18. The two tribute albums will be the concluding parts of hide's 'SPIRITS' tribute album series. "Female SPIRITS" will feature 10 female artists, including Aoyama Thelma, AMIAYA, Koda Kumi, and Koyanagi Yuki, while "Rock SPIRITS" will feature various rock artists, such as CUTT,

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  • Kiki Kirin saves Hashimoto Ai from reporter questions at the 4th Nippon Theater Staff Film Festival

    May 11, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

    On May 10, young actress Hashimoto Ai was among the attendees of the '4th Nippon Theater Staff Film Festival in Seijo' and was showered with questions related to the recent reports of her alleged relationship with actor Ochiai Motoki. Hashimoto attended the festival to receive the "Best Supporting Actress" award for her performance in the movie 'Kirishima, Bukatsu Yamerutteyo' (International title: 'The Kirishima Thing'). Ochiai also appea

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/22~04/25

    April 27, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    [caption id="attachment_295465" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Last Cinderella' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] One more prime time drama and a couple of late-night dramas have premiered this week. The new Thursday drama 'Keiji 110 Kilo' (TV Asahi) starring Ishizuka Hidehiko recorded a very nice start with a rating of 14.1%. The new late-night dramas include 'Hokago Groove' (TBS) starring Takanashi Rin, 'Monsieur!' (TBS) starring E

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  • Details on Vanilla Beans' 8th single revealed

    April 25, 2013 @ 6:52 am

    Idol unit Vanilla Beans will be releasing their 8th single, "Muscat Slope Love", on May 8th. As previously reported, the upcoming single is produced by Kaji Hideki. The jacket covers were taken by world-known photographer Leslie Kee. Rena and Risa, who are fans of Leslie Kee, expressed their joy about working with him on their official blog. The single will be released in 3 different types: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regu

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/15~04/18

    April 20, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    [caption id="attachment_294825" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Galileo' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] A total of 8 new dramas premiered from Monday to Thursday this week. Fuji TV's Monday drama 'Galileo' (season 2) - starring heartthrob Fukuyama Masaharu and a new heroine played by Yoshitaka Yuriko - attracted the most viewers with a great rating of 22.6%. Many viewers also swooned over the male duo Ito Hideaki and Sakaguchi Kenj

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  • BREAKERZ's AKIHIDE to release first solo album in June + live tour

    March 23, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

    Last month, BREAKERZ announced that the members would each be starting their solo activities in April. Among them, AKIHIDE (G) will be releasing his first solo album, "Amber", on June 5th. All songs on "Amber" will be written, composed, and sung by AKIHIDE himself. He will even be in charge of the album's artwork. It will contain a total of 11 tracks including "Itoshi no Valkyria", "Kuroneko no Tango", and "Kumo no Ito". The limited edi

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  • Vanilla Beans to release a new single collaboration with Kaji Hideki

    March 9, 2013 @ 11:44 am

    It's been revealed that Vanilla Beans will be releasing a new single (currently untitled), written and composed by Kaji Hideki, on May 8th. This was announced on March 8th during their live, 'Kaze wa Fuku no ka!? Vol.2 ~Doki Doki no Kaze~', at Shinjuku LOFT. Kaji was previously in charge of the lyrics for the girls' 4th single, "LOVE & HATE", which was released back in September of 2009. Additionally, Vanilla Beans and Kaji will be

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 2/18 ~ 2/24

    February 27, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    Below are the results of Oricon weekly charts for February 18th to the 24th. Check it out below. ===== <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "So long!" - AKB48 : 2/20 (1,035,986) 2. "THE NEVER ENDING STORY" - E-girls : 2/20 (40,055) 3. "Emotions" - MAN WITH A MISSION : 2/20 (30,392) 4. "My Resistance -Tashikana Mono-/Unmei Girl" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 2/13 (27,063) 5. "Final Wars!/Mou Ichido Koko kara Hajimeyou" - THE ALFEE : 2/

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  • Ito Hideaki & Sakaguchi Kenji to team up as detectives in new drama 'Doubles'

    February 22, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

    On February 22, TV Asahi announced that the two actors Ito Hideaki and Sakaguchi Kenji will co-star in the upcoming detective drama titled 'Doubles'. 10 years has passed since Ito and Sakaguchi last starred together in a project and in 'Doubles' they are going to deal with heinous crimes as the strongest detective partners on TV. The drama is set at the central police station in Shinjuku, Tokyo and said to feature plenty of action, drama a

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