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  • Ikimonogakari to release new live DVD/Blu-ray + new song 'Niji'

    January 1, 2014 @ 12:02 am

    Ikimonogakari will release their new live DVD/Blu-ray "Ikimonogakari no Minasan, Konnitour!! 2013 ~I~" on March 26th. Ikimonogakari held a nationwide tour of the same title from September to December of 2013. The DVD/Blu-ray will feature Nippon Budokan concerts of the tour, which were held on November 22nd and 23rd. The limited edition will come with a CD containing audio tracks from the live.Additionally, Ikimonogakari's new song "Niji" has been

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  • Check out Ikimonogakari's PV for "1 2 3 ~Koi ga Hajimaru~"!

    May 10, 2013 @ 9:31 pm

    The PV for Ikimonogakari's new single, "1 2 3 ~Koi ga Hajimaru~", has been revealed. As reported earlier, "1 2 3 ~Koi ga Hajimaru~" is the theme song for 'Calpis Water Koi no Sensei Haru' TV CM starring actress Nounen Rena. The musical-style PV is choreographed by Takenaka Natsumi and it tells a story of a high school boy and girl who fall in love after meeting by chance. Ikimonogakari will release their new single on June 5. Check out

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  • Ikimonogakari to sing theme song for new 'Pokemon' movie + album + nationwide tour

    April 15, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

    It's been revealed that Ikimonogakari will be providing the theme song for the new 'Pokemon' movie, 'Gekijoban Pocket Monster Best Wishes! Shinsoku no Genosekuto: Myuutsu Kakusei', that will open in theaters on July 13. They have also announced the release of their 6th album on July 24, as well as a nationwide tour starting in September. The theme song for the new 'Pokemon' movie is titled "Egao". It's written and composed by Mizuno Yoshik

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  • Ikimonogakari to sing for 'Calpis Water' CM + release as a single

    March 22, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    Ikimonogakari has written a new song called "1 2 3 ~Koi ga Hajimaru~" as the CM song for 'Calpis Water'. The CM started airing on March 22nd starring actress Nounen Rena. The song was written and composed by Mizuno Yoshiki (G) and arranged by Honma Akimitsu. It's described as a refreshing number that's perfect for the early summer. Additionally, it was revealed that this song will be released as the group's new single on June 5th. You c

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/17 ~ 12/23

    December 27, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for December 17th to the 23rd. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Seifuku no Mannequin" - Nogizaka46 : 12/19 (232,961) 2. "Robot" - CNBLUE : 12/19 (42,563) 3. "WANT!" - Berryz Kobo : 12/19 (24,622) 4. "Rinkaku" - DIR EN GREY : 12/19 (22,881) 5. "Eien Pressure" - AKB48 : 12/5 (21,265) (Check out the full ranking here.) - <Album Weekly

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  • Ikimonogakari tops the Oricon weekly album chart

    December 25, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    Popular unit Ikimonogakari's first best-of ballad album "Balladon" (released on December 19th) sold 108,000 copies, and topped Oricon's weekly album chart for the week of December 31st. With this album, Ikimonogakari has topped the chart for 5 consecutive albums, beginning with their 3rd original album - "My song Your song" - which was released all the way back in December of 2008. It's been 16 years and 5 months for a co-ed group with bot

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  • Ikimonogakari holds a release event for their best-of ballad album

    December 23, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    On December 22nd, 3-member pop unit Ikimonogakari held a release event for their best-of ballad album, "Balladon", at Shinjuku Station Square. Leader Yoshiki Mizuno introduced the album saying, "The album is easy to listen to, even for people listening to 'Ikimonogakari' for the first time." Vocalist Yoshioka Kiyoe also stated, "We made each and every song with thought. Please help yourself until you're full." On this day, Mizuno and gu

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  • Oricon's favorite artist ranking for 2012

    November 2, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    Oricon's print magazine 'Only Star' recently conducted a survey asking 20,000 people on who their favorite artist was. Coming in first place for Oricon's 9th "Favorite Artist Ranking" was none other than Arashi. This marks the group's third consecutive year to top the ranking. Aside from music, Arashi has been active in dramas, varieties, and CMs. They will also be hosting the upcoming 'NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' for the third year in a row.

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  • Ikimonogakari to release ballad best-of album

    October 11, 2012 @ 4:03 am

    Ikimonogakari has revealed that they will be releasing a ballad best-of album titled "Balladon" on December 19th. The album will feature the group's hit songs such as "Kaze ga Fuiteiru", "Arigatou", and "YELL". Along with the original version of "Kaze ga Fuiteiru", it will include a new version that was recorded in England. As a privilege, the limited edition will come with a special "Balladon" scarf towel. The track list can be seen

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  • HEY! HEY! HEY! to have a live Autumn Matsuri on September 24th with 20 popular artists

    September 23, 2012 @ 5:15 am

    On September 24th, HEY! HEY! HEY! will be holding a three hour Autumn Matsuri special live from Odaiba. The program will take place from 19:00 to 21:54. The groups will perform live and chat with Downtown, since it airs live people at home can feel like they’re there as well. [Performers] Aqua Timez Ashida Mana Ikimonogakari AKB48 SKE48 NMB48 m-flo Kato Miliyah & Wakadanna Golden Bomber Saito Kazuyoshi

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