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  • Former Idoling!!! member Kato Sayaka announces marriage

    July 2, 2015 @ 10:41 am

    On July 1, former Idoling!!! member Kato Sayaka (29) updated her official blog and announced her marriage to a non-celebrity man (25) that she had been dating for some time. Kato introduced her husband saying, "He accepts everything about me and understands my work. I am grateful for him from the day we met until now." Kato said that she plans on continuing her work as "Kato Sayaka". She called out to her fans, "It would make me ha

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  • Plastic Tree to release new single, 'Rakka'

    July 2, 2015 @ 10:39 am

    Plastic Tree will release their new single "Rakka" on September 2.The band's 37th major single will be available for purchase in 4 different types: Limited Editions A ~ C and a Regular Edition. All CDs will include "Rakka", its instrumental version, and a new song called "Kanshou Diary". The Limited Editions A and B DVDs will contain footage from their men-only live "Boys Don't Cry" on May 23 at GUILTY, Tokyo. Each DVD will consist of differ

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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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  • 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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  • YUKI to release new double A-side single + to hold 2-day live at Nippon Budokan

    June 29, 2015 @ 1:47 pm

    YUKI will release a new double A-side single, titled "Sukitte Nandarou... Namida / Tonari no Metro", on July 29.One of the title tracks, "Tonari ni Metro", is being used in Tokyo Metro's CM "Find my Tokyo. Horikita Maki 'Hajimete no Ueno' Hen". The single's jacket covers were illustrated by ShiShi Yamazaki, who is known for her hand-painted rotoscope animations. YUKI is currently in the middle of her tour "YUKI concert tour "Dope Out" '15". On he

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