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  • Yuzu to provide new CM song for 'Nippon Life'

    June 18, 2015 @ 4:34 am

    Yuzu's new song "Kakeru" has been chosen as the CM song for Nippon Life. In the past, Yuzu has provided their songs "Niji", "with you", and "Hikare" for Nippon Life's CMs. Written and composed by Kitagawa Yujin, "Kakeru" is an uptempo number that portrays dreams and hopes. You can listen to the song on Yuzu's official website here.Source: natalie

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  • Johnny's Jr. members form a new unit 'Mr.King vs Mr.Prince'

    June 6, 2015 @ 1:54 pm

    Johnny's Jr. members have formed a new unit called 'Mr.King vs Mr.Prince', and they will serve as supporters for this summer's "TV Asahi Roppongi Hills Natsu Matsuri SUMMER STATION". The members of Mr.King vs Mr.Prince are Hirano Sho, Nagase Ren, Jinguji Yuta, Takahashi Kaito, Iwahashi Genki, and Kishi Yuta. When they were introduced in front of the cheering crowd, Hirano said, "Johnny-san gave us our unit name 2 hours before the press conference

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  • the HIATUS unveil trailer for first Budokan live Blu-ray/DVD

    June 3, 2015 @ 3:52 pm

    the HIATUS have unveiled the trailer for their new Blu-ray / DVD "Closing Night - Keeper Of The Flame Tour 2014 - Nippon Budokan 2014.12.22" which will drop in stores on June 24. "Closing Night - Keeper Of The Flame Tour 2014 - Nippon Budokan 2014.12.22" features the band's first Nippon Budokan live held last December. You can get a first look at the live in the newly revealed trailer. Source: natalie

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  • Golden Bomber to release a new album after 3.5 years

    May 21, 2015 @ 4:57 am

    It's been revealed that Golden Bomber will release a new album titled "No Music No Weapon" on June 17.Golden Bomber's last album "Golden Album" was released about 3 and a half years ago in January of 2012. Their upcoming album will feature a total of 13 tracks including their already released singles "Rola no Kizudarake" and "101 Kaime no Noroi" as well as "Suki Dake Ja Tarinakute", which is the CM song for Honda Motor Co.'s motorcycle, and "Shin

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 1/17~1/18

    January 21, 2015 @ 2:20 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – January 17th/18th 01 (01) Big Hero 6 (Weeks: 05) 02 (02) Yo-Kai Watch the Movie: The Secret is Created, Nyan (Weeks: 05) 03 (03) ST MPD Scientific Investigation Squad (Weeks: 02) 04 (00) Ressha Sentai ToQger vs. Kyoryuger: The Movie (Weeks: 01) 05 (04) Psycho-Pass (Weeks: 02) 06 (05) Taken 3 (Weeks

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  • Aqua Timez announce 10 year anniversary live at Nippon Budokan

    January 5, 2015 @ 2:25 am

    Aqua Timez, who will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary in August, has announced that they will hold an one-man live called 'sing along SINGLES tour2015~Single 18-kyoku Ippon Shoubu Plus α~' on August 16 at Nippon Budokan. Aqua Timez made their debut with "Sora Ippai ni Kanaderu Inori" on August 24, 2005. The band's official fan club team AQUA will begin ticket pre-reservations on January 6th at 6:00 pm. General ticket sales will

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  • [Alexandros] pens a single for NTV's 'PON!'

    January 4, 2015 @ 8:31 pm

    [Alexandros] will be in charge of the single for NTV's 'PON!' from January to March. The new song will be used beginning January 5.This will be the first time for the band to work on music for a TV program. There will be 3 different patterns (6, 8, and 15 seconds) which will be used for the program.  Additionally, [Alexandros] has been confirmed to perform at Taiwan's rock festival '2015 MEGAPORT FESTIVAL' which will be held on March 28 and 29 a

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  • Sashihara Rino expresses her intention of remaining in HKT48

    October 23, 2014 @ 1:19 am

    On October 22, HKT48's Sashihara Rino made a live appearance on Nippon Broadcast's 'AKB48 no All Night Nippon' where she talked with producer Akimoto Yasushi about the week's theme 'Kinkyuu Dougi. Sashihara wa AKB ni Modoru no ka?' (translated as: 'An emergency resolution. Will Sashihara return to AKB?').After her dating scandal, Sashihara was transferred from AKB48 to HKT48 in June of 2012. Regarding the topic, she showed her intentions of remai

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to be in charge of a set piece for 'The Nationwide Contest of Music'

    October 15, 2014 @ 2:52 am

    SEKAI NO OWARI will be in charge of the set piece for the junior high school division of 'The 82nd Nationwide Contest of Music sponsored by NHK' scheduled to be held in 2015. Artists such as Yuzu and YUI have provided songs for the contest in the past. To coincide with 70 years after the war, the contest will be held with the theme "Peace♪" so that "each and every person will think about peace through singing."  SEKAI NO OWARI will be in charge

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  • Moonriders to resume their activities for a limited time

    October 8, 2014 @ 5:50 pm

    Rock band Moonriders, who is currently under hiatus, will hold a one-night concert on December 17 at Nippon Seinenkan. The concert will be held on the day of the first anniversary of member Kashibuchi Tetsuro's (Dr) death. The band's support member Fumihisa Natsuaki (Jack Tachi) will be in charge of the drums for that night. Pre-reservations for tickets are currently ongoing via E-Plus. In addition, Kashibuchi Tetsuro's tribute alb

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