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  • Higashino Keigo's online drama 'Warai' releases special PV

    September 11, 2012 @ 12:21 am

    On September 10th, Asmik Ace released a special PV for the online drama 'Higashino Keigo Series – Warai' (available on Drama JoKer). The drama features three short stories from Higashino Keigo’s ‘Warai’ (laugh) collections, in which the famed author explored his comedic side by writing stories full of black humor. The three stories are 'Motemote Spray' (starring Hamada Gaku, Kurashina Kana, and Tsugawa Masahiko), 'Aru Ji-san ni Senkou wo'

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  • Tortoise Matsumoto reveals details on upcoming album

    July 30, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    Singer-songwriter Tortoise Matsumoto has revealed the details of his upcoming album! Matsumoto's 3rd solo album will be titled "NEW FACE", and it's scheduled for a August 22nd release. This will mark his first album since releasing "My Way Highway" about 2 years ago. The album will come with 2 discs for a total of 18 tracks. After it's release, Matsumoto will hold his annual concert, 'Clear Asahi Presents Utau! Tortoise Matsumoto Reppu'

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  • Check out the performances from July 27th's MUSIC STATION

    July 27, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    On the July 27th broadcast of Music Station, NEWS, AKB48’s Watanabe Mayu, Superfly & Tortoise Matsumoto, Nishino Kana, Hoshino Gen, Kobukuro, and Watanbe Mayu took to the stage to put on exciting performances. Check out their respective performances below! “Chankapana” – NEWS "Otona Jelly Beans" - AKB48's Watanabe Mayu “Yume no Soto e” – Hoshino Gen "YELL" - Kobukuro “STARS” – Superfly & Tortoise Matsumoto “GO F

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  • MUSIC STATION reveals line-up for July 27th

    July 20, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    TV Asahi's music program, 'MUSIC STATION', has revealed the artist line-up for its upcming July 27th broadcast! On this exciting new episode, the boys of NEWS will take the stage with their latest single, "Chankapana", and AKB48's Watanabe Mayu will perform her 2nd solo single, "Otona Jelly Beans". It will also feature performances by Superfly & Tortoise Matsumoto, Nishino Kana, and Hoshino Gen. Check out the full line-up below!

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  • Tortoise Matsumoto announces new album + nationwide tour

    July 11, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

    Tortoise Matsumoto has announced that he will be releasing a new album on August 22nd! The album is currently untitled, and details have not been revealed at this time. However, it will be Matsumoto's first original album in about 2 years since "My Way Highway". Matsumoto has many tie-ups lined up this year. He's provided his new song, "Muga Muchuu", as the theme song for robot contest 'Robocon 2012', and "Warattemi" has been chosen as

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  • Tortoise Matsumoto to provide theme song for 'Robocon 2012'

    July 1, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

    It's been revealed that singer-songwriter Tortoise Matsumoto will be providing his new song "Muga Muchu" as the theme song for the robot contest, 'Robocon 2012'! Matsumoto, who claims he loves 'Robocon', explained, "It's a theme song, but rather than saying 'do your best', I would like to do my best with them." Now in its 25th year, 'Robocon' is a contest where students all over the world compete their technical skills and creative powe

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  • Superfly and Tortoise Matsumoto release their PV for "STARS"

    June 28, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

    Superfly and Tortoise Matsumoto have released the PV for their duet song, "STARS"! As we reported earlier, "STARS" will be used as the theme song for Fuji TV's broadcast of the upcoming London Olympics. It has the theme of "universal love", and it was produced by Tsutaya Koichi. "STARS" will be released under the name "Superfly & Tortoise Matsumoto" on July 25th. In related news, Superfly will release her 4th album, "FORCE", on S

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  • Higashino Keigo's black humor series to be adapted into an online live-action series

    May 19, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    On May 19th, it was announced that three stories of Higashino Keigo's 'Warai' ('Laugh') novel series will be distributed as a new drama series through the online service "Drama JoKer" provided by KDDI and J:COM. The three stories are starring Mikami Hiroshi, Sasano Takashi, and Hamada Gaku, and will have Tortoise Matsumoto provide the theme song called "Warattemi". Higashino is a renowned writer of many great mystery novels such as 'Yogish

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  • Superfly and Tortoise Matsumoto to release duet song

    May 12, 2012 @ 1:23 am

    It's been revealed that Superfly and Tortoise Matsumoto will be releasing their duet song, "STARS", on July 25th! This song will be used as the theme song for Fuji TV's broadcast of the London Olympics. Since long ago, Superfly's Ochi Shiho had wished to sing together with Tortoise. When the two met about 2 years ago, Shiho expressed her hopes to Tortoise, who agreed to work with her someday. As 2012 came along, Tortoise was asked by Fu

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  • 17 artists hold rock concert for the anniversary of Imawano Kiyoshiro's death

    May 3, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

    On May 2nd, 17 artists, including Koizumi Kyoko (46), performed at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo for the “Imawano Kiyoshiro Rock’n’roll Show”. The show was held on the anniversary of rock’n’roll artist Imawano Kiyoshiro’s death.  (Imawano passed away at the age of 58 in 2009.) Koizumi entered the stage with Hamazaki Takashi (46), the original vocalist of rock band FLYING KIDS.  They sang RC SUCCESSION’s 1982 song “Tsu・ki・a・i・ta・i” and anothe

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