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  • May J. to cover love songs of the Heisei era

    March 22, 2019 @ 3:39 am

    May J. will release a cover album titled "Heisei Love Song Covers supported by DAM" on April 17. The album will be produced under the supervision of karaoke system 'DAM.' May J. will cover karaoke hit songs of the Heisei era, including Hitoto Yo's "Hanamizuki," Kahara Tomomi's "I'm proud," Hirai Ken's "Hitomi to Tojite," and HY's "366-ichi." It will be available to purchase in two different versions: 2CD+DVD and CD-Only. The second disc will

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  • Sakanaction provides new song for SoftBank CM

    March 22, 2019 @ 3:28 am

    Sakanaction have provided their song "Wasurerarenaino" as SoftBank's new CM song. This is the sixth part of the 'SoftBank Music Project', which has previously featured Ikimonogakari, creephyp, Adachi Kana, Ishikawa Sayuri, and Hata Motohiro. The CM stars Hirose Suzu and Yoshizawa Ryo as a couple in a long distance relationship, Shimada Kyusaku as the "regulator," and Sakanaction's Yamaguchi Ichiro as the "savior." Yamaguchi wrote "Wasu

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  • YOSHIKI to compose song for 'Mezamashi Janken'

    March 22, 2019 @ 3:26 am

    YOSHIKI will compose the new single for 'Mezamashi Janken,' which is a popular segment of Fuji TV's 'Mezamashi TV.''Mezamashi Janken' is a segment of the program where various actors and artists do janken with the viewers. The single composed by YOSHIKI will be used in the program beginning in April.  A special feature on 'Mezamashi TV' that follows YOSHIKI working on the single will air on March 29. The song will be revealed for the first

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  • Nagatomo Yuto & Taira Airi star in a CM together

    March 22, 2019 @ 3:24 am

    Professional soccer player Nagatomo Yuto and his wife, actress Taira Airi, star in the new CM for Kao Merit.  Nagatomo and Taira were chosen for the shampoo CM to represent Japan in portraying a cheerful and fun family that continues to smile everyday even if they get dirty.The CM will air nationwide beginning March 28. Source & Image: Oricon

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  • LUNA SEA to release 'Gundam' theme song

    March 21, 2019 @ 3:49 am

    LUNA SEA will release a new single on their 30th anniversary day, May 29. The single will be a double A-side, and one of the songs, "Uchuu no Shi ~Higher and Higher~," is the first opening theme for TV anime 'Kidou Senshi Gundam THE ORIGIN Kenya Akai Suisei.' The other song (currently untitled) is the second opening theme for the same anime.  The single will be available for purchase in three different versions: Limited Edition A, Limi

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  • ASIAN KUNG-U GENERATION's Ijichi Kiyoshi to hold drum events

    March 21, 2019 @ 3:47 am

    ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION's Ichiji Kiyoshi (Dr) will hold a drum event called 'Ichiji Kiyoshi 360 Panorama Drum Paformance 2019' from May to July. Ichiji will hold this event in 5 cities across Japan to commemorate ASIAN KUNG-FU's live tour 'ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Tour 2019: Home Town', which kicked off on March 16. He plans to give a "360 panorama drum performance" with his Pearl Masters series drum set and SABIAN cymbal.

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's new song to be used in drama 'Mukai no Bazuru Kazoku'

    March 21, 2019 @ 3:46 am

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's new song "Kimi ga Iine Kuretara" will be used as the theme song for NTV's drama 'Mukai no Bazuru Kazoku' to premiere on April 4. Starring Uchida Rio as a cafe staff named Kagari Akari, the drama portrays a family who is controlled by SNS. "Kimi ga Iine Kuretara" is a positive message song for people who are lost in SNS, including Akari. Kyary commented, "I have been posting a lot about myself via SNS. This song is perfect

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  • Abe Mao to release a double A-side single in May

    March 21, 2019 @ 3:38 am

    Abe Mao will release a double A-side single called "Kimi no Uta / Kotae" on May 8."Kimi no Uta" is the theme song for movie 'Cheer Danshi!!' starring Yokohama Ryusei and Nakao Masaki, while "Kotae" serves as the opening theme for TV anime 'Shoumetsu Toshi.' The single will be available in a "Kimi no Uta" version and a "Kotae" version. In related news, Abe will hold an outdoors live on July 27 at Osaka-jo Music Hall and on August 31 at Hibiya O

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  • Nogizaka46's new album to be titled 'Ima ga Omoide ni Naru made'

    March 21, 2019 @ 3:34 am

    The title of Nogizaka46's new album (April 17 release) has been determined to be "Ima ga Omoide ni Naru made." "Ima ga Omoide ni Naru made" is the group's fourth original album. The Complete Production Edition will come with a Blu-ray disc called "Last Songs" containing live footage of graduates including Ikoma Rina, Kawamura Mahiro, Saito Chiharu, Sagara Iori, Noujou Ami, Wakatsuki Yumi, Kawago Hina, and Nishino Nanase. In addition, Limited Edi

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  • NMB48's Jo Eriko to graduate for the second time

    March 21, 2019 @ 3:32 am

    NMB48 member Jo Eriko has announced her second graduation from the group. Jo made this announcement on March 20 during Team BII's concert 'Nibanme no Door.' On the group's official blog, she wrote, "I joined when I was 12, and I will be 20 soon. I wanted to use this opportunity to start anew." On her future activities, she commented, "Nothing is set yet, but I am thinking about it carefully." Details on her graduation concert and final activ

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