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  • BABYMETAL to make their major debut with "Ijime, Dame, Zettai"

    October 7, 2012 @ 6:37 am

    On October 6th, metal idol group BABYMETAL announced that they are going to make their major debut under the label TOY'S FACTORY with the release of their new single "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" on January 9th, 2013. The group announced their major debut at the end of today's one-man live concert 'I, D, Z ~LEGEND "I"' at Shibuya O-EAST in Tokyo. The title song "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" is already a well-known and very popular track at their concerts.

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  • Record label Avex tops total sales ranking for the first half of 2012

    July 20, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    On July 19th, Oricon published a list of the market report for the sales of music software (singles, albums, music DVDs, and music Blu-ray discs) in the first half of 2012. In the category for the sales by each record label,Avex Group Holdings beat out Sony Music Entertainment for the top place, possessing 15.9% of the market share and making 24.95 billion yen (approximately 317 million USD). It's been four years since Avex claimed the t

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  • Sapporo based band "phatmans after school" to make their major debut

    September 13, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

    It's been revealed that Sapporo based band phatmans after school will be making their major debut under Toy's Factory with their mini-album, "Boku no Baiha", on November 23rd. phatmans after school formed in 2010, and is comprised of membersYoshida Takumi (Vo,G), Yutani Shinya (G), Yamazaki Kiyoshimitsu (B), and Honma Atsushi (D). They are a talented band that has won a band contest that was held in within Hokkaido. In May, they released

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  • Akihabara idol unit 'Tenpa Gumi. inc' switches labels, announces new single

    September 10, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    Akihabara-based idol group Tenpa Gumi. inc have announced that they will be transferring to a new label, in addition to releasing a new single called "Future Driver". This single will be their first work under MEME TOKYO, which was formed by TOY'S FACTORY in conjunction with "Mofuku-chan" Fukushima Maiko, the managing director of Moe Japan whose responsibilities also include managing Akihabara Live & Bar Dear Stage and club MOGRA. The

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  • AYABIE to make their major debut in this summer

    May 8, 2011 @ 9:17 pm

    Visual-kei band, AYABIE which consists of four of ex-Ayabie members, Yumehito, Takehito, Intetsu, KENZO will make their major debut under TOY'S FACTORY in this summer. This announcement was made during their live event which was held at Shibuya O-EAST on May 7th, and the vocalist, Yumehito thanked the fans, "We are able to enjoy the music very happily by the grace of you fans. We have decided (to make our major debut), because we were su

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  • The fevers to debut with "Daiku no Ben-san"

    March 1, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    Rock group The fevers will be releasing their debut single on March 23rd, and they're drawing attention with their unique identity and sound. The two members are known and credited as "daiku no Hitoshi-san" and "daiku no Iwa-san" ("daiku" meaning carpenter), and are said to be a collaboration effortbetweenthe twogroupsYuzu and TRICERATOPS. Their names are reflected on the cover of their debut single, "Daiku no Ben-san", where their car

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  • Yuzu releases "HAMO" PV!

    February 20, 2011 @ 12:06 am

    TOY'S FACTORY has releasedYuzu's "HAMO" PV on their official YouTube channel. Yuzu will also be performing "HAMO" at Music Station on February 25th, so don't forget to check it out!

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