Starmarie – Spell Of The Book

Starmarie“Singers of death” Starmarie have released Spell Of The Book, another trademark “dark fantasy” themed track, for free listening.

Their “hard” sound appeals to the aural senses, but Starmarie shines with their lyrics.

The lyrics are structured like a so-called “book”, beginning with a synopsis, running through the first through final chapters, and concluding with an epilogue.


FES☆TIVE in Indonesia

FES☆TIVE in IndonesiaFES☆TIVE, who released their first album Wasshoi Record on July 27, have begun skyrocketing. A matsuri-themed idol group, they rose to stardom via YouTube, receiving offers to perform at Japan Festivals in Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong. They appeared on popular SCTV program, Inbox, and as the main act of The University of Indonesia’s Japan Fest, Gelar Jepang UI 22.


HKT48 – Saikou ka yo

HKT48 - Saikou ka yoThe new single of HKT48 will be released on September 7.

This is the 8th single of HKT48. It is entitled Saikou ka yo (最高かよ).

The short versions of the MVs have been unveiled.


Iwasa Misaki Live at Japan Expo 2016

Iwasa Misaki (岩佐美咲)Iwasa Misaki was present at Japan Expo 2016 this year to introduce enka and Japanese traditional pop music to foreign fans.

The former member of AKB48 held live performances and participated in several shows along with the band Hayabusa.

Watch the video and some photos of Iwasa Misaki’s live.


°C-ute to breakup in June 2017

°C-ute°C-ute will breakup and graduate from Hello! Project in June 2017 after a last live performance at the Saitama Super Arena.

Since all members are over 20 years old now, the girls had discussions about their future over the last months.

The members of °C-ute decided that it was time for them to follow their own way to reach their goals.


SKE48 – Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai

SKE48 - Kin no Ai, Gin no AiThe new single of SKE48 Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai (金の愛、銀の愛) was released on August 17.

It’s the 28th single of idol group.

The single’s center is Matsui Jurina.


Buono! – So La Si Do ~Nee Nee~ / Rock no Seichi

Buono! - So La Si Do ~Nee Nee~ / Rock no SeichiHello! Project idol group Buono! will release its new single So La Si Do ~Nee Nee~ / Rock no Seichi (ソラシド〜ねえねえ〜/ロックの聖地) on September 21.

This DVD single marks the return of Buono! it’s been four years that the group had not released discs.

It will be briefly on sale at Buono! Festa 2016 on August 25.

The MV was unveiled.


Interview : Cheeky Parade

Cheeky ParadeCheeky Parade participated in Japan Expo 2016 in Paris Nord Villepinte, France, in July.

The idol group made one of its last appearance with the 9 original members before Yamamoto Marin and Suzuki Mariya go to Los Angeles.

Check out our interview with Cheeky Parade.