Sakamoto Maaya's new single "Gyakukou" will be released on July 25.
The singer just released her single "Hello, Hello" on May 23. "Gyakukou" was written by Sakamoto as the second theme song for smart phone game 'Fate/Grand Order,' composed by Izawa Ichiyou (the HIATUS), and arranged by Izawa and Eguchi Ryo (la la larks). It will also include "Kouhaku," which is the theme song for arcade game 'Fate/Grand Order Arcade,' and the first theme song for 'Fate/Grand Order,' "Shikisai."
EXILE will release an original album, titled "STAR OF WISH," on July 25. To coincide with this release, they will hold their dome tour 'EXILE LIVE TOUR 2018-2019: STAR OF WISH' starting in September.
For the upcoming tour, the group is scheduled to perform at Kyocera Dome Osaka, Sapporo Dome, Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome, and Nagoya Dome between September and February of next year. They are currently working on adding shows in the Kanto region.
It's been announced that actress Takei Emi will be resuming her activities in July.
In a written statement, her agency announced, "Actress Takei Emi, who had been on break since last December for childbirth, had been absorbed in childrearing after having a baby girl in March. It's been decided that she will be resuming her work in July."
Tsubaki Factory will release a single, titled "Date no Hi wa Nido Kurai Shower Shite Dekaketai / Junjou cm / Konya dake Ukaretakatta," on July 18.
The group's second single of 2018 is also their fourth major single. Written by Tsunku♂, "Date no Hi wa Nido Kurai Shower Shite Dekaketai" is an electro dance number about the complex feelings of a young girl. "Junjou cm" is written and composed by Ohashi Riko, and it depicts a delicate distance between two classmates. Finally, "Konya dake Ukaretakatta" is a digital ska number set at a summer festival. It was written by Kodama Ameko and composed by Nakajima Takui.
Kis-My-Ft2 will release their new single "LOVE" on July 11.
This single will include the number ""L.O.V.E.," which is being used in the CM for topical itch cream Unacool starring the members of Kis-My-Ft2. It will be available for purchase in Limited Editions A & B and a Regular Edition. Besides "L.O.V.E.," the Limited Editions will include a new song titled "Because I Love You." As for the Regular Edition, it will contain three unit songs that are currently untitled. All songs on this single will have the theme of love in different forms.
Earlier this year the folks at Bandai Namco announced that Taiko Drum Master would be launching on the Nintendo Switch. For those unfamiliar, Taiko Drum Master is a rhythmic game where players will attempt to follow the beat of the drum. The game is a pretty popular arcade game even today and has launched on multiple platforms.
This is why its launch on the Switch doesn't come as a surprise, plus given that the Joy-Cons can double up as controllers for virtual drumsticks, the game launching on the Switch actually makes a lot of sense. Now for those who are looking forward to buying the game on the Switch, a release date has been confirmed for the 19th of July where it will be available in Japan.
As previously reported, V6's Miyake Ken and Tackey & Tsubasa's Takizawa Hideaki has formed a new unit called 'KEN☆Tackey.' Their debut song "Gyakuten Lovers" will be released on July 18.
Miyake has appeared for 3 consecutive years in Takizawa's stage show 'Takizawa Kabuki,' which is now in its 13th year. On the first day of this year's show, it was announced that 'KEN☆Tackey' would be making their debut this summer.
UVERworld will release a best-of album (currently untitled) on July 18.
The album will be released as a 3-disc set with songs selected by the members, songs selected by the fans, and a collection of ballads. It will be available for purchase in a Complete Production Edition, Limited Edition, and Regular Edition. The Complete Production Edition will come with a special CD, while the Limited Edition will come with a DVD or Blu-ray. Additional details will be unveiled later. A special website has been launched where you can vote for your favorite songs to be included in the album.
It's been announced that Cheeky Parade will disband in July.
Cheeky Parade formed on February 19, 2012 and made their major debut in January of 2013 as Avex's idol label iDOL Street's second artist following SUPER☆GiRLS. Since Yamamoto Marin and Suzuki Mariya went to Los Angeles to study abroad in January of 2016, the group has been active as a five member group.
On April 14, indigo la End released their new song "Haru no Iutoori" as a digital single. In addition, they have announced that they will release a new album titled "PULSATE"on July 18.
"PULSATE" is the band's fourth major album, and it will be released in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition DVD will contain footage from their live from April 13 at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall.
It's been reported that Chatmochy will disband in July of next year.
On their debut anniversary day, November 22nd, Chatmonchy announced their "LAST ALBUM RELEASE IN 2018" on their official website. Then on the 24th, the members announced, "We plan to end Chatmonchy in July of 2018." They explained, "While thinking about what to do after this year's nationwide tour, we began to think that we would be able to go to a new place if we stripped ourselves of the Chatmonchy name." Details on their last album, as well as their remaining activities, will be revealed on New Year's Day.
We all expected this to happen but apparently the rise of the crossovers is happening faster than anticipated. The once-dominating-the-sales-charts Toyota Camry sedan has lost the first place in sales by not one but three compact SUV models through July in the US market.
The three SUVs are Nissan’s Rogue, the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V, with the former selling the most units in the US market since the start of the year, Bloomberg reports.