Mizuki Nana To Release Greatest Hits Album Early Next Year

Mizuki Nana to release greatest hits album early next year

Mizuki Nana will release a greatest hits album, titled "THE MUSEUM III," on January 10 of next year.

The last time Mizuki released a greatest hits album was over six years ago. Her upcoming album will includes singles from 2012's "Synchrogazer" to her most recent "Destiny's Prelude" and "TESTAMENT," as well as her collaboration songs with T.M.Revolution and Yamadera Koichi. Furthermore, it will contain new songs which will be used as the ending themes for the anime 'Basilisk: Ouka Ninpouchou' to begin in January.

Keyakizaka46's Watanabe Rika & Nagahama Neru To Release Solo Photo Books In December

Keyakizaka46's Watanabe Rika & Nagahama Neru to release solo photo books in December

Keyakizaka46 members Watanabe Rika and Nagahama Neru will be releasing their solo photo books in December.

They are the first members of the group to get solo photo books. Watanabe's photos were shot in Greece by Abe Chizuru. She spent 4 nights and 6 days in Greece taking various photos with the ancient ruins and Aegean Sea. It will hit store shelves on December 5.

Akb48 To Hold Annual 'request Hour' Event In January

AKB48 to hold annual 'Request Hour' event in January

AKB48's live event 'AKB48 Group Request Hour Set List Best 100 2018' will be held on January 19 and 20 at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL.

'Request Hour' is an annual event where fans can vote for their favorite AKB48 group songs. The members then perform the fan favorites in the order of ranking. The polling will take place from November 21 to December 11. More details regarding the poll and the event will be revealed via a special website.

Silent Siren Rocks Taipei, Continues World Tour In L.a. In December

SILENT SIREN rocks Taipei, continues world tour in L.A. in DecemberFollowing live performances in Hong Kong and Indonesia in September, Japanese girls rock band SILENT SIREN completed the Asian leg of their SILENT SIREN WORLD TOUR 2017 "The New World" in Taipei, Tawian, on October 4th. SILENT SIREN ("SaiSai") delighted longtime fans with hits "Stella☆", "Joshikou Sensou", and "Cherry Bomb", plus new songs receiving their first live overseas performances, including "Fujiyama Disco" and their latest single "JUST MEET", released October 11th worldwide.

Details On B'z New Album 'dinosaur' Revealed

Details on B'z new album 'DINOSAUR' revealed

The details on B'z new album "DINOSAUR" have been revealed.

"DINOSAUR" is the rock duo's 20th original album which will be released in their 30th year of activities. It will feature a total of 13 tracks including their latest single "Seimei / Still Alive" and title number "Dinosaur."

Gackt Signs With Malaysian Entertainment Agency

GACKT signs with Malaysian entertainment agency

It's been reported that GACKT has signed a global management contract with Malaysian entertainment agency 'L.O.V.EntertainmenT.'

GACKT's contract with his Japanese agency matured in June, and since then, he had been carrying out his activities under his own management. On October 1, he officially signed a contract with L.O.V.EntertainmenT.

Ayaka To Release Her Graduation Song 'sakura'

Ayaka to release her graduation song 'Sakura'

Ayaka has announced the release of her new single "Sakura."

Ayaka is currently in the middle of her live tour "Acoustic Live Tour 2017-2018 ~3-STAR RAW~", which kicked off back in April. She has been sharing "Sakura" with her fans since the very first show. It's a graduation song about the feelings of parents when their children leave the nest. Many fans wanted the song to be released, and Ayaka acted right away as it will be available for purchase at her concerts starting on October 14 at Aubade Hall in Toyama. The CD can also be purchased via the singer's fan club site. 

Exile Takahiro To Release A Mini Album In December

EXILE TAKAHIRO to release a mini album in December

EXILE TAKAHIRO will release a mini album, titled "All-The-Time Memories," on December 6.

TAKAHIRO restarted his solo activities after two years with the release of his single "Eternal Love" on October 4. Produced by Kameda Seiji, TAKAHIRO worked on the upcoming album with the different seasons in mind hoping that people can enjoy it year round.

Toda Erika & Narita Ryo Rumored To Be Dating

Toda Erika & Narita Ryo rumored to be dating

On October 11, it was reported that actress Toda Erika (29) and actor Narita Ryo (23) are in a serious relationship.

According to reports, the two met on the set of drama 'Code Blue ~Doctor Heli Kinkyuu Kyumei~ THE THIRD SEASON.' After filming began, Toda would give Narita advice on his role as a flight doctor in training, and they would spend their time discussing and exchanging opinions about acting. The two started dating soon after and have been spotted on drive dates.

Live Report: Rock Duo Vamps Bring The Underworld To The Roxy, L.a.

Live report: Rock duo VAMPS bring the underworld to The Roxy, L.A.

 

Japanese rock duo VAMPS brought the “underworld” to The Roxy in Los Angeles, California last month. No strangers to this cozy West Hollywood live house, the rock duo had previously performed at the venue in 2015, vocalist HYDE and guitarist K.A.Z have expressed in past their joy at performing in such intimate settings as The Roxy.  On the night of Sept. 26 fans again had the chance to huddle up close to the stage and get intimate with their favorite rock vampires.  

Yagura Fuko Announces Graduation From Nmb48

Yagura Fuko announces graduation from NMB48

On October 11, NMB48 held a concert at Osaka-jo Hall where member Yagura Fuko announced her graduation from the group.

Yagura made the announcement at towards the end of the live. She revealed that she had "always been thinking about it," and bowed her head as she said, "I don't have any regrets. I have received many smiles and happiness from everyone. Thank you very much." She is scheduled to graduate next March.

Sakamoto Maaya To Hold First Solo Concerts Overseas

Sakamoto Maaya to hold first solo concerts overseas

Singer Sakamoto Maaya will hold her first solo concerts overseas in March of next year.

The last time Sakamoto performed overseas was back in 2007 when she participated as a guest in Kanno Yoko's South Korea concert. Her upcoming schedule includes March 17 at Taipei International Convention Center in Taiwan and March 24 at AsiaWorld-Expo Runway11 in Hong Kong.

Ngt48's Ogino Yuka Makes A Typo In Her First Tweet

NGT48's Ogino Yuka makes a typo in her first tweet

NGT48 member Ogino Yuka has launched her own official Twitter account (@yuka_ippaiwarae).

In her first tweet, she wrote, "I started Twitter today!" There was a typo in her tweet which NGT48's official account pointed out. She responded, "It made me nervous a little bit... but I won't be discouraged if I make a typo!!!"