Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku's new album "MUSiC" (March 13 release) will include their collaboration song with Momoiro Clover Z, "COLOR feat. Momoiro Clover Z."
Momoclo is a senpai group to Ebichu under Stardust Promotion's idol section 'Stardust Planet.' While they have worked together in Stardust Promotion's idol projects, this will be their first time working together alone. "COLOR feat. Momoiro Clover Z" is produced by Tamura Ayumi, who has worked on many of Ebichu's songs.
On participating in the album, Momoclo commented, "Ebichu-chan, congratulations on your 10th anniversary! While we debuted around the same time, we've went down separate paths, but we are able to collaborate for the first time and look forward to singing together at a live one day!"
It's been revealed that Shibasaki Kou will be doing a Japanese cover of Maroon5's popular song "Maps." It will be released digitally on February 20.
The song will be produced by Jazztronik's Nozaki Ryota. Shibasaki commented, "As a listener of Maroon5, I feel very honored to do an official cover. With arrangement done by Jazztronik's Nozaki Ryota-san, there will be new sounds incorporated into the original melody, but the lyrics will have the same worldview."
King & Prince's new song "Kaze ni Nore" will be used as the new CM song for Benesse Corporation's 'Shinken Zemi' starting February 8.
The CM stars comedian Degawa Tetsuro who shows the appeal of the evolution of Shinken Zemi's teaching materials. The CM song "Kaze ni Nore" will be included in King & Prince's new single "Kimi wo Matteru" to drop on March 20. On this song, the group commented, "There are days when you want to give up. But you are not alone. You always have family or friends by your side. We recorded 'Kaze ni Nore' hoping that it would support those whoa re chasing after their dreams."
NMB48 will hold a Kinki tour called 'NMB48 Kinki Juuban Shoubu 2019' from March to April.
It's been about seven years since the group last toured the Kinki Region. They are scheduled to hold seven shows in Osaka, one in Wakayama, and two in Hyogo. The members will be performing with their new teams as the team shuffle will be effective as of March.
On February 6, former Momoiro Clover Z member Ariyasu Momoka updated her Twitter account revealing that she is dating a doctor with marriage in mind.
Ariyasu also revealed that she was interviewed by a tabloid magazine the other day regarding this matter. "I actually wanted to inform everybody at a better timing for myself, but I didn't want incorrect information spreading to everybody, so I decided to let you know before the start of my lives in March," she said.
The PV for HYDE's new song "ZIPANG" has been uploaded onto YouTube.
This is the title track to HYDE's latest single released on February 6. It's a ballad song in which YOSHIKI (X JAPAN) participates on piano. The PV was shot at Kyoto's Toji Temple, which is registered as a World Heritage Site. The Limited Edition B DVD will contain this PV as well as a documentary footage.