Kitagawa Keiko & Nishikido Ryo together in “Dakishimetai”

Kitagawa Keiko and Nishikido Ryo will be working together for the first time in the new movie “Dakishimetai” which is based on a true story set in Hokkaido’s Abashiri City.

The movie will be out next year. Kitagawa plays the role of Yamamoto Tsukasa who suffers serious injuries during a traffic accident in senior high school. She’s left paralysed on the left side of her body and has difficulty remembering things.

Nishikido plays a taxi driver Koyanagi Masami who falls for Tsukasa and subsequently marries her after overcoming many difficulties. However, Tsukasa’s death after she gives birth to their child marks a tragic end to their love story.

Crying, yet?

The story of Tsukasa was first featured in the TBS documentary “Kioku Shougai no Hanayome Saiki no Hohoemi” aired in July of 2011. It showed how the real Hagida Tsukasa battled her physical problems and gave birth.

In preparation for the role, Kitagawa has learned how to operate a wheelchair–with her right hand only. She’s also learned how to shoot in below freezing weather.

Filming will begin this month for two weeks at Abashiri.

Nishikido hopes that he can work well with Kitagawa, who’s also from the Kansai region, and they can deliver a truly great love story.

Royz New Album “Tears” and a New Live DVD

Visual Kei band Royz announced the track list of their new album “Tears” and a brand spanking new live DVD!

“Tears” will issue forth awesomeness on February 27th and comes in three versions.

Royz has also uploaded the PV preview for “Tear drop” and here it is:

01.Tear drop
02.Starry HEAVEN
11.koihanabi-Re Arrange-
12.Aerial cord (Regular Edition TYPE C)

V6 Upcoming Album, “Oh! My! Goodness!”

V6’s new album “Oh! My! Goodness!” is set to be in stores February 20th on Go-kun’s birthday!!.

This will be the group’s first album in 3 years, and it will come with three different editions.

Limited A Edition [CD+DVD]

CD Tracklist:
・only dreaming
・kEEP oN.
・親愛なる君へ (Shinai naru Kimi e)
・大人 Guyz (Otona Guyz)
・エキゾチック・トリップ (Exotic Trip)
・線香花火 (Senkou Hanabi)

DVD Tracklist:
・Supernova<MUSIC VIDEO>
・Supernova<the making>
・大人 Guyz<the making>

Limited A Edition [CD+DVD]

DVD Tracklist:
・Prologue of V6 LIVE TOUR 2013
・Interview nationwide tour after one and half years
・Album’s launch party!

Regular Edition [CD only]

SUPERRRRBBBBBBBBB~~~!!!!! ヾ(@>▽<@)ノ♡ Supernova + MV → MOST WANTED!!

“ANCAFESTA’12 SUMMER DIVE ~daikoukaijidai~” DVD coming March 27th from An Cafe

September 8th and 9th of last year marked the comeback of the popular Oshare Kei band An Cafe after a two year hiatus. If you hadn’t the chance to be there then pick up and watch the DVD!

The new release is titled “ANCAFESTA’12 SUMMER DIVE ~daikoukaijidai~" and will hit stores on March 27th. The DVD will set you back 7980 Yen, but it’s full of a ton of extra footage! It includes their live on September 8th, a backstage documentary of those show and of their world tour!

SUGIZO Releases Remix Album, “VESICA PISCES”

SUGIZO is releasing a new remix album "VESICA PISCES" on March 6th.

However, SUGIZO is not the only artist working on it…11 remixers are working together to create this awesome album.

01.CONSCIENTIA ERA (Remix by The Orb vs Youth)

02.FINAL OF THE MESSIAH (Remix by System7)

03.ENOLA GAY RELOADED (Remix by Joujouka)


05.TELL ME WHY NOT PSYCHEDELIA? (Remix by Juno Reactor)

06.THE MAD FOLLY (Remix by uvAntam a.k.a. Ubar Tmar)


08.SPIRITUAL PRANA (Remix by Dub Master X)

09.SLEEP AWAY TO SHINING (Remix by SiNE6 a.k.a. MaZDA)

10.FATIMA QUEEN (Remix by Minilogue)


Ayumi Hamasaki releases “Melody” PV

"Melody" was released on Ayu’s mini album "LOVE" on November 8th and the song was originally supposed to be released with a music video, but was cancelled before making its way to viewers.

Now Ayumi Hamasaki has revealed a short version PV preview for the song, which is the only new music video off of the singer’s upcoming album "LOVE again".

The music video is like a kaleidoscope, using multiple mirrors to create awesome kaleidoscopic effects. This also has a deeper meaning and mirrors the singer reflecting about her love life.

"LOVE again" is the 4th release of 5 monthly releases leading up to Hamasaki’s 15th anniversary. The album is her 14th full-length album.

Koda Kumi releasing 2nd Cover Album

Koda Kumi is releasing her 2nd cover album on February 2nd. The singer revealed which songs she will be covering on her album.

According to the singer, the new album is meant to be more about entertainment than anything else. "I chose a wide selection of music and challenged myself to various arrangements," she stated.

The new album will come in CD Only, CD+DVD and Limited Edition CD+DVD versions. The Limited Edition DVD will contain a bonus documentary not found on the regular edition DVD as well as a special photo book.

Koda covered a variety of songs in her previous cover album, “ETERNITY ~Love & Songs~“. One new cover on the upcoming album is pop band Kome Kome CLUB’s hit song “Shake Hip!” in an electro style.

Perfume new single releasing February 27th, “Mirai no Museum”

Perfume have revealed the jacket covers for their upcoming single, “Mirai no Museum”, which will be released on February 27th.

This song was written for the movie, ‘Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Museum’, that’s scheduled to open in theaters on March 9th. The regular edition jacket is a pop design featuring the girls dressed as detectives.

Meanwhile, the limited edition jacket is an illustration done by the animators of ‘Doraemon’. It shows the members wearing the same outfit and striking the same pose as the regular edition jacket cover.

Check them out here!