November 25th, 2011

Suga Daechwita

VK band Doremidan disbanding after 10 years

ドレミ團 (Doremidan) announced that they will be disbanding on March 20th 2012 after their last live.

On November 25th, Doremi dan have been holding their one-man live at Shibuya STAR LOUNGE titled "LIVE '11' 宇田川町にて、親愛なるキミたちへ。/ Udagawachou nite, Shinai naru Kimitachi he'". Right after they aired a special Nico Nama airing, which however only brought sad news in the end.

With the passing of March 20th, 2012, Doremi dan will be disbanding, according to the announcement made during the program.

The group had formed in 2002 centering around vocalist Makoto.
It would have been their 10th Anniversary, which however now, leaves little to celebrate.

From January 2012 Doremi dan will be going on their last tour, which will be finalized in more than one way at Akasaka BLITZ on March 20th, where all curtains will fall.

Doremi dan Last Live Tour
"Doremi dan 10th Anniversary Tour'12 '10 Nen Onkai'"
01/29 (Sun) Nagoya E.L.L
02/04 (Sat) Okayama IMAGE
02/05 (Sun) Hakata DRUMSON
02/10 (Fri) Niigata RED STAGE
02/12 (Sun) Sendai HooK
02/18 (Sat) Sapporo COLONY
02/19 (Sun) Sapporo COLONY
02/25 (Sat) Nara NEVER LAND
02/26 (Sun) OSAKA MUSE

"'10 Nen Onkai' GRAND FINAL 'The Lasty live'"
03/20 (Tue) Akasaka BLITZ

Source: Music Japan Plus
PKMN Partey Partey

Kanana and the rest of S/mileage flawlessly performs "Please Mini-skirt Postwoman!"

S/mileage performs their new single "Please Miniskirt Postwoman!" on Hello! Project☆Festival 2011 last November 23! Previously posted was their dance practice video wherein member, Kana Nakanishi seemed dazed unready - not this time though...

Youtube Source: phityannext6

Kanon!? Why so pretty :O ~ Kana tried her best... I guess XD

NINKI ratings for the week of 29/11~5/12/2011

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Note 1:

The NINKI ratings are the results of a POLL conducted by Oricon indicating degree of interest/degree of purchase intention in an upcoming release. Although the ratings are never a true reflection of sales, it does give a strong prediction about where the single/album will place in terms of popularity amongst the Japanese public. However, they are NOT an indication of how it will perform in terms of chart positioning and total sales for the week.

Note 2:

According to Oricon's note under the NINKI page, Oricon researches about 870,000 of its members by random sampling of 400 members in their 10s until 40s. 50 men and 50 women are chosen randomly to participate in each age group. (However, some popular artists have had NINKI exceeding 500, so we can only assume that Oricon has extended the polling to around 600/700 people now.)

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Rooting for Perfume and JUJU of course, as well as Yuzu and Kuu to do well. Also hoping that JUJU will finish the weekly ahead of 2PM.

Source 1, 2
  • cuizy

KAT-TUN Spring '12 Concert 'CHAIN'

Johnnys-net has announced the schedule for KAT-TUN LIVE TOUR 2012 CHAIN.
This will be the group's highly anticipated live tour after a year and half break. Their concert plans this year were cancelled due to the earthquake aftermath.

The tour dates spanning 12 cities including 3 Dome concerts are as follows:
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Of note is the 3/22 concert on the debut anniversary of the group as well as the dates earlier in the year (as opposed to the usual summer concerts) which could hint at perhaps overseas concerts later on?

hmmm I wonder if Johnny will have international fan tickets for these too?.....and what does the theme 'chain' mean? xP
J-net , ktlove

AKB48+ SPEED, and other artists to collaborate for ‘FNS Music Festival’

It’s been announced that idol groups AKB48 and SPEED will collaborate for this year’s ‘FNS Music Festival’. Both groups will come together for  SPEED’s debut song “Body & Soul“, which was made popular in 1996.

Chief producer Kikuchi Shin commented that he wanted to go back in time and have popular songs from the past done in teams, and hopes that everyone watching will enjoy them.

Other collaborations include Tokunaga Hideaki ATSUSHI (EXILE) singing “Kowarekake no Radio“; Hirai Ken Yakushimaru Hiroko singing “Woman ‘W no Higeki’ Yori“; Hikawa Kiyoshi x Gospellers singing “Kiyoshi no Zundoko Setsu“; and Wada Akiko x Tokunaga Hideaki singing “Ano Kane wo Narasu no wa Anata“. Additionally, there will be joint performances with Yuzu and Tanimura Shinji, SMAP and Kubotato Shinobu, Moritaka Chisato and Watase Maki, and Arashi and Matsushita Nao.

AnCafe - Bou Nyaa
  • hina

Mysterious visual-kei band ‘VSK’ to cover AKB48’s songs for their debut album

“Masked Visual-kei band” VSK will be releasing their debut album “GOD SONGS” on December 9th.

There’s a high level of interest surrounding this mysterious band, as details about their background have yet to be revealed. What is known for sure, however, is that VSK will be releasing a debut album whose 10 tracks cover AKB48’s top hits.

This album will be a delightful combination of visual-kei rock and idol music, which should prove to be an interesting project for both worlds to listen to once it gets released.

<”GOD SONGS” Track List>
01. Heavy Rotation
02. Iiwake Maybe
03. Ponytail to Shushu
04. Oogoe Diamond
05. 10nen Zakura
06. Beginner
08. Namida Surprise!
09. Everyday, Kachuusha
10. Aitakatta


I appreciate them calling AKB songs godly.