alan sings for Kusanagi’s “Ballad” – Tokyograph

Singer alan (21) will be providing the theme song for Takashi Yamazaki’s upcoming movie, ‘Ballad: Namonaki Koi no Uta’ (opening September 5). Although she sang the theme songs for the two ‘Red Cliff’ movies, this is her first time doing one for a Japanese film. The movie, which started shooting last year, is an adaptation …

Yui Aragaki’s new single to be released on May 27, 2009

Yui Aragaki’s (Gakky) second single release for 2009 has been announced for a May 27 release. The single, her 4th overall, is titled “Utsushi E” is composed by Kenji Kubo of the rock band Merengue and will be used as the insert song for the NTV drama “Aishiteru~Kaiyou~.” The single will have a total of …

Wallpaper: Namie Amuro makes you want to try Coca-Cola zero

We called it, and it happened! (We love it when we’re right. 😀 ) Available as of today, three wallpapers to lovely adorn your Mac/PC with from the Coca-Cola zero website featuring Namie Amuro. Also available on the site is the new CM (15 and 30-second spots) and a making of which clocks in at …

Namie Amuro to star in Coca-Cola Zero CM

Namie Amuro has her second CM appearance set for 2009. Like the Vidal Sassoon spot, the upcoming CM (set to air on the 11th of this month) for Coca-Cola zero will feature Amuro in the ad as well as her upcoming single, “WILD,” which will be released on March 18, 2009. The single will be …

Namie Amuro continues collaboration with Vidal Sassoon

Following her breakout hit singles (the album “BEST FICTION” sold 1,700,000 copies) in collaboration with Vidal Sassoon in 2008, Namie Amuro will be continuing onto 2009 with a new song “Dr.” as well as a new CM that debuted today. View the beautiful CM on the Vidal Sassoon site. The single will be released in …

Meisa Kuroki featured in Tohoshinki’s (DBSK) latest PV

UPDATE: First of all, thank you to @amy for providing a link (see comments below) to the full PV and after watching it, looks like Meisa’s not in it. I guess we’ll have to wait for the movie to make its road show start to see Meisa in her full ballet glory. 😀 Above clip …

HY’s “366日” used as the theme song to “Akai Ito”

If you should know the name of at least one indie label band from Okinawa along with all of the other things you’ve accumulated in your mind for 2008, know HY. The band, despite their continued popularity, remain unsigned to a major label (by choice) and have released a total of five albums in a …

Gackt backs “Kamen Rider” – Tokyograph

The next ‘Kamen Rider’ series, titled ‘Kamen Rider Decade,’ premieres on TV Asahi on January 25. During a press conference for the show on Thursday, it was announced that Gackt will be providing the theme song. The title of the song was not announced, but the single’s release has been scheduled for the spring. This …

Stereo Pony steps up from “Bleach” to “Gundam” – Tokyograph

The new Okinawan girls band Stereo Pony is on a roll. Last month, they released their debut single ‘Hitohira no Hanabira,’ which was used as the ending theme of the hit anime series ‘Bleach.’ Now, they will be doing the theme song for the ‘Mobile Suit Gundam 00’ series, starting on January 11. The ‘Gundam’ …

Stereo Pony to be the next big artist out of Okinawa?

I’ve seen a few of them come and go but can J-rock girl band Stereo Pony be the next big artist out of Okinawa in following the gigantic footsteps of ORANGE RANGE (OR) and HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR (HandMC)? If history is any indication, the answer should be a resounding yes, they can and that’s …