Chara, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION schedule new releases

Chara releases a new album, tentatively titled Honey, on June 25, so says The new album arrives a year and 4 months after her previous album, Union. Honey contains 12 songs with production from Kameda Seiji, Shimada Masanori, and Noda Youjirou from RADWIMPS. The pre-release singles "TROPHY" and "Cherry Cherry" are expected to be included on the album, as well as new tracks "Hoku no Koto wo Shitte" and the News Zero theme song, "call me". A limited edition first pressing includes a DVD with video clips.

ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION quickly follows up the release of World World World with a mini-album, titled Mada Minu Ashita ni, on June 11. According to, Mada Minu Ashita does not have an overall concept the way World World World does. The six-track mini-album has been described as containing fast rockers and medium-tempo ballads. The band embarks on a tour to promote both albums at the end of April.