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  • NMB48 & HKT48's documentary films to be released simultaneously in 2016

    July 29, 2015 @ 10:42 am

    The release date for NMB48 and HKT48's documentary films, tentatively titled "DOCUMENTARY of NMB48" and "DOCUMENTARY of HKT48", has been postponed. Both films are now scheduled to open in theaters on January 29, 2016. NMB48 and HKT48's documentary films are currently in the making. The release date was postponed as they wished to create films of even higher quality. HKT48's documentary film will be directed by Sashihara Rino, while NMB

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  • Yuzu become marionettes in PV for 'Owaranai Uta'

    July 29, 2015 @ 10:40 am

    Yuzu have revealed the PV for their new song "Owaranai Uta". "Owaranai Uta" is the title track to the duo's new single that's slated for release on August 12. Directed by Kamatani Sojiro, the PV features the members as marionettes performing with mechanical devices.Source & Image: natalie

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  • SMAP to release 55th single on CD debut day

    July 29, 2015 @ 10:40 am

    It's been revealed that SMAP will release a new single on September 9.SMAP's 55th single will be released in preparation of their 25th CD debut anniversary in 2016. The release date, September 9, also marks the release of the group's debut single "Can't Stop!! -LOVING-". The upcoming single will be released in 3 different types: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. More details will be revealed soon, so stay tuned! 

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  • Orion Weekly Charts for 7/20 ~ 7/26

    July 29, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    Oricon has revealed the weekly chart for July 20 to 26. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Taiyou Knock" - Nogizaka46 : 7/22 (609,202)2. "Nana Korobi Ya Oki / Gashin Shoutan / Mahou Tsukai Sally" - ANGERME : 7/22 (42,663)3. "Exterminate" - Mizuki Nana : 7/22 (38,244)4. "Don't Stop the Music" - EXILE SHOKICHI : 7/22 (36,583)5. "Stamp!" - SCANDAL : 7/22 (20,752)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "DREAMS

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  • Frenetic Japanese rock band Gacharic Spin to play a special U.S. concert at 2015 J-POP SUMMIT

    July 29, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    Leading Japanese record label Victor Entertainment Corp. has announced the first-ever West Coast U.S. live show by recording artist Gacharic Spin. The frenetic all-girl rock band comes to San Francisco on Saturday August 8 for a special one-night-only concert at the 2015 J-POP SUMMIT. Celebrating its 5th anniversary this year, Gacharic Spin is a true force of musical power and renowned as one of the most aggressive and flambo

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  • DREAMS COME TRUE's album grabs No.1 spot on Oricon weekly chart for the 3rd consecutive week

    July 29, 2015 @ 2:46 am

    Popular unit DREAMS COME TRUE's best-of album "DREAM COME TRUE THE BEST! Watachi no Dorikamu", released on July 7, grabbed the No.1 spot on Oricon's weekly album ranking once again, after selling 80,000 copies. This is the third consecutive week for the album to top the chart, and now its accumulative sales have reached 544,000 copies. This marks the 6th album released in this year, to surpass 500,000 copies in sales, after "PLANET SEVEN" b

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  • 22 girls pass NGT48's 1st generation member audition

    July 29, 2015 @ 2:45 am

    On July 25, the final screening to choose the first generation members of NGT48, AKB48's upcoming sister group based in Niigata, was held in Nagaoka city, Niigata. After the first (document screening) and second (interview) examinations, a total of 74 candidates participated in the final screening, which tested their dancing and singing skills. As a result 22 girls passed the audition. The oldest winner is 20, while the youngest is 12 years old.

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 7/25~7/26

    July 28, 2015 @ 4:50 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – July 25th/July 26th 01 (01) HERO (Weeks: 02) 02 (02) The Boy and the Beast (Weeks: 03) 03 (04) Inside Out (Weeks: 02) 04 (03) Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (Weeks: 02) 05 (05) Terminator Genisys (Weeks: 03) 06 (06) Avengers: Age of Ultron (Weeks: 04) 07 (07) Love Live! The Schoo

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  • Nogizaka46's 'Taiyou Knock' achieves their highest first week sales

    July 28, 2015 @ 3:22 pm

    Idol group Nogizaka46 released their 12th single "Taiyou Knock" back on July 22.According to Oricon, the single has sold well, making "Taiyou Knock" their best selling single for the first week. It sold 609,000 copies, and it topped Oricon's newest weekly single chart. This is the 11th consecutive chart-topping single for the group which allowed them to stand at third place for the record of "the number of consecutive No.1 singles" (for female g

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  • SCANDAL to release a new single in September

    July 28, 2015 @ 10:50 am

    SCANDAL have announced that they will release a new single titled "Sisters" on September 9.The girls made the announcement on July 23 during their LINE broadcast 'LIVE CAST'. They talked about their latest single "Stamp!" for about 700,000 fans.  The title track "Sisters" is a rock tune written by RINA (Dr, Vo) and composed by MAMI (G, Vo). More details will be revealed at a later date. SCANDAL's label's official website is curren

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