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  • AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka to make her 1st solo appearance in a musical

    March 31, 2015 @ 6:27 pm

    AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka will star in theater troupe Mitsuboshi Kitchen's musical 'DREAM'.This will be Kuramochi's first time appearing in a musical by herself. 'DREAM' is a "human dramatic musical" that takes place at a local supermarket in a small town near Tokyo. 'DREAM' will run from June 17 to 21 in Tokyo, then from June 27 to 28 in Osaka. Tickets are available for purchase now via PlayGuide.Take a look at the schedule below![DREAM]Wedne

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 3/28~3/29

    March 31, 2015 @ 5:22 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – March 28th/March 29th 01 (02) Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Space Heroes (Weeks: 04) 02 (01) Assassination Classroom (Weeks: 02) 03 (03) Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (Weeks: 02) 04 (05) Strobe Edge (Weeks: 03) 05 (04) Into the Woods (Weeks: 03) 06 (00) Jupiter Ascending (Weeks: 01) 07 (06)

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  • Arashi's new single to be the theme song for Aiba Masaki's starring drama

    March 31, 2015 @ 3:12 pm

    Arashi's new single "Aozora no Shita, Kimi no Tonari" will be released on May 13.The title song will be the theme song to Fuji TV's upcoming drama 'Youkoso, Wagaya e', starring member Aiba Masaki (premieres on April 13 at 9:00 pm). Its PV and making video will be included in the limited edition DVD.In addition, the limited edition will come with 1 coupling track, while the regular edition will come with 2. Furthermore, the regular edition will co

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  • Matsu Takako & Sahashi Yoshiyuki welcome their 1st child

    March 31, 2015 @ 1:25 pm

    It's been reported that Matsu Takako and husband Sahashi Yoshiyuki have welcomed their 1st child together.  Matsu uploaded a handwritten message onto her official website and announced the birth of a 3,466 g (7 lb 10 oz) baby girl. She expressed, "I am full of gratitude that she was born without any problems, and also grateful to everyone who has supported me."Congratulations to the new parents!Source & Image: natalie

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 achieve 13th consecutive No.1 single since their debut

    March 31, 2015 @ 2:59 am

    Popular group Kis-My-Ft2's 13th single "Kiss Damashii" was released on March 25.According to Oricon, it sold 356,000 copies in the first week and allowed the group to top its latest weekly single ranking again. This is the group's 13th consecutive No.1 single since their debut song "Everybody Go" (released in August 2011). As all their albums (4 albums) have also been topping the chart since the first one, the group's total number of N

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  • EXILE mark their 16th No.1 album

    March 31, 2015 @ 2:58 am

    Popular group EXILE released their first original album in 3 years and 3 months, "19 -Road to AMAZING WORLD-" on March 25. During the first week, the album sold 204,000 copies, and it topped Oricon's latest weekly album ranking.This is the group's 6th consecutive and 16th in total chart-topping album. With this, they are now on the second place for the total number of No.1 albums, which is the tied record with KinKi Kids. (First place goes t

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  • URBANGARDE releases LINE stickers worldwide

    March 31, 2015 @ 2:55 am

    Japanese "Trauma Techno-Pop" band URBANGARDE have released a series of LINE stickers for the popular messaging app featuring imagery from their catalog of mind-bending, counter-culture videos including "Sayonara Subculture", "Sakura Memento", and "Tokai no Alice".URBANGARDE will make their USA performance debut at A-Kon in Dallas, TX, in June of 2015.LINE sticker previews and info:https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1121360/en 

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  • Nakada Yuji, BONNIE PINK & more participate in Superfly's new album

    March 31, 2015 @ 2:49 am

    The details on Superfly's new album "WHITE" have been unveiled.Scheduled for release on May 27, Superfly's upcoming album will contain a total of 14 songs including "Ai wo Karada ni Fukikonde", which was used as the theme song for TV Asahi's drama 'Doctor X', and "Live", which was the theme song for movie 'Yamikin Ushijima-kun Part 2'. It will also include "A・HA・HA", a song produced by Chris Cester of Australian rock band Jet. "A・HA・HA

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  • Kojima Haruna, Kawaei Rina & Iriyama Anna to sit out the 'AKB48 Senbatsu General Election'

    March 31, 2015 @ 2:48 am

    It's been revealed that Kojima Haruna, Kawaei Rina, and Iriyama Anna will not run as candidates in 'The 7th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election' to be held on June 6 at Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome. The reception desk for candidacy closed on March 29 at 10:00 pm. NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka was the last to submit her notification for candidacy at 8:39 pm.Kojima, who ranked within the top 10 all 6 times in the General Election, has pulled out of the race. Follow

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  • 'Nogizaka tte Doko?' to end its broadcast

    March 31, 2015 @ 2:47 am

    It's been announced that Nogizaka46's regular program 'Nogizakka tte Doko?' will end its broadcast.  Since its first episode aired in October of 2011, 'Nogizaka tte Doko?' has received favorable reputation for its various projects and talk segments featuring the MC Bananaman and the Nogizaka46 members. On its March 30 episode, Bananaman made the announcement that the program will be coming to an end. While the day of its final broadcast has not

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