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  • Odagiri Joe & Kashii Yuu celebrate the birth of their 2nd child

    April 18, 2014 @ 5:00 am

    It's been reported that actor Odagiri Joe's (38) wife, actress Kashii Yuu (27), gave birth to their second child, a baby boy.   Kashii's agency announced that she hopes to return to work as soon as possible while adjusting her physical condition and child-rearing situation. The couple do not plan on revealing the birth date, time, location, and name of their new son. Odagiri and Kashii got married on their birthday, February 16 of

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  • Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku perform first-ever group-only live at the Nippon Budokan before 3 members leave

    April 18, 2014 @ 2:33 am

    On April 15, Momoiro Clover Z's "little sister" idol group Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku performed 27 songs at their first ever group-only Nippon Budokan live concert.This marked the group's final performance with members Mizuki (17), Anno Natsu (16), and Suzuki Hirono (16); the three are leaving the group or "transferring schools" to focus solely on acting.  Mizuki teared up as she said, "Ebi-chuu was my adolescence," while Suzuki declared decisively

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  • Kitagawa Keiko performs with Momoiro Clover Z

    April 17, 2014 @ 5:16 pm

    On April 16th, Kitagawa Keiko and Momoiro Clover Z's special unit 'Kimoclo' performed at an event for 'Akumu-chan The Movie' (to be released May 3).   While 'Kimoclo' is a special unit for the NTV special drama 'Akumu-chan Special', they made a special appearance on this day. Kitagawa, whose image color is "black", wore the same uniform as the girls of Momoiro Clover Z. She introduced herself, "My role is wicked ♪ my costume

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  • Oshima Yuko makes surprise appearance at last day of Team K's stage performance

    April 17, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

    On April 16th, Oshima Yuko made a surprise appearance at the last day of Team K's stage performance 'Saishuu Bell ga Naru' at AKB48 Theater. This marked her first time on the stage since March 20th.  On this day, the performance was held as a farewell ceremony to Chikano Rina, whose transfer to JKT48 was announced during the big team shuffle in February. Oshima appeared towards the end of the performance, and reflected upon her days as captain o

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 4/7 ~ 4/13

    April 17, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

    Oricon has revealed its comic chart for April 7th to the 13th. Check out the top 5 below! 1. "Shingeki no Kyojin", Volume 13 - Isayama Hajime : (1,130,508)2. "Shingeki no Kyojin", Volume 13 Limited Edition - Isayama Hajime : (270,272)3. "Chihayafuru", Volume 24 - Suetsugu Yuki : (155,401)4. "Shingeki no Kyojin Kuinaki Sentaku", Volume 1 - written Isayama Hajime / illustrated by Suruga Hikaru : (140,186)5. "Haikyuu!!", Volume 10 - Furudate Haruic

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  • NICO Touches the Walls to release new single 'Tenchi Gaeshi'

    April 17, 2014 @ 3:08 am

    It's been revealed that NICO Touches the Walls will be releasing their new single "Tenchi Gaeshi" on June 11. The single's title track is currently being used as the ending theme for the MBS/TBS anime 'Haikyu!!'. On his blog, Mitsumura Tatsuya (Vo, G) commented, "Following 'Rawhide', this is a new song that we made as a weapon for 2014, which is NICO Touches the Walls' attack year. Anyhow, it is loaded with important parts from the intro, an

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  • babyraids reveal PV for 'Bucchake Rock'n Hacchake Roll'

    April 17, 2014 @ 2:43 am

    babyraids have revealed the PV for their new song "Bucchake Rock'n Hacchake Roll". "Bucchake Rock'n Hacchake Roll" will be released together with "Baby Step" as babyraids' first double A-side single on May 14. The song was written by rock band Dohatsuten's Masuko Naozumi and composed by Kamiharako Tomoyasu.  The PV features babyraids energetically dancing to the rock'n'roll number. It follows a comical story li

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  • Kuraki Mai to hold 15th anniversary nationwide tour

    April 17, 2014 @ 2:40 am

    Kuraki Mai will be holding a live tour titled "15th Anniversary Mai Kuraki Live Project 2014 BEST 'Ikki Ikkai' ~FUN FUN FUN☆彡~".In December, Kuraki will celebrate her 15th anniversary. She will kick off her upcoming tour at live houses with the intention to return to the beginning of her career. Currently, 8 shows have been announced from June to August. Then she will hold concerts at hall venues as well as overseas. Additionally, Kuraki is

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 4/7 ~ 4/13

    April 17, 2014 @ 1:56 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for April 7th to the 13th. Check out the results below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Yes we are / Koko Kara" - SMAP : 4/9 (138,968)2. "Honoo to Mori no Carnival" - SEKAI NO OWARI : 4/9 (66,469)3. "Kizuitara Kataomoi" - Nogizaka46 : 4/2 (24,668)4. "Shimane Koi Tabi" - Mizumori Kaori : 4/9 (15,891)5. "TOKI" - Da-iCE : 4/9 (15,107)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "HUMAN" - Fukuyama Ma

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 4/12~4/13

    April 16, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – April 12/13 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 05) 02 (00) Crows Explode (Weeks: 01) 03 (02) Eiga Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyou (Weeks: 06) 04 (03) Heisei Riders vs. Showa Riders (Weeks: 03) 05 (00) L-DK (Weeks: 01) 06 (04) The Snow White Murder Case (Weeks: 03) 07 (05) Team Batista Final Kerberos no S

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