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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/15~10/21

    October 24, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 15th to October 21st. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "C.O.S.M.O.S. ~Akizakura~" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "BRIGHTER DAY" - Amuro Namie 03 - "Suki" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 05 - "Last Scene" - JUJU 06 - "Netsujou no Spectrum

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  • Arashi becomes the first artist to top Ori★Suta's 'favorite artist ranking' 5 years in a row

    October 24, 2014 @ 12:24 pm

    Entertainment magazine 'Ori★Suta' has revealed the results of their 2014 "favorite artist" ranking. Popular group Arashi came in first place again this year, followed by Mr.Children, B'z, Ikimonogakari, and Utada Hikaru. This marks Arashi's 5th year in a row to top the ranking, making them the first artist to achieve this feat. Besides the overall ranking, Arashi also topped the "overall women", "overall teens", "overall twenties", "women in the

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  • Actor Ito Hideaki to get married

    October 23, 2014 @ 2:35 am

    Actor Ito Hideaki (39) will be getting married to a company employee 8 years his junior (31). The couple is expected to submit their marriage registration on October 24. On October 22, Ito sent a handwritten letter to media outlets via his agency. He announced, "This is a personal matter, but I would like to humbly announce that I will register my marriage on October 24. My partner is a former company employee, a non-celebrity woman who I've

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  • Sashihara Rino expresses her intention of remaining in HKT48

    October 23, 2014 @ 1:19 am

    On October 22, HKT48's Sashihara Rino made a live appearance on Nippon Broadcast's 'AKB48 no All Night Nippon' where she talked with producer Akimoto Yasushi about the week's theme 'Kinkyuu Dougi. Sashihara wa AKB ni Modoru no ka?' (translated as: 'An emergency resolution. Will Sashihara return to AKB?').After her dating scandal, Sashihara was transferred from AKB48 to HKT48 in June of 2012. Regarding the topic, she showed her intentions of remai

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/13 ~ 10/19

    October 22, 2014 @ 2:56 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for October 13 to 19. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Itta Janai ka / CloveR" - Kanjani8 : 10/15 (271,021)2. "TIKI BUN / Shabadaba Doo~ / Mikaeri Bijin" - Morning Musume.'14 : 10/15 (135,109)3. "C.O.S.M.O.S. ~Akizakura~" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE : 10/15 (120,918)4. "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI : 10/15 (85,055)5. "Kindan no Resistance" - Mizuki Nana : 10/15 (40,018)(C

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu reveals that she's stopped disguising herself when going out

    October 21, 2014 @ 2:36 pm

    On October 21, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu revealed through her Twitter that she's stopped disguising herself when going out. "I went out for a little while today. I walked a lot. To walk openly is a good thing. I haven't disguised myself, nor wore a mask in a week," she said.今日は少しお出かけした。たくさん歩いた。堂々と歩くことは良いこと。なんかもう1週周って変装もマスクもしなくなった。— きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ (@pamyurin) October 20, 2014 Recently, tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY' reported that Kyary has been secretly m

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  • Minami Akina refutes plastic surgery rumors

    October 21, 2014 @ 2:43 am

    On October 19, talento Minami Akina (25) appeared on NTV's program 'Gyouretsu no Dekiru Houritsu Soudansho' (roughly translated as 'Very Popular Legal Information Centers') where she refuted rumors of plastic surgery. Recently, pictures of Minami from her elementary, intermediate, and high school graduation albums have surfaced on the internet. She was told by friends that there were comments on pictures saying, "Her face is completely diffe

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  • Fans argue about Itano Tomomi current weight

    October 20, 2014 @ 12:22 pm

    On October 20, former AKB48 member Itano Tomomi revealed her current weight through her official Twitter account. Itano tweeted, "I lost weight!" and attached a photo of herself standing on a scale. The picture features the singer's bony feet and a scale that reads "36.8 kg" (80.96 lbs). 体重減った‼︎ #ツアーで痩せた予感 #食べるぞ pic.twitter.com/bEiq8isowF— 板野友美 (@tomo_coco73) October 20, 2014 Fans showed their concerned over Itano'

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  • Actress Nakagawa Anna passes away from endometrial cancer

    October 19, 2014 @ 6:27 pm

    On October 18, it was reported that actress Nakagawa Anna passed away from endometrial cancer (also referred to as uterine cancer). She was 49 years old.According to reports, Nakagawa passed away on October 17 at 8:40 am at a Tokyo hospital. She had been fighting against cancer while receiving treatment from her home. Her wake and funeral will be held with close relatives. Nakagawa made her acting debut in 1988 with the movie 'Tonko' ('The Silk R

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  • Former Idoling!!!'s Takiguchi Mira gives birth to her first child

    October 18, 2014 @ 10:06 pm

    Former Idoling!!! member Takiguchi Mira (25) gave birth to her first child. This was announced through a fax to media outlets by her agency on October 18. According to the announcement, Takiguchi gave birth to a 2952 gram (6 lb 8 oz) baby boy on October 17. Both mother and baby are in healthy condition. Takiguchi's husband, professional baseball player Moriyama Makoto (33) was there to witness the birth of their son. On h

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