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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/15~7/21

    July 25, 2015 @ 10:09 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of July 15th to July 21st. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Summer Madness feat. Afrojack" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "PLAYBACK" - JUJU 03 - "I Really Like You" - Carly Rae Jepsen 04 - "Be Brave" - EXILE ATSUSHI + AI 05 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - N

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 7/13 ~ 7/19

    July 22, 2015 @ 7:32 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for July 13 to 19. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Durian Shounen" - NMB48 : 7/15 (371,276)2. "Bokutachi wa Hitotsu no Hikari / Future style" - μ's : 7/15 (96,150)3. "SAY YEAH!!" - DOBERMAN INFINITY : 7/15 (36,453)4. "Cheering You!!!" - Idoling!!! : 7/15 (30,470)5. "Soushisouai☆destination" - Fairies : 7/15 (27,989)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1.

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  • NMB48's latest single debuts at No.1 on Oricon weekly ranking

    July 21, 2015 @ 10:35 am

    Popular idol group NMB48's 12th single "Durian Shounen" (released on July 15) debuted at No.1 on Oricon's weekly single ranking with the first week sales of 371,000 copies. This marks the group's tenth chart-topping single. Up until now, only 4 female groups have reached ten No.1 singles, which include Morning Musume, AKB48, SKE48, and Nogizaka46, so NMB48 became the 5th female group to achieve it.For this single, 18-year-old Suto Ririka serves

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  • DREAMS COME TRUE tops Oricon weekly album ranking 2 weeks in a row

    July 21, 2015 @ 10:34 am

    Popular unit DREAMS COME TRUE's best-of album "DREAM COME TRUE THE BEST! Watachi no Dorikamu", which went on sale on July 7, sold 120,000 copies in its second week, topping Oricon's weekly ranking two weeks in a row. This marks the first time in over 21 years for the duo to grab the No.1 spot for two consecutive weeks with their album. They last did with "MAGIC", which was released in December of 1993.This is the sixth album this year that's sol

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  • Perfume's new song 'TOKIMEKI LIGHTS' used in CM for 'Chocola BB"

    July 21, 2015 @ 2:40 am

    The new CM series for Eisai's 'Chocola BB' has started airing on July 20. The CM features Perfume's new song "TOKIMEKI LIGHTS".  The new CM comes in 2 versions "GOOD Chocola MORNING" and "Kiite yo Chocola!". Chocolate BB's website features the two CMs, as well as a web limited CM that links the two CMs. You can check them out here. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Every Little Thing's agency comments on Mochida Kaori's marriage reports

    July 20, 2015 @ 6:06 pm

    It was recently reported that Every Little Thing vocalist Mochida Kaori (37) would be getting married to a non-celebrity man this fall. Her agency neither confirmed nor denied the reports saying, "We leave her private life up to her."  According to the reports, Mochida's future husband is a sports narrator in his early thirties. The two became close after Mochida ran the full marathon in Hawaii last year. Every Little Thing guitarist Ito Ichiro

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  • Maeda Atsuko apologizes for causing a minor car accident

    July 20, 2015 @ 4:48 pm

    On July 20, actress Maeda Atsuko updated her Twitter account and apologized for a recent minor car accident that she caused.She wrote, "At this time, I would like to sincerely apologize for troubling and worrying persons involved in a minor car accident caused by my vehicle. I'm am terribly sorry for causing this trouble."According to reports, the accident happened on July 19 around 5:15 pm at Sotobori Street in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. The front pas

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  • Inoue Waka gives birth to a baby girl

    July 19, 2015 @ 10:51 pm

    Actress Inoue Waka (35) has given birth to her first child, a baby girl. This was announced on July 19th by Inoue's agency via fax. According to the announcement, Inoue's daughter was born on the 18th weighing 3,108 grams (6 lbs 13 oz). Both mother and baby are in healthy condition.  Inoue married film director Iizuka Ken (36) in May of 2012. This January, she revealed, "We as a couple have been blessed with a new l

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  • AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka announces graduation

    July 19, 2015 @ 10:49 pm

    AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka has announced her graduation from the group.On July 19th, she updated her official blog and announced, "I, Kuramochi Asuka, will graduate from AKB48." Her graduation concert will be held on August 17th.Kuramochi, who was appointed as captain for Team B during the team shuffle in February of last year, explained, "As I have never experienced being a captain before, everyday was fresh and everyday was a learning ex

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  • Unicorn's Kawanishi Koichi suffers a stroke

    July 18, 2015 @ 8:32 am

    It's been reported that rock band Unicorn drummer Kawanishi Koichi has suffered a stroke. Consequently, the band will be canceling their appearances in festivals and events this summer. In an entry titled "Announcement of Cancellation of Summer Event Appearances" on their official website, Unicorn revealed, "According to instructions from the doctor, he requires about 2 months of recuperation. Thus we are canceling all of our appearance

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