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  • Goto Maki holds wedding ceremony, blessed by fellow former Morning Musume members

    February 22, 2015 @ 9:44 pm

    On February 22nd, former Morning Musume member Goto Maki (29) held a wedding ceremony and reception party with her husband who she married last July.Apparently, 200 people attended the party including her fellow former Morning Musume members like, Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi, Yasuda Kei, Yaguchi Mari, Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Takahashi Ai, and Tsuji Nozomi, who blessed the couple.Regarding her wedding dress, Goto said, "I chose this dress, be

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 2/11~2/17

    February 21, 2015 @ 9:11 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of February 11th to February 17th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Attakain Dakara" - Kumamushi 02 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 03 - "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe!" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "My One" - Lead 05 - "Anata ni Koi wo Shitemimashita" - c

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  • KANA-BOON sings the new CM song for 'ANESSA'

    February 20, 2015 @ 2:44 am

    KANA-BOON's new song "Nandemonedari" has been chosen as the new CM song for Shiseido's 'ANESSA'."Nandemonedari" was written with the theme "a woman who wants everything and a man who makes fun of that." It's an uptempo tune that was written especially for the CM. KANA-BOON commented on how they felt when the tie-up was first decided, "We were very happy! We thought, 'We have to prevent our skin from damage too!'" Source: natalie

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  • Oricon Weekly Ranking for 2/9 ~ 2/15

    February 19, 2015 @ 3:18 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly ranking for February 9 to 15. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kioku / Kokoro Odoreba" - Shibutani Subaru : 2/11 (101,315)2. "Seven Deadly Sins" - MAN WITH A MISSION : 2/11 (40,802)3. "Konna ni mo" - Dream : 2/11 (18,878)4. "Never say never" - Afilia Saga : 2/11 (18,796)5. "Hana no Arch / Brand Boy" - Chu-Z : 2/11 (13,824)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "35xxxv" - ONE OK

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  • Suzuki Shihori announces her graduation from AKB48

    February 17, 2015 @ 4:21 am

    AKB48 Team K's Suzuki Shihori has announced her graduation from the group.Suzuki explained her reason for graduating, "I've found a new dream, and [I'm graduating] in order to work towards that (in order to job hunt)." While she originally joined AKB48 in pursuit of modeling, she revealed, "After joining AKB, I've experienced many different jobs and my dream has changed." As this year marks the group's 10th year since formation, she thought it wa

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  • Kanjani8's Shibutani Subaru's solo debut song tops Oricon weekly single ranking

    February 17, 2015 @ 2:56 am

    Popular group Kanjani8 member Shibutani Subaru released his solo debut single "Kioku / Kokoro Odoreba" on February 11. According to Oricon, the single sold 101,000 copies during the first week, and it topped their latest weekly single ranking.This is the first time in 8 months for a solo singer to top the single ranking since it was last achieved by Kim Hyun Joong with "HOT SUN" (released in April 2014).Both of the title tracks are the

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  • ONE OK ROCK grabs No.1 spot on Oricon weekly ranking for the first time

    February 17, 2015 @ 2:41 am

    Rock band ONE OK ROCK's new album "35xxxv" (released on February 11) sold 165,000 copies in the first week, and ranked No.1 on the Oricon weekly album ranking.As the best rank their previous works have ever gotten was second place for both singles and albums, this new album became their first chart-topping work since they made their indie debut in July 2006.With the album, they also achieved the best first week sales, which was 46,000 copies more

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  • Wentz Eiji and Koike Teppei to restart their activities as WaT

    February 15, 2015 @ 1:35 am

    Singer-songwriter duo WaT, comprised of Wentz Eiji and Koike Teppei, will be restarting their activities after 5 years. WaT first began their activities in 2002. They made their major debut with "Boku no Kimochi" in November of 2005 and appeared in NHK's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' in December of the same year. Since then, they were active through releasing CDs and holding live concerts, but due to the members' busy solo schedules they haven't been activ

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  • Goto Mariko announces hiatus

    February 15, 2015 @ 1:30 am

    Goto Mariko has announced that she will put a halt to her music activities.The singer made the announcement on February 13 via TwitCasting. Goto caused a stir when most of her live performances were canceled after her remark during her one-man live on January 23 at Akasaka BLITZ. "I wanted to say it with my own mouth," she said.  When the TwitCast began, she apologized, "I'm sorry for causing you to worry," and "I'm sorry for canceling my lives.

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  • Hoshino Mari announces her first pregnancy

    February 12, 2015 @ 3:53 pm

    On February 12, actress Hoshino Mari (33) announced that she and husband, announcer Takano Takahiro (35) are expecting their first child. Hoshino and Takano married back in September of 2011. Through her blog, the actress reported, "At this time, we have been blessed with a new life. I'm currently five months pregnant and expecting to give birth this summer."  Hoshino revealed that she's in healthy condition, "Our child is very conside

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