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  • Former NMB48 member Jo Eriko returns to the group as Kenkyuusei

    October 13, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

    On October 13th, idol group NMB48 held their 3rd anniversary commemorative live concert at Osaka-jo Hall, and there was a surprise announcement that Jo Eriko who graduated from the group to focus on her studies back in September of last year, returned to the group as a Kenkyuusei. 

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  • Morisanchu's Murakami Tomoko announces her pregnancy

    October 13, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

    Female comedy trio Morisanchu's Murakami Tomoko announced on NTV program "Sekai no Hate made Itte Q!" which was aired on October 13th, that she was pregnant with her first baby. According to Murakami, she is in the fifth month of her pregnancy, and the baby is expected to be born in the end of March. She will go on maternity leave after considering her condition, and is planning to make a comeback after giving birth.Murakami married to a no

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  • KAT-TUN talks about their future activities as a quartet

    October 13, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    KAT-TUN members made their TV appearance for the first time after the announcement of a former member Tanaka Koki's withdrawal, and talked about their future activities. Their appearance which was via recorded video, was on NTV's live broadcasting program "Shu-ichi" which a member Nakamaru Yuichi appears as a regular.In the video, the 4 members first apologized for the recent uproar, and expressed their thoughts, but by the end, they said bright

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  • Yaguchi Mari announces her indefinite hiatus

    October 13, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

    On October 13th, talento Yaguchi Mari announced, via her agency, that she would go on hiatus for a while. According to the announcement, the period for her hiatus is currently undecided.Back in May, there was a report of Yaguchi's illicit affair with a male model, and on the 30th of the same month, she filed for divorce from Nakamura Masaya. After that, she left her regular shows one after another with her poor health as the reason cite

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/02~10/08

    October 10, 2013 @ 1:31 am

    Recochoku has updated its weekly charts for the week of October 2nd to October 8th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Neonlight Lipstick" - Amuro Namie 02 - "Sayonara" - Nishino Kana 03 - "No Limit" - EXILE 04 - "Arigatou no Wa" - Ayaka 05 - "Gomennasai no Kissing You" - E-girls 06 - "Hatsukoi" - Flower 07 - "Manazashi"

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  • Oricon Monthly Charts for September 2013

    October 9, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    Oricon has revealed their monthly charts for September of 2013.Check out the results below. [Single Monthly Ranking]1. "Melon Juice" - HKT48 : 9/4 (287,245)2. "EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisurutame~" - EXILE : 4/3 (179,123)3. "SCREAM" - Tohoshinki : 9/4 (143,799)4. "Hiri Hiri no Hana" - Not yet : 9/25 (107,578)5. "Mabataki" - Domoto Tsuyoshi : 9/11 (105,526)6. "No Limit" - EXILE : 9/25 (75,132)7. "Time Machine nante Iranai" - Maeda Atsuko : 9/18

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  • Johnny & Associates cancels exclusive contract with Tanaka Koki, KAT-TUN becomes a 4-member group

    October 9, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    On October 9th, Johnny & Associates, Inc. announced the cancellation of their exclusive contract with KAT-TUN's Tanaka Koki as of September 30. Therefore, KAT-TUN is now a 4-member group. Below is the translation for the announcement posted on Johnny's net website."We have decided to cancel our exclusive contract with KAT-TUN's Tanaka Koki as of September 30th, due to his repeated violation of the company rules. KAT-TUN will continue their activ

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 9/30 ~ 10/6

    October 9, 2013 @ 5:15 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for September 30 to October 6. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kamonegikkusu" - NMB48 : 10/2 (374,644)2. "Gomennasai no Kissing You" - E-girls : 10/2 (73,332)3. "Ainaru Hou e" - Akanishi Jin : 10/2 (42,263)4. "Motto Zutto Issho ni Itakatta / ROCK Erotic" - Berryz Kobo : 10/2 (36,950)5. "Jigoku de Naze Warui" - Hoshino Gen : 10/2 (25,355)(Check out the full ranking here.)-----[Album Weekly Rank

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  • The top star of Takarazuka Revue's Flower Troupe, Ranju Tomu to leave the revue next year

    October 8, 2013 @ 3:44 pm

    It was announced that Ranju Tomu, the top star of Flower Troupe in the all-female musical theater troupe, Takarazuka Revue, will be leaving the troupe in May of 2014. On October 8th, she held a press conference in Osaka to address her leave. "I'm full of gratitude that I have been supported and cheered by many people over the past 18 years. I would like to accomplish as 'Otokoyaku (= male role), Ranju Tomu', and to show the great performance unt

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  • SMAP to provide Hello Kitty 40th anniversary song

    October 8, 2013 @ 4:54 am

    SMAP's new song "Hello" has been chosen as Hello Kitty's official 40th anniversary song. This song was written and composed by Ozaki Sekaikan of creephyp. To celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary in 2014, Sanrio is currently planning various events with the theme "give ARIGATO HUG YOU♥to that person. Thank you. Gyu♥". SMAP's new song expresses a feeling of gratitude to coincide this theme. "Hello" will be used in Sanrio's mini-program 'FOR YOU

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