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  • Characters' visual art for upcoming 'NARUTO' stage play revealed

    December 21, 2014 @ 6:20 pm

    Kishimoto Masashi's popular manga "NARUTO" will be getting adapted into a stage play "Live Spectacle : NARUTO", and the characters' visual art have been revealed.  The characters revealed are "Uchiha Sasuke" (Played by Sato Ryuji), "Haruno Sakura" (played by Ito Yui), and "Gaara" (played by Suga Kenta). Along with them, a new image of the protagonist "Uzumaki Naruto" (played by Matsuoka Kodai) has also been released.The visual art

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  • Ichinose Ayaka and Sugimori Akane to hold gay wedding ceremony!

    December 21, 2014 @ 6:16 pm

    Talento Ichinose Ayaka and actress Sugimori Akane announced that they would be holding a wedding ceremony and reception party on April 20th next year.According to Ichinose's agency, the couple met with each other at a gay bar in Shinjuku in October 2012, and they started living together in the spring of last year.Ichinose released a comment through her agency, "We hope that same-sex marriage will be legal in Japan too, and it will be great if our

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  • Former AKB48 member Kikuchi Ayaka announces her marriage and pregnancy

    December 20, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

    On December 21, former AKB48 member Kikuchi Ayaka (21) announced on her official blog that she got married on November 22, and she is currently pregnant.She is also reporting that she appears as the house model for the next issue of a beauty magazine "MAQUIA" (to be released on the 22nd).According to sources, her husband is a 25-year-old non-celebrity man. Kikuchi met him through an acquaintance's introduction after she graduated from A

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  • 2014 Oricon Yearly 'Artist Total Sales' Ranking TOP5

    December 20, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

    Oricon has revealed its annual 'Artist Total Sales Revenue' ranking for 2014. The ranking is based on the gross total sales of CDs (both singles and albums), DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs.Check out this year's top 5 below! 1 - Arashi # 13,823,000,000 Yen (approximately $115,625,261 USD)2 - AKB48 # 13,075,000,000 Yen (approximately $109,368,465 USD)3 - Kanjani8 # 5,862,000,000 Yen (approximately $49,033,877 USD)4 - Kis-My-Ft2 # 5,258,000,000 Yen (appro

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  • 2014 Oricon Yearly Music DVD Ranking TOP50

    December 20, 2014 @ 2:16 am

    With 2014 is coming to an end, it is time for this year's Oricon yearly rankings! The TOP50 for the yearly music DVD ranking are listed below.[2014 Oricon Yearly Ranking Top 50 : Music DVD]01. ARASHI AraFes '13 NATIONAL STADIUM 2013" - Arashi : 5/21 (575,566)02. "ARASHI Live Tour 2013 'LOVE'" - Arashi : 7/30 (478,541)03. "KANJANI8 LIVE TOUR JUKE BOX" - Kanjani8 : 4/30 (231,394)04. "SNOW DOME no Yakusoku IN TOKYO DOME 2013.11.16" - Kis-My-Ft2

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  • 2014 Oricon Yearly Album Ranking TOP50

    December 20, 2014 @ 2:15 am

    With 2014 is coming to an end, it is time for this year's Oricon yearly rankings! Below are the TOP50 of the yearly album ranking, so take a look below to see who made it into the top this year. [2014 Oricon Yearly Ranking Top 50 : Albums]01. "Tsugi no Ashiato" - AKB48 : 1/22 (1,041,355)02. "Anna to Yuki no Joou Original Soundtrack : Various Artists : 3/12 (980,383)03. "THE DIGITALIAN" - Arashi : 10/22 (784,933)04. "Ballada" - Amuro Namie :

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  • 2014 Oricon Yearly Single Ranking TOP50

    December 20, 2014 @ 2:13 am

    With 2014 is coming to an end, it is time for this year's Oricon yearly rankings! Below are the TOP50 of the yearly single ranking. Take a look below to see if your favorite songs made it. [2014 Oricon Yearly Ranking Top 50 : Singles]01. "Labrador Retriever" - AKB48 : 5/21 (1,786,825)02. "Kibouteki Refrain" - AKB48 : 11/26 (1,156,706)03. "Maeshika Mukanee" - AKB48 : 2/26 (1,153,906)04. "Suzukake no Ki no Michi de 'Kimi no Hohoemi wo Yume ni

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  • Ayaka's 1st wedding song to be used in 'MyNavi Wedding' CM

    December 18, 2014 @ 12:20 pm

    Ayaka's new song "Zutto Taisetsu na Kimochi" will be used in the TV CM for wedding information website 'MyNavi Wedding'. Ayaka's first wedding song was written while she was on hiatus to celebrate her manager's marriage. Regarding the tie-up, she commented, "I couldn't be any happier if this song becomes a switch for couples, who are already married or about to get married, that whenever something happens, they will be able to assure their relati

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  • Hasegawa Jun celebrates her daughter's 2nd birthday

    December 18, 2014 @ 2:24 am

    On December 17, model Hasegawa Jun uploaded photos from her daughter's second birthday party onto her Instagram account. She wrote, "This day was very wet, cold, and windy, but for a brief moment like a gift from above we saw a rainbow," and shared pictures of cupcakes and a double rainbow. Hasegawa married a non-celebrity man in 2011 and gave birth to their daughter Ivory in December of 2012. Then in September of this year, she gave birth t

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  • S/mileage change their group name to 'ANGERME'

    December 17, 2014 @ 2:51 pm

    S/mileage has changed their group name to "ANGERME." This announcement was made during the final day of the group's tour "S/mileage Live Tour 2014 Aki ~FULL CHARGE~" held at TSUTAYA O-EAST on December 17."ANGERME" was named by member Nakanishi Kana, based off of over 10,000 submissions made by the public.Nakanishi explained, "I made up the word by combining 'ange', meaning angel in French, and 'larme' meaning tear. I have a tender image for ange

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