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  • Dream & E-girls' Ami to make her solo debut this summer

    April 30, 2015 @ 1:55 pm

    It's been revealed that Dream and E-girls member Ami will be making her solo debut this summer.This announcement was made on April 29 at the finale of E-girls' nationwide tour 'E-girls LIVE TOUR 2015: COLORFUL WORLD' at Saitama Super Arena. During the encore, the screen on stage displayed "Ami to make her solo debut this summer", which brought loud cheers among the crowd. The reason for Ami's solo debut is to further E-girls activities. More deta

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  • Nonami Maho announces her 2nd pregnancy

    April 30, 2015 @ 3:30 am

    On April 30, actress Nonami Maho (34) announced her second pregnancy through her agency's official website. Nonami reported, "At this time, I would like to announce that I have been blessed with a second child. I'm currently 5-months pregnant, and my expected delivery date is this fall." She continued to express, "I was hoping for a sibling for my daughter, so I'm filled with happiness right now." Finally, she wrote, "While taking

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  • Nogizaka46's Hashimoto Nanami reveals injury to her left wrist

    April 30, 2015 @ 3:28 am

    On April 28, Nogizaka46 member Hashimoto Nanami updated her official blog and revealed that she has an injury to her left arm.She began, "I have something to tell you today," and continued by reporting her condition, "I can't move my left wrist since about 3 days ago." While she hasn't revealed what's caused this to happen, it appears that her condition is under control. She's already made a visit to the doctor and is on her way to recovery.

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  • Is Matsuda Shota dating model Akimoto Kozue?

    April 29, 2015 @ 3:56 pm

    It was recently reported that actor Matsuda Shota (29) and model Akimoto Kozue (27) are romantically involved. Both agencies, however, denied the reports and claimed that they're just friends. Matsuda's agency explained, "Upon confirming with Matsuda, she is one of his good friends. There are times when they go out to eat, but they are not lovers." Similarly, Akimoto's agency said, "He is one of her good friends."   According to sources, Matsuda

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  • Takei Emi & EXILE TAKAHIRO rumored to be dating

    April 29, 2015 @ 3:45 am

    On the April 27th issue of weekly gossip magazine 'Flash', it was reported that EXILE's TAKAHIRO (30) and actress Takei Emi (21) are in a romantic relationship.The magazine published photos of TAKAHIRO visiting Takei's home at midnight earlier this month. The two co-starred in NTV's drama 'Senryokugai Sousakan' last year, then teamed up again for its drama special.  Takei's agency confirmed that they had a hot pot party at Takei's home, then TAK

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 4/20 ~ 4/26

    April 29, 2015 @ 3:42 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for April 20 to 26. Take a look at the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "12-byou" - HKT48 : 4/22 (277,916)2. "Hello,world! / Colony" - BUMP OF CHICKEN : 4/22 (150,417)3. "STORM RIDERS feat.SLASH" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE : 4/22 (107,685)4. "Angel Blossom" - Mizuki Nana : 4/22 (39,623)5. "Mi wa μ'sic no mi" - μ's : 4/22 (32,652)(Check out the full results here.)===[Al

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  • Johnny's WEST's 1st anniversary album tops Oricon weekly ranking

    April 28, 2015 @ 3:15 am

    Seven-member group Johnny's WEST released their first anniversary album "Paripipo" on April 22, and during the first week of its release, it's sold 81,000 copies, topping Oricon weekly album ranking!This is the group's second consecutive 'No.1' album since their first one "go WEST Yo-i Don!" (released in August 2014). As reported previously, this album contains all new songs. With this album, they will kick off their first concert tour "Johnny's

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  • HKT48 mark their 5th consecutive No.1 single

    April 28, 2015 @ 3:12 am

    Idol group HKT48's fifth single "12 Byou", which was released on April 22, topped Oricon's latest weekly ranking. The first week sales for this single was 277,916 copies, which marked the group's highest sales for the release week. HKT48 have been the record holder for the number of consecutive chart-topping singles since debut (for female artist), but their fifth one topped the chart again, renewing their own record to 5 consecutive single

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  • Odagiri Joe and Kashii Yuu's 2nd son passes away

    April 26, 2015 @ 3:00 am

    On April 24th, it was announced that the second son of actor Odagiri Joe (39) and actress Kashii Yuu (28) had passed away at one year and 9 days old, due to strangulation ileus. The announcement was made to the media in the couple's joint names via FAX. According to their agency, their second son received emergency surgery on the 14th after being diagnosed with strangulation ileus. Though he was undergoing medical treatment therea

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  • Kimaguren to disband during 10th anniversary year

    April 24, 2015 @ 3:34 am

    Kimaguren will disband after their live concert 'Kimaguren FINAL CONCERT 2015 ~LAST SUMMER DAYS~' on July 18 and 19. On their disbandment, Kimaguren explained, "This year marks 10 years since we formed. Using this opportunity, we want to each work towards our next STEP and pursue our possibilities." ISEKI (Vo, G) will continue with his music activities, while KUREI (Vo) will challenge new things in addition to music. 

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