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  • Sexy Zone grabs No.1 spot on Oricon weekly album ranking for 3rd consecutive time

    March 17, 2015 @ 3:25 am

    Popular group Sexy Zone just released their third album "Sexy Power 3" on March 11, and it's topped the Oricon weekly album ranking within the first week sales of 101,000 copies. This marked their third consecutive #1 album. "Sexy Power 3" not only contains the group's chart-topping singles like "King & Queen & Joker", "Otoko never give up", and "Kimi ni HITOMEBORE", but also the members' solo songs. For the full track list of

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  • KAT-TUN's latest single tops Oricon weekly ranking

    March 17, 2015 @ 3:23 am

    Oricon revealed that popular group KAT-TUN's "KISS KISS KISS" (released on March 11) came out on top of its latest weekly single chart after the single sold 153,000 copies during the first week.This is the group's 24th consecutive No.1 single since their debut song "Real Face" (released in March 2006), and they are currently in second place for "the number of consecutive chart-topping singles since the first one," following KinKi Kids' record of

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  • AKB48 Kizaki Yuria's 11-year-old cousin passes SKE48's 7th generation audition

    March 16, 2015 @ 3:55 pm

    On March 15, SKE48 announced the successful candidates of the 7th generation audition which has been running since last July. Among the 35 members who made it into the final round, 15 girls passed with 11 being the youngest and 19 the oldest. While only 10 girls were supposed to pass the audition, the staff decided to add 5 more. The youngest members are Aikawa Honoka and Asai Yuka, who are both 11 years old, while the oldest is 19-year-old Takah

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/4~3/10

    March 15, 2015 @ 11:57 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 4th to March 10th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Jounetsu no Hana" - EXILE 02 - "Sakura" - Arashi 03 - "Rassun Gorerai" - 8.6sec Bazooka 04 - "Attakain Dakara" - Kumamushi 05 - "Anata ni Koi wo Shitemimashita" - chay 06 - "Believe" - GReeeeN 07 - "R.Y.U.

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  • Nogizaka46's Saito Chiharu gets into Meiji University

    March 14, 2015 @ 6:12 pm

    Congratulations to Nogizaka46 member Saito Chiharu! She has passed the entrance exam for Meiji University. On March 13, Saito revealed through her official blog that she would be entering the Department of Literature at Meiji University. On her decision about continuing onto university, she commented, "I wanted to challenge myself to the maximum limit and pile up a lot of experience to become a great person. I don't want to regret not chall

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  • Hirosue Ryoko is pregnant with her 3rd child

    March 14, 2015 @ 2:53 am

    On March 13, actress Hirosue Ryoko (34) announced through her agency that she is pregnant with her 3rd child.Hirosue's agency reported, "At this time, we would like to announce that our agency's Hirosue Ryoko will be gaining a new member in her family. She's currently 5 months pregnant and has entered her stable period."They continued, "Right now, Hirosue is wrapped in happiness and is spending her days calmly. She intends on continuing to w

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  • Former Morning Musume member Ogawa Makoto announces her retirement from the entertainment industry

    March 13, 2015 @ 3:09 pm

    On March 13, former Morning Musume member Ogawa Makoto (27) announced through the official site and her blog that she would leave her agency at the end of this month and retire from the entertainment industry.Ogawa wrote, "I decided to leave the showbiz world where I have been in since I was 13, after March 31, 2015." She continued, "I feel sorry to make this sudden announcement for you guys who have supported me, but this is the decision I

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  • 5 members graduate from Kamen Joshi

    March 12, 2015 @ 5:26 am

    It's been announced that 5 members, Hayase Amu, Araya Satsuki, Koyanagi Tomoe, Amaki Jun, and Aizawa Mina, have graduated from Kamen Joshi. Each member announced their graduation through their blogs and revealed their current state of mind. Hayase, who had been on break due to her poor health (including panic disorder), explained that she will graduate in order to "move forward," whereas Amaki will "concentrate on work to become a gravia ido

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/2 ~ 3/8

    March 12, 2015 @ 5:23 am

    Check out Oricon's weekly charts for March 2 to 8! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Green Flash" - AKB48 : 3/4 (1,001,393)2. "Jounetsu no Hana" - EXILE : 3/4 (66,545)3. "Yacchatta!" - Busaiku : 3/8 (57,964)4. "Kitto" - Choshinsei : 3/4 (54,208)5. "R.O.S.E" - WOOYOUNG (From 2PM) : 3/4 (38,666)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "EPIC DAY" - B'z : 3/4 (209,576)2. "Hanadokei" - Flower : 3/4 (57,203)3. "Launcher" - LiSA : 3/4 (25

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  • Perfume appear at press conference for new Sapporo CM

    March 11, 2015 @ 2:30 am

    On March 9, 3 member techno-pop group Perfume appeared at a press conference in Tokyo for their new "Sapporo Green Aroma" CM.   In the CM, the trio appear in the middle of a forest and drink beer while expressing their enjoyment of the beer's aroma. The CM uses the trio's song "Relax In The City".At the press event, A-chan (26) smiled as she said, "I like how it was made as if we became 'forest fairies'." She said with jo

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