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  • BOOM BOOM SATELLITES' Kawashima Michiyuki passes away from brain tumor

    October 11, 2016 @ 10:41 am

    BOOM BOOM SATELLITES member Kawashima Michiyuki (Vo, G) passed away from a brain tumor on October 9 at 5:12 am. He was 47 years old. Kawashima had continued his musical activities while battling a brain tumor on and off for the past few years. However, after the release of BOOM BOOM SATELLITES' last CD "LAY YOUR HANDS ON ME" in June, he put an end to his activities to spend time with his family. On his partner's death, fe

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  • Kawaei Rina likes to eat bugs?

    October 11, 2016 @ 10:37 am

    On October 6, actress Kawaei Rina made a guest appearance on TBS' variety program 'Sakurai Ariyoshi THE Yakai' where she surprised everyone with her eating habits. On the show, Kawaei named "pan fried sashimi" and "stonefly larvae" as her favorite foods. The audience was a bit confused at what she meant by "pan fried sashimi," and Kawaei explained, "I like to eat sashimi after pan frying it. It's delicious with butter and soy

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 9/28~10/4

    October 10, 2016 @ 2:19 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of September 28th to October 4th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Bara no Youni Saite Sakura no Youni Chitte" - Matsuda Seiko 02 - "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 03 - "Hero" - Amuro Namie 04 - "Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto" - JY 05 - "Kimi ga Suki" - Nishino Kana 06

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  • Kikuchi Rinko and Sometani Shota announce the birth of their child

    October 8, 2016 @ 3:11 pm

    Actress Kikuchi Rinko (35) has given birth to her first child. This was announced on October 8 via her husband, actor Sometani Shota's (24) official website. On his website, Sometani reported, "I would like to announce that our first child has been born safely. Both mom and baby are healthy." While he kept the baby's sex undisclosed, he expressed, "It would make me happy if you would continue to watch over us warmly."  Sometani and Kikuchi annou

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 9/26 ~ 10/2

    October 5, 2016 @ 10:53 am

    Oricon has unveiled its weekly ranking for September 26 to October 2. Take a look at the results below the cut! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "DUMB & DUMBER" - iKON : 9/28 (48,749)2. "LOSER / Number Nine" - Yonezu Kenshi : 9/28 (47,745)3. "Mirengokoro" - Hikawa Kiyoshi : 2/2 (36,443)4. "Doudatte Iino / Namida no Request" - Country Girls : 9/28 (25,150)5. "Ensemble Stars! Unit Song CD Dai 2 Dan vol.01 UNDEAD" - Sakuma Rei (CV: Masuda Toshiki), Otogari

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  • Gesu no Kiwami Otome. and indigo la End to halt their activities

    October 4, 2016 @ 9:55 am

    Gesu no Kiwami Otome. and indigo la End will be putting a halt to their activities. This was decided as Kawatani Enon (Vo, G) was revealed to be consuming alcohol with a minor. Kawatani released an apology, saying, "I am deeply sorry for disappointing my fans and causing trouble to the band members and other persons concerned due to my thoughtless behavior." Both bands will halt their activities as soon as their sche

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 9/21~9/27

    October 3, 2016 @ 3:17 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of September 21st to September 27th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Bara no Youni Saite Sakura no Youni Chitte" - Matsuda Seiko 02 - "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 03 - "Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto" - JY 04 - "Kimi ga Suki" - Nishino Kana 05 - "Hero" - Amuro Namie

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  • Shimazaki Haruka to graduate from AKB48 at the end of the year

    October 3, 2016 @ 1:28 pm

    AKB48's Shimazaki Haruka (Team A) has announced her graduation from the group. This was announced on October 3 during a new CM presentation event for Dip's 'Baitoru NEXT.' After graduation, Shimazaki will pursue her acting career. To her fans, she stated, "There's only three months left, but until then, I want to do my best as a member of AKB48. Also, if you don't mind, please continue to support me after I graduate." Shimazaki's final handshake

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 9/19 ~ 9/25

    September 28, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for September 19 to 25. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "WILD WILD WILD" - EXILE THE SECOND : 9/21 (33,659)2. "Power of the Paradise" - Arashi : 9/14 (28,763)3. "Koi wo Shia no wa" - aiko : 9/21 (27,761)4. "Choo Choo SHITAIN" - JINTAKA : 9/21 (27,539)5. "EverYell" - Arsmagna : 9/21 (16,874)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "N album" - KinKi Kids

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  • Matsuoka Chiho to graduate from NMB48

    September 27, 2016 @ 9:51 am

    NMB48 Team BII's Matsuoka Chiho has announced her graduation from the group.The idol made this announcement on September 26 during Team BII's performance "Sakaagari" at NMB48 Theater. On her reason for graduating, Matsuoka revealed via the group's official website, "As a result of thinking about what I want to do, I found that going to school overseas was my next step. I don't think anybody expected that I would study abroad, but I feel that stud

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