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  • Suto Ririka apologizes to fans for causing a disturbance

    June 29, 2017 @ 7:13 am

    On June 27, NMB48 member Suto Ririka made an appearance on the group's stage performance held at NMB48 Theater and apologized to the fans for causing a disturbance. As reported earlier, Suto announced that she would be getting married while she was giving a speech at "The 9th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election" (held in Okinawa on the 17th), and it caused repercussions not only among the fans, but also the members, former members and more.This was h

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  • NMB48 announce a new album + their 1st Asia tour!

    June 29, 2017 @ 7:11 am

    Idol group NMB48 announced during their performance at NMB48 Theater (Namba, Osaka) that they would be releasing their first album in 3 years (currently untitled) on August 2.  The center for the lead track "Masaka Singapore" will be served by Shiroma Miru, and other Senbatsu members include Ichikawa Miori, Ota Yuuri, Kato Yuuka, Kawakami Chihiro, Kinoshita Momoka, Kushiro Rina, Shibuya Nagisa, Jo Eriko, Jonishi Rei, Suto Ririka, Tanig

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  • KinKi Kids' Domoto Tsuyoshi goes to hospital due to sudden deafness

    June 29, 2017 @ 7:09 am

    Popular duo KinKi Kids' Domoto Tsuyoshi has been hospitalized since the evening of June 27 due to sudden deafness.This announcement was made by his partner Domoto Koichi when he made an appearance on TV Tokyo's special music show "Tereto Ongakusai 2017" (live broadcast on June 28).According to Koichi, Tsuyoshi is doing fine, but he will be hospitalized for a week just to be on the safe side. On this day's performance, TOKIO member Nagase Tomoya p

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/14~6/20

    June 26, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of June 14th to June 20th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Destiny" - Che'Nelle 02 - "Just You and I" - Amuro Namie 03 - "I need your love" - Beverly 04 - "Non Fiction" - Hirai Ken 05 - "Himawari no Yakusoku" - Hata Motohiro 06 - "SPEED STAR" - GARNiDELiA 07 - "CQCQ"

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  • SKE48's Futamura Haruka to graduate in late-July

    June 23, 2017 @ 9:11 am

    SKE48 member Futamura Haruka will be graduating from the group in late-July. Futamura made the announcement on June 21 during Team S' performance at SKE48 Theater. She then wrote on her Twitter account, "Please take care of me the remaining month. I cried so much until the very end even after the performance ended." Futamura joined SKE48 as a 5th generation member in 2011. She became a senbatsu member for the first time with their 15th

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/12 ~ 6/18

    June 22, 2017 @ 9:59 am

    Check out Oricon's weekly ranking for June 12 to 18 below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Seimei / Still Alive" - B'z : 06/14 (121,039)2. "Tonikaku HEY" -  Da-iCE : 06/14 (35,798)3. "Negaigoto no Mochigusare" - AKB48 : 05/31 (34,430)4. "Sharara! Yareru Hazusa / Ee ja nai ka Ninja nai ka" - Kobushi Factory : 06/14 (22,493)5. "Cheerleader / Koi Hanabi" - Fuwa Fuwa : 06/14 (16,510)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "ALL TIME B

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  • J-Rockers Esprit D'Air announce huge UK tour!

    June 22, 2017 @ 9:58 am

    Esprit D'Air have announced their huge UK tour to celebrate the release of their upcoming album Constellations, which is due to be released digitally on June 30. It's also hitting the shelves of retail stores a week after. Tour Dates:5 February - The Underworld Camden, London6 February - Buffalo Bar, Cardiff7 February - Mama Roux's, Birmingham8 February - Sound Control, Manchester9 February - Jumpin' Jacks, Newcastle10 February - Rockmantic Weeke

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  • Nisshin Cup Noodles' CM features 17-year-old Kiki from 'Kiki's Delivery Service'

    June 20, 2017 @ 5:36 am

    Nisshin Cup Noodles' new "Kiki's Delivery Service" motif CM just began airing on June 19. "Kiki's Delivery Service" was a novel written by Kadono Eiko, which revolves around a 13-year-old witch named Kiki. Back in 1989, it was adapted into an anime film by Studio Ghibli, and its live-action film was also released in 2014. The new CM "HUNGRY DAYS Kiki's Delivery Service Version" revolves around the theme "what if Kiki was a 17-year-old high school

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/7~6/13

    June 20, 2017 @ 5:34 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of June 7th to June 13th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Just You and I" - Amuro Namie 02 - "Non Fiction" - Hirai Ken 03 - "Destiny" - Che'Nelle 04 - "I need your love" - Beverly 05 - "Dirty Work Blouson Chiemi Remix" - Blouson Chiemi & Austin Mahone 06 - "Ai Koso

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  • Three former SMAP members to leave Johnny & Associates

    June 19, 2017 @ 5:24 pm

    On June 18, it was announced that three former SMAP members; Inagaki Goro, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, and Katori Shingo, would be leaving Johnny & Associates after September 8. The announcement was made by Johnny Kitagawa, the president of Johnny & Associates. According to the announcement, "As we accepted the requests from Inagaki Goro, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, and Katori Shingo, our management contract with those three will expire on September 8."Unt

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