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  • New 'Baitoru' CM stars AKB48's Oshima Ryoka and her mom

    June 6, 2015 @ 4:33 am

    Last month, AKB48/SKE48 member Matsui Jurina starred in a 'Baitoru' CM with her mom. Now, it's AKB48 Team B vice captain Oshima Ryoka's turn. There are two versions of the CM: "Hawaii de Zeitaku" ("Luxury in Hawaii") and "Part Sagashi" ("Looking for a Part-Time Job"). In the "Hawaii de Zeitaku" version, Ryoka's mom tries to save up money for a trip to Hawaii. Then Ryoka recommends that her mom find a part-time job. Meanwhile, in the "Pa

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  • Sekine Mari and K to become parents

    June 6, 2015 @ 2:16 am

    It's been reported that talento Sekine Mari (30) is pregnant with her first child. According to her agency, Sekine is currently 4 or 5 months pregnant, and is expected to give birth at the end of the year. "I am very excited that we will be gaining a new family member," she commented.  Sekine married South Korean singer K (31) last year, and they held their wedding ceremony on August 24 at Hikawa Shrine in Akasaka, Tokyo. She "graduated" from NT

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  • Ebihara Yuri and ILMARI are expecting their 1st child

    June 5, 2015 @ 2:17 am

    ILMARI's (RIP SLYME) wife, model Ebihara Yuri has announced that she is pregnant with their first child. On June 4, Ebihara announced on her official blog, "At this time, we've been blessed with a new life." She expressed, "Right now, I'm deeply moved at how my baby and I are connected like this. I'm also full of joy and happiness. In addition, I am extremely grateful to work in an environment where I can receive support from many people. It wou

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  • Oricon Weekly Ranking for 5/25 ~ 5/31

    June 3, 2015 @ 6:42 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for May 25 to 31. Check out the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" - AKB48 : 5/20 (60,997)2. "SUN" - Hoshino Gen : 5/27 (51,599)3. "Boku no Kotoba de wa Nai Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba" - UVERworld : 5/27 (48,867)4. "Ashita no Hikari" - AAA : 5/27 (42,581)5. "HEROES / BinetsuⒶgirl Summer / Tsuzureori ~so far and yet so close~" - GLAY : 5/25 (42,290)(Check out the fu

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  • Rola sings AI's 'Story' for karaoke CM

    June 3, 2015 @ 6:38 am

    Talento Rola is starring in the new CM for Daiichi Kosho Karaoke DAM's latest model "LIVE DAM STADIUM". In the CM, Rola sings AI's "Story" at her first stadium live. The director, staff, and performers were all fascinated by Rola's performance during the shoot. Source & Image: Oricon

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  • AKB48's Matsui Sakiko announces her graduation from the group

    May 30, 2015 @ 9:28 am

    AKB48 Team A member Matsui Sakiko has announced her graduation from the group.Matsui's graduation announcement was made on May 29 during a performance at AKB48 Theater. After the show, she updated her Twitter and reported to her fans, "I announced my graduation during today's performance." During the performance, the members held a farewell ceremony for SKE48's Furuhata Nao and NMB48's Yagura Fuuko. "First of all, I want to apologize for ma

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  • Rake to go on hiatus after this summer

    May 29, 2015 @ 3:44 am

    Rake has revealed that he will go on hiatus at the end of August. It's been 5 years since Rake made his major debut. He explained his decision of going on hiatus, "My feelings of wanting to create sounds in a different way grew stronger." He then promised his fans that he would return, "I hope to meet everyone again somewhere in this wonderful world."  Rake's last live before his hiatus will be held on August 15 at Denryoku Hall i

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  • Arashi to release 'THE DIGITALIAN' tour on DVD & Blu-ray

    May 29, 2015 @ 2:56 am

    It's been confirmed that Arashi's 5-major dome tour 'ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2014 THE DIGITALIAN' will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 29.'ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2014 THE DIGITALIAN' was held to coincide the release of Arashi's new album "THE DIGITALIAN" (released in October of 2014). They held a total of 18 shows in November and December. The new DVD and Blu-ray will feature the Tokyo Dome concert held in December. The limited edition will come with 3

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  • Tiara announces her pregnancy

    May 29, 2015 @ 2:55 am

    R&B singer Tiara has announced that she is pregnant with her 1st child.On May 29, Tiara updated her official blog and announced, "It's a personal matter, but I have been blessed with a new life. I am currently 6-months pregnant." The singer will temporarily suspend her activities, and plans on resuming after childbirth. "Through this new experience, I am jotting down various thoughts so that I will be able to deliver my music on another level

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/20~5/26

    May 28, 2015 @ 6:53 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 20th to May 26th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Aozora no Shita, Kimi no Tonari" - Arashi 02 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 03 - "Beautiful" - Superfly 04 - "Anniversary!!" - E-girls 05 - "Anata" - Ikimonogakari 06 - "Arigatou Foreve

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