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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/21 ~ 10/27

    October 30, 2013 @ 3:09 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for October 21st to the 27th. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Mada Namida ni Naranai Kanashimi ga / Koi wa Nioi e to Chirinuru wo" - KinKi Kids : 10/23 (178,348)2. "Kakumei Dualism" - Mizuki Nana×T.M.Revolution : 10/23 (80,775)3. "EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame~" - EXILE : 4/3 (52,579)4. "Sayonara" - Nishino Kana : 10/23 (22,820)5. "Univer Page" - Mimori Suzuko : 10/23 (12,04

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  • KinKi Kids' latest single tops Oricon weekly chart

    October 29, 2013 @ 3:05 am

    Popular duo KinKi Kids' 33rd single "Mada Namida ni Naranai Kanashimi ga / Koi wa Nioi e to Chirinuru wo" (released October 23) sold 178,000 copies in its first week and has topped Oricon's weekly chart for November 4. KinKi Kids have topped Oricon's single ranking 33 consecutive times since their debut song "Garasu no Shounen" (released July 1997). With this, they have renewed their record of "most consecutive number one singles since

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  • Arashi's new album tops Oricon weekly chart, currently in 1st place on yearly ranking

    October 28, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

    Popular group Arashi's 12th original album "LOVE" (released on October 23) topped Oricon's weekly chart selling 670,000 copies in the first week. The first week sales have already exceeded the sales of B'z' best-of album "B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998" which sold 579,000 copies, and thus, "LOVE" is currently in 1st place on Oricon yearly ranking for this year.This is also their 11th consecutive chart-topping album (12th album in total

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  • Arashi tops the annual 'favorite artists' ranking 4 years in a row

    October 25, 2013 @ 4:02 am

    On October 25, entertainment magazine 'Ori★Suta' revealed their 10th annual "favorite artist" ranking. First place for this year's ranking went to none other than Arashi. With this, they have become the first artist to take first place for this ranking 4 years in a row. They have also surpassed Utada Hikaru who held the #1 title a total of 3 times. Arashi has hosted the 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' for 4 consecutive years and held a live a

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  • Former ℃-ute member Umeda Erika to resume her music activities

    October 25, 2013 @ 12:20 am

    On October 25, former ℃-ute member and model Umeda Erika announced on her official blog that she will resume her music activities. Umeda graduated from ℃-ute in 2009, in order to pursue her dream to become a fashion model. However, while she was active as a model, she expressed her desire to perform again. She wrote, "Every time I walked the runway, my feeling of 'I want to do music again. I want to sing and dance in front of you fans again' got

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/16~10/22

    October 23, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 16th to October 22th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Sayonara" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Funa Funa Funassyi" - Funassyi 03 - "Gomennasai no Kissing You" - E-girls 04 - "Bi-Li-Li Emotion" - Superfly 05 - "Arigatou no Wa" - Ayaka 06 - "Ballerina" - Amuro Namie

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  • the GazettE places top 10 on UK chart as album titles becomes worldwide trending topic

    October 23, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    the GazettE placed in the top ten of two UK metal charts while the hashtag for their brand new album "BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY" became a worldwide Twitter Trend.BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY, released digitally on 23 October in Europe by JPU Records, is the seventh album from the Japanese visual kei veterans. Fans across the globe eagerly awaited its midnight release and excitedly tweeted about it throughout 22 October, leading to #BEAUTIFULDEFORMITY emerging a

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/14 ~ 10/20

    October 23, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for October 14th to the 20th.Check out the results below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Winter Games" - 2PM : 10/16 (108,537)2. "Birthday wedding" - Kashiwagi Yuki : 10/16 (65,376)3. "Gogatsu no Hae/Last Virgin" - RADWIMPS : 10/16 (43,294)4. "Hareru YA!" - DISH// : 10/16 (28,029)5. "Tokyo Destiny" - Porno Graffitti : 10/16 (24,220)(Check out the full ranking here.)-[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "JUKE BOX" - Kanjan

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  • Fuji TV's long-running program 'Waratte Iitomo!' to end in March

    October 22, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    It was announced that Fuji TV's popular variety show "Waratte Iitomo!" which is hosted by Tamori (a.k.a Morita Kazuyoshi), will be ending its over 30 years run next March. The announcement was made by Tamori himself during the show on October 22nd. "Waratte Iitomo!" is a long-running live broadcasting program that begun airing on October 4th 1982. Back in 2002, the show celebrated its 5000th broadcast, and it was certified by Guinness

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  • Kanjani8 grabs the No.1 spot on Oricon weekly chart with latest album

    October 22, 2013 @ 12:40 am

    Popular group Kanjani8's 6th original album "JUKE BOX" (released on October 16th) sold 323,000 copies during the first week, and it took the number one spot on Oricon's weekly ranking.  This is the 6th consecutive album from the group to top the chart, but this is the first time for their album to sell over 300,000 copies in the first week."JUKE BOX" contains 15 tracks that include their singles, songs provided by various artists, as well as Nis

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