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  • NMB48's Kotani Riho announces graduation

    September 13, 2015 @ 8:18 pm

    NMB48 member Kotani Riho has announced her graduation from the group.Kotani made this announcement on September 13th during Team N's performance "Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru" at NMB48 Theater. On her reason for graduating, she explained, "I made my decision to move onto a new stage to pursue my dreams." She commented, "After graduation, I want to challenge many different things, such as appearing on TV programs, and acting." Kotani joined NM

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  • Sakanaction to establish new label under Victor Entertainment

    September 13, 2015 @ 8:17 pm

    Sakanaction will establish a new record label called 'NF Records' within Victor Entertainment. This was announced by Yamaguchi Ichiro (Vo, G) on September 11th during their live event "NF" at LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo. NF Records will be established as a label that pursues new ways to expressing music by fusing all aspects of culture, such as fashion and art. The logo (seen below) was designed by Tanaka Yusuke (Caviar).   The first rele

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  • TOKIO's Kokubun Taichi to get married

    September 11, 2015 @ 10:26 am

    It's been reported that TOKIO member Kokubun Taichi (41) will be getting married. According to sources, letters announcing his upcoming marriage have been sent out to members of 'Johnny's Family Club'. In the letter, Kokubun wrote, "At this time, I, Kokubun Taichi, will be getting married." Kokubun has been with TOKIO since their CD debut with "LOVE YOU ONLY" in 1994. He is the band's keyboardist. He is the second me

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  • Totsugi Shigeyuki & Ichikawa Yui are married

    September 10, 2015 @ 6:06 pm

    It's been reported that actor Totsugi Shigeyuki (41) and actress Ichikawa Yui (29) have gotten married.The couple made the announcement through their respective agencies. According to the announcement, Totsugi and Ichikawa tied the knot on September 8 after a year and two months of dating. They are already living together. Totsugi commented, "I want to build a happy family while supporting each other," and Ichikawa similarly stated, "While cheris

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  • Perfume appear in PR video for iPhone 6s

    September 10, 2015 @ 10:41 am

    The members of Perfume appear in the promotional video for Apple's new 'iPhone 6s'.  This video was released on September 9 during Apple's press conference in California. In the video, the members take a selfie with the rose gold 'iPhone 6s'. 'iPhone 6s' and 'iPhone 6s Plus' both go on sale on September 25. Apple will begin taking advanced orders via their website on September 12.Source: natalie

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  • Moriyama Naotaro to take a small break

    September 10, 2015 @ 10:40 am

    Moriyama Naotaro has announced that he will take a "small break" from his activities starting from the end of this month. This announcement was made on September 8 by Moriyama himself during a special event on Nico Nico Namahousou. After holding a talk session regarding his new single "Ikiru (tte Iikiru)" (September 9 release), he commented, "I have some work related to my new song until the end of this month. After these activities, I am th

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 8/31 ~ 9/6

    September 9, 2015 @ 10:15 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for August 31 to September 6. Take a look at the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Ai wo Sakebe" - Arashi : 9/2 (462,550)2. "Unfair World" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE : 9/2 (179,822)3. "Dosukoi! Kenkyo ni Daitan / Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta / Nen ni wa Nen (Nen'iri Ver.)" - Kobushi Factory : 9/2 (34,639)4. "Unbelievers" - Yonezu Kenshi : 9/2 (26,024)5. "Halloween Nigh

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  • Arashi top Oricon's weekly single ranking for the 36th consecutive time

    September 7, 2015 @ 10:59 pm

    Arashi's 47th single "Ai wo Sakebe" (released September 2) has sold 463,000 copies in its first week, topping Oricon's weekly single ranking for September 14. Since "PIKA★★NCHI DOUBLE" (released February of 2004), this marks the group's 36th consecutive single, and also 43 total singles to top Oricon's single weekly ranking. With this, they are the number two artist with the "most consecutive singles to reach #1" and the "most total singles to re

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  • Fujiwara Norika denies rumors about plastic surgery

    September 7, 2015 @ 6:36 pm

    On September 7, actress Fujiwara Norika updated her blog and denied reports on plastic surgery.Fujiwara wrote, "Ah, there has been some gossip about me on the online news." She then introduced some things that were written about her, "'Okamegao' (round face with a low small nose and high flat forehead) and chubby face." On this, she explained, "My face has always been round since I was a child. When I'm tired, my lymph nodes swell up. So everyday

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  • BOOM BOOM SATELLITES to put their concert activities on hold due to member's recurring brain tumor

    September 7, 2015 @ 3:53 am

    BOOM BOOM SATELLITES are scheduled to hold their one-man lives "'SHINE LIKE A BILLION SUNS' for all the night crawlers" in November. The band has announced that they will put their concert activities on hold after these shows. In late-August, member Kawashima Michiyuki (Vo, G) was diagnosed with brain tumor for the fifth time. On his present condition, Kawashima explained, "This is an illness that I've fought many times in the past. Wit

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