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  • Ebisu Muscats is recruiting new members after leader Asuka Kirara's graduation

    April 18, 2018 @ 3:28 am

    Ebisu Muscats leader Asuka Kirara has graduated from the group on April 17.  Regarding her graduation, the group's official website explained that Asuka plans to focus more on her apparel-related work. As a result of her graduation, the group is now recruiting new members. More details regarding recruitment will be revealed at the end of the month.Source: natalie

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  • Superfly's Ochi Shiho and Fuji Fabric's Kanazawa Daisuke tie the knot

    April 18, 2018 @ 3:26 am

    Kanazawa Daisuke (Fuji Fabric) and Ochi Shiho (Superfly) have tied the knot. The couple reported their marriage via their respective websites. Kanazawa commented, "Shiho-san is loved by everyone and is intelligent. She is someone I respect as a person." Meanwhile, Superfly wrote, "He is gentle, considerate, and very unique. It's only been a year since we've met, but I feel like we can laugh together even when we become grandpa and grandma."C

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  • Kanjani8's Shibutani Subaru to withdraw from group & resign from Johnny's

    April 17, 2018 @ 3:21 am

    It's been announced that Kanjani8's Shibutani Subaru will withdraw from the group and resign from Johnny's Entertainment. In a message to fans, Shibutani explained that he will be going overseas to study music in order to dedicate his life to music. The remaining members also released a statement revealing that they respect Shibutani's decision.   Kanjani8's best-of album "GR8EST" is set for release on May 30. They are also schedu

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/4~4/10 2018

    April 17, 2018 @ 3:17 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of April 4th to April 10th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Lemon" - Yonezu Kenshi 02 - "Zero" - Fukuyama Masaharu 03 - "My Star" - EXILE 04 - "Doraemon" - Hoshino Gen 05 - "Ame Agari no Step (Charity ver.)" - Atarashii Chizu 06 - "Sayonara Elegy" - Suda Masaki 07 - "

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  • Former SKE48's Yagami Kumi announces marriage, retirement from showbiz

    April 17, 2018 @ 3:12 am

    On April 13, former SKE48 member Yagami Kumi announced her marriage to a non-celebrity man. She also announced that she will be retiring from showbiz after this month. Yagami wrote, "Last year I married a non-celebrity man that I had been dating for some time. I will be retiring from showbiz after this month to become a housewife." Yagami passed SKE48's opening member audition in July of 2008. She was in the senbatsu from their debut single

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  • Kase Ryo establishes independent agency after resigning from ANORÉ INC.

    April 14, 2018 @ 3:21 am

    It's been reported that actor Kase Ryo has resigned from his agency ANORÉ INC last month. In an interview with Model Press, ANORÉ INC. commented, "He had been talking about going independent since a few years ago. He has completely resigned." This month, Kase has established his own agency called RYO KASE OFFICE. According to reports, an official website will be launched in the near future.Source & Image: Model Press

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  • HKT48's Yamamoto Mao announces graduation

    April 14, 2018 @ 3:17 am

    HKT48 Team H member Yamamoto Mao has announced her graduation from the group. Yamamoto made the announcement on April 11 during their performance at HKT48 Theater. On the group's official website, she explained, "In order to study abroad, which has been a dream of mine, I want to change my environment and challenge myself." After the performance, Yamamoto updated her Google+ account stating, "I made the announcement after making the resolve

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  • Cheeky Parade to disband in July

    April 14, 2018 @ 3:16 am

    It's been announced that Cheeky Parade will disband in July. Cheeky Parade formed on February 19, 2012 and made their major debut in January of 2013 as Avex's idol label iDOL Street's second artist following SUPER☆GiRLS. Since Yamamoto Marin and Suzuki Mariya went to Los Angeles to study abroad in January of 2016, the group has been active as a five member group.   The group's official website has published comments fro

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  • Former SKE48's Yakata Miki reveals she received surgery for breast cancer

    April 14, 2018 @ 3:14 am

    Former SKE48 member Yakata Miki (25) has revealed that she has received surgery to remove her left breast and lymph nodes due to breast cancer. Since March, Yakata had been taking a break to undergo treatment. In her blog, she shared, "There was a part of my body that I had always worried about, and after consulting with people around me, I decided to go to the hospital last December. After further examination, they found that I had breast cancer

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  • Keiko's contract expires with Kalafina and agency

    April 14, 2018 @ 3:12 am

    On Kalafina's official website, it was announced that Keiko's contract with Space Craft Produce expired on April 1. Keiko reflected, "These past 10 years as Kalafina, it's all thanks to many people who supported us and everyone concerned that we were carefully able to carry out our activities, make our dream of performing at Nippon Budokan come true, and reach our 10th anniversary year." She further commented, "Now that a journey has ended,

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