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  • AKB48 announces reshuffling of personnel + Kawaei Rina's graduation

    March 26, 2015 @ 2:28 pm

    On March 26, AKB48 held a solo live concert at Saitama Super Arena, and announced their personnel reshuffle for the spring.The details are as follows. • Theater managers- AKB48 general manager,  chief costume director, AKB48 theater manager : Kayano Shinobu- SKE48 theater manager : Yuasa Hiroshi- SKE48 theater sub-manager : Shiba Tomoya- NMB48 theater manager : Kaneko Takeshi- HKT48 theater manager : Ozaki Atsushi, Sashihara Rino (HKT48 te

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  • B'z to sing the entrance theme for Hiroshima Toyo Carp's Kuroda Hiroki

    March 26, 2015 @ 3:17 am

    B'z new song "RED" will be used as the entrance theme for Hiroshima Toyo Carps' pitcher Kuroda Hiroki. This collaboration came about after Matsumoto Tak (G) had a meal together with Kuroda in Los Angeles earlier this February. The offer was laid out on the table during this meeting. Afterwards, Matsumoto and Inaba Koshi (Vo) willingly agreed to sing the entrance theme for Kuroda. Kuroda will make his return to the Carps after playi

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/16 ~ 3/22

    March 25, 2015 @ 2:59 am

    Check out Oricon's weekly charts for March 16 to 22 below!  [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Inochi wa Utsukushii" - Nogizaka46 : 03/18 (500,297)2. "Gan Gan☆Dance / Kimi no Tame ni..." - OS☆U : 03/18 (26,331)3. "Yogoshitakunai cry" - CLEAR'S : 03/18 (22,699)4. "THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS ANIMATION PROJECT 02 Memories" - LOVE LAIKA (Nitta Minami×Anastasia) : 03/18 (18,198)5. "Wataridori / Dracula La" - [Alexandros] : 03/18 (16,295)(Check ou

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  • Flower's new single picked up as CM song for Fasio mascara

    March 25, 2015 @ 2:53 am

    E-girls subunit Flower's 10th single will be titled "Blue Sky Blue" (April 29 release). The title track has been picked up as the CM song for KOSE's 'Fasio E-girls Jisshou Live' that's scheduled to air on March 27.Eleven members of E-girls have been chosen as the image characters for the CM. They are Flower's Fujii Shuka, Sato Harumi, Bando Nozomi, Washio Reina, Dream's Ami and Shizuka, Happiness' Kaede, Fujii Karen, SAYAKA, YURINO, and Suda

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  • Mr.Children sing for Sumitomo Life's new CM starring Asada Mao

    March 25, 2015 @ 2:42 am

    Mr.Children's new song "Machi no Fuukei" is being used in the new CM for Sumitomo Life's 'YOUNG JAPAN ACTION Asada Mao×Sumitomo Life'."Machi no Fuukei" can be found in Mr.Children's the "REFLECTION {Naked}" version of Mr.Children's new album "REFLECTION" that's scheduled to drop in stores on June 4. The CM features a documentary starring ice skater Asada Mao, who visits 3 groups involved in social contribution activities across Japan. It wil

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  • Mizuki Alisa gets married to the president of a construction related company

    March 24, 2015 @ 3:10 pm

    Actress Mizuki Alisa (38) has announced her marriage to Aoyama Koji (42), the president of a construction related company.In a handwritten message, Mizuki revealed that she submitted her marriage registration on March 21. You can read the translated message below. "I apologize for this personal matter, but I would like to announce that I, Mizuki Alisa, have registered my marriage with KRH & COMPANY, LIMITED's president and representative directo

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  • Koyuki announces her 3rd pregnancy

    March 24, 2015 @ 3:17 am

    Actor Matsuyama Kenichi's (30) wife, actress Koyuki (38), is pregnant with their third child. The couple made the announcement through their agencies on March 23. Koyuki is currently 6 months pregnant and is expected to give birth in July.Koyuki and Matsuyama married in April of 2011. On January 5 of the following year, they welcomed their first son then welcomed their first daughter on January 10, 2013 in South Korea, where postpa

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  • Koda Kumi achieves 10th No.1 album

    March 24, 2015 @ 3:08 am

    Singer Koda Kumi (32), who will be celebrating her 15th anniversary this December, topped Oricon weekly album chart with her 12th original album "WALK OF MY LIFE" (went on sale on March 18) after selling 39,000 copies in the first week.This is her first time in a year to top the weekly chart for both singles and albums since she last grabbed No.1 spot with her album "Bon Voyage" in February of last year. "WALK OF MY LIFE" also marked her 10th No.

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  • Nogizaka46's latest single sells over 500,000 copies during the first week

    March 24, 2015 @ 3:01 am

    Oricon revealed that idol group Nogizaka46's 11th single "Inochi wa Utsukushii", which went on sale on March 18, topped its weekly single ranking after selling 500,297 copies during the first week.This is the first time for the group to reach the first week sales of 500,000 copies. "Inochi wa Utsukushii" is Nogizaka46's 10th consecutive No.1 single. As it took only 3 years and 1 month to achieve 10 chart-topping singles since their debut on

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  • Kiritani Mirei graduates from Ferris University

    March 21, 2015 @ 4:09 pm

    On March 20, actress/model Kiritani Mirei (25) updated her blog and announced her graduation from Ferris University.Kiritani started off the blog saying, "It's a personal matter, but I have something to announce to everybody. Today, March 20, I have graduated from college. Including my 2-year leave, I've graduated 7 years after entering school." She looked back on her college days, "I took longer than most people, but because of that, I was

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