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  • SEKAI NO OWARI's Fukase admits to dating rumors with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    August 12, 2014 @ 2:27 am

    Fukase (28), the lead singer of 4-piece band SEKAI NO OWARI, has admitted to dating Kyary Pamyu Pamyu via Twitter on August 12 in Japan time. The two were reported to be dating in June 2013, but did not admit to the rumors. Fukase tweeted on August 12 that he was at a beer garden, to which a fan asked, "With Kyary-chan?!". "Well, yes." Fukase answered. Another fan then asked, "Are you dating?" to which Fukase answered frankly,  "Well, y

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  • Johnny's WEST tops Oricon weekly ranking with their 1st album

    August 11, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

    7-member group Johnny's WEST and made their CD debut back in April recently released their first album "go WEST Yoi Don!" on August 6. During its first week of sales, it sold 83,000 copies which allowed the group to top Oricon's latest weekly album ranking. As their debut single "Eejanaika" (released in April) also charted at No.1, this marks the group's second consecutive chart-topping work. Johhny's WEST also became the first artist to to

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  • No winner selected to join Country Musume

    August 9, 2014 @ 2:05 am

    The screening for Country Musume's new member audition has come to an end. After strict screening, it was announced that there was no applicable person to join the group.   Country Musume was looking for a new member as Satoda Mai would be moving to the United States. Although the birth of Satoda's 'kohai' ('junior') had been drawing a lot of attention, unfortunately there will be no new member. Country Musume was a unit crea

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/30~8/5

    August 8, 2014 @ 6:39 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of July 30th to August 5th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Kokoro no Placard" - AKB48 03 - "Good Time" - Akanishi Jin 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 05 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 06 - "Ahhahha! ~Chouzetsu B

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  • Matsuzaka Tori to be featured on anan's annual 'sex special issue'

    August 7, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

    It's been revealed that actor Matsuzaka Tori (25) will be featured on fashion magazine anan's annual "sex special issue" which will hit store shelves on August 8. Not only does Matsuzaka adorn the cover, but the magazine also includes photos of the actor french kissing a model. anan's previous "sex special issue" has featured Yonekura Ryoko, Kojima Haruna (AKB48), Mukai Osamu, and Darvish Yu. The upcoming issue will embody "love an

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  • Koda Kumi is looking for dancers for her 15th Anniversary Project

    August 7, 2014 @ 12:31 am

    To commemorate her 15th anniversary in 2015, Koda Kumi has started her 'KODA KUMI 15th Anniversary Project'. The first part of this project has been revealed to be a dance audition.   To enter, participants must meet the entry requirements:1. over 18 years old2. men over 175 cm (5'8 ~5'9), women over 158 cm (5'2)3. have confidence in all genres4. have flexible schedules during rehearsal period and performance period.Entries will be acc

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  • Mizobata Junpei & Katase Nana respond to rumors about being in a relationship

    August 7, 2014 @ 12:20 am

    Recently, rumors have surfaced that actor Mizobata Junpei (25) and actress Katase Nana (32) are in a relationship. On August 6, Mizubata updated his official website stating, "Katase-san is my senpai in the entertainment industry, and she listens to my talk about work. As a result, we have become close." While Mizobata neither admitted or denied the rumors, he apologized, "I'm sorry to have caused people trouble with reports about my pe

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 7/28 ~ 8/3

    August 6, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for July 28 to August 3. Check it out below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Bukiyou Taiyou" - SKE48 :  7/30 (324,076)2. "Mighty Long Fall / Decision" - ONE OK ROCK : 7/30 (50,670)3. "MOON PRIDE" - Momoiro Clover Z : 7/30 (50,340)4. "Black Butterfly / Kaze ni Fukarete" - Juice=Juice : 7/30 (37,008)5. "Teii Teii Teii Terette Terete Tei Tei~Dare no Ketsu~" - Busaiku : 7/27 (27,824)(Check out the

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  • Dance & vocal group J☆Dee'Z to make their major debut

    August 6, 2014 @ 2:53 am

    Dance and vocal group J☆Dee'Z, which consists of 4 junior high school girls, made their guest appearance on a dance event held at Zepp DiverCity on August 4, where they announced that they would make a major debut with a double A-side single "Beasty Girls/Let the music flow" on September 24. The group was formed in 2010 with 4 members MOMOKA (14), Nono (13), Meik (13) and ami (13). Their popularity is quite high in kids' dance field,

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  • SKE48 mark their 11th consecutive chart-topping single

    August 6, 2014 @ 2:32 am

    Popular idol group SKE48's 15th single "Bukiyou Taiyou", which was released on July 30 (the group's 6th anniversary), sold 324,000 copies during the first week and topped Oricon's weekly single ranking. This marked the group's 11th consecutive chart-topping single since "Banzai Venus" (released in March 2011). They are the second best female group for the "number of consecutive chart-topping singles" record after AKB48 (with 23 consecutive

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