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  • AKB48's album sells over a million copies for 2nd consecutive time

    February 9, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

    The total sales number of AKB48's 5th album "Tsugi no Ashiato" (went on sale on January 22) reached 1,001,000 copies when including the sales --1,351 copies-- from February 6. This marked their 2nd consecutive million-selling album. They achieved it 16 days after the album went on sale, and it is the fastest record for the group's history (for albums), as their previous album "1830m" reached a million copies 33 days later from the release day.Th

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  • NEWS to release Tokyo Dome live on DVD/Blu-ray

    February 8, 2014 @ 11:27 pm

    It's been revealed that NEWS will release a new live DVD/Blu-ray titled 'NEWS 10th Anniversary in Tokyo Dome' on March 19th.The live DVD/Blu-ray will feature NEWS' 10th anniversary concert that was held on September 7th at Tokyo Dome. On that day, the group performed songs mainly from their latest album "NEWS", along with their hit singles.   The DVD/Blu-ray will be 3-disc set. DISC 1 and 2 will include live footage, while DISC 3 will include a

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  • Kato Rosa gives birth to her 2nd child

    February 7, 2014 @ 11:51 pm

    On February 7th, it was revealed that professional soccer player Matsui Daisuke and actress Kato Rosa have welcomed their 2nd child. This was announced by Matsui through his official website. Matsui reported, "The other day, our 2nd son came into this world. I'm relieved that both mother and child are in healthy condition." He then expressed, "As husband and wife, we will continue to cooperate and help each othe

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/27 ~ 2/2

    February 6, 2014 @ 4:03 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for January 27 to February 2. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa / Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai / What is LOVE?" - Morning Musume.'14 : 1/29 (149,361)2. "Otone Nagare Tsuki" - Hikawa Kiyoshi : 1/29 (46,312)3. "TSUKI" - Amuro Namie : 1/29 (42,021)4. "Takaramonoz / Paradise Live" - μ's : 1/29 (36,925)5. "Kimi no Tonari" - aiko : 1/29 (36,654)(Check out the full ranking

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  • 'Johnny's WEST' become a 7-member group with additional 3 members

    February 5, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

    A new group from Johnny & Associates, Inc., "Johnny's WEST" announced that 3 more members have joined the group, and thus they are now a group of 7 members.The additional 3 members are Hamada Takahiro (25), Kamiyama Tomohiro (20), and Fujii Ryusei (20). They were introduced to the media during the press conference for the group's commemorative stage "Naniwazamurai Hello TOKYO!!" held at Nissay Theatre in Tokyo on February 5. The creation of "Joh

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 01/29~02/04

    February 5, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of January 29th to February 4th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "TSUKI" - Amuro Namie 02 - "Zutto feat. HAN-KUN & TEE" - SPICY CHOCOLATE 03 - "Harukaze" - Rihwa 04 - "Hot Stuff" - JUJU 05 - "Snow Magic Fantasy" - SEKAI NO OWARI 06 - "Sorairo no Kiseki" - SUPER☆GiRLS

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  • Arashi's Ohno Satoshi breaks his own record in Oricon's drama Blu-ray charts

    February 5, 2014 @ 2:41 am

    Arashi has topped Oricon's music DVD sales ranking for three years in a row. This is the first time any artist has ever done so. On top of invincible sales in music, Arashi is also doing well in drama rankings.On August 23, Arashi, who were the main personality for NTV's 24-Hour TV, participated in various projects. Among them was member Ohno Satoshi's special drama "Kyou no Hi wa Sayonara". The drama tells the story of the protagonist who is dia

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  • Sakurai Sho and Ninomiya Kazunari talk about their private lifestyles at Kirin Beer product launch

    February 5, 2014 @ 2:33 am

    At Kirin Beer's new product "Shin Ichiban Shibori" launch, Arashi's Sakurai Sho and Ninomiya Kazunari appeared at the event as representatives of the group, who is Kirin's new CM personality. Just as Kirin is particular about the new beer's ingredients, Sakurai and Ninomiya were asked what they are most particular about in private. ----- As you know, "Shin Ichiban Shibori" is all about the ingredients. What are you most particular about? Ninomiya

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  • Fukushi Sota to release a desk calendar

    February 5, 2014 @ 12:55 am

    Popular young actor Fukushi Sota will release his first ever desk calendar on March 6. The calendar will feature pictures showing a "new Fukushi Sota" that he has never shown before. Furthermore, the calendar will include shots of "adult" Fukushi as well as the innocent and boyish Fukushi. The design alternates pictures with two-week calendars and fans can pick their favorite cards to decorate it. During the photoshoot for the cale

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  • Oshima Yuko's 'graduation trip' in Hawaii captured in AKB48's upcoming photobook

    February 4, 2014 @ 11:07 am

    AKB48 group's photobook and DVD "AKB48 Kaigai Ryokou Nikki 3 ~ Hawaii wa Hawaii~" will be released on March 29. 35 popular members from AKB48, SKE48 and NMB48 visited Hawaii over New Year's and the fans can take a look at the members in their swimsuit, relaxing at the beaches in this volume. For member Oshima Yuko (25) who made her graduation announcement at the NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen on January 31, it was like her 'graduation trip'

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