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  • SKE48's latest single tops Oricon weekly ranking

    December 15, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

    SKE48's 16th single "12-gatsu no Kangaroo" which was released on December 10 enjoyed excellent sales, topping Oricon's latest weekly ranking. The first week sales for the single was 386,000 copies, and it exceeded the first week sales of previous single "Bukiyou Taiyou"s which sold 324,000 copies.This is their 12th consecutive chart-topping single, and they are ranked No.2 for "the number of consecutive chart-topping singles" for a female group,

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/3~12/9

    December 14, 2014 @ 1:13 am

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of December 3rd to December 9th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Happiness" - Che'Nelle 02 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 03 - "Mr.Snowman" - e-girls 04 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 05 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 06 - "Silly" - Ieiri Leo 07 - "BRIG

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  • 7-member boyish girl group 'THE HOOPERS' to make their major debut in March

    December 13, 2014 @ 2:18 am

    It was announced that boyish girl group THE HOOPERS will be making their major debut under UNIVERSAL SIGMA in March. THE HOOPERS consists of 7 members who were chosen from the 5,000 applicants for cross-dressing group Fudanjuku's "Next Generation Audition" held last fall.In addition to their looks and singing skills, this group's specialty is said to be the members' high performance skills, as all members can do cartwheels, and 3 membe

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  • Sheena Ringo stars in CM for smart phone 'isai VL'

    December 12, 2014 @ 2:10 am

    Sheena Ringo has been chosen as the CM character for the 'isai VL' a new smart phone developed by au and LG. She appears in its new CM which began airing nationwide on December 11. Directed by Kodama Yuichi, the CM features Sheena's new song "Chichinpuipui" that was included in her latest album "Hi Izuru Tokoro". The CM begins with Sheena singing while holding 'isai VL' on a stage that was created in the image of an imaginary cabaret called 'BON

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/1 ~ 12/7

    December 10, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for December 1 to 7. Check out the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Gamushara Koushinkyoku" - Kanjani8 : 12/3 (201,022)2. "Hengao de Bye Bye!!" - DISH// : 12/3 (31,546)3. "Kibouteki Refrain" - AKB48 : 11/26 (26,394)4. "courage" - Tomatsu Haruka : 12/3 (23,794)5. "Hikari no Spur" - Negicco : 12/2 (20,092)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Love Ballade" - EXILE ATSUSHI : 12/3

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  • Kanjani8 top Oricon weekly single ranking with 'Gamushara Koushinkyoku'

    December 10, 2014 @ 2:11 am

    Popular group Kanjani8's newest song "Gamushara Koushinkyoku" (released December 3) topped Oricon's weekly single ranking with first week sales of 201,000 copies.When including their singles released under name of Eight Ranger, this is the group's 18th consecutive, and 26th chart-topping single. "Gamushara Koushinkyoku" is also their 6th chart-topping single in this year, and that is the most number of chart-topping singles in one year, which ti

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  • EXILE ATSUSHI grabs No.1 spot on Oricon chart for the first time

    December 9, 2014 @ 4:01 pm

    EXILE ATSUSHI's new album "Love Ballade" which was released on December 3, sold 81,000 copies in the first week, topping Oricon's weekly album ranking. This marks his first chart-topping work as a solo artist including both singles and albums. Previously, his best ranked works reached second on the charts including, "MELROSE ~Aisanai Yakusoku~" (single: released in December 2012) and "Music" (album: released in March 2014).This album contains 14

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu denies retirement reports

    December 9, 2014 @ 2:59 am

    Recently, some media outlets have reported that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will announce her retirement on 'Kouhaku Uta Gassen' later this month. On December 8, the singer denied the retirement reports through her official Twitter.Both Kyary and SEKAI NO OWARI are scheduled to appear in 'The 65th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen'. Some media reports have reported that Kyary and FUKASE will share a kiss and announce their marriage on live TV. Fans asked her, "It's a

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  • Nakazawa Yuko is pregnant with her 2nd child

    December 7, 2014 @ 11:30 pm

    On December 7, talento Nakazawa Yuko (41) updated her official blog and announced that she is pregnant with her 2nd child. Nakazawa reported the happy news in a blog entry titled "An announcement to everyone." She expressed, "My husband and I are happy that a younger brother or sister will be born to our daughter, who is growing quickly and energetically.  Nakazawa revealed, "I've entered my 5th month and my stomach is starting to show," and con

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  • Stardust Promotion denies reports on Kitagawa Keiko's smoking habits

    December 5, 2014 @ 5:45 pm

    Recently, it was reported by a few weekly magazines that actress Kitagawa Keiko is a "heavy smoker." On December 4, Kitagawa's agency Stardust Promotion updated her official website and denied the reports. In the diary corner of her website, Kitagawa's management staff wrote, "There have been reports about Kitagawa's smoking habits, but there is no truth in that." They called to her fans, "We ask for your kind understanding and continued sup

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