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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 1/13~1/19

    January 24, 2016 @ 10:41 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of January 13th to January 19th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Hane" - Inaba Koshi 02 - "365 Nichi no Kamihikouki" - AKB48 03 - "Umi no Koe" - Urashima Taro (Kiritani Kenta) 04 - "Torisetsu" - Nishino Kana 05 - "SUN" - Hoshino Gen 06 - "Ki-mi-ni-mu-chu" - EXILE

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  • Tsuchiya Anna announces divorce from her 2nd husband

    January 22, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    On January 21, actress/singer Tsuchiya Anna announced on her official blog that she divorced her husband, stylist Kikuchi Yamato. This is the second divorce for Tsuchiya.   She wrote, "This is a private matter, but please allow me to make an announcement that I divorced stylist Kikuchi Yamato today on January 21." She explained, "Since there was a gap between us in the sense of values regarding our lifestyle and future, we ke

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  • Mannequin Duo FEMM to Release Double Album Through JPU Records

    January 21, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    FEMM, a groundbreaking latex-clad performance duo consisting of mannequins RiRi and LuLa, have announced their first international physical release, "PoW! / L.C.S. + Femm-Isation". The special two-disc package will be released across the UK and Europe through London's JPU Records on March 4, 2016 along with a limited edition "Fxxk Boyz Get Money" t-shirt bundle.Referring to themselves as "dolls with minds", the pair's fusion of empowering electro

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  • Miyazaki Shuto reveals his 'Natsu Dragneel' look for upcoming 'FAIRY TAIL' stage play

    January 20, 2016 @ 4:09 pm

    Mashima Hiro's manga "FAIRY TAIL" will be getting a stage play adaptation, and recently D-BOYS' Miyazaki Shuto, who plays protagonist "Natsu Dragneel," revealed his look as the character. "FAIRY TAIL" is an ongoing manga which began its serialization on Weekly Shonen Magazine back in 2006. It's a battle fantasy where a wizard named "Lucy" encounters "Natsu" --a dragon slayer-- and a blue cat named "Happy." Lucy joins Natsu's guild "FAIRY TAIL",

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  • Kanjani8's Okura Tadayoshi cancels his appearance at concert due to ileus

    January 19, 2016 @ 10:34 am

    On January 17, 7-member idol group Kanjani8 concluded their dome tour "Kanjani8 no Genki ga Deru LIVE!!" at Kyocera dome in Osaka, but unfortunately, member Okura Tadayoshi had to cancel his appearance due to ileus. Okura intended to perform right up to the concert, however, it was canceled after a doctor's judgement. According to a party concerned, Okura was complaining about a stomachache on the 16th, but he appeared on the radi

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  • SMAP members talk about recent troubles on live 'SMAP×SMAP' appearance

    January 18, 2016 @ 11:44 am

    On January 18, SMAP members made a live appearance on their Fuji TV program "SMAP×SMAP" and talked about recent trouble.  First of all, Kimura Takuya started with, "It is January 18th 2016 today. We have caused a public uproar since last week about us, SMAP, and we gave worries to so many people. If things kept going, I was afraid that SMAP could break up in midair, so we thought it was important for five of us together to explain to everyone. T

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  • AKB48's last 2nd generation member Kobayashi Kana announces graduation

    January 18, 2016 @ 12:28 am

    AKB48's Kobayashi Kana (Team B) has announced her graduation from the group.Kobayashi made this announcement on January 17th during their event "AKB48 Tandoku Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2016" at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. She decided to graduate this year as she has reached her 10 year mark since joining the group. "I plan on doing what I can do," she said.  Kobayashi is the last 2nd generation member in AKB48. Among all members, she has appeared

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 1/6~1/12

    January 17, 2016 @ 11:48 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of January 6th to January 12th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "365 Nichi no Kamihikouki" - AKB48 02 - "Umi no Koe" - Urashima Taro (Kiritani Kenta) 03 - "Torisetsu" - Nishino Kana 04 - "SUN" - Hoshino Gen 05 - "Ki-mi-ni-mu-chu" - EXILE 06 - "Mirai" - Kobukuro 07

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  • NMB48's Kondo Rina announces graduation

    January 16, 2016 @ 8:07 pm

    NMB48 Team M's Kondo Rina has announced her graduation from the group. This announcement was made on January 16th during Team M's performance at NMB48 Theater in Osaka. She also reported her graduation on her official Twitter account, "I haven't decided exactly what I'm going to do yet, but my dreams of becoming an actress haven't changed. I want to continue to do my best." Kondo's graduation concert will be held on January 27th. More

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  • Anne and Higashide Masahiro are pregnant with twins!

    January 15, 2016 @ 10:11 am

    Actor Higashide Masahiro and actress Anne, who tied the knot on New Year's day last year, are expecting twin babies!According to the agency, Anne is scheduled to give birth in the summer. The announcement released by the agency states, "As it will be twins, there will be no stable period, so please watch over the couple quietly for a while." Anne and Higashide met through NHK's morning drama "Gochisousan" (aired during September 2013 ~

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