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  • Hashimoto Nanami to graduate from Nogizaka46, retire from showbiz

    October 20, 2016 @ 1:41 pm

    It's been reported that Hashimoto Nanami will graduate from Nogizaka46. Hashimoto's graduation was announced during Nippon Broadcast's "Nogizaka46 no All Night Nippon." She is aiming to graduate around her 24th birthday, February 20, 2017. With that, she has also decided to retire from showbiz.  During the program, it was also announced that the title of Nogizaka46's new single that's scheduled to be released on November 9 will be "Sayonara no I

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  • Jonishi Kei announces her graduation from NMB48

    October 20, 2016 @ 1:40 pm

    On October 18, Jonishi Kei announced her graduation from NMB48 during the group's 6th anniversary concert at Kobe World Memorial Hall.Jonishi has been with NMB48 since they formed in October of 2010. In tears, she announced, "I have decided to take the next step." She continued to explain, "I became satisfied with my current position and environment. If I stay this way, my fans will grow distant, and I myself will end here. That's why I have deci

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  • Fudanjuku opens audition for new members

    October 20, 2016 @ 1:39 pm

    Fudanjuku will be holding an audition for new members. Just recently, Akazono Kojiro and Seimyoji Uramasa announced their graduation from the group. To qualify, applicants must between ages 15 and 22, and must not be signed onto any record companies or agencies. In addition, they are looking for girls who love to sing and dance, and is interested in cross-dressing.  The application period will run until November 30.Source & Image: natalie

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/10 ~ 10/16

    October 19, 2016 @ 2:25 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly rankings for October 10 to 16. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Panorama" - Kanjani8 : 10/12 (162,762)2. "TIME FLIES" - ACE OF SPADES x PKCZ(R) feat. Tosaka Hiroomi : 10/12 (79,663)3. "ANOTHER STARTING LINE" - Hi-STANDARD : 10/5 (36,814)4. "THE IDOLMASTER THEATER ACTIVITIES 02" - Julia (CV: Terakawa Aimi), Suou Momoko (CV: Watanabe Keiko), Ogami Tamaki (CV: Inagawa Eri), Kinoshita Hinata (CV:

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  • Inspired by JINTAKA? Sato Takeru & Takahashi Yu to form a unit

    October 18, 2016 @ 6:59 pm

    On October 17, during his live streaming program 'Taketere,' actor Sato Takeru announced that he would be collaborating with singer-songwriter Takahashi Yu at the upcoming Halloween event 'JACK-O-LAND.' Sato, who is good friends with Takahashi, explained that he came up with the collaboration himself. "We will sing together," he declared and continued to explain, "I was inspired by JINTAKA. We will do it as a new unit!" 'JACK-O-LAND' will take pl

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  • Actress Mizuno Miki and actor Karahashi Mitsuru got married back in June

    October 18, 2016 @ 4:46 pm

    It's been reported that actress Mizuno Miki (42) and actor/illustrator Karahashi Mitsuru (39) got married back in June. They are not planning to hold a wedding ceremony and reception. According to Mizuno's agency, the couple met in March of this year through a mutual acquaintance and started dating in April. They tied the knot just three months later, on Mizuno's birthday, June 28.Karahashi became known after starring in TV Asahi's 'Kamen Rider 5

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel, JUJU & MAN WITH A MISSION participate in SONY's new campaign

    October 17, 2016 @ 2:23 pm

    SONY's new campaign for its high resolution audio started on October 17. For this campaign, L'Arc~en~Ciel, JUJU and MAN WITH A MISSION have been selected as the participating artists. The campaign promotes SONY's high resolution audio with the concept "There's no turning back. High resolution wireless." Each participating artist have their own promotional video showing their experience with the high-res wireless technology. In addition, the video

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/5~10/11

    October 16, 2016 @ 7:45 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of October 5th to October 11th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Dear Bride" - Nishino Kana 02 - "PPAP" - Pikotaro 03 - "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 04 - "Hero" - Amuro Namie 05 - "Michi" - Utada Hikaru 06 - "Koi wo Shita no wa" - aiko 07 - "Sekai wa Anata no

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  • Aoi Eir to go on indefinite hiatus after Budokan live in November

    October 15, 2016 @ 9:42 am

    It's been announced that Aoi Eir will be going on indefinite hiatus after her concerts "Eir Aoi 5th Anniversary Special Live 2016 ~LAST BLUE~ at Nippon Budokan" on November 4 and 5. Since August, Aoi had put her activities on hold due to her poor health. A message from the artist has been posted on her official webpage. The translation can be seen below. "First of all, I am very sorry for cancelling events and causing considerable inconveniences

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  • AKB48's Ogasawara Mayu announces graduation

    October 14, 2016 @ 3:32 pm

    AKB48 Team A's Ogasawara Mayu has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on October 14 during the group's performance at AKB48 Theater. On her reason for graduating, Ogasawara explained, "I strongly felt the desire to break away from this group, take a step forward, and start over in a new environment." She also revealed that she plans on continuing her activities in the showbiz. More details on her last handshake even

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