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  • UVERworld's new single picked up as theme song for 'Dragon Nest'

    August 8, 2015 @ 10:06 pm

    UVERworld's new single "I LOVE THE WORLD" has been picked up as the theme song for the online action game 'Dragon Nest'. 'Dragon Nest' is an online action game by Hangame. It's been 5 years since Hangame started offering its services. As such, they have undergone a major renewal with the concept "to go back to the roots of action". UVERworld's TAKUYA∞ (Vo) commented, "The concept this time is 'to go back to the roots,' and we are a band tha

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  • AKB48's Uchida Mayumi announces graduation

    August 8, 2015 @ 10:44 am

    AKB48 Team K member Uchida Mayumi has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on August 7 during a big handshake event held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba. On her official Instagram account, Uchida wrote, "I don't think I would call myself a 'royal road idol' in AKB48. I'm glad that I didn't give up on doing things differently from other people and in my own way. I don't have any regrets."  Uchida is the owner of

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  • Did Fukase and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu end their relationship?

    August 8, 2015 @ 10:42 am

    There is a rumor going around on the internet that SEKAI NO OWARI member Fukase and model/singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu broke up. It started with Fukase's tweet with a word "question" and a code illustration that says "12 11552 21."According to the fans' decoding, it can be read as "WE BROKE UP" (as the first "1" is written in "WHITE", and the number is "1", so it refers the first letter of "WHITE" which is "W", "2" is in "RED", and the second letter

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  • AKB48's Shimazaki Haruka to take a break due to asthma attacks, not participating in upcoming Janken tournament

    August 8, 2015 @ 10:39 am

    AKB48 team A member Shimazaki Haruka announced that she would take a break from the group's activities for a while due to asthma attacks.Shimazaki tweeted, "I've been causing troubles to work-related people and worrying you fans as asthma attacks are interfering with my work this past month. Though no details have been set yet, I decided after talking to my doctor and staff members to take a break for a while." Regarding her condition, Shimazaki

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  • 17 girls pass the 'AKB48 Taiwan Audition'

    August 8, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    On August 6, the final selection for "AKB48 Taiwan Audition" to choose AKB48's first foreign members was held in Taipei, Taiwan, and it was announced that 17 girls have passed the audition. As a lot more girls passed than was originally planned, there will be another "final judgement" after the 17 candidates take lessons for a certain period of time. Those who pass the "final judgement" will join AKB48 as its members and will start their activiti

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  • Actor Izumi Masayuki passes away at age 35

    August 5, 2015 @ 2:48 am

    Actor Izumi Masayuki (35) has been revealed to have passed away on July 28 at 5:35 pm at a hospital in Tokyo.The announcement was made by his agency on August 4, and according to the agency, his funeral was already held with his close family in attendance. Izumi made his acting debut in NTV drama "Gokusen" in 2002. He then appeared in "Kamen Rider 555" (TV Asahi) in the following year, and also made a regular appearance in drama series "Kasouken

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 7/27 ~ 8/2

    August 5, 2015 @ 2:42 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for July 27 to August 2. Check out the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Bari Hapi" - Johnny's WEST : 7/29 (100,502)2. "ANTI-HERO" - SEKAI NO OWARI : 7/29 (77,910)3. "HELLO AGAIN" - MYNAME : 7/28 (44,461)4. "LOVER" - AAA : 7/19 (42,989)5. "Dress wo Nuida Cinderella" - Dream Ami : 7/29 (34,096)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. SUPER Very best" - V6 : 7/29 (152,490)2. "DREA

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/22~7/28

    August 3, 2015 @ 12:39 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of July 22nd to July 28th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Summer Madness feat. Afrojack" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Kimi ga Kureta Natsu" - Ieiri Leo 03 - "I Really Like You" - Carly Rae Jepsen 04 - "PLAYBACK" - JUJU 05 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nish

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  • Fujmoto Miki announces the birth of her 2nd child

    August 1, 2015 @ 10:45 am

    On August 1, former Morning Musume member Fujimoto Miki (30) updated her official blog and announced the birth of her second child. Fujimoto began the blog by saying, "I have an announcement for everyone," and reported, "On August 1, at 1:32 am, I safely gave birth to a 3,152 gram (6 lb 15 oz) baby girl." She reflected, "As expected, childbirth was very painful... but above all, I am filled with happiness." Fujimoto's husband, com

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  • Aibu Saki is planning on getting married?

    July 31, 2015 @ 10:35 am

    On July 31, it was reported that actress Aibu Saki (30) is planning on getting married soon.In a Model Press interview, Aibu's agency responded to the reports saying, "She is not planning on getting married." According to sources, Aibu's boyfriend is a 35-year-old company president that deals with cosmetics sales and event production. They started dating seriously at the beginning of this year. Recently, there have been many celebrities

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