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  • Actress Takashima Reiko announces divorce

    August 1, 2016 @ 4:27 pm

    On August 1, actress Takashima Reiko (52) announced her divorce with actor Takachi Noboru (51) through her agency. The announcement said, "We received news from Takashima Reiko that divorce papers have been submitted." The continued, "We hope you can understand her decision, and continue to watch over her warmly." They concluded, "We apologize for the worries and trouble that we have caused everyone." Takashima and Takachi marri

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  • Oricon Weekly Chart for 7/18 ~ 7/24

    August 1, 2016 @ 2:06 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for July 18 to 24. Check out the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Bara to Taiyou" - KinKi Kids : 7/20 (193,334)2. "E.G.summer RIDER" - E-girls : 7/20 (59,666)3. "Paradive" - Da-iCE : 7/20 (47,259)4. "Aozora Jumping Heart" - Aqours : 7/20 (47,154)5. "Antenna Light" - 10-FEET : 7/20 (29,956)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Just LOVE" - Nishino Kana : 7/13 (47,743)2. "DS

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  • Abe Natsumi announces the birth of her son

    July 29, 2016 @ 9:42 am

    On July 26, Abe Natsumi announced the birth of her first child via a joint FAX statement with husband, actor Yamazaki Ikusaburo. According to the announcement, both mother and baby are in healthy condition. "The moment our child was born, we were moved to tears and felt grateful. We will carefully raise our irreplaceable child," they expressed.  Abe and Yamazaki married in December of 2015 after four years of dating. They announced their pregnan

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  • BAND-MAID announce first European tour

    July 29, 2016 @ 9:41 am

    BAND-MAID went viral all over the world when their music video for "Thrill" was uploaded on Facebook, the video hitting over 2,000,000 plays in only 2 weeks. Ever since, the band has been receiving offers from events all over the world, including SAKURA-CON in Seattle, America, and MCM LONDON COMIC CON in the UK.BAND-MAID's cute authentic maid looks combined with their hardcore rock sound with kick-ass guitar solos and double-bass drums have gath

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  • Amatsuki to release 2nd album 'Hakoniwa Dramatic' on July 29

    July 29, 2016 @ 9:39 am

    Brilliant new vocal hero Amatsuki will unleash his second major album 'Hakoniwa Dramatic' in Europe on July 29 courtesy of JPU Records. The Japanese star, who first began posting cover songs on video sharing websites a few years, has now accumulated more than half a million followers on Twitter. He was also awarded "Breakthrough Artist 2015" by NHK World's English language music show J-MELO and has already topped the charts of Japan with his firs

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  • Golden Bomber's Utahiroba Jun announces his marriage

    July 25, 2016 @ 1:55 am

    Golden Bomber's Utahiroba Jun (Be-su) has announced via his blog that he had gotten married in June. Utahiroba revealed that his wife is a non-celebrity woman who is the same age. He also expressed his gratitude to his fans and stated, "Through this marriage, I promise to grow as a person, and show that growth in the form of Utahiroba Jun." Congratulations!Source & Image: natalie

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/13~7/19

    July 25, 2016 @ 1:54 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of July 13th to July 19th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Have a nice day" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Ito" - EXILE ATSUSHI 03 - "Overflows ~Kotoba ni Dekinakute~" - Naoto Inti Raymi 04 - "MUGEN ROAD" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 05 - "Taiga no Itteki" - Kuwata Keisuke 06 - "Hero

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 7/11 ~ 7/17

    July 21, 2016 @ 3:37 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for July 11 to 17. Check out the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Koi wo Shiranai Kimi e" - NEWS : 7/13 (153,777)2. "YEAH!! YEAH!! YEAH!!" - EXILE THE SECOND : 7/13 (74,441)3. "STARTING NOW!" - Mizuki Nana : 7/13 (30,813)4. "Samba De Wasshoi Feat. Kuro Sachiko" - Arsmagna : 7/13 (22,386)5. "FEEL SO GOOD" - B.A.P : 7/13 (17,358)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranki

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  • ANGERME welcome 12-year-old member

    July 19, 2016 @ 8:57 am

    Hello! Pro Kenshusei Kasahara Momoka (12) has joined ANGERME as its new member. Kasahara was publicly welcomed into the group on July 17 during the first day of Hello! Project's concert tour "Hello! Project 2016 SUMMER~~Sunshine Parade~ / ~Rainbow Carnival~" at NGK Spark Plug Civic Center Forest Hall in Aichi. In an interview with the media, Kasahara expressed, "At first, when I heard about my admittance, I tho

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  • Hirata Rina to graduate from AKB48

    July 18, 2016 @ 3:30 pm

    AKB48 Team A member Hirata Rina has announced her graduation from the group. This announcement was made during Hirata's birthday event on July 16 at AKB48 Theater. On her reason for graduating, she explained on the group's official website, "I want to pursue the things I want to do, so I thought that if I continue to stay and depend on AKB, I wouldn't be able to grow up. I also want to go to college, so I will study a lot to become a wonderful wo

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