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  • BABYMETAL promotes new Metallica film in Japan with comment video

    November 16, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

    Japanese heavy metal idol trio BABYMETAL released a new comment video this week to promote the Japanese release of Metallica's IMAX 3D concert film Metallica Through The Never. The film opens November 22 in Japan.Members Su-metal, Moametal, and Yuimetal give their heroes support in a video message shot during their preparations for their first overseas solo live show in Singapore next month on December 28.

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  • AKB48's sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 to disband on Christmas day

    November 14, 2013 @ 12:00 am

    It was reported that AKB48's sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 ('Warota' for short) will be disbanding with the release of their first best-of album (currently untitled) on December 25. Back in October 2008, Watarirouka Hashiritai was first formed with Watanabe Mayu, Nakagawa Haruka, Ota Aika, and Hirajima Natsumi with school life as its concept. After some additions and withdrawals of the members, the unit's activities eventually became under t

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/4 ~ 11/10

    November 13, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for November 4th to the 10th. You can check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Sayonara☆Arigatou" - Hottake BAND : 11/6 (82,177)2. "GOUNN" - Momoiro Clover Z : 11/6 (77,581)3. "Tokai no Hitorigurashi / Ai tte Motto Zanshin" - °C-ute : 11/6 (63,764)4. "Kimi no Gin no Niwa" - Kalafina : 11/6 (37,259)5. "Heart Eleki" - AKB48 : 10/30 (30,868)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1.

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/06~11/12

    November 13, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of November 6th to November 12th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Ima, Sakihokoru Hana-tachi yo" - Kobukuro 02 - "Fuyumonogatari" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 03 - "Kuroneko ~Adult Black Cat~" - Acid Black Cherry 04 - "Arigatou" - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS 05 - "Sayonara" -

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  • Nogizaka46's Kashiwa Yukina and Miyazawa Seira to graduate from the group

    November 12, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    It's been announced that Nogizaka46's Kashiwa Yukina and Miyazawa Seira will be graduating from the group.Kashiwa will graduate in order to focus on her studies, while Miyazawa will graduate to go after her new dream. They will part ways with the group after a special event for their 6th single "Girl's Rule" on November 17th. The two joined Nogizaka46 as the opening members in August of 2011. They spent over 2 years with the group performing in

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  • Morning Musume leader Michishige Sayumi appears at event for pictorial book

    November 12, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    On November 11, Morning Musume leader Michishige Sayumi (24) appeared at a commemorative sales event in Tokyo for her pictorial book "Blue Rose" (Wani Books, ¥3150.) The group recently grabbed 1st place on the Oricon charts for their 3 consecutive singles, a first in 11 years; Michishige stated her ambitions regarding the NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen with, "If we can, I would like us to appear on it again.  It would be the perfect way to end the year."S

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  • Kamenashi Kazuya & Tamaki Koji's unit tops Oricon single ranking

    November 12, 2013 @ 2:27 am

    Hottake BAND's single "Sayonara☆Arigatou" (released on November 6) sold 82,000 copies in the first week, topping Oricon's weekly ranking.Hotta-ke BAND, which includes KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya and Anzen Chitai's Tamaki Koji, is a limited time unit for Kamenashi's ongoing NTV drama "Tokyo Band Wagon ~Shitamachi Daikazoku Monogatari".   This is the first time for a drama-related unit to top the chart since The MONSTERS (unit formed by

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  • Oricon's annual ranking of ideal faces chosen by women revealed

    November 11, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

    ORICON STYLE has released the result of their annual "ideal faces ranking chosen by women" which they asked 500 women in their teens to 40s.This year, the number one spot went to actress Kitagawa Keiko who was ranked second last year.Check out below to see which celebrity made into top 10 this year! (The numbers in the parenthesis are how they were ranked last year.)=====1. Kitagawa Keiko (2)2. Ayase haruka (1)3. Aragaki Yui (3)4. Horikita Maki (

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  • 4 members in Kis-My-Ft2 form a new unit, to release a debut single

    November 11, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    Four members from Johnny's 7-member group Kis-My-Ft2, Yokoo Wataru, Miyata Toshiya, Nikaido Takashi, and Senga Kento will form a new unit called "Busaiku", and release a debut single "Tana kara Botamochi" on December 13. It was announced on the group's late-night show "Kisumai BUSAIKU!?" which aired on the 10th. The debut song will be provided by SMAP's Nakai Masahiro, and he will also be in charge of its choreography. Nakai has previously writt

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  • ET-KING to go on hiatus in April

    November 8, 2013 @ 3:40 am

    ET-KING will go on hiatus after the finale of their nationwide tour on April 29, 2014 at festival hall, Osaka. Early next year, ET-KING will release a best-of album (title and release date undecided). They will also embark on their nationwide tour 'ET-KING Kessei 15 Shunen Kinen Zenkoku Tour ~Omae to Ottara Omoroi wa!~' on March 16.  Regarding the hiatus, the members explained, "We reached the opinion that we need the time to reconsider the grou

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