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  • Talento Sakurazuka Yakkun passes away in traffic accident

    October 7, 2013 @ 3:08 am

    On October 5th, talento Sakurazuka Yakkun (real name: Saito Yasuo / 37) was involved in a traffic accident and died from myocardial rupture.  According to sources, Yakkun was on his way to Kumamoto Prefecture to appear in an event on the 6th as a member of the 4-member band 'Bijyo ♂ men Vlossom'. The single-vehicle accident took place on October 5th around 5:00 pm. A mini-van collided into the median divider of the Chuugoku Expre

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  • Naka Riisa gives birth to her first child

    October 6, 2013 @ 3:38 pm

    Actor Nakao Akiyoshi's (25) wife, actress Naka Riisa (23), gave birth to their first child on October 4th at 1:08 am at a hospital in Tokyo.  According to sources, Naka gave birth to a healthy baby boy weighing 2,560 grams (5 lbs 13 oz). Nakao, who was present at the time of birth, reported through his blog, "I've received the best treasure.""My eyes watered naturally," he expressed. "Mothers are really amazing. First of all, I am filled with gr

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  • Tsuji Nozomi discharged from the hospital

    October 5, 2013 @ 4:43 am

    Talento Tsuji Nozomi, who was hospitalized for aseptic meningitis syndrome, has been discharged from the hospital on October 5. She reported through her official blog, "Today I was safely able to leave the hospital!" On coming home after being hospitalized for almost 2 weeks, she expressed, "I'm filled with so much happiness that the family is together after a long time," and shared a family photo. She continued, "From today, I want to

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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for September

    October 3, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

    Recochoku has just released the monthly download charts for the month of September. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos over the past month below! < Chaku-Uta - Monthly Ranking > 01 - "No Limit" - EXILE 02 - "Distance" - JUJU 03 - "Itoshi Kimi e" - GReeeeN 04 - "Amachan Opening Theme (Long Version)" - Otomo Yoshihide 05 - "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" - AKB48 06 - "Winter Games" - 2PM 07 -

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 09/25~10/01

    October 3, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of September 25th to October 1st. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Sayonara" - Nishino Kana 02 - "No Limit" - EXILE 03 - "Gomennasai no Kissing You" - E-girls 04 - "Amachan Opening Theme (Long Version)" - Otomo Yoshihide 05 - "Hatsukoi" - Flower 06 - "Distance" - J

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  • Yuzu's Kitagawa Yujin and announcer Takashima Aya are expecting their first child

    October 3, 2013 @ 3:34 am

    Yuzu's Kitagawa Yujin and freelance announcer Takashima Aya are expecting their first child.  According to Takashima's announcement on her agency's official website, she is currently 6 months pregnant and is due sometime next February. She commented, "In order for the child in my stomach to be born at ease, I am preparing both my mind and body and spending my days peacefully." Kitagawa also expressed, "I am very happy that we will be g

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 9/23 ~ 9/29

    October 2, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for September 23rd to the 29th. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Hiri Hiri no Hana" - Not yet : 9/25 (107,578)2. "No Limit" - EXILE : 9/25 (75,132)3. "EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame~" - EXILE : 4/3 (22,224)4. "Get The Star / Last Forever" - TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE : 9/25 (14,212)5. "HICCHAKA×MECCHAKA" - BugLug : 9/25 (12,617)(Check out the full ranking here.)-----[Album Weekly Rank

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  • Not yet's latest single takes the top spot on the Oricon chart

    October 1, 2013 @ 2:30 am

    AKB48 subunit Not yet, comprised of Oshima Yuko, Kitahara Rie, Yokoyama Yui, and Sashihara Rino, released their 5th single "Hiri Hiri no Hana" on September 25. This single has sold 108,000 copies in its first week and has topped Oricon's single ranking for October 7. This marks the group's second consecutive single, following "Suika BABY" (released last May), and fourth total to top the single chart. All versions of the single include "Hiri Hiri

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  • Superfly tops Oricon album chart with her 1st best-of album

    October 1, 2013 @ 1:50 am

    Vocalist Ochi Shiho's solo project Superfly's 1st best-of album "SUPERFLY BEST" (released September 25th) has sold 157,000 copies in its first week, topping Oricon's weekly album ranking for October 7th. Since her first album "Superfly" (released May 2008), Superfly has topped the Oricon album chart with 4 original albums and "Wildflower & Cover Songs: Complete Best'TRACK 3'" (September 2010, single "Wildflower" & western music cover album set). 

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  • SNH48's Miyazawa Sae & Suzuki Mariya to make their stage debut in October

    September 30, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

    On September 29th, it was revealed that SNH48's Miyazawa Sae and Suzuki Mariya will be making their stage debut in Shanghai on October 11th.  The top page of SNH48's official website introduces Miyazawa and Suzuki with the word "debut" written in Chinese characters. They will appear in the group's 1st anniversary special performance for 3 consecutive days from the 11th to the 13th. Miyazawa and Suzuki transferred to SNH48 in August of last year,

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