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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/11~12/17

    December 19, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of December 11th to December 17th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Zutto feat. HAN-KUN & TEE" - SPICY CHOCOLATE 02 - "Shareotsu" - SMAP 03 - "JUST LIVE MORE" - Gaim no Kaze 04 - "Ashita mo" - MUSH&Co. 05 - "SO RIGHT" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 06 - "Love Story" - Am

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  • ONE OK ROCK provide their song for PlayStation game 'Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin!'

    December 19, 2013 @ 3:56 am

    ONE OK ROCK have provided their song "Clock Strikes" for the PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4 game 'Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin!'.   "Clock Strikes" is one of the tracks off of the band's latest album "Jinsei Kakete Boku wa". It's described as an emotional rock tune. The trailer for the game featuring "Clock Strikes", which can be seen above, was released on December 18.Source: natalie

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/9 ~ 12/15

    December 18, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    Below is the results from Oricon's latest weekly charts for December 9th to the 15th. =====[Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Suzukake no Ki no Michi de 'Kimi no Hohoemi wo Yume ni Miru' to Ittara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dou Kawatte Shimaunoka, Bokunari ni Nannichi ka Kangaeta Ue deno Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no Youna Mono" - AKB48 : 12/11 (1,033,336)2. "Tana kara Botamochi" - Busaiku : 12/13 (132,538)3. "Blue World" - SUPER JUNIOR : 12/11 (68,684)4. "

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi appears in front of press with her fiance

    December 17, 2013 @ 4:12 am

    On December 16, singer Hamasaki Ayumi returned to Japan from Los Angeles on Singapore Airlines with her fiance. A few days ago, Hamasaki announced her engagement to a 25-year-old UCLA graduate student. On this day, she appeared hand-in-hand with her fiance in front of the press. Reporters gave their blessings to the couple to which Hamasaki answered "Thank you." She hid her engagement ring on her left ring finger with her sleeve.  

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  • Voice actor/actor Ono Kensho to make his singing debut

    December 17, 2013 @ 3:47 am

    It's been revealed that voice actor and actor Ono Kensho (24) will be making his singing debut on February 26 of next year.   Ono is known as the voice for the protagonist Kuroko Tetsuya of TV anime 'Kuroko's Basket' as well as the protagonist of the Japanese-dubbed version of the 'Harry Potter' movie series. His debut song "FANTASTIC TUNE" will be used as the second season ending theme for 'Kuroko no Basket'.&

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  • AKB48 score their 16th million-selling single

    December 16, 2013 @ 11:28 pm

    AKB48's 34th single "Suzukake no Ki no Michi de 'Kimi no Hohoemi wo Yume ni Miru' to Itteshimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dou Kawatteshimaunoka, Bokunari ni Nannichi ka Kangaeta Ue deno Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no youna Mono" (released on December 11) sold 1,033,000 copies during the first week, and topped Oricon's latest weekly ranking.With this single, the group has scored their 15th consecutive (and 16th in total) million-selling single. 

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  • Oricon 2013 Yearly Charts : Artist Total Sales

    December 16, 2013 @ 4:23 am

    Oricon has released its yearly ranking for 'Artist Total Sales Revenue' for 2013. The ranking is based on the gross total sales of CDs (both singles and albums), DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs.Check out the results below! 1 - Arashi # 14,192,000,000 Yen (approximately $138,108,170 USD)2 - AKB48 # 13,254,000,000 Yen (approximately $128,980,108 USD)3 - B'z # 5,379,000,000 Yen (approximately $52,345,254 USD)4 - Momoiro Clover Z # 5,245,000,000 Yen (approx

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  • LinQ member Himesaki Ami to make her solo debut

    December 16, 2013 @ 4:20 am

    LinQ member Himesaki Ami will be making her solo debut under T-Palette Records in 2014.  On December 15th, Himesaki made a secret guest appearance at T-Palette Records' label event 'T-Palette Kanshasai 2013' at Laforet Museum Roppongi. Her solo debut under T-Palette Records was announced on this stage. Regarding her solo activities, Himesaki expressed, "I can't reveal any details yet, but I will not be active as LinQ's Himesaki Ami, but rather i

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  • Oricon 2013 Yearly Charts : Albums

    December 15, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

    Oricon's 2013 yearly ranking for albums has been revealed.Check out which artists were ranked in Top 50. =====[Oricon 2013 Yearly Ranking Top 50 : Albums]01 - "LOVE" - Arashi : (796,525)02 - "B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998" - B'z : (583,230)03 - "B'z The Best 1999-2012" - B'z : (573,050)04 - "Funky Monkey Babys LAST BEST" - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS : (431,984)05 - "Teppen Tottande!" - NMB48 : (419,231)06 - "FEEL" - Amuro Namie : (382,684)07 - "JUKE BOX" -

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  • Oricon 2013 Yearly Charts : Singles

    December 15, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    Oricon revealed their 2013 yearly ranking for singles.Check out the list of top 50 below. =====[Oricon 2013 Yearly Ranking Top 50 : Singles]01 - "Sayonara Crawl" - AKB48 : (1,955,162)02 - "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" - AKB48 : (1,479,036)03 - "Heart Ereki" - AKB48 : (1,260,792)04 - "So long!" - AKB48 : (1,132,853)05 - "EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisurutame~" - EXILE : (1,012,407)06 - "Calling/Breathless" - Arashi : (881,192)07 - "Choco no Dorei" -

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