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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/18 ~ 11/24

    November 27, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for November 18th to the 24th. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Sansei Kawaii!!" - SKE48 : 11/20 (449,003)2. "Kurukuru" - e-girls : 11/20 (69,087)3. "Kuroneko ~Adult Black Cat~" - Acid Black Cherry : 11/20 (59,714)4. "Mikakunin Chuugakusei X" - Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku : 11/20 (46,045)5. "Pinky Santa" - BOYFRIEND : 11/20 (35,198)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "PORN

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  • Porno Graffitti tops Oricon chart for the first time in over 3 years

    November 25, 2013 @ 6:06 pm

    Rock band Porno Graffitti's best-of album "PORNO GRAFFITTI 15th Anniversary 'ALL TIME SINGLES'" which was released on November 20, sold 85,000 copies in the first week, topping the Oricon weekly album ranking chart. This is Porno Graffitti's first chart-topping work including both singles and albums, in 3 years and 8 months since they last topped the chart with their album "∠TRIGGER" back in 2010. "PORNO GRAFFITTI 15th Anniversary 'ALL TIM

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  • SKE48 tops Oricon weekly chart with their 13th single

    November 25, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    SKE48's 13th single "Sansei Kawaii!" which went on sale on November 20, sold 449,000 copies during the first week, and topped Oricon's weekly single ranking. This is the 9th consecutive chart-topping single, and this single also allowed them to grab the number 2 spot for the record number of consecutive chart-topping singles for a female group which ties them with Pink Lady. (AKB48 keeps the No.1 spot with 20 consecutive chart-topping singles.)C

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  • Inohara Yoshihiko and Seto Asaka welcome their 2nd child

    November 25, 2013 @ 2:59 am

    V6 member Inohara Yoshihiko and his wife, actress Seto Asaka have welcomed a new baby girl. The couple sent out a fax to media outlets reporting, "Both mother and baby are in good health. While praying that she will look like my wife, I would like the 4 of us to live happily without forgetting the feeling of appreciation. Please continue to support us."Inohara and Seto got married back in 2007 and celebrated the birth of their son in 2010.&n

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  • SKE48's Niidoi Sayaka and Kitahara Yuna to graduate from the group

    November 23, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

    SKE48 Team S member Niidoi Sayaka (19) and Kenkyuusei Kitahara Yuna (15) have announced their graduation from the group in order to focus on their studies. This was announced on November 22nd through the group's official website. Niidoi, whose last stage will be on November 30th, reminisced, "It's been 2 short years since I became a member, but those days were all valuable experiences that I will never again come across. I was way too immature si

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  • Nominees & winners for the '55th Japan Record Awards' announced

    November 22, 2013 @ 2:31 am

    The list of nominees and winners for the annual music awards show, The 55th Japan Record Awards, has been revealed.As usual, the winner of the grand prize, "Japan Record Award", will be selected among the winners of "Best Song" category, while "Best New Artist" will be selected among the winners of "New Artist" category.  Both winners for these awards will be announced on "The 55th Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards " that will air live

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/13~11/19

    November 20, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of November 13th to November 19th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Fuyumonogatari" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Ame Nochi Hallelujah" - Yuzu 03 - "Dreaming Now" - Koda Kumi 04 - "Sayonara☆Arigatou" - Hotta-ke BAND 05 - "Kurukuru" - e-girls 06 - "Ima, Sakihokoru

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

    November 20, 2013 @ 3:18 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for November 11 to the 17th. Check it out below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "SNOW DOME no Yakusoku / Luv Sick" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 11/13 (268,382)2. "Kamonegikkusu" - NMB48 : 10/2 (57,133)3. "Ame Nochi Hallelujah / Mamotte Agetai" - Yuzu : 11/13 (29,960)4. "S.M.L☆" - Afilia Saga : 11/13 (28,796)5. "Ima, Tsutaetai Koto" - CODE-V : 11/13 (27,257)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "GENERAT

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  • Former Melon Kinenbi member Shibata Ayumi to resume her activities as a solo artist

    November 19, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    On November 18, it was announced that Shibata Ayumi, a former member of idol group Melon Kinenbi (disbanded in May 2010), will resume her activities as a solo artist after she transfers agencies.  Currently, she will use "Shibata Ayumi" for her activities in entertainment, but she will start to use "ayumi shibata" for her activities as an artist. On May 31 of this year, her contract with "Trick Function"expired and on her

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  • LinQ's Goto Rikako and Fukuhara Izumi to graduate from the group in March

    November 19, 2013 @ 3:46 am

    It's been announced that LinQ members Goto Rikako and Fukuhara Izumi will be graduating from the group in March of 2014.   The reason for Goto's graduation is job hunting, while Fukuhara's is to focus on her studies. Until late-March, Goto will appear in the group's performances once a month, and Fukuhara will appear every other week. The exact date of their graduation will be announced once it's been determined. Source & Imag

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