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  • Former ℃-ute member Umeda Erika to resume her music activities

    October 25, 2013 @ 12:20 am

    On October 25, former ℃-ute member and model Umeda Erika announced on her official blog that she will resume her music activities. Umeda graduated from ℃-ute in 2009, in order to pursue her dream to become a fashion model. However, while she was active as a model, she expressed her desire to perform again. She wrote, "Every time I walked the runway, my feeling of 'I want to do music again. I want to sing and dance in front of you fans again' got

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/16~10/22

    October 23, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 16th to October 22th. 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 - "Funa Funa Funassyi" - Funassyi 03 - "Gomennasai no Kissing You" - E-girls 04 - "Bi-Li-Li Emotion" - Superfly 05 - "Arigatou no Wa" - Ayaka 06 - "Ballerina" - Amuro Namie

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  • the GazettE places top 10 on UK chart as album titles becomes worldwide trending topic

    October 23, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    the GazettE placed in the top ten of two UK metal charts while the hashtag for their brand new album "BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY" became a worldwide Twitter Trend.BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY, released digitally on 23 October in Europe by JPU Records, is the seventh album from the Japanese visual kei veterans. Fans across the globe eagerly awaited its midnight release and excitedly tweeted about it throughout 22 October, leading to #BEAUTIFULDEFORMITY emerging a

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/14 ~ 10/20

    October 23, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for October 14th to the 20th.Check out the results below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Winter Games" - 2PM : 10/16 (108,537)2. "Birthday wedding" - Kashiwagi Yuki : 10/16 (65,376)3. "Gogatsu no Hae/Last Virgin" - RADWIMPS : 10/16 (43,294)4. "Hareru YA!" - DISH// : 10/16 (28,029)5. "Tokyo Destiny" - Porno Graffitti : 10/16 (24,220)(Check out the full ranking here.)-[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "JUKE BOX" - Kanjan

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  • Fuji TV's long-running program 'Waratte Iitomo!' to end in March

    October 22, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    It was announced that Fuji TV's popular variety show "Waratte Iitomo!" which is hosted by Tamori (a.k.a Morita Kazuyoshi), will be ending its over 30 years run next March. The announcement was made by Tamori himself during the show on October 22nd. "Waratte Iitomo!" is a long-running live broadcasting program that begun airing on October 4th 1982. Back in 2002, the show celebrated its 5000th broadcast, and it was certified by Guinness

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  • Kanjani8 grabs the No.1 spot on Oricon weekly chart with latest album

    October 22, 2013 @ 12:40 am

    Popular group Kanjani8's 6th original album "JUKE BOX" (released on October 16th) sold 323,000 copies during the first week, and it took the number one spot on Oricon's weekly ranking.  This is the 6th consecutive album from the group to top the chart, but this is the first time for their album to sell over 300,000 copies in the first week."JUKE BOX" contains 15 tracks that include their singles, songs provided by various artists, as well as Nis

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  • Karina announces her graduation as an exclusive model for "Ray"

    October 20, 2013 @ 9:20 pm

    On October 20th, model and actress Karina attended an event for female fashion magazine "Ray" which was to commemorate the 25th year since its launching, and she announced that she would graduate from being an exclusive model for the magazine. During the talk segment, Karina said in front of 1,000 readers, "Next year, it will be the 15th year since I first appeared on 'Ray', and I will also be 30 years old which can be the right timing for me to

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  • Flower leader Mizuno Erina withdraws from the group

    October 18, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

    Flower & E-girls member Mizuno Erina has withdrawn from both groups. From here on, she will focus on her career as an actress. According to a comment posted on their official website, Mizuno "wanted to challenge the potential of her own expressions." As such, she decided to part ways with the groups.Mizuno is scheduled to appear in LDH's 'DANCE EARTH' alongside NAOKI (EXILE), Sekiguchi Mendy (GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE), TETSUYA (EXILE), a

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  • Kato Rosa is expecting her 2nd child next February

    October 18, 2013 @ 4:30 am

    On October 16, professional soccer player Matsui Daisuke announced on his official website that his wife, actress Kato Rosa, is expecting their second child in February of next year.Matsui reported, "I think there are people who already know, but a new life will be born next February. My wife contacted me the other day, and I received news that she has entered her stable period. My mind is at peace."  Matsui, who will be a father of two, said, "

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/09~10/15

    October 17, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 9th to October 15th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Heart Ereki" - AKB48 02 - "Arigatou no Wa" - Ayaka 03 - "Sayonara" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Gomennasai no Kissing You" - E-girls 05 - "No Limit" - EXILE 06 - "Neonlight Lipstick" - Amuro Namie 07 - "Baller

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