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  • Kis-My-Ft2's 4th album refreshes Oricon chart records

    July 10, 2014 @ 11:53 pm

    Popular group Kis-My-Ft2 sold 246,000 copies of their 3rd original album "Kis-My-Journey" (released on July 2) in the first week, topping the Oricon Weekly Album Ranking Chart.This is the fourth album including their singles collection "HIT! HIT! HIT!" (released in March 2014) to have reached the top spot. Kis-My-Ft2 is the 4th male artist in history to have sold more than 200,000 copies of their work in the first week for four consecutive a

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  • AKB48's Minegishi Minami resumes her activities

    July 10, 2014 @ 1:31 am

    AKB48 member Minegishi Minami, who has been on hiatus since the middle of June due to kidney cyst, announced via her Google+ that she has resumed her activities. According to her, she joined the rehearsal for Team 4's nation-wide tour on July 8. Minegishi also appeared on live-broadcasting radio show "AKB48 no All Night Nippon" that aired during the late night of 9th, and greeted fans, "Many people worried about me, and I received encouraging me

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/30 ~ 7/6

    July 9, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for June 30 to July 6. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Omoidama" - Kanjani8 : 7/2 (168,866)2. "Last Romeo ~Kimi ga Ireba Ii~" - INFINITE : 7/2 (47,262)3. "Wake up!" - AAA : 7/2 (40,708)4. "Kimi ni Deaeta Kara" - miwa : 7/2 (25,025)5. "Hitori Janai" - v[NEU] : 7/2 (14,614)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Kiss-My-Journey" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 7/2 (245,782)2. "0 CHOIR" -

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  • Johnny's WEST to sing for 'Again!!' live-action drama adaptation

    July 8, 2014 @ 3:55 pm

    It was announced that Johnny's WEST's new songs "Yume wo Dakishimete" and "SUPERSTAR" have been chosen as the theme and opening song for upcoming MBS/TBS late night drama "Again!!"  It has not been revealed when the two songs would be released, but they are both said to be refreshing and up-tempo songs. This will be the first time for the group who just made their major debut back in April, to sing for both a theme and opening song for

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  • Minna no Koe reveals poll results for 'Best friends among Johnny's talents'

    July 7, 2014 @ 11:46 am

    "Minna no Koe" is a mobile survey site powered by Docomo that allows fans to vote on a wide variety of topics. Data from the site is then selected to be featured on the popular ranking site "Goo Ranking". 26,844 fans in Japan were surveyed on which pair of Johnny's talents they consider to be best friends with each other and the results are as follows:1. Katori Shingo and Kusanagi Tsuyoshi from SMAP (10,347 votes)2. Ohno Satoshi and Ninomiya Kazu

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  • Actor Hongo Kanata and more attends press conference for 'Danganronpa' stage play!

    July 6, 2014 @ 9:56 pm

    Actor Hongo Kanata (23) attended the production press conference for his upcoming stage play "Danganronpa" based on the popular game of the same title. The performance will run from October 29 to November 3, 2014 at Tokyo's Nippon Seinenkan. The actor commented, "It's a game I like a lot so I want to work hard to make it a great show for everyone as well." His co-star Kanda Sayaka (27) also appeared at the press conference, and the

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  • Koizumi Kotaro used to lie about himself when he went on group dates

    July 6, 2014 @ 9:18 pm

    Actor Koizumi Kotaro (35) attended the production press conference for his upcoming TBS drama "Petero no Souretsu ("The Funeral Procession of Peter")" - July 7, 8:00pm, thereafter Mondays 7:00pm. Speaking about the theme of "lies" with regards to the drama, Koizumi admitted that he used to lie about himself, "When I was in my late teens to early 20s, I didn't want people to know about my father (Koizumi Junichiro, former Prime Minister of Ja

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  • Masuwaka Tsubasa is a cute policewoman for a day

    July 6, 2014 @ 9:13 pm

    Model and talent Masuwaka Tsubasa (28) posted a picture of herself with black hair on Twitter. It was later revealed that the talent had been a 1-day Division Leader at the Harajuku Police Station. She uploaded a picture of herself in a policewoman uniform with the caption, "I had kept this a secret, I dyed my hair dark!" This was a rare hair color for Masuwaka, a popular gyaru model, whose hair is usually light or with red or blue exte

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  • NMB48 takes on part-time jobs!

    July 6, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

    Details on NMB48's newest variety show on KTV, which will begin airing on July 8, titled "NMB no Meccha Baito" (Tuesdays 1am), have been announced. The show will feature various members of the idol group taking on odd part-time jobs. In the first episode, members Yamada Nana (22), Takano Yui (20) and Kawakami Rena (18) will work at a public bath. On top of cleaning the baths and lockers before the shop opens, they will also help wash the cus

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai announces final DVD!

    July 6, 2014 @ 5:15 pm

    AKB48 sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai disbanded on February 9, 2014. However, fans of the group can now rejoice as it has been announced that the group's final performance at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo will be released through DVD and Blu-Ray on September 3!The volume will consist of the performance itself, as well as rehearsals scenes and off-shots. Watanabe Mayu (20), one of the original members of the unit, calls out to fans, "I hope Warota (nicknam

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