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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/2~4/8

    April 10, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 2nd to April 8th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Grotesque feat. Amuro Namie" - Hirai Ken 02 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 03 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 04 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 05 - "Hidamari no Michi"

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/31 ~ 4/6

    April 10, 2014 @ 2:38 am

    Below are the results of Oricon's latest weekly charts for March 31st to April 6th.Check it out. =====[Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kizuitara Kataomoi" - Nogizaka46 : 4/2 (457,837)2. "NO MERCY" - B. A. P : 4/2 (40,026)3. "High Five" - Nakayama Yuma : 4/2 (34,377)4. "Grotesque feat. Amuro Namie" - Hirai Ken : 4/2 (30,064)5. "Mitaiken Future" - FTISLAND : 4/2 (22,197)(Check out the full ranking here.)---[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "HUMAN" - Fukuyama Mas

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  • MEGARYU announce their hiatus

    April 9, 2014 @ 6:01 am

    Reggae unit MEGARYU has put a stop to activities as of April 7.  This was revealed through the unit's official website. Regarding the reason for their hiatus, they explained it was "to improve RYUREX's voice condition and because of our different visions in music." They also commented on their future, "Through our own individual activities, we will do our best to return on stage as a MEGARYU that shines even more." Sourc

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  • Prime Time Drama Preview – Spring 2014

    April 8, 2014 @ 12:32 am

    The spring season for dramas is just around the corner and as usual we want to give you a short overview of the upcoming prime time dramas. Maybe you haven't heard about all of them yet, so we hope that this little overview helps put 1 or 2 more dramas up on your radar for the upcoming season. Please note that all of the information is only based on the what is currently known (as of April 6th) and that taiga drama, midnight and late-night dra

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  • Miyazaki Aoi receives her first shampoo CM

    April 7, 2014 @ 6:19 pm

    Actress Miyazaki Aoi was chosen as the image character for Unilever's hair care product 'CLEAR' and attended its CM presentation event.   Miyazaki, who appeared at the event wearing a black dress, smiled and said, "This is my first shampoo CM. I've always wanted to try it, so I'm glad that I kept my hair long."The CM, which was shot in Thai, will begin airing on April 9th. The film staff came from different nationalities, so Miyazaki had the opp

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  • Happiness & E-girls member Sugieda Mayu to withdraw from both groups

    April 7, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    It's been announced that Happiness and E-girls member Sugieda Mayu will be withdrawing from both groups.  Sugieda joined Happiness after passing the vocalist audition in December of 2009. Since December of 2011, she has also been a member of E-girls. In order to undergo medical treatment, Sugieda went on hiatus for about a year in August of 2012. After making her comeback, she has been thinking about her own future, which lead to this decision o

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  • Yuki Maomi gives birth to her first child

    April 5, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

    It's been announced that talento Yuki Maomi (34) gave birth to her first child. She gave birth to a 2426 gram (5 lbs 5 oz) baby girl on April 4th at 2:28 pm.   Through her agency, Yuki reported, "It was a little earlier than planned, but we are both healthy." After taking a 3 to 4 month break, Yuki till return to work while considering her physical condition. Yuki expressed, "When I held our newborn baby in my arms, I was very happy and I adored

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/24 ~ 3/30

    April 3, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for March 24th to the 30th. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Takane no Ringo" - NMB48 : 3/26 (406,579)2. "S.A.K.U.R.A." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE : 3/26 (109,554)3. "Mirai to wa?" - SKE48 : 3/19 (55,911)4. "ikki!!!!! i!!" - Chotokkyu : 3/26 (32,157)5. "Yuuki Super Ball" - THE Possible : 3/26 (25,790)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "HIT! H

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  • Kiritani Kenta announces his marriage + expecting his 1st child

    April 3, 2014 @ 1:26 am

    On April 2, actor Kiritani Kenta (34) announced on his official blog that he has registered his marriage with a non-celebrity woman he has been dating for some time. With the blog entry titled "resolution", Kiritani revealed that his wife is a 29-year-old woman who is very motherly, calm, and kind at heart. He wrote, "I first met her 4 years ago, and we got closer with each other slowly, but got really close at the end of last year. I

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/26~4/2

    April 2, 2014 @ 5:25 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 26th to April 2nd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "S.A.K.U.R.A." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 03 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 05 - "Hot Stuff" -

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