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  • Itano Tomomi holds event in celebration of her first album

    June 29, 2014 @ 12:08 am

    Former AKB48 member Itano Tomomi (22) held an event in celebration of her first album "S x W x A x G" at Kanagawa's Lazona Kawasaki Plaza on June 28. As part of her TBS TV show "Itano Paisen!!", her junior talent from the same agency, Kojima Ruriko (20) also appeared at the event dressed as a staff member. When Itano found Kojima, she laughed, "Oh gosh, Kojiruri is here!" Kojima said, "I have come to support Tomo senpai, who is now in 'artis

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  • SKE48 announces Senbatsu members for their 15th single

    June 28, 2014 @ 8:07 pm

    Popular idol group SKE48 announced the Senbatsu members for their 15th single "Bukiyou Taiyou" (to be released on July 30) through a commercial during the 'Music Station 2 Hour Special' (TV Asahi) on June 27. This is the first single to feature the new members since the big group shuffle in February, and has the largest Senbatsu group of 20 in the history of the group. The official website was later updated to reflect the list of the new Sen

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/18~6/24

    June 27, 2014 @ 11:45 am

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of June 18th to June 24th. 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 - "Next to you" - JUNHO (From 2PM) 03 - "We Don't Stop" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 05 - "Nijiiro" - Ayaka 06 - "ONE -for the win-" -

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  • Vote for the AKB48 song you want to see on Music Station!

    June 26, 2014 @ 2:47 am

    TV Asahi's popular music program Music Station is now holding a campaign for fans to vote for the AKB48 songs they want to see most in an AKB48 special medley. On the show, they will perform "Labrador Retriever" and one more song from three possible candidate songs, which include "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" with Takahashi Minami as the center, "Flying Get" with Sashihara Rino as the center, and "Heavy Rotation" with Watanabe Mayu as the ce

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  • NMB48's Umeda Ayaka gets complimented by Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka

    June 25, 2014 @ 3:20 pm

    NMB48's Umeda Ayaka (25) recently posted on Twitter that she changed her hairstyle a little. It appears she got the attention of the American League's potential Rookie of The Year when she was complimented via social media by Yankee's pitcher Tanaka Masahiro (25). The idol had uploaded her picture with the caption "I tried parting my bangs a little today." to which Tanaka commented, "That's nice". Umeda was so happy to have been complemented

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  • Arashi visits Tohoku region for Fuji TV's 'The Music Day'

    June 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

    Popular idol group Arashi will showcase their special segment titled "Arashi no Tohoku Mirai Tabi" on Fuji TV's special live broadcast music program "THE MUSIC DAY Ongaku no Chikara" on July 12. For this special, the members each visited a different part of the disaster-struck Tohoku region. Arashi, who visited the region 2 years ago and last year as the main personalities of Fuji TV's "24-Hour TV" program, will show the "future" of the Tohoku re

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  • Nounen Rena to release her first photobook

    June 25, 2014 @ 9:36 am

    Actress Nounen Rena announced her first photobook on June 24. The book, titled "Guri Guri Gurumi", will be released on July 31, 2014. Based on the theme of "Pop Art Uhihi♪ Style", the photobook contains the summary of her popular column "Guri Guri Gurumi" in the monthly TV magazine "B.L.T." along with outfits, makeup and scenarios that Nounen herself came up with, such as her in an afro and fake mustache.Nounen commented, "Every time I come

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Twitter was hacked by...?

    June 25, 2014 @ 8:48 am

    Model and singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (21) announced on June 24 that her Twitter had been hacked. She found account activities that were not from her and thought, "What on earth is this." Just when she was getting worried that her account had been hacked, the culprit was found. She announced, "It was my dad who knows my Twitter password. Sometimes he would randomly toy with my account. Sorry for the commotion." She then uploaded a LINE conversa

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  • NMB48's Yogi Keila announces her graduation from the group

    June 24, 2014 @ 6:44 pm

    It was announced that NMB48 Team N member Yogi Keila will be graduating from the group.According to Yogi, she came to the decision that it would be difficult for her to balance her studies and NMB48 activities, as she would be taking the high school entrance exam next year. On the group's official blog, Yogi left a comment. While expressing her gratitude towards the members and fans, she also mentioned her future dream that, "I have not given up

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/11~6/17

    June 21, 2014 @ 12:59 am

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of June 11th to June 17th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "FEEL" - JUNHO (From 2PM) 02 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 03 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 04 - "We Don't Stop" - Nishino Kana 05 - "Nijiiro" - Ayaka 06 - "RHYTHM OF THE SUN" - Ketsum

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