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  • NMB48's Yamada Nana to graduate from the group

    October 15, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

    It's been reported that NMB48 Team M and SKE48 TeamKII member Yamada Nana will be graduating from the group on her 23rd birthday, April 3, 2015. Since October 14, NMB48 has been holding their 4th anniversary lives at Osaka International Convention Center. Yamada's graduation announcement was made by the idol herself during the concert on October 15. She revealed that she has found a new goal while being active in NMB48 for 4 years. "I've decided

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/6 ~ 10/12

    October 15, 2014 @ 12:41 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for October 6 to 12. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Nandome no Aozora ka?" - Nogizaka46 : 10/8 (478,788)2. "Zipangu Ookini Daisakusen / Yume wo Dakishimete" - Johnny's WEST : 10/8 (110,741)3. "VAMPIRE'S LOVE" - VAMPS : 10/8 (29,310)4. "DISCOVERY" - DIVA : 10/8 (26,346)5. "Otoko never give up" - Sexy Zone : 10/1 (8,042)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "YOU" - Yamas

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to be in charge of a set piece for 'The Nationwide Contest of Music'

    October 15, 2014 @ 2:52 am

    SEKAI NO OWARI will be in charge of the set piece for the junior high school division of 'The 82nd Nationwide Contest of Music sponsored by NHK' scheduled to be held in 2015. Artists such as Yuzu and YUI have provided songs for the contest in the past. To coincide with 70 years after the war, the contest will be held with the theme "Peace♪" so that "each and every person will think about peace through singing."  SEKAI NO OWARI will be in charge

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  • Nogizaka46 mark their best first week sales with the 10th single

    October 14, 2014 @ 2:31 am

    Idol group Nogizaka46's 10th single "Nandome no Aozora ka?" (released on October 8) sold 479,000 copies during the first week, topping Oricon's latest weekly single ranking! This marked their best first week sales ever. "Nandome no Aozora ka?" is the group's 9th consecutive chart-topping single, and it's the third best record (tied with Pink Lady) for a female group following AKB48 (24 singles in a row) and SKE48 (11 singles in a row). 

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  • Yamashita Tomohisa tops Oricon weekly album ranking for the first time in over 3 years

    October 14, 2014 @ 2:13 am

    Singer and actor Yamashita Tomohisa's 4th original album "YOU" (released on October 8) topped Oricon's latest weekly album ranking with first week sales of 46,000 copies.This is the first time in 3 years and 8 months for his album to top the chart since his first solo album "SUPERGOOD, SUPERBAD".The album contains a total of 12 tracks including "YOUR STEP", "Brodiaea", and "Daite Senorita - 2014 version -."Source: Oricon 

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/1~10/7

    October 13, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 1st to October 7th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Suki" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Last Scene" - JUJU 03 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Netsujou no Spectrum" - Ikimonogakari 05 - "Precious Love" - EXILE ATSUSHI 06 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 07 - "Hi

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  • Horikita Maki speaks Hakata dialect for new 'Leo Palace' CM

    October 13, 2014 @ 2:49 am

    Actress Horikita Maki will star in Leo Palace 21's new CM. Horikita plays the role of an office worker who works in Tokyo. One day, her younger brother (played by Takasugi Mahiro), who aims to enter a Tokyo university, visits her apartment. Her brother suggests that they will live together once he passes the entrance exams, to which Horikita refuses in Hakata dialect. In the end, her brother ends up moving next door to her.The second CM port

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  • E-girls & Flower member Muto Chiharu to withdraw from the group

    October 12, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

    It's been announced that E-girls and Flower member Muto Chiharu will be withdrawing from both groups. Through her experience in E-girls and Flower, Muto found something that she wants to aim for. In order to grow in a brand new environment, she has decided to study abroad. On E-girls' official website, she wrote, "The relationships I have with the members, staff, and fans that I met in the past 3 and a half years are my life treasures. Although I

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  • 'FRIDAY' reports Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is secretly meeting with NEWS' Tegoshi Yuya

    October 11, 2014 @ 1:40 am

    On the October 10 issue of weekly tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY', it was reported that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has been secretly meeting with NEWS member Tegoshi Yuya.According to the magazine, the two were spotted in mid-September coming out of Tegoshi's apartment in Tokyo and getting into a taxi together. They visited a yakiniku restaurant owned by an acquaintance and came out of the restaurant with several friends after the meal.  The hea

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  • Ohori Megumi reveals her salary during her days in AKB48

    October 10, 2014 @ 6:10 pm

    On October 9, talento Ohori Megumi updated her blog revealing her salary during her days in AKB48. Ohori, who shared that she visited Ueno the other day, started, "I felt nostalgic about the past when I was living in Ueno during my days in AKB48." She then revealed, "My pay back then was 45,000 yen (approximately $418 USD), so with the rent and utility bills, I was barely scraping by. There were times when I would live off of 29 yen bean sprouts

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