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  • Funky Kato announces the birth of his son

    May 13, 2015 @ 6:59 am

    Funky Kato has announced the birth of his first child, a baby boy.On May 13, Funky Kato updated his official blog and revealed that he had welcomed his son in mid-February. He reported on the status of his child, "He is very healthy."  Funky Kato was able to witness the birth of his son. "I was able to see the miracle of the birth of life before my own eyes. I am overflowing with feelings of gratitude," he commented. Finally, he said, "I wa

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  • Hamada Shogo tops Oricon album chart 2 weeks in a row

    May 13, 2015 @ 6:53 am

    Singer-songwriter Hamada Shogo's latest original album "Journey of a Songwriter" released on April 29 sold 24,000 copies this week, topping the Oricon weekly album ranking. As it was also ranked No.1 last week, this is the second consecutive week for the album to top the chart. With this, Hamada has become the oldest artist to top Oricon's chart (for both singles and albums) 2 weeks in a row. Up until now, Takeuchi Mariya was the olde

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 5/4 ~ 5/10

    May 13, 2015 @ 3:01 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for May 4 to 10. Take a look at the results below![Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Timeless" - V6 : 5/8 (93,402)2. "Summer Magic / Sunshine Miracle / SUNNY DAYS" - KARA : 5/5 (52,496)3. "Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Revolution Cross Unit Idol Song Ren x Syo x Cecil" - Jinguji Ren (Suwabe Junichi), Kurusu Syo (Shimono Hiro), Aijima Cecil (Toriumi Kosuke) : 5/8 (15,785)4. "Koeteke Everything" - ALLOVER : 5/6 (13,46

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  • GLAY's new song picked up for 'Eye City' campaign CM

    May 12, 2015 @ 3:25 am

    GLAY will release their new triple A-side single "HEROES / Binetsu Ⓐ girl Summer / Tsuzureori ~so far and yet so close~" on May 25. It's been revealed that one of these tracks "Binetsu Ⓐ girl Summer" has been picked up as the campaign CM song for contact lens store 'Eye City'. This is GLAY's 2nd consecutive year in charge of Eye City's summer campaign CM song. Written and composed by HISASHI (G), "Bine

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  • Dream's Ami reveals solo artist photo

    May 12, 2015 @ 3:14 am

    Ami (E-girls, Dream) will release her solo debut single "Dress wo Nuida Cinderella" on July 15.Ami's solo debut was announced on April 29 at the finale of E-girls' nationwide tour 'E-girls LIVE TOUR 2015: COLORFUL WORLD' at Saitama Super Arena. No specific details regarding her solo debut were revealed during that time.On Ami's birthday May 11, her official website 'Dream Ami' launched and revealed her artist photo. More details on the

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  • V6's 45th single comes out on top of Oricon weekly ranking

    May 12, 2015 @ 3:02 am

    V6's 45th single "Timeless", which was released on May 8 as the group's first release in their 20th anniversary year since debut, sold 93,000 copies, and it came out on top of Oricon's latest weekly ranking.This is the 21st consecutive year for their singles to be ranked in the TOP 10 since their debut in 1995. With this single, the group made a record for "the number of consecutive years with TOP 10 singles." The group previously shared the reco

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  • Matsui Jurina to co-star with her mom in 'Baitoru' CM

    May 10, 2015 @ 8:38 pm

    Matsui Jurina (SKE48, AKB48) will be appearing in Baitoru's new CM which will begin its broadcast on May 15th. In the CM, Jurina co-stars with her own mom. After seeing her daughter being active on TV, Jurina's mom wants to start something new. Then, Jurina suggests that her mom look for a part-time job. You can check out the CM and its making below.  CMMakingSource & Image: natalie

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  • NMB48's Muro Kanako to graduate to become a gravia idol

    May 10, 2015 @ 8:10 pm

    NMB48's Muro Kanako has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on May 8th during Team N's performance at NMB48 Theater in Osaka. Muro left a comment on NMB48 theater manager Kaneko Tsuyoshi's Google+ account. Regarding her graduation, she explained, "Doing gravia is really fun and I want to take it more seriously. After thinking about it for some time, I wanted to challenge myself as a gravia idol instead of relying on

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  • Nakazawa Yuko gives birth to her 2nd child

    May 8, 2015 @ 5:56 am

    On May 7, Nakazawa Yuko announced through her official blog that she has given birth to her second child, a baby boy. She happily commented, "The moment I heard my son's first cry, my eyes overflowed with tears just like when my daughter was born. Right now, I can say that I'm really relieved. I want to thank my son for being born healthy." She also thanked her family, fans, and the hospital staff for supporting her throughout her pregnancy.

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  • Abiru Yu gives birth to her first child

    May 8, 2015 @ 2:24 am

    Talent Abiru Yu (28) has given birth to her first child, a baby girl, at a hospital in Tokyo.   Both mother and child are doing well, with the baby weighing in at 3038 grams. Her husband, mixed martial arts fighter Saiga Kizaemon (26) was present for the birth. On her personal blog, Abiru wrote happily, "Now that my dear child has joined my family, from here on out, we will combine the power of 3 to create a flood of laughter and

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