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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/15 ~ 12/21

    December 24, 2014 @ 4:15 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for December 15 to 21. Take a look at the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "MAMACITA -AYAYA-" - SUPER JUNIOR : 12/17 (65,116)2. "Sweetie" - U-KISS : 12/17 (32,756)3. "Utsukushiki Kodoku Tachi" - predia : 12/17 (19,845)4. "O.R.I.O.N." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE : 12/10 (19,550)5. "Star Shine Story" - GEM : 12/17 (18,716)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "WITH

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  • Tachibana Keita & Matsuura Aya have become parents to a baby girl!

    December 24, 2014 @ 11:44 am

    It will be a Merry Christmas for w-inds.' Tachibana Keita (29) and Matsuura Aya (28) as on December 24 they announced via their agencies that they have become parents of a healthy baby girl!They wrote to the press, "Please allow us to make an announcement that our first baby girl is born safely. Both mother and child are in good condition. It's been quite hectic and busy, but we are spending every day happily with full of smiles."Tachibana and Ma

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  • SKE48's Nakanishi Yuka & Sato Mieko announce their graduation from the group

    December 24, 2014 @ 11:39 am

    SKE48's first generation members, Nakanishi Yuka (25) and Sato Mieko (28) will be graduating from the group at the end of March 2015.They made the announcement during the team S performance held at SKE48 Theater on December 24.Nakanishi originally passed AKB48's "the First Kenkyuusei Audition" held in May 2007, and joined the group as a 4th generation AKB Kenkyuusei. She was then transferred to SKE48 in August 2008. Nakanishi has been the leader

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/10~12/16

    December 23, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of December 10th to December 16th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "O.R.I.O.N." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Happiness" - Che'Nelle 03 - "365" - 2PM 04 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 05 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 06 - "Kirari" - Ikimonogakari 07 - "BRIGHTER D

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  • Tohoshinki tops Oricon weekly album ranking for 4th consecutive time

    December 23, 2014 @ 2:35 am

    Korean duo Tohoshinki's 8th original album "WITH" (went on sale on December 17) sold 233,000 copies during the first week, and they grabbed the No.1 spot on Oricon's weekly album ranking.This marks their 4th consecutive (and 5th in total) chart-topping album. "WITH" allowed them to become the first foreign group to top the album chart for the 4th consecutive time, renewing Bon Jovi's record (3 consecutive times) after 5 years and 1 mont

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  • SUPER JUNIOR tops Oricon's weekly ranking for the first time

    December 23, 2014 @ 2:35 am

    Korean group SUPER JUNIOR topped Oricon's latest weekly single ranking with "MAMACITA-AYAYA-" (released on December 17) after selling 65,000 copies in the first week. This is the first time for the group to top the chart for both singles and albums, as the second place was their best which they grabbed with 3 singles ("Bijin (BONAMANA)", "Mr. Simple", "Sexy, Free & Single"), and 1 album ("Hero"). "MAMACITA-AYAYA-" is the group's fir

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  • GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE's new song chosen as the theme song for upcoming TBS drama

    December 22, 2014 @ 6:09 pm

    GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE's new song "Sing it Loud" has been chosen as the theme song for upcoming TBS drama 'Keibuho Sugiyama Shintaro : Kichijojisho Jiken File' (to begin airing on January 12, every Monday at 8:00 pm).This marks the third time for the group to sing for a drama.The group's vocalist, Kazuhara Ryuto commented, "We hope that many people will listen to our song, and also that we could liven up the drama with the song. It is the f

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  • Characters' visual art for upcoming 'NARUTO' stage play revealed

    December 21, 2014 @ 6:20 pm

    Kishimoto Masashi's popular manga "NARUTO" will be getting adapted into a stage play "Live Spectacle : NARUTO", and the characters' visual art have been revealed.  The characters revealed are "Uchiha Sasuke" (Played by Sato Ryuji), "Haruno Sakura" (played by Ito Yui), and "Gaara" (played by Suga Kenta). Along with them, a new image of the protagonist "Uzumaki Naruto" (played by Matsuoka Kodai) has also been released.The visual art

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  • Ichinose Ayaka and Sugimori Akane to hold gay wedding ceremony!

    December 21, 2014 @ 6:16 pm

    Talento Ichinose Ayaka and actress Sugimori Akane announced that they would be holding a wedding ceremony and reception party on April 20th next year.According to Ichinose's agency, the couple met with each other at a gay bar in Shinjuku in October 2012, and they started living together in the spring of last year.Ichinose released a comment through her agency, "We hope that same-sex marriage will be legal in Japan too, and it will be great if our

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  • Former AKB48 member Kikuchi Ayaka announces her marriage and pregnancy

    December 20, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

    On December 21, former AKB48 member Kikuchi Ayaka (21) announced on her official blog that she got married on November 22, and she is currently pregnant.She is also reporting that she appears as the house model for the next issue of a beauty magazine "MAQUIA" (to be released on the 22nd).According to sources, her husband is a 25-year-old non-celebrity man. Kikuchi met him through an acquaintance's introduction after she graduated from A

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