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  • 'Johnny's WEST' become a 7-member group with additional 3 members

    February 5, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

    A new group from Johnny & Associates, Inc., "Johnny's WEST" announced that 3 more members have joined the group, and thus they are now a group of 7 members.The additional 3 members are Hamada Takahiro (25), Kamiyama Tomohiro (20), and Fujii Ryusei (20). They were introduced to the media during the press conference for the group's commemorative stage "Naniwazamurai Hello TOKYO!!" held at Nissay Theatre in Tokyo on February 5. The creation of "Joh

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 01/29~02/04

    February 5, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of January 29th to February 4th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "TSUKI" - Amuro Namie 02 - "Zutto feat. HAN-KUN & TEE" - SPICY CHOCOLATE 03 - "Harukaze" - Rihwa 04 - "Hot Stuff" - JUJU 05 - "Snow Magic Fantasy" - SEKAI NO OWARI 06 - "Sorairo no Kiseki" - SUPER☆GiRLS

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  • Arashi's Ohno Satoshi breaks his own record in Oricon's drama Blu-ray charts

    February 5, 2014 @ 2:41 am

    Arashi has topped Oricon's music DVD sales ranking for three years in a row. This is the first time any artist has ever done so. On top of invincible sales in music, Arashi is also doing well in drama rankings.On August 23, Arashi, who were the main personality for NTV's 24-Hour TV, participated in various projects. Among them was member Ohno Satoshi's special drama "Kyou no Hi wa Sayonara". The drama tells the story of the protagonist who is dia

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  • Sakurai Sho and Ninomiya Kazunari talk about their private lifestyles at Kirin Beer product launch

    February 5, 2014 @ 2:33 am

    At Kirin Beer's new product "Shin Ichiban Shibori" launch, Arashi's Sakurai Sho and Ninomiya Kazunari appeared at the event as representatives of the group, who is Kirin's new CM personality. Just as Kirin is particular about the new beer's ingredients, Sakurai and Ninomiya were asked what they are most particular about in private. ----- As you know, "Shin Ichiban Shibori" is all about the ingredients. What are you most particular about? Ninomiya

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  • Fukushi Sota to release a desk calendar

    February 5, 2014 @ 12:55 am

    Popular young actor Fukushi Sota will release his first ever desk calendar on March 6. The calendar will feature pictures showing a "new Fukushi Sota" that he has never shown before. Furthermore, the calendar will include shots of "adult" Fukushi as well as the innocent and boyish Fukushi. The design alternates pictures with two-week calendars and fans can pick their favorite cards to decorate it. During the photoshoot for the cale

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  • Oshima Yuko's 'graduation trip' in Hawaii captured in AKB48's upcoming photobook

    February 4, 2014 @ 11:07 am

    AKB48 group's photobook and DVD "AKB48 Kaigai Ryokou Nikki 3 ~ Hawaii wa Hawaii~" will be released on March 29. 35 popular members from AKB48, SKE48 and NMB48 visited Hawaii over New Year's and the fans can take a look at the members in their swimsuit, relaxing at the beaches in this volume. For member Oshima Yuko (25) who made her graduation announcement at the NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen on January 31, it was like her 'graduation trip'

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  • AKB48's Uchida Mayumi makes her novelist debut

    February 4, 2014 @ 2:26 am

    On February 3, AKB48 member Uchida Mayumi held a release event for her romance novel 'Ienai Koigokoro' at Fukuya Bookstore Shinjuku Subnade.   As the first member from AKB48 to make her novelist debut, Uchida laughed and said, "I am proud of it." Although the novel is a story that portrays the romance of 6 female idols, she stated, "99.9% of it was written from my imagination. My secret love? I leave that up to your imagination." 

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  • 'FLASH' reports Sawajiri Erika's new romance

    February 4, 2014 @ 2:22 am

    The February 4th issue of tabloid magazine 'FLASH' has reported actress Sawajiri Erika's (27) new romance.   According to the magazine, Sawajiri attended a cafe opening event in Ebisu late last month with a man around her age. During the event, Sawajiri was seen with the man resting his head on her lap. Earlier, there were reports of the actress in a relationship with a fashion designer, however, the magazine claims that this is a new

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  • Kiriya Kazuaki congratulates his ex-wife Utada Hikaru on her marriage

    February 3, 2014 @ 6:19 pm

    Film director Kiriya Kazuaki (45) congratulated his ex-wife, singer-songwriter Utada Hikaru (31) on her upcoming marriage.   Kiriya revealed, "I heard this from her a few months ago," and  gave her his blessings, "I am very happy. I pray from the bottom of my heart that she will always build a happy family." Kiriya and Utada met at a meeting for her new song's jacket shoot back in 2000. They married in September of 2002,

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  • Morning Musume '14 tops Oricon chart for 4th consecutive time, 1st time in group's history

    February 3, 2014 @ 4:40 pm

    Morning Musume '14's 55th single "Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa / Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai / What is LOVE?" (went on sale on January 29) sold 149,000 copies during the first week, and it topped Oricon's weekly single ranking. This marked their 4th consecutive (15th in total) chart-topping single, and it is the very first time for the group to achieve it since they made their major debut back in January of 1998.Up until now, their best number of t

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