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  • Hey! Say! JUMP's latest single tops Oricon weekly ranking

    July 1, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    Hey! Say! JUMP's 10th single "Come On A My House" (released on June 26) sold 218,000 copies in the first week, topping Oricon's weekly ranking.  This marked their 10th consecutive chart topping single since their debut song "Ultra Music Power" (released in November 2007). They are the 4th artist to accomplish this, a feat only achieved by their senior groups KinKi Kids, NEWS, and KAT-TUN."Come On A My House" is a song featured in a commerci

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  • Former FUNKY MONKEY BABYS' Monkichi comments on his future plans

    July 1, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    Popular group FUNKY MONKEY BABYS disbanded after their 2-day live at Tokyo Dome in June. Through their official website, former member Monkichi revealed his upcoming plans. He decided to make this report after former member Funky Kato recently announced the start of his solo activities. Monkichi wrote, "I have also received many inquiries regarding my future activities. I want to relax a little bit more. I want to start moving when preparations a

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  • aiko releases trailer video for "Loveletter" + more details on new single

    June 30, 2013 @ 10:45 pm

    aiko has released the trailer video for her new song "Loveletter" through her official YouTube channel. She has also revealed more details on her upcoming double A-side single that's scheduled to hit stores on July 17th. The trailer for "Loveletter" focuses on an aggressive performance that provides an image of a live concert.aiko's upcoming single, "Loveletter / 4-gatsu no Ame", will include a total of 4 songs. Aside from the two title trac

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  • Arai Hirofumi partially confirms dating rumors

    June 30, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

    On June 29th, actor Arai Hirofumi attended the press conference of TV Tokyo's upcoming drama 'Taberu Dake'.At the event, Arai was confronted with the recently published article which claimed that he and the 16 years younger actress, Nikaido Fumi went on a date and spent the night together. He was asked, "Do you have any woman to have yakiniku with?", and he immediately replied, "Yes, yes! Of course I do have one!"However, he laughed and

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  • Cancer-struck Asami Yuma sends message to the stage greeting of 'Sakura Hime'

    June 29, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    Japanese adult video actress Asami Yumi prepared a written message for the stage greeting on the opening day of Hashimoto Hajime's ('Tantei wa BAR ni Iru') newest movie 'Sakura Hime' on June 29. Asami is currently under treatment for ovarian cancer and wasn't able to attend the stage greeting in person. The greeting was attended by the other two starring actors Hinami Kyoko and Aoki Munetaka.On the 5th, Asami revealed in a tweet that a malignant

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  • Acid Black Cherry reveals jacket covers for "Greed Greed Greed"

    June 28, 2013 @ 11:36 pm

    Acid Black Cherry has revealed the jacket covers for his upcoming single, "Greed Greed Greed", which will be released on August 7th.The single will come in 3 different types: Limited Edition, Regular Edition, and a Special Price Edition. Check out the jacket covers for each type below!======Source & Image(s): Acid Black Cherry's Official WebsiteThanks to Hyde for the tip!

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  • Yuki Maomi officially registers her marriage

    June 28, 2013 @ 4:24 am

    On June 28th, talento Yuki Maomi (33) announced through her official blog that she has officially registered her marriage. Yuki, who held her wedding ceremony on the 17th, expressed, "Since we already held our wedding, I thought my state of mind wouldn't change, but the moment they accepted our marriage registration, there was something that touched me emotionally." She continued, "I feel like this is the beginning of a new life." Yuki

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  • NMB48 Kenkyuusei Ishihara Masako withdraws from the group

    June 28, 2013 @ 1:07 am

    It has been announced that idol group NMB48's Kenkyuusei Ishihara Masako has withdrawn from the group as of June 27th, due to her poor physical health.Below is what she wrote on NMB48's official blog."I, Ishihara Masako, am withdrawing from NMB48. There were times I became ill during my NMB48 activities. Though I felt bad for causing trouble for people around me, I tried my hardest because I wanted to continue my activities. However, after I

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  • yui's new band FLOWER FLOWER provides a song + stars in 'au' CM

    June 28, 2013 @ 12:48 am

    4-member band FLOWER FLOWER, in which singer-songwriter yui (previously stylized as YUI) serves as the vocalist, is starring in 'au's new CM. In addition, the band is also providing a new song "Tsuki" for it as well.The new CM uses footage from "au PERFECT SYNC. LIVE", which was held at Ryogoku Kokugikan on the 11th, as its base. It was a participatory live event which integrated music and technology, and FLOWER FLOWER performed the tie

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  • Former FUNKY MONKEY BABYS' Funky Kato to start his solo activities

    June 27, 2013 @ 6:14 pm

    It was announced on June 27 by former FUNKY MONKEY BABYS leader Funky Kato (34) that he will begin his solo activities via the official "FUNKY MONKEY BABYS" blog.  The popular group disbanded after their Tokyo Dome performances on the 1st and 2nd of this month. He began by talking about his state of mind after the group's final performance with, "I was spending my new days while sometimes closing my eyes, opening my ears, and carefully holding th

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