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  • Nanao and Mamiya Shotaro reported to be dating

    May 28, 2015 @ 7:46 am

    The May 28th issue of weekly tabloid 'Josei Seven' has reported that model/actress Nanao (26) and actor Mamiya Shotaro (21) are dating. The magazine published an article with pictures of the couple enjoying a meal at a dining bar in Tokyo, then having a sleepover at Nanao's apartment. In a Sankei Sports interview, Nanao's agency commented, "He is a friend, and they aren't dating." Similarly, Mamiya's agency denied the rumors statin

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  • Konno Mahiru is pregnant with her 2nd child

    May 28, 2015 @ 7:45 am

    On May 27, actress Konno Mahiru (38) announced through her agency's official website that she is currently 6 months pregnant with her 2nd child. In the announcement, Konno reflected, "It's been 12 years since I started acting. 20 years including my Takarazuka days. As a woman, many things have happened, such as marriage and the birth of my first child." She continued, "As a mother and actress, I intend on facing various things from

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  • Sheena Ringo stars in CM for au smartphone 'isai vivid'

    May 28, 2015 @ 7:41 am

    Sheena Ringo will star in the CM for 'isai vivid', au's summer model smartphone jointly developed by LG Electronics and KDDI. This CM will gradually broadcast nationwide beginning May 29. Sheena appears in the CM wearing a gorgeous outfit that was created with the image of "the Creation". The outfit is made up of fresh flowers, and she had to keep the flowers fresh by watering them between her takes. The CM features Sheena's new so

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  • LinQ's Mizuno Marina withdraws from the group

    May 27, 2015 @ 7:21 am

    LinQ member Mizuno Marina has withdrawn from the group as of May 26.Regarding Mizuno's withdrawal, LinQ management explained on the group's official website that her contract has been terminated due to a contract violation. Mizuno also apologized on her blog about the sudden announcement of her withdrawal. Regarding the termination of her contract, she revealed, "I've hurt one of the members and caused trouble. I wasn't able to keep my promi

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 5/18 ~ 5/24

    May 27, 2015 @ 7:20 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for May 18 to 24. Take a look at the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" - AKB48 : 5/20 (1,673,211)2. "LUV -Japanese Ver.-" - Apink : 5/20 (44,615)3. "Anniversary!!" - E-girls : 5/20 (42,761)4. "Aozora no Shita, Kimi no Tonari" - Arashi : 5/13 (34,838)5. "Sugar Song to Bitter Step" - UNISON SQUARE GARDEN : 5/20 (33,765)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Albu

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  • Domoto Tsuyoshi's solo album tops Oricon weekly ranking

    May 27, 2015 @ 2:47 am

    KinKin Kids' Domoto Tsuyoshi released his original album "TU" on May 20. After selling 59,000 copies in the first week, it's charted at the top of Oricon's weekly album ranking. This marks his 4th consecutive (7th in total) #1 album released under his solo name. On a side note, the album's analog record version, which is a pre-order only limited product, is scheduled for release on September 2.Source: OriconImage: Shamanippon official

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  • AKB48 achieve their 20th consecutive opening week million-selling single

    May 26, 2015 @ 3:35 pm

    AKB48's 40th single "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" (released on May 20) sold 1,673,000 copies during the first week, easily topping Oricon's weekly single ranking.This is the group's 21st consecutive (and 22nd in total) million-selling single, so they have renewed their own records for "the number of consecutive million-selling singles" and "total number of million-selling singles."  This also marks their 20th consecutive million-selling single

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  • Ninagawa Mika is pregnant with her 2nd child

    May 24, 2015 @ 8:48 pm

    On May 24th, photographer Ninagawa Mika (42) announced that she is pregnant with her 2nd child. She wrote on her official blog, "It's a personal manner, but I am currently 6-months pregnant. My condition has settled down, so I would like to take this opportunity to make this announcement."  She continued to express her joy, "Both my son and partner are looking forward to becoming a family of 4."  Regarding her career, she stated, "I'm sure balan

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  • Ayaka shows her 9-month belly

    May 24, 2015 @ 8:38 pm

    On May 21st, Ayaka updated her official blog and shared a photo of her 9-month pregnant belly.The singer began the entry stating, "I haven't written in awhile, but I'm doing fine." She then reported, "My belly is so tight!! It's so tight that I don't think it can go anymore than this lol." Ayaka revealed that recently she has been "moderately exercising, eating good things, and going out to buy necessities..." She continued, "I need to spend

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  • 21-year-old idol Maruyama Karin passes away due to lung cancer

    May 23, 2015 @ 11:39 pm

    Solo idol Maruyama Karin passed away on May 22nd due to lung cancer. She was 21 years old. Maruyama had been battling a malignant brain tumor ever since it was found during her 2nd year of elementary school. More recently, the brain tumor had spread to her lungs and she had been receiving treatment for it. In 2012, Maruyama was chosen as the semi-finalist for 'Miss iD2013', then started her solo activities that summer. Although she was constantl

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