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  • TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE's Konishi Ayano to temporarily suspend her activities

    June 27, 2015 @ 2:43 am

    It's been reported that TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE member Konishi Ayano will temporarily suspend her activities in order to concentrate on treatment for lower back pain. Konishi explained her situation through her official blog. She had been experiencing back pains from before, but decided to perform in the group's 5th anniversary live "TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE 5th Anniversary LIVE -Kirari☆ into the new world-" on June 13 at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO. However, thi

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  • ANGERME is looking for 4th generation members

    June 25, 2015 @ 3:30 pm

    ANGERME has announced that they are recruiting 4th generation members.This announcement was made on June 24 during their YouTube program "Hello! Project Station". Leader Wada Ayaka explained that the reason for this new member audition is "to aim for a group that will evolve even more." She called out, "It would make me happy if girls who love ANGERME would join."  Prior to their name change last October, ANGERME welcomed 3 new members. Since th

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/15 ~ 6/21

    June 24, 2015 @ 2:41 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for June 15 to 21. Take a look at the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "FOR YOU" - Boudan Shounendan : 6/17 (72,148)2. "Natsu Daze Johnny" - Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku : 6/17 (54,912)3. "Otsukare Summer!" - Dempagumi.inc : 6/17 (53,664)4. "Youkai Taisou Daini" - Dream5 : 6/17 (32,975)5. "Girlfriend" - SOLIDEMO : 6/17 (19,727)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "No Music No We

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  • AKB48's Hashimoto Hikari announces graduation

    June 23, 2015 @ 9:59 am

    On June 22, during AKB48's performance at AKB48 Theater, member Hashimoto Hikari announced her graduation from the group.This concert was held to celebrate Hashimoto's birthday, which was on June 17. The idol made the graduation announcement herself during the encore. While she didn't reveal the specific reason for graduating, she mentioned that she has found a new dream thus making it difficult for her to manage both her career and stu

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  • Morisanchu's Oshima Miyuki gives birth to her 1st child

    June 23, 2015 @ 9:56 am

    On June 22, it was reported that comedian trio Morisanchu's Oshima Miyuki (35) gave birth to a 3,885 gram (8 lbs 9 oz) baby boy at a hospital in Tokyo. According to the announcement, both mother and baby are in healthy condition. Her husband, broadcast writer Suzuki Osamu (43), and Morisanchu's Murakami Tomoko (35) and Kurosawa Kazuko (36) were present during the delivery.Through her agency, Oshima introduced her son, saying, "Today, I was a

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  • EXILE's Matsumoto Toshio, USA, and MAKIDAI to end their activities as performers

    June 23, 2015 @ 3:08 am

    It was announced that EXILE's Matsumoto Toshio, USA, and MAKIDAI would end their activities as the group's performers at the end of 2015. On EXILE's official site, the three members released their joint comments, as well as individual comments. "We are going off on a pathfinding journey to aim the end of new horizon. This is not a graduation nor retirement, but a new challenge." -- As the comment says, those three will continue being a part of E

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/10~6/16

    June 22, 2015 @ 1:24 am

    Recochoku updated their weekly charts for the week of June 10th to June 16th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Beautiful" - Superfly 02 - "Kimi ga Ita Kara" - Crystal Kay 03 - "Fire" - JUNHO (From 2PM) 04 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 05 - "Arigatou Forever..." - Nishiuchi Mariya 06 - "Birthday"

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  • Voice actor Tatekabe Kazuya passes away at the age of 80

    June 20, 2015 @ 2:48 am

    Veteran voice actor Tatekabe Kazuya (80), who is best known as the voice of Gian from popular anime "Doraemon", passed away on June 18 at 1:49 pm, due to acute respiratory failure. Tatekabe voiced as Gian during 1979 to 2005, and he was also popular for his voice as Goriraimo in "Dokonjo Gaeru".His funeral will be held at Aoyama funeral hall on the 24th.Our condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.Source & Image: Oricon

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  • Mizushima Hiro and Ayaka celebrate the birth of their first child

    June 19, 2015 @ 7:23 am

    On June 19, singer-songwriter Ayaka updated her official blog, announcing the birth of her first child, a baby girl."Dear everyone," she began, continuing with, "Every time I look at our child's calm sleeping face, I can't help but to be happy. The moment she was born, it was like God gave us a wink. That is how happy and grateful she is making us feel." Ayaka also expressed her gratitude, "When I think about how this journey has led me to t

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  • Oricon Ranking for the first half of 2015 : Music DVD

    June 18, 2015 @ 4:37 am

    After the rankings for singles and albums, shall we move on to the music DVD ranking?Check it out below, and see who came on top. [Music DVD Top 25]01. "ARASHI BLAST in Hawaii" - Arashi : 4/15 (341,617)02. "Jussai" - Kanjani8 : 12/24/14 (201,003)03. "2014 Concert Tour Kis-My-Journey" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 2/4 (199,390)04. "Kanjanism LIVE TOUR 2014>>2015" - Kanjani8 : 4/29 (189,768)05. "EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR LIVE TOUR TOWER OF WISH 2014 ~THE RE

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