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  • AKB48's Oshima Ryoka announces graduation

    March 24, 2017 @ 9:28 am

    On March 23 during AKB48 Team B's concert, member Oshima Ryoka announced her graduation from the group. Her graduation concert will be held on June 8. After the live, Oshima tweeted, "I'm now in my 6th year, and I've graduated from high school. When I thought about what I want to do, I wanted to take a step outside and try acting, so I decided to graduate." Oshima joined the group as a 13th generation member in December of 2011. I

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  • X Japan 'We Are X' In-Store Signing Event at Tower Records, Yoshiki Wows Fans With Surprise Visit

    March 23, 2017 @ 9:38 am

    X Japan held their first signing event in Japan in 29 years at Tower Records Shibuya on March 17, 2017 for 300 lucky fans who won admission through a special drawing with purchase of the chart-topping "We Are X" film soundtrack. Afterward, Yoshiki made a surprise visit to fans watching "We Are X" in Toho Cinemas in Roppongi Hills, Shinjuku, and Futago Tamagawa, where he greeted film-goers, posed for photos, and answered questions about the X Jap

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  • Yamamoto Yusuke's agency announced contract with him terminated

    March 23, 2017 @ 9:35 am

    Actor Yamamoto Yusuke's agency, Ever Green Entertainment, announced on their official site that the contract between them and Yamamoto has been terminated as of March 21. According to the agency, "We have discussed it with Yamamoto Yusuke countless times and pondered over it many times until today. However, considering the series of various matters up to the present, we believe that Yamamoto Yusuke did not come to meet our standards, which we th

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  • JKT48's theater manager presumed to have committed suicide

    March 22, 2017 @ 5:37 pm

    On March 22, Indonesian news site reported that JKT48's theater manager Inao Jiro has passed away.According to the report, he was found hanging in a bathroom at his residence on the evening of March 21. The local police also announced that it is most likely a suicide, but they are still investigating as they don't know the motive.Nakagawa Haruka who graduated from JKT48 and AKB48 group on December 31 last year, tweeted a memorial message, "Becaus

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/13 ~ 3/19

    March 22, 2017 @ 10:01 am

    Check out Oricon's weekly ranking for March 13 to 19 below.[Single Weekly Ranking]1. Shoot Sign" - AKB48 : 03/15 (1,025,267)2. "Can't Get Enough / Hana Hirake" - V6 : 03/15 (128,718)3. "THE IDOLMASTER CINDERELLA MASTER 046-048 Otokura Yuuki, Matsunaga Ryo, Yorita Yoshino 'Oikaze Running / One Life / Inori no Hana'" - Otokura Yuuki (CV: Nakashima Yuki) / Matsunaga Ryo (CV: Chisuga Haruka) / Yorita Yoshino (CV: Takada Yuuki) : 03/15 (28,446)4. "Las

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel collaborates with Rilakkuma

    March 22, 2017 @ 9:58 am

    L'Arc~en~Ciel and Rilakkuma's collaboration goods will be sold at the venue of the band's Tokyo Dome concerts "25th L'Anniversary LIVE" on April 8th and 9th. The collaboration series called "L'Arkkuma" will feature a line up of three items including a clear folder, a towel, and a stuffed animal. This is Rilakkuma's first time collaborating with a specific artist. The goods are also available for purchase via mail order. Check out the ad

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/8~3/14

    March 21, 2017 @ 8:48 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of March 8th to March 14th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Yattemiyou" - WANIMA 02 - "Tatta" - Yuzu 03 - "HAPPY" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "Otona no Okite" - Doughnuts Hole* 05 - "Hirari" - Ohara Sakurako 06 - "Kono Yami wo Terasu Hikari no Mukou ni" - Anl

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  • AKB48's Nakamura Mariko to graduate

    March 20, 2017 @ 1:46 pm

    AKB48 Team A member Nakamura Mariko will graduate from the group.  Nakamura announced her graduation via her official Twitter account. She revealed that she would be graduating from college this spring, and after graduation, she will pursue her dream of becoming a TV announcer in Hyogo. Source: natalie

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  • Nakai Masahiro is reported to be in a relationship with a 32-year-old choreographer

    March 15, 2017 @ 5:26 pm

    The latest issue of Josei Seven (on sale March 16) reported that Nakai Masahiro, a former SMAP member, is in a relationship with a 32-year-old choreographer/dancer Takeda Maika. According to the report, Takeda previously participated as a back dancer for artists' tour like Amuro Namie and Kato Miliyah, and she serves as a choreographer for AKB48 groups. Apparently, they have been dating since 6 years ago, and they already live together.Nikkan Spo

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  • Eikura Nana & Kaku Kento are expecting their first child

    March 15, 2017 @ 10:32 am

    It's been reported that actress Eikura Nana (29) is pregnant with her first child. Through her agency, Eikura announced, "It's a personal matter, but at this time, I have been blessed with a new life." She said, "I have now entered my stable period. I am spending each day calmly with the support of family and many others around me." She concluded, "To everyone who has always supported me and to all persons concerned, it would make

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