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  • AKB48's Maeda Mitsuki and Tsuchiyasu Mizuki announce their graduation

    June 16, 2015 @ 6:15 am

    AKB48 members Maeda Mitsuki and Tsuchiyasu Mizuki have announced their graduation from the group.This announcement was made on June 15 during Team 4's performance at AKB48 Theater. Maeda also reported the news on her Google+ account, explaining, "After joining AKB48 about 3 years ago, I've experienced many things. Through my activities, I found my new dream of modeling. I've decided to take a step toward that dream." During the con

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  • SKE48 drafted members to become kenkyuusei

    June 15, 2015 @ 6:38 pm

    The 5 members who were drafted into SKE48 during "The 2nd AKB48 Group Draft Kaigi" in May will formally become kenkyuusei members. On June 12, SKE48's 2nd generation drafted members Kamimura Ayuka, Isshiki Rena, Mizuno Airi, Shirai Kotono, and Sugawara May appeared in the opening performance of the group's "Te wo Tsunaginagara" concert at SKE48 Theater. During the performance, they announced their joining the group. Kamimura and Isshiki are kenky

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/3~6/9

    June 13, 2015 @ 2:15 pm

    Recochoku updated their weekly charts for the week of June 3rd to June 9th. 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 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Arigatou Forever..." - Nishiuchi Mariya 05 - "Deai no Tsuzuki" - Watanabe Mayu 06 - "R.Y.U.S.E.

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  • Sakanaction's Kusakari Ami gives birth to her 1st child

    June 12, 2015 @ 6:49 am

    Congratulations to Sakanaction's Kusakari Ami (B)! It's been reported that she gave birth to her first child, a baby girl, on June 5.This announcement was made on June 11 by Yamaguchi Ichiro (Vo, G) on TOKYO FM's "Sakana LOCKS!". He also announced that the band would be resuming their live activities. They will kick off their long tour "SAKANAQUARIUM2015-2016" on October 3 at Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center. This tour will mark the band's firs

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  • SKE48's Matsui Rena to graduate from the group in the end of August

    June 11, 2015 @ 2:52 am

    SKE48 member Matsui Rena (23) appeared on a live radio program "AKB48 no All Night Nippon ~Kinkyu Tokuban! Konya, Matsui Rena kara Judai Happyou SP~", and announced her graduation from the group.She said, "I felt that I have nothing left to do as a SKE member. As I felt so, my feeling that it was time for me to progress to the next step started growing." The 23-year-old SKE48 member revealed that she had begun thinking of graduation obscurel

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  • Amuro Namie opens private management agency

    June 10, 2015 @ 6:52 am

    On June 9, Avex announced through its official website that singer Amuro Namie has launched a private management agency called stella88.Earlier this year on January 15, it was announced that Amuro had signed a new contract with Avex label Dimension Point, who would be in charge of management. However, all management duties will be handled by stella88 from now on. Additionally, it was announced that stella88, Amuro, and Avex have entered a new con

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/1 ~ 6/7

    June 10, 2015 @ 6:48 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for June 1 to 7. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Tsuyoku Tsuyoku Tsuyoku" - Kanjani8 : 6/3 (156,448)2. "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" - AKB48 : 5/20 (37,400)3. "Uta no ☆ Prince-sama ♪ Maji LOVE Revolutions Idol Song Kotobuki Reiji" - Kotobuki Reiji (Morikubo Showtaro) : 6/3 (20,623)4. "Brave Shine" - Aimer : 6/3 (20,330)5. "SUMMER TIME" - TUBE : 6/2 (19,696)(Check out

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  • Kago Ai's husband arrested for domestic violence

    June 10, 2015 @ 6:47 am

    It's been reported that former Morning Musume member Kago Ai's (27) husband Kago Haruhiko (47) has been arrested on charge of domestic violence. The assault took place on May 12 at their apartment in Roppongi. Kago was reported to be pushed and kicked, suffering minor injuries on her neck, shoulders, and knees, which took 10 days for complete recovery.  The couple married back in December of 2011 and welcomed their first child, a daugh

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  • Kanjani8 top Oricon's single weekly ranking for the 19th consecutive time

    June 9, 2015 @ 2:11 pm

    Kanjani8's first single of 2015 "Tsuyoku Tsuyoku Tsuyoku" (June 3 release) has sold 156,000 copies in its first week, topping Oricon's single weekly ranking for June 15.  Since "Wonderful World!!" (released June 2010), this marks the group's 19th consecutive single, and also 27 total singles (including Eight Ranger) to top Oricon's weekly chart. "Tsuyoku Tsuyoku Tsuyoku" is the theme song for NTV's drama 'DoS Keiji' starring member Okura Tadayos

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/27~6/2

    June 8, 2015 @ 5:57 am

    Recochoku updated their weekly charts for the week of May 27th to June 2nd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Beautiful" - Superfly 02 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 03 - "Arigatou Forever..." - Nishiuchi Mariya 04 - "Watashi Igai Watashi Janaino" - Gesu no Kiwami Otome 05 - "Anniversary!!" - E-girls 06

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