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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/12 ~ 6/18

    June 22, 2017 @ 9:59 am

    Check out Oricon's weekly ranking for June 12 to 18 below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Seimei / Still Alive" - B'z : 06/14 (121,039)2. "Tonikaku HEY" -  Da-iCE : 06/14 (35,798)3. "Negaigoto no Mochigusare" - AKB48 : 05/31 (34,430)4. "Sharara! Yareru Hazusa / Ee ja nai ka Ninja nai ka" - Kobushi Factory : 06/14 (22,493)5. "Cheerleader / Koi Hanabi" - Fuwa Fuwa : 06/14 (16,510)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "ALL TIME B

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  • J-Rockers Esprit D'Air announce huge UK tour!

    June 22, 2017 @ 9:58 am

    Esprit D'Air have announced their huge UK tour to celebrate the release of their upcoming album Constellations, which is due to be released digitally on June 30. It's also hitting the shelves of retail stores a week after. Tour Dates:5 February - The Underworld Camden, London6 February - Buffalo Bar, Cardiff7 February - Mama Roux's, Birmingham8 February - Sound Control, Manchester9 February - Jumpin' Jacks, Newcastle10 February - Rockmantic Weeke

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  • Nisshin Cup Noodles' CM features 17-year-old Kiki from 'Kiki's Delivery Service'

    June 20, 2017 @ 5:36 am

    Nisshin Cup Noodles' new "Kiki's Delivery Service" motif CM just began airing on June 19. "Kiki's Delivery Service" was a novel written by Kadono Eiko, which revolves around a 13-year-old witch named Kiki. Back in 1989, it was adapted into an anime film by Studio Ghibli, and its live-action film was also released in 2014. The new CM "HUNGRY DAYS Kiki's Delivery Service Version" revolves around the theme "what if Kiki was a 17-year-old high school

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/7~6/13

    June 20, 2017 @ 5:34 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of June 7th to June 13th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Just You and I" - Amuro Namie 02 - "Non Fiction" - Hirai Ken 03 - "Destiny" - Che'Nelle 04 - "I need your love" - Beverly 05 - "Dirty Work Blouson Chiemi Remix" - Blouson Chiemi & Austin Mahone 06 - "Ai Koso

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  • Three former SMAP members to leave Johnny & Associates

    June 19, 2017 @ 5:24 pm

    On June 18, it was announced that three former SMAP members; Inagaki Goro, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, and Katori Shingo, would be leaving Johnny & Associates after September 8. The announcement was made by Johnny Kitagawa, the president of Johnny & Associates. According to the announcement, "As we accepted the requests from Inagaki Goro, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, and Katori Shingo, our management contract with those three will expire on September 8."Unt

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  • Watanabe Mayu announces her graduation from AKB48

    June 18, 2017 @ 8:05 am

    AKB48 Team B member Watanabe Mayu (23) announced that she would be graduating from the group by the end of the year. On June 17, Watanabe gave a speech after winning the second place on the general election two years in a row. She said, "This year, I stood as a candidate making it as my last election. I have been participating in the general election since the first time, and thanks to you fans' support, I was able to stay as one of 'K

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  • NMB48's Suto Ririka makes a surprise announcement that she will be getting married!

    June 17, 2017 @ 6:20 pm

    NMB48 Team N member Suto Ririka (20) made a surprise announcement that she will be getting married!The announcement was made while she was giving a speech at the general election as she was in 20th place.The management company also admitted that it is true, and Suto will be holding a press conference soon. The 20-year-old idol said during her speech, "I fell in love for the first time. I, NMB48's Suto Ririka, am getting married. I am always serio

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  • Check out the results of AKB48's 49th Single Senbatsu General Election!

    June 17, 2017 @ 5:38 pm

    On June 17, the results of AKB48's annual general election were announced. This was the 9th year for the general election to be held, and a total of 322 girls from AKB48 and its sister groups came forward as candidates.As usual, top 80 members will be participating in AKB48's 49th single which is set to be released on August 30 (currently untitled). This year, first place went to HKT48/STU48 member Sashihara Rino. This is the third year in a

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  • Actress Nogiwa Yoko passes away from lung cancer

    June 16, 2017 @ 7:51 am

    Actress Nogiwa Yoko passed away on June 13 from pulmonary adenocarcinoma, a form of lung cancer. She was 81 years old. Born in Toyama, Nogiwa joined NHK as a newscaster in 1958 after graduating from Rikkyo University. She left the station in 1962, then made her acting debut the following year in 'Hi no Utsuwa'. The actress rose to stardom after starring in the detective drama series 'Key Hunter', which was a huge hit that

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts 6/5 ~ 6/11

    June 14, 2017 @ 8:29 am

    Check out Oricon's weekly ranking for June 5 to 11 below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "PICK IT UP" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 06/07 (174,484)2. "Negaigoto no Mochigusare" - AKB48 : 05/31 (45,216)3. "Fuusha " - Kim Hyun Joong : 06/06 (31,955)4. "I'm FISH" - DISH// : 06/07 (27,857)5. "Kita Koto mo Nai Keshiki" - Suda Masaki : 06/07 (26,864)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "TV Anime 'Kemono no Friends' Drama & Character Song Album 'Ja

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