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  • SHAKALABBITS announce indefinite hiatus

    December 4, 2016 @ 11:31 pm

    Rock band SHAKALABBITS have announced that they will go on indefinite hiatus in 2017. The hiatus was decided after thorough discussion among the members and staff. In 2017, SHAKALABBITS have plans to appear in Project Nyx's stage show, hold an acoustic live and nationwide tour, and release their first original album in five years. After completion of all these activities, they will go on hiatus. On the hiatus, the members commented, "Fr

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  • Record producer Asamoto Hirofumi passes away at age 53

    December 4, 2016 @ 11:30 pm

    It's been reported that record producer Asamoto Hirofumi passed away on November 30 at the age of 53. Asamoto lost his consciousness after hitting his head in a bicycle accident in September of 2014, and he had been under medical treatment since. His wife, who started up 'AID FOR Asamoto,' a project to support his medical treatment, wrote on Facebook, "Asa-chan, rest in peace. Thank you so much! I pray that Asamoto Hirofumi's numerous songs

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  • Kamen Joshi Kenkyuusei Kawahara Yui announces pregnancy + to retire from showbiz

    December 4, 2016 @ 11:30 pm

    Kamen Joshi kenkyuusei unit Slime Girls member Kawahara Yui has announced that she is expecting a baby. As a result, she will be retiring from showbiz. Kawahara made the double announcement via her official blog. She commented on when she first found out about the pregnancy, "I didn't know what to do. I ran away and averted my eyes from not only the stage, but also from reality. I secluded myself." She added, "When I finally decided to have

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  • Narimiya Hiroki suspected of drug use

    December 2, 2016 @ 9:29 am

    The December 2nd issue of tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY' published an article on actor Narimiya Hiroki's (34) suspected drug use.  In response to the report, Narimiya's agency released a comment stating, "The article is unfounded. We adamantly object it and will take every legislative measure." Narimiya also said, "I feel very angry. I have never used drugs." The article features photos said to be taken in Narimiya's home and reports o

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  • Takahata Mitsuki & Sakaguchi Kentaro reported to be in a relationship

    December 1, 2016 @ 10:10 am

    On November 30, it was reported that actress Takahata Mitsuki (24) and actor Sakaguchi Kentaro (25) are in a romantic relationship. In an ORICON STYLE interview, both agencies denied the reports claiming that the two are just friends. According to reports, Takahata and Sakaguchi became close after co-starring in NHK's morning drama 'Toto Nee-chan' and Fuji TV's 'Itsuka Kono Koi wo Omoidashite Kitto Naiteshimau' back-to-back. They have a

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  • Team A member Owada Nana to graduate from AKB48

    November 30, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    AKB48 Team A member Owada Nana has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on November 29 during the group's performance at AKB48 Theater. No details on her graduation are known at this time. After the performance, Owada tweeted, "Since it was so sudden, I'm sure I surprised some people. I'm sorry. My graduation date has not been set yet, so please continue to support me as an idol." Owada passe

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/21 ~ 11/27

    November 30, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for November 21 to 27. Take a look at the results below the cut! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Sexy Cat no Enzetsu / Mukidashi de Mukiatte / Soujanai" - Morning Musume.'16 : 11/23 (97,818)2. "Kimi e no Tegami" - Kuwata Keisuke : 11/23 (70,205)3. "Jingle Bell ga Tomaranai" - Aqours : 11/23 (43,789)4. Sayonara no Imi" - Nogizaka46 : 11/09 (27,421)5. "Ensemble Stars! Unit Song CD Dai Ni Kan vol.05 Ryuseitai (Gosho

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  • V6's Nagano Hiroshi announce marriage

    November 30, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    On November 29, V6 member Nagano Hiroshi announced his marriage via a fan club newsletter. Nagano is the second V6 member to marry. Back in 2007, Inohara Yoshihiko tied the knot with actress Seto Asaka. The newsletter resembled a menu with a knife and fork drawn on it. Inside, Nagano announced his marriage and thanked fans for always watching over him. Congratulations! Source & Image: natalieThanks to minlilin for the tip!

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/16~11/22

    November 28, 2016 @ 3:37 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of November 16th to November 22th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 02 - "Happy End" - back number 03 - "Fighter" - Amuro Namie 04 - "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 05 - "Akane Sasu" - Aimer 06 - "Bedroom Warfare" - ONE OK ROCK 07 - "Akatsuki

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  • Michishige Sayumi to resume her activities

    November 26, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    Michishige Sayumi has announced that she would be resuming her entertainment activities.  Michishige had been on an indefinite hiatus after graduating from Morning Musume on November 26, 2014. On her official blog, she wrote, "Not right away, but around next spring. It will be different from lives... I am aiming for a new type of performance. I will do my best from scratch, so please support me." Source & Image: nata

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