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  • Usui Rika withdraws from Ebisu★Muscats

    October 24, 2016 @ 4:19 pm

    Usui Rika has withdrawn from Ebisu★Muscats as of October 21.On her withdrawal, Ebisu★Muscats' official website explains, "Within the past few days, her psychosomatic state became unstable. In light of her guardian's wishes, and after negotiation, it was determined that it would be difficult for her to continue her group activities. As such, it has concluded in withdrawal from the group." Rika joined Ebisu★Muscats with her sister Usui Aika in Sep

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  • Voice actor Kaneta Kimotsuki passes away due to pneumonia

    October 24, 2016 @ 4:18 pm

    Voice actor Kaneta Kimotsuki, who is best known as the voice for 'Suneo' from popular anime "Doraemon," passed away at the age of 80 due to pneumonia. Kaneta's agency made the announcement stating, "While undergoing treatment, he passed away on October 20 from pneumonia at the age of 80."Kaneta was the voice for 'Suneo' from the very beginning until 2005 when the new "Doraemon" series began airing with new voice actors. Besides 'Su

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/12~10/18

    October 24, 2016 @ 2:23 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of October 12th to October 18th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "PPAP" - Pikotaro 02 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 03 - "TIME FLIES" - ACE OF SPADES x PKCZ feat. Tosaka Hiromi 04 - "Dear Bride" - Nishino Kana 05 - "THE RED RAIN" - EXILE TAKAHIRO x Tosaka Hiromi 06 - "Zen Zen Zens

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  • Ishihara Satomi & Yamashita Tomohisa rumored to be dating

    October 20, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

    In a recent issue of tabloid magazine 'Josei Seven' it was reported that actress Ishihara Satomi (29) and singer/actor Yamashita Tomohisa (31) are in a serious relationship. The two co-starred in last year's Getsu-9 drama '5→9 ~Watashi ni Koi Shita Obousan~.' Although there were already rumors they were close friends, it seems that developed into something more. According to reports, they have been frequenting each other's apartments in their pr

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  • Hashimoto Nanami to graduate from Nogizaka46, retire from showbiz

    October 20, 2016 @ 1:41 pm

    It's been reported that Hashimoto Nanami will graduate from Nogizaka46. Hashimoto's graduation was announced during Nippon Broadcast's "Nogizaka46 no All Night Nippon." She is aiming to graduate around her 24th birthday, February 20, 2017. With that, she has also decided to retire from showbiz.  During the program, it was also announced that the title of Nogizaka46's new single that's scheduled to be released on November 9 will be "Sayonara no I

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  • Jonishi Kei announces her graduation from NMB48

    October 20, 2016 @ 1:40 pm

    On October 18, Jonishi Kei announced her graduation from NMB48 during the group's 6th anniversary concert at Kobe World Memorial Hall.Jonishi has been with NMB48 since they formed in October of 2010. In tears, she announced, "I have decided to take the next step." She continued to explain, "I became satisfied with my current position and environment. If I stay this way, my fans will grow distant, and I myself will end here. That's why I have deci

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  • Fudanjuku opens audition for new members

    October 20, 2016 @ 1:39 pm

    Fudanjuku will be holding an audition for new members. Just recently, Akazono Kojiro and Seimyoji Uramasa announced their graduation from the group. To qualify, applicants must between ages 15 and 22, and must not be signed onto any record companies or agencies. In addition, they are looking for girls who love to sing and dance, and is interested in cross-dressing.  The application period will run until November 30.Source & Image: natalie

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/10 ~ 10/16

    October 19, 2016 @ 2:25 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly rankings for October 10 to 16. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Panorama" - Kanjani8 : 10/12 (162,762)2. "TIME FLIES" - ACE OF SPADES x PKCZ(R) feat. Tosaka Hiroomi : 10/12 (79,663)3. "ANOTHER STARTING LINE" - Hi-STANDARD : 10/5 (36,814)4. "THE IDOLMASTER THEATER ACTIVITIES 02" - Julia (CV: Terakawa Aimi), Suou Momoko (CV: Watanabe Keiko), Ogami Tamaki (CV: Inagawa Eri), Kinoshita Hinata (CV:

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  • Inspired by JINTAKA? Sato Takeru & Takahashi Yu to form a unit

    October 18, 2016 @ 6:59 pm

    On October 17, during his live streaming program 'Taketere,' actor Sato Takeru announced that he would be collaborating with singer-songwriter Takahashi Yu at the upcoming Halloween event 'JACK-O-LAND.' Sato, who is good friends with Takahashi, explained that he came up with the collaboration himself. "We will sing together," he declared and continued to explain, "I was inspired by JINTAKA. We will do it as a new unit!" 'JACK-O-LAND' will take pl

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  • Actress Mizuno Miki and actor Karahashi Mitsuru got married back in June

    October 18, 2016 @ 4:46 pm

    It's been reported that actress Mizuno Miki (42) and actor/illustrator Karahashi Mitsuru (39) got married back in June. They are not planning to hold a wedding ceremony and reception. According to Mizuno's agency, the couple met in March of this year through a mutual acquaintance and started dating in April. They tied the knot just three months later, on Mizuno's birthday, June 28.Karahashi became known after starring in TV Asahi's 'Kamen Rider 5

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