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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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  • AKB48 Team 8's Hamamatsu Riona announces graduation

    June 14, 2017 @ 8:26 am

    AKB48 Team 8 member Hamamatsu Riona is graduating from the group.This announcement was made by Hamamatsu herself on June 12 during SHOWROOM's program 'AKB48 Team 8 Tokubetsu Haishin Room'. On the reason for her graduation, she wrote on Team 8's official website, "I've always felt it was important to 'evolve' every day. I felt that the time has come for me to take a step and move forward in my one and only life. From now on with my English sk

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/31~6/6

    June 13, 2017 @ 8:13 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of May 31st to June 6th. 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 - "I need your love" - Beverly 03 - "Destiny" - Che'Nelle 04 - "Non Fiction" - Hirai Ken 05 - "Dakara, Hitori Janai" - Little Glee Monster 06 - "Togetsukyou ~Kimi Omofu~" - Kuraki

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  • ONE OK ROCK's Tomoya announces marriage

    June 13, 2017 @ 8:09 am

    ONE OK ROCK drummer Tomoya is now a married man! Tomoya made the big announcement via his official Instagram account. "While building a happy family, I will do my best as ONE OK ROCK's drummer! Please continue to support me," he commented. As you may know, ONE OK ROCK bassist Ryota also tied the knot earlier this year and announced it during their 'Ambitions' tour. Congratulations! Source: natalie

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 5/29 ~ 6/4

    June 7, 2017 @ 7:50 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly ranking for May 29 to June 4. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Negaigoto no Mochigusare" - AKB48 : 05/31 (1,305,747)2. "THE IDOLMASTER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER 11 Ankira!? Kyousoukyoku" - Futaba Anzu (CV: Igarashi Hiromi), Maboroshi Kirari (CV: Matsuzaki Rei) : 05/31 (48,964)3. "Dakara, Hitori Janai" - Little Glee Monster : 05/31 (28,316)4. "GALAXY HidE and SeeK" - AZALEA : 05/31 (27

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  • Kuroki Meisa & Akanishi Jin welcome the birth of their second child

    June 7, 2017 @ 7:49 am

    Kuroki Meisa and Akanishi Jin have welcomed the birth of their second child.  The couple made the announcement via their agencies with a joint statement. Kuroki gave birth to a healthy baby boy, and she plans on returning to work while considering her physical condition. "Everyone, I safely gave birth to our second child, our first son, the other day! Now that we've become a family of four, we hope to become an even more cheerful famil

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/24~5/30

    June 6, 2017 @ 5:55 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of May 24th to May 30th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "I need your love" - Beverly 02 - "Destiny" - Che'Nelle 03 - "Non Fiction" - Hirai Ken 04 - "Togetsukyou ~Kimi Omofu~" - Kuraki Mai 05 - "Kokoro" - Kobukuro 06 - "adrenaline!!!" - TrySail 07 - "Yatte Miyou" - WA

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  • Gesu no Kiwami Otome. member Hona Ikoka to make acting debut

    June 6, 2017 @ 5:54 am

    Gesu no Kiwami Otome. member Hona Ikoka (Dr) will be making her acting debut under Oscar Promotion. As "Sato Honami", she has become agency-mates with Ueto Aya, Yonekura Ryoko, and other top actresses. While delving into her new acting career, she will continue her musical activities as Hona Ikoka under Warner Music Japan. With this, she hopes to challenge herself to a wide variety of things, both things that she wants to do and things she i

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