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  • Tanihara Shosuke's wife is pregnant with their 6th child

    January 7, 2015 @ 2:59 am

    On January 6, it was revealed that actor Tanihara Shosuke's (42) wife is pregnant with their sixth child. His wife is currently 5-6 months pregnant, and she's due sometime in April. Tanihara is currently a father to 3 sons and 2 daughters. Among neighborhood residents, he's rumored to be an 'ikumen' (a man who enjoys childrearing) and is often seen attending his children's school events as well as local events. A good friend of his said, "He

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/29 ~ 1/4

    January 7, 2015 @ 2:28 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for December 29 to January 4. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "GENKIDANE☆" - Kamen Joshi : 1/1 (131,513)2. "Thank you jyan!" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 12/24 (16,775)3. "LOVE Machine" - Guild : 1/1 (9,909)4. "Dakara Don't say it!" - N Zero : 12/31 (9,042)5. "Fuyu ga Kureta Yokan" - BiBi : 12/24 (8,738)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "E.G.TIME" - E-girls : 1/1 (75,950

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  • [Goo Ranking] Japan picks the most handsome Johnny's idols!

    January 6, 2015 @ 2:03 pm

    While Johnny's Entertainment might be producing some of Japan's best loved male idol groups, many of them are known for their cute, girly images. However, among these idols, there are still some that are popular for their manly handsomeness. Goo Ranking surveyed 250 men and 250 women separately and found out who are the most handsome Johnny's idols!For the men, they voted TOKIO's Nagase Tomoya, best known for his rock vocals and wild looks,

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  • Three AKB group members turn into 'Appliance Idols'

    January 6, 2015 @ 12:39 pm

    Kitahara Rie (AKB48), Suda Akari (SKE48) and Ikoma Rina (Nogizaka46/AKB48) will be making guest appearances in the short anime "Go!Go! Kaden Danshi" that is being aired on Hikari TV, NicoNicoDouga, and YouTube. The humorous anime series which is in its second season, illustrates the college life of personified household appliances. Kitahara, Suda and Ikoma will appear as fictional idol group "USB45". They are of course personifications

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  • E-girls top Oricon's weekly album ranking for the 3rd consecutive time

    January 6, 2015 @ 2:58 am

    E-girls released their third album "E.G.TIME" on New Year's Day, and it sold 76,000 copies the week after (140,000 copies sold in total). Though "E.G.TIME" charted in second place for the previous week, it topped the latest ranking. This marked the group's third consecutive chart-topping album, following "Lesson 1" (released in April 2013) and "COLORFUL POP" (released in March 2014).Congratulations to E-girls!Source & Image: Oricon

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  • Anne talks about her marriage to Higashide Masahiro on radio

    January 6, 2015 @ 2:56 am

    Actress Anne (28) talked about her New Year's Day marriage to actor Higashide Masahiro (26) for the first time on January 4 during her radio program "Anne no Anytime Andante".The actress said, "I got married on January 1. My husband is Higashide Masahiro-san, who I had acted with in 'Gochisousan' and WOWOW drama 'xxxHolic'." She also commented shyly, "While keeping all your kind words in my heart, I hope we will build a wonderful family toge

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  • Kamen Joshi becomes the first female indie artist to top Oricon weekly single ranking

    January 5, 2015 @ 6:08 pm

    Kamen Joshi's new song "GENKIDANE☆" (went on sale on January 1) sold 132,000 copies in the first week, topping Oricon's weekly single ranking.As a result, they have become the very first female artist from an indie label to top the chart. Up until now, the best charted single by a female indie artist was second place which was achieved by 3Bjunior with their single "Nanairo no Stardust" (ironically released a year ago on January 1, 2014). Even

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  • AKB48's Shimazaki Haruka cancels handshake event due to ill health

    January 5, 2015 @ 4:18 pm

    Popular AKB48 member Shimazaki Haruka (20) cancelled her appearance at a handshake event on January 4 as she was feeling unwell. The news was announced on the group's official blog. Shimazaki was due at the "Shimazaki Haruka Part 2~6" handshake event for the theater edition of "Kokoro no Placard" at Pacifico Yokohama. Source & Image: Daily Sports

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  • Avex to hold auditions for a new 'Girls Street 2020' project

    January 5, 2015 @ 11:49 am

    Avex Entertainment has announced an audition to discover their next top talents named "Girls Street Audition." The entertainment giant is planning to establish a new project, "Girls Street 2020," in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Avex envisions these "new entertainment girls" will be at the front of Japanese culture when the games roll around. Auditions will be held for idols, actresses/talents and creators (music producers or choreog

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  • Abe Mao announces her marriage

    January 4, 2015 @ 8:55 pm

    Abe Mao has announced that she registered her marriage on January 4.Abe's husband is her tour manager Iizuka Akira. Sources say that the two had been dating for quite some time. On her official blog, Abe stated, "I will make a new start with this irreplaceable and important person as my companion. By expressing things I see and feel in my own way, I will increasingly apply myself to delivering even better works to everyone." Source &

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