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  • NMB48 takes on part-time jobs!

    July 6, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

    Details on NMB48's newest variety show on KTV, which will begin airing on July 8, titled "NMB no Meccha Baito" (Tuesdays 1am), have been announced. The show will feature various members of the idol group taking on odd part-time jobs. In the first episode, members Yamada Nana (22), Takano Yui (20) and Kawakami Rena (18) will work at a public bath. On top of cleaning the baths and lockers before the shop opens, they will also help wash the cus

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai announces final DVD!

    July 6, 2014 @ 5:15 pm

    AKB48 sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai disbanded on February 9, 2014. However, fans of the group can now rejoice as it has been announced that the group's final performance at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo will be released through DVD and Blu-Ray on September 3!The volume will consist of the performance itself, as well as rehearsals scenes and off-shots. Watanabe Mayu (20), one of the original members of the unit, calls out to fans, "I hope Warota (nicknam

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  • AKB48 resumes handshake events

    July 6, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

    On July 5th, 41 days after the May 25th AKB48 handshake event attack, the group resumed handshake event activities at the Tokyo Big Sight.     After the handshake event restarted, general director of the whole AKB groups, Takahashi Minami (23), uploaded a photo of her palm onto Google+ and expressed her happiness with, "I am happy to have met everyone." On Twitter, HKT48's Sashihara Rino (21) thanked fans with,

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/25~7/1

    July 4, 2014 @ 6:56 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of June 25th to July 1st. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 03 - "Wedding Bell ~Subarashiki Kana Jinsei~" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "Nijiiro" - Ayaka 05 - "Ke

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  • Ono Erena to retire from entertainment industry

    July 3, 2014 @ 2:37 pm

    Ono Erena has announced that she will retire from the entertainment industry on July 15.  Regarding her reason for the retirement, Ono commented that she has found "new dreams and goals." She has continued to work feverishly since entering the industry when she was 12-years-old. "After my adolescent years, there was a part of me that started to think about a lot of things," she explained, "As I came closer to being 20, those feelings got stronge

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  • Goto Maki reveals her weight on her blog

    July 3, 2014 @ 2:11 am

    Former Morning Musume member Goto Maki, who recently resumed her activities after 2 and a half years, revealed her current weight on her official blog.   The other day, Goto appeared on a live TV program, where she showed off her slender body wearing an outfit that revealed her midriff. On her July 2 blog entry, she wrote, "This morning, I was exactly 43 kg (94.6 lbs). It would be best if I could keep it about here." In addition,

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts 6/23 ~ 6/29

    July 2, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for June 23 to 29. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers : 6/25 (162,174)2. "Saisho no Koi ~Motetakute~ / FLAME" - DISH// : 6/25 (39,516)3. "LUCKY STAR" - SHINee : 6/25 (35,837)4. "Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Idol Song Mikaze Ai (A.I) - Mikaze Ai (Aoi Shota) : 6/25 (26,277)5. "Take me" - TEAM H : 6/25 (18,561)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranki

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  • AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki opens her official Twitter account

    July 1, 2014 @ 3:53 pm

    AKB48 and NMB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki has started using Twitter as on July 1. Her Twitter username is "@Yukiriiiin__K" and her account is verified. In her first tweet, she uploaded an image of herself holding up a note saying, "I started using Twitter. @Yukiriiiin__K. I'm the real thing." Fans responded to Yukirin's Twitter debut with tweets such as, "I've been waiting!" and "I followed you right away!". Within one hour, she gained over 30,

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  • Actor Tsumabuki Satoshi to play older Nobita in upcoming 3D Doraemon movie

    July 1, 2014 @ 3:21 am

    It's been announced that actor Tsumabuki Satoshi will play an older Nobita in the first ever 3D CG anime movie "Stand By Me Doraemon", which will open nationwide on August 8. Based on a famous part of the original series, the movie describes how Doraemon and Nobita met and parted and how Nobita then struggled hard to fight for his beloved Shizuka-chan. The movie will be directed by the duo Yamazaki Takashi ("Always Sanchoume no Yuh

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  • AKB48 releases new photobook collaborating with dogs

    July 1, 2014 @ 3:07 am

    Popular idol group AKB48 just released their new photo book "AKB48 no Inu Kyoudai", which the members teamed up with dogs, on June 30. In the photo book, the girls reveal many photos like they did dog cosplay or dressed in swimwear while playing with dogs. The cover of the photo book features member Shimazaki Haruka with her pet. The reason why Watanabe Mayu, who took first place in the General Elections, did not appear on the

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