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  • Ayaka's 1st wedding song to be used in 'MyNavi Wedding' CM

    December 18, 2014 @ 12:20 pm

    Ayaka's new song "Zutto Taisetsu na Kimochi" will be used in the TV CM for wedding information website 'MyNavi Wedding'. Ayaka's first wedding song was written while she was on hiatus to celebrate her manager's marriage. Regarding the tie-up, she commented, "I couldn't be any happier if this song becomes a switch for couples, who are already married or about to get married, that whenever something happens, they will be able to assure their relati

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  • Hasegawa Jun celebrates her daughter's 2nd birthday

    December 18, 2014 @ 2:24 am

    On December 17, model Hasegawa Jun uploaded photos from her daughter's second birthday party onto her Instagram account. She wrote, "This day was very wet, cold, and windy, but for a brief moment like a gift from above we saw a rainbow," and shared pictures of cupcakes and a double rainbow. Hasegawa married a non-celebrity man in 2011 and gave birth to their daughter Ivory in December of 2012. Then in September of this year, she gave birth t

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  • S/mileage change their group name to 'ANGERME'

    December 17, 2014 @ 2:51 pm

    S/mileage has changed their group name to "ANGERME." This announcement was made during the final day of the group's tour "S/mileage Live Tour 2014 Aki ~FULL CHARGE~" held at TSUTAYA O-EAST on December 17."ANGERME" was named by member Nakanishi Kana, based off of over 10,000 submissions made by the public.Nakanishi explained, "I made up the word by combining 'ange', meaning angel in French, and 'larme' meaning tear. I have a tender image for ange

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/8 ~ 12/14

    December 17, 2014 @ 12:37 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly chart for December 8 to 14. Take a look at the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "12-gatsu no Kangaroo" - SKE48 : 12/10 (386,495)2. "O.R.I.O.N." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE : 12/10 (190,261)3. "Shirushi" - LiSA : 12/10 (29,399)4. "Shampoo Hat" - Team Syachihoko : 12/10 (26,313)5. "SNOW DISTANCE" - palet : 12/10 (25,006)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "M album" - Ki

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  • KinKi Kids' 'M album' ranks No.1 on Oricon weekly ranking

    December 16, 2014 @ 12:35 am

    Popular duo KinKi Kids' 14th original album "M album" (released December 10) sold 134,000 copies during the first week, topping Oricon's latest weekly album ranking. This is the duo's 10th consecutive (and 16th in total) chart-topping album since "G album -24/7-" which was released in October 2003."M album" comes with 2 discs; "Memories -Kioku-", rearranged self-cover collection, and "Moments -Shunkan-" that contains new songs as well a

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  • SKE48's latest single tops Oricon weekly ranking

    December 15, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

    SKE48's 16th single "12-gatsu no Kangaroo" which was released on December 10 enjoyed excellent sales, topping Oricon's latest weekly ranking. The first week sales for the single was 386,000 copies, and it exceeded the first week sales of previous single "Bukiyou Taiyou"s which sold 324,000 copies.This is their 12th consecutive chart-topping single, and they are ranked No.2 for "the number of consecutive chart-topping singles" for a female group,

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/3~12/9

    December 14, 2014 @ 1:13 am

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of December 3rd to December 9th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Happiness" - Che'Nelle 02 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 03 - "Mr.Snowman" - e-girls 04 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 05 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 06 - "Silly" - Ieiri Leo 07 - "BRIG

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  • 7-member boyish girl group 'THE HOOPERS' to make their major debut in March

    December 13, 2014 @ 2:18 am

    It was announced that boyish girl group THE HOOPERS will be making their major debut under UNIVERSAL SIGMA in March. THE HOOPERS consists of 7 members who were chosen from the 5,000 applicants for cross-dressing group Fudanjuku's "Next Generation Audition" held last fall.In addition to their looks and singing skills, this group's specialty is said to be the members' high performance skills, as all members can do cartwheels, and 3 membe

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  • Sheena Ringo stars in CM for smart phone 'isai VL'

    December 12, 2014 @ 2:10 am

    Sheena Ringo has been chosen as the CM character for the 'isai VL' a new smart phone developed by au and LG. She appears in its new CM which began airing nationwide on December 11. Directed by Kodama Yuichi, the CM features Sheena's new song "Chichinpuipui" that was included in her latest album "Hi Izuru Tokoro". The CM begins with Sheena singing while holding 'isai VL' on a stage that was created in the image of an imaginary cabaret called 'BON

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/1 ~ 12/7

    December 10, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for December 1 to 7. Check out the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Gamushara Koushinkyoku" - Kanjani8 : 12/3 (201,022)2. "Hengao de Bye Bye!!" - DISH// : 12/3 (31,546)3. "Kibouteki Refrain" - AKB48 : 11/26 (26,394)4. "courage" - Tomatsu Haruka : 12/3 (23,794)5. "Hikari no Spur" - Negicco : 12/2 (20,092)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Love Ballade" - EXILE ATSUSHI : 12/3

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