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  • Keyakizaka46's Imaizumi Yui to go on hiatus due to poor health

    April 13, 2017 @ 9:36 am

    On Keyakizaka46's official website, it was announced that member Imaizumi Yui would be halting her activities. Last weekend, Imaizumi took a break from work due to her poor health. After seeing a doctor, it was determined that she needs treatment and rest for a fixed period. It is uncertain when she will resume her activities, but will be announced when decided on the group's official website. Get well soon!Source & Image: natalie

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  • AKB48's Kizaki Yuria announces graduation

    April 13, 2017 @ 9:35 am

    AKB48's Kizaki Yuria has announced her graduation from the group.Kizaki appeared on the April 12th broadcast of 'AKB48 no All-Night Nippon' alongside Yokoyama Yui and Iriyama Anna where she made her graduation announcement. After the program, she tweeted, "I'm very happy that I was able to make the announcement with the support of Yuihan, An-chan, and everyone that is important to me. My graduation date has not been decided yet, so I think I

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  • Muto Tomu drops her candidacy for upcoming general election

    April 13, 2017 @ 9:34 am

    On April 12, AKB48 member Muto Tomu (22) announced that she has decided to drop her candidacy for this year's general election. According to the announcement made on her Twitter, she wrote, "I previously announced my candidacy for AKB48 49th Single Senbatsu General Election, but I decided to drop it. I have thought a lot. I once made up my mind to stand for it, so I feel sorry. I would like to make this year as the year to brush up my skill. I w

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  • VAMPS unveil lyric video for 'CALLING'

    April 13, 2017 @ 9:33 am

    VAMPS have unveiled the lyric video for their latest single "CALLING". "CALLING" was released just last month and will also be included in the duo's new album "UNDERWORLD" that's slated for release on April 26. The lyric video allows viewers to enjoy the worldview of the lyrics with dark and emotional sound and footage. Source: natalie

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  • Ikuta Toma & Nikaido Fumi play 'Mario' & 'Peach' in new Suntory CM

    April 12, 2017 @ 10:06 am

    Ikuta Toma, Nikaido Fumi, Ikematsu Sosuke, and Terada Kokoro star in the new CM for Suntory's 'DEKAVITA C'. In the new CM, titled "Mario Sports", the actors appear as characters from popular game 'Super Mario Bros'. Ikuta is 'Mario', Ikematsu is 'Luigi', Nikaido is 'Princess Peach', and Terada is 'Toad'. As the young girl in the CM plays the game, we can see the characters amuse themselves with various sports including golf, tennis, and socc

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 04/03 ~ 04/09

    April 12, 2017 @ 10:05 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for April 3 to 9. Check it out below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Fukyou Waon" - Keyakizaka46 : 04/05 (632,667)2. "HAPPY PARTY TRAIN" - Aqours : 04/05 (54,517)3. "Deai Aishite" - MYNAME : 04/05 (28,422)4. "Hug tte Iijan" - HKT48 : 02/15 (19,329)5. "Influencer" - Nogizaka46 : 03/22 (18,190)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "LOVE, PEACE & FIRE" - Superfly : 04/04 (46,

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  • Yuzu & Ikimonogakari reveal collaboration video for 'Irotoridori'

    April 11, 2017 @ 5:54 pm

    Yuzu and Ikimonogakari have revealed their collaboration video for "Irotoridori".  "Irotoridori" was released digitally by Yuzu in January of 2013. The collaboration version with Ikimonogakari will be included in their best-of album "YUZU 20th Anniversary ALL TIME BEST ALBUM Yuzu Iroha 1997-2017" set for release on April 26. The PV was shot while recording the song, and it shows the "sounds and atmosphere that only the 5 of them can produce."Bes

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  • Figure skater Asada Mao announces retirement

    April 11, 2017 @ 9:03 am

    Three-time world figure skating champion Asada Mao (26) announced on April 10 that she is retiring. Asada, who is known for her triple axels, started skating when she was just 5 years old. After coming in 6th place at the Sochi Winter Games in 2014, she took a year off then resumed her skating career. However, she struggled with her left knee injury, placing 12th at the Japanese Championships last December. In her blog, she wrote,

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  • No Sleeves reunite at Takahashi Minami's 26th birthday live

    April 11, 2017 @ 9:02 am

    On April 8, Takahashi Minami celebrated her 26th birthday with a birthday live called "Minami Takahashi 26th Birthday Live 2017 ❤ 199104080127❤ 26❤ " at Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO. The live was held exclusively for members of "Cheeky eyes". Takahashi performed 14 songs mainly focusing on tracks off of her first solo album "Aishite mo Ii desu ka?" released last year.Minegishi Minami served as MC for the event, and together, they ref

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  • RADWIMPS reveal trailer for 'Saihate Aini'

    April 11, 2017 @ 8:59 am

    RADWIMPS have revealed the trailer for their new song "Saihate Aini". "Saihate Aini" will be released with "Senno" as a double A-side single on May 10. The trailer features a young boy playing the role of two parts -- an angel in the image of "Saihate Aini" and a demon in the image of "Senno"-- to represent the two sides of human beings.Source & Image: natalie

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