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  • GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE reveal tour schedule for 2015

    January 8, 2015 @ 2:18 am

    GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE have revealed the schedule for their upcoming nationwide tour 'GENERATIONS LIVE TOUR 2015: GENERATION EX'.The tour will be held to coincide the release of the group's 2nd album "GENERATION EX" (February 18). It will kick off on April 4 at Miyazaki Shimin Bunka Hall, and will wrap up on May 25 at Nitori Bunka Hall for a total of 21 shows. Furthermore, GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE will release their new single "Sing it

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  • SKE48's Yamada Mizuho and Abiru Riho announce their graduation

    January 8, 2015 @ 2:17 am

    On January 7 during SKE48 Team KII's performance, it was announced that members Yamada Mizuho and Abiru Riho will be graduating from the group. The group's official website posted a comment from both members. Yamada, who will be graduating from the group after January, commented, "It's been 3 years since I joined SKE48. There were a lot of painful times, as well as fun times. During those times, fans would always be supportive. I am filled w

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  • Kanjani8 tops Oricon's DVD charts two consecutive weeks for the first time

    January 7, 2015 @ 3:57 pm

    Kanjani8's latest concert DVD release "Jussai" sold 13,000 copies in its second week (184,000 copies in total), topping Oricon's Overall DVD Chart for the second week in a row. This is the first time that the group has had a consecutive weeks topping the DVD chart. The Blu-ray version of the concert came in at 6th place this week (3,073 copies, with a total of 64,000 copies sold), bringing "Jussai" to the top spot in the Overall Music DVD/Bl

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  • NEWS members shed tears on variety TV over their past

    January 7, 2015 @ 2:17 pm

    NEWS members Koyama Keiichiro and Kato Shigeaki made a guest appearance on TBS variety program "Sakurai Ariyoshi Abunai Yakai" and spoke about their turbulent era, ending with the two idols bursting into tears. The episode closely covered the pair who are good friends in private. They revealed how they went through a lot of pain and anxiety as the number of members in NEWS decreased. The program is hosted by Arashi's Sakurai Sho and com

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  • Nogizaka46's Nishino Nanase to release her first photo book

    January 7, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

    Nishino Nanase (Nogizaka46) will release her very first photo book, titled 'Fudangi' ('Everyday Clothes'), on February 18. The photos in 'Fudangi' was shot by photographer Fujishiro Meisa. In addition to 128 pages of pictures, the photo book will enclose a raw photo. Regarding the book, Fujishiro commented, "Her 'every day' on the other side of the screen can only be seen in this photo book!" New information regarding the photo book will be revea

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  • Check out Ando Yuko's PV for 'Ningyo Hime'

    January 7, 2015 @ 3:02 am

    Ando Yuko has uploaded the PV for her new song "Ningyo Hime" onto Avex's official YouTube channel. "Ningyo Hime" will be included in Ando's new album "Anata ga Neteru Aida ni" that's slated for release on January 28. It's being used as the theme song for NHK's drama 'Zenryoku Rikon Soudan', which started on the 6th. The PV weaves scenes of Ando singing and a woman working. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to release new single 'Mondai Girl'

    January 7, 2015 @ 3:00 am

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will release her tenth single "Mondai Girl" on March 18.The title track is a pop tune that was written by Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE) as the theme song for Fuji TV's upcoming drama 'Mondai no Aru Restaurant' starring Maki Yoko (premieres January 15). This is Kyary's first time singing a theme song for a drama series. As the coupling track, the single will include "KISEKAE", which is the CM song for Nintendo's 'New Nintendo 3D

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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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  • Itano Tomomi cuts her bangs for a new look

    January 7, 2015 @ 2:57 am

    On January 7, singer Itano Tomomi revealed her new look through her official Twitter account. Itano tweeted, "I cut it. My bangs. #imagechange," and attached a photo of herself with her new haircut.  Fans complimented the singer with comments like, "Tomochin, you're really cute," "Your image change was successful. You match with bangs," and "Both the bangs and Tomochin are cute." What do you think about Itano's new haircut?Source

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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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