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  • SUPER☆GiRLS cancels release event due to influenza

    April 18, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    It's been announced that SUPER☆GiRLS has cancelled this week's release events for their latest single, "1,000,000☆Smile", due to the poor health of the members. According to the announcement, members Yasaka Saori, Kanou Kaede, and Maeshima Ami, along with few of the staff members fell ill earlier this week. After getting examined from a doctor on April 18th, they were all diagnosed with Influenza B. Consequently, the group has canceled the

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 04/11~04/17

    April 18, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 11th to April 17th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Getsu Ka Sui Moku Kin Do Nichi. ~Kimi ni Okuru Uta~" - Sonar Pocket 02/(00) "Spring of Life" - Perfume 03/(01) "Inori ~Namida no Kidou" - Mr.Children 04/(04) "Haru Uta" - Ikimonogakari 05

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  • Becky♪♯ to release new single, "Yaruki Switch"

    April 18, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    Becky♪♯ has announced that she will be releasing her new single, "Yaruki Switch", on June 2nd! "Yaruki Switch" is Becky♪♯ first single in about a year, and it's currently being used as the CM song for the jewelry brand GEMCEREY. Alongside the title track, the single will contain 3 other songs including the CM song for 'Megane Ichiba' called "Harukaze Love Letter" and the CM song for 'Taishukan Shoten' titled "15 ~Spring Flag~". It will

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  • Cast members for Kitano Takeshi's 'Outrage Beyond' revealed

    April 18, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    A press conference for director Kitano Takeshi's latest film, 'Outrage Beyond', was held on April 17th at a lodging facility in Chiba Prefecture called Seimei no Mori Resort. During this event, Kitano announced the new cast members for his upcoming movie. Kitano has continued to produce movies since 1989's 'Sono Otoko, Kyoubou ni Tsuku', but this will be his first movie series. He commented, "The first film turned out exceptionally well (g

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  • Miura Daichi reveals short PV for "Two Hearts"

    April 18, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    Miura Daichi has revealed the short PV for his upcoming single, "Two Hearts", through avex's official YouTube channel! As reported earlier, "Two Hearts" will be used as the theme song for Mizuki Alisa's drama, 'Answer ~Keishichou Kenshou Sousakan', which airs its first episode tonight. "Two Hearts" is described as a ballad number that portrays "absolute love". It's scheduled for release on May 2nd. Check out the short PV below!

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  • Nishikido Ryo & Yuka attend the press conference for upcoming drama "Papadol!"

    April 18, 2012 @ 5:10 am

    On April 16th, Kanjani8 member, Nishikido Ryo, made an appearance at the press conference for his upcoming drama "Papadol!", which will start airing on the 19th. As reported previously, the new drama is a remake of TBS drama ‘Mama wa Idol!’, which was aired in 1987 starring Nakayama Miho. Nishikido will be playing the role of himself, an idol who belongs to Johnny’s Jimusho.  It will be a comedy drama that tells the story of Nishikido sec

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for April 23rd

    April 18, 2012 @ 2:49 am

    Oricon has released their latest weekly chart! Below are the results of Oricon's weekly charts for the week of April 23rd. ----- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Lady Diamond" - Sexy Zone : 4/11 (115,950) 2. "Spring of Life" - Perfume : 4/11 (93,881) 3. "Renai Hunter" - Morning Musume : 4/11 (41,036) 4. "GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-" - B'z : 4/4 (21,382) 5. "Denwa ni Denai Kimi ni" - 2AM : 4/11 (16,028) (Che

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  • Tsuchiya Anna denies rumors of her husband's domestic violence

    April 17, 2012 @ 11:54 pm

    On April 17th, model/singer Tsuchiya Anna attended Starbucks Coffee Japan's event, "My Style, My Frappuccino -Starbucks Summer Collection 2012-". The other day, Tsuchiya revealed through her official blog that she had hurt her hand, which led to rumors of her husband Kikuchi Yamato's domestic violence. Kikuchi was previously arrested for acting violently in a Karaoke establishment. Tsuchiya denied these rumors saying, "We are in love. I cu

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – April 13th~April 15th

    April 17, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_233704" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – April 13th~April 15th"][/caption] This Drama Prime Time Report features varying results for the Friday - Sunday Spring Premieres. One was very impressive, two were quite successful, but unfortunately one premiere met with disastrous results. Friday is still patiently waiting for its only prime time drama to start airing at 10:00 pm, but fans

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  • Japan Box Office Report – April 14th/15th

    April 17, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_233540" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Battleship" / "Meitantei Conan" / "SPEC~Ten~""][/caption] "Detective Conan" once again solved the secret on attaining first place of the box office chart, but he is being pursued by a "Battleship", a group of people with "SPEC", a kindergarten-aged boy called "Shin-chan", and even "John Carter". The yearly 'Golden Week' will bless the ent

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