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  • Check out the details on Stereopony's upcoming album

    November 8, 2011 @ 2:20 am

    Stereopony will release their third album "More!More!!More!!!" on December 7th, and recently they revealed the details on the upcoming album.  It will come in three different editions.  Check out the information below! <Track List> [CD] 1. Introduction 2. Blowin' in the wind 3. Hana Hiraku Oka 4. I am a hero 5. Tatoeba Utaenaku nattara 6. Chiisana Mahou 7. Bibara Bibara 8. Amaryllis 9. Supergirl 10. Oshare Bancho 2011~feat.N

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  • Ueno Juri passes the 'Taiga' baton to Matsuyama Kenichi

    November 8, 2011 @ 1:28 am

    The NHK Taiga drama lead role baton passing ceremony was held in Shibuya, Tokyo on November 6th. With November 27th scheduled for the broadcast of the final episode of 'Gou', Ueno Juri was present to pass the baton to Matsuyama Kenichi, who will serve the lead role in 'Taira no Kiyomori' starting January 8th, 2012. Ueno, who has already finished shooting, gave a bit of advice to Matsuyama by commenting, "Teamwork between the actors is very i

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  • Nogizaka46 lands first commercial job for Meiji prior to major debut

    November 8, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    Nogizaka46 has been stirring up a lot of attention for being AKB48's official rival group, but now fans have more of a reason to shed some spotlight on these ladies. The girls of Nogizaka46 have landed their first commercial endorsement with Meiji even though they have yet to debut. Their commercial will be for 'Meiji Home Made Chocolates' and will follow the same concept as the ones for Valentine's Day. Nowadays it has been very popular amo

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  • Arashi's latest single sells 530,000 copies + tops Oricon weekly chart

    November 7, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

    Popular group Arashi's 36th single, "Meikyu Love Song" has sold a total of 530,000 copies in its first week of release and thus achieved the top spot on this week's Oricon weekly chart. This will be Arashi's 25th consecutive number one single since the release of "PIKA★★NCHI DOUBLE" back in 2004. In terms of overall number one appearances on the singles chart, Arashi currently has the third most (with 32 releases) behind B'z with 45 and H

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – November 4th~6th

    November 7, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    [caption id="attachment_202098" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Will he find 'that woman'? ("Kasha" - TV Asahi)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted by a Saturday full of mysteries and monsters. Friday was a fairly normal day in terms of ratings. As expected, "Sengyou Shufu Tantei" (TBS) was able to recover from last week's blow and at least gained 0.8%

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  • FTISLAND reveals the full PV to their new single "Distance"

    November 7, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    The men of FTISLAND are set to release their 6th Japanese single “Distance” on November 30th. The single will come in a limited edition A and B as well as a regular edition and include the songs “Distance”, “Life”, and “Venus”. Earlier today, the PV for the upcoming single was released. Check out the full PV to their rock power ballad “Distance” below!

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  • Michibata Jessica to challenge herself in a full marathon

    November 7, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    On November 6th, Argentine / Spanish / Italian / Japanese model Michibata Jessica held a talk show at Nike Harajuku, where she revealed that she will be participating in "Nagoya Women Marathon 2012" on March 11th of next year. Jessica is a sportswoman who has been appearing in advertisements for Nike as 'Nike Athlete' since October. At the talk show she commented, "I wanted to try a full marathon at least once in my life." With the guid

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  • AKB48's new collaboration unit "YM7" introduced

    November 7, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    On November 6th, the members of AKB48's collaboration unit, "YM7", were introduced at AKB48's handshake event held at Marine Messe in Fukuoka. Earlier this year, popular pictorial magazines "Weekly Young Jump" and "Young Magazine" each chose 7 AKB48 members to form the special units "YJ7" and "YM7". Since April, the two groups have been going against each other in a battle called "AKB48 Jinbocho Gokokuji Taisen". YM7 - which consists of Sa

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  • SHINee reveals track list for "THE FIRST"

    November 7, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    Korean group SHINee will be releasing their first Japanese original album, "THE FIRST", on December 7th. The album will feature a total of 12 songs including their already released singles, "Replay -Kimi wa Boku no everything-", "JULIETTE", and "LUCIFER". It will also contain 5 brand new songs including the Japanese version of "Amigo" and "The SHINee World". As a bonus track, the regular edition will come with "Stranger", which is used

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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for October

    November 7, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    Recochoku recently released the monthly download charts for the month of October. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for the past month below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Monthly Ranking > 01 - "365 Nichi no Love Story" - Sonar Pocket 02 - "Kaze wa Fuiteru" - AKB48 03 - "CRAZY FOR YOU" - Kylee 04 - "Eien wa Tada Ichibyou Kara" - JAY’ED×JUJU 05 - "Winter Magic" - KARA

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