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  • NMB48 tops the Oricon weekly chart with their 2nd single

    October 25, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    Idol group NMB48's second single, "Oh My God!", which was released on October 19th, has sold over 265,000 copies in its first week, topping the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking Chart for the week of October 31st! NMB48 has become the first group to top the Oricon charts twice in a row since their debut single. They are the third female artist to achieve this goal, following  the footsteps of Yakushimaru Hiroko and Sawajiri Erika.  Additionally

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  • French Kiss reveals details on "Saisho no Mail" + PV preview

    October 25, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    Earlier this month, AKB48 sub-unit French Kiss announced that they'd soon release their 4th single, "Saisho no Mail" As previously mentioned, the single will come with a DVD. There will be four editions in all for this single, three of which will come with DVDs. "Saisho no Mail" is scheduled to hit stores on November 22nd, so check out the tracklist info and PV preview below! - Limited Edition A < CD > 1. Saisho no Mail 2.

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  • October 24th performances from 'Coming Soon!'

    October 25, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    On this week's episode of 'Coming Soon!', idol group AKB48 and drama-made band A.N.Jell performed their latest songs. Inagaki Junichi also appeared to deliver a medley of songs, as did Wakadanna. Unfortunately those performances have yet to surface. Check 'em out after the jump! - < AKB48 - 'Kaze wa fuiteiru' > < AKB48 - 'Flying Get' > - < A.N.Jell - 'Promise' > == Check back for the other tw

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  • Tegomass's latest album tops Oricon weekly chart

    October 25, 2011 @ 6:42 am

    Pop duo Tegomass, which is comprised of NEWS members Tegoshi Yuya and Masuda Takahisa, released their 3rd album "Tegomass no Mahou" on October 19th, and it's gone on to top the Oricon weekly album chart for the week of October 31st! 61,000 copies were sold, allowing Tegomass to land their second achievement in topping the Oricon weekly album chart. The first time was with their 1st album, "Tegomass no Uta", which was released in July 2009.

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  • Mizushima Hiro's new CM for "Morinaga Milk Cocoa" revealed!

    October 25, 2011 @ 5:33 am

    Previously, we reported that actor Mizushima Hiro would be starring in a new CM for "Morinaga Milk Cocoa", featuring ayaka's song. Now, the CM has been revealed! In the CM, Mizushima drinks cocoa with an angel on a mountaintop. The song was written by ayaka herself, who emphasized with the feelings that were put into the CM. Check out the CM below!

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  • Kagurazaka Megumi announces her engagement with a movie director Sono Shion

    October 25, 2011 @ 4:12 am

    On October 24th, actress Kagurazaka Megumi (30) announced on her blog that she got engaged to a movie director Sono Shion (49).  Since some medias reported their engagement before the couple made an announcement, Kagurazaka expressed her regret for not reporting it to the fans by herself first.  She also wrote, "I will keep applying myself diligently as an actress, and as an human.  Please continue to support me." Kagurazaka debuted as a gra

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  • KEIKO gets rushed to the hospital after collapsing at home

    October 25, 2011 @ 2:54 am

    It's been reported that KEIKO (39), a globe member and the wife of music producer Komuro Tetsuya (52), was rushed to a hospital on October 24th after she collapsed at home. According to a source, KEIKO suddenly complained of feeling ill and collapsed at home. Though she was transported to a hospital by ambulance, she is conscious and her condition is not life-threatening.  KEIKO's agency, avex, is planning to make an announcement about her

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  • 'Coming Soon!' reveals Halloween line-up!

    October 25, 2011 @ 1:58 am

    TBS midnight show 'Coming Soon!' has just revealed their Halloween line-up! On October 31st, the show will have six guests that include celloists, 2 CELLOS. Among the shows guests will be Hello! Project's MOBEKIMASU, singer Goto Maki will perform solo, as well as her collaboration with Kishidan's Ayanokoji. Hirahara Ayaka and Canadian group Monkey Majik will also take the stage as well. The program's official website site did not state

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  • MUCC to hold a live concert at Makuhari Messe next year

    October 25, 2011 @ 1:01 am

    Four member rock band MUCC announced that they will hold a live concert on the "MUCC day (= June 9th)" in 2012 at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall.  Next year, they will be celebrating the 15th year anniversary since their formation, the fans may have high expectation what kind of live concert they are planning to hold. MUCC will release "Arcadia featuring DAISHI DANCE" which will be the first single after they changed their la

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  • October 23rd performances from 'Gekkan MelodiX!'

    October 24, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

    TV Tokyo's music program 'Gekkan MelodiX!' had many female and female fronted bands this week. Among those artists were Nakagawa Shoko, girl next door, BENI, Berryz Koubo x ℃-ute, and 7!!. In addition to those artists, Korean singer Gummy performed her Japanese debut single, "Gomen ne feat. T.O.P (BIG BANG)". Check out the performances below! - < Nakagawa Shoko - 'Friends' > - < girl next door - 'ROCK YOUR BODY'

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