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  • Shinoda Mariko's fashion magazine sells over 30,000 copies in first week

    November 3, 2011 @ 6:55 am

    Oricon's weekly rankings has revealed that Shinoda Mariko's fashion magazine, "MARIKO magazine", sold 31,068 copies in its first week. As editor-in-chief, she included articles on her favorite outfits, hairstyles, make-up looks, and hobbies. During a recent handshake event, she explained that she checked everything, from the pictures to the captions, multiple times before the release. Her hard work seems to have paid off, as she made snag

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  • EXILE reveals short PV for "Anata e"

    November 3, 2011 @ 5:03 am

    EXILE has finally released the PV for their gorgeous ballad, "Anata e". Now that the Christmas season is coming up, the boys decided to infuse a serene winter element in their music video. It's resulted in a beautiful PV that showcases the members' suave charm. EXILE will release their new single on November 23rd, but until then, check out the PV below:

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  • Fairies to brighten up Omotesando this Christmas

    November 3, 2011 @ 3:56 am

    Idol group Fairies has been chosen as the face of the Omotesando Illumination, marking their first time as an image character. From December 2nd until December 30th, 124 Fairies flags will be strung for one kilometer amongst trees with nearly 650,000 LED lights. Through the walkways there will also be two screens which will show the girls and play their music. Fairies has also decided to release their new song “HERO/Sweet Jewel” on Dece

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  • Arashi's "Meikyu Love Song" sells 240,000 copies on its first day!

    November 3, 2011 @ 3:10 am

    Arashi's latest single, "Meikyu Love Song", has sold 240,000 copies on its first day, topping the Oricon Daily Single Ranking for November 1st. "Meikyu Love Song" is currently the theme song for member Sakurai Sho's drama, "Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de". The single is available in both limited and regular editions, each consisting of different coupling tracks. Arashi has topped the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking 24 consecutive times since

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  • Takei Emi films a webisode series for 'Youfuku no Aoyama'

    November 3, 2011 @ 12:47 am

    Actress Takei Emi (17) has become the new image character for clothing brand, 'Youfuku no Aoyama'. She attended a press conference in Tokyo recently to talk about her upcoming promotions for the brand. Starting November 5th, Takei will appear on an online video series titled, 'TAKE BLUE', which can be viewed through Youfuku no Aoyama's official website and YouTube channel. Described as a 6-episode detective series, Takei revealed that t

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  • No Sleeves reveal their plans for Christmas

    November 2, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

    Today, AKB48's sub-unit, No Sleeves, performed at the 'Yahoo! Japan presents No Sleeves from AKB48 Live' event at Differ ARIAKE in Tokyo. At the event, the unit performed a total of five songs, including "Kuchibiru Furezu" and "Answer". They also held a press conference after the event, where reporters asked them about their Christmas plans. Minegishi Minami answered, "Every year the members of AKB48 spend Christmas together and I guess

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  • E-Girls to release their 1st single "Celebration"

    November 2, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    E-Girls which consists of members from EXILE's sister unit Dream, Happiness, and FLOWER has announced that they will be releasing their 1st single titled "Celebration" on December 28th. This announcement was made at a special event held at Lazona Kawasaki on November 2nd, and the girls also performed the debut song at the event.  Aya (Dream) said, "Using the power of 21 girls in addition to utilizing the dance performance and vocal skill w

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  • UVERworld to release new single in December

    November 2, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    It's been announced that rock band UVERworld will be releasing their 20th single, "Untitled / Kinjito", on December 14th. Initially, the band wasn't planning on a new release; however, they decided to release the single because their tour in April had to be postponed due to the Tohoku Earthquake. The two songs that will be featured in the new single was created to 'liven up concerts'. The single will also include remixes of the songs, a

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/26~11/01

    November 2, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 26th to November 2nd. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(01) "Kaze wa Fuiteru" - AKB48 02/(03) "365 Nichi no Love Story" - Sonar Pocket 03/(02) "3090 ~Ai no Uta~" - LGMonkees 04/(00) "Dear Best Friend feat. LGMonkees" - Noa 05/(07

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  • girl next door announces nationwide tour for 2012

    November 2, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

    Electropop trio girl next door has announced that they will be holding their third nationwide tour in 2012! Titled "girl next door Live House Tour 2012", the tour is scheduled to kick off next February, and will be held at various live houses across Japan. Additional details will be revealed on their official website at a later date. Meanwhile, girl next door is set to release their new single, "Boogie-Woogie Night", on November 16th. I

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