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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to hold live concert in Taiwan

    April 12, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    It's been revealed that rock band SEKAI NO OWARI will be holding a live concert in Taiwan on April 15th! This concert will be a part of the fashion event, 'SUPER GIRLS FESTA', which aims to introduce Japanese fashion to girls in Taiwan. It will also feature appearances by popular models including Sasaki Nozomi, Fujii Rina, Hasegawa Jun, Yamada Yu, and Masuwaka Tsubasa. The event will open its doors at 12:00 pm, but the schedule for SEKA

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  • NYC to release new single, "Haina!"

    April 12, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    NYC has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "Haina!", on May 25th! "Haina!" is described as the perfect summer tune that everyone can sing and dance to. It's already been picked up as the ending theme song for the TBS variety program, 'Akarui☆Mirai', which will air starting April 22nd. The single will be available in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. For its coupling tr

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  • Matsuura Aya announces the closing of her twitter account

    April 12, 2012 @ 5:06 am

    On April 10th, singer Matsuura Aya (25) posted her last tweet and announced that she will close her Twitter account from this day onward. For her last tweet, Matsuura posted, “I started Twitter back on my 10th anniversary and although this account was created on a whim, it was a lot fun.” With her recent picture as an attachment to this final post, she ended her tweet with, “For my last tweet, I will attach a picture of my new hairstyle,

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  • Oricon's comic charts for the week of April 16th revealed!

    April 12, 2012 @ 2:23 am

    Oricon has revealed their comic charts for the week of April 16th! This week was dominated by various shounen manga titles so check out which comic took the top five spots below! === 1. "HUNTER X HUNTER", Volume 30 - Togashi Yoshihiro: (638,907) 2. "Ao no Exocist", Volume 8 - Kato Kazue: (520,341) 3. "D. Gray-man", Volume 23 - Hoshino Katsura: (300,134) 4. "Gintama", Volume 44 -  Sorachi Hideaki: (270,460)

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  • FUNKY MONKEY BABYS' DJ Chemical announces his marriage

    April 12, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    FUNKY MONKEY BABYS' DJ Chemical has announced his marriage through his official blog! According to the announcement, DJ Chemical got married to a non-celebrity woman on April 8th. The couple had been dating for 5 years before officially tying the knot. He commented, "There is only one life in this body, and I feel I've met the woman whom I'm going to walk with for the rest of my life. With the woman who possesses the strictness and merc

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  • Kora Kengo & Mizukawa Asami attend the press conference for their upcoming drama 'Tsumi to Batsu A Falsified Romance'

    April 11, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    On April 11th, Kora Kengo and Mizukawa Asami attended the press conference for the upcoming WOWOW drama 'Tsumi to Batsu A Falsified Romance'. The drama is a live-action adaptation of a manga by Ochiai Naoyuki, which successfully managed to transfer Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" (1866) into modern-day Japan. It's a great fusion of a historic masterpiece with modern society and cleverly touches various topics such as 'hikikomor

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  • Morning Musume holds release event for "Renai Hunter"

    April 11, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

    On April 11th, Morning Musume held a release event to commemorate their new single, "Renai Hunter". As we reported earlier, leader Niigaki Risa will be graduating on May 18th at Nippon Budokan. During the event, Niigaki strongly stated, "A month will go by in a blink of an eye, so I want to treasure everyday." Regarding her plans after graduation, she revealed, "I will be in 2 stage plays. I hope to continue my activities with a focus on t

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  • PV for Tomomi Itano's 3rd single "10nen go no Kimi e (To you, after 10 years)" revealed

    April 11, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    Itano Tomomi's PV for her upcoming single ""10nen go no Kimi e (To you, after 10 years)"" has been released. This is her 3rd solo single, and the PV for the coupling track "Clone" was previously released earlier this month. This is middle tempo ballad song about heartbreak with beautiful string arrangements. The song has chosen as a special collaboration theme song for Samantha Vega's TV CM. Check out the PV below! Thanks to ev

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  • AKB48's new tv program to feature Maeda Atsuko's drivers license challenge

    April 11, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    AKB48's new program, 'AKB Jidousha-bu', will begin airing on Fuji TV from April 28th at 1:35 am. During this year's coming-of-age ceremony, member Maeda Atsuko commented, "I want to try driving a car. There is no AKB member with a driver's license, so I want to be the first to obtain it." Upon hearing this, producer Akimoto Yasushi started the 'AKB Jidousha-bu' (AKB Automobile Club) on Google+, and 48 members have already joined the club.

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 04/04~04/10

    April 11, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 4th to April 10th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(02) "Inori ~Namida no Kidou" - Mr.Children 02/(00) "Into Free -Dangan-" - B'z 03/(08) "Ikiteru Ikiteku" - Fukuyama Masaharu 04/(09) "Haru Uta" - Ikimonogakari 05/(04) "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 06/(00

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