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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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  • Perfume unveils covers + tracks for "JPN" + 2012 tour details

    November 2, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    Nearly two months ago electro-trio Perfume announced their long awaited fourth album, "JPN". The album is slated to drop at the end of the month on November 30th. Back then not much information was released about the album, but now the group has released the cover jackets and track lists for their upcoming album. "JPN" will have 14 tracks including their singles "Fushizen na Girl/Natural ni Koishite", "Laser Beam", "Spice", and "GLITTER

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  • Oricon reveals the weekly charts for November 7th

    November 2, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    Below are Oricon's latest weekly charts for November 7th. Check it out! ----- < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" - AKB48 : 10/26 (1,300,482) 2. "Baby U!" - MBLAQ : 10/26 (42,624) 3. "Zero" - BUMP OF CHICKEN : 10/19 (35,019) 4. "Suteki na Nichiyoubi ~Gyu Gyu Good day!~" - Ashida Mana : 10/26 (27,737) 5. "Oh My God!” – NMB48 : 10/19 (16,639) (Check out the full ranking here.) - < Album Week

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  • First generation members of JKT48 selected!

    November 2, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    On November 2nd, the final audition for JKT48, the first sister group of AKB48 based overseas, in Jakarta, Indonesia, was held at a hotel in Jakarta. At the audition, the 28 first generation members for this new group have been selected. Akimoto Yasushi, the judge and the general producer, commented at the press conference, "Though there are many differences in cultures, languages, customs, and national characters (in comparison to Japan),

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  • Tackey & Tsubasa talk about an Asia tour, relationships, and Tohoku

    November 2, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

    On November 1st, popular unit Tackey & Tsubasa held a live concert at Yoyogi First Gymnasium as part of their nationwide tour. They drew 15,000 wildly cheering fans, which promised a great start to their first live at this venue. Since next year will be Tackey & Tsubasa's 10th debut anniversary, they revealed that they were planning to hold a large-scale tour which will also include concerts in Asia. Takizawa Hideaki (29) said, "I

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