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  • Oricon reveals its "Top 10 Faces" of 2011!

    December 28, 2011 @ 9:34 pm

    Each year, Oricon publishes a list of celebrities who were on everyone's radar throughout the year. After gathering responses from their readers from November 30th to December 2nd, Oricon Style is finally ready to reveal their fifth annual 'The Most Active Faces of The Year' ranking! Coming in first place due to their overwhelming sales and exposure by the media is none other than AKB48. Second place went to the child actress Ashida Mana,

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  • Mano Erina reveals unreleased track, "Glory days"!

    December 28, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    As a special gift to her fans, Hello! Project soloist Mano Erina has just revealed a never-before-seen track titled "Glory days" on her official YouTube channel! The upbeat song features an electronic edge, and is set to a slideshow of sweet Mano Erina photos. "Glory days" has not been released on any of the idol's prior singles or albums, making it a nice belated Christmas gift to her fans. Check out the track below! - Source

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  • Miyazaki Aoi & Takaoka Sosuke officially announce their divorce

    December 28, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

    After rumors and speculation, it's now official. On December 28th, actress Miyazaki Aoi (26) and actor Takaoka Sosuke (29) sent out a join fax to the media, and announced that they have officially separated. According to the announcement, they registered their divorce on the 28th after finishing their last job for the year. The concluded the announcement saying, "For now, please watch over calmly the future of each of us who will go on

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  • S/mileage talks about their new single for Kawaii Girl Japan!

    December 28, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    Kawaii Girl Japan has just unveiled their latest video interview, featuring idol group S/mileage! In this video, the girls introduce their latest single "Please Miniskirt Postwoman!", talk about their hats, and charm viewers with their adorable antics. Check out the interview (with English subtitles) below! Source: Kawaii Girl Japan Official YouTube Channel

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  • Check out the latest result of Oricon weekly charts for January 2, 2012

    December 28, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    Oricon has revealed the latest result of its weekly charts for the week of January 2nd.  Check it out below. ----- < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "Boku no Hanbun" - SMAP : 12/21 (130,190) 2. "CHASE" - L'Arc~en~Ciel : 12/21 (71,894) 3. "CRISIS" - Acid Black Cherry : 12/21 (52,055) 4. "We never give up!" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 12/14 (22,827) 5. "Sit! Stay! Wait! Down!/Love Story" - Amuro Namie : 12/7 (21,110) (Check out t

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 24th/25th

    December 28, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    [caption id="attachment_212785" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Yamamoto Isoroku" / "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" / "Inazuma Eleven GO""][/caption] The Christmas weekend, with three consecutive holidays (23rd is the Emperor's Birthday), box office cash tills were ringing. "Mission: Impossible" tops the box office chart for the second consecutive week, while the epic war drama "Yamamoto Isoroku"

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  • Quruli's drummer Tanaka Yuji to withdraw from the band

    December 28, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

    On December 28th, Quruli announced on their official site that the drummer Tanaka Yuji will withdraw from the band.  Tanaka was with the band for only half a year. According to the announcement, the reason of his withdrawal is that "We have made this decision after many times of discussions between the members including the staffs.  After these discussions, we figured that this would be the best way for everyone to step forward". Though

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  • Ashida Mana & Suzuki Fuku to co-star with Disney characters on Kohaku

    December 28, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    It was revealed that there will be a corner titled "'Ashita wo Utaou' Kodomo Special" for 'The 62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen', and Ashida Mana and Suzuki Fuku will co-star with Disney characters for this stage. For the corner, Ashida and Fukuda will perform a stage of Disney's masterpieces together with the characters.  Inoue Mao, Arashi members, as well as some of the other artists participating in Kohaku, will join them.  Moreover, they wil

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  • Akanishi Jin to hold 'LIVE from Yokohama' live streaming event in Los Angeles

    December 28, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    Although he's back in Japan, Akanishi Jin has not forgotten about his fans in America. Jin will be holding an exclusive fan appreciation event to commemorate his new music and thank his dedicated fans. If your in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and a fan of Jin's you don't want to miss this! Jin will be live streaming his show at the Yokohama Arena. He will perform tracks from his new album and do a Q&A panel from The Grammy Museum.

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  • Otani Riko to graduate from NMB48

    December 28, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    NMB48's official homepage reports that 2nd Generation Kenkyuusei Otani Riko (15) will graduate from the group in order to concentrate on entrance exams for senior high school. Otani is in third year of middle school.  She has been busy with both school and NMB48 activities. As much as she wants to continue doing both, she has decided that she wants to focus on her studies and attend high school. Riko's graduation performance will be held

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