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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/12~10/18

    October 19, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 12th to October 18th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "X X X" - L’Arc~en~Ciel 02/(00) "Eien wa Tada Ichibyou Kara" - JAY'ED×JUJU 03/(00) "Winter Magic" - KARA 04/(03) "CRAZY FOR YOU" - Kylee 05/(01) "365 Nichi no Love Stor

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  • AKB48 holds a press conference for the renewal of "Naruhodo! High School"

    October 19, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    Recently, AKB48 held a press conference for their show, "Naruhodo! High School", which will be getting a renewal starting its October 20th broadcast. "Naruhodo! High School" was originally a show where AKB48 members were quizzed on many questions, and performed experiments to learn new things. With this renewal, the concept of the show will change entirely. The members will develop the power to recognize the truth by testing certain thi

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  • Arashi & Inoue Mao become the hosts for NHK's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'!

    October 19, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    It's been announced that Inoue Mao and Arashi have been chosen to become the hosts for NHK's annual New Year's Eve music show, "The 62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen"! This is the second consecutive year for Arashi to participate in Kohaku as the host for 'Shirogumi' (the team with male artists or group with male vocals). Last year, Shirogumi won the Kohaku, and its leader, Ohno Satoshi, proudly collected the championship flag. Ohno mused, "I would

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  • Koda Kumi reveals 30-second preview of new song, "Love Me Back"

    October 19, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    A 30-second sample of Koda Kumi's latest song has just been revealed! As reported previously, Koda Kumi will be singing the opening theme song for Fuji TV's upcoming drama, "Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ate de", which stars Arashi's Sakurai Sho and actress Kitagawa Keiko. She felt inspired by the fresh script, and expressed that she's created an exciting song to match. Her song, "Love Me Back", carries a retro flavor that's almost reminiscent of

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  • Okada Masaki to appear in GReeeeN's music video for "Koibumi ~Love Letter~"

    October 19, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    We previously reported that popular group GReeeeN will be releasing a new single titled, "Koibumi ~Love Letter~". It's been revealed that Okada Masaki will be appearing in the song's music video! Okada will play the role of a young doctor who has romantic feelings for an ill patient. In certain scenes, we'll be able to see Okada crying as he thinks  about the girl's upcoming  surgery. This new single has already been slated to serve as t

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  • Masuwaka Tsubasa to divorce husband Umeda Naoki?

    October 19, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    Rumors are swirling that model Masuwaka Tsubasa (26) will divorce her husband, actor Umeda Naoki (28), by the end of the year. According to several sources, the reason for the divorce lies in the couple's difference in their beliefs. A certain source states, "Ever since Masuwaka-san became popular, there's been a big change in their values and sense of money." Reportedly, the two have been living separately since late-February, and in Augu

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  • Sea☆A releases their PV for "DELI-DELI☆DELICIOUS"

    October 19, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    Sea☆A , the four-member idol group from Singapore, will be releasing their second single titled "DELI-DELI☆DELICIOUS" on November 23rd. Recently, the PV for the upcoming single was released through Sea☆A's official YouTube channel. The song is currently being used as the ending theme song for TV anime "Toriko." Check out the full PV for "DELI-DELI☆DELICIOUS" below! Thanks to walter for the tip! Image: Sea☆A official site

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for October 24th

    October 19, 2011 @ 5:45 am

    Oricon has revealed the latest weekly charts for October 24th.  Check them out below! ----- < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "X X X" - L'Arc~en~Ciel : 10/12 (81,414) 2. "LUCIFER" - SHINee : 10/12 (50,398) 3. "Ai wo Kurae" - Superfly : 10/12 (17,891) 4. "Endless Story" - Tamura Yukari : 10/12 (16,231) 5. "Still" - FLOWER : 10/12 (15,339) (Check out the full ranking here.) - < Album Weekly Ranking >

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  • "ZETMAN" to be released as TV anime series in April 2012

    October 19, 2011 @ 3:27 am

    It's been announced that Katsura Masakazu's manga "ZETMAN" will get anime adaptation starting in April 2012. "ZETMAN" is a Science Fiction story centered the protagonists, a young boy Jin who has the ability to transform into a superhuman "ZET", and Kouga who is a son of the large enterprise, and has a strong sense of justice.  The manga has been serialized on "Weekly Young JUMP." The director will be Nabeshima Osamu ("D.Gray-man", "Sai

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  • ν[NEU] to release new single in December

    October 19, 2011 @ 3:00 am

    It's been revealed that visual kei band v[NEU] will be releasing a new double A-side single, titled "Kaleidoscope / cube", on December 21st! This will be the ν[NEU]'s second single since they made their major debut back in July. The upcoming single will feature their brand new song, "Kaleidoscope", and "cube", a song that they have been performing during their indies era. The single will come in three different versions: Limited Edition A

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