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  • Oricon reveals their latest weekly charts for February 27th

    February 22, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    Check out Oricon's latest weekly charts for February 27th below! ----- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 : 2/15 (1,287,217) 2. "Bari Bari BUDDY!" - V6 : 2/15 (58,584) 3. "Kimi no Shinwa ~Aquarion Dai Ni Shou" - AKINO with bless4 : 2/15 (23,354) 4. "Kono Sekai ni Umareta Wake" - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS : 2/15 (15,928) 5. "Junjou U-19" - NMB48 : 2/8 (14,707) (Check the full ranking here.) - <

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  • Sato Takeru & Ishihara Satomi attend the press conference for "Romeo & Juliet"

    February 22, 2012 @ 4:27 am

    On February 21st, Sato Takeru, Ishihara Satomi, and other cast members for the upcoming stage play "Romeo & Juliet" appeared at the press conference. As we reported previously, this will be the stage debut for Sato, who reportedlystarted preparing for his stage debut about 2 years ago.  Sato said, "I have been struggling what else I could do to prepare for this, and I am still struggling even now.  Though I'm under a lot of pressure, w

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – February 17th~19th

    February 22, 2012 @ 2:02 am

    [caption id="attachment_222173" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – February 17th~19th"][/caption] This season the dramas have a hard time getting viewers excited, thus resulting in gradually declining ratings throughout the whole lineup of winter dramas. In the middle of all this, TBS' Sunday drama even had to admit defeat against Fuji TV's Sunday drama for the first time ever since the latter decided to tackle

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  • Kimaguren announces new single & first Budokan live

    February 22, 2012 @ 12:19 am

    To celebrate their 5th anniversary, pop/reggae duo Kimaguren has announced that they will be releasing a new single and will be holding their first Budokan live! Kimaguren made their major debut from Universal Sigma on February 20, 2008 with the single, "Aenai Uta". Since then, the duo has released a total of 9 singles and 4 albums. To kick off their exciting year, Kimaguren will be collaborating with Mizuno's London Olympics Japan Nation

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  • Aiba Masaki to unite with a crime solving cat for new drama on NTV

    February 21, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    As mentioned in the previous article, two networks announced new dramas starring a member from Arashi. The other network is NTV, who announced a new drama called 'Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri', starring Aiba Masaki as the protagonist. 'Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri' is based on a popular 'Mikeneko Holmes' mystery novel series by Akagawa Jiro. It tells the story of 'Katayama Yoshitaro' (Aiba) who became a detective in order to comply with the dying

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  • Ohno Satoshi to unlock mysterious cases in Fuji TV's next Monday drama

    February 21, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    Two networks have just announced a new drama for the upcoming season and they both will be starring a member from the popular group Arashi. One of the networks is Fuji TV, who finally lifted the secret about their next Monday drama. It's title is going to be 'Kagi no Kakatta Heya' and will star Ohno Satoshi as the protagonist. 'Kagi no Kakatta Heya' is based on a mystery novel by Kishi Yuusuke. It tells the story of an employee of a major

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  • aiko reveals cover jacket + track list for new video clip collection

    February 21, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    Singer-songwriter aiko has unveiled the cover jacket and track list for her upcoming video clip collection, "Utau Inu 4"! This will be aiko's first video collection in about 5 and a half years, with her last being "Utau Inu 3" back in September of 2006. "Utau Inu 4" will contain all 10 PVs from her singles "Kumo wa Shiro Ringo wa Aka" to "Mukai Awase". It will also include the PV for "beat", which is the lead track off of her latest album,

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  • Tsuru announces new album, "Wagamama"

    February 21, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    Rock trio Tsuru has announced that they will be releasing their new album, "Wagamama", on April 18th! Tsuru's third original album will be available in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will come with a DVD containing off-shots from the recording studio and a documentary footage. To coincide with this album release, Tsuru will be holding a nationwide tour, called "Wagamama ~Ware wa Iku, Saraba Afro yo~", from May to

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  • Check out KAT-TUN's full PV for "LOCK ON"

    February 21, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    The full PV for KAT-TUN's new song "LOCK ON" has finally been revealed! As we reported previously, "LOCK ON" is the lead track for their upcoming new album "CHAIN" which is scheduled to be released on February 22nd. Check out the full PV below! (Also, don't forget to check the details on the album on our previous post here!) Thanks to jojolala for the tip!

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  • 90 members of AKB48 to star in new 'Wonda Coffee' CM

    February 21, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    AKB48's new CM for Asahi's 'Wonda Coffee Morning Shot' will broadcast nationwide starting February 28th. The CM will feature a total of 90 members from Team A, Team K, Team B, and Team 4, along with the group's research members. This will be the first time for all members of AKB48 to star in a TV commercial for the same product. During the commercial, the members will deliver a message that will encourage the people of Japan. Below are

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