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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 04/25~05/01

    May 2, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 25th to May 1st. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(05) "Haru Uta" - Ikimonogakari 02/(09) "10nen Go no Kimi e" - Itano Tomomi 03/(01) "Akai Ito feat. Hazzie" - SA.RI.NA 04/(02) "Orange" - GReeeeN 05/(00) "Soredemo Sukidayo" - Sashihara Rino  0

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  • Nogizaka46 defeats AKB48's Sashihara Rino in first day sales

    May 2, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    May 2nd marked the showdown between Nogizaka46 and AKB48's Sashihara Rino, as they both released their new singles. Fans were eager to see how the "official rivals" would do, and now the results are out! This showdown was planned out by the girls' producer Akimoto Yasushi, who also celebrated his birthday on May 2nd. For the first day sales, the girls of Nogizaka46 took the lead, defeating Sashihara with almost double the amount of copies

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  • aiko to release her 10th album

    May 2, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    Singer-songwriter aiko has announced that she will be releasing her 10th album (currently untitled) on June 20th! This will be aiko's first album since "BABY", which was released 2 years and 3 months ago. It will contain "Mukai Awase", the theme song for movie 'Darling wa Gaikokujin', "Koi no Super Ball", last year's CM song for 'Calpis Water', "Home", the theme song for movie 'Hankyu Densha Katamichi 15fun no Kiseki', and "Zutto", the the

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – April 27th~May 1st

    May 2, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    [caption id="attachment_236929" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – April 27th~May 1st"][/caption] The Drama Prime Time Report is delayed by a few days due to one of Japan's busiest holidays - The Golden Week. That's also the reason why the Monday and Tuesday ratings are already included in this report. Fortunately the peek of domestic travels is expected to occur towards the second half of this week with thr

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  • Yuka attends talk show for PARCO

    May 2, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    On May 1st, talent Yuka (31) made her first appearance for her Parco commercial at the Shibuya Parco stage in Tokyo. In honor of the campaign’s catchphrase “Aremoshitai, koremoshitai.  Natsu no yoku,”  (I want to do that, I want to do this. The desires brought about by summer.), Yuka answered the question about her desire to get married with a declaration that “On a TV program, a fortune teller told me I would marry in October, but he has

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  • Details on 2PM's single "Beautiful"

    May 2, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    2PM has released the track list for their 4th Japanese single "Beautiful", which will be released this June 6th along with a B-side track composed by member Junho called "If You Are Here". A "Hi-5 event" for fans who buy the single will be held at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall on June 16th. Check out 2PM's track list for "Beautiful" below: 1. Beautiful 2. If You Are Here 3. Beautiful (instrumental) 4. If You Are Her

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  • Nishino Kana performs "Watashitachi" at pre-screening event for 'GIRL'

    May 2, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    On May 1st, Nishino Kana performed “Watashitachi,” the title song of the movie 'GIRL' in front of an audience of 600 female fans, who were chosen from a pool of 7,300, at ZEPP Nagoya for the “GIRL’S PARTY in NAGOYA” event.  The event was a female-only pre-screening for the film. The screening was a glorious homecoming for the movie’s main star Nagoya-born actress Karina as well as for Nishino Kana, who attended university in Nagoya. An aud

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  • "Rurouni Kenshin" to be serialized in 'Jump Square'

    May 2, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    As we previously reported back in January, the June issue of 'Jump Square' is serializing Watsuki Nobuhiro's "Rurouni Kenshin" with the new title "Rurouni Kenshin -Cinema Version-". This version will be a remake of the original that revisits the encounters of 'Himura Kenshin' with 'Kamiya Kaoru' and 'Myojin Yahiko'. Other characters expected to be revisited are 'Takeda Kanryu' and 'Udou Jine', who is in the live action movie that will be

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for May 7th

    May 2, 2012 @ 6:34 am

    Oricon has released its latest weekly chart! Below are the results of Oricon’s weekly charts for the week of May 7th. —– <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. “Sakasama no Sora” – SMAP : 4/25 (135,298) 2. “10nen Go no Kimi e” – Itano Tomomi: 4/25 (72,911) 3. “Inori 〜Namida no Kidou/ End of the day/ peices” – Mr. Children : 4/18 (36,143) 4. “Haru Uta” – Ikimonogakari : 4/25 (35,044) 5. “I am” – TM NETWORK : 4/25 (21,483)

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  • Check out an audio rip of Arashi's upcoming single "Your Eyes"

    May 2, 2012 @ 4:44 am

    An audio rip for Arashi’s upcoming single “Your Eyes” (to be released on June 6th) has been revealed! As we reported before, this single is also the theme song for Aiba Masaki’s NTV drama “Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri”, and features many of Aiba’s solo segments in this song. Without further ado, listen to the 4-minute audio rip below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA9ar6-k3wA

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