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  • Oricon reveals the weekly charts for September 12th

    September 7, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

    It's that time of the week again for the Oricon weekly charts. This time, the results are out for the week of September 12th! Let's see which songs, albums, and DVDs topped the ranking below! --- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Kazoku ni Narou yo/fighting pose" - Fukuyama Masaharu: 8/31 (155,405) 2. “Flying Get” – AKB48: 8/24 (98,939) 3. "JULIETTE" - SHINee: 8/29 (53,789) 4. "Journey Journey ~Bokura no Mirai~" - Ta

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 08/31~09/06

    September 7, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week from August 31st to September 6th. 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) "Flying Get" -- AKB48 02/(04) "Kazoku ni Narou yo" -- Fukuyama Masaharu 03/(02) "Kimi Janakya duet with Yasuda Nao" -- KG 04/(00) "beloved" -- Hamasaki Ayumi 05/(00)

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  • Listen to a radio preview for S/mileage's upcoming single "Tachiagaaru"!

    September 7, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    On September 7th, S/mileage unveiled a radio preview for their upcoming single "Tachiagaaru", a single that featured the newly added members of this idol group. This 2-minute preview features an energetic and upbeat song by the girls and is about standing up no matter how hard something pushes you down. Listen to it below! Tip: Tommy Van Damme

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  • Maeda Atsuko to star in new CM for "g.u."

    September 7, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    It's been revealed that AKB48's Maeda Atsuko has been chosen as the image character for casual apparel brand, "g.u.", and will be appearing in their new CM. This will be Maeda's first solo CM since she turned 20 back on July 10th, and this will also mark her first time appearing in a fashion CM. She will show off her adult charm in three different outfits. Maeda expressed her joy by saying, "I love fashion, so I am happy to be able to s

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  • Kitahara Sayaka announces second single,"Kanari Junjou"!

    September 7, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    On September 7th, Former Hello! Project Egg and Up Front soloist Kitahara Sayaka announced her second single, “Kanari Junjou”, a single that is scheduled for release on November 9th. This upcoming single has already been revealed to be the new ending theme song for TV Tokyo anime “Inazuma Eleven GO” and its anime sized version has already been released through music distribution site Recochoku. “Kanari Junjou” will also be released in t

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  • MIYAVI to hold his birthday live on Ustream and Nico Nico Douga

    September 7, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    On September 7th, it was revealed that MIYAVI will stream his last performance from his 20’s on the day before his birthday through Ustream and Nico Nico Douga. This broadcast is titled “MIYAVI 30th B-DAY LIVE ‘From Tokyo 2 the world’” and it is said that this musician already began his rehearsals for this live. From this event, his fans can enjoy his strong performance and his first steps as a 30-year old as well. As for other activit

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  • Fairies reveals the short PV for "Song for You"

    September 7, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

    VISION FACTORY's new idol group Fairies who will be making their debut with the single "More Kiss/Song for You", recently released the full PV for one of the title tracks, "More Kiss". Now, they've finally revealed the short PV for the other title track, "Song for You."   Additionally, "Song for You" is now available on mobile music download site  Recochoku starting today on September 7th. Fairies' debut single "More Kiss/Song for You" is

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  • Which celebrity would be the ideal prime minister?

    September 7, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

    Japan has seen a new prime minister on an annual basis since the end of Koizumi Junichiro's term. In Hatoyama Yukio's case it was an even shorter time span, and the other day, the country's latest and 94th prime minister, Kan Naoto, resigned as well. With such an instability at the top of Nagata-cho, the heart of Japan's politics, caused by the delicate approval ratings; you start to wonder how well some of Japan's best-known celebrities w

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  • Kiritani Mirei makes direct eye contact in 'Weekly Playboy'

    September 7, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    Actress/model Kiritani Mirei was featured on the latest issue of the 'Weekly Playboy' magazine! Kiritani recently graduated from fashion magazine "Seventeen", with her final photo spread scheduled to hit shelves in November. It was an important step to focus on her career as an actress and to mark her transition from a girl to a young woman. Through this simple, yet gorgeous pictorial, Kiritani shows us her stunning face. The photographer

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  • Nakajima Miyuki to sing theme song for Kimura Takuya's "Nankyoku Tairiku"

    September 7, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    Recently, it was revealed that singer-songwriter Nakajima Miyuki will be singing the theme song for the upcoming drama, "Nankyoku Tairiku", which stars SMAP's Kimura Takuya. The drama will be the most expensive drama in the history of TBS. It will portray the harsh day-to-day life and interactions between the members of the Antarctic research expedition team and their Sakhalin Huskies. Nakajima commented, "By imagining the dogs' feelings,

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