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  • FUNKY MONKEY BABYS' DJ Chemical announces his marriage

    April 12, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    FUNKY MONKEY BABYS' DJ Chemical has announced his marriage through his official blog! According to the announcement, DJ Chemical got married to a non-celebrity woman on April 8th. The couple had been dating for 5 years before officially tying the knot. He commented, "There is only one life in this body, and I feel I've met the woman whom I'm going to walk with for the rest of my life. With the woman who possesses the strictness and merc

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  • Kora Kengo & Mizukawa Asami attend the press conference for their upcoming drama 'Tsumi to Batsu A Falsified Romance'

    April 11, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    On April 11th, Kora Kengo and Mizukawa Asami attended the press conference for the upcoming WOWOW drama 'Tsumi to Batsu A Falsified Romance'. The drama is a live-action adaptation of a manga by Ochiai Naoyuki, which successfully managed to transfer Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" (1866) into modern-day Japan. It's a great fusion of a historic masterpiece with modern society and cleverly touches various topics such as 'hikikomor

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  • Morning Musume holds release event for "Renai Hunter"

    April 11, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

    On April 11th, Morning Musume held a release event to commemorate their new single, "Renai Hunter". As we reported earlier, leader Niigaki Risa will be graduating on May 18th at Nippon Budokan. During the event, Niigaki strongly stated, "A month will go by in a blink of an eye, so I want to treasure everyday." Regarding her plans after graduation, she revealed, "I will be in 2 stage plays. I hope to continue my activities with a focus on t

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  • PV for Tomomi Itano's 3rd single "10nen go no Kimi e (To you, after 10 years)" revealed

    April 11, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    Itano Tomomi's PV for her upcoming single ""10nen go no Kimi e (To you, after 10 years)"" has been released. This is her 3rd solo single, and the PV for the coupling track "Clone" was previously released earlier this month. This is middle tempo ballad song about heartbreak with beautiful string arrangements. The song has chosen as a special collaboration theme song for Samantha Vega's TV CM. Check out the PV below! Thanks to ev

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  • AKB48's new tv program to feature Maeda Atsuko's drivers license challenge

    April 11, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    AKB48's new program, 'AKB Jidousha-bu', will begin airing on Fuji TV from April 28th at 1:35 am. During this year's coming-of-age ceremony, member Maeda Atsuko commented, "I want to try driving a car. There is no AKB member with a driver's license, so I want to be the first to obtain it." Upon hearing this, producer Akimoto Yasushi started the 'AKB Jidousha-bu' (AKB Automobile Club) on Google+, and 48 members have already joined the club.

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 04/04~04/10

    April 11, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 4th to April 10th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(02) "Inori ~Namida no Kidou" - Mr.Children 02/(00) "Into Free -Dangan-" - B'z 03/(08) "Ikiteru Ikiteku" - Fukuyama Masaharu 04/(09) "Haru Uta" - Ikimonogakari 05/(04) "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 06/(00

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  • S/mileage reveals full PV for "Dot Bikini"

    April 11, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    S/mileage has revealed the full PV for their upcoming single, "Dot Bikini", through their official YouTube channel! "Dot Bikini" is S/mileage's 10th single, and their 2nd since becoming a 6-member group. In the PV, the girls are dancing to the uptempo tune in a red bikini with white polka dots. Check out the PV below! Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!

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  • Oricon reveals their monthly charts for March

    April 11, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    Oricon has revealed its monthly charts for March 2012! Check out the top 10 singles and albums below: === <Single Monthly Ranking> 1. “Wild at Heart” – Arashi : 3/7 (629,397) 2. “SHE!HER!HER!″ – Kis-My-Ft2 : 3/21 (222,776) 3. “STILL” – Tohoshinki : 3/14 (156,150) 4. “GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku” – B'z : 4/4 (143,402) 5. “Ikiteru Ikiteku” – Fukuyama Masaharu : 3/28 (142,865) 6. “Speed up, Girls Powe

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  • Kamakari Kenta and Smile attend preview party for travel program 'Ee Toko'

    April 11, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    On April 10th, actor Kamakari Kenta (28) and comedic duo Smile attended a preview party for NHK Osaka’s new program 'Ee Toko' (Kansai Local, Fridays at 8PM), which begins airing on April 13. 'Ee Toko' is a unique travel program that centers on famous tourist attractions; it presents Kamakari's and Smile's different opinions, which range from "I would definitely go there" to "I would not go there", of the locations. The first spot for the

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  • Chatmonchy reveals details on upcoming single

    April 11, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    Rock band Chatmonchy has revealed the details of their upcoming single! Chatmonchy's 3rd single of 2012 will be a double A-side single titled "Hatena / Yume Mitai da". "Yume Mitai da" is originally a song by American indie pop duo MATES OF STATE, called "Proofs", with Japanese lyrics by member Hashimoto Eriko. This song will be used as the opening theme for NHK Sougou's 'SHIBUYA DEEP A' starting April 13th. Along with the details, Chatm

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