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  • More details about AKB48's 23rd single "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" revealed

    September 21, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    Earlier this month, AKB48 already announced the title of their upcoming 23rd single "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" at a handshake event. Today, they released the tracklist and a few new details. "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" is an impressive song with encouraging lyrics that encourages everyone to stay strong no matter what happens, and that everyone will eventually move on towards the future. It includes fifteen members from AKB48, two from SKE48, and one from

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  • Oricon reveals the weekly charts for September 26th

    September 21, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

    Below are the Oricon's weekly charts for the week of September 26th. ----- < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "Rising Sun/Itsuka Kitto..." - EXILE/EXILE ATSUSHI : 9/14 (201,540) 2. "Kono Chikyu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterundayo!" - Morning Musume : 9/14 (49,576) 3. "A"- RAINBOW : 9/14 (24,082) 4. "Flying Get" - AKB48 : 8/24 (23,034) 5. "nexus" - ClariS : 9/14 (19,478) (Check out the full ranking here.) - <

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  • AKB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki's stage costume stolen and put up for online auction

    September 21, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

    It's been reported that AKB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki's stage costume was stolen from a warehouse, and put up on an online auction site. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Kashiwagi's stage costume was put up for auction by a male high school student (17) from Shiga Prefecture. He commented, "I bought it from someone on the internet. I didn't know it was a stolen item." Last November, a management employee found the stage co

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 09/14~09/20

    September 21, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of September 14th to September 20th. 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) "Ai wo Tomenaide" -- Koda Kumi 02/(00) "Rising Sun" -- EXILE 03/(00) "Everybody Go" -- Kis-My-Ft2 04/(01) "Itsuka Kitto..." -- EXILE ATSUSHI 05/(04) "Flying Get" --

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  • Japan Box Office Report – September 17th/18th

    September 21, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    [caption id="attachment_191510" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Battle: Los Angeles" / "Unfair: The Answer" / "Tantei wa BAR ni Iru""][/caption] Just by looking at the box office ranking you can really tell that it was a long weekend in Japan. Half of the movies from last weekend's ranking were replaced by new ones. The lingering summer heat over Tokyo also literally forced people to escape into the cool

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  • FLOWER reveals full PV for "Still"

    September 21, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    The PV for FLOWER's new single, "Still", has just been revealed! The video is rich with colors, which adds a vibrancy to the girls' smooth R&B ballad. Combined with their gorgeous styling and sharp choreography, "Still" is a work that hits all the right points for a great PV. Check it out below! "Still" will be released on October 12th. -- Tip: -deepriver-

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  • Ninomiya Kazunari reveals making-of + longer CM for 'Pocky'

    September 21, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    Yesterday, we all already got mesmerized by Ninomiya Kazunari's unique interpretation of MC Hammer's "U Can’t Touch This" for the new Pocky commercial. Now they released a longer version of the commercial as well as a making-of clip to show us the finer details behind the funny new dance, and how Ninomiya had it down pat in no time. Check out the two clips below! --- 30 sec CM - Making - Tip: Foreverstorm90

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  • Dan Rei to star in new WOWOW drama, "Zouka no Mitsu"

    September 21, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    Actress Dan Rei will be starring in WOWOW's new drama, "Zouka no Mitsu". Based on Renjou Mikihiko's award-winning novel of the same title, the drama will be directed by Kobayashi Yoshinori. Dan will play the role of a kidnapper, and will taken on the challenge of playing a wicked beauty. Other cast members include Tamayama Tetsuji, Kuninaka Ryoko, Tanimura Mitsuki, Kunimura Jun, and Tanabe Seiichi. "Zouka no Mitsu" portrays the story of

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  • SCANDAL to provide opening theme for "BLEACH"

    September 21, 2011 @ 10:12 am

    For the second time, SCANDAL will be singing the opening theme song for the popular anime, "BLEACH". This will be SCANDAL's second time to provide a song for the anime, as their third single, "Shojo S", served as its opening theme song back in 2009. The new song that will be used as BLEACH's opening theme song starting October 11th is titled "HARUKAZE". It's said to be a rock number that shows a different side of the girls. Vocalist HAR

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  • ONE OK ROCK releases "C.h.a.o.s.m.y.t.h." off of their upcoming album

    September 21, 2011 @ 8:13 am

    Rock band ONE OK ROCK has just released their song, "C.h.a.o.s.m.y.t.h.", in Chaku-Uta Full form through Recochoku! This track can be found on their upcoming album, "Zankyo Reference", which will hit stores on October 5th. "C.h.a.o.s.m.y.t.h." is a medium-tempo tune that was written for ONE OK ROCK members' friend. It also serves as a message song to new members of society. Additionally, A-Sketch has uploaded a 30-second video clip for "C

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