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  • Akimoto Sayaka reveals workout video

    April 20, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    On April 18, former AKB48 member Akimoto Sayaka revealed a video of her workout session on Instagram. In the video, you can see short clips of Akimoto working out her arms, legs, and abs. Fans were wowed by her intense workout, leaving comments such as "You're such an athlete," "Sayaka-chan, you're amazing," and "Are you aiming for the Tokyo Olympics?!"Akimoto is currently the MC for NHK's "Run×Sma ~Machi no Kaze ni Nare". Recently, she has

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 4/11 ~ 4/17

    April 20, 2016 @ 10:26 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly ranking for April 11 to 17. Check it out below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "74 Oku Bunno 1 No Kimi e" - SKE48 : 4/13 (238,828)2. "Itsuka" - DOBERMAN INFINITY : 4/13 (31,813)3. "Silent Majority" - Keyakizaka46 : 4/6 (29,990)4. "Landscape" - SOLIDEMO : 4/13 (25,098)5. "Rockstar / Fuwa Fuwa Sugar Love" - HARAEKI STAGE A & FUWAFUWA  : 4/13 (17,638)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "L'EPILOGU

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  • A portion of proceeds for Utada Hikaru's 'Hanataba wo Kimi ni' to be donated to Kumamoto

    April 20, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    Utada Hikaru has launched a gift campaign for her new song "Hanataba wo Kimi ni". "Hanataba wo Kimi ni" is currently being used as the theme song for NHK's morning drama "Toto Neechan" and was released as a digital single on April 15.  Through this campaign, fans can send "Hanataba wo Kimi ni" to their family and loved ones. By purchasing the song via Recochoku and iTunes' gift feature, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to

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  • [Alexandros] unleash full PV for 'NEW WALL'

    April 20, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    [Alexandros] have unleashed the full PV for their new song "NEW WALL".  This is one of the title tracks to the band's new single "NEW WALL / I want u to love me" released on April 20. It was picked up as the theme song for "Tales of the Rays", a new app by popular video game franchise "Tales". The PV and its making-of footage is included in the single's limited edition DVD.Source: natalie

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  • Moriyama Naotaro resumes his activities

    April 20, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    Moriyama Naotaro has resumed his activities. His new album "Ah" will be released on June 1. Moriyama announced a short break last September. This will be his first album since "Ougon no Kokoro" was released in November of 2014. The new album will include 8 brand new songs along with his single "Ikiru (tte Iikiru)", which was released before he went on his break. The Limited Edition DVD will contain PVs as well as a recording documentary and inter

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  • BESPA KUMAMERO Releases 15th Anniversary Single

    April 20, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    J-Pop electronic dance duo BESPA KUMAMERO have released a new single in commemoration of their 15th anniversary. "Tell Me" was produced in the style of '80s Japanese pop, a departure from the duo's modern sci-fi-inspired sound that dominated their past albums Romantic Waves, Plastic Confusion, and Spiral Connector. The CD version of "Tell Me" is only available at BESPA KUMAMERO live shows in Japan, but the group has made the song available inter

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  • BAND-MAID Fights Fire With Metal in 'the non-fiction days' Music Video

    April 20, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    BAND-MAID are fighting fire with metal in their new music video for "the non-fiction days", a track from their upcoming album Brand New MAID. The video was recorded during a marathon morning-to-night session in which band members braved cold ocean winds on a Tokyo beach, bundling up for comfort in between takes. The nighttime shots added self-made fires for light and much-needed heat as the band members played their instruments for

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 4/16~4/17

    April 19, 2016 @ 10:43 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – April 16th/17th 01 (00) Detective Conan Movie 20 (Weeks: 01) 02 (00) Crayon Shin-chan Movie 24 (Weeks: 01) 03 (01) Assassination Classroom: Graduation (Weeks: 04) 04 (02) Doraemon Movie 36 (Weeks: 07) 05 (03) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Weeks: 04) 06 (04) Chihayafuru: Kaminoku (Weeks: 05)

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  • Akanishi Jins receives 'Asian Most Popular Japanese Artist' award

    April 19, 2016 @ 10:43 am

    On April 15, Akanishi Jin attended the '20th China Music Award (CMA)' at the Cotai Arena of the Venetian Macao where he received the award for "Asian Most Popular Japanese Artist". The CMA is China's most influential music awards sponsored by Channel [V]. Besides mainland China, the award ceremony was live broadcast in Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, and Thailand. Akanishi was chosen as the "Asian Most Popular Japanese Artist" as he h

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu drops PV for 'Sai&Kou'

    April 19, 2016 @ 10:40 am

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is getting ready to release her new single "Sai&Kou" on April 20. At this time she has dropped its full PV.  "Sai&Kou" was written by Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE) who kept Kyary's grateful feelings toward her fans and staff in mind. In the PV directed by Tanaka Hideyuki, Kyary is a giant robot who celebrates her 5th anniversary with her "gang." At the end of the PV, Kyary appears as a doll and dances on a ramen bowl s

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