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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 4/27 ~ 5/3

    May 6, 2015 @ 3:34 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for April 27 to May 3. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Chau# / Wo I Need You" - Hey!Say!JUMP : 4/29 (146,794)2. "Relax in the City / Pick Me Up" - Perfume : 4/29 (61,683)3. "24 Jikan" - INFINITE : 4/29 (56,266)4. "Z no Chikai" - Momoiro Clover Z : 4/29 (48,626)5. "GAME OVER?" - AAA : 4/29 (41,835)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Journey of a Songwriter ~Tabisuru

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  • Oomori Seiko is 5 months pregnant

    May 6, 2015 @ 2:25 am

    On May 5, singer-songwriter Oomori Seiko (27) announced through her official blog that she is currently 5-months pregnant. In a blog entry titled "Announcement", she wrote, "It's Children's Day. This will a long entry, but please allow me to make this announcement with my own words." She then revealed that she had gotten married shortly before her major debut.Additionally, she reported, "I, Oomori Seiko, have been blessed with a baby. I'm current

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  • Nogizaka46 to hold a summer tour

    May 5, 2015 @ 6:14 pm

    It's been revealed that Nogizaka46 will hold a summer tour called 'Manatsu no Zenkoku Tour 2015'.This was a surprise announcement that was made on May 2 during the group's handshake event at Pacifico Yokohama. They are scheduled to hold two 2-day concerts at 6 venues across Japan. [Manatsu no Zenkoku Tour]Wednesday, August 5 - Xebio Arena Sendai (Miyagi)Thursday, August 6 - Xebio Arena Sendai (Miyagi)Saturday, August 8 - Nippon Gaishi Hall (Aich

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  • Kahara Tomomi reveals short PV for 'Hajimari no Uta ga Kikoeru'

    May 5, 2015 @ 4:44 pm

    Kahara Tomomi has revealed the short PV for her new song "Hajimari no Uta ga Kikoeru". "Hajimari no Uta ga Kikoeru" is the title track to the singer's new single that's scheduled for release on May 20. It was written by Kahara and composed by Komuro Tetsuya. The PV portrays the power of taking the first step forward. It was shot in early-April in Chiba Prefecture. Prior to the single's release, "Hajimari no Uta ga Kikoeru" will be available for

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  • Former AKB48 member Kikuchi Ayaka gives birth to her 1st child

    May 5, 2015 @ 3:09 pm

    On May 4, former AKB48 member and model Kikuchi Ayaka (21) updated her official Instagram account (ayaka_official06) where she announced that she has given birth to her 1st child.Kikuchi happily reported, "On April 30 at 5:31 am, I gave birth to a healthy 3,162 gram (6 lbs 15 oz) baby boy." She also thanked her husband, "I was reassured to have my husband beside me, supporting me for a period of long time. Thank you." While Kikuchi shared, "The

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  • Superfly to hold a free live in Osaka

    May 5, 2015 @ 3:17 am

    To commemorate the release of her new album "WHITE" (May 27 release), Superfly will hold a free live on May 30 at Nishi-no-Maru Garden in Osaka Castle, Osaka. In the past, Superfly has held free lives at Yoyogi Park and Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. This will be her first time holding a free live in the Kansai area.  The venue will be separated into two areas: "priority" and "free". On the day of the event at 10:00 am, fans can vi

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  • Kanno Miho & Sakai Masato are expecting their 1st child

    May 5, 2015 @ 3:04 am

    It's been reported that actor Sakai Masato (41) and actress Kanno Miho (37) are expecting their first child.Through her agency, Kanno announced, "At this time, I have been blessed with a new life. My husband and I are both very excited to welcome a new family member." Sakai also reported, "A new member will be added to the family this fall." On becoming a father, Sakai said, "They say that a child is a gift from the heavens, but I will

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  • Sexy Zone to cheer on volleyball players with new song 'Cha-Cha-Cha Champion'

    May 4, 2015 @ 2:53 am

    Sexy Zone will release their new song "Cha-Cha-Cha Champion" on July 1st.The title track is the theme song for 'FIVB World Cup Volleyball 2015' which starts on August 22nd. The members of Sexy Zone will be the special navigators for this tournament. As the coupling track, the single will include "Seaside Love" and "Datte Taiyou wa Kimi Nanda". In addition to the two songs, the regular edition will also include "Doshaburi Rainy Girl". There w

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  • Amuro Namie reveals track list for new album '_genic'

    May 4, 2015 @ 2:48 am

    Amuro Namie has revealed the track list for her new album "_genic" that's scheduled to drop on June 10.The album will include a total of 14 songs including Amuro's first birthday song "Birthday" produced by SeventyEight Productions, a ballad song called "Anything" produced by James Keyz Foye who has worked with Beyonce on "I Been On", and "B Who I Want 2 B feat. U hum sneak it" produced by Sophie who is well-known in the 

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  • Nogizaka46 to release new single + 2nd anniversary live DVD / Blu-ray

    May 4, 2015 @ 2:40 am

    Nogizaka46 will release a new single (currently untitled) on July 22.The group's 12th single comes about 4 months after releasing their latest "Inochi wa Utsukushii". In addition to the usual 4 types, Limited Editions A-C and Regular Edition, it will be available in another special edition. More details will be announced at a later date. Additionally, Nogizaka46 will release their 2nd debut anniversary live as a DVD / Blu-ray called "Nogizaka46

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