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  • Kojima Haruna reveals her reason for graduating

    June 22, 2016 @ 10:10 am

    On June 22, AKB48 member Kojima Haruna appeared on NTV's 'PON!' where she revealed that she had decided on graduating two years ago. Kojima anounced her graduation from AKB48 on June 18 during the group's annual event "AKB48 45th Single Senbatsu General Election" at HARD OFF ECO Stadium Niigata in Niigata. On this day, 'PON!' featured a VTR where people were interviewed on the streets to share their thoughts on Kojima's gradua

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  • Yamamoto Koji comments on Horikita Maki's pregnancy

    June 22, 2016 @ 10:08 am

    On June 21, actor Yamamoto Koji (39) updated his official fan club site and commented on his wife actress Horikita Maki's (27) pregnancy.Yamamoto stated on the site, "At this time, we have been blessed with a new life. It is exactly as reported in 'Josei Jishin'." After rumors were picked up by the tabloid magazine, Horikita's agency confirmed that she is in the "very first stages of her pregnancy." Yamamoto continued to explain th

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/13 ~ 6/19

    June 22, 2016 @ 10:06 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for June 13 to 19. Take a look at the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "L.U.V" - BTOB : 6/15 (76,591)2. "Toy (Japanese Version)" - Block B : 6/15 (46,025)3. "Tsubasa wa Iranai" - AKB48 : 6/1 (32,530)4. "Soup" - Fujiwara Sakura : 6/8 (15,659)5. "Chu Shitai" - Tsuri Bit : 6/15 (13,497)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "HiGH & LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM" -

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 6/18~6/19

    June 21, 2016 @ 5:32 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – June 18th/19th 01 (03) Evergreen Love (Weeks: 03) 02 (01) 64: Part II (Weeks: 02) 03 (02) Zootopia (Weeks: 09) 04 (00) Sadako vs Kayako (Weeks: 01) 05 (04) Deadpool (Weeks: 03) 06 (00) Creepy (Weeks: 01) 07 (05) Wolf Girl and Black Prince (Weeks: 04) 08 (00) Mars (Weeks: 01) 09 (06) 64: Pa

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  • Horikita Maki is pregnant with her first child

    June 21, 2016 @ 8:46 am

    It's been reported that actress Horikita Maki (27) and husband, actor Yamamoto Koji (39) are expecting their first child. According to her agency, Horikita is in the very first stages of her pregnancy. Horikita and Yamamoto first co-starred in the drama 'Atashinchi no Danshi' in 2009, then reunited on the set for stage play 'Wagaya no Rekishi' in May of 2015. The couple tied the knot in August of last year. At the time of their marriage, the way

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  • Johnny's WEST's new single 'Jinsei wa Subarashii' to be released in July

    June 21, 2016 @ 8:45 am

    Johnny's WEST's new single "Jinsei wa Subarashii" will be released on July 27.The title track was picked up as the opening theme for NTV's anime "Gyakuten Saiban: Sono "Shinjitsu", Igiari" ("Ace Attorney"). The Limited Edition A and Regular Edition coupling track will include "Mr. Summer WEST", which is the CM song for Baskin-Robbins. Meanwhile, the Limited Edition B coupling track will be "Silhouette", which was the number 1

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to hold 3-city tour early next year

    June 21, 2016 @ 8:43 am

    SEKAI NO OWARI will hold a 5-stop, 3-city tour in January and February of next year. For the upcoming tour, the band is scheduled to perform at Saitama Super Arena, Nagoya Dome, and Kyocera Dome. The full tour schedule can be seen below.[SEKAI NO OWARI Dome/Stadium Tour]Sunday, January 22 - Saitama Super Arena (Saitama)Monday, January 23 - Saitama Super Arena (Saitama)Saturday, February 4 - Nagoya Dome (Aichi)Saturday, February 11

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  • WagakkiBand announce first ever California tour 'Deep Impact'

    June 21, 2016 @ 8:43 am

    Band to Return to the States After Their Wildly Successful U.S. Debut Shows in NYC and SXSW and Sold Out Spring Tour in Japan Included in the NPR 100 for SXSW 2016 http://www.npr.org/2016/03/01/468352361/the-austin-100-a-sxsw-2016-mix "Is there another band at SXSW that fuses traditional Japanese instruments – shamisen, shakuhachi, koto, and other things that originated in the 16th or even 8th century or earlier – with classic rock-and-rol

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  • UVERworld's TAKUYA∞ marries a non-celebrity woman

    June 20, 2016 @ 6:01 pm

    It's been reported that UVERworld's TAKUYA∞ (Vo) has gotten married to a non-celebrity woman.TAKUYA∞ made the announcement on his band's official website. He commented, "In order to continue granting everyone's big dreams together, I will sincerely continue my musical activities, so please continue to support me."Congratulations!Source & Image: natalieThanks to minlilin for the tip! 

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  • SMAP's Nakai Masahiro & announcer Azumi Shinichiro to serve as emcees for 'Ongaku to Hi' for the 6th consecutive year

    June 20, 2016 @ 5:38 pm

    TBS will air its music program 'Ongaku no Hi' from July 16 at 2:00 pm to July 17 at 5:00 am.  'Ongaku no Hi' started after the Great Tohoku Earthquake in 2011 with the concept: "Let's spread energy across Japan by gathering the power of music and song!" For the 6th consecutive year, SMAP's Nakai Masahiro and TBS announcer Anai Shinichiro will serve as the emcees. On the upcoming program, Nakai commented, "The theme this time is 'tsunagu' [to lin

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