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  • AKB48 celebrates the one-millionth audience member to their theater

    February 25, 2015 @ 12:59 pm

    On February 25, the total audience members to AKB48's base, AKB48 Theater (Akihabara, Tokyo) reached the one million mark.AKB48 theater has a capacity of 250, and there were only 7 people who visited the first opening performance, however, after 9 years and 2 months (3367 days) since its opening on December 8 2005, it has finally welcomed the one-millionth visitor. Up until now, a total of 471 members  (including AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HK

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  • Oricon Weekly Ranking for 2/16 ~ 2/22

    February 25, 2015 @ 5:32 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for February 16 to 22. Check it out below![Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Kareinaru Gyakushu / Humor Shichauyo" - SMAP : 2/18 (160,313)2. "Mr.Chu (On Stage) -Japanese Ver.-" - Apink : 2/18 (54,161)3. "Gira Gira Revolution" - SUPER☆GiRLS : 2/18 (50,740)4. "THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS ANIMATION PROJECT 01 Star!!" - CINDERELLA PROJECT : 2/18 (46,730)5. "Miiro" - AKINO from bless4 : 2/18 (31,398)(Check out

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  • Sheena Ringo unleashes short PV for 'Donzoko Made'

    February 25, 2015 @ 5:31 am

    Sheena Ringo has unleashed the short PV for her new song "Donzoko Made". "Donzoko Made" is the coupling track to Sheena's new single "Shijou no Jinsei", which was released on February 25. The PVs for "Shijou no Jinsei" and "Donzoko Made" are made so that you can combine the two videos to make one video. Source: natalie

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  • Yuki Mio postpones her singing debut, takes a break due to poor physical condition

    February 25, 2015 @ 5:30 am

    Previously, we reported that actress Yuki Mio (15) would be making her singing debut with double A-side single "Oshiete, Kamisama / Sayonara Mata Aoune", which was scheduled to be released on March 25. However, it was recently announced the release of her debut single has been postponed, and a CD debut event, which was slated to be held on February 26, has been canceled. Her CD debut event was originally scheduled to be held on the 2nd

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  • [Alexandros] tease their new single with 2 short PVs

    February 24, 2015 @ 5:39 pm

    [Alexandros] have released the short PVs for their new songs "Wataridori" and "Dracula La".Both songs are the title tracks to the band's new single that's scheduled to drop in stores on March 18. "Wataridori" will be used as the theme song for movie 'Akegarasu' (May 16 release), which "Dracula La" is currently playing as the theme song for TBS drama 'Onna Kudokimeshi'.The full version PVs for "Wataridori" and "Dracula La" will come with the singl

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  • 'NARUTO' music event to be held in April

    February 24, 2015 @ 1:03 pm

    The manga 'NARUTO', which ended its serialization last November, will be getting a music event called 'NARUTO THE LIVE vol.0' on April 11 at Tokyo International Forum Hall C.This music event will be one part of 'NARUTO Shinjidai Kaimaku Project', a project that has plans of releasing NARUTO anime films, as well as holding NARUTO stage plays. The event will feature performances by artist who have sung the opening and ending themes for the anime se

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  • Kuriyama Chiaki to play the heroine for Yamashita Tomohisa's new drama

    February 24, 2015 @ 3:04 am

    On February 23, it was reported that actress Kuriyama Chiaki will be playing the heroine in TBS' new drama 'Flowers for Algernon' starring Yamashita Tomohisa.'Flowers for Algernon' is based on a world-famous science fiction novel by Daniel Keyes. The drama's script will be written by Nojima Shinji, who is known for his works in 'Koukou Kyoushi'. Its story revolves around a mentally disabled young man named 'Shiratori Sakito' (Yamashita)

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  • Oguri Shun turns into a 'blue bird' in new Pretz CM

    February 24, 2015 @ 3:02 am

    Actor Oguri Shun is starring in the new CM for Glico's 'Pretz', which will begin airing nationwide on February 26. The CM starts with Oguri gazing at a woman practicing the piano. When the woman notices Oguri mumbling to himself, she looks over at the sofa and finds a blue bird in his place. On his first 'bird role', Oguri commented, "I played the part while being conscious of the qualities of birds." Source & Image: Oricon

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  • Kinoko Teikoku to make their major debut under EMI Records

    February 24, 2015 @ 2:58 am

    Kinoko Teikoku has transferred from DAIZAWA RECORDS to EMI Records and will be releasing their new single "Sakura ga Saku Mae ni" on April 29. Kinoko Teikoku have been receiving a lot of attention on media and SNS outlets after releasing their second full album "Fake World Wonderland" last October. To commemorate the album's release, the group held one-man lives in January at Umeda CLUB QUATTRO and Akasaka BLITZ, both of which were sol

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  • MAX's REINA gives birth to her 3rd child

    February 24, 2015 @ 2:56 am

    MAX member REINA, who has been on maternity leave since 2011, has announced that she has given birth to her third child, a baby boy. Although she gave birth one week after her due date, REINA revealed that the delivery went smoothly. Her son was born 4 hours after she went into labor. She explained, "Because I'm still on maternity leave and haven't returned to work yet, I decided to make the announcement to everyone after I had given birth."&nbs

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