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  • flumpool reveal details on first best-of album

    March 7, 2014 @ 3:15 am

    flumpool's first best-of album "The Best 2008-2014: MONUMENT" will be released on May 21.At the end of last year, it was announced that flumpool would be releasing their first best-of album this spring. It will be a 2-disc set with a total of about 30 songs. Aside from their singles, it will also include new songs called "Ashita e no Sanka" and "Believer's High", which have already received tie-ups. Shortly before the release of the album, f

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  • JKT48 to hold their 1st general election

    March 7, 2014 @ 3:05 am

    AKB48's Jakarta-based sister group JKT48 will be holding their first general election. This will be the first time the general election will take place outside of Japan. Fans will pick the 16 senbatsu members who will sing their 6th single that's scheduled for release in late-May.   JKT48 was formed in November of 2011 as AKB48's first overseas sister group. The upcoming general election will be held with current members as well a

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  • Tsunku to go on hiatus for laryngeal cancer treatment

    March 6, 2014 @ 12:40 pm

    Tsunku♂ has announced through his official website and blog that he will be going on hiatus to treat laryngeal cancer.  According to the announcement, he will undergo immediate intensive care as the cancer was found in its early stages. "Regarding post-treatment, I don't know when I will be able to use my voice. There are a lot of unknown things, so regarding when I will return to jobs where I use my voice, I will let everyone know acc

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 2/24 ~ 3/2

    March 6, 2014 @ 7:54 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for February 24 to March 2. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Mae Shika Mukanee" - AKB48 : 1/26 (1,091,406)2. "Diamond Only" - E-Girls : 2/26 (72,808)3. "Sakura" - Lead : 2/26 (41,559)4. "Love" - AAA : 2/26 (25,486)5. "King of Otoko!" - Kanjani8 : 2/19 (20,761)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Bon Voyage" - Koda Kumi : 2/26 (46,091)2. "Uta no☆Prince Sama♪Ge

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  • FLOWER FLOWER's live appearance canceled with yui's diagnosis with panic disorder

    March 6, 2014 @ 2:11 am

    It's been announced that FLOWER FLOWER will be canceling their appearance in the 'VIVA LA ROCK' festival which will be held on May 4th at Saitama Super Arena.  This is due to as yui's (Vo, G) recent diagnosis with panic disorder. After a conference with the members and staff, their appearance in 'VIVA LA ROCK' was canceled. Ticket for 'VIVA LA ROCK' cannot be refunded.Source & Image: natalie

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  • Kitagawa Keiko joins Momoiro Clover Z for her 'Akumu-chan' special drama

    March 5, 2014 @ 5:42 pm

    On March 4, it was announced that actress Kitagawa Keiko would co-star with popular idol group Momoiro Clover Z, and they would form a special unit called "Kimoclo" together.  "Kimoclo" is the limited unit for her starring special NTV drama "Akumu-chan Special" which is scheduled to premiere in the spring. In the drama, "Kimoclo" will perform the drama's theme song "Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachi yo." Reportedly, Kitagawa is currently

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 2/26~3/4

    March 5, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of February 26 to March 4. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Love Story" - EXILE TAKAHIRO 02 - "Harukaze" - Rihwa 03 - "Story Of My Life" - One Direction 04 - "Hot Stuff" - JUJU 05 - "Aoi Ryu" - EXILE ATSUSHI 06 - "Hane 1/2" - Kiyokiba Shunsuke & EXILE ATSUSH

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  • E-girls reveal the PV for their cover of Yellow Magic Orchestra's 'RYDEEN ~Dance All Night~'

    March 5, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

    E-girls have revealed the PV for their cover of Yellow Magic Orchestra's "RYDEEN ~Dance All Night~".This song will be included in E-girls' new album "COLORFUL POP" that's slated for release on March 19. YMO released "RYDEEN" as their 2nd single back in June of 1980. It created the techno boom in Japan and was even highly rated in countries across the world. E-girls turned this song into a dance tune with Japanese lyrics.  [CD+DVD][CD-O

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  • An American actress chosen as the heroine for NHK's upcoming morning drama

    March 5, 2014 @ 12:13 pm

    On March 4, NHK announced that they have appointed American actress Charlotte Kate Fox as the heroine for their upcoming morning drama "Massan". She is the very first non-Japanese female lead in the history of their morning drama's, and it was also announced that the male lead will be played by actor Tamayama Tetsuji. "Massan" is modeled after the founder of Nikka Whiskey, Taketsuru Masataka who is known as the "father of Japanese whiskey", and

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  • Berryz Kobo's Tsugunaga Momoko to graduate from college

    March 5, 2014 @ 4:17 am

    Berryz Kobo member Tsugunaga Momoko made a surprise guest appearance at an event for the PS3/PSVita game software 'Sengoku Muso 4' ('Samurai Warriors 4').With a smile, Momochi said, "Recently, a good thing happened to me." Aside from the group's 10th year anniversary and her 22nd birthday on the 6th, she announced, "My graduation from college has also been decided." She continued, "So many happy things!" and, "I'm on the winning team!" 

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