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  • Japan Box Office Report – 5/9~5/10

    May 12, 2015 @ 4:19 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – May 9th/May 10th 01 (01) Cinderella (Weeks: 03) 02 (04) Biri Gal (Weeks: 02) 03 (02) Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno (Weeks: 04) 04 (06) Furious 7 (Weeks: 04) 05 (05) Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack! (Weeks: 04) 06 (03) Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F (Weeks: 04) 07 (00

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  • AKB48 perform at 'JAPAN DAY' in New York

    May 12, 2015 @ 1:17 pm

    On May 10, AKB48 performed in the event 'JAPAN DAY@CENTRAL PARK 2015' held at New York's Central Park. The Japanese cultural exchange event 'JAPAN DAY@CENTRAL PARK 2015' celebrated its 9th anniversary this year. This also marked AKB48's first performance in New York in about 6 years, since 2009. On this day, 6 members Kojima Haruna, Iwatate Saho, Oshima Ryoka, Nozawa Rena, Hirata Rina, and Muto Tomu took the stage. In front of about 5,0

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  • GLAY's new song picked up for 'Eye City' campaign CM

    May 12, 2015 @ 3:25 am

    GLAY will release their new triple A-side single "HEROES / Binetsu Ⓐ girl Summer / Tsuzureori ~so far and yet so close~" on May 25. It's been revealed that one of these tracks "Binetsu Ⓐ girl Summer" has been picked up as the campaign CM song for contact lens store 'Eye City'. This is GLAY's 2nd consecutive year in charge of Eye City's summer campaign CM song. Written and composed by HISASHI (G), "Bine

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  • GReeeeN teases new album with audio for 'Natsu no Ne'

    May 12, 2015 @ 3:20 am

    GReeeeN have uploaded the audio for their new song "Natsu no Ne" onto their official YouTube channel. "Natsu no Ne" will be found in GReeeeN's concept album 'C, D desuto?!' that's scheduled to be released on June 10. You can enjoy the song's Japanese-style melody and arrangement. Check it out above!Source: natalie

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  • Dream's Ami reveals solo artist photo

    May 12, 2015 @ 3:14 am

    Ami (E-girls, Dream) will release her solo debut single "Dress wo Nuida Cinderella" on July 15.Ami's solo debut was announced on April 29 at the finale of E-girls' nationwide tour 'E-girls LIVE TOUR 2015: COLORFUL WORLD' at Saitama Super Arena. No specific details regarding her solo debut were revealed during that time.On Ami's birthday May 11, her official website 'Dream Ami' launched and revealed her artist photo. More details on the

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  • Ikoma Rina to be the center for Nogizaka46's 12th single

    May 12, 2015 @ 3:05 am

    On the May 10th broadcast of TV Tokyo's program 'Nogizaka Koujichuu', the senbatsu members for Nogizaka46's 12th single (currently untitled) were announced.Ikoma Rina will be making her return after 7 singles as the center for the upcoming release. The last time she was center was for their 5th single "Kimi no Na wa Kibou". She expressed, "I feel that I have been given the chance to utilize what I have learned as a concurrent member in AKB48. I o

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  • V6's 45th single comes out on top of Oricon weekly ranking

    May 12, 2015 @ 3:02 am

    V6's 45th single "Timeless", which was released on May 8 as the group's first release in their 20th anniversary year since debut, sold 93,000 copies, and it came out on top of Oricon's latest weekly ranking.This is the 21st consecutive year for their singles to be ranked in the TOP 10 since their debut in 1995. With this single, the group made a record for "the number of consecutive years with TOP 10 singles." The group previously shared the reco

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  • Superfly unveils PV for 'Beautiful'

    May 12, 2015 @ 2:31 am

    Superfly has unleashed the PV for her new song "Beautiful" which will be included in her 5th album "WHITE" (May 27 release).  "Beautiful" was picked up as the theme song for TBS' new drama 'Mother Game ~Kanojotachi no Kaikyuu~' starring actress Kimura Fumino. The PV was directed by Bamba Shuichi who also worked on the PVs for Superfly's "Ai wo Komete Hanataba wo" and "Wildflower".

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  • AKB48 group hold their 2nd 'Draft Kaigi', 24 girls are drafted

    May 11, 2015 @ 2:47 pm

    On May 10, "The 2nd AKB48 Group Draft Kaigi" was held at Ariake Coliseum. A total of 13 teams from AKB48 (except team 8), SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, and new group NGT48 (to be launched in October) participated in the event.At the end of the event,  24 girls among 47 candidates were drafted into the AKB48 groups. The 24 girls whose negotiations are settled, will join the team as Kenkyuusei, and will aim to get promoted as its members. #1#2#3#4Below are

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  • Nogizaka46 celebrates Mother's Day at their documentary event in Tokyo

    May 11, 2015 @ 2:27 am

    On May 10th, idol group Nogizaka46 appeared in Tokyo on Mother's Day for their documentary film, "Kanashimi no Wasurekata Documentary of Nogizaka46" (directed by Maruyama Takeshi, opens July 10th.) Twelve of the members' mothers also appeared at the event and were presented with carnations.   During the event, Ikoma Rina (19) stated, "I'm nervous." She also expressed her gratitude to her mother with, "I am thankful that my mother

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