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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/20 ~ 10/26

    October 29, 2014 @ 2:52 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for October 20-26. Take a look at the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Sky's The Limit" - V6 : 10/22 (95,467)2. "INCUBUS" - Acid Black Cherry : 10/22 (65,002)3. "AROUND THE WORLD" - GOT7 : 10/22 (36,489)4. "NoNoNo (Japanese ver.) - Apink : 10/22 (32,720)5. "The One" - EXILE SHOKICHI : 10/22 (29,073)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "THE DIGITALIAN" - Arashi : 10/22 (660,2

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  • Matsuzaka Tori to play blind lawyer in TBS' special drama

    October 29, 2014 @ 2:51 am

    Actor Matsuzaka Tori will star in TBS' Monday golden special drama 'Zenmo no Boku ga Bengoshi ni Natta Riyuu ~Jitsuwa ni Motozuku Kandou Suspense!~' scheduled to air on December 1.The drama is based on an autobiographical novel titled "Zenmo no Boku ga Bengoshi ni Natta Riyuu" by Ogoda Makoto. It's a human mystery that tells the story of a blind lawyer named 'Okochi Kensuke' (Matsuzaka) who searches for the truth of cases by using his other

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  • Aiba Masaki's starring film 'MIRACLE Debikuro-kun no Koi to Mahou' to be released in Asia

    October 29, 2014 @ 2:29 am

    On October 27, the world premiere of Arashi member Aiba Masaki's starring film 'MIRACLE Debikuro-kun no Koi to Mahou' (to open in theaters on November 22) was held at 'The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival'. The film was directed by Inudo Isshin, who Aiba and the members of Arashi previously worked with in the 2007 movie 'Kiiroi Namida'. It's a love story based on Nakamura Ko's novel 'Debikuro-kun no Koi to Mahou', which

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  • Acid Black Cherry to collaborate with 109MEN'S for the 2nd time

    October 29, 2014 @ 2:03 am

    It's been revealed that Acid Black Cherry and 109MEN'S will be having a collaboration campaign once again.The last time Acid Black Cherry and 109MEN'S collaborated was back in February of 2012. It received a favorable reception, resulting in clothing brands worn by yasu to immediately sell out. yasu continues to be a fashion icon among men as he ranked number 1 in this year's popular artist ranking for men's fashion magazine '

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  • Nakagawa Shoko, Akai Kouen, and more to cover Aikawa Nanase for her tribute album

    October 29, 2014 @ 1:58 am

    Aikawa Nanase's tribute album "A-Rock Nation -NANASE AIKAWA TRIBUTE-" will be released on December 3.Various artists will be covering Aikawa for her tribute album including Nakagawa Shoko, Akai Kouen, TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE, Silent Siren, and Jennifer Ellison. As a bonus track, it will contain a cover of "Koigokoro" by Oda Tetsuro who has produced many of Aikawa's songs. On the same day, Aikawa will release her live DVD 'NANASE'S DAY 2014'. The DVD w

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  • Tackey & Tsubasa add a new show to their winter tour + reveal jacket covers for new album

    October 29, 2014 @ 1:57 am

    Tackey & Tsubasa have added a new show to their upcoming tour 'Tackey & Tsubasa Concert 2014'.The tour will be held to coincide their new album "Two Tops Treasure" which will drop in stores on December 3. At this time, the duo have announced a noon show for December 14 at Yokohama Arena. With this, there will be a total of 5 shows held in Osaka and Kanagawa. Additionally, Tackey & Tsubasa have revealed the jacket covers for the n

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  • GARNET CROW to release ballad best-of album

    October 29, 2014 @ 1:56 am

    It's been revealed that GARNET CROW will release a ballad best-of album, titled "GARNET CROW BEST OF BALLADS", on December 24. As you may remember, GARNET CROW disbanded in June of 2013. The upcoming album will contain a remastering of 16 of their ballad numbers such as "call my name", "Kono Te wo Nobaseba", and "closer". As the bonus audio tracks, the album will include "Kimi Tsuresaru Toki no Otozure wo" from their 2012 live 'GARNET CROW livesc

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  • AKB48 reveal jacket covers + teaser for 38th single

    October 29, 2014 @ 1:53 am

    AKB48 have revealed the jacket covers and teaser for their 38th single "Kibouteki Refrain". Since their 20th single "Sakura no Ki ni Narou" (released February 2011), AKB48 have released 18 million-seller singles consecutively. In the PV for their upcoming single, former AKB48 members Maeda Atsuko, Oshima Yuko, Shinoda Mariko, and Itano Tomomi, who were all centers for the these million-selling singles, make appearances. The PV feat

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 10/25~10/26

    October 28, 2014 @ 6:19 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – October 25th/26th 01 (01) Kinkyori Renai (Weeks: 03) 02 (00) Hercules (Weeks: 01) 03 (00) The Equalizer (Weeks: 01) 04 (02) Cape Nostalgia (Weeks: 03) 05 (05) Eiga Happiness Charge Precure! (Weeks: 03) 06 (03) Grace of Monaco (Weeks: 02) 07 (04) Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Weeks: 07) 08

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  • Watanabe Mayu absent from Team B's stage performance due to poor health

    October 28, 2014 @ 4:06 pm

    AKB48's Watanabe Mayu was absent from Team B's stage performance on October 27 at AKB48 Theater due to her poor health condition. In place of Watanabe, member Umeta Ayano took the stage. A message of apology has been posted onto the group's official website stating, "We deeply apologize to inform you on the day of the performance."  According to the announcement, Watanabe's condition is not a serious matter. Her agency explained, "She has been c

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