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  • Kis-MyFt2's Tamamori Yuta visits Oda Nobunaga's grave

    June 29, 2014 @ 12:11 am

    In order to pray and wish for the success for his upcoming TV Asahi drama "Nobunaga no Chef", Kis-My-Ft2's Tamamori Yuta recently visited Oda Nobunaga's grave at Honnoji in Kyoto. In the drama, Tamamori plays protagonist Ken who goes travels through time to the Sengoku era and ends up becoming the samurai warlord Nobunaga's personal chef. He commented, "My body tenses up just being here. However, I hope we would try not to come here at all f

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  • Itano Tomomi holds event in celebration of her first album

    June 29, 2014 @ 12:08 am

    Former AKB48 member Itano Tomomi (22) held an event in celebration of her first album "S x W x A x G" at Kanagawa's Lazona Kawasaki Plaza on June 28. As part of her TBS TV show "Itano Paisen!!", her junior talent from the same agency, Kojima Ruriko (20) also appeared at the event dressed as a staff member. When Itano found Kojima, she laughed, "Oh gosh, Kojiruri is here!" Kojima said, "I have come to support Tomo senpai, who is now in 'artis

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  • SKE48 announces Senbatsu members for their 15th single

    June 28, 2014 @ 8:07 pm

    Popular idol group SKE48 announced the Senbatsu members for their 15th single "Bukiyou Taiyou" (to be released on July 30) through a commercial during the 'Music Station 2 Hour Special' (TV Asahi) on June 27. This is the first single to feature the new members since the big group shuffle in February, and has the largest Senbatsu group of 20 in the history of the group. The official website was later updated to reflect the list of the new Sen

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/18~6/24

    June 27, 2014 @ 11:45 am

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of June 18th to June 24th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "Next to you" - JUNHO (From 2PM) 03 - "We Don't Stop" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 05 - "Nijiiro" - Ayaka 06 - "ONE -for the win-" -

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI's Fukase appears at culture event and talks about Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    June 26, 2014 @ 1:07 pm

    On June 25, SEKAI NO OWARI's vocalist Fukase Satoshi (28) appeared at the opening ceremony for the "16th Annual Cultural Icons' and Performers' Versatile Art Exhibition" in Tokyo.  Last June, he was rumored to be in a relationship with singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (21.) After the ceremony, he attended the on-the-spot interview surrounded by the entertainment reporters. As he exhibits a portrait of fellow member DJ LOVE's (28) face, he was asked "H

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  • Vote for the AKB48 song you want to see on Music Station!

    June 26, 2014 @ 2:47 am

    TV Asahi's popular music program Music Station is now holding a campaign for fans to vote for the AKB48 songs they want to see most in an AKB48 special medley. On the show, they will perform "Labrador Retriever" and one more song from three possible candidate songs, which include "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" with Takahashi Minami as the center, "Flying Get" with Sashihara Rino as the center, and "Heavy Rotation" with Watanabe Mayu as the ce

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  • Spitz's 'Ai no Kotoba' selected as theme song to upcoming drama 'Asunaro San San Nana Byoushi'

    June 26, 2014 @ 12:42 am

    It has been announced that an old song by the 4-member band Spitz has been selected as the theme song for Fuji TV's upcoming drama "Asunaro San San Nana Byoushi" set to start on July 15. The song will be the melancholic melody "Ai no Kotoba", which was one of the tracks in the band's 1995 album "Hachimitsu". In the drama, the middle-aged man protagonist (played by Yanagiba Toshiro) is made to lead a university cheering squad. The drama'

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  • Nogizaka46's 'Handshake Event' becomes a 'Talking Event'

    June 26, 2014 @ 12:40 am

    Nogizaka46 has announced on their website that their nationwide handshake event will be changed to a "talking event". Everything will be kept the same as before and fans will be able to converse with the members. However, they will not be allowed to shake hands with the members anymore. Nogizaka46 was set to go on a nationwide mini concert and handshake event with fans who purchase the first press limited edition of their new single "Na

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  • NMB48's Umeda Ayaka gets complimented by Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka

    June 25, 2014 @ 3:20 pm

    NMB48's Umeda Ayaka (25) recently posted on Twitter that she changed her hairstyle a little. It appears she got the attention of the American League's potential Rookie of The Year when she was complimented via social media by Yankee's pitcher Tanaka Masahiro (25). The idol had uploaded her picture with the caption "I tried parting my bangs a little today." to which Tanaka commented, "That's nice". Umeda was so happy to have been complemented

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  • Arashi visits Tohoku region for Fuji TV's 'The Music Day'

    June 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

    Popular idol group Arashi will showcase their special segment titled "Arashi no Tohoku Mirai Tabi" on Fuji TV's special live broadcast music program "THE MUSIC DAY Ongaku no Chikara" on July 12. For this special, the members each visited a different part of the disaster-struck Tohoku region. Arashi, who visited the region 2 years ago and last year as the main personalities of Fuji TV's "24-Hour TV" program, will show the "future" of the Tohoku re

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