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  • The 7th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election to be held in June at Fukuoka dome

    March 19, 2015 @ 5:38 pm

    On March 19, it was announced that the 7th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election would be held at Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome on June 6. As many of you know already, this is AKB48 group's annual big event. For this year's election, a total of 80 members who can participate in AKB48's 41st single (to be released in August) will be selected by fans;• 1st ~ 16th : 41st single Senbatsu members• 17th ~ 32nd : Under Girls • 33rd ~ 48th : Next Girls• 49th ~ 6

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  • Mr.Children's new song to be used in CM for 'Calpis Water'

    March 19, 2015 @ 3:00 am

    Mr.Children's new song "Unmei" will be used in Calpis Water's new CM "Umi no Chikaku de Shoka" (early summer near the beach)."Unmei" is one of 23 songs that will be included in the "REFLECTION {Naked}" version of Mr.Children's new album "REFLECTION" that's slated for release on June 4. You can check out the CMs and making-of footage below.  [15 Seconds][30 Seconds][Making Footage]Source: natalie

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  • Perfume reveal opening footage of their performance from 'SXSW 2015' on YouTube

    March 19, 2015 @ 2:58 am

    Perfume have revealed the opening footage of their performance from 'SXSW 2015' held on March 17 in Austin, Texas onto their official YouTube channel. Perfume was the last to perform in the event's interactive media festival 'SXSW Interactive'. They opened their live with an unreleased track called "STORY (SXSW-MIX)", which was prepared just for this day.  The video of "STORY (SXSW-MIX)" that has been revealed at this time wa

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  • Gouriki Ayame turns into 'Goriki' from 'Kinnikuman' for album cover

    March 19, 2015 @ 2:48 am

    Gouriki Ayame is preparing to release her 1st album on April 8. At this time, she has revealed the album's Limited Edition B jacket cover. The Limited Edition B jacket cover was illustrated by manga artist duo Yudetamago. It features Gouriki as 'Goriki,' a monster from Yudetamago's manga series 'Kinnikuman'. After receiving the offer, Yudetamago willingly agreed to take on their first illustration for an album jacket. Check ou

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  • Kato Natsuki holds her wedding ceremony

    March 19, 2015 @ 2:20 am

    On March 16, actress & model Kato Natsuki updated her blog and announced that she recently held her wedding ceremony. Kato registered her marriage with a non-celebrity man last June. In her blog, she started off by saying, "We held our wedding ceremony the other day~ We were finally able to hold it after registering our marriage on June 6 of last year." During an event last year, Kato said that she wanted to wear a kimono during her ceremony. "I

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  • [Alexandros] unleash full PVs for 'Wataridori' and 'Dracula La'

    March 19, 2015 @ 2:17 am

    [Alexandros] have unleashed the full PVs for their new songs "Wataridori" and "Dracula La". These two songs are the title tracks to [Alexandros]'s double A-side single released on March 18. The PV and making-of footage for "Wataridori" will be included in the Limited Edition A DVD, while the PV and making-of footage for "Dracula La" will be included in the Limited Edition B DVD.  [Wataridori][Dracula La]Source: natalie

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  • Azuma Takahiro & Yasu Megumi become parents

    March 18, 2015 @ 5:02 pm

    It's been reported that comedian Azuma Takahiro and talento Yasu Megumi have welcomed their first child.The couple made the announcement on March 17 via a fax release to the press through their agencies. In the fax statement, Azuma announced the birth of their baby girl saying, "Our Yasu-san did a good job!! She weighs 3158 grams (6 lbs 15 oz) and is 50 cm (approx. 20 inches) tall." He also revealed that his daughter resembles his fathe

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/9 ~ 3/15

    March 18, 2015 @ 3:38 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for March 9 to 15. Take a look at the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "KISS KISS KISS" - KAT-TUN : 3/11 (153,457)2. "Your Number" - SHINee : 3/11 (131,409)3. "Yacchatta!!" - Busaiku : 3/8 (73,137)4. "Seishunfu" - Momoiro Clover Z : 3/11 (64,310)5. "Green Flash" - AKB48 : 3/4 (16,325)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Sexy Power 3" - Sexy Zone : 3/11 (101,350)2. "I.M.G.~wi

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  • Suzanne announces her divorce with Saito Kazumi

    March 18, 2015 @ 1:02 pm

    On March 17, talento Suzanne (28) announced that she has divorced former pitcher for Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks and baseball commentator Saito Kazumi (37).The couple married in December of 2011 and welcomed their son in January of last year. Below is a translated message from Suzanne:"At this time, I would like to announce that I, Suzanne, have divorced my husband Saito Kazumi-san. I sincerely apologize to all persons involved, as well as to those wh

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  • Sakamoto Miu announces her pregnancy

    March 18, 2015 @ 3:04 am

    Musician Sakamoto Ryuichi and singer-songwriter Yano Akiko's daughter, singer Sakamoto Miu (34), announced that she is currently 5-months pregnant. Last March, Sakamoto married a non-celebrity man one year her junior. On her official Twitter account, she posted a family photo featuring herself, her husband, and her cat Sabami. She announced, "The other day, we peacefully celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary. Our new family member is c

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