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  • Japan Box Office Report – 7/12~7/13

    July 15, 2014 @ 6:24 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – July 12th/13th 01 (01) Maleficent (Weeks: 02) 02 (00) Sukitte Iinayo (Weeks: 01) 03 (02) Edge of Tomorrow (Weeks: 02) 04 (03) Frozen (Weeks: 18) 05 (04) Mission Impossible: Samurai (Weeks: 04) 06 (06) Ju-on -Owari no Hajimari- (Weeks: 03) 07 (05) Sore Ike! Anpanman (Weeks: 02) 08 (07) The Wor

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  • Rookie actress Komatsu Nana chosen to play the heroine in 'Bakuman' live-action film adaptation

    July 15, 2014 @ 2:10 am

    As reported before, popular manga "Bakuman" will be getting a live-action film adaptation starring Sato Takeru and Kamiki Ryunosuke, and it was recently announced that rookie actress Komatsu Nana has been chosen to play the heroine for the film.The story revolves around 2 high school students, Mashiro Moritaka (Sato) who has a great drawing ability, and Takagi Akito (Kamiki) who has an intellectual ability and wants to be a manga writer. One day,

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu grabs No.1 spot on Oricon's weekly album ranking

    July 15, 2014 @ 1:59 am

    Singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu grabbed No.1 spot on Oricon's latest weekly ranking with her 3rd album "Pikapika Fantajin" (released on July 9) after selling 48,000 copies during the first week.This is her second chart-topping work, including both singles and albums, since her previous album "Nanda Collection" ranked No.1 on the chart.Kyary commented, "I am really happy to be able to grab the No.1 spot on Oricon ranking again with my 3rd album! I realiz

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  • Nogizaka46 tops Oricon's weekly single ranking for 8th consecutive time

    July 14, 2014 @ 6:48 pm

    Idol group Nogizaka46's 9th single "Natsu no Free&Easy" (went on sale on July 9) sold 422,000 copies in the first week, and topped Oricon's latest weekly single ranking. This marks the group's 8th consecutive chart-topping single since their 2nd single "Oide Shampoo" (released in May 2012). With this, they're tied for 6th place in the record of number of consecutive chart-topping single for female groups, following AKB48 (23 consecutive sing

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  • MAN WITH A MISSION to perform at 'KNOTFEST' in the US!

    July 14, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

    MAN WITH A MISSION just announced their appearance at Slipknot's music festival "KNOTFEST JAPAN" on 11/16. Now, they have also announced that they will be performing at "KNOTFEST" in the US to be held on October 24, 25, 26, in San Bernardino, CA. Don't miss the wolves storming down!KNOTFEST10/24(Fri), 25(Sat), 26(Sun)Venue : San Manuel AmphitheaterAddress : 2575 Glen Helen Parkway, San Bernardino, California 92407http://knotfest.comThe

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  • ℃-ute release PV for 'Kanashiki Heaven'

    July 14, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

     ℃-ute has released the PV for their new song "Kanashiki Heaven" through their official YouTube channel.   "Kanashiki Heaven" will be released together with "The Power" as the group's 25th single on July 16. Image: Hello! ProjectThanks to Ben for the tip!

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  • Himuro Kyosuke to suspend live activities after 2015

    July 13, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

    Himuro Kyosuke will be putting his live activities on hold after his final live scheduled in 2015.   During his Yamaguchi concert on July 13, Himuro surprised fans when he announced that he is planning to retire. After, it was announced on his official website that he would be suspending all live activities after his live plans next year. Details on his other music activities will be revealed at a later date. Currently, Himuro is

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  • Oguri Shun borrows Yamada Yu's Instagram to warn fans about fake accounts

    July 13, 2014 @ 6:20 pm

    On July 13, actor Oguri Shun borrowed his wife Yamada Yu's Instagram account to warn fans about fake accounts.   Oguri wrote, "This is Oguri Shun borrowing my wife's Instagram. I don't use neither Instagram or Twitter. Yoroshiku. I apologize [to inform everybody] from a place like this. But I heard it from my wife and I didn't like it." In addition, he uploaded a photo of himself covering his face with his right hand. In response, fans left comm

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  • SKE48 to hold their 'Request Hour 2014' in November

    July 13, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

    SKE48's live event 'SKE48 Request Hour 2014' will be held on November 1 and 2 at Nagoya Congress Center Century Hall. The event was announced on July 10 during Team E's 'Te wo Tsunaginagara' performance at SKE48 Theater in Aichi. After the show, the screen on stage announced this year's 'Request Hour 2014'. There was also a message by Team S member Sato Mieko, who sings last year's number 1 song "Anata to Christmas Eve".   'R

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  • ORANGE RANGE to kick off hall tour in October

    July 12, 2014 @ 7:39 pm

    ORANGE RANGE will hold a hall tour called 'ORANGE RANGE Tebura DE Gomen TOUR 014' starting in October. Earlier in February, ORANGE RANGE announced that 2014 will be their "live year". For their upcoming hall tour, the band is scheduled to perform both old and new songs. Currently, it's been announced that the tour will kick off on October 4 at Wako Shimin Bunka Center in Saitama for a total of 20 shows.  [ORANGE RANGE Tebura DE Go

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