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  • JKT48's theater manager presumed to have committed suicide

    March 22, 2017 @ 5:37 pm

    On March 22, Indonesian news site reported that JKT48's theater manager Inao Jiro has passed away.According to the report, he was found hanging in a bathroom at his residence on the evening of March 21. The local police also announced that it is most likely a suicide, but they are still investigating as they don't know the motive.Nakagawa Haruka who graduated from JKT48 and AKB48 group on December 31 last year, tweeted a memorial message, "Becaus

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 3/18~3/19

    March 22, 2017 @ 5:33 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – March 18th/19th 01 (00) Sing (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Moana (Weeks: 02) 03 (02) Doraemon Movie 37 (Weeks: 03) 04 (03) La La Land (Weeks: 04) 05 (00) Precure Dream Stars! (Weeks: 01) 06 (00) Kuroko no Basket: Last Game (Weeks: 01) 07 (00) March Comes in Like a Lion (Weeks: 01) 08 (04) Let's Go, Jet

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  • Superfly visits her hometown in PV for 'Ai ni Dakarete'

    March 22, 2017 @ 10:03 am

    Superfly has uploaded the PV for her song "Ai ni Dakarete" onto YouTube. "Ai ni Dakarete" was included in Superfly's 2nd album "Box Emotions" released back in 2009. It's a song that Ochi Shiho wrote for her close friend who got married. Although it's not a single, it's very popular among fans ranking third in a fan voting to determine the track list for her best-of album "LOVE, PEACE & FIRE" (April 4 release).  Ochi proposed to mak

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  • Pikotaro reveals music videos for 3 new songs

    March 22, 2017 @ 10:02 am

    Pikotaro has revealed music videos for three of his new songs.The first of the three is titled "I love you ~Africa no Kaze ni Nosete~" ("I love you ~Riding the African Wind~"), which is said to be a fusion of African music and a love song. The second is "Mancha Mancha Po Mancha wa Romantic" ("Mancha Mancha Po Mancha is Romantic"), which is a song about a senior at one's part-time job. Finally, "Beetle Booon But Bean in Bottle (BBBBB)" is the Engl

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/13 ~ 3/19

    March 22, 2017 @ 10:01 am

    Check out Oricon's weekly ranking for March 13 to 19 below.[Single Weekly Ranking]1. Shoot Sign" - AKB48 : 03/15 (1,025,267)2. "Can't Get Enough / Hana Hirake" - V6 : 03/15 (128,718)3. "THE IDOLMASTER CINDERELLA MASTER 046-048 Otokura Yuuki, Matsunaga Ryo, Yorita Yoshino 'Oikaze Running / One Life / Inori no Hana'" - Otokura Yuuki (CV: Nakashima Yuki) / Matsunaga Ryo (CV: Chisuga Haruka) / Yorita Yoshino (CV: Takada Yuuki) : 03/15 (28,446)4. "Las

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  • AKB48 to hold their next 'General Election' in Okinawa + senbatsu members for 48th single announced

    March 22, 2017 @ 10:01 am

    'AKB48 49th Single General Election' will be held on June 17 at Toyosaki Villa SUN Beach in Okinawa. As previous years, the group's 9th general election will be held in the candidacy system. The reception desk period for the candidacy will be held during March 25 to March 31. Fans can vote for their favorite member between May 30 and June 16.  The preliminary results will be announced on May 31 at AKB48 Theater.  The sen

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  • Nakashima Mika to hold an acoustic tour

    March 22, 2017 @ 9:59 am

    Nakashima Mika will hold a nationwide acoustic tour called "Nakashima Mika Premium Live Tour 2017" starting this May.Together with composer Kono Shin, Nakashima will hold 13 concerts in 6 locations. The singer held a similar live for her fan club members back in 2014. At that time, many fans requested that she would hold the concerts nationwide. The tour schedule can be seen below the cut.  [Nakashima Mika Premium Live Tour 2017]Thursd

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel collaborates with Rilakkuma

    March 22, 2017 @ 9:58 am

    L'Arc~en~Ciel and Rilakkuma's collaboration goods will be sold at the venue of the band's Tokyo Dome concerts "25th L'Anniversary LIVE" on April 8th and 9th. The collaboration series called "L'Arkkuma" will feature a line up of three items including a clear folder, a towel, and a stuffed animal. This is Rilakkuma's first time collaborating with a specific artist. The goods are also available for purchase via mail order. Check out the ad

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  • Keyakizaka46's Watanabe Risa becomes exclusive model for non-no

    March 22, 2017 @ 9:56 am

    Keyakizaka46 member Watanabe Risa will become an exclusive model for women's fashion magazine non-no.  Watanabe is Keyakizaka46's first member to be chosen as an exclusive model for a magazine. At a press conference, Watanabe expressed, "I had been longing to work in fashion, so I am very happy. I will do my best to continue growing, so please cheer me on."Source & Image: natalie

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  • Suda Masaki to make CD debut in June

    March 22, 2017 @ 9:55 am

    Actor Suda Masaki will make his CD debut with "Mita Koto mo nai Keshiki" on June 7.This announcement was made on March 21 at 7:00 pm via five vision screens overlooking Shibuya scramble crossing. The video included a comment by Suda as well as a PV preview for "Mita Koto mo nai Keshiki". This song is currently being used in the CM for au's Santaro series. In the PV, Suda represents a "man that continues singing" and a "man that continues run

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