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  • MAX's REINA gives birth to her 3rd child

    February 24, 2015 @ 2:56 am

    MAX member REINA, who has been on maternity leave since 2011, has announced that she has given birth to her third child, a baby boy. Although she gave birth one week after her due date, REINA revealed that the delivery went smoothly. Her son was born 4 hours after she went into labor. She explained, "Because I'm still on maternity leave and haven't returned to work yet, I decided to make the announcement to everyone after I had given birth."&nbs

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  • GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE tops Oricon album ranking once again

    February 24, 2015 @ 2:42 am

    7-member vocal and dance unit GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE topped Oricon's latest weekly album ranking with their 2nd album "GENERATION EX" (released on February 18) with first week sales of 64,000 copies.As their previous self-titled album "GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE" released in November 2013 grabbed No.1 spot on the chart, this marked the 2nd consecutive chart-topping album. Also, the first week sales was 15,000 copies more than the previous

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  • BREAKERZ guitarist SHINPEI's band MUSCLE ATTACK reveal live PV for 'Cry Boy'

    February 24, 2015 @ 2:39 am

    BREAKERZ's guitarist SHINPEI's band MUSCLE ATTACK are getting ready to release their 2nd album "ATTACK" on March 4. They uploaded one of the tracks titled "Cry Boy" onto their official YouTube channel. "Cry Boy" was written and composed by SHINPEI. The PV was created mainly with live footage of the band performing the song. The album's limited edition will come with a DVD containing footage from their one man live which was held last May. A perf

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  • Nogizaka46 unveil jacket covers for 'Inochi wa Utskushii'

    February 24, 2015 @ 2:38 am

    Nogizaka46 have unveiled the jacket covers for their new single "Inochi wa Utsukushii" that's slated for release on March 18.The photo shoot for the jacket covers took place at Kujukuri Beach in Chiba Prefecture. Each edition (Limited Edition A-C and Regular Edition) will come with a different jacket cover. Limited Edition A features the center for this single, Nishino Nanase, while the under members decorate the Limited Edition C cover. Check th

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  • Check out Momoiro Clover Z's short PV for 'Seishunfu'

    February 24, 2015 @ 2:38 am

    Momoiro Clover Z have revealed the short PV for their song "Seishunfu", which will serve as the theme song for their starring movie 'Maku ga Agaru'.  The PV was directed by Motohiro Katsuyuki, who also directed the 'Maku ga Agaru'. As such, the PV is connected to the worldview of the movie. The full version will be included in the Blu-ray which will come with the limited edition of their single "Seishunfu" to be released on March 11.Source:

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  • SMAP top Oricon weekly single ranking for 32nd time

    February 23, 2015 @ 6:07 pm

    SMAP's 54th single "Kareinaru Gyakushu / Humor Shichauyo" which went on sale on February 18, topped Oricon's latest weekly ranking, selling 160,000 copies in the first week.This is their 21st consecutive chart topping single, and 32nd overall. When including the sales for this single, the group's total number of singles and albums sold have reached 35,158,000 copies. They are the 4th male artist to reach the 35 million sale threshold, following

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  • URBANGARDE to appear at 'A-Kon 26' in Texas

    February 23, 2015 @ 1:43 pm

    URBANGARDE will be appearing at 'A-Kon 26', which will take place from June 5 to 7 at Hilton Anatole Hotel in Texas. 'A-Kon' is an anime convention that has been running since 1990. URBANGARDE's live concert at the convention will be a part of their live tour 'Haru wo Ure! SPRING SALE TOUR' that's scheduled to kick off this spring. The tour will start on May 2 at Shinyokohama NEW SIDE BEACH!! (Kanagawa), and will wrap up on Ju

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  • HKT48 to be the 1st female idol group to perform at Meiji Theater

    February 23, 2015 @ 7:42 am

    HKT48's event 'HKT48 Sashihara Rino Zachou Kouen' will begin in April at Meiji Theater.  On February 22, HKT48 held a handshake event to commemorate the release of their single "Sakura, Minna de Tabeta" at Pacifico Yokohama. During this event, it was announced that HKT48 will be the first female idol group to perform at Meiji Theater. The performance will feature appearances by Sashihara Rino and members who pass an audition. The performance dat

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  • Yu Darvish announces girlfriend Yamamoto Seiko's pregnancy

    February 23, 2015 @ 7:22 am

    On February 23rd, major league baseball player Yu Darvish (28) announced through his blog that his girlfriend, former world wrestling champion Yamamoto Seiko (34) is expecting their child. Darvish reported, "This is a private matter, but Yamamoto Seiko-san, whom I have been in a relationship with for some time now, and I have been blessed with a new life." He continued, "We learned about this late last year, but we w

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  • INKT, with former KAT-TUN member Tanaka Koki, announces their 2nd mini album

    February 23, 2015 @ 6:04 am

    5-member rock band INKT which former KAT-TUN member Tanaka Koki serves as the main vocalist, announced that they would release their 2nd mini album entitled "Physalis" on April 25.The announcement was made during the band's one-man live "the birth of INKT" held at BIGCAT, Osaka on February 21st.  As soon as they announced it, they performed its lead track "Physalis" in front of 800 audience, and received loud cheers and applause.INKT performed 15

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