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  • Tachibana Keita & Matsuura Aya have become parents to a baby girl!

    December 24, 2014 @ 11:44 am

    It will be a Merry Christmas for w-inds.' Tachibana Keita (29) and Matsuura Aya (28) as on December 24 they announced via their agencies that they have become parents of a healthy baby girl!They wrote to the press, "Please allow us to make an announcement that our first baby girl is born safely. Both mother and child are in good condition. It's been quite hectic and busy, but we are spending every day happily with full of smiles."Tachibana and Ma

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  • SKE48's Nakanishi Yuka & Sato Mieko announce their graduation from the group

    December 24, 2014 @ 11:39 am

    SKE48's first generation members, Nakanishi Yuka (25) and Sato Mieko (28) will be graduating from the group at the end of March 2015.They made the announcement during the team S performance held at SKE48 Theater on December 24.Nakanishi originally passed AKB48's "the First Kenkyuusei Audition" held in May 2007, and joined the group as a 4th generation AKB Kenkyuusei. She was then transferred to SKE48 in August 2008. Nakanishi has been the leader

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  • MUCC announce nationwide tour & Europe tour for spring

    December 24, 2014 @ 1:52 am

    MUCC has announced that they will hold a nationwide tour, as well as a Europe tour in spring of 2015.The nationwide tour, titled 'MUCC TOUR 2015 "F#CK THE PAST F#CK THE FUTURE"', will be held in 7 locations, kicking off on April 2 at Takasaki club FLEEZ (Gunma) and wrapping up on April 28 at EX THEATER ROPPONGI (Tokyo). As for their Europe tour, they are scheduled to make stops in 5 countries; Russia, England, France, Germany, and Poland. Check o

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  • moumoon's new single to be used as ending theme for anime 'Ansatsu Kyoushitsu'

    December 23, 2014 @ 3:11 pm

    moumoon will release their new single "Hello, shooting-star" on February 25."Hello, shooting-star" is a medium-tempo tune that will be used as the ending theme for Fuji TV's upcoming anime 'Ansatsu Kyoushitsu' premiering on January 9. Regarding the song, YUKA commented, "I wanted to make it a song that, like a shooting star, will gently push the backs of those who listen to it." A trailer for the anime featuring this song can be seen below.  As

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/10~12/16

    December 23, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of December 10th to December 16th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "O.R.I.O.N." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Happiness" - Che'Nelle 03 - "365" - 2PM 04 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 05 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 06 - "Kirari" - Ikimonogakari 07 - "BRIGHTER D

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  • A portion of the song list for 'MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2014' revealed

    December 23, 2014 @ 2:38 am

    A portion of the song list for 'MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2014', which will air on December 26 from 7:00 pm, has been revealed. This year's 'MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE' will feature performances by 41 artists, the most artists in history to appear on the music special. At this time, the songs being performed by 20 artists were revealed. You can check them out below the cut. [MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2014]Friday, December 26 from 7:00 pm to

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  • 'ONE PIECE' to be performed as a Kabuki play

    December 23, 2014 @ 2:37 am

    Oda Eiichiro's 'ONE PIECE' will be performed as a Kabuki play at Shinbashi Enbujō next October and November. The lead will be played by Ichikawa Ennosuke IV.This was announced during ONE PIECE's stage event at 'Jump Festa 2015'. The play will be presented as a 'Super Kabuki II', a type of Kabuki that incorporates various modern theater technology. More details will be announced via Gekkan Shounen Jump and ONE PIECE's portal site 'ONE PIECE.com'. 

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  • Momoiro Clover Z to cover KISS' 'Rock and Roll All Nite' for their collaboration single

    December 23, 2014 @ 2:36 am

    It's been revealed that Momoiro Clover Z will be covering KISS' popular song "Rock and Roll All Nite" for their collaboration single. The two groups will release their collaboration single "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina" under the name Momoiro Clover Z vs KISS on January 28. The cover of "Rock and Roll All Nite" will be arranged by NARASAKI and Yuyoyuppe. Momoclo last worked with these two in "BIRTH Ø BIRTH" which was included in

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  • Tohoshinki tops Oricon weekly album ranking for 4th consecutive time

    December 23, 2014 @ 2:35 am

    Korean duo Tohoshinki's 8th original album "WITH" (went on sale on December 17) sold 233,000 copies during the first week, and they grabbed the No.1 spot on Oricon's weekly album ranking.This marks their 4th consecutive (and 5th in total) chart-topping album. "WITH" allowed them to become the first foreign group to top the album chart for the 4th consecutive time, renewing Bon Jovi's record (3 consecutive times) after 5 years and 1 mont

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  • SUPER JUNIOR tops Oricon's weekly ranking for the first time

    December 23, 2014 @ 2:35 am

    Korean group SUPER JUNIOR topped Oricon's latest weekly single ranking with "MAMACITA-AYAYA-" (released on December 17) after selling 65,000 copies in the first week. This is the first time for the group to top the chart for both singles and albums, as the second place was their best which they grabbed with 3 singles ("Bijin (BONAMANA)", "Mr. Simple", "Sexy, Free & Single"), and 1 album ("Hero"). "MAMACITA-AYAYA-" is the group's fir

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