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  • SKE48's Matsui Rena thinks that Nogizaka46 is more fashionable

    April 24, 2014 @ 9:56 am

    Fashion magazine ViVi recently held its fashion show "ViVi Night" on April 23 featuring SKE48, Maggie (21), Kawakita Mayuko (22), Yagi Arisa (18) and more. SKE48's Matsui Jurina (17) commented, "We want to work hard and come off 'ViVidly'." When fellow member Matsui Rena (22), who has recently been assigned to be in both SKE48 and Nogizaka46, asked which group is more fashionable, she said that Nogizaka46 is. On the day, it was also announced tha

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  • Shinoda Mariko wants to grow her hair out

    April 24, 2014 @ 9:54 am

    Former AKB48 member Shinoda Mariko tweeted on April 23 that she wants to grow her hair out, resulting in a heavy debate among her followers as to whether they support her wish. Shinoda has more than 1.85 million followers on Twitter. On April 23, a follower asked, "Mari-chan, are you going to always keep your hair short," to which the former idol responded, "For now I will keep it as it is...but once I am done with my role I want to grow it out."

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  • Fujii Lena to graduate from 'ViVi' magazine

    April 24, 2014 @ 3:34 am

    On April 23, an event for fashion magazine 'ViVi' was held at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo where model Fujii Lena (29) announced that she would be graduating from the magazine on her birthday in July.Fujii has been the model for 'ViVi' magazine since its January 2004 issue. She explained that she had been thinking about graduating for a while and decided the right time would be when she turned 30. She shed tears as she reflected on the past 10 years.&nbs

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  • Oshima Yuko shares her train ride experience

    April 24, 2014 @ 3:32 am

    On April 24, members of AKB48 attended a CM presentation event for Kaou's 'Fragrance New Beads' in Tokyo.During this event, Oshima shared her train ride experience. Due to President Barack Obama's visit to Japan, there was a traffic regulation. "I rode the train yesterday, and it was really fun," she revealed. Although she had only a mask on, no one seemed to notice her. "I don't have an aura," she lamented.The last time Oshima took the Yamanote

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  • Otsuka Ai to release new single in May

    April 24, 2014 @ 3:30 am

    Otsuka Ai's new single "More More" will be released on May 21.Otsuka celebrated her 10th year anniversary last September, and the upcoming single will be the second single to commemorate this milestone. It's described as a pop tune filled with the desire "to do something more."  [More More]CD:01. More More02. Fu Fu Fu03. More More (Instrumental)04. Fu Fu Fu (Instrumental)DVD:・More More -Music Clip-Special Footage:・MakingSource & Image:

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  • Juice=Juice to hold their first independent tour

    April 24, 2014 @ 3:08 am

    Juice=Juice will hold a nationwide tour titled 'Juice=Juice 1st Live Tour 2014 News=News ~Kakuchi Yori Otodoke Shimasu!~'.Juice=Juice's first independent tour will kick off on June 13 at FANJ twice in Osaka for a total of 9 shows. The girls will not just hold a concert, but will also hold handshake events at each location. Check out the tour schedule below. [Juice=Juice 1st Live Tour 2014 News=News ~Kakuchi Yori Otodoke Shimasu!~]

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  • Sheena Ringo to sing theme song for '2014 FIFA World Cup' programs on NHK

    April 24, 2014 @ 3:06 am

    It's been revealed that singer-songwriter Sheena Ringo will be singing the theme song for soccer-related programs on NHK. The song will air on May 12 during 'Namachukei World Cup Nihon Daihyou Happyou' where the Japanese representative players for the '2014 FIA World Cup' will be announced.   Sheena's new song will be released on June 11. She commented, "Thank you very much for requesting this important mission. This time, the World Cu

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  • AKB48 group reveal the details on their pennant race

    April 23, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    On April 22nd, AKB48 revealed the details on their pennant race 'AKB48 Group Pennant Race ~AKB48 Group wa Kisoiatte Migakareru~'.The team shuffle, which was announced back in February, went into effect on April 22nd with NMB48's new Team BII's 'Saka Agari' performance. To coincide this occasion, AKB48 group general manager Kayano Shinobu wrote on their official blog, "We've made you wait for a really long time. We would like to begin the pen

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 4/14 ~ 4/20

    April 23, 2014 @ 5:07 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for April 14 to the 20th. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Toki wo Koe Uchuu wo Koe / Password is 0" - Morning Musume.'14 : 4/16 (119,409)2. "Family Party" - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu : 4/16 (15,762)3. "STEP" - ClariS : 4/16 (15,641)4. "Yes we are / Koko Kara" - SMAP : 4/9 (13,417)5. "PEACE SUNSHINE" - DANCE EARTH PARTY : 4/16 (13,348)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "SUPER

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  • Togashi Yoshihiro's manga 'HUNTERxHUNTER' to resume its serialization after 2 years

    April 23, 2014 @ 4:55 am

    It's been revealed that Togashi Yoshihiro's popular manga 'HUNTER×HUNTER' will resume its serialization after two years.This announcement was made on April 22 through Weekly Shonen Jump's official website. The manga has been absent from publication since March of 2012. In December of the same year, a collection of Kurapika's stories were released as one issue. However, this will be the manga's first serialization in two years.   'HUNTE

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