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  • Nogizaka46's recent single sells over 720,000 copies in the 1st week

    August 2, 2016 @ 6:38 pm

    Nogizaka46's 15th single "Hadashi de Summer" which went on sale on July 27, sold 728,000 copies during its debut week, topping Oricon's most recent weekly ranking. This is the group's 14th No.1 single, and for a female group, placing them fourth overall for all female groups. The group also renewed the "number of consecutive No.1 singles" which they stand in at third place following AKB48 (31 consecutive singles) and SKE48 (15 consecutive single

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP set a new sales record with their latest album

    August 2, 2016 @ 3:53 pm

    Oricon recently revealed that Hey! Say! JUMP topped their latest weekly album ranking with their 5th album 'DEAR.,' released on July 27. 'DEAR.' is the 5th consecutive No.1 album for the idol group since 'JUMP NO.1' (released in July 2010), and the first week sales reached 258,000 copies. This is the highest selling album for the group.The album contains a total of 16 tracks, including CM tie-up songs like "Ai no Shubiduba" and "Eternal."Source:

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  • Kojima Yoshio reveals a two-shot with his wife

    August 2, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    On July 31, comedian Kojima Yoshio attended a release event for his DVD Book 'Kojima Yoshio no Yattemi Taisou'. This marked his first public appearance after announcing his marriage to an office worker 7 years his junior. At the event, he revealed a two-shot of him and his new wife, Ai. The photo was taken from Ai's Instagram post from last month. Her caption reads, "It's a personal matter, but I married Kojima Yoshio-san on July 18, 2017."

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  • Tamura Yukari signs with Amuleto

    August 2, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    Tamura Yukari has signed with MAGES. affiliated production company Amuleto.  Tamura officially withdrew from I'm Enterprise on July 31 and transferred to Amulet as of August 1. Fans can look forward to how she will carry out her activities under the new company. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/20~7/26

    August 1, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of July 20th to July 26th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Have a nice day" - Nishino Kana 02 - "beautiful days" - GReeeeN 03 - "E.G. summer RIDER" - E-girls 04 - "Overflows ~Kotoba ni Dekinakute~" - Naoto Inti Raymi 05 - "Hero" - Amuro Namie 06 - "Umi no Koe" - Urashima

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  • Actress Takashima Reiko announces divorce

    August 1, 2016 @ 4:27 pm

    On August 1, actress Takashima Reiko (52) announced her divorce with actor Takachi Noboru (51) through her agency. The announcement said, "We received news from Takashima Reiko that divorce papers have been submitted." The continued, "We hope you can understand her decision, and continue to watch over her warmly." They concluded, "We apologize for the worries and trouble that we have caused everyone." Takashima and Takachi marri

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  • Oricon Weekly Chart for 7/18 ~ 7/24

    August 1, 2016 @ 2:06 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for July 18 to 24. Check out the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Bara to Taiyou" - KinKi Kids : 7/20 (193,334)2. "E.G.summer RIDER" - E-girls : 7/20 (59,666)3. "Paradive" - Da-iCE : 7/20 (47,259)4. "Aozora Jumping Heart" - Aqours : 7/20 (47,154)5. "Antenna Light" - 10-FEET : 7/20 (29,956)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Just LOVE" - Nishino Kana : 7/13 (47,743)2. "DS

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 7/26~7/28

    August 1, 2016 @ 2:05 pm

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from July 26th to July 28th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current spring dramas below! Screencaps: Keiji 7-nin 2 === 7/26 – Tuesday 11.1%(?.?%) – 19:00-19:56 – Tuesday Surprise 09.9%(0.4%) – 21:00-22:54 – Yoro

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  • NICO Touches the Wall receives tie-up with anime 'Haikyuu!!' again

    August 1, 2016 @ 1:37 pm

    NICO Touches the Walls' new song "Mashi Mashi" has been picked up as the ending theme for anime 'Haikyuu!! Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou' premiering this October.NICO was in charge of the theme song for the anime's first season, making this their second tie-up. On the song, Mitsumura Tatsuya (Vo, G) commented, "I think it turned out to be a powerful NICO-style support song. I believe it will create a wonderful chemical reaction!"

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  • Abe Natsumi announces the birth of her son

    July 29, 2016 @ 9:42 am

    On July 26, Abe Natsumi announced the birth of her first child via a joint FAX statement with husband, actor Yamazaki Ikusaburo. According to the announcement, both mother and baby are in healthy condition. "The moment our child was born, we were moved to tears and felt grateful. We will carefully raise our irreplaceable child," they expressed.  Abe and Yamazaki married in December of 2015 after four years of dating. They announced their pregnan

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