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  • Total number of albums and singles sold by Arashi reaches 30 million copies

    May 20, 2015 @ 2:59 am

    Popular group Arashi released their 46th single "Aozora no Shita, Kimi no Tonari", which is the theme song for member Aiba Masaki's ongoing Fuji TV drama "Youkoso, Wagaya e", on May 13.According to Oricon, the single sold 501,000 copies during the first week, and it topped its latest weekly ranking. When including the sales of the single, the total number of singles and albums sold by Arashi have reached 30,413,000 copies (46 singles: 21.74 mill

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  • Early AKB48 members celebrate Akimoto Yasushi's 57th birthday

    May 20, 2015 @ 2:58 am

    The early members of AKB48 recently celebrated general producer Akimoto Yasushi's 57th birthday.On May 18, former member Maeda Atsuko updated her Twitter with a photo of Akimoto holding a birthday cake while being surrounded by Maeda, Takahashi Minami, Kojima Haruna, Minegishi Minami, and Shinoda Mariko. She wrote, "Akimoto-san's birthday party. Happy Birthday. We were finally able to get together."Shinoda, who is another former member, also upda

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 5/16~5/17

    May 19, 2015 @ 5:40 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – May 16th/May 17th 01 (01) Cinderella (Weeks: 04) 02 (02) Biri Gal (Weeks: 03) 03 (00) Kakekomi (Weeks: 01) 04 (03) Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno (Weeks: 05) 05 (05) Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack! (Weeks: 05) 06 (04) Furious 7 (Weeks: 05) 07 (07) Nounai Poison Be

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  • A.B.C-Z tops Oricon weekly album chart for the first time

    May 19, 2015 @ 2:44 pm

    A.B.C-Z's second album 'A.B.Sea Market,' which went on sale on May 13 has sold 48,000 copies in the first week, topping Oricon's weekly album chart.  Though the group has topped the Oricon weekly DVD chart with 6 works including their debut song "Za ABC~5stars~" (released in February 2012), this is the first time for them to top the album weekly chart.Also, the first week sales for the album is the highest number for them, as their first album s

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  • Sakurai Sho to be the main host for NTV's 'MUSIC DAY' once again

    May 19, 2015 @ 2:22 am

    It's been revealed that Arashi member Sakurai Sho will be the main host for NTV's live music program "THE MUSIC DAY 2015: Ongaku wa Taiyou da". This is the third consecutive year for Sakurai to serve as the main MC. This year, the music program will air live for 11 hours from the main venue Makuhari Messe, and many artist will show their great performances. In addition to the performances, there will also be other segments including on

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  • Fujiki Naohito reveals details on his mini album

    May 18, 2015 @ 5:26 pm

    Fujiki Naohito has revealed that he will release his 3rd mini album '1989' on July 15. It's been about 3 years since Fujiki released his last CD 'forty' in July of 2012. The title of his upcoming album refers to the year he encountered his first guitar when he was just 17-years-old. The album will contain a total of 8 songs including "Go for it!" which is the theme song for TOKYO FM's 'TOYOTA Athlete Beat'. It's fully produced by Shiraishi Satori

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  • Idoling!!!'s last single to be released in July

    May 18, 2015 @ 4:17 pm

    As previously reported, all 19 members of Idoling!!! will be graduating from the group on October 31, the 10th year anniversary since it started.Recently, it was announced that their last single "Cheering You!!!" will be released on July 15.The 24th single is said to be a pop song. With the cheerful song as their last, the members will chase each of their dreams separately."Cheering You!!!" will be released in 3 versions; limited edition A (CD+D

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  • Fukushi Sota to star in next 'Getsu 9' drama

    May 18, 2015 @ 1:56 pm

    It was announced that Fukushi Sota (21) will be starring in the next 'Getsu 9' drama, "Koinaka (tentative title)."  This drama is said to be a pure love story. After grabbing attention in TV Asahi's "Kamen Rider Fourze", Fukushi has been appearing in various works, however, this marks his first time to star in a serial drama on prime time. Regarding that, Fukushi says, "I'm not really worried, nor feeling pressure. It's more like curio

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP to release new album 'JUMPing CAR'

    May 18, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

    Hey! Say! JUMP's new album "JUMPing CAR" will drop in stores on June 24.Through this album, the members want to tell their fans, "during fun times and sad times, get on the 'JUMPing CAR' and move forward with us!" The track list will include 15 songs such as "Weekender", "Ashita e no YELL", and "Chau♯". The album will be released in 3 different versions: Limited Edition 1, Limited Edition 2, and Regular Edition. All editions will come with

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  • NEWS to release a upbeat love song in June

    May 18, 2015 @ 9:13 am

    NEWS will release their new single "Chumu Chumu" on June 24th.NEWS' upcoming single will have an "India" theme, and it's described as an upbeat love song that everyone can sing and dance to. The title "Chumu" means "kiss" in Hindi, which is the official language of India. The other tracks which will be included in the single have not been revealed at this time. Stay tuned for more details!Source: natalieImage: Johnny's net

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