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  • Details on YUKI's new single 'Dare Demo Lonely' revealed

    July 22, 2014 @ 6:02 pm

    The details on YUKI's new single "Dare Demo Lonely", that's slated for release on August 20, has been revealed.YUKI's upcoming single is described as a four to the floor dance tune. Besides the title track, it will come with its remixes by Seiho and Yake Nohara. While the single will come in Complete Production Edition and Regular Edition, it will also be released as an Analog Edition on September 3.In addition, YUKI's new album "FLY" will drop i

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 7/19~7/20

    July 22, 2014 @ 4:36 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – July 19th/20th 01 (00) Pokémon the Movie 17 (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Maleficent (Weeks: 03) 03 (00) When Marnie Was There (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) Kamen Rider Gaim (Weeks: 01) 05 (03) Edge of Tomorrow (Weeks: 03) 06 (02) Sukitte Iinayo (Weeks: 02) 07 (00) Planes: Fire & Rescue (Weeks: 01) 08 (04) Froze

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  • AKB48 Team 8's first original song to be included in the group's upcoming single

    July 22, 2014 @ 2:14 pm

    On July 21, it was announced that AKB48's Team 8, which is comprised of members hailing from all 47 prefectures of Japan, will record their first original track entitled "47 no Suteki na Machi e." The track is for their upcoming 37th single "Kokoro no Placard," which is set to be released on August 27. Each of the members will sing their home-prefecture name in the interlude of the track. Hyogo-born member Yamada Nanami (15) stated, "I would lik

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  • GPS found in present sent to idol group Alice Juban

    July 22, 2014 @ 2:29 am

    Eight-member idol unit Alice Juban's agency Alice Project announced at their theater on July 20 that the idol group had received a present from fans that had a GPS hidden in it. As a result, they have announced on their official site that the company will be reviewing its policies on presents, "A present sent to the theater had a GPS included in it. We are currently investigating the said object. As a consequence, we will be r

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  • Kanjani8 discuss their friendship

    July 22, 2014 @ 2:27 am

    Kanjani8 member Shibutani Subaru, Yokoyama You, and Okura Tadayoshi appeared on Kansai TV's variety show "Owarai Wide Show Marco Porori!" on July 20 and talked about friendship among the members. Comedian Tsukitei Hachimitsu asked the three idols, "Which Kanjani8 member do you think values your friendship most?" While Yokoyama answered Subaru (Shibutani), Shibutani and Okura both mentioned fellow member Nishikido Ryo. Shibutani sai

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  • SMAP's 53rd single tops Oricon's latest single weekly ranking

    July 22, 2014 @ 1:21 am

    SMAP's 53rd single "Top Of The World / Amazing Discovery" sold 123,000 copies in the first week, allowing the group to top the latest Oricon weekly ranking. This is their 20th consecutive chart-topping single since "freebird" (released in May 2002), and the 31st one to top the chart in total. Also, this marked their 53rd consecutive single ranked in TOP10 since their debut song "Can't Stop!! -Loving-" (released in September 1991), and with this

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to release official piano sheet music collection

    July 22, 2014 @ 1:19 am

    SEKAI NO OWARI will release their piano sheet music collection "SEKAI NO OWARI Selection" on August 13. This is their first official piano score book and it will include their hits such as "Starlight Parade" and "RPG". Also included in the collection are songs "Moboroshi no Inochi" and "Nijiiro no Senso" from their first album, and their latest single "Honoo to Mori no Carnival". The 12 songs included in the book have been arranged for

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  • AKB48's Watanabe Mayu attends Pokemon movie stage greeting

    July 22, 2014 @ 1:18 am

    AKB48's Watanabe Mayu (20) attended the stage greeting for the opening day of the newest Pokemon movie "Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction" directed by Yuyama Kunihiko on July 19. The idol took on narration for the first time in the short film "Pikachu, Kore Nanno Kagi?" which was released on a bill with the movie. Commenting on the keyword 'mega-evolution' with regards to Pokemon, Mayuyu said, "Recently I have had

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  • Perfume reveal full lyric video for 'Hold Your Hand' featuring fans' hands

    July 21, 2014 @ 2:19 pm

    Perfume has revealed the full version lyric video for their song "Hold Your Hand".   "Hold Your Hand" is the coupling track to the group's latest single "Cling Cling". The video was created by putting together pictures hands with parts of the song's lyrics written on them. The short version of the video which was released in mid-May featured only hands of the staff and authorized people. Then, Perfume decided to create the full video by getting

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  • Goto Maki to marry a non-celebrity man 3 years her junior

    July 21, 2014 @ 12:49 pm

    It's been reported that singer Goto Maki (28), who recently resumed her activities after a 2.5 year hiatus, will be getting married. According to sources, Goto will be getting married to an office worker (25) from Tokyo. He is a friend from her hometown and they met about 7 or 8 years ago. He is said to be her "ex-boyfriend that she dated for a period of time," and he has supported her since she went on hiatus. Reports say that they've already gr

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