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  • FEMM the world's most beloved mannequin duo announces Major Debut!

    January 6, 2016 @ 10:31 am

    FEMM, a dance duo consisting of female mannequins RiRi and LuLa, has announcedthat they will be making a major debut on February 3rd 2016 with a specially packagedversion of their EP "PoW! / LCS" (Record Label: FEMM'S AGENCY SYNDICATE). They refer themselves as femmes, dolls with minds, and with a fusion of their dancemoves with impassive facial expressions, they have earned over 5 million views onYouTube of which the majority consists of female

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  • Yousei Teikoku's Shadow Corps(e) Now Available on iTunes USA

    January 6, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    Japanese gothic heavy metal band Yousei Teikoku's latest album Shadow Corps[e] has finally been released to overseas fans via iTunes USA. The band released their previous 2 albums Pax Vesania and Gothic Lolita Agitator on iTunes last year to support their appearance at Lantis Anisong World Tour in Las Vegas.Yousei Teikoku, whose name means "Fairy Empire" in Japanese, has contributed 15 songs for anime series and video game soundtracks including F

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  • Morning Musume's 60th single tops Oricon chart

    January 5, 2016 @ 5:13 pm

    Idol group Morning Musume.'15's 60th single "Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi / ENDLESS SKY / One and Only", released back on December 29, sold 143,000 copies during the first week and grabbed the top spot on Oricon's weekly single ranking.This was the last single for Sayashi Riho who graduated from the group after Hello! Project's countdown live held on New Year's Eve. This marks their first No.1 single in 4 releases, since they last topped the chart

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  • AKB48's Iwata Karen to graduate from the group

    January 5, 2016 @ 3:33 pm

    On January 5, AKB48 member Iwata Karen announced her graduation during the "Eve wa Adam no Rokkotsu" stage performance held at AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo. Iwata who is looking to become a stage actress, explained that she would be focusing on her acting studies.After the stage performance, she also announced her graduation via Twitter, saying, "I have announced my graduation. I'm sorry to surprise you guys with a sudden announcement, but

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 1/2~1/3

    January 5, 2016 @ 10:37 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – January 2nd/3rd 01 (02) Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Weeks: 03) 02 (01) Youkai Watch Movie 2 (Weeks: 03) 03 (03) Orange (Weeks: 04) 04 (05) Nagasaki: Memories of My Son (Weeks: 04) 05 (04) Spectre (Weeks: 05) 06 (06) Chibi Maruko-chan: Italia kara Kita Shounen (Weeks: 02) 07 (08) Persona Non Gr

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  • Recochoku's yearly download charts for 2015

    January 5, 2016 @ 10:36 am

    Recochoku, one of the biggest online and mobile music download portals in Japan, recently released the 2015 yearly download charts for the period from December 1st, 2014 until November 30th, 2015. Check out the top ranking for single, albums and more over the past 12 months below! - < Recochoku Ranking > 01 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 03 - "Attakain Dakara" - Kumamushi

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  • 'TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2016' to be held for 3 days

    January 1, 2016 @ 10:35 am

    The world's biggest idol event "TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2016" (TIF 2016) would be held during August 5 to the 7th in Aomi area, in Odaiba, Tokyo. This is the 7th year for the event to be held, but to hold it for 3 days is the largest scale so far. Last year, which was a 2-day event, 154 groups of idol (1140 girls in total) attended "TIF 2015" and attracted 51,000 fans. With the catchphrase --"TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL, New Chapter Begins"--, "TI

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  • PASSPO☆'s Makita Sako graduates from the group

    January 1, 2016 @ 10:28 am

    On PASSPO☆'s blog, it was announced that member Makita Sako (22) graduated from the group as of December 30. Makita has been on hiatus after the group's concert on May 31 due to poor health. Makita explained on the blog that now is the best timing for her to make a fresh start as she will be graduating from college in March. She wrote, "During the hiatus, I've learned by seeing and feeling a lot of things, which I realized how optimistic I was.

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  • Red team wins this year's Kohaku Uta Gassen

    January 1, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    NHK's annual New Year's Eve music program "The 66th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" was live-broadcast from NHK Hall to close the year 2015, and this year, red team won for the first time in 4 years. At the moment of the announcement for the red team's victory, Ayase Haruka, the host of the red team, shared a hug with Wada Akiko and Matsuda Seiko. She started shedding tears as she received the championship flag from a guest judge Sakai Masato.

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  • AKB48 Takahashi Minami's graduation concert to be held at Yokohama Stadium + actual graduation postponed

    December 31, 2015 @ 6:19 pm

    On AKB48's official blog, it was announced that Takahashi Minami's graduation concert would be held at Yokohama Stadium on March 27. As previously revealed, it will be a 2-day concert on March 26 and March 27. The first day on the 26th will features AKB48's solo concert while the 27th will be "The 1st AKB48 Group Touzai Taikou Uta Gassen" (for daytime), and "AKB48 Group Takahashi Minami graduation Concert" (for the night).Also, Takahashi's gradu

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