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  • Japan Box Office Report – 4/9~4/10

    April 12, 2016 @ 10:34 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – April 9th/10th 01 (01) Assassination Classroom: Graduation (Weeks: 03) 02 (02) Doraemon Movie 36: Shin Nobita no Nippon Tanjou (Weeks: 06) 03 (03) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Weeks: 03) 04 (04) Chihayafuru: Kaminoku (Weeks: 04) 05 (07) Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (Weeks: 04) 06 (05) The Good Di

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  • Nishino Kana's new single to be titled 'Anata no Suki na Tokoro'

    April 12, 2016 @ 10:33 am

    Nishino Kana's new single, titled "Anata no Suki na Tokoro", will be released on April 27. "Anata no Suki na Tokoro" is a charming love song inspired by "52 Reasons I love you", which are love letters written on a deck of cards with each card representing a "reason why I love you." As the coupling track, the single will include new songs "A HA HA" and "Thank you very much". The limited edition DVD will contain footage called "Behind the

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  • Ueno Juri reported to be in a relationship with TRICERATOPS' Wada Sho

    April 12, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    Actress Ueno Juri (29) is in a relationship with rock band TRICERATOPS vocalist/guitarist Wada Sho (40). Agencies on both sides neither confirmed nor denied the relationship saying, "We leave private matters to them."  Ueno has been a fan of TRICERATOPS for some time. According to reports, the two have been dating for about six months with marriage in the future. A person who knows the couple revealed, "I don't think they will be getti

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  • Nishiyama Maki gives birth to her second child

    April 12, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    On April 11, model Nishiyama Maki (30) updated her Instagram account and announced the birth of her second child. Both mother and baby are in healthy condition. On February 16, at 8-months pregnant, Nishiyama was hospitalized due to threatened premature labor. She had been resting since then, and yesterday (April 10), she had announced that she had reached 35 weeks. In the announcement, Nishiyama wrote, "A little early, but the baby is

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  • Sheena Ringo writes theme song for 'Gatten!'

    April 12, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    Sheena Ringo will be in charge of the theme song for NHK Sogou's "Gatten!".  "Gatten!" is the renewal of lifestyle program "Tameshite Gatten". Sheena, who claims to be a viewer of the show, wrote a new song titled "Jiyudam", stating, "I couldn't give this work to somebody else. I have confidence that there are no other composers who are as 'gatten' as me." The program will use a remix version of the song called "Jiyudam Hyadain no

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  • Maeda Atsuko to release her first solo album

    April 12, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    Maeda Atsuko will release her first solo album (currently untitled) on June 22.June 22 marks the anniversary of the release of her solo debut single "Flower" (2011). Now, five years after its release, she is finally working on a full-length album. It will feature her singles "Flower", "Kimi wa Boku da", "Time Machine Nante Iranai", and "Seventh Chord". In addition, it will contain her new song "Selfish", which is the theme song for her starring&n

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  • Golden Bomber in charge of opening theme for 'Chibi Maruko-chan'

    April 12, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    Golden Bomber is in charge of the opening theme "Odoru Ponpokorin" for anime "Chibi Maruko-chan".  In the opening footage for "Chibi Maruko-chan", the members hold a concert where the anime's character make an appearance one after another. Kiryuin Sho (Vo) commented, "The Golden Bomber members will be singing the opening theme 'Odoru Ponpokorin' for 'Chibi Maruko-chan'! There is also a new animation to go with it , so please watch it e

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  • Digimon theme singer Wada Koji passes away from cancer

    April 11, 2016 @ 6:20 pm

    It's been reported that singer Wada Koji passed away on April 3 due to cancer in his upper pharynx. He was 42 years old. Wada made his major debut in 1999 with his single "Butter-Fly" which was the opening theme for TV anime "Digimon Adventure". He continued to provide theme songs for the series after that.  Wada's funeral service was held in private with his close relatives as he had wished. Later this month, there will be a farew

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  • Ichikawa Yui announces her pregnancy

    April 11, 2016 @ 5:20 pm

    Actress Ichikawa Yui (30), who married actor Totsugi Shigeyuki (42) last September, is pregnant with their first child. She is currently five months pregnant and is due sometime this fall. Through her agency, Ichikawa expressed, "We are overflowing with the joy of gaining a new family member." On becoming a mother, she commented, "I am perplexed by all of the changes in my body, but when I see our beloved child growing inside of me, all of the an

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  • Kato Rumi to graduate from SKE48

    April 11, 2016 @ 3:51 pm

    SKE48 Team E's Kato Rumi has announced her graduation from the group. This announcement was made during Team E's performance on April 10 at SKE48 Theater. On the group's official website, Kato wrote, "It's painful to part ways my fans and the members that I love so much, but I decided to take a step forward for my dream and walk a new path. I plan to continue my activities in showbiz, so please continue to support Kato Rumi."  Kato's last day of

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