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  • Nogizaka46 mark their best first week sales with the 10th single

    October 14, 2014 @ 2:31 am

    Idol group Nogizaka46's 10th single "Nandome no Aozora ka?" (released on October 8) sold 479,000 copies during the first week, topping Oricon's latest weekly single ranking! This marked their best first week sales ever. "Nandome no Aozora ka?" is the group's 9th consecutive chart-topping single, and it's the third best record (tied with Pink Lady) for a female group following AKB48 (24 singles in a row) and SKE48 (11 singles in a row). 

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  • Yamashita Tomohisa tops Oricon weekly album ranking for the first time in over 3 years

    October 14, 2014 @ 2:13 am

    Singer and actor Yamashita Tomohisa's 4th original album "YOU" (released on October 8) topped Oricon's latest weekly album ranking with first week sales of 46,000 copies.This is the first time in 3 years and 8 months for his album to top the chart since his first solo album "SUPERGOOD, SUPERBAD".The album contains a total of 12 tracks including "YOUR STEP", "Brodiaea", and "Daite Senorita - 2014 version -."Source: Oricon 

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  • Nakagawa Shoko announces birthday concert + new single

    October 14, 2014 @ 2:11 am

    Nakagawa Shoko will hold her birthday concert, tentatively titled 'Level 30 Chou Donyoku☆Matsuri', on May 4 and 5 at Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba Prefecture. This announcement was made on October 12 during the opening night of Nakagawa's nationwide tour 'Nakagawa Shoko Live Tour 2014 Donyoku Kakumei' at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO. The upcoming live will be held on the day before and the day of her 30th birthday.  On this day, Nakagawa performed her

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/1~10/7

    October 13, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 1st to October 7th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Suki" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Last Scene" - JUJU 03 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Netsujou no Spectrum" - Ikimonogakari 05 - "Precious Love" - EXILE ATSUSHI 06 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 07 - "Hi

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  • YUKI to kick off her nationwide tour in March

    October 13, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

    It's been announced that YUKI will kick off her nationwide tour "YUKI concert tour 'Dope Out' '15" in March of next year.This was announced on October 12 during YUKI's tour "YUKI concert tour 'Flyin' High' '14~'15" at Toda-shi Bunka Kaikan (Saitama). Her upcoming tour will start on March 7 and 8 at Atsugi-shi Bunka Kaikan (Kanagawa) and will wrap up on July 4 and 5 at Okinawa Convention Center for a total of 24 shows in 18 locations. Ticket infor

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  • Vanilla Beans reveal details on new single 'Uchouten Girl'

    October 13, 2014 @ 2:55 am

    Vanilla Beans' new single "Uchouten Girl" will be released on November 11."Uchouten Girl" had originally been composed by Inoue Daisuke for pop duo Wink but it was never released. Vanilla Beans' Rena, who sang "Megumi no Hito" (composed and arranged by Inoue) on her radio program, fell in love with Inoue's works and learned about the unreleased track. Through her staff, Rena approached the publishing company that had been keeping t

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  • Horikita Maki speaks Hakata dialect for new 'Leo Palace' CM

    October 13, 2014 @ 2:49 am

    Actress Horikita Maki will star in Leo Palace 21's new CM. Horikita plays the role of an office worker who works in Tokyo. One day, her younger brother (played by Takasugi Mahiro), who aims to enter a Tokyo university, visits her apartment. Her brother suggests that they will live together once he passes the entrance exams, to which Horikita refuses in Hakata dialect. In the end, her brother ends up moving next door to her.The second CM port

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  • Momoiro Clover Z and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to perform at Fuji TV's Halloween event

    October 13, 2014 @ 2:45 am

    On October 12, it was revealed that singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (21) and idol group Momoiro Clover Z will perform at Fuji TV's Halloween event "T-SPOOK~Tokyo HALLOWEEN PARTY~" at the Fuji TV building in Daiba, Tokyo on October 25th and 26th. Fuji TV's "Mazamashi TV" show (Monday – Fridays at 5:25 AM) is in charge of organizing the event, and the show revealed the ladies' lovely Halloween costumes. On October 25, Kyary will appear for the first e

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  • Oshima Yuko to close her blog

    October 13, 2014 @ 2:37 am

    On October 12, actress Oshima Yuko updated her official blog with an entry titled 'Sayonara, Yuurari Yuko' and announced that she will put an end to her Ameblo page 'Yuurari Yuko' on October 15 at 7:00 pm. According to her agency, Oshima's official mobile homepage will undergo a renewal as 'Official Club Site'. In the future, she will continue to write her blogs on the new website.  As there are a lot of AKB48 memories packed into her current bl

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  • Kato Miliyah to hold special 10th anniversary live for 1,000 fans

    October 12, 2014 @ 5:32 pm

    To commemorate the release of her new album "MUSE", Kato Miliyah will hold a special live called 'T-GROOOVE Special Live' on January 28 at TSUTAYA O-EAST in Tokyo.'T-GROOOVE' is a campaign run by TSUTAYA's CD/DVD selling brand 'TSUTAYA RECORDS'. The upcoming live is a special edition to commemorate Kato's 10th year anniversary. 1,000 fans (500 pairs) who purchase her album "MUSE", which will be released on October 29, through TSUTAYA RECORDS or T

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