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  • Horikita Maki retires from showbiz

    March 1, 2017 @ 7:52 am

    Actress Horikita Maki (28) has retired from showbiz as of February 28.On March 1, Horikita released a statement via her agency, stating, "At this time, I have decided to leave my job." She continued, "I am now a mother and am spending each day happily with the family I love. I want to protect this warm and irreplaceable happiness with everything I have."  Horikita revealed that she talked things over with her husband, actor Y

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 2/25~2/26

    March 1, 2017 @ 7:51 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – February 25th/26th 01 (00) La La Land (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale (Weeks: 02) 03 (02) Aibou: The Movie IV (Weeks: 03) 04 (00) xXx: Return of Xander Cage (Weeks: 01) 05 (03) One Week Friends (Weeks: 02) 06 (04) Survival Family (Weeks: 03) 07 (08) Kimi no Na wa. (Week

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  • Perfume to star in their first drama as childhood friends

    February 28, 2017 @ 6:56 am

    TV Tokyo will air a special drama titled "Pensees" starring the members of Perfume from March 31 to April 1. While the girls have made appearances in the drama "Sumire♡16-sai!!" and movie "Moteki", this is their first time playing the lead role. It is an original story written by Kizara Izumi, who was in charge of "Nobuta wo Produce", "Sexy Voice and Robo", and "Fuji Family".  In "Pensees", A~chan will play an office worker named

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  • RADWIMPS to release new single in May

    February 28, 2017 @ 6:51 am

    RADWIMPS have announced that they will release a new single in May. This announcement was made on February 27 via the band's official website and Twitter. The release date and other details will be revealed later. RADWIMPS are currently in the middle of their tour "Human Bloom Tour 2017" held to coincide with the release of their latest album "Ningen Kaika". On the first night on February 25 at Marine Messe Fukuoka, Noda Yojiro (Vo, G)

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  • Senbatsu members for Keyakizaka46's 4th single revealed

    February 28, 2017 @ 6:44 am

    As reported earlier, Keyakizaka46 will release their 4th single on April 5. The senbatsu members for this single have been announced. Hirate Yurina will claim the center position again for the upcoming single. Besides Hirate, the front row members are Nagasawa Nanako, Uemura Rina, Nagahama Neru, Sugai Yuka, Oda Nana, and Yonetani Nanami.  [Keyakizaka46 4th single senbatsu members]Front rowNagasawa Nanako / Uemura Rina / Nagahama Neru /

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  • Otsuka Ai to release 8th album 'LOVE HONEY'

    February 28, 2017 @ 6:41 am

    Otsuka Ai will release her new album "LOVE HONEY" on April 12. The singer's 8th album will be created with the theme "beautiful woman," and it will include already released songs, such as "Watashi", "Sakura Hara Hara", and "HEART BREAK". The album will be released in four different types: CD+Goods, CD+Blu-ray, CD+DVD, and CD-Only. The CD+Goods version will come with a fabric spray produced by Otsuka. Meanwhile, the Blu-ray and DVD will

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  • Aimer to hold first Budokan live in August

    February 28, 2017 @ 6:38 am

    Aimer will hold a one-man live called "Aimer Live in Budokan: blanc et noir" on August 29 at Nippon Budokan. This will be Aimer's first time performing at Budokan. The title of the concert comes from her two best-of albums "BEST SELECTION blanc" and "BEST SELECTION noir" to be released on May 3. Ticket pre-sales for members of her official fan club will be available from April 1 to 16. Those who purchase the best-of albums will also be

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  • Sakurai Sho reported to be dating announcer Ogawa Ayaka

    February 27, 2017 @ 4:36 pm

    It's been reported that Arashi member Sakurai Sho (35) and announcer Ogawa Ayaka (32) are in a romantic relationship. This was reported on the February 27th issue of 'Gekkan Post' and they have even published several photos of the couple. This is Sakurai's first romance, and his agency did not deny the reports saying "She is one of his close friends."  Sakurai is the Monday night newscaster for NTV's "NEWS ZERO" (Monday-Thursday at 11:00 pm, Fri

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  • Sato Masaki to participate in Morning Musume.'17's rehearsals for upcoming live tour

    February 27, 2017 @ 4:35 pm

    Morning Musume.'17 member Sato Masaki, who had been on break from stage activities due to lower back pain, will be participating in the group's rehearsals for their upcoming live tour "Morning Musume.'17 Concert Tour ~THE INSPIRATION!~" that's scheduled to kick off in March. Sato had been taking a break from stage activities since the end of last year. As a result of strength training, her doctor and trainer determined that she "has the strength

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 2/15~2/21

    February 27, 2017 @ 3:58 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of February 15th to February 21st. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "TOKYO GIRL" - Perfume 02 - "orion" - Yonezu Kenshi 03 - "Otona no Okite" - Doughnuts Hole* 04 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 05 - "Catch the Moment" - LiSA 06 - "Happy End" - back number 07 - "Kanade for Isshuk

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