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  • AKB48's Minegishi Minami resumes her activities

    July 10, 2014 @ 1:31 am

    AKB48 member Minegishi Minami, who has been on hiatus since the middle of June due to kidney cyst, announced via her Google+ that she has resumed her activities. According to her, she joined the rehearsal for Team 4's nation-wide tour on July 8. Minegishi also appeared on live-broadcasting radio show "AKB48 no All Night Nippon" that aired during the late night of 9th, and greeted fans, "Many people worried about me, and I received encouraging me

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 7/5~7/6

    July 10, 2014 @ 1:29 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – July 5th/6th 01 (00) Maleficent (Weeks: 01) 02 (00) Edge of Tomorrow (Weeks: 01) 03 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 17) 04 (02) Mission Impossible: Samurai (Weeks: 03) 05 (00) Sore Ike! Anpanman (Weeks: 01) 06 (06) Ju-on -Owari no Hajimari- (Weeks: 02) 07 (04) The World of Kanako (Weeks: 02) 08 (03) Tran

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  • Itano Tomomi to perform at 'J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL' in San Francisco

    July 10, 2014 @ 1:28 am

    Itano Tomomi will be the honorary guest at San Francisco's street festival 'J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2014' which will be held on July 19 and 20. This will mark her first live performance in the United States.   'J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL' is a street festival that started in summer of 2009 to spread Japanese pop culture. Last year, the festival attracted about 80,000 people. Itano is scheduled to perform on two stages at the event. The first is Union S

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  • MAXIMUM THE HORMONE to hold one-man live in New York in October

    July 9, 2014 @ 2:48 pm

    It's been revealed the MAXIMUM THE HORMONE will be performing at Best Buy Theater in New York on October 27 (local time). Best Buy Theater is a live house that can hold up to 2,100 people. The pre-sale for tickets will begin on July 9 at 11:00 pm JST (July 9 10:00 am EDT). The required password to reserve tickets is "OMEKO". Source & Image: natalie

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/30 ~ 7/6

    July 9, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for June 30 to July 6. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Omoidama" - Kanjani8 : 7/2 (168,866)2. "Last Romeo ~Kimi ga Ireba Ii~" - INFINITE : 7/2 (47,262)3. "Wake up!" - AAA : 7/2 (40,708)4. "Kimi ni Deaeta Kara" - miwa : 7/2 (25,025)5. "Hitori Janai" - v[NEU] : 7/2 (14,614)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Kiss-My-Journey" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 7/2 (245,782)2. "0 CHOIR" -

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  • Johnny's WEST to sing for 'Again!!' live-action drama adaptation

    July 8, 2014 @ 3:55 pm

    It was announced that Johnny's WEST's new songs "Yume wo Dakishimete" and "SUPERSTAR" have been chosen as the theme and opening song for upcoming MBS/TBS late night drama "Again!!"  It has not been revealed when the two songs would be released, but they are both said to be refreshing and up-tempo songs. This will be the first time for the group who just made their major debut back in April, to sing for both a theme and opening song for

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  • Momoiro Clover Z selected as opening act for Lady Gaga

    July 7, 2014 @ 4:36 pm

    It's been revealed that Momoiro Clover Z has been selected as the opening act for Lady Gaga's concert at QVC Marine Field (Chiba) on August 14.  According to sources, this was requested by Lady Gaga herself. Her North American tour has drawn attention as BABYMETAL and Hatsune Miku were chosen as the opening acts. Lady Gaga is also scheduled to hold a concert at the same venue on August 13. Both days will feature Lady Starlight as the special gue

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  • Minna no Koe reveals poll results for 'Best friends among Johnny's talents'

    July 7, 2014 @ 11:46 am

    "Minna no Koe" is a mobile survey site powered by Docomo that allows fans to vote on a wide variety of topics. Data from the site is then selected to be featured on the popular ranking site "Goo Ranking". 26,844 fans in Japan were surveyed on which pair of Johnny's talents they consider to be best friends with each other and the results are as follows:1. Katori Shingo and Kusanagi Tsuyoshi from SMAP (10,347 votes)2. Ohno Satoshi and Ninomiya Kazu

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  • NMB48's Jo Eriko featured on cover of fumika's new single

    July 7, 2014 @ 12:15 am

    fumika is getting ready to release her new single "Kesenai Yakusoku" on August 6. It's been revealed that NMB48 member Jo Eriko will be featured on the single's one-coin edition jacket cover."Kesenai Yakusoku" is currently being used as the theme song for Fuji TV's drama 'Ao no Umi ~LONG SUMMER~' which started on June 30. The collaboration was decided as Jo plays the role of heroine Mai when she was a young girl. On the jacket cover, Jo expresses

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  • Anime 'Kuroko no Basket' to get 3rd season in 2015

    July 6, 2014 @ 9:59 pm

    It's been revealed that the 3rd season of TV anime 'Kuroko no Basket' will begin its broadcast in 2015. 'Kuroko no Basket' is based on a basketball manga written by Fujimaki Tadatoshi. It revolves around a high school student with remarkable eyesight named Kuroko Tetsuya and a returnee student named Kagami Taiga. It first received its anime adaptation in 2012, and its 2nd season aired from October 2013 to March 2014. The latest manga, volume 28,

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