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  • Shoujo Jidai to hold first purchaser only event, "Playing with GIRLS' GENERATION"

    September 20, 2012 @ 5:24 am

    On November 13th, Shoujo Jidai will be holding a special fan event ‘Playing with GIRLS’ GENERATION’ at Tokyo’s National Yoyogi Stadium First Gymnasium. The event will be in commemoration of the release of their single “Oh!” that will be released on September 26th. This fan event will be Shoujo Jidai’s first event limited to those who purchased both the Limited Edition and Regular Edition of the upcoming single. Fans will need the event ti

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  • May J. to sing theme song for movie, 'FASHION STORY ~Model~'

    September 20, 2012 @ 4:41 am

    It's been revealed that May J.'s new song, "Watashi ga Cover Girl", will be used as the theme song for the upcoming movie, 'FASHION STORY ~Model~' (opens in November). The film stars popular fashion models such as Honda Tsubasa, Kagami Seira, and Kawakita Mayuko, and it portrays the joy and suffering of models. May J. and Konishi Yasuharu created "Watashi ga Cover Girl" after previewing the film. It's described as a pop number that resembl

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  • Angela Aki to hold her annual year-end live at Nippon Budokan

    September 20, 2012 @ 2:50 am

    Singer-songwriter Angela Aki will be holding her annual year-end live on December 26th at Nippon Budokan. Angela's 7th year-end live will be titled 'MY KEYS 2012 in Nippon Budokan', the concert's theme will revolve around the first 2 years of her career. She plans to perform every song from her debut album, "Home", as well as her hit songs "This Love", "Kiss Me Good-Bye", and "Sakurairo". Additionally, on December 20th, Angela will hold

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  • Morning Musume's 9th and 10th generations release photobook

    September 20, 2012 @ 12:45 am

    On September 18th, 9th and 10th generation Morning Musume members held a release event with 1,200 fans for their first official photobook “Morning Musume 9th & 10th Generation 1st Photo Book”. Previously, the 9th and 10th generation members had a gravure scramble battle which was serialized on “UTB” magazine, but it ended in a draw. So in order to settle the dispute, an athletic meet was held. The photobook includes photos from the ath

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 09/14~09/17

    September 19, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

    [caption id="attachment_267560" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 09/14~09/17"][/caption] Monday was a public holiday in Japan, and therefore, the report was delayed by one day, but the (disappointing) ratings from Monday have been included as well. Nothing spectacular happened on Friday, since after all, there is only one prime time drama left - 'Kuro no Onnakyoshi' (TBS). It recorded 9.2%, which is a drop

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  • Nogizaka46 attends press event for 'CoFesta 2012'

    September 19, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    On September 19th, five members of idol group Nogizaka46 attended the trade fair “CoFesta 2012” press conference. The sponsors introduced Nogizaka46 as having the professionalism to show what Japan has in store for the future. The group will also be guests at the ceremony in October. Captain Sakurai Reika commented, “I’m glad that we were given this chance.” The five members just finished up their campaign in Taiwan and Shiraishi Mai l

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 9/10 ~ 9/16

    September 19, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for September 10th to the 16th. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Fumetsu no Scrum" - KAT-TUN : 9/12 (157,059) 2. "firefly" - BUMP OF CHICKEN : 9/12 (78,936) 3. "Virginity" - NMB48 : 8/8 (32,005) 4. "24karats TRIBE OF GOLD" - EXILE TRIBE : 9/5 (22,377) 5. "Gingham Check" - AKB48 : 8/29 (19,712) (Check out the full ranking here.) - <

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  • Japan Box Office Report – September 15th/16th

    September 19, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_267326" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Resident Evil: Retribution' / (01) 'Odoru Daisousasen THE FINAL' / (03) 'Rurouni Kenshin'"][/caption] 'Bayside Shakedown' stays on top, 'Resident Evil' opens up in the second slot, and 'Tenchi Meisatsu' failed to make it into the top three. An extended weekend always means a very satisfying weekend for the movie industry and this weekend w

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  • JUNO releases PV for "Your Hair, Lips, Fingers"

    September 19, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

    JUNO is set to release his debut album 'STYLE' on October 17th. Ahead of this, he has released the PV for the title track, "Your Hair, Lips, Fingers". JUNO previously received attention for being the twin brother of JYJ's Junsu. He was also featured in Ayumi Hamasaki's track "Why..." Featured in the PV is fashion model Akimoto Kozue, check out the PV below. Tip: clock

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 09/12~09/18

    September 19, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of September 12th to September 18th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "366 Nichi" - Shimizu Shota feat. Nagasone Izumi (HY) 02/(02) "Hikari e" - miwa  03/(00) "Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Nara" - Nakashima Mika 04/(01) "24karats TRIBE OF GOLD"

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