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  • Oricon reveals their weekly charts for April 2nd

    March 28, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    Oricon has just revealed the result of their weekly charts for the week of April 2nd! Check it out below: —– <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "SHE! HER! HER!" - Kis - My -Ft2 : 3/21 (192,937) 2. "Speed up / Girls Power" - KARA : 3/21 (99,236) 3. "Lost the way" - DiVA : 3/14 (65,352) 4. "Go Round / YEAH-OH" - Amuro Namie : 3/21 (46,983) 5. "THE ONE -crash to create-" - LUNA SEA: 3/21 (23,764) (Check the full rank

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 03/21~03/27

    March 28, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 21st to March 27th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(01) "Inori ~Namida no Kidou" - Mr.Children 02/(00) "Go Round" - Amuro Namie 03/(00) "Ai, Texas" - Yamashita Tomohisa 04/(87) "Memeshikute" - Golden Bomber 05/(02) "SAKURA, I love you?" - Nishi

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  • AKB48 performs in Washington DC at the National Cherry Blossom Festival

    March 28, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    On March 27th AKB48 held a performance for the “National Cherry Blossom Festival” in Washington DC. This year marks the 100th year that Tokyo sent cherry blossom trees to the United States. The girls performed various songs including their cherry blossom associated hit song, “Sakura no Hanabiratachi”. Reportedly, around 1,100 fans came to watch the girls perform. The venue was crowded with people and in the middle of the concert member Min

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  • Yonekura Ryoko to play an eerie housekeeper in the special drama "Atsui Kuuki"

    March 28, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    On March 28th, TV Asahi announced that they are going to bring back the original drama series "Kaseifu wa Mita!" with Yonekura Ryoko replacing the long-time starring actress Ichihara Etsuko. The special is called "Atsui Kuuki", which also is the name of Matsumoto Seicho's original mystery novel that served as the base for the drama. In 1983 it was adopted into a drama special with the same title and recorded a high rating of 27.7%. One yea

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  • AKB48's Itano Tomomi & EXILE's Takahiro rumored to be in a relationship

    March 28, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    The latest issue of weekly tabloid 'Shukan Bunshun', which will officially hit news stands on March 29th, is going to reveal an alleged relationship between AKB48's Itano Tomomi and EXILE's Takahiro. The first photographs of the article already made it onto the web, and quickly became a hot topic on various bulletin boards and Twitter. Shukan Bunshun has not only received testimonies from people around them who claim that they are serious,

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  • Nakayama Miho and Mukai Osamu to star in new romance film

    March 28, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    On March 27th, it was revealed that actress Nakayama Miho (42) and actor Mukai Osamu (30) will be starring in a new romance film called 'Atarashii Kutsu wo Kawanakucha'. The movie tells the 3-day love story between a photographer (Mukai) and freelance writer (Nakayama) who meet in Paris by chance. The ages of both Nakayama and Mukai's characters won't differ much from real life so there will be over a 10-year age gap between the two fic

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  • Maeda Atsuko to star in new "Furikake" CM

    March 28, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    AKB48's Maeda Atsuko will be starring in the new CM for Marumiya Foods' 'Nokkeru Furikake' series. In the CM, Maeda portrays the role of a college student who wakes up from the smell of freshly cooked rice. While still in her pajamas, she tries to sneak herself to the breakfast table but is stopped when her mother scolds, "Go and change first". Maeda revealed that it's a part of her daily routine to eat breakfast right after getting out

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  • Saito Kazuyoshi to release new single "Gekkou"

    March 28, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    Saito Kazuyoshi will be releasing his new single, "Gekkou", on May 2nd. As reported earlier, "Gekkou" will be used as the theme song for Odagiri Joe's upcoming drama, "Kazoku no Uta", starting April 15th. For its coupling track, the single will include the theme song for the movie 'Potechi' called "Konya, Ringo no Ki no Shita de". It will also contain "Metro ni Notte", the CM song for Tokyo Metro's new campaign 'We are the Tokyo Navi

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  • AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki to release a new photobook in April

    March 28, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    AKB48’s producer Akimoto Yasushi announced on Google+ that he received an email from Shueisha and it has been decided that Kashiwagi Yuki’s new photobook “Yu, Yu, Yukirin…” will be released on April 19th. Kashiwagi’s photobook will have shots of her as a bunny girl and photos of the star in a sand bath. The cover of the photobook will be unique since it won’t have Kashiwagi herself, but a shot of kimchi and butabara nabe. However, it’s un

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  • Kuriyama Chiaki's dream comes true with new CM

    March 28, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    Actress Kuriyama Chiaki (27) has been appointed as the new CM character for hair care brand “syoss”. On March 27th, Kuriyama attended a press conference for the brand. Kuriyama explained how her dream has come true, “I have long hair so I wondered if this day would ever come, and when it did I was so happy.” Okada Keisuke of MasudaOkada and Kinoshita Takayuki of TKO were also in attendance. Kinoshita caused a bit of laughter with one of hi

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