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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for June

    July 2, 2012 @ 1:35 am

    Recochoku recently released the download charts for the month of June. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs over the past month below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Monthly Ranking > 01 - "Tadaima" - JUJU 02 - "Watashitachi" - Nishino Kana (last month: 01) 03 - "Enten Natsu" - Shonan no Kaze 04 - "Believe" - Che'Nelle 05 - "Kokuhaku" - Hirai Ken (last month: 30) 06 - "Aishit

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  • 'Eien no Zero' reveals additional cast members

    July 1, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

    On July 1st, the additional cast members for Yamazaki Takashi's upcoming live-action adaptation of Hyakuta Naoki's best-selling novel 'Eien no Zero' have been revealed. 'Eien no Zero' will star V6's Okada Junichi and follows a young man as he tries to find out more about his grandfather who died during the Pacific War as a Kamikaze pilot. Just like its story, which spans from the actual events that happened during the war until the present

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  • Tortoise Matsumoto to provide theme song for 'Robocon 2012'

    July 1, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

    It's been revealed that singer-songwriter Tortoise Matsumoto will be providing his new song "Muga Muchu" as the theme song for the robot contest, 'Robocon 2012'! Matsumoto, who claims he loves 'Robocon', explained, "It's a theme song, but rather than saying 'do your best', I would like to do my best with them." Now in its 25th year, 'Robocon' is a contest where students all over the world compete their technical skills and creative powe

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  • Genki Rockets to release repackaged version of "No border between us" in August

    July 1, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

    It  has just been revealed that hybrid music project Genki Rockets will be re-releasing their second album "GENKI ROCKETS II -No border between us-" as a repackaged album on August 8th. The album - which was originally released on September 7th, 2011 - will have several new songs added onto the album for fans dying to hear more from Genki Rockets, including their LUX CM song "Revive" as well as 'self-remixed' tracks produced by kz (livetune)

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  • 'Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou' announces additional cast members for its movie

    July 1, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

    On June 30th, additional cast members for the movie adaptation of the Johnny’s Jr. and AKB48 collaboration drama ‘Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou’ was unveiled on the last episode of the NTV show. This movie, scheduled to hit theaters nationwide in October, will feature Johnny’s Jr. members Iwamoto Hikaru, Sakuma Daisuke, Abe Ryohei, Watanabe Shota, Fukasawa Tatsuya, and Miyadate Ryota in addition to AKB48’s Team 4 members Kato Rena, Takeuchi Miyu,

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  • Check out the short PV for Fairies' "Sparkle"

    July 1, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    Earlier, we wrote about the radio preview of "Sparkle," one of Fairies's title tracks from their upcoming fourth single.  Now, the group  has released a short PV of the song on their official Youtube channel.  Check out the PV below! Source: Fairies Official Youtube Channel Tip: Foreverstorm90

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  • Mochida Kaori to release 3rd solo album, "manu a manu"

    July 1, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    Every Little Thing's Mochida Kaori has announced that she will be releasing her 3rd solo album, "manu a manu", on August 1st. This is Mochida's first solo album in about 2 years.  Most all of the songwriting was done by Mochida herself, and the arrangements by producer Jin. Participating artists in the album include Mito (clammbon), Nakajima Nobuyuki, Hanno Yoshihiro, Ohashi Trio, Oya Yusuke, and Ohata Yuichi. "manu a manu" will be avai

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  • Versailles to release new single, "ROSE"

    July 1, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

    Visual kei band Versailles will finally be releasing a new single after a year and 3 months! Their new single, "ROSE", will hit stores on July 4th. The title track "ROSE" is described as a hard and aesthetic number. For its coupling track, the single will include a new song called "-ayakashi-", a Japanese version of "Love will be born again", and a re-make of "THE RED CARPET DAY". Aside a regular version of the single, Versailles will rel

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  • Announcer Nakano Minako graduates from 'Tokudane!'

    July 1, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    On June 29, announcer Nakano Minako (32) who will leave Fuji TV on July 31, graduated from Fuji TV’s “Tokudane!” (Monday to Friday 8 AM) program, where she served as a newscaster for the past three years. At the end of March 2009, Nakano was moved from the 'Mezamashi TV' program to the 'Tokudane!' program to serve as a newscaster.  She left viewers with a teary goodbye as she reflected, “At the beginning, I was surprised by the differences

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  • NMB48 holds preliminary janken tournament for 'AKB48 29th Single Senbatsu Janken Tournament'

    July 1, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    On June 30th, NMB48 held the preliminary janken tournament for the 'AKB48 29th Single Senbatsu Janken Tournament', at NMB48 Theater in Nanba, Osaka. The preliminary tournament was held with a total of 61 girls, including 31 research students. First, the group held a tournament for research students, which Kushiro Rina took the crown. Then, 31 members went head-to-head with each other to advance into the main tournament. The winners of N

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