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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 02/29~03/06

    March 7, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of February 29th to March 6th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Song) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "SAKURA, I love you?" - Nishino Kana 02/(01) "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 03/(02) "Misenai Namida wa Kitto Itsuka" - GReeeeN 04/(00) "Story" - Che'Nelle 05/(00) "Step" - KARA 06/(00)

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  • Unicorn to provide the opening theme for upcoming anime, "Uchuu Kyoudai"

    March 7, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

    It's been announced that rock band Unicorn will be providing the opening theme song for the upcoming anime, "Uchuu Kyoudai". The song is titled "Feel So Moon", and it was written by Okuda Tamio (Vo, G), composed by Abe Yoshiharu (Key). It's described as a song with a spacey atmosphere that conveys the anime's worldview. This is the first time Unicorn will be in charge of an anime theme song. The release date for this song has not been a

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  • Matsuko Deluxe to be the "cat" in Aiba Masaki's upcoming drama

    March 7, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

    It's been revealed that talento Matsuko Deluxe will be starring in Aiba Masaki's upcoming drama, "Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri". Matsuko will play the incarnation of the mikeneko (three colors of fur) cat named 'Holmes'. This cat becomes detective Katayama Yoshitaro's (Aiba) partner and gives him hints to solve various mysteries. Matsuko expressed, "When I first heard that I would be playing the role of a cat, I thought I would be forced to

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  • Full PV for 2NE1's "Scream" released!

    March 7, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

    Via allkpop: On March 6th, 2NE1 released the short PV for their upcoming Japanese release, "Scream", and the full PV has just been released! The video displays the strong, unique concept characteristic of 2NE1, as well as a catchy dance-beat that is sure to bring fans to their feet. Check out the full PV below, and let us know what you think! Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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  • UNLIMITS announces new single, "Cascade" + one-man tour

    March 7, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    Rock band UNLIMITS has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "Cascade", on May 16th. "Cascade" has already been picked up as the ending theme song for the anime, "NARUTO Shippuden", starting April 5th. The single will be available in both limited and regular editions. The regular edition will come with 2 brand new coupling tracks, while the limited edition will include the band's classics, "Kodoku e no Signal", "Tsuk

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  • SPEED's Uehara Takako opens her official Ameba blog

    March 7, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    On March 6th, SPEED member Uehara Takako opened her official Ameba blog. According to her blog entry, she decided to open her official blog after she started communicating with many people via Twitter, and she also wrote that she was planning to update it often about her daily life, herself, food and other various things. If you are a fan, you may want to check it daily and get to know her better! Source & Image: Uehara Takako of

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  • Kimura Kaela to sing for Nagasawa Masami's upcoming drama

    March 7, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    It was revealed that Kimura Kaela's new song (currently untitled) has been chosen as the theme song for Nagasawa Masami's upcoming drama, "Toshi Densetsu no Onna", which will begin airing in April on TV Asahi. As we reported back in February, the drama is a comedy mystery where a female detective, "Otonashi Tsukiko" (played by Nagasawa), has a mania for urban legends. Because of her mania, she solves cases that are related to urban legends

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  • Yamashita Tomohisa chosen as image character for "PUMA SOCIAL Campaign"

    March 7, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    On March 5th, Yamashita Tomohisa attended sports brand PUMA's press conference as the image character for its "PUMA SOCIAL Campaign". Wearing a blue PUMA jersey and jeans, Yamashita commented, "I've worn PUMA since long ago. It's a nice surprise to be chosen as the image character for a world-known brand." During the photo shoot, Yamashita got to wear PUMA's latest model of ultra-lightweight shoes. When asked about his impressions, he

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  • Check out Oricon's weekly charts for March 12th

    March 7, 2012 @ 7:21 am

    Below are the results of Oricon's latest weekly charts for the week of March 12th. Check it out! ----- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Ai, Texas" - Yamashita Tomohisa : 2/29 (126,175) 2. "Synchro Tokimeki" - Watanabe Mayu : 2/29 (123,237) 3. "Roly-Poly" - T-ARA : 2/29 (41,285) 4. "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 : 2/15 (29,858) 5. "Haneda Kuukou no Kiseki/KIBOU" - TOKIO : 2/29 (25,590) (Check the full ranking here.) -

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  • Oshima Yuko, Katase Nana & more added to the cast of musical drama 'Kaeru no Oujo-sama'

    March 7, 2012 @ 5:57 am

    On March 7th, Fuji TV announced more characters of their upcoming musical drama 'Kaeru no Oujo-sama' ('Princess of the Frog'), starring Amami Yuki. 'Kaeru no Oujo-sama' is a musical drama about a legendary musical star (Amami) who has  just returned to Japan after several setbacks on the Broadway in New York. Back home, she will be using all of her energy and experience to help a Mamasan Chorus, "Chansons", from having to break up. In or

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