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  • Japan Box Office Report – 8/15~8/17

    August 20, 2014 @ 6:02 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – August 16th/17th 01 (01) Stand by Me Doraemon (Weeks: 02) 02 (00) Hot Road (Weeks: 01) 03 (02) Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Weeks: 03) 04 (03) Transformers: Age of Extinction (Weeks: 02) 05 (04) Maleficent (Weeks: 06) 06 (05) When Marnie Was There (Weeks: 05) 07 (07) Godzilla (Weeks: 04) 08

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  • Ikimonogakari to sing opening theme for anime 'Nanatsu no Taizai'

    August 19, 2014 @ 2:59 am

    Ikimonogakari will be singing the opening theme for the MBS/TBS anime 'Nanatsu no Taizai' ('The Seven Deadly Sins'), which premieres on October 5. 'Nanatsu no Taizai' is a popular manga by Suzuki Nakaba that's currently being serialized in 'Weekly Shounen Magazine'. The song Ikimonogakari will be singing, "Netsujou no Spectrum", is written and composed by Mizuno Yoshiki and arranged by Kondo Takashi and Tanaka Yusuke. As for the anime'

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  • Gouriki Ayame announces the release of her 3rd single

    August 19, 2014 @ 2:57 am

    Gouriki Ayame has announced that she will release her third single "Kuyashii Kedo Daiji na Hito" on October 29. Following her first single "Tomodachi Yori Daiji na Hito", her upcoming single will be the second part of the "daiji na hito (important person) trilogy." It's described as a disco number that describes a woman's mind that cannot be honest. The single's release was announced during her performance at 'a-nation island' on August 17.

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 8/6~8/12

    August 16, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of August 6th to August 12th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 03 - "Himawari no Yakusoku" - Hata Motohiro 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 05 - "Love Song wa Tomaranai yo" - Ikimonogakari

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  • Former SKE48 reserch student Imade Mai starring in stage play as a wicked girl

    August 15, 2014 @ 1:46 pm

    Former SKE48 research student turned actress Imade Mai (21) is playing the role of a wicked girl for the stage play "Eden no Sora ni Furiyuku Hoshi Uta" (runs until August 17.) The play is running at the Rikkoukai Hall in Kitashinagawa, Tokyo and it is Imade's first ever role as a wicked girl. The play is set in the cosmos and tells the story of girls and androids living aboard a spaceship; Imade plays a willful and violently tempered femal

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 8/9~8/10

    August 12, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – August 9th/10th 01 (00) Stand by Me Doraemon (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Weeks: 02) 03 (00) Transformers: Age of Extinction (Weeks: 01) 04 (03) Maleficent (Weeks: 05) 05 (05) When Marnie Was There (Weeks: 04) 06 (04) Pokémon the Movie 17 (Weeks: 04) 07 (02) Godzilla (Week

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  • AKB48 is looking for part-timers, pays 1000 yen an hour!

    August 12, 2014 @ 2:44 am

    Recruitment site "Baitoru" has a new job posting from none other than popular idol group AKB48! "Baito AKB" is searching for a part-time member to join the group's ranks as part of a collaboration between AKB48 and Baitoru. The part-time member will be paid 1000 yen an hour, and her duties will include performing at concerts, attending handshake events, and appearing on TV and in commercials. This new 'job opening' was announced at the

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/30~8/5

    August 8, 2014 @ 6:39 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of July 30th to August 5th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Kokoro no Placard" - AKB48 03 - "Good Time" - Akanishi Jin 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 05 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 06 - "Ahhahha! ~Chouzetsu B

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  • SKE48 mark their 11th consecutive chart-topping single

    August 6, 2014 @ 2:32 am

    Popular idol group SKE48's 15th single "Bukiyou Taiyou", which was released on July 30 (the group's 6th anniversary), sold 324,000 copies during the first week and topped Oricon's weekly single ranking. This marked the group's 11th consecutive chart-topping single since "Banzai Venus" (released in March 2011). They are the second best female group for the "number of consecutive chart-topping singles" record after AKB48 (with 23 consecutive

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 8/2~8/3

    August 5, 2014 @ 6:15 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – August 2nd/3rd 01 (00) Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Godzilla (Weeks: 02) 03 (02) Maleficent (Weeks: 04) 04 (03) Pokémon the Movie 17 (Weeks: 03) 05 (04) When Marnie Was There (Weeks: 03) 06 (06) Kamen Rider Gaim (Weeks: 03) 07 (07) Sukitte Iinayo (Weeks: 04) 08 (05) Eigh

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