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  • Oshima Yuko shares her train ride experience

    April 24, 2014 @ 3:32 am

    On April 24, members of AKB48 attended a CM presentation event for Kaou's 'Fragrance New Beads' in Tokyo.During this event, Oshima shared her train ride experience. Due to President Barack Obama's visit to Japan, there was a traffic regulation. "I rode the train yesterday, and it was really fun," she revealed. Although she had only a mask on, no one seemed to notice her. "I don't have an aura," she lamented.The last time Oshima took the Yamanote

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  • Mizuki Nana grabs the No. 1 spot on Oricon weekly album chart

    April 22, 2014 @ 2:19 am

    Voice actress and singer Mizuki Nana's 10th original album "SUPERNAL LIBERTY" (released on April 16) sold 76,000 copies in the first week, and it allowed her to grab the number one spot on Oricon's weekly album ranking.This is the first time in 4 years and 10 months for her to top the chart since she last topped it with her 7th album "ULTIMATE DIAMOND" back in June 2009.  This album contains a total of 15 songs including "Appassionato" that

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  • Oshima Yuko makes surprise appearance at last day of Team K's stage performance

    April 17, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

    On April 16th, Oshima Yuko made a surprise appearance at the last day of Team K's stage performance 'Saishuu Bell ga Naru' at AKB48 Theater. This marked her first time on the stage since March 20th.  On this day, the performance was held as a farewell ceremony to Chikano Rina, whose transfer to JKT48 was announced during the big team shuffle in February. Oshima appeared towards the end of the performance, and reflected upon her days as captain o

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  • Kuraki Mai to hold 15th anniversary nationwide tour

    April 17, 2014 @ 2:40 am

    Kuraki Mai will be holding a live tour titled "15th Anniversary Mai Kuraki Live Project 2014 BEST 'Ikki Ikkai' ~FUN FUN FUN☆彡~".In December, Kuraki will celebrate her 15th anniversary. She will kick off her upcoming tour at live houses with the intention to return to the beginning of her career. Currently, 8 shows have been announced from June to August. Then she will hold concerts at hall venues as well as overseas. Additionally, Kuraki is

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  • AKB48's Kojima Haruna featured in PV for LUHICA's new song

    April 14, 2014 @ 3:11 pm

    LUHICA feat. NABE will release a new single titled "Kimi to Odorou" on April 30."Kimi to Odorou" is currently being used as the CM song for Shiseido's 'TSUBAKI'. It features Goose house's Watanabe Shuhei as "NABE". In addition, the PV features AKB48's Kojima Haruna. Regarding the PV, LUHICA commented, "I feel very happy to have a wonderful 'senpai' star in this PV. I think she's perfect for the song's image." The single will be released

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  • flumpool unveil full track list for best-of album

    April 12, 2014 @ 2:09 am

    flumpool has unveiled the full track list for the best-of album "The Best 2008-2014: MONUMENT" which will be released on May 21st.The band's first best-of album will come with 2 discs. Aside the 16 tracks that were already revealed, it will also include "Kimi wo Tsurete" which was chosen as the theme song for Fuji TV's 'Mezamashi Doyoubi', "Belief ~Haru wo Matsu Kimi e" which was the theme song for movie 'Oshin', as well as "Harukaze" and "Ii Jan

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  • Check out the PV for Mizuki Nana's new song 'Appasionato'

    April 7, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

    The PV for Mizuki Nana's new song "Appasionato" has been revealed through her official YouTube channel.  "Appasionato" is one of the tracks off of Mizuki's upcoming album "SUPERNAL LIBERTY" that's scheduled to be released on April 16th. It's an uptempo tune that Mizuki wrote and composed with the theme "liberation". The PV is directed by Imai "LuCY" Junya, and it features Mizuki wearing a black dress with a white owl perched on her arm. Source &

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  • Abe Mao's short PV for 'Believe in yourself' revealed

    April 6, 2014 @ 8:22 pm

    The short PV for Abe Mao's new song "Believe in yourself" is out."Believe in yourself" is the opening theme for NHK E-tele's new anime 'Baby Steps' which premiered on April 6th. The PV expresses the song's theme "challenge towards your dream", and it features the singer challenging herself to 6 sports including American football, tennis, boxing, cheerleading, table tennis, and archery.Abe will release "Believe in yourself" as her new single on Ma

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 03/29~03/30

    April 1, 2014 @ 8:34 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – March 29/30 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 03) 02 (02) Eiga Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyou (Weeks: 04) 03 (00) Heisei Riders vs. Showa Riders (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) The Snow White Murder Case (Weeks: 01) 05 (00) Team Batista Final Kerberos no Shozo (Weeks: 01) 06 (04) Eiga Precure All Stars New Stage 3 (W

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  • ATSUSHI to not participate in upcoming EXILE TRIBE dome tour

    April 1, 2014 @ 5:06 am

    It's been announced that EXILE's ATSUSHI will not be participating in EXILE TRIBE's dome tour 'EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR LIVE TOUR: TOWER OF WISH 2014', which starts this fall. ATSUSHI explained, "In order to make EXILE shine more than ever and to evolve EXILE TRIBE as a whole, I want to see EXILE and EXILE TRIBE objectively." He continued, "By viewing from a fans' point of view, which is different from the scenery seen on stage, I believe th

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