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  • RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for September 2012

    October 17, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ') has recently released their hard copy sales certifications for the month of September. This certification is based off the total numbers of CDs and DVDs sold to retailers. RIAJ hands out these awards based on the following standards: Gold - 100,000 units sold Platinum - 250,000 units sold; Double Platinum - 500,000 units sold; Triple Platinum - 750,000 units sold Million - 1,0

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  • Nogizaka46's "Hashire! Bicycle" sells 187,000 copies, tops Oricon weekly chart

    August 28, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    Idol group Nogizaka46's 3rd single "Hashire! Bicycle" (released August 22nd) has sold 187,000 copies in its first week, topping the Oricon weekly charts for September 3rd. The first week sales for this single have exceeded their previous single "Oide Shampoo" (released in May), which sold 156,000 in its first week. With this, the group has set a new record for themselves since making their debut in February. For this week's album rankin

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  • Check out Nogizaka46's PV for "Hashire! Bicycle"

    August 8, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

    The full PV for Nogizaka46's upcoming single, "Hashire! Bicycle", has been revealed! "Hashire! Bicycle" is Nogizaka46's 3rd single and it's used as the CM song for House Foods' carbonated drink, "Megashaki". It will be released in 4 different types on August 22nd. Take a look at the PV below! Tip: Bluebird

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  • Nogizaka46 to perform in Osaka and Nagoya

    July 30, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    Idol group Nogizaka46 will have two performances in August. The first show will be held on August 13th at Zepp Namba in Osaka and the second will be at Zepp Nagoya in Aichi on August 14th. On August 22nd the girls will be releasing their third single, "Hashire! Bicycle". The two performances were decided quickly just in time for the release of their single. Applications for the concert tickets will start on Monday, July 30th at 12:00, to

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  • More info on Nogizaka46's 3rd single "Hashire! Bicycle"

    July 30, 2012 @ 4:03 am

    On August 22nd idol group Nogizaka46 will be releasing their third single "Hashire! Bicycle". Fans have been anticipating the release of the single from the official rivals to AKB48. Nogizaka46's debut single "Guru Guru Curtain" earned a #2 spot on Oricon Weekly Charts and their second single "Oide Shampoo" reached #1 on Oricon Weekly Charts. "Hashire! Bicycle" is expected to perform at the same level. The title track will serve as the T

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  • Nogizaka46 reveals PV for "Namida ga Mada Kanashimi Datta Koro" for a limited time

    July 23, 2012 @ 2:51 am

    Nogizaka46 has revealed the music video for their song, "Namida ga Mada Kanashimi Datta Koro", for a limited time through their official website! This song is one of the coupling tracks off Nogizaka46's upcoming single, "Hashire! Bicycle", that's scheduled for release on August 22nd. It's sung by the under members of the group, and it's a drama-style PV that tells a story about a high school love. The PV will be available on Nogizaka46'

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  • Nogizaka46 chosen as new CM characters for House Foods' "Megashaki"

    July 19, 2012 @ 1:30 am

    On July 18th, Nogizaka46 attended a CM presentation event for House Foods' carbonated drink, "Megashaki", as its new CM characters. Nogizaka46 formed in August of last year as the official rival of AKB48, and made their debut in February. Sakurai Reika expressed, "We have to aim really high. We will do our best to catch up to them as soon as possible." She also commented on this year's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' saying, "If we have a chance, we'd

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  • Nogizaka46 performs "Hashire! Bicycle" on 'Nogizaka tte Doko?'

    July 9, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    On a recent episode of Nogizaka46's tv program, 'Nogizaka tte Doko?', the group gave a performance of their upcoming single, "Hashire! Bicycle". "Hashire! Bicycle" is Nogizaka46's 3rd single, and it's scheduled for release on August 22nd. They performed this song live for the first time at a recent handshake event on July 7th. Check out the performance below and let us know what you think of their new song!

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  • Nogizaka46 performs their 3rd single at a handshake event

    July 7, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    On July 7th, AKB48's official rival group Nogizaka46 held a handshake event at Makuhari Messe in Chiba. The event pulled in the most fans in Nogizaka46's career with over 8,000 people. With tears in her eyes, captain Sakurai Reika expressed, "I never thought that a day would come where I would be singing in front of so much people." For the encore, the girls also performed their upcoming 3rd single, "Hashire! Bicycle", which is scheduled f

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  • NICO Touches the Walls reveals track list and jacket covers for "HUMANIA"

    October 30, 2011 @ 12:44 am

    Rock band NICO Touches the Walls has revealed the track list and jacket covers for their upcoming album, 'HUMANIA'. 'HUMANIA' will be the band's forth original album. It will contain a total of 11 songs including "Te wo Tatake", "Bicycle", and "Endless Roll". The album will come in a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD-only edition. The DVD for the limited edition will contain video clips from their acoustic live, "NICO Touches the

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