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  • E-girls & Flower member Muto Chiharu to withdraw from the group

    October 12, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

    It's been announced that E-girls and Flower member Muto Chiharu will be withdrawing from both groups. Through her experience in E-girls and Flower, Muto found something that she wants to aim for. In order to grow in a brand new environment, she has decided to study abroad. On E-girls' official website, she wrote, "The relationships I have with the members, staff, and fans that I met in the past 3 and a half years are my life treasures. Although I

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  • Morning Musume.'14's Kudo Haruka releases her second photo book

    October 12, 2014 @ 2:23 pm

    On October 10, Morning Musume.'14 member Kudo Haruka held a release event for her 2nd photo book 'Ashita Tenki ni Naare!'.Regarding the photo book that was shot in Okinawa, Kudo commented, "It's a photo book that shows the current Kudo Haruka to the full extent." In Okinawa, she shared that she "became addicted to Okinawan shallots and taco rice," and revealed, "to tell you the truth, I was mistaken that taco rice was rice with octopus (tako) mix

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  • Ikimonogakari to be in charge of the theme song for movie 'Ao Haru Ride'

    October 7, 2014 @ 5:32 pm

    It's been revealed that Ikimonogakari will be in charge of the theme song for the movie, 'Ao Haru Ride' which will drop in movies nationwide on December 13.'Ao Haru Ride' is a live-action film adaptation of Sakisaka Io's popular manga starring Honda Tsubasa and Higashide Masahiro. The theme song, titled "Kirari", is described as a medium-tempo number with a fresh melody. Mizuno Yoshiki (G), who wrote and composed the track, commented, "After read

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  • Actress Kinami Haruka & ONE OK ROCK's Ryota reported to be in a relationship

    September 30, 2014 @ 1:47 am

    On September 28, it was reported that actress Kinami Haruka (29) is in a relationship with ONE OK ROCK bassist Ryota (25).According to several sources, Kinami is a big fan of ONE OK ROCK and has been seen frequently at their live concerts. The band is good friends with actor Sato Takeru through the movie 'Rurouni Kenshin', and are often invited to dinner parties held with various actors. It was at one of those dinner parties that Kinami and Ryota

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  • Kodama Haruka to be the center for HKT48's 4th single

    September 2, 2014 @ 2:25 am

    On August 31, HKT48 announced the title and senbatsu members for their 4th single, which will be released on September 24. HKT48's 4th single will be titled "Hikaeme I love you!", and first generation member Kodama Haruka will serve as center. HKT48's center so far has been claimed by Tashima Meru for their 1st single, then Tashima and Tomonaga Mio for their 2nd and 3rd single. Tashima and Tomonaga are both second generation members, making

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 6/14~6/15

    June 19, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – June 7th/8th 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 14) 02 (00) Noah (Weeks: 01) 03 (00) Climbing to Spring (Weeks: 01) 04 (03) Monsterz (Weeks: 03) 05 (02) X-Men: Days of Future Past (Weeks: 03) 06 (04) Seiten no Hekireki (Weeks: 04) 07 (06) All-Round Appraiser Q: The Eyes of Mona Lisa (Weeks: 03) 08 (08) T

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  • Nakagawa Haruka places 3rd at first ever JKT48 general election

    April 27, 2014 @ 11:13 pm

    AKB48's Indonesian sister group JKT48 held its first ever "JKT48 General Election" to decide on the Senbatsu members for their 6th single. The results of the elections was revealed on April 26, in Jakarta, Indonesia. The only Japanese candidate in JKT48, Nakagawa Haruka (22) placed 3rd with a total of 13,276 votes. This is the first time for AKB48's overseas sister group to hold the general election. Nakagawa placed 14th durin

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  • Katayama Haruka to graduate from AKB48

    April 14, 2014 @ 1:10 pm

    AKB48 Team B member Katayama Haruka has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on April 14th during Team B's performance at AKB48 Theater. After the show, Katayama wrote on her blog, "During my 7 years in AKB48, I learned a lot of things and found my dream of becoming a musical actress. I really want to star in musicals!! I decided to graduate because I had strong feelings to become a full-fledged actress." The last ha

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  • Honda Tsubasa & Higashide Masahiro to star in 'Ao Haru Ride' live-action film adaptation

    April 3, 2014 @ 2:58 am

    It was announced that Sakisaka Io's popular manga "Ao Haru Ride", which is currently being serialized on Bessatsu Margaret, would get a live-action film adaptation starring Honda Tsubasa and Higashide Masahiro.   "Ao Haru Ride" depicts a high school girl Yoshioka Futaba's (played by Honda) youth and romance with her first love in her junior high school days Mabuchi Kou (Higashide), who Futaba has a reunion at the high school.This film

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/19~3/25

    March 26, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 19th to March 25th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 03 - "Harukaze" - Rihwa 04 - "ai" - Sonar Pocket 05 - "Hot Stuff" - JUJU 06 - "Aoi Ryu" - EXILE ATSUSHI 07 - "Let It G

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