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  • Japan Box Office Report – 02/22~02/23

    February 26, 2014 @ 12:53 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – February 22/23 01 (01) The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji (Weeks: 02) 02 (02) Eien no Zero (Weeks: 10) 03 (00) Gekijouban Kamen Teacher (Weeks: 01) 04 (04) Dakishimetai (Weeks: 04) 05 (00) Kick-Ass 2 (Weeks: 01) 06 (03) Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Weeks: 02) 07 (10) Chiisai Ouchi - The Little

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  • Young singer-songwriter kaho to become the 2nd Utada Hikaru?

    October 14, 2013 @ 1:01 am

    The 14 year-old singer-songwriter kaho has gained everyone's attention after Fuji TV appointed her debut song "every hero" as the theme song for their new drama 'Miss Pilot' (starring Horikita Maki). kaho is the daughter of eighties idol Kawai Naoko and hair stylist Kanehara Takayasu. The young talent is produced by Miyake Akira who also worked together with Utada Hikaru, which is one of the reasons why she is being called the second Utada Hikaru

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  • Super Junior release preview for 1st full-length Japanese album 'Hero' + PV teaser

    July 12, 2013 @ 4:38 am

    Super Junior is here to give all you anxious fans a peek at their upcoming album, 'Hero'!Super Junior's 'Hero' is their first full-length Japanese album, which will feature a total of 11 songs including their Japanese debut song "Bonamana" as well as their third single "Opera".'Hero' will be released on July 24, but in the meantime, check out the 'album digest' preview below and the PV teaser above if you missed it!

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  • JASMINE to release new single "HERO" in July

    June 24, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    JASMINE will be releasing her new single "HERO" on July 31.  This will mark the singer's first single release since "High Flying" (released May 29th). The upcoming single will be produced by ☆Taku Takahashi (m-flo), and it's described as a cutting-edge dance track that holds a strong message for a friend who is going through hard times. For the coupling track, JASMINE will cover Kubota Toshinobu's 1986 track, "Missing". It will also i

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 05/13~05/16

    May 18, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_296923" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Sennyu Tantei Tokage' (TBS)"][/caption] The two most popular dramas of this season have already made headlines this week. 'Galileo' (Fuji TV) finally showed it's true strength stripped off all of the bonuses with its fifth episode, which recorded a plummet of 3.0%. There wasn't any other program that was particularly strong that day, so you can't put the blame

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 05/06~05/09

    May 11, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    [caption id="attachment_296441" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Kazoku Game' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] Not many noteworthy changes were recorded in the ratings department for the first half of this week. Among the positive developments were 'Kamo, Kyoto e Iku.' (Fuji TV) with a gain of 1.7% and 'Kazoku Game' (Fuji TV) with a gain of 1.1%. The former also improved its season-average a bit, just like 'Last Cinderella' (Fuji TV),

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 05/01~05/07

    May 9, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 1st to May 7th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Sayonara Crawl" - AKB48 02 - "Koisuru Kisetsu" - Naoto Inti Raymi 03 - "Contrail" - Amuro Namie 04 - "Kataomoi.~Linaria~" - Sonar Pocket 05 - "SPARK" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 06 - "Soredemo, Ikite

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  • Japan Box Office Report – May 4th/5th

    May 8, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    [caption id="attachment_296239" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Iron Man 3' / (01) 'Meitantei Conan' / (03) 'Toshokan Sensou'"][/caption] The movie theaters continued to be crowded during the second half of the Golden Week. 'Meitantei Conan: Zekkai no Private Eye' was able to stay on top of the box office chart for the third consecutive weekend. Last year's Golden Week offered a big surprise when the m

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 05/02~05/05

    May 8, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

    [caption id="attachment_296229" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Doubles ~ Futari no Keiji' (TV Asahi)"][/caption] The lack of viewers during the Golden Week holidays influenced the ratings, but the unfavorable placing of the public holidays lessened the effect a bit this year. There was even one drama that gained quite a few viewers this weekend. 'Yae no Sakura', NHK's taiga drama, managed to gain 2.0% this Sunday and reac

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  • Jacket covers for Ono Erena's new single "Fighting☆Hero" revealed

    April 30, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

    The jacket covers for Ono Erena's new single, "Fighting☆Hero", has been revealed. "Fighting☆Hero" is the theme song for Ono's drama, 'Tank Top Fighter'. It will be released on May 29 in 4 different types: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, Limited Edition C, and Regular Edition. Ono shows a different expression in each jacket cover. The Limited Edition A illustration was done by manga artist Yu Hajime. Additionally, Ono will be holdi

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