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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/15~6/21

    June 26, 2016 @ 10:41 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of June 15th to June 21st. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "MUGEN ROAD" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Soup" - Fujiwara Sakura 03 - "Mint" - Amuro Namie 04 - "Yasashisa de Afureru You ni" - Flower 05 - "Hero" - Amuro Namie 06 - "Mirai" - Kobukuro 07 - "HIGHER GROUND fe

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  • AKB48's new song picked up as the theme song for 'Netto Koshien'

    June 23, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    AKB48's new song "Hikari to Kage no Hibi" has been picked up as the theme song for TV Asahi's broadcasts related to the '98th National High School Baseball Championship,' which include the 'Nitto Koshien' and 'Sohoku! Koushien e no Michi.'For "Hikari to Kage no Hibi," Yamamoto Sayaka (NMB48) and Yokoyama Yui (AKB48) will serve as the centers. Besides these two, there will be 14 other members, such as Matsui Jurina (SKE48), Watanabe Mayu (AKB48),

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 6/18~6/19

    June 21, 2016 @ 5:32 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 18th/19th 01 (03) Evergreen Love (Weeks: 03) 02 (01) 64: Part II (Weeks: 02) 03 (02) Zootopia (Weeks: 09) 04 (00) Sadako vs Kayako (Weeks: 01) 05 (04) Deadpool (Weeks: 03) 06 (00) Creepy (Weeks: 01) 07 (05) Wolf Girl and Black Prince (Weeks: 04) 08 (00) Mars (Weeks: 01) 09 (06) 64: Pa

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  • UVERworld's TAKUYA∞ marries a non-celebrity woman

    June 20, 2016 @ 6:01 pm

    It's been reported that UVERworld's TAKUYA∞ (Vo) has gotten married to a non-celebrity woman.TAKUYA∞ made the announcement on his band's official website. He commented, "In order to continue granting everyone's big dreams together, I will sincerely continue my musical activities, so please continue to support me."Congratulations!Source & Image: natalieThanks to minlilin for the tip! 

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  • SMAP's Nakai Masahiro & announcer Azumi Shinichiro to serve as emcees for 'Ongaku to Hi' for the 6th consecutive year

    June 20, 2016 @ 5:38 pm

    TBS will air its music program 'Ongaku no Hi' from July 16 at 2:00 pm to July 17 at 5:00 am.  'Ongaku no Hi' started after the Great Tohoku Earthquake in 2011 with the concept: "Let's spread energy across Japan by gathering the power of music and song!" For the 6th consecutive year, SMAP's Nakai Masahiro and TBS announcer Anai Shinichiro will serve as the emcees. On the upcoming program, Nakai commented, "The theme this time is 'tsunagu' [to lin

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  • AKB48 45th single Senbatsu general election results!

    June 18, 2016 @ 10:43 am

    On June 18, a vote counting event for AKB48's annual event "AKB48 45th Single Senbatsu General Election" was held at HARD OFF ECO Stadium Niigata in Niigata. This is the 8th year for the event to be held, and same as recent years, the election was held in the candidacy system. A total of 272 members participated in the election, and the top 80 members are taking part in AKB48's upcoming 45th single (currently untitled, set for release on August

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  • Kokubun Taichi announces his wife's pregnancy

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:40 am

    On June 17, TOKIO's Kokubun Taichi (41) announced on TBS' program "Hakunetsu Live Vivit" that his wife is expecting their first child. Toward the end of the program, Kokubun announced, "It's a private matter, but it looks like I'll become a dad in late-October." Soon after, the studio was filled with a warm round of applause to congratulate the father-to-be. While the baby's sex is uncertain, he shared, "I really wanted twin girls, but we wo

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  • AKB48's Shinozaki Ayana to suspend performances due to Graves' disease

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:39 am

    It's been reported that AKB48 member Shinozaki Ayana will be suspending her performances due to Graves' disease. Shinozaki went to see a doctor as she was feeling unwell and was diagnosed with Graves' disease. She was ordered to refrain from vigorous exercises for long periods of time, which prompted her to suspend her performances. However, she will be appearing in "AKB48 45th Single General Election" to be held on June 18 at HARD OFF

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  • SKE48's new single to be used in Matsui Jurina's starring drama

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:11 am

    SKE48's new single "Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai" will be released on August 17.  This was a surprise announcement during the encore of Team S' new performance "Kasaneta Ashiato" on June 14 at SKE48 Theater. The title track "Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai" will be used in TBS' drama "Shihei -DEATH CASH-" starting in July. Matsui Jurina, who has been chosen to play the lead role in this drama, commented, "I am happy because I think there will be more opportun

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 6/11~6/12

    June 15, 2016 @ 10:06 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – June 11th/12nd 01 (00) 64: Part II (Weeks: 01) 02 (02) Zootopia (Weeks: 08) 03 (01) Evergreen Love (Weeks: 02) 04 (03) Deadpool (Weeks: 02) 05 (04) Wolf Girl and Black Prince (Weeks: 03) 06 (06) 64: Part I (Weeks: 06) 07 (05) The Kodai Family (Weeks: 02) 08 (00) Money Monster (Weeks: 01) 09

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