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  • Kanjani8 announce new album + dome tour

    August 29, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

    It's been revealed that Kanjani8 will be releasing their new album "JUKE BOX" on October 16. They will also be holding their nationwide tour 'Kanjani8 LIVE TOUR JUKE BOX' starting in November. "JUKE BOX" is the group's 6th original album, and it's also their first since releasing "FIGHT" about a year and 11 months ago. It features a variety of songs from rock, pop, folk, and dance. More details such as the track list and participating a

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  • Kanjani8 announces new single "Namida no Kotae"

    May 16, 2013 @ 6:48 am

    Kanjani8 will be releasing a new single titled "Namida no Kotae", which will be used as the theme song for member Okura Tadayoshi's movie "100-kai Naku Koto" (premiering in theaters on June 22) on June 12. The title track is a ballad song written and composed by SEKAI NO OWARI members. Limited editions A, B, and a regular edition will be available. The music clip for limited edition A has a storyline in which friends who are walking on

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  • Oricon Monthly Charts for April 2013

    May 10, 2013 @ 8:07 pm

    Oricon has revealed its monthly charts for April 2013. Check out the results below. ===== <Single Monthly Ranking> 1. "Hesomagari/Koko ni shika nai Keshiki" - Kanjani8 : 4/24 (314,512) 2. "Tanjoubi ni wa Masshiro na Yuri wo/Get the groove" - Fukuyama Masaharu : 4/10 (140,405) 3. "Real Sexy!/BAD BOYS" - Sexy Zone : 5/1 (138,863) 4. "Brainstorming/Kimi sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai" - Morning Musume : 4/17 (105,343) 5

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  • Kanjani8's 1st single for 2013 sells 295,000 copies in the first week + tops Oricon chart

    April 30, 2013 @ 6:24 am

    Popular group Kanjani8's first single for 2013, "Hesomagari/Koko ni shika nai Keshiki" (released on April 24th) sold 295,000 copies in the first week, and topped Oricon weekly single ranking. The first week sales for this single far exceeded the previous one "Aoppana"s (released in September 2012), which was 208,000 copies. This also marked the 10th consecutive single (including "ER" which was the single released under the name Eight Range

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  • MUSIC STATION artist line up for April 26th

    April 20, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

    TV Asahi's popular music program, 'MUSIC STATION', has revealed the artist line up for its April 26th broadcast. The upcoming episode will feature performances by Momoiro Clover Z, SEKAI NO OWARI, Saito Kazuyoshi, THE STRYPES, Kanjani8, and Naoto Inti Raymi. Momoiro Clover Z will perform "BIRTH Ø BIRTH", which is one of the tracks off of their album, "5TH DIMENSION". Meanwhile, SEKAI NO OWARI will sing their upcoming single, "RPG", that

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  • Kanjani8 to release a new double A-side single in April

    March 22, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

    It's been announced that Kanjani8 will be releasing their first single for 2013 "Hesomagari/Koko ni shika nai Keshiki" on April 24. One of the title tracks "Hesomagari" will be used as the theme song for upcoming drama "Otenki Oneesan" which Okura Tadayoshi will appear, and the song is said to be an upper tune which encourages you to tackle the difficulty boldly. The other title track "Koko ni shika nai Keshiki" has been chosen as the t

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/11~3/17

    March 20, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

    Oricon has released their weekly charts for March 11th to the 17th. The results are below. ===== <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Kimi no Na wa Kibou" - Nogizaka46 : 3/13 (242,053) 2. "Ke Sera Sera" - Yamashita Tomohisa : 3/13 (96,961) 3. "Yin Yang/Namida wo Buttobase!!/Oishii Himitsu" - Kuwata Keisuke : 3/13 (68,753) 4. "Calling/Breathless" - Arashi : 3/6 (63,137) 5. "Fire" - SHINee : 3/13 (48,906) (Check out th

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  • Oricon reveals "Artist Total Sales Revenue" ranking for 2012

    December 20, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    With 2012 coming to an end, Oricon has released their yearly ranking for "Artist Total Sales Revenue". This ranking is based on the gross total sales of CDs (both singles and albums), DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs. Check out the top 5 below! === 01 - AKB48 # 19,098,000,000 Yen (approx. $226,441,166 USD) 02 - EXILE # 12,177,000,000 Yen (approx. $144,380,253 USD) 03 - Arashi # 10,454,000,000 Yen (approx. $123,950,987 USD) 04 - Mr.Ch

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  • Japan Twitter Trends for October 2012!

    November 23, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

    Every month, BIGLOBE releases a list of the top Twitter trends in Japan. Now that October has come to an end, they’ve compiled their data and revealed their rankings for the month. (If you want to go back in time and compare what trended in the past, you can check out September’s ranking here.) == [Word Ranking] – [Most Popular Day] 1. Halloween – October 31st 2. Magi – October 7th 3. Typhoon – October 1st 4. Wolfrun – Oc

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  • RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for October 2012

    November 11, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ') has recently released their hard copy sales certifications for the month of October. 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 - 1,000

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