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  • Kobukuro to release NHK Sochi Olympics theme song

    January 4, 2014 @ 9:50 am

    Kobukuro will release their new single "Ima, Sakihokoru Hanatachi yo" on February 19.  The title track was created as the theme song for the NHK broadcast of the 'Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics', which will be held in Russia this February. The duo has already performed this song at the '64th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' on New Year's Eve. Aside the title track, the single will contain the instrumental version of the song. To coincide with the re

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  • Kobukuro to kick off nationwide tour next May

    November 3, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

    It's been revealed that Kobukuro will be holding a nationwide tour starting next May.The tour will be held to coincide Kobukuro's new album "One Song From Two Hearts" which will be released on December 18th. It will kick off on May 17th, and they will hold a total of 14 shows in Hiroshima, Nagoya, Yokohama, Fukuoka, Saitama, and Osaka. Like last year, the finale will be held at Kyocera Dome.Tickets to the general public will go on sale on March 2

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  • Kobukuro to be in charge of Sochi Olympics NHK theme song + new album & live DVD/Bluray

    September 13, 2013 @ 3:23 am

    Kobukuro will be in charge of the theme song for the NHK broadcast of the 'Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics'. NHK chose Kobukuro to be in charge of the theme song because "they are artists who have the power of expression to reach people's hearts." Kobukuro commented, "The passion that builds in an instant, and the emotion and beauty that results from it, is unique during the winter season. We are currently searching for a melody and lyr

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  • Kobukuro's Kobuchi Kentaro to release a guitar instrumental album

    August 6, 2013 @ 4:38 pm

    It's been revealed that Kobukuro's Kobuchi Kentaro will be releasing a guitar instrumental album called "Tsumabiku Utagoe ~KOBUKURO songs, acoustic guitar instrumentals~" on September 18. Kobuchi decided to make this instrumental album as he wished "to make a guitar album with poetic sentiment". He will self covers Kobukuro's popular songs with just the acoustic guitar. "Since they are all songs that I've made and sung myself, I have s

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 05/08~05/14

    May 16, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 8th to May 14th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Diamond" - Kobukuro 02 - "Koisuru Kisetsu" - Naoto Inti Raymi 03 - "Contrail" - Amuro Namie 04 - "Amachan Opening Theme (Long Version)" - Otomo Yoshihide 05 - "Invader Invader" - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/28~12/04

    December 5, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of November 28th to December 4th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Kami Hikouki" - Kobukuro 02/(00) "Eien Pressure" - AKB48 03/(00) "Setsugekka" - Shonan no Kaze 04/(01) "Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimi-tachi yo" - Momoiro Clover Z 05/(00) "

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  • AKB48, Mr.Children, and more perform on the November 30th episode of Music Station

    December 1, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    On the November 30th broadcast of Music Station, AKB48, Mr.Children, Ayaka, Kobukuro, and The MONSTERS took to the stage to put on exciting performances. "Eien Pressure" - AKB48 "hypnosis" - Mr.Children "MONSTERS" - The MONSTERS "Kami Hikouki" - Kobukuro "Tsuyoku Omou" - Ayaka

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  • MUSIC STATION artist line up for November 30th

    November 23, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    The artist line up for the November 30th broadcast of TV Asahi's MUSIC STATION has been revealed. On next week's episode, EXILE will take the stage with a special medley and AKB48 will perform their upcoming single "Eien Pressure". It will also feature appearances by Katori Shingo (SMAP) and Yamashita Tomohisa's new unit The MONSTERS, Ayaka, Kobukuro, and Mr.Children for an exciting episode you can't miss! Check out the full set list be

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  • Kobukuro announces 2013 nationwide tour

    November 1, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    Kobukuro has announced that they will be holding a nationwide arena and dome tour called 'KOBUKURO LIVE TOUR 2013 supported by glico' in 2013. The tour will kick off on May 11 at Marine Messe Fukuoka for a total of 9 shows in 5 locations. For their finale, Kobukuro will perform a 2-day concert at Kyocera Dome Osaka on July 20 and 21st. Kyocera Dome will be the duo's first dome concert. Kobukuro's official fan site will be accepting tick

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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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