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  • Kuwata Keisuke to sing the theme song for 'Saikou no Rikon'

    January 7, 2013 @ 8:43 am

    On January 6th, a preview screening for Fuji TV's drama, 'Saikou no Rikon', was held at Odaiba Cinema Mediage in Tokyo. At the event, Eita, who plays the protagonist 'Hamasaki Kosei', and Ono Machiko, who plays his ex-wife 'Yuika', made an appearance together. While it was their first time starring together, they showed their good relationship by calling each other by their first names "Eita" and "Machiko". Eita even helped Ono walk down t

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  • Kuwata Keisuke to release a new single & live DVD/Blu-ray simultaneously

    December 20, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    It's been revealed that Southern All Stars' Kuwata Keisuke will simultaneously release a new single and a live DVD/Blu-ray on March 13th. Kuwata's first single of 2013 will be a triple A-side. One of the tracks, "Namida wo Buttobase!!", is already being used as the CM song for NTT Docomo. He's also performed this song during his concerts and decided to release it as it won the fans' favor. Details on the other two songs will be revealed la

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  • Results of the 2012 August 'TV Celebrity Image Survey' revealed

    September 25, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

    On September 24th, Video Research Ltd. released the results of their highly influential 'TV Celebrity Image Survey', which is always conducted twice a year (February & August). Aside from researching the official TV audience ratings, Video Research Ltd. often conducts image and popularity surveys related to various topics concerning people, products, and characters appearing on TV and radio. One of those surveys is the well-known 'TV Celeb

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  • Kuwata Keisuke kicks off his 1st nationwide tour in 5 years

    September 16, 2012 @ 2:59 am

    On September 15th, Kuwata Keisuke kicked off his 1st nationwide tour in 5 years at Miyagi Sekisui Heim Super Arena. About 6 months after the Tohoku Earthquake, Kuwata held a charity live at this same venue, which also marked his first live after surgery for esophageal cancer. During the concert, the singer promised that he would return. Kuwata called out, "I'm now able to hold a tour! Thank you Sendai!", to which 8,500 fans reacted with

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  • RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for August 2012

    September 10, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

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

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  • RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for July 2012

    August 10, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

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

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  • Oricon weekly charts for 7/30 ~ 8/5

    August 8, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for July 30 - August 5. Check them out below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "MOMENT" - SMAP : 08/01 (136,727) 2. "BRIGHT STREAM" - Mizuki Nana : 08/01 (75,379) 3. "Kibou ni Tsuite" - NO NAME : 08/01 (46,598) 4. "Sprechchor" - RADWIMPS : 08/01 (45,820) 5. "Come on" - CNBLUE : 08/01 (33,911) (Check out the full ranking here.) - <Album Weekly Ranking>

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  • Oricon weekly charts for 7/23 ~ 7/29

    August 1, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for July 23-29. Check it out below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "ER" - Eight Ranger : 07/25 (330,854) 2. "BOW & ARROWS" - EXILE : 07/25 (95,250) 3. "Otona Jelly Beans" - Watanabe Mayu : 07/25 (87,993) 4. "777 ~We can sing a song!~" - AAA : 07/25 (35,806) 5. "Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Shining All Star CD (Rainbow☆Dream)" - Various Artists : 07/25 (35,015) (Check out

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  • Kuwata Keisuke's album tops Oricon weekly chart for 2 consecutive weeks

    July 31, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    Kuwata Keisuke's special best-of album, "I LOVE YOU -now & forever-", has sold 120,000 copies (552,000 total) for the week of August 6th, topping Oricon's weekly charts for the second consecutive week! With this, Kuwata has become the first solo artist to sell over 500,000 copies this year. This is also his first time topping the charts for two consecutive weeks since his best-of album, "TOP OF THE POPS", which was released back in Nov

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  • Oricon weekly charts for 7/16 ~ 7/22

    July 25, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    Below are the results of Oricon's weekly charts for July 16th to July 22nd. Check it out! ----- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Chankapana" - NEWS : 7/18 (244,710) 2. "Romance Privacy" - French Kiss : 7/18 (85,011) 3. "Kaze ga Fuiteiru" - Ikimonogakari : 7/18 (29,144) 4. "Hatsukoi no Oto" - Hanazawa Kana : 7/18 (14,328) 5. "You & I (Japanese Version)" - IU : 7/18 (14,109) (Check out the full ranking here.)

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