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  • Mr.Children to release "REM" as a digital single

    May 10, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    Mr.Children will be releasing their new song, "REM", as a digital single on May 29th. As previously reported, "REM" is a rock tune that was written as the theme song for the film, 'Real ~Kanzen naru Kubinagaryu no Hi~', which will open in theaters on June 1st. The film's producer Hirano Takashi commented, "'REM' is Mr.Children's most intense rock song, and it's also a song that you've never heard before in the Japanese rock scene." 'Rea

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  • Mr. Children perform in front of 13,000 at Yokohama Arena

    April 8, 2013 @ 5:26 pm

    On April 7, rock band Mr. Children, who are in the midst of a nation-wide tour, performed 24 songs including the songs from their newest album “[(an imitation) blood orange]” and “Jotoku” at the Yokohama Arena for an audience of 13,000 people. Vocalist Sakurai Kazutoshi (43) spoke about the day’s strong winds and grinned with, “I'm sure (the Ladies) skirts are aflutter.” to which the audience replied, “Pervert~!!”  Sakurai responded with,

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  • Mr.Children to provide the theme song for Sato Takeru & Ayase Haruka's upcoming movie

    March 14, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    It was revealed that Mr.Children would provide the theme song for upcoming movie "Real ~Kanzen naru Kubinagaryu no Hi~." The theme song "REM" was exclusively written for the movie. Sato Takeru who will be the lead for the movie, commented, "It's an aggressive and cool song that I feel like I've never heard from Mr.Children. I've been a huge fan of Mr.Children-san since in junior high school, so I am really happy. I can't wait to feel how t

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/31 ~ 1/06

    January 9, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for December 31st to January 6th. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Dance My Generation" - Golden Bomber : 1/1/2013 (124,827) 2. "Eien Pressure" - AKB48 : 12/5/2012 (10,156) 3. "Seifuku no Mannequin" - Nogizaka46 : 12/19/2012 (10,039) 4. "Memeshikute" - Golden Bomber : 10/21/2009 (8,490) 5. "REVERSI" - UVERworld : 12/26/2012 (7,555) (Check

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  • Mr.Children postpone Fukuoka concerts due to Suzuki Hideya's poor health

    January 3, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    It's been announced that Mr.Children have postponed their Fukuoka Yahoo! JAPAN Dome concerts on January 3rd and 4th due to drummer Suzuki Hideya's poor health. On January 3rd, Suzuki was diagnosed with the stomach flu and received an IV drip treatment. As he was unable to recover before noon, and the band was forced to postpone the concerts. Make-up performances are scheduled for January 23rd and 24th at Fukuoka Yahoo! JAPAN Dome. More

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/17 ~ 12/23

    December 27, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for December 17th to the 23rd. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Seifuku no Mannequin" - Nogizaka46 : 12/19 (232,961) 2. "Robot" - CNBLUE : 12/19 (42,563) 3. "WANT!" - Berryz Kobo : 12/19 (24,622) 4. "Rinkaku" - DIR EN GREY : 12/19 (22,881) 5. "Eien Pressure" - AKB48 : 12/5 (21,265) (Check out the full ranking here.) - <Album Weekly

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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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  • Oricon reveals their yearly Album ranking for 2012

    December 20, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    Oricon has just revealed their yearly album ranking for the year of 2012! Check out the TOP 50 of the yearly ranking below! (Don't miss the yearly single ranking as well!) ===== <2012 Oricon Yearly Ranking TOP50 : Albums> 01 - "Mr.Children 2005 - 2010 <macro>" - Mr.Children : (1,170,298) 02 - "Mr.Children 2001 - 2005 <micro>" - Mr.Children : (1,105,080) 03 - "1830m" - AKB48 : (1,029,954) 04 - "Popcorn" - Arash

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  • Oricon Monthly Charts for November 2012

    December 7, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    Oricon has revealed their monthly charts for November 2012. Check out the results below! === <Single Monthly Ranking> 1. "Kitagawa Kenji" - NMB48 : 11/7 (350,108) 2. "Ai no Beat" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 11/14 (287,105) 3. "MONSTERS" - The MONSTERS : 11/28 (160,139) 4. "Masquerade" - 2PM : 11/14 (150,736) 5. "THINK 'BOUT IT!" - THE SECOND from EXILE : 11/7 (117,994) 6. "Hikaru Monotachi" - Watanabe Mayu : 11/21 (108

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/26~12/2

    December 5, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for November 26th to December 2nd. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "MONSTERS" - The MONSTERS : 11/28 (160,139) 2. "Kami Hikouki" - Kobukuro : 11/28 (40,068) 3. "Kimi to DANCE DANCE DANCE / MY LADY ~Fuyu no Koibito~" - BOYFRIEND : 11/28 (37,800) 4. "Polar Star" - FTISLAND : 11/28 (35,260) 5. "Shiranai" - Hoshino Gen : 11/28 (26,856) (Check

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