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  • SKE48's Matsui Rena will not participate in the upcoming 'AKB48 Senbatsu General Election'

    March 26, 2015 @ 3:05 am

    On March 24, SKE48 member Matsui Rena announced through her official Twitter that she will not be participating in the upcoming '7th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election' (June 6 at Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome).The reception desk period for the candidacy officially opened on March 25 at 4:00 pm and will run until March 29 at 10:00 pm. Matsui, who made the announcement even before the reception period for candidacy started, called out to her fans, "I will co

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 3/21~3/22

    March 25, 2015 @ 2:15 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – March 21st/March 22nd 01 (00) Assassination Classroom (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Space Heroes (Weeks: 03) 03 (00) Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (Weeks: 01) 04 (02) Into the Woods (Weeks: 02) 05 (03) Strobe Edge (Weeks: 02) 06 (00) Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3 (Wee

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  • VAMPS announce Instagram Fan Contest

    March 25, 2015 @ 2:43 am

    To celebrate the release of VAMPS' album "BLOODSUCKERS" International Edition on March 23, 2015, VAMPS are holding a "BLOODSUCKERS PHOTO CONTEST" on Instagram.The prize will be an exclusive PC/SmartPhone wallpaper. Show VAMPS your expression of "VAMPS LOVE" by posting a photo themed around any song from "BLOODSUCKERS". [Submission Rules]- Submit your photo to Instagram with hashtag #VAMPS_BLOODSUCKERSby Wednesday, April 22, 2015 12:00pm

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  • Mr.Children sing for Sumitomo Life's new CM starring Asada Mao

    March 25, 2015 @ 2:42 am

    Mr.Children's new song "Machi no Fuukei" is being used in the new CM for Sumitomo Life's 'YOUNG JAPAN ACTION Asada Mao×Sumitomo Life'."Machi no Fuukei" can be found in Mr.Children's the "REFLECTION {Naked}" version of Mr.Children's new album "REFLECTION" that's scheduled to drop in stores on June 4. The CM features a documentary starring ice skater Asada Mao, who visits 3 groups involved in social contribution activities across Japan. It wil

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  • Nogizaka46's latest single sells over 500,000 copies during the first week

    March 24, 2015 @ 3:01 am

    Oricon revealed that idol group Nogizaka46's 11th single "Inochi wa Utsukushii", which went on sale on March 18, topped its weekly single ranking after selling 500,297 copies during the first week.This is the first time for the group to reach the first week sales of 500,000 copies. "Inochi wa Utsukushii" is Nogizaka46's 10th consecutive No.1 single. As it took only 3 years and 1 month to achieve 10 chart-topping singles since their debut on

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  • Watanabe Mayu to sing the theme song for her starring drama

    March 24, 2015 @ 2:37 am

    It's been revealed that Watanabe Mayu (AKB48) will sing the theme song for drama 'Tatakau! Shoten Girl'.'Tatakau! Shoten Girl' will premiere on Kansai TV / Fuji TV on April 14 starring Watanabe Mayu and Inamori Izumi. The drama's theme song "Deai no Tsuzuki" was written by Akimoto Yasushi and composed by newcomer Matsumoto Satoshi, who just graduated from vocational school this spring. It's said to be a love song with a sad melody. Watanabe comme

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  • Takahashi Minami to hold her 1st solo concert on her birthday

    March 23, 2015 @ 8:50 am

    AKB48's Takahashi Minami will hold her 1st solo concert on her birthday, April 8th, at Zepp Tokyo. The concert will be titled 'Takahashi Minami Mirai e no Kekki Shukai~Subete no Koto no Zenya~', and she is expected to perform with a live band. Takahashi is linked to the number "48" by fate. She was born on April 8 (4/8), is 148.5 cm tall (4 ft 10 in), and is a member of AKB48. As such, the ticket price for her upcoming solo co

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  • The 7th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election to be held in June at Fukuoka dome

    March 19, 2015 @ 5:38 pm

    On March 19, it was announced that the 7th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election would be held at Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome on June 6. As many of you know already, this is AKB48 group's annual big event. For this year's election, a total of 80 members who can participate in AKB48's 41st single (to be released in August) will be selected by fans;• 1st ~ 16th : 41st single Senbatsu members• 17th ~ 32nd : Under Girls • 33rd ~ 48th : Next Girls• 49th ~ 6

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 3/14~3/15

    March 18, 2015 @ 2:52 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – March 14th/March 15th 01 (01) Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Space Heroes (Weeks: 02) 02 (00) Into the Woods (Weeks: 01) 03 (00) Strobe Edge (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) Eiga Precure All Stars New Stage 2: Kokoro no Tomodachi (Weeks: 01) 05 (00) Kaze ni Tatsu Lion (Weeks: 01) 06 (02) American Sniper (Weeks: 04)

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  • NMB48's Yamada Nana poses in a bikini for new photo book

    March 16, 2015 @ 12:02 pm

    NMB48 member Yamada Nana, who will be graduating from the group on April 3, announced that she will release a new photo book, tentatively titled "Yamada Nana NMB48 Sotsugyou Memorial Photo Book", on April 28.This was announced on March 14 during a handshake event at Intex Osaka. The photo book will capture Yamada's 4.5 year career from her debut in October of 2010 to her graduation. It will feature long interviews, as well as gravia photos. On he

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