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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/16~7/22

    July 25, 2014 @ 5:45 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of July 16th to July 22nd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "Love Song wa Tomaranai yo" - Ikimonogakari 03 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 04 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 05 - "Precious Love" - EXILE

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  • flumpool's Yamamura Ryuta & Sakai Kazuki, Kameda Seiji, and more form a unit

    July 23, 2014 @ 1:33 am

    It's been revealed that Kameda Seiji, Yamamura Ryuta (Vo / flumpool), Sakai Kazuki (G/ flumpool), Sugimoto Yuji (Vo, Piano / WEAVER), and Tamada Tom (Dr / 100s) have formed an unit called 'THE TURTLES JAPAN' for a limited time. The idea of this new unit began when flumpool's Yamamura and Sakai, who celebrated the 5th anniversary of their debut, sought after new inspirations. The two suggested they form a unit to Kameda, who agreed willingly. In a

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 7/19~7/20

    July 22, 2014 @ 4:36 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – July 19th/20th 01 (00) Pokémon the Movie 17 (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Maleficent (Weeks: 03) 03 (00) When Marnie Was There (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) Kamen Rider Gaim (Weeks: 01) 05 (03) Edge of Tomorrow (Weeks: 03) 06 (02) Sukitte Iinayo (Weeks: 02) 07 (00) Planes: Fire & Rescue (Weeks: 01) 08 (04) Froze

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  • More cast members announced for Kanjani8 Shibutani Subaru's starring movie

    July 19, 2014 @ 1:44 am

    Idol group Kanjani8 member Shibutani Subaru will play his first lead role in the movie "Misono Universe" with actress Nikaido Fumi as the heroine. It was recently announced that the band Akainu, talent Suzuki Sarina, and comedian Kawahara Katsumi from the duo Tenjiku Nezumi are joining as additional cast members for the movie. The movie is set in Osaka. Shibutani will play "Pochio", a young man who has lost all of his memories exce

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 7/12~7/13

    July 15, 2014 @ 6:24 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – July 12th/13th 01 (01) Maleficent (Weeks: 02) 02 (00) Sukitte Iinayo (Weeks: 01) 03 (02) Edge of Tomorrow (Weeks: 02) 04 (03) Frozen (Weeks: 18) 05 (04) Mission Impossible: Samurai (Weeks: 04) 06 (06) Ju-on -Owari no Hajimari- (Weeks: 03) 07 (05) Sore Ike! Anpanman (Weeks: 02) 08 (07) The Wor

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  • Nogizaka46 tops Oricon's weekly single ranking for 8th consecutive time

    July 14, 2014 @ 6:48 pm

    Idol group Nogizaka46's 9th single "Natsu no Free&Easy" (went on sale on July 9) sold 422,000 copies in the first week, and topped Oricon's latest weekly single ranking. This marks the group's 8th consecutive chart-topping single since their 2nd single "Oide Shampoo" (released in May 2012). With this, they're tied for 6th place in the record of number of consecutive chart-topping single for female groups, following AKB48 (23 consecutive sing

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  • Hashimoto Kanna cast in Fuji TV Drama 'Suikyuu Yankees'

    July 11, 2014 @ 2:59 am

    Hashimoto Kanna (15) from Fukuoka-based idol group Rev.from DVL has been cast as herself in Fuji TV's upcoming drama "Suikyuu Yankees", which is set to begin on July 12. Although Hashimoto has made an appearance in Koreeda Hirokazu's movie "Kiseki" in 2011, this is her first time on a nationally broadcast drama. She commented, "I will do my best to play my part. I also want to learn a lot from being on set." The drama is a youth co

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  • '2014 J-Pop Summit Festival' returns to San Francisco next weekend to showcase the latest edgy sides of Japanese pop culture

    July 11, 2014 @ 2:55 am

    The '2014 J-POP SUMMIT Festival', San Francisco's premiere celebration of Japanese pop culture, music, fashion, and film, commences next weekend – Saturday & Sunday, July 19th and 20th – and will be open from 11:00am - 6:00pm on both days across the city's entire Japantown District.A special FREE live concert – J-POP LIVE at UNION SQUARE – also will take place in the S.F.'s notable downto

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  • Sakanaction to provide the theme song for Yamashita Tomohisa's upcoming starring film

    July 10, 2014 @ 6:03 pm

    Rock band Sakanaction's new song "Hasu no Hana" has been chosen as the theme song to Yamashita Tomohisa's upcoming starring film "Kinkyori Renai" which will open in theaters on October 11. This marks the second time for the band to sing for a movie since they last provided the theme song for Tsumabuki Satoshi's film "Judge!" (released in January).According to a representative, the new song is quite an addicting song.Prior to the release of the m

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 7/5~7/6

    July 10, 2014 @ 1:29 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – July 5th/6th 01 (00) Maleficent (Weeks: 01) 02 (00) Edge of Tomorrow (Weeks: 01) 03 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 17) 04 (02) Mission Impossible: Samurai (Weeks: 03) 05 (00) Sore Ike! Anpanman (Weeks: 01) 06 (06) Ju-on -Owari no Hajimari- (Weeks: 02) 07 (04) The World of Kanako (Weeks: 02) 08 (03) Tran

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