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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – December 26th/27th

    January 29, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    [caption id="attachment_287556" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Ted' / (01) 'Strawberry Night' / (03) 'Life of Pi'"][/caption] In a tough battle for the top spot on the box office chart, the new Japanese mystery thriller 'Strawberry Night' - starring Takeuchi Yuko - emerged victorious over American comedy 'Ted', which did extremely well even on its second weekend. In third place opened the visually stu

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 22nd/23rd

    December 26, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

    [caption id="attachment_283389" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Les Miserables' / (01) 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' / (03) 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu'"][/caption] 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' has unsurprisingly stayed on the top of the chart during its second weekend. Over the weekend, the British musical drama 'Les Misérables' opened with a good result and managed to secure second place in the box office chart. Its populari

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  • Nagasawa Masami, Okada Masaki, & Sakashita Chiriko are the faces of U-CAN for 2013

    December 20, 2012 @ 12:33 am

    It was announced that Nagasawa Masami (25), Okada Masaki (23), and Sakashita Chiriko (36) have been chosen as the new CM characters for U-CAN's correspondence education, and will be starring in new CMs. In the CMs, Nagasawa will play a female office worker, Okada will play a businessman, and Sakashita will play a house wife. It will depict each of their lives in full bloom after they begin studying. The CM song will be provided by popul

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 15th/16th

    December 18, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    [caption id="attachment_282223" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Yokai Ningen Bem' / (01) 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' / (03) 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu'"][/caption] As mentioned in an earlier article, the anime 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' has become the movie of the weekend, the year and even the decade. 'Yokai Ningen Bem', starring Kamenashi Kazuya among others, helped keep the top three and even the top four in the hand o

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 8th/9th

    December 12, 2012 @ 3:02 am

    [caption id="attachment_281024" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Skyfall' / (01) 'Kamen Rider' / (03) 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu'"][/caption] As expected, 'Kamen Rider' and 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu' have made it into the top ten with very good results. The popular tokusatsu franchise 'Kamen Rider' has even made it to first place, despite recording a less successful opening weekend than the previous movie. '

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 1st/2nd

    December 4, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    [caption id="attachment_280086" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Evangelion: 3.0' / (01) 'Skyfall' / (03) 'Inazuma Eleven GO'"][/caption] 'Skyfall' dethroned 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' with a wonderful opening weekend that surpassed both previous 'James Bond' movies. 'Evangelion' dropped down to second place and was being kept company by another anime movie, 'Gekijouban Inazuma Eleven GO vs D

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/21~11/27

    November 30, 2012 @ 5:23 am

    Recochoku has updated their weekly charts for the week of November 21st through November 27th. 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) "Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimi-tachi yo" - Momoiro Clover Z 02/(02) "Sakura Nagashi" - Utada Hikaru 03/(00) "Anta" - Tiina Kariina 04/(01) "Powder Snow ~Eien ni Owaranai Fuyu~"

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  • Japan Box Office Report – November 24th/25th

    November 29, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    [caption id="attachment_277644" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Aku no Kyoten' / (01) 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' / (03) 'Nobou no Shiro'"][/caption] The number one movie this week remained the same with the anime 'Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance' on top. It is followed by the same second and third place movies as last week with 'Aku no Kyoten' and 'Nobou no Shiro' respectively. Among t

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  • Utada Hikaru provides the theme song for new 'Evangelion' movie

    November 16, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    It's been revealed that Utada Hikaru wrote a new song called "Sakura Nagashi" as the theme song for the film, 'Evangelion Shin Gekijouban: Q' ('EVANGELION:3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO'), which opened in theaters on November 17th. The last time Hikki announced a new song was "Goodbye Happiness" back in November of 2010. She's currently on hiatus, but the film staff's ardent offer and her love for 'Evangelion' moved her to write the new song. Acc

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  • Ikimonogakari to provide CM song for 'U-CAN'

    December 22, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

    U-CAN's new CM campaign begins on January 1st, and to kick off their promotions, Ikimonogakari's "Itsudatte Bokura wa" has been confirmed as the theme song for their new commercials! Shibasaki Kou, Mukai Osamu, and Kimura Tae will continue appearing in U-CAN CMs, and will be joined by Takeda Tetsuya ffor the new year. Additionally, brand new content titled "Nice to Meet You! U-CAN" will become available on the U-CAN official website. Here,

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