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  • Sukima Switch, Miyamoto Hiroji, and more added to MUSIC STATION's 3-hour special

    April 1, 2020 @ 2:56 am

    Additional artists to perform onMUSIC STATION's three-hour special on April 3 have been revealed.Sukima Switch, together with Shison Jun and Shirota Yu, will perform "Zenryoku Shonen", which is the ending theme to the Disney Pixar movie '2-bun no 1 no Mahou.' In addition, Miyamoto Hiroji will sing "Kimi ni Aitai -Dance with you-", and YOSHI will sing "VOICE."There will also be a tribute to Matsuda Seiko, who celebrates her 40th debut annivers

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  • THE RAMPAGE does a fascinating dance in PV for 'INVISIBLE LOVE'

    April 1, 2020 @ 2:54 am

    THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE have revealed the PV for their new song "INVISIBLE LOVE" via YouTube. "INVISIBLE LOVE" is the title track to the group's 11th single to drop on April 22. In the PV, the members do a fascinating dance with a female dancer to convey the song's worldview. It was directed by Kubo Shigeaki.Source & Image: natalie

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  • Japan Box Office Report - 3/28~3/29 2020

    April 1, 2020 @ 2:54 am

    Check out the box office chart of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart March 28th/March 29th 01 (02) [JP] Ichido Shinde Mita (Weeks: 02) 02 (01) [US] Birds of Prey (Weeks: 02) 03 (05) [JP] Kamen Byoto (Weeks: 04) 04 (04) [SK] Parasite (Weeks: 12) 05 (03) [JP] Fukushima 50 (Weeks: 04) 06 (06) [JP] Yayoi, Sangatsu: Kimi o Ai Shita 30nen (Weeks: 02) 07 (10) [JP] Howling Village (Weeks: 08)

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  • MAN WITH A MISSION's new single to be sold in limited quantity

    March 31, 2020 @ 3:04 am

    MAN WITH A MISSION's new single (currently untitled) will be released on June 17. This year, the band celebrates 10 years since their formation. Their upcoming single will be available in a limited quantity - 11,294 copies to be exact, a play on words because the numbers sounds like "ii niku yo" (good meat). More details will be revealed soon, so stay tuned!Source & Image: natalie

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  • Comedian Shimura Ken dies from coronavirus

    March 31, 2020 @ 3:04 am

    Comedian Shimura Ken, who was hospitalized after being infected with the new coronavirus, has passed away on March 29th at 11:10 am in Tokyo. He was 70 years old.  Shimura's agency released his medical condition to the public on March 25th. Shimura first felt symptoms of fatigue on the 17th and rested at home. On the 19th, he developed a fever and had difficulty breathing, then was transported to a hospital the following day where he was di

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  • Umeyama Cocona & Yamamoto Ayaka to be the center for NMB48's new single

    March 31, 2020 @ 3:03 am

    NMB48 will release their 23rd single (currently untitled) on May 13. Umeyama Cocona and Yamamoto Ayaka will be the centers for the group's first single of 2020. In addition, Sadano Haruka, Shinzawa Nao, Hara Karen, and Yokono Sumire will be in the senbatsu for the first time.  Umeyama commented, "I will be double center with Yamamoto Ayaka-chan so I will do my best to pull the group together with

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  • Keyakizaka46's Nagasawa Nanako to graduate from the group

    March 31, 2020 @ 3:02 am

    Keyakizaka46 member Nagasawa Nanako will graduate from the group on March 31.  According to Keyakizaka46's official website, after Nagasawa put in her request for graduation, the staff talked it over with her, and accepted her decision. Nagasawa also updated her blog explaining that she wanted to "take a step toward her dream" before turning 23. She stated, "These four years are irreplaceable memories in my life. I feel sad that I won't be

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  • Snow Man's Iwamoto Hikaru to temporarily suspend his activities after 'FRIDAY' article

    March 31, 2020 @ 3:01 am

    It's been reported that Snow Man member Iwamoto Hikaru (26) will temporarily suspend his activities. On the March 27th issue of weekly tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY,' it was reported that Iwamoto consumed alcoholic beverages with a minor back when he was a Johnny's Jr. member in November 2017. A statement was released on Johnny & Associates' official website, stating, "We sincerely apologize to all of our fans and supporters for causing worri

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  • GARNET CROW to launch 20th anniversary project

    March 31, 2020 @ 3:00 am

    GARNET CROW have announced that they will launch a 20th debut anniversary project.GARNET CROW put an end to their 13-year career in June of 2013 after performing at Grand Cube Osaka. March 29 marked 20 years since their debut, and they wish to commemorate the special occasion with their fans. More details will be announced later, so stay tuned!Source & Image: natalie

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  • Tokyo Jihen, Kis-My-Ft2, Sandaime JSB and more to perform on MUSIC STATION's 3-hour special

    March 28, 2020 @ 3:10 am

    The first artist line up for MUSIC STATION's three-hour special to air on April 3 has been revealed.At this time, 12 artists have been revealed including Tokyo Jihen, Kis-My-Ft2, GLAY, Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS, Nogizaka46, and more. You can check out the full line up below.Ikimonogakari - "Ikiru"Uru - "Anata ga Iru Koto de"Kis-My-Ft2 - "To Yours"GLAY - "Into the Wild" + Number 1 song chosen by viewersSandaime J SOUL BROTHERS from EXILE TRIBE -

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