Keiko Kitagawa joins Masaki Okada, Jun Shison, & Yurina Hirate in live-action BL film “Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru”

The highly anticipated film “Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru” is currently set for release on January 22nd, 2021. Just days before it will hit theater screens nationwide across Japan, a new promo image from the film was released showing one of the characters yet to be revealed. It turned out to be none other […]

The 13th CD Shop Awards 2021 Announces Its Nominees for 2020

The 13th CD Shop Awards 2021 has released its nominee list for 2020! Twenty albums were picked for this year’s awards. The albums were chosen by 395 CD shop staff from across Japan to highlight releases that caught their discerning ears. In March, the awards will be given out. There will be two main awards. […]

E-girls officially disbands

The time has come to say good bye to the LDH girl group E-girls. Their disbandment was announced at a release event for their 24th single “Bessekai“. Unfortunately, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic squashed many of their plans for 2020, but they still proceeded with December 31st as their disbandment date. Their official Twitter and Instagram […]

GQ JAPAN Reveals Its “GQ MEN OF THE YEAR 2020”

GQ JAPAN has revealed its “GQ MEN OF THE YEAR 2020”! The award is given to people who have shown great success this year regardless of their field. Winners this year include SixTONES, Snow Man, Hoshino Gen, Eito, and Naomi Osaka. The award show will streamed live today on GQ JAPAN’s YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok […]

Mai Shiraishi has graduated from Nogizaka46

Nogizaka46 and it’s ace Mai Shiraishi has finally said goodbye, as of October 28th she is no longer of a member of the idol group after successfully completing the concert “NOGIZAKA46 Mai Shiraishi Graduation Concert ~Always beside you~”. As a member of Nogizaka46, Shiraishi enjoyed a successful 9 years of being an idol. She debuted […]

Former Hello!Project leader Ayaka Wada: “I’ve liked girls before; I never knew my own sexuality”

Former Hello!Project leader Ayaka Wada recently held a lengthy interview with QJWeb, along with Mikity from the idol group Nichoume no Sakigate Coming Out, an indie idol group consisting of gay men. The two mainly chatted about idol culture and the topic of diversity. In the past few years members of Negicco supported still being […]

AKB48’s discography is available for streaming globally!

Asia’s best selling girl group AKB48 has a treat for their international fans, their discography is finally available for streaming worldwide! This includes their latest single “Shitsuren, Arigatou” and studio album “Bokutachi wa, Ano Hi no Yoake wo Shitteiru”. For completionists multiple versions of AKB48’s singles have been uploaded, so fans have access to all […]

Oha Suta to air “ALL STARS” episode, Becky celebrates rebuilt career & 20th anniversary since becoming an “Oha Girl”

The legendary children’s TV show Oha Suta has announced that they will be airing a special “Oha Suta ALL STARS” episode. Many past MCs and “Oha Girls” are expected to appear, but two certain confirmed guests are causing the most buzz among enthusiasts of the show. Voice actor Koichi Yamadera and actress Becky have both […]

Tomoya Nagase is leaving Johnny’s in 2021, TOKIO will not be disbanding

It has been announced that fan favorite Tomoya Nagase will be leaving Johnny & Associates in 2021, he is currently scheduled to leave office by the end of March. Nagase is currently the lead singer and one of the guitarists in the band TOKIO. Despite Nagase leaving, it is reported that they will continue activities […]

Keyakizaka46 to release final single in August, will be “reborn” under a new name

On July 16th girl group Keyakizaka46 held a no audience concert titled “Live online but with YOU”. This was the first performance since the groups center Yurina Hirate suddenly announced her departure from the group in January, 2020. During the concert two very important and shocking announcements were made! The girls finally revealed that they […]

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Fujii Kaze Releases New Digital Single “Tabiji”

Fujii Kaze Releases New Digital Single “Tabiji”

On March 1, Fujii Kaze will release a new digital single, “Tabiji.” The song serves as the theme song for the TV Asahi drama “Nijiiro Karte.” This is his drama theme, as well as his first tie-in. Kaze created “Tabiji” after visiting the set of “Nijiiro Karte”, meeting the cast and staff, and reading the […]

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Sakurazaka46 announce 2nd single “BAN”

Sakurazaka46 announce 2nd single “BAN”

Girl group Sakurazaka46 has announced the release of their 2nd single titled “BAN“, the announcement was made today via the groups official website. The single will be released in 4 limited edition CD+blu-ray editions, with first press editions coming with a random photocard. A standard CD only will also be available. This will be the […]

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Quruli to release New Album “Tensai no Ai” in April

Quruli to release New Album “Tensai no Ai” in April

Alternative rock trio Quruli have announced that they will be releasing a new full-length album titled “Tensai no Ai” on April 28th. This record comes two-and-a-half years after the group’s previous studio album “songline” and will be their thirteenth such release together. “Tensai no Ai” will include the band’s previously released tracks “Masurao-san”, “Osaka Banpaku”, […]

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Oricon Flashback: Week of 2/15

Oricon Flashback: Week of 2/15

We’re back with this week’s edition of Oricon Flashback. This is where we look back on what topped the charts this week 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years ago. Think of it as a way to reminisce and learn about the past of Japanese music. 2/11/91 Album: Kome Kome CLUB – K2C (second […]

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After almost 4 years Momo Mashiro finally makes her debut with “Onegai Sequencer”, produced by Yasutaka Nakata

After almost 4 years Momo Mashiro finally makes her debut with “Onegai Sequencer”, produced by Yasutaka Nakata

Popular convenience store chain Lawson held an audition exclusive to women working at the company. Titled “Lawson Dream Artist Audition” the winner was set to receive a contract with Warner Music Japan and be produced by Yasutaka Nakata! The winner turned out to be Momo Mashiro who successfully won the audition singing YUKI’s song “Yorokobi […]

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