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LiSA and Suzuki Tatsuhisa announced their marriage in January 2020. Shukan Bunshun has now revealed though that Tatsuhisa is cheating on LiSA. The other woman in their relationship is A-san, a woman in her 20s who works at a studio where Tatsuhisa records. According to a music industry official, Tatsuhisa has always had a drinking […]
Popular tabloid Bunshun has released more details on the ill-fated Tokyo Olympics. They released a lengthy “confidential” report that detailed specific plans for the Opening Ceremony, in total the report spanned 1199 pages but Bunshun shared the highlights. One section that has been gaining traction online was a proposed segment involving comedian Naomi Watanabe and […]
Earlier today, the Opening Ceremony of the Toyko 2020 Olympics was held. MISIA performed the Japanese national anthem, “Kimigayo.” She did so in a white Tomo Koizumi dress with multicolor detail. Her porformance was short, but impactful. Check it out below!
On July 21, Ryuji Imaichi of Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS will release his third solo album, “CHAOS CITY.” This release comes about a year and half after his previous album, “ZONE OF GOLD.” “CHAOS CITY” is a conceptual album that tells the stories of the fictional city that the album is named after. The lead […]
On July 21, Shota Shimizu will release his ninth album, “HOPE.” This is his first album since June 2018’s “WHITE.” A number of guests are featured on this album, including Taka from ONE OK ROCK, Aimer, ASOBOiSM, and Kouichi Arakawa. Shota and Taka launched [re:] Project last year, and their song on Shota’s album, “Curtain […]
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. 7/8/91 Album: Nagai Mariko – WASHING (first week […]
Actor Tomohisa Yamashita will be covering Harpers Bazaar Japan for the very first time in their upcoming special edition issue. In the issue Yamapi will discuss how the landscape of the entertainment industry has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread. He will also talk about his increased international activities starring in both films […]
On July 14, GENERATIONS will release their sixth album “Up & Down.” This is the group’s first album since November 2019’s “SHONEN CHRONICLE.” “Up & Down” will include the previously released singles “Hira Hira”, “You & I”, “Ame Nochi Hare”, and “HELLO! HALO!” The GENERATIONS version of the Jr.EXILE song “WAY TO THE GLORY” is […]
Ayumi Hamasaki, J Soul Brothers, Hikaru Utada & more to participate in concert series “YouTube Music Weekend”
The popular concert series YouTube Music Weekend is back, and this time a roster of over 50 artists will be participating in the event! For just one weekend artists will upload a special concert on their official YouTube channel, but fans have to be quick as it’s only available for streaming for a very limited […]
On August 11, SixTONES will release their fifth single, “Mascara.” The song was written and composed by Tsuneta Daiki of King Gnu / millennium parade / PERIMETRON. “Mascara” is described as a sad love song that expresses the changing emotions of a man. “Mascara” will be released in three editions: CD+DVD limited edition A, CD+DVD […]
Tegoshi Yuya is ready to relaunch his music career! Starting this month, he will release a new digital single each month for the next six months. The first in this series is “Cinnamon”, out July 7. The song is described as a love song that compares love to cinnamon in the flower language. Check out […]
It was announced that King & Prince member Hirano Sho will star in a special drama as part of NTV’s annual 24 HOUR TELEVISION / LOVE SAVES THE EARTH telethon on August 21 – 22. King & Prince was previously announced to perform as the main personality of the popular charity program for this year. […]
On July 21, King & Prince will release their third album, “Re:Sense.” This album comes almost a year after their previous one, last September’s “L&.” “Re:Sense” will include the previously released singles “I promise”, “Magic Touch”, and “Beating Hearts.” It will also include the new English language song “Namae Oshiete”, which King & Prince recorded […]
On July 7, anan will release its annual “Ai to SEX” issue, and this year’s coverboy is Sexy Zone‘s Nakajima Kento! The gravure photoshoot for this issue has a title that translates as “Neverending Dream”, with the theme of “impusle of love.” A nude Kento appears in the shoot as the male lover in a […]
On June 29, (also Snow Man Raul’s 18th birthday), a special collaboration MV featuring “Honey Lemon Soda” movie trailer and its theme song “HELLO HELLO” is released! Based on Murata Mayu’s manga, Raul stars in the movie as Miura Kai, a guy with lemon colored hair while Yoshikawa Ai plays the heroine Ishimori Uka. “HELLO […]
The Fuji TV drama “Omameda Towako to Sannin no Motootto” tells the story of Omameda Towako, portrayed by Matsu Takako, and her interactions with her three ex-husbands, played by Matsuda Ryuhei, Kakuta Akihiro, and Okada Masaki. The ending theme of the drama is different variations of a song called “Presence.” This song is by a […]
On June 23, a new unit composed of RUNG HYANG, claquepot, and Mukai Taichi will make their debut with the digital EP “PARK.” The trio of close friends decided to come together last year during the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to help the world through music. “PARK” is composed of four songs. The title […]
Raul of Snow Man is the cover boy for anan issue #2256, out June 30. This issue marks the first time that Raul has appeared on the cover by himself. This issue of anan is the annual “Beautiful Legs” special issue. Raul is the first man to cover this special issue of anan. Inside the […]