Nogizaka46 2nd Photobook “1 Jikan Okure no I love you”

15 Aug

Idol group Nogizaka46 2nd photobook “1 Jikan Okure no I love you” released on 5th August 2016 came in top in the Books section of Oricon Chart, with 41,000 sales.

Filming took place overseas in Guam. The girls donned themselves in beach fashion and were filmed having fun under the skies and in the sea. A highlight is also their swimwear fashion.

Sample pics below:


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Kinki Kids to release “N Album”

15 Aug

Kinki Kids will be releasing their 15th album “N album” on 21st September 2016.

The theme for this album is “naked & natural”. Domoto Tsuyoshi and Domoto Koichi will blend their natural selves as solo artistes.


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Fujii sisters to make subunit debut as “ShuuKaRen”

15 Aug

Fujii Shuuka and Fujii Karen of E-girls will make their subunit debut under the title of “ShuuKaRen”, and release their first single “Universe” on the 5th October 2016.

Their single was the CM song for Beats headphones, which the sisters were endorsement models for in April.

Shuuka is the dance rep in “Flower” and her younger sister Karen is vocalist for “Happiness”. They are fashion models for “JJ” magazine.

In this debut single, Shuuka will showcase her vocals for the first time while Karen will challenge rapping. Karen commented “I want us to realise lots of dreams together. We want to show a performance that only sisters can put on.”

You can hear a snippet of the song in CM video above.


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Arashi to release Olympic single “Power of the Paradise”

15 Aug

Arashi’s 50th single “Power of the Paradise” will be released on 14th September 2016. This is the theme song for Nihon TV’s “Rio De Janiero 2016” show, which Sakurai Sho is main caster for.

This is a support song encouraging everyone to scale for greater heights.



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SMAP officially disbanding

15 Aug

SMAP announced their disbandment on midnight of 13th August 2016.

On 10th August 2016, Kimura was in Hawaii for an annual family vacation when the rest went to Johnny Kitagawa to apply for disbandment. Nakai was more neutral and wanted the group to stay together, but Shingo/Tsuyoshi/Goro were convinced they should disband. They did not wish to go on hiatus and give fans a false hope of returning.

The group will disband at the end of this year, thereafter each will continue with solo work.

At this point in time, there are no plans for a disbandment concert or press conference. However, according to an emergency survey by Sports Hochi, 83% of respondents(769 people) are hoping for them to appear in this year’s NHK Kohoku Uta Gassen.


 Bunshun report: Reason for disbandment, the “Kimura Distrust”

“This is not a problem which started today or yesterday. We were “broken” 15 years ago. But we continued for 10 years. Please understand this.”

This was apparently what Shingo and Kusanagi Tsuyoshi said to Kousugi Ryuzo, the agency’s consultant/advisor, in their face-to-face meetings after the disbandment saga early this year.

What happened 15 years ago, was Kimura’s flash marriage to Kudo Shizuka. His marriage was disapproved by Iljima, a mother-like manager of SMAP for many years.

Details will be published in 17th August 2016 issue of Bunshun.


Details of talks with Johnny Kitagawa revealed

2 talks in early June 2016 took place with all 5 gathered. The agenda was an upcoming music show appearance in July. According to a TV personnel, Johnny Kitagawa(84) went as far as to persuade them with  “After all, i’m already at this age.” He also tried to convince them to do a 25th anniversary concert citing fan expectations.

That did not cause Katori Shingo(39) and others to change their minds. They did not want to do the 25th anniversary concert nor Kouhaku Uta Gassen nor continue with SMAP x SMAP. The conclusion – they did not wish to continue with SMAP.

The troubled Johnny Kitagawa then said “Then, what do you want to do?”

Katori Shingo was in a deep feud with Kimura Takuya(43), over the resignation of their ex-manager Iljima who took responsibilty after the SMAP disbandment saga early this year. A related personnel said “there is a deep sense of loss, and he’s lost his passion for everything”.

If it were previous years, going on hiatus wouldn’t be a problem. But SMAP is welcoming their 25th anniversary in September, so there was a pressing need to announce their upcoming activities. When asked if he wanted to disband or go on hiatus, Shingo and others were just “okay with either”. When Johnny Kitagawa proposed that they go on hiatus, the guys changed their minds and opted to disband.


SNH48 3rd Senbatsu Sousenkyo: Live Streaming Tonight!

30 Jul

Not jpop, but this so watch-able! 48 fans will probably be see why 48Group and China broke up.

胡彦斌加盟SNH48总决选 携鸟叔、陶喆共襄盛举

SNH48 Senbatsu Sousenkyo will be happening tonight. This event will be a star-studded show with appearances from singers PSY, David Tao, Hu Yan Bin and Hunan TV host Shen Meng Chen. It will be broadcasted on Guangdong TV at 9.10pm. There will also be a live streaming on their official YouTube channel starting ~7pm.


The 3 singers will have different roles in the Sousenkyo, with PSY continuing to mentor the girls and them collaborating with him in a performance. David Tao will be writing a song for the top senbatsu while Hu Yan Bin will presenting awards to the winners.


Will top member Ju Jing Yi break Sashihara Rino’s record?

Currently placed 1st in the preliminary rankings with 120,000 votes, Ju Jing Yi aka Kiku chan will likely break Sashihara Rino’s record of 240,000 votes tonight.

She will also don a 100,000 RMB dress and transform into a “night goddess”.




1st Place: Ju Jing Yi  ~230,750 votes
2nd Place: Li Yi Tong ~170,000 votes
3rd Place: Huang Tingting ~130,000 votes

In essence, the key members of SNH48 have managed to double,triple and even quadruple their votes to reach the level AKB48 are at now, all within a year’s time. The growth of SNH48 is terrifying.

And AKS is dumb for letting them go..

Compilation of NEWS “Koi wo Shiranai Kimi e”

10 Jul

Because i love ballads…will be updated if i see more..

Love Music


The Music Day

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