Yonezu Kenshi, Hoshino Gen, Kuwata Keisuke & The Pin Boys, and Aimyon Top the Oricon Charts for the Week of 12/31 – 1/6

This week, Yonezu Kenshi topped the Combined Single chart with his single “Lemon”, with 84,708 points in the chart’s fourth week.

Hoshino Gen topped the Combined Album chart for the third consecutive week with his album “POP VIRUS”, with 36,083 points in its third week.

Kuwata Keisuke & The Pin Boys topped the Single chart with “Let’s Go Bowling”, selling 38,817 copies in its first week.

Gen also topped the Album chart with with “POP VIRUS”, selling 27,826 copies in its third week.

Kenshi also topped the Digital Single chart for the 19th non-consecutive week “Lemon”, selling 140,618 copies in its 47th week.

Gen also topped the Digital Album chart with “POP VIRUS”, selling 8,257 copies in its third week.

Aimyon topped the Streaming chart with her single “Marigold”, with 1,651,796 streams in the chart’s fourth week.

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#1 Song Review: Week of 12/24 – 12/30 (THE IDOLM@STER v. Yonezu Kenshi v. Aimyon)

Hello, Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw KinKi Kids defeat Uru and Aimyon. Aimyon is back this week, facing off against a newcomer and a blast from the past. Find out what Ronald thought of the songs that topped the singles charts this week and share your thoughts on them too!

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Mrs. GREEN APPLE, Nisshoku Natsuko, and FOMARE Perform on Buzz Rhythm 02 for January 11

This week’s guests were Mrs. GREEN APPLE, Nisshoku Natsuko, and FOMARE.

Mrs. GREEN APPLE – Boku no Koto

Nisshoku Natsuko – white frost

FOMARE – Can’t help myself

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Open Post

Hey Arama Japan! It’s Friday so it’s Open Post time! Feel free to chat with your fellow readers about whatever you like! Enjoy!

Check out ‘City Hunter’ French live adaptation “Nicky Larson et le Parfum de Cupidon” trailer

More than a year after being announced, “City Hunter” French live adaptation trailer got released!

Entitled “Nicky Larson et le Parfum de Cupidon” (Nicky Larson and Cupidon’s Perfume) [NA : “Nicky Larson” is the name of Ryo Saeba in the french version of the anime], the movie is directed & played by french comedian Philippe Lacheau and scheduled for February 6th.

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Koda Kumi couldn’t stop crying while watching “A Star Is Born”

Singer Koda Kumi recently attended a special screening event for one of the seasons hottest films A Star Is Born. Joining her as one of the other MCs for the event is trans make-up artist and talent IKKO.

The film had it’s Japanese premiere back on December 21st, and Japan’s SNS was filled to the brim with hashtags relating to one of the main stars Lady Gaga and how emotional the film is. “You will cry! A handkerchief is essential!
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CHANMINA’s new song “I’m a Pop” to be sung in 3 different languages

Rapper CHANMINA will be releasing a brand new single called “I’m a Pop” next month!

The song will show off CHANMINA’s bilingual skills, as it will be sung in Japanese, English, and Korean! This will be CHANMINA’s first physical release since 2017, so it will be filled with a lot of goodies.
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Kis-My-Ft2 release short ver. MV for “Kimi wo Daisuki da”

Johnny’s group Kis-My-Ft2 have released a preview MV for their upcoming single “Kimi wo Daisuki da

This is their 23rd single overall, and will serve as the official theme song for the film “Tora-san” starring Kis-My-Ft2 member Hiromitsu Kitayama, which is his debut film role!

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