Mackenyu Arata to Star in Hollywood Film “Knights of the Zodiac”

Mackenyu Arata‘s Hollywood dream is coming true! He is set to star in the American movie “Knights of the Zodiac”, a live action adaptation of Kurumada Masami‘s 80s manga / anime series “Saint Seiya.”

“Knights of the Zodiac” is being directed by the Polish animator and special effects genius Tomasz Baginski. The film is being produced by Toei Animation and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.

Mackenyu will co-star alongside Madison Iseman, Sean Bean, Famke Janssen, Nick Stahl, Diego Tinoco, and Mark Dacascos. The film recently finished production.

Mukai Taichi Dances on His Own in “Celebrate!” MV

On September 22, Mukai Taichi will release “DOORS”, his new digital EP. Ths work was co-produced with Shin Sakiura and has the theme of hope overcoming conflict. The title stems from how doors are passageways between “you and I”, “past and future”, and different feelings.

In tandem with the release of “DOORS”, Taichi has released the music video for its opener, “Celebrate!” The song has the theme of “bless and celebrate with everyone who loves you as you are.” In the clip, Taichi is celebrates on his own in an empty hotel lobby.

In related news, “Bravest”, a new song that isn’t on “DOORS”, will serve as the theme song for the new season of the TV Tokyo anime series “Dragon Quest Dai no Daiboken.” No word on when this song will be released.

Check out more information on Taichi’s new release and music video below!

Perfume Blends the Real and Virtual Worlds in “Polygon Wave” MV

On September 22, Perfume will release “Polygon Wave EP.” The group has now released the music video for the song.

The video for “Polygon Wave” sees Perfume dancing in a virtual world, and enjoying a ride through the Tokyo night in a Tesla. The car in the video was really driven by Kashiyuka. But is all in the video as it appears? Find out below!

KAT-TUN, Buster Bros!!! VS Matenro VS Fling Posse, LiSA, KREVA, and back number Top the Oricon Charts for the Week of 9/6 – 9/12

This week, KAT-TUN topped the Combined Single chart with their new single “We Just Go Hard feat.AK-69 / EUPHORIA”, with 211,360 points in its first week.

Buster Bros!!! VS Matenro VS Fling Posse topped the Combined Album chart with their new mini album “Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- 2nd Division Rap Battle ‘Buster Bros!!! VS Matenro VS Fling Posse’”, with 63,797 points in its first week.

KAT-TUN also topped the Single chart with “We Just Go Hard feat.AK-69 / EUPHORIA”, selling 205,428 copies in its first week.

Buster Bros!!! VS Matenro VS Fling Posse also topped the Album chart with “Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- 2nd Division Rap Battle ‘Buster Bros!!! VS Matenro VS Fling Posse’”, selling 61,898 copies in its first week.

LiSA topped the Digital Single chart with her single “HADASHi NO STEP”, selling 9,751 copies its seventh week.

KREVA topped the Digital Album chart with his new digital album “LOOP END / LOOP START”, selling 2,321 copies in its first week.

back number topped the Streaming chart with their digital single “Suiheisen”, with 7,392,198 streams in its fifth week.

Ryokuoushoku Shakai, Creepy Nuts, and More Perform on “Love music” for September 19

This week’s episode was the first day of “LOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021.” This week’s guests were Saucy Dog, Ryokuoushoku Shakai, Creepy Nuts, and Macaroni Enpitsu.

Saucy Dog – Sea Glass / Ghostbusters / Stand By Me

Ryokuoushoku Shakai -Zutto Zutto Zutto / Kesshou / Mela!

Creepy Nuts – Nariwai / Katsute Tensai datta Oretachi e / Bareru!

Macaroni Enpitsu – MUSIC / Hachigatsu no Kagerou / Mister Blue Sky

RADWIMPS members feel betrayed over Akira Kuwahara’s cheating scandal

Fallout continues for RADWIPS support vocalist and guitar player Akira Kuwahara over his cheating scandal that was uncovered this month. After the story was spread by the notorious tabloid Bunshun, RADWIPS quickly confirmed that the rumour was in-fact true when the bands official website released a statement stating that Akira’s entertainment activities has been suspended and that he was cheating on his wife.

Maki Goto collaborates with CHEMISTRY’s Kaname Kawabata

Kami-sama Maki Goto has collaborated with her “ASAYAN” friend Kaname Kawabta, one half of the legendary duo CHEMISTRY. The two joined forces to cover “Betsu no hito no kanojo ni natta yo”, the 2018 hit from the rock group Wacci.

Perfume, Nogizaka46, and More Perform on “Shibuya Note” for September 18

This week’s guests were Nogizaka46, Kis-My-Ft2, Perfume, and FOMARE.

Nogizaka46 – Kimi ni Shikarareta

Kis-My-Ft2 – SO BLUE

Perfume – Polygon Wave

FOMARE – Nagai Kami