Mr.Children unveil intimate Live PV for “Brand new planet”

As we’ve reported previously, popular rock band Mr.Children will be releasing their 20th original album “SOUNDTRACKS” on December 2nd. Now that this date has drawn closer, the group have chosen to publish a live performance of its second track “Brand new planet” to their YouTube channel.

The clip is taken from the documentary – entitled “MINE” – included with the record’s Limited Edition and features an emotive rendition of the mid-tempo number. Of note, “Brand new planet” is currently serving as the theme song for FujiTV drama “Nee-chan no Koibito”.

Read on below to find this live PV, as well as the cover and complete track list for “SOUNDTRACKS”.

Sexy Zone, Nogizaka46, WANIMA, and More Perform on CDTV Live! Live! for October 26

This week’s episode was a two hour special. This week’s guests were Ryokuoushoku Shakai, WANIMA, Sexy Zone, Ozaki Hiroya, Stray Kids, Yamamoto Sayaka, Nogizaka46, D-51, Sonim, Moriyama Naotaro, Naoto Inti Raymi, and Fujiwara Sakura.

Ryokuoushoku Shakai – Mela!

WANIMA – LIFE / Cheddar Flavor

Sexy Zone – NOT FOUND

Ozaki Hiroya – Kimi wa Rock wo Kikanai (Aimyon cover)

Stray Kids – ALL IN

Yamamoto Sayaka – Zero Universe

Ryokuoushoku Shakai – Kira Kira (Oda Kazumasa cover)

Nogizaka46 – Girl’s Rule / Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru / Influencer / Synchronicity / Shiawase no Hogoshoku

D-51 – NO MORE CRY

Sonim – Curry Rice no Onna / Zutto Soba ni Ite ne

Moriyama Naotaro – Rakujitsu

Ozaki Hiroya – LONELY

Naoto Inti Raymi – Omowakudori

Fujiwara Sakura – Waver

Sexy Zone member Fuma Kikuchi shows off his assets in CM for Shimauma Print

Sexy Zone member Fuma Kikuchi will be starring in his very first solo nationwide campaign. He has been selected to promote the online printing service Shimauma Print.

The title of the campaign is “Zebra New Year’s Card 2021”. Using Shimauma Print’s service he hopes people will use their service to create custom New Year’s cards for friends and family, you even have the option create your own photobook!

In the CM, a custom photobook featuring photos of Kikuchi as a child can be seen. As for the CM itself, Kikuchi can be seen trotting down a hallway with a pair of Zebras. At the end they strike a “Shima pose” and do a cheeky butt shake. Kikuchi revealed that prior to filming the CM he practiced hard in the mirror. Did his practice pay off? Watch both versions of the CM below!

Anime adaptation for The Way of the Househusband announced, Kenjiro Tsuda to voice lead role

It has been announced that the popular webcomic The Way of the Househusband will be receiving it’s very own anime adaptation! The announcement was made at Netflix’s “NETFLIX Anime Festival 2020 Kimi to Miru anime no Mirai”, and was further verified on Netflix’s NX account.

The main character Tatsu the “Immortal Dragon” will be voiced by the legendary seiyu Kenjiro Tsuda, who actually already played Tatsu before in a live-action CM. The series will be directed by Chiaki Kon, she has directed notable works such as Nodame Cantabile and the 3rd season of Sailor Moon’s reboot. Tsuda is perhaps best known for voicing the popular characters Seto Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh!), Hannes (Attack on Titan), and Atomic Samurai (One Punch Man) just to name a few!

LiSA and BTS Top the Billboard Japan Charts for the Week of 10/12 – 10/18

This week, LiSA topped the Hot 100 single chart with her new single “Homura”, with 30,997.

LiSA also topped the Hot Albums chart with her new album “LEO-NiNE.”

BTS topped the Streaming Songs chart with their digital single “Dynamite”, topping the chart for the sixth non-consecutive week.

LiSA also topped the Download Songs chart with “Homura.”

LiSA also topped the Download Albums chart with “LEO-NiNE.”

back number and aiko Perform on Love music for October 25

This week’s guests were back number and aiko.

back number – Emerald / Mabataki

aiko – Honey Memory

Demon Slayer crosses ¥10 Billion in 10 days, continues to break Japanese box office

Anime movie phenom Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train has earned a total of Y10,754,232,550 with 7,983,442 admissions in 10 days, making it the fastest film to reach the 10 Billion Yen mark in Japanese box office. To put into perspective, the highest grossing film of all time “Spirited Away” (Y30.8B), reached Y10B after 25 days. “Your Name” (28 days), Weathering With You (34 days), Frozen 2 (40 days).

Watch the trailer for Gou Ayano’s “Yakuza and The Family”

The trailer for Gou Ayano‘s highly anticipated film “Yakuza and The Family” has been released! The trailer for the film also showcases it’s theme song titled “Familia” performed by the group Millennium Parade.

“Yakuza and The Family” follows the trails and tribulations of a Yakuza family spanning 20 years, 1999-2019. Kenji Yamamoto’s (Gou Ayano) father dies from a drug overdose, resulting in Yamamoto falling into a severe depression. During these hard times Yamamoto decides to enter the crime world. His gang boss, played by Hiroshi Tachi, becomes quite close with Yamamoto treating him like his own son. Yamamoto eventually starts his own family which doesn’t deter from his dramatic life.