Kanjani8 and Honma Akimitsu Cover Mariya Takeuchi on KanJam Kanzennen SHOW for February 16

This week’s guests were Honma Akimitsu, Matsuo Kiyoshi, Yamazaki Hironari, and Arai Elina.

Honma Akimitsu x Kanjani8 – Manhattan Kiss (Mariya Takeuchi cover)

JO1 Release Their Debut Music Video

On March 4, JO1 will release their debut single, “PROTOSTAR.” The single will come in three editions: limited editions A & B and a regular edition. Limited edition A will include a DVD featuring interviews with the members of JO1 and making videos. Limited edition B will include a photobook.

Earlier today, JO1 release the music video for “Mugendai”, the main song on “PROTOSTAR.” It’s an upbeat song featuring an array of sounds. The accompanying music video is equally as colorful! Check it out below, along with more information on JO1’s debut release!

King Gnu, Official HIGE DANdism, and FANTASTICS Perform on CDTV for February 15

This week’s guests were King Gnu, Official HIGE DANdism, and FANTASTICS.

King Gnu – Hikoutei

Official HIGE DANdism – I LOVE…

FANTASTICS – Flying Fish

JUJU, Leo Ieiri, and More Perform on Music Fair for February 15

This week’s guests were Miyamoto Hiroji, JUJU, Sakai Yu, and Leo Ieiri.

Miyamoto Hiroji x JUJU x Sakai Yu x Leo Ieiri – Kageri Yuku Heya

Leo Ieiri – Mikansei

Sakai Yu – 21 Banme no Grace


Miyamoto Hiroji – Hallelujah

SixTONES vs Snow Man, Sexy Zone, Yonezu Kenshi, and King Gnu Top the Oricon Charts for the Week of 2/3 – 2/9

This week, SixTONES vs Snow Man retook the top spot on the Combined Single chart with their single “Imitation Rain / D.D.”, with 44,982 points in its third week, topping the chart for the second non-consecutive week.

Sexy Zone topped the Combined Album chart with their new album “POP x STEP!?”, with 131,035 points in its first week.

SixTONES vs Snow Man also retook the top spot on the Single chart with “Imitation Rain / D.D.”, selling 44,982 copies in its third week, topping the chart for the second non-consecutive week.

Sexy Zone also topped the Album chart with “POP x STEP!?”, selling 131,035 copies in its first week.

Yonezu Kenshi topped the Digital Single chart with his new digital single “Paprika”, selling 72,055 copies in its first week.

King Gnu retook the top spot on the Digital Album chart with their album “CEREMONY”, selling 3,176 copies in its fourth week, topping the chart for the third non-consecutive week.

King Gnu also topped the Streaming chart with for the fourth consecutive week their single “Hakujitsu”, with 4,094,166 streams in its 51st week.

Oricon Flashback: Week of 2/10

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.

Little Glee Monster, Kyuso Nekokami, and More Perform on Buzz Rhythm 02 for February 14

This week’s guests were Shonen T, Little Glee Monster, FAITH, Kyuso Nekokami, and Houkago Princess.

Shonen T – Kimi no Kao ga Suki

Little Glee Monster – STARTING OVER

FAITH – Party All Night

Kyuso Nekokami – Welcome to Nishinomiya

Houkago Princess – Princess no Teigi

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!