Johnny’s WEST, The Cro-Magnons, and Kaneko Ayano Perform on Love music for October 20

This week’s performers were Johnny’s WEST, The Cro-Magnons, and Kaneko Ayano. Furuichi Noritoshi was the talk guest.

Johnny’s WEST – Big Shot!!

The Cro-Magnons – Crane Game

Kaneko Ayano – Hikari no Hou e

Kanjani8 and Guests Cover Utada Hikaru on KanJam Kanzennen SHOW for October 20

This week’s guests were Teraoka Yohito, Matsuo Kiyoshi, Kan Sano, Takahashi Shigeo, and Ichikawa Saya.

Teraoka Yohito x Kan Sano x Kanjani8 – Automatic (Utada Hikaru cover)

Was Kanjani8’s Maruyama Ryuhei in a Love Triangle with TOKIO’s Joshima Shigeru and His Fiance?

A few weeks ago, it was reported that TOKIO‘s Joshima Shigeru is engaged to his pregnant girlfriend, Kikuchi Risa. But according to Shukan Bunshun, there’s more to this story!

According to a sport reporter, back in November 2017, after four years of dating, Shigeru and Risa had a fight at a Tokyo “takoyaki bar.” It seemed that the couple had broken up and reconciled, but he had suspicions that she was having an affair with Ryuhei, prompting him to ask questions. Ryuhei was then called to join them, which he did, leading to an even bigger mess.

It’s an uncomfortable situation seeing as how Shigeru is a great senior of Ryuhei’s within Johnny & Associates. But apparently love triangles are common within the company.

The Recording Industry Association of Japan Releases Its Digital Certifications for September

This month, two songs from 2019 were certified Double Platinum for selling 500,000 copies: Suda Masaki‘s “Machigai Sagashi” and Yonezu Kenshi‘s “Uma to Shika.”

Two songs from 2019 were certified Platinum for selling 250,000 copies: Official HIGE DANdism‘s “Pretender” and RADWIMPS‘ “Ai no Dekiru Koto wa Mada Aru Kai.”

Two songs from 2019 were certified Gold for selling 100,000 copies: Official HIGE DANdism’s “Shukumei” and Suzuki Masayuki‘s “Love Dramatic.”

One song was certified 3 Million for selling 3,000,000 copies: Yonezu Kenshi’s “Lemon.” It is the third song to reach this level in the history of Japanese music, following Thelma Aoyama‘s “Soba ni Iru ne” and GReeeeN‘s “Kiseki.”

6th Season of Ryoko Yonekura’s “Doctor-X” starts off to huge ratings

She’s still got it, actress Ryoko Yonekura has been playing the role of Doctor Michiko Daimon for almost a decade now, and fans can’t get enough of it. The 6th season of Doctor-X recently began airing on TV Asahi, and the first episode received very impressive ratings.

Finishing with a very impressive 20.3% rating, throughout the entire episode it was able to keep an average above that coveted 20% mark. This great start gives Doctor-X the potential to be the most successful drama series of the year.

Ratings for the episode peaked at a massive 25.3% when Michiko was performing a dramatic surgery scene.

DIR EN GRAY, Shiina Ringo, Miu Sakamoto & more team up for BUCK-TICK tribute album

A tribute album for the legendary rock band BUCK-TICK has been announced, featuring a bunch of high profile musical guests. Titled “PARADE III ~RESPECTIVE TRACKS OF BUCK-TICK~“, the album will be released on Janaury 29th, 2020.

This is actually the third tribute album for the band. In 2005 the first one was released celebrating 20 years since the band was formed, and then in 2012 the second one was released celebrating their 25th anniversary since formally debuting.

WANIMA, Mrs. GREEN APPLE, and More Perform on CDTV for October 19



Mrs. GREEN APPLE – Inferno


SHISHAMO – Kimi no Tonari ni Itai Kara

Spitz Performs on SONGS for October 19

This week’s episode featured Spitz. This is the band’s first appearance on SONGS in nine years. Spitz was in charge of the theme song for the recent asadora “Natsuzora.” Spitz performed the theme song, ‘”Yasashii Ano Ko”, for the first time on TV on this episode of SONGS. The song’s creation was discussed. “Natsuzora” cast members Hirose Suzu, Kusakari Masao, and Yoshizawa Ryo also made appearances.

Spitz – Yasashii Ano Ko / Arigatou-san / Yamabuki