EXILE, Crystal Kay, Macaroni Enpitsu, and More Perform on “CDTV Live! Live!” for April 19

This week’s episode was a three hour special. This week’s guests were EXILE, A.B.C-Z, Sakurazaka46, DA PUMP, Shimajirou to Nakamatachi, Keropons, AKB48, Sanrio no Character-tachi, Foorin, Macaroni Enpitsu, Nishikawa Takanori, Oda Sakura, Diamond✡Yukai, Crystal Kay, Kawasaki Takaya, Daichi Miura, SEVENTEEN, and Moriyama Naotaro.

NiziU, ≠ME, YOASOBI, and BTS Top the Oricon Charts for the Week of 4/5 – 4/11

This week, NiziU topped the Combined Single chart for the second consecutive week with their single “Take a picture / Poppin’ Shakin’”, with 407,815 points in its second week.

≠ME topped the Combined Album chart with their debut mini album “Cho Tokkyu ≠ME Yuki”, with 28,957 points in its first week.

NiziU aso topped the Single chart with “Take a picture / Poppin’ Shakin’”, selling 317,324 copies in its first week of physical release.

≠ME also topped the Album chart with “Cho Tokkyu ≠ME Yuki”, selling 28,457 copies in its first week.

NiziU also topped the Digital Single chart with “Take a picture”, selling 25,572 copies its second week.

YOASOBI retook the top spot on the Digital Album chart with their mini album “THE BOOK”, selling 2,061 copies in its 14th week, topping the chart for the seventh non-consecutive week.

BTS topped the Streaming chart with their digital single “Film out”, with 11,671,865 streams in its second week.

Lee Isaac Chung Talks Live Action American Remake of “Your Name”

In 2017, it was reported that Eric Heisserer, J.J. Abrams, Lindsey Weber, and Genki Kawamura were working on a live action American remake of “Your Name” for Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions, alongside the original film’s producers, Toho, who will also handle the remake’s distribution in Japan.

Heisserer later revealed that Toho wanted the remake to be made from the Western point of view. In February 2019, Marc Webb signed on to direct it. The remake will be about a young Native American woman living in a rural area and a young man from Chicago who discover they are magically and intermittently swapping bodies. In September 2020, Deadline Hollywood reported that Lee Isaac Chung had taken over directoral and writing duties, working off a draft penned by Emily V. Gordon.

Chung has recently experienced great success with his 2020 film “Minari.” He is now nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay at the 93rd Academy Awards. The film is also nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Steven Yeun), Best Supporting Actress (Youn Yuhjung), and Best Original Score (Emile Mosseri).

In the run up to the Oscars, New York Magazine‘s entertainment blog Vulture spoke to Chung about a variety of topics, including the “Your Name” remake. Check it out below!

Did Kiko Mizuhara Just Come Out?

Over the years, Kiko Mizuhara‘s private life has been quite public. She’s been linked with many men, including Big Bang‘s G-Dragon, Nomura Shuhei, and Harry Styles. However, in a recent interview with the American NBC News, Kiko revealed that she has dated women in the past as well.

Kiko, along with her co-star Honami Sato, was interviewed by NBC News to promote their new Netflix film “Ride or Die.” The two play lovers in the movie.

In taking on this role in a LGBTQ film, Kiko drew from her own life. In the interview, she said, “There are different types of LGBTQ stories in film that focus on the struggles, but this film is a little different, because the shape of the love that they’re able to create in the end is their own.”

NHK Censors Protests During Olympic Relay Footage

Since March 25, the ceremonies have finally started for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Much like everything else about this particular year’s games, even the airing of the race has caused controversy.

C&K, BRADIO, and SEVENTEEN Perform on “Love music” for April 18

This week’s performers were SEVENTEEN, C&K, and BRADIO. The talk guest was Speed Wagon.

SEVENTEEN – Hitori Janai

C&K – Ano Hi no Sweet Melody

BRADIO – Ai wo, Ima

Suspected paparazzi arrested for assaulting Tomomi Kahala

Singer Tomomi Kahala recently had a disturbing interaction with a 32-year-old man, who has been arrested for assaulting the singer. Over the weekend Kahala was in a taxi when the driver noticed that another taxi had been following them for upwards of 30 minutes.

The driver asked Tomomi if something was wrong, and she gave the driver the instructions to stop. When both taxis stopped they were in Tokyo’s Shinagawa ward, Tomomi approached the taxi and began to argue with the man inside.

Mukai Taichi, JO1, and More Perform on “Shibuya Note” for April 17

This week’s guests were JO1, TREASURE, Mukai Taichi, and yonawo.

JO1 – Born To Be Wild

TREASURE – BOY

Mukai Taichi – Colorless

yonawo – rendez-vous