Naniwa Danshi and Ken Miyake Top the Oricon Charts for the Week of 11/14 – 11/20

This week, Naniwa Danshi topped the Combined Single chart with their new single “Happy Surprise”, with 519,363 points in its first week.

Ken Miyake topped the Combined Album chart with his debut solo mini album “NEWWW”, with 49,623 points in its first week.

JUJU, Miyamoto Hiroji, and Sera Masanori Perform on “Music Fair” for November 26

This week’s guests were Miyamoto Hiroji, JUJU, and Sera Masanori.

Miyamoto Hiroji – Machibuse (Miki Seiko cover)

JUJU – Hana

Sera Masanori x Miyamoto Hiroji – Anta no Ballad (Sera Masanori & Twist cover)

Sera Masanori x Miyamoto Hiroji – Hikigane (Sera Masanori & Twist cover)

Sera Masanori x Miyamoto Hiroji x JUJU – Moero Ii Onna (Twist cover)

BiSH, Liella!, and More Perform on “Buzz Rhythm 02” for November 25

This week’s guests were BiSH, Girls², KANDYTOWN, and Liella!

BiSH – Promise the Star / Datsu Kisei Gainen / Sayonara Saraba / SEE YOU / beautiful Sa

Girls² – Love Genic

KANDYTOWN – Curtain Call (feat. KEIJU, Ryohu, IO)

Liella! – WE WILL‼︎

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Kis-My-Ft2, Kuwata Keisuke, and More Perform on “MUSIC STATION” for November 25

This week’s guests were Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, TAKUMA, Ishihara Shinya, Mrs. GREEN APPLE, Kis-My-Ft2, and Kuwata Keisuke.

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra x TAKUMA(10-FEET) – Oretachi no Ashita (Elephant Kashimashi cover)

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Monshironchou feat.Ishihara Shinya (Saucy Dog)

Mrs. GREEN APPLE – Soranji

Kis-My-Ft2 – Omoibana

Kuwata Keisuke – Nagasaki Hotel / Heiwa no Machi

What Does Gen Z Like in 2022?

On November 24, FinT released the results of its “Generation Z Trend Ranking” for 2022. Gen Z is described as being between the ages of 15 and 26. So what do they like this year?

Gen Z’s top entertainer is Snow Man‘s Meguro Ren. Ado is the top artist and top influencer.

Ren’s drama “silent” is the topped Gen Z’s drama / movie ranking for 2022, while Ado’s “Shin Jidai” was the top song.

The TV Tokyo anime series “SPY x FAMILY” was the top trending thing this year, while the phrase “Anya Peanuts ga Suki” from the series was the top buzzword.

Yakult 1000 was the top trending food item.

The TIRTIR Cushion Foundation was Gen Z’s top cosmetic / skincare item, smartphone shoulder bags were the top fashion item.

Check out the rest of the rankings below!

LE SSERAFIM to Make Their Japanese Debut

LE SSERAFIM, already set to make their first Kouhaku appearance, has publicly announced that they will finally make their first Japanese release in January of next year.

King Gnu, Naniwa Danshi, Travis Japan, and More Added to “2022 FNS Kayousai”

On December 7 and 14, “2022 FNS Kayousai” will air. As previously announced, performers include Snow Man, Ayumi Hamasaki, JO1, LiSA, Official HIGE DANdism, Koda Kumi, Kudo Shizuka, and DISH//.

A second set of performers has been announced. This set includes the likes of King Gnu, Naniwa Danshi, Travis Japan, Nakayama Miho, Kou Shibasaki, Yuzu, Liella!, and AK-69. See who else was added below!