Music Comes First For Back Number

Music comes first for back numberThree-piece rock band back number is gaining tremendous popularity among young people.
The band recently released its first greatest-hits album “Encore,” compiling 32 songs, including “Hanataba” (Bouquet) a tune that carried the band to fame, and “Christmas Song,” which gained popularity as the opening theme song for a TV drama. The album is a good piece for tracing the band’s history.

Itano Tomomi To Release 9th Single, Hold Mini Lives & High Touch Events

Itano Tomomi to release 9th single, hold mini lives & high touch eventsItano Tomomi's 9th single (currently untitled) will drop in stores on April 19.
The upcoming single will be available for purchase in three different types: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD+Photo Book), and Regular Edition (CD-Only). Those who purchase the single from specific stores, to be announced later, will receive a photo of the singer (1 out of 10) on a first-come-first-serve basis. The track list and other details will be revealed later.

Exile Atsushi Launches Official Instagram Account

EXILE ATSUSHI launches official Instagram accountEXILE ATSUSHI has launched his official Instagram account (@exile_atsushi_official)!
The first picture ATSUSHI uploaded is a self-portrait with a message saying, "From now on, I will post information about my activities, private photos, and sayings as #atsushizm, so please take care of me!!"

Aaa To Set Out On Nationwide Tour In June

AAA to set out on nationwide tour in JuneAAA will set out on their nationwide tour "AAA ARENA TOUR 2017 -WAY OF GLORY-" in June.
The tour will be held to coincide the release of their album "WAY OF GLORY" to drop in stores on February 22. It will kick off on June 17 at Hiroshima Green Arena, and they will stop at 5 locations. Ticket details will be revealed later.

Former Idoling!!! Member Ito Yuna To Become An Idol Group Producer

Former Idoling!!! member Ito Yuna to become an idol group producerFormer Idoling!!! member Ito Yuna will become an idol group producer.
Ito graduated from Idoling!!! and retired from showbiz in April of 2015. As a college student, she started up a company called TKMK last December and currently serves as its manager. Utilizing her own experiences as an idol, she will make her way backstage and produce female idol groups.

Fujie Reina Announces Graduation From Nmb48

Fujie Reina announces graduation from NMB48NMB48 Team BII member Fujie Reina has announced her graduation from the group.
Fujie made the announcement herself on January 31 during Team BII's performance at NMB48 Theater. In a YouTube video, she explained, "After graduating, I want to become an actress. In order for many people to watch me acting, I hope to challenge myself to many different things." At the end of the video, she held up a message board telling fans that they are "prohibited from changing oshimen."