Japanese Pop Culture News - Music, Anime, and More

Browsing Kuroko’s Basketball

GRANRODEO announced new single Punky Funky Love with tie-up as the opening theme for anime Kuroko’s Basketball (黒子のバスケ) season 3. The duo continues their collaboration with the anime having provided the previous two season’s four opening theme songs. Their 22nd single comes on three editions scheduled for release on January 28th 2015 – more early details and anime PV featuring the opening theme song Punky Funky Love follow.

Read more

SMAP tops the singles charts with their 52nd single Yes we are / Koko Kara selling over 138,000 copies. Performance group SEKAI NO OWARI lands in #2 with Hono to mori no Carnival with over 66,000 copies sold. Last week’s #1 from Nogizaka46 – their 8th single Kizuitara Kataomoi (気づいたら片想い) drops into #3.

On top of the album charts for the second week in a row is Fukuyama Masaharu with his 11th album HUMAN selling another 43,000 copies. Voice actress and singer Eri Kitamura climbed into the #7 spot with her 2nd album SHOMEI (証×明).

Read on for the complete top 10 singles and albums charts.

Read more


GRANRODEO updated more details for their 21st single Hengenjizai no Magical Star – jacket covers, full track list, and preview music video revealed. The single has tie-up as the next opening theme for anime Kuroko’s Basketball season 2. Single Hengenjizai no Magical Star three editions releasing February 12th 2014 – updated details and preview music video follow…. (jacket cover updated 2014.02.03)

Read more