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  • Anne to be the charity personality for this year's 24-Hour TV

    March 28, 2014 @ 12:50 am

    It was announced that actress Anne has been chosen to be the charity personality for NTV's annual telethon 24-Hour Television which will air in August. Together with Kanjani8 --the main personality for this year--, Anne will liven up the program from the main venue at the Nippon Budokan.This will be the very first time for the actress to participate in the program. According to the producer, the reason why she was appointed for the big role was

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  • Sakaguchi Kenji registers his marriage

    March 28, 2014 @ 12:50 am

    On March 27th, it was revealed that actor Sakaguchi Kenji (38) registered his marriage with a restaurant manager (32) on the 18th.  According to his agency, the couple registered their marriage as Sakaguchi had a break from work after shooting for the drama 'Iryu 4' that wrapped up on March 17th. The two met last summer through actor Ito Hideaki (38) and started dating shortly after. Sakaguchi's wife is currently pregnant and is due in Augu

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  • Yamamoto Mizuki graduates from Meiji University

    March 26, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

    On March 26, model and actress Yamamoto Mizuki (22) appeared at the Meiji University graduation ceremony held at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo.She appeared wearing a yellow hakama that she designed in the "retro women's literary style."  Yamamoto, who was said to have studied genetics in the Department of Life Sciences in the School of Agriculture, reflected on her experience with, "I was able to graduate without incident within 4 years.  As I

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/19~3/25

    March 26, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 19th to March 25th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 03 - "Harukaze" - Rihwa 04 - "ai" - Sonar Pocket 05 - "Hot Stuff" - JUJU 06 - "Aoi Ryu" - EXILE ATSUSHI 07 - "Let It G

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/17 ~ 3/23

    March 26, 2014 @ 3:59 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for March 17 to the 23rd. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]01. "Mirai to wa?" - SKE48 : 3/19 (397,874)02. "Kimi no Soba ni wa Hoshi ga Aru / Viva Viva More" - Tackey & Tsubasa : 3/19 (43,467)3. "Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no KISS / Are Kore Shitai!" - Juice=Juice : 3/19 (38,293)4. "Kotsu" - BugLug : 3/19 (14,736)5. "TV Anime 'Free!' Character Song Duet Series 004 Nanase Haruka & Ma

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  • E-girls' latest album tops Oricon weekly ranking

    March 25, 2014 @ 2:19 am

    E-girls' 2nd album "COLORFUL POP" (released on March 19) topped Oricon's latest weekly ranking. The first week sales for this album totaled 90,000 copies which exceeded the previous album "Lesson 1" (released in April 2012) that sold 57,000 copies during the first week. This also marked their 2nd consecutive chart-topping album. It includes 14 tracks like "RYDEEN ~Dance All Night~", "Gomennasai no Kissing You", "Follow Me -COLORFUL ROCK-", and m

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  • SKE48's 14th single grabs the No.1 spot on Oricon weekly ranking

    March 24, 2014 @ 6:42 pm

    SKE48's 14th single "Mirai to wa?" (went on sale on March 19) sold 398,000 copies during the first week, and topped Oricon's latest weekly ranking. This marked the group's 10th consecutive chart-topping single. This single allowed them to become the 3rd female group to have 10 chart-topping singles which has only been achieved by Morning Musume and AKB48. Moreover, they accomplished it in 4 years and 8 months since their debut which is the

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  • AKB48 to hold the 6th Senbatsu General Election

    March 22, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

    It was announced that AKB48 would be holding their annual Senbatsu General Election.The 6th election will be held to choose the Senbatsu members who can participate in the group's 37th single (Currently untitled, to be released in August). Up until now, top 64 girls were chosen in the past elections, but this year, the number will be increased to top 80 girls; • 1st ~ 16th : 37th single Senbatsu members• 17th ~ 32nd : Under Girls • 33

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/12~3/18

    March 21, 2014 @ 3:47 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 12th to March 18th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Harukaze" - Rihwa 02 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 03 - "Hot Stuff" - JUJU 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 05 - "Story Of My Life" - One Direction 06 - "Aoi Ryu" - EXILE ATSUSHI 07 - "L

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  • BUMP OF CHIKEN's Fujiwara Motoo has surgery for pneumothorax

    March 21, 2014 @ 5:48 am

    BUMP OF CHICKEN's Fujiwara Motoo (Vo & G) has been hospitalized after surgery for pneumothorax. As a result, the band's concert on March 31 at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST will be postponed.  The outcome of the surgery was a success, and he is expected to be discharged in a few days. Currently, he has "started rehabilitation in order to return to work." After discussions with the members and staff and considering his physical recovery,&nb

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