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  • Hamasaki Ayumi appears in front of press with her fiance

    December 17, 2013 @ 4:12 am

    On December 16, singer Hamasaki Ayumi returned to Japan from Los Angeles on Singapore Airlines with her fiance. A few days ago, Hamasaki announced her engagement to a 25-year-old UCLA graduate student. On this day, she appeared hand-in-hand with her fiance in front of the press. Reporters gave their blessings to the couple to which Hamasaki answered "Thank you." She hid her engagement ring on her left ring finger with her sleeve.  

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  • Voice actor/actor Ono Kensho to make his singing debut

    December 17, 2013 @ 3:47 am

    It's been revealed that voice actor and actor Ono Kensho (24) will be making his singing debut on February 26 of next year.   Ono is known as the voice for the protagonist Kuroko Tetsuya of TV anime 'Kuroko's Basket' as well as the protagonist of the Japanese-dubbed version of the 'Harry Potter' movie series. His debut song "FANTASTIC TUNE" will be used as the second season ending theme for 'Kuroko no Basket'.&

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  • AKB48 score their 16th million-selling single

    December 16, 2013 @ 11:28 pm

    AKB48's 34th single "Suzukake no Ki no Michi de 'Kimi no Hohoemi wo Yume ni Miru' to Itteshimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dou Kawatteshimaunoka, Bokunari ni Nannichi ka Kangaeta Ue deno Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no youna Mono" (released on December 11) sold 1,033,000 copies during the first week, and topped Oricon's latest weekly ranking.With this single, the group has scored their 15th consecutive (and 16th in total) million-selling single. 

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  • Oricon 2013 Yearly Charts : Artist Total Sales

    December 16, 2013 @ 4:23 am

    Oricon has released its yearly ranking for 'Artist Total Sales Revenue' for 2013. The ranking is based on the gross total sales of CDs (both singles and albums), DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs.Check out the results below! 1 - Arashi # 14,192,000,000 Yen (approximately $138,108,170 USD)2 - AKB48 # 13,254,000,000 Yen (approximately $128,980,108 USD)3 - B'z # 5,379,000,000 Yen (approximately $52,345,254 USD)4 - Momoiro Clover Z # 5,245,000,000 Yen (approx

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  • LinQ member Himesaki Ami to make her solo debut

    December 16, 2013 @ 4:20 am

    LinQ member Himesaki Ami will be making her solo debut under T-Palette Records in 2014.  On December 15th, Himesaki made a secret guest appearance at T-Palette Records' label event 'T-Palette Kanshasai 2013' at Laforet Museum Roppongi. Her solo debut under T-Palette Records was announced on this stage. Regarding her solo activities, Himesaki expressed, "I can't reveal any details yet, but I will not be active as LinQ's Himesaki Ami, but rather i

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  • Oricon 2013 Yearly Charts : Albums

    December 15, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

    Oricon's 2013 yearly ranking for albums has been revealed.Check out which artists were ranked in Top 50. =====[Oricon 2013 Yearly Ranking Top 50 : Albums]01 - "LOVE" - Arashi : (796,525)02 - "B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998" - B'z : (583,230)03 - "B'z The Best 1999-2012" - B'z : (573,050)04 - "Funky Monkey Babys LAST BEST" - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS : (431,984)05 - "Teppen Tottande!" - NMB48 : (419,231)06 - "FEEL" - Amuro Namie : (382,684)07 - "JUKE BOX" -

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  • Oricon 2013 Yearly Charts : Singles

    December 15, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    Oricon revealed their 2013 yearly ranking for singles.Check out the list of top 50 below. =====[Oricon 2013 Yearly Ranking Top 50 : Singles]01 - "Sayonara Crawl" - AKB48 : (1,955,162)02 - "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" - AKB48 : (1,479,036)03 - "Heart Ereki" - AKB48 : (1,260,792)04 - "So long!" - AKB48 : (1,132,853)05 - "EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisurutame~" - EXILE : (1,012,407)06 - "Calling/Breathless" - Arashi : (881,192)07 - "Choco no Dorei" -

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi announces her engagement with a 25-year-old UCLA graduate student

    December 13, 2013 @ 11:35 am

    On December 12, Hamasaki Ayumi announced on her official fan club site "Team Ayu" her engagement with an American man. According to her announcement, her fiance is a 25-year-old graduate student at UCLA. The couple met each other through a friend's introduction during the New Year holidays in January 2013, and began dating in the spring. They got officially engaged on December 12, but they have not decided exactly when they would register their

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  • One of the drafted girls for SKE48's team KII refuses nomination

    December 12, 2013 @ 3:08 am

    On December 10, it was revealed that Suzuki Nene, one of the girls drafted into SKE48's Team KII, has refused her nomination. This is the first time ever a drafted candidate has refused.  On AKB48 and SKE48's official blogs, they explained, "There was a notice of refusal from Suzuki herself." Including Suzuki, there were a total of 5 candidates drafted into Team KII. The 20 girls who were drafted into the 10 teams of AKB48, SKE48,

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/2 ~ 12/8

    December 12, 2013 @ 12:07 am

    Oricon has released the weekly charts for the week of December 2nd to the 8th.Check out the results below. =====[Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kokoro Sora Moyou" - Kanjani8 : 12/4 (192,573)2. "SO RIGHT" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE : 12/4 (110,176)3. "3 2 1" - SHINee : 12/4 (67,507)4. "Ijiwaru Shinaide Dakishimeteyo / Hajimete wo Keikenchuu" - Juice=Juice : 12/4 (39,379)5. "Barrette" - Nogizaka46 : 11/27 (28,290)(Check out the full ra

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