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  • SMAP tops Oricon's latest weekly single ranking

    December 24, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

    Popular group SMAP's 51st single "Shareotsu / Hello" (released on December 18) sold 208,000 copies during the first week, and they grabbed the number one spot on Oricon's latest weekly chart. This marks the group's 18th consecutive chart-topping single (29th in total). Also, they have renewed their own record of "the number of consecutive singles ranked in TOP10 since debut" to 51 singles.One of the title track for the single "Shareotsu" was use

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  • SUPER☆GiRLS leader Yasaka Saori announces her graduation from the group

    December 23, 2013 @ 3:32 am

    On December 22nd, idol group SUPER☆GiRLS leader Yasaka Saori announced her graduation from the group during the concert 'iDOL Street Carnival 2013 WINTER X'mas Special'.In front of 2,200 fans, Yasaka declared, "I, Yasaka Saori, will graduate from SUPER☆GiRLS after our concert at Pacifico on February 23rd!" She continued, "I apologize for the sudden announcement, but as before, I will continue to charge with full force toward my dream, s

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  • URBANGARDE launches official Tumblr account

    December 22, 2013 @ 7:42 pm

    International fans of Japanese avante-garde "trauma techno-pop" group URBANGARDE can keep up with the band's outrageous, mind-bending antics via their new official Tumblr page.  http://urbangarde.tumblr.comIn addition to the band's regular posts on Facebook and Twitter, the band has launched the Tumblr account to help fans updated about their photos, music videos, and previews of new specialty goods.URBANGARDE is a self-described "Trauma Tec

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  • The Gospellers kick off their 20th anniversary project

    December 22, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

    The Gospellers celebrated the 19th anniversary of their major debut on December 21st. In preparation for their 20th anniversary, they have kicked off their anniversary project called 'G20 Anniversary Summit'.  To coincide with the start of this project, they have revealed the project's official logo via their official website, where they will announce a range of plans to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Furthermore, The Gospellers is currently

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  • AKB48's Sato Amina announces her graduation to become a voice actress

    December 22, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    On December 22, AKB48 team K member Sato Amina announced that she would graduate from the group.She made the announcement on the day during the team K performance at the AKB48 theater. According to Sato, she will pursue her dream to become a voice actress.Sato joined the group in 2007, and after her activities as a Kenkyuusei, she was promoted into team A back in April 2008. She has been ranked number 8 for the "The 1st AKB48 Senbatsu General Ele

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  • Takahashi Ai announces her marriage to the fans on her blog

    December 21, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    Former Morning Musume leader, Takahashi Ai who will be getting married to comedian Abe Koji, updated her official blog, and announced her marriage to the fans. She wrote, "To all of you who are always supporting meI have an announcement to make. I will be registering marriage with Abe Koji-san on February 14 next year.I met him on 'Youngtown' (radio program) for the first time, and after co-starring on a stage play, we started get

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  • Takahashi Ai and Abe Koji to get married on Valentine's Day

    December 21, 2013 @ 4:25 am

    It's been reported that former Morning Musume leader Takahashi Ai (27) and comedian Abe Koji (38) will be registering their marriage on February 14 of next year. Their wedding ceremony is planned for sometime after May.  The couple deepened their friendship after co-starring in the stage play 'Hamlet' back in May 2011 and started going steady soon after. When rumors about marriage surfaced in August, Abe denied them. He said, "Nothing

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  • miwa to provide CM song for 'U-CAN Tsushin Kouza'

    December 21, 2013 @ 4:13 am

    It's been revealed that miwa has written a new song called "Faith" to be used in the CM for 'U-CAN Tsushin Kouza'. The new theme for U-CAN's CM is: "I want to change myself for everyone." Just for the CM tie-up, miwa wrote a support song according to this theme. "Faith" is described as a strong, rock number. miwa commented, "It turned out to be a song with a sense of speed, so I hope it will become a song that will push people forward."

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/11~12/17

    December 19, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of December 11th to December 17th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Zutto feat. HAN-KUN & TEE" - SPICY CHOCOLATE 02 - "Shareotsu" - SMAP 03 - "JUST LIVE MORE" - Gaim no Kaze 04 - "Ashita mo" - MUSH&Co. 05 - "SO RIGHT" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 06 - "Love Story" - Am

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  • ONE OK ROCK provide their song for PlayStation game 'Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin!'

    December 19, 2013 @ 3:56 am

    ONE OK ROCK have provided their song "Clock Strikes" for the PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4 game 'Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin!'.   "Clock Strikes" is one of the tracks off of the band's latest album "Jinsei Kakete Boku wa". It's described as an emotional rock tune. The trailer for the game featuring "Clock Strikes", which can be seen above, was released on December 18.Source: natalie

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