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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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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/10 ~ 3/16

    March 19, 2014 @ 5:56 pm

    Below are the results of Oricon's latest weekly charts for March 10th to the 16th.Check it out. =====[Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Sakura, Minna de Tabeta" - HKT48 : 3/12 (276,799)2. "Kimi ga Inai, Ano Hi kara..." - Acid Black Cherry : 3/11 (57,075)3. "Sakura Appareshon" - Dempagumi. inc : 3/12 (43,959)4. "With You / With Me" - 9nine : 3/12 (27,696)5. "Hikari no Signal" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 3/5 (17,357)(Check out the full ranking here.) ---[Album Weekly

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  • SKE48's Kito Momona to graduate from the group

    March 16, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

    It's been revealed that SKE48 member Kito Momona will be graduating from the group in April.Kito made this announcement on March 16th during a concert at SKE48 Theater. On the group's official website, she posted a comment explaining, "I'm sad that I will be parting ways with everyone [fans] and the members, but I made the resolve to do what I want to do and decided to graduate."Kito joined SKE48 as a 2nd generation member in 2009. Her transfer t

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  • Oomori Seiko to make her major debut from Avex

    March 16, 2014 @ 11:44 am

    It's been revealed that Oomori Seiko will be making her major debut from Avex.   Her debut was announced on March 14th during Oomori's one-man live at LIQUIDROOM ebisu. The screen in the venue played a video message by Nanba Shiho, Up Up Girls, and Aonami Jun congratulating Oomori on her major debut. More details will be revealed at a later date.Source & Image: natalie

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu opens a Twitter account

    March 16, 2014 @ 4:40 am

    Fukuyama Masaharu has opened up his own official Twitter account.Fukuyama's account name is "@45MASAHARU". He announced the launch of his account on March 15th during his late-night radio program 'Fukuyama Masaharu no All Night Nippon Saturday Special Tamashii no Radio'. In his first tweet, Fukuyama said, "Fukuyama started his official Twitter. Fukuyama." Since then, he has tweeted several pictures from the radio station. He and his staff wi

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  • Nogizaka46 Kenkyuusei member Nishikawa Nanami to withdraw

    March 16, 2014 @ 1:02 am

    It's been revealed that Nogizaka46 Kenkyuusei Nishikawa Nanami will be parting ways with the group on March 22nd.   This was decided as Nishikawa requested the withdrawal. She will end her activities after Nogizaka46's special event for their 7th single "Barrette" on March 22nd.Nishikawa, who was a former AKB48 Kenkyuusei, passed Nogizaka46's 2nd generation audition held in early 2013. She made her stage debut during the group's '16nin no Princi

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  • Morning Musume '14 to recruit new members

    March 16, 2014 @ 12:57 am

    On March 15, it was announced that popular idol group Morning Musume '14 would hold "Morning Musume '14 Golden Audition!" to recruit new members.10~17 years old unmarried women of any nationality can apply for the audition. On the official site, the producer Tsunku♂ explains, "As our current members' skills are getting higher, the selection criteria is also getting higher, but I'm sure there are so many people with amazing talent

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