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  • LinQ's Goto Rikako and Fukuhara Izumi to graduate from the group in March

    November 19, 2013 @ 3:46 am

    It's been announced that LinQ members Goto Rikako and Fukuhara Izumi will be graduating from the group in March of 2014.   The reason for Goto's graduation is job hunting, while Fukuhara's is to focus on her studies. Until late-March, Goto will appear in the group's performances once a month, and Fukuhara will appear every other week. The exact date of their graduation will be announced once it's been determined. Source & Imag

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  • GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE tops Oricon weekly chart with 1st album

    November 18, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

    7-member vocal and dance unit GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE' first album "GENERATIONS" (released on November 13) sold 49,000 copies during the first week and topped Oricon's weekly album ranking.This marked the very first time for them to top the chart including both single and album rankings, for their highest rank previously was #2, which they achieved with second single "ANIMAL" and fourth single "HOT SHOT".Member Katayose Ryota commented,

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  • Kis-My-Ft2' 9th single tops Oricon's weekly single ranking

    November 18, 2013 @ 5:04 pm

    Popular group Kis-My-Ft2's 9th single "SNOW DOME no Yakusoku / Luv Sick" (released on November 13) sold 268,000 copies in the first week, which was good enough to top Oricon's latest weekly ranking.This is the 9th consecutive chart-topping single for the group since their debut song "Everybody Go" (released in August 2011), and the first week sales for this single also increased compared to the previous single.The lyrics for "SNOW DOME no Yakusok

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  • Oricon reveals the ranking of ideal faces chosen by men

    November 17, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

    Last week, ORICON STYLE revealed their annual ranking of ideal faces chosen by women, and now it is time for the ideal faces chosen by men. This is the 5th year for this ranking to be held, and once again, the number one spot went to a singer and actor Fukuyama Masaharu. Amazingly, Fukuyama has been on top of this ranking since it started back in 2009, and now, he is inducted into the hall of fame.Below is the list of male celebrities with

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  • BABYMETAL promotes new Metallica film in Japan with comment video

    November 16, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

    Japanese heavy metal idol trio BABYMETAL released a new comment video this week to promote the Japanese release of Metallica's IMAX 3D concert film Metallica Through The Never. The film opens November 22 in Japan.Members Su-metal, Moametal, and Yuimetal give their heroes support in a video message shot during their preparations for their first overseas solo live show in Singapore next month on December 28.

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  • AKB48's sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 to disband on Christmas day

    November 14, 2013 @ 12:00 am

    It was reported that AKB48's sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 ('Warota' for short) will be disbanding with the release of their first best-of album (currently untitled) on December 25. Back in October 2008, Watarirouka Hashiritai was first formed with Watanabe Mayu, Nakagawa Haruka, Ota Aika, and Hirajima Natsumi with school life as its concept. After some additions and withdrawals of the members, the unit's activities eventually became under t

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/4 ~ 11/10

    November 13, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for November 4th to the 10th. You can check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Sayonara☆Arigatou" - Hottake BAND : 11/6 (82,177)2. "GOUNN" - Momoiro Clover Z : 11/6 (77,581)3. "Tokai no Hitorigurashi / Ai tte Motto Zanshin" - °C-ute : 11/6 (63,764)4. "Kimi no Gin no Niwa" - Kalafina : 11/6 (37,259)5. "Heart Eleki" - AKB48 : 10/30 (30,868)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1.

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/06~11/12

    November 13, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of November 6th to November 12th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Ima, Sakihokoru Hana-tachi yo" - Kobukuro 02 - "Fuyumonogatari" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 03 - "Kuroneko ~Adult Black Cat~" - Acid Black Cherry 04 - "Arigatou" - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS 05 - "Sayonara" -

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  • Nogizaka46's Kashiwa Yukina and Miyazawa Seira to graduate from the group

    November 12, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    It's been announced that Nogizaka46's Kashiwa Yukina and Miyazawa Seira will be graduating from the group.Kashiwa will graduate in order to focus on her studies, while Miyazawa will graduate to go after her new dream. They will part ways with the group after a special event for their 6th single "Girl's Rule" on November 17th. The two joined Nogizaka46 as the opening members in August of 2011. They spent over 2 years with the group performing in

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  • Morning Musume leader Michishige Sayumi appears at event for pictorial book

    November 12, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    On November 11, Morning Musume leader Michishige Sayumi (24) appeared at a commemorative sales event in Tokyo for her pictorial book "Blue Rose" (Wani Books, ¥3150.) The group recently grabbed 1st place on the Oricon charts for their 3 consecutive singles, a first in 11 years; Michishige stated her ambitions regarding the NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen with, "If we can, I would like us to appear on it again.  It would be the perfect way to end the year."S

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