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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 8/19~8/25

    August 29, 2015 @ 4:07 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of August 19th to August 25th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Kimi ga Kureta Natsu" - Ieiri Leo 02 - "Torisetsu" - Nishino Kana 03 - "Shake It Off" - Taylor Swift 04 - "24karats GOLD SOUL" - EXILE 05 - "I am a HERO" - Fukuyama Masaharu 06 - "Yozora feat. Hazzie→" - miwa

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  • AKB48 sings the new CM song for 'Baitoru'

    August 29, 2015 @ 2:46 pm

    AKB48's new song "Koi no Baitoru" has been picked up as the new CM song for 'Baitoru' which will air nationwide beginning September 1."Koi no Baitoru" was written by Akimoto Yasushi and composed by Fujino Takafumi. The CM shoot took place during their live "Baitoru×AKB48 Special Live" on August 10 at Makuhari Messe. It stars AKB48 members such as Sashihara Rino, Watanabe Mayu, and Kashiwagi Yuki, and the crowd of 8,100 people that filled the venu

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  • Kuriyama Chiaki fractures her right leg

    August 28, 2015 @ 10:50 am

    Actress Kuriyama Chiaki has been hospitalized due to a compound fracture in her right shin bone. According to her agency, Kuriyama slipped and fell on a wet road after a work meeting on the night of August 5. She was transported to a hospital by ambulance, where they found that her right shin bone and calf bone were fractured, requiring about two months for complete recovery. She also received surgery on the 26th. While she is in good c

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  • Kataoka Ainosuke announces he's in a relationship with Fujiwara Norika

    August 28, 2015 @ 10:49 am

    On August 28, actor Kataoka Ainosuke (43) updated his official blog and announced that he's in a relationship with actress Fujiwara Norika (44). In a blog entry entitled "Facts and Feelings," Kataoka wrote, "To my fans who support me warmly like my family and to persons concerned who give me a place to carry out my activities. I would like to share the facts and feelings with my own words, so I've decided to write them down here."&

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 8/21~8/24

    August 28, 2015 @ 2:49 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report giving you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from August 21st to August 24th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current dramas below! Screencaps: Death Note === 8/21 – Friday 08.0%(?.?%) – 19:00-20:54 – Nazotoki Battle TORE! Special 09.3%(0.1%) – 21:00-23:24 – (Mo

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  • AKB48's single sells over a million copies on the first day... for the 10th time!

    August 27, 2015 @ 2:50 pm

    According to Oricon, AKB48's 41st single, "Halloween Night," which went on sale on August 26 sold 1,187,633 copies on its release day.This marks the group's 10th single that sold over a million copies on the first day, and it also achieved the highest first day sales among all of their 'general election' singles. The Senbatsu members for "Halloween Night" were the top 16 girls from the group's '7th general election' which was held back in June,

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  • NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka receives vocal cord surgery

    August 27, 2015 @ 2:37 am

    It's been reported that NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka had surgery done on her vocal cords.Yamamoto made a live telephone appearance on the August 26 broadcast of Nippon Broadcast's "AKB48 no All Night Nippon". She revealed, "I didn't say anything because I thought that it would cause people to worry, but I received vocal cord surgery the other day." She also shared her current condition, "I am currently receiving treatment in order to recover completel

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  • Shimazaki Haruka to resume her activities

    August 27, 2015 @ 2:32 am

    On August 26, AKB48's Shimazaki Haruka, who was taking a break due to asthma attacks, updated her Twitter account to let her fans know that she would be resuming her activities. Shimazaki wrote, "From the last examination, my wheezing has gotten better. However, I have not completely recovered. I still have to take medicine and use an asthma pump." She added, "I will do whatever work I can with the consultation of a doctor." While she has not rev

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  • Oricon Weekly Ranking for 8/17 ~ 8/23

    August 26, 2015 @ 10:36 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for August 17 to 23. Take a look at the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "I am a HERO" - Fukuyama Masaharu : 8/19 (158,393)2. "Oh my wish! / Sukatto My Heart / Imasugu Tobikomu Yuuki" - Morning Musume.'15 : 8/19 (141,038)3. "24karats GOLD SOUL" - EXILE : 8/19 (90,733)4. "Natsuiro MY GIRL" - BTOB : 8/19 (76,634)5. "Icchatte♪Yacchatte♪" - Super☆Girls : 8/19 (74,283)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[

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  • Shibasaki Kou to star in 2017 Taiga drama

    August 26, 2015 @ 2:53 am

    On August 25, NHK announced that actress Shibasaki Kou will star in the 2017 Taiga drama 'Onna Joushu Naotora'. This will be her first lead role in a NHK drama. Shibasaki commented, "This is the first time I've heard about Naotora. From now on, I want to search for her appeal, and grasp it. I am delighted to be offered the role of a person who is both elegant and strong. I believe that it will be a wonderful work filled with spirit, as

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