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  • 2PM achieves their 3rd No.1 album on Oricon Weekly Chart

    April 21, 2015 @ 12:33 pm

    6-member Korean group 2PM just released their 4th album '2PM OF 2PM' on April 15. During the first week, the album sold 43,000 copies, which was good enough to top Oricon's latest weekly ranking. This is the group's 3rd No.1 album after 'LEGEND OF 2PM' (released in February 2013) and 'GENESIS OF 2PM' (released in January 2014). '2PM OF 2PM' contains 13 tracks in total including their latest single "Guilty Love." With the release of this album, t

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  • 'Hana Yori Dango' to get a musical play adaptation

    April 21, 2015 @ 3:05 am

    On April 19, it was announced that Kamio Yoko's popular manga "Hana Yori Dango" would be adapted into a musical play. It will open at Hibiya Theatre Crea in January and tour around Japan starting in February.  "Hana Yori Dango" tells the story of Makino Tsukushi, a girl who grew up in an ordinary family and enters the prestigious school Eitoku Gakuen, and F4, a group of 4 handsome guys who are all from super wealthy and powerful families.Th

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  • Mukai Osamu & Kuninaka Ryoko are expecting their first child

    April 21, 2015 @ 2:38 am

    It's been reported that actor Mukai Osamu (33) and actress Kuninaka Ryoko (35) are expecting their 1st child. The couple registered their marriage last December and they will be welcoming their 1st child this fall. Kuninaka reported the good news through her official website on April 20, "It's a private matter, but I've been blessed with a new life." She expressed her joy, "I've just entered my stable period. It's our first big news since this ye

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  • Saito Takumi shows off his body in new photo book series

    April 21, 2015 @ 2:37 am

    Actor Saito Takumi will release his new photo book on May 1. The photo book was shot by Ninagawa Mika back in the month of January. The two collaborated for his last photo book 'Saito Takumi Ninagawa Mika' in 2013, which immediately sold out. This time, the photo book will come in 2 parts 'Kyoto Edition' and 'Tokyo Edition'.  The new photo book has the theme "escape". The photos were shot at luxury hotels in the Kyoto and Toky

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  • 'DEATH NOTE' to be released as a TV drama

    April 20, 2015 @ 5:07 pm

    It was announced that big hit manga "DEATH NOTE" (written by Ohba Tsugumi, illustrated by Obata Takeshi), serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump from 2003~2006, will be getting TV drama adaptation on NTV starting in July. "DEATH NOTE" depicts the battles of the minds between geniuses over reaper's notebook called "death note" which can kill people whose name is written in it.Though it has been adapted into live-action movies, anime, and a musical play

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/8~4/14

    April 20, 2015 @ 12:01 am

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 8th to April 14th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 02 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 03 - "Nandodemo Hana ga Saku You ni Watashi wo Ikiyou" - Fukuyama Masaharu 04 - "Ai Uta ~since 2007~" - whiteee

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  • Sadie to go on hiatus in September

    April 18, 2015 @ 9:10 pm

    Visual kei band Sadie has announced that they will go on hiatus after their Zepp Tokyo live 'forever and ever…' on September 21st.Sadie, who just celebrated their 10 year anniversary in February, released their best-of album "DECADE" on April 8th and successfully held their one-man live 'DECADE OF SADNESS' on April 11 at Osaka Castle open-air concert hall. Their official website features a comment from the members and the staff. On the

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 4/14~4/16

    April 18, 2015 @ 3:12 pm

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives 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 April 14th to April 16th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 4/14 – Tuesday 15.9%(3.6%) – 19:00-21:54 – Odoru! Sanma Goten!! Special 13.1%(0.7%) – 22:00-23:00 – Shiawase! Bombi-Girl

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  • yui announces marriage & pregnancy

    April 18, 2015 @ 2:32 am

    On April 17, FLOWER FLOWER's yui (Vo, G) announced her marriage to a non-celebrity man as well as her pregnancy with their first child. Last year, yui was diagnosed with panic disorder and had to cancel some of her appearances. In her announcement, she revealed, "My husband is a non-celebrity man. Also, I have been blessed with a new life inside of my stomach. I know there were people who were worried about me, but I'm sorry that I wasn't ab

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 4/7~4/13 (2015)

    April 15, 2015 @ 2:58 pm

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives 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 April 7th to April 13th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 4/7 – Tuesday 12.3%(4.0%) – 19:00-20:54 – Tuesday Surprise 12.4%(3.9%) – 21:00-22:54 – Shiawase! Bombi-Girl Special

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