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  • NMB48's Watanabe Miyuki announces graduation

    April 14, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    NMB48 & AKB48 member Watanabe Miyuki has announced her graduation from the groups. This announcement was made on April 13 during NMB48's performance at their theater. Watanabe, better known as 'Mirukii', has been a part of NMB48 since 2010. On the group's official blog, Mirukii wrote, "Thank you for allowing me to stand on this stage for five and a half years. I was very happy to spend these wonderful days. Many members from my generation have gr

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

    April 13, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for April 4 to 10. Check out the results beneath the cut! [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Silent Majority" - Keyakizaka46 : 4/6 (261,580)2. "Cherie!" - Team Syachihoko : 4/7 (35,954)3. "WATCH OUT" - Da-iCE : 4/6 (34,592)4. "UP<UPBEAT" - PrizmaX : 4/6 (29,289)5. "Party People Alien / Seven☆Piece" - Up Up Girls (Kari) : 4/5 (27,660)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1.

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  • NGT48's new song picked up for members' starring drama

    April 13, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    NGT48's new song "Kimi wa Doko ni Iru?" has been picked up as the theme song for BS Sukapa!'s drama "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni".  "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" is a horror drama starring members Kato Minami, Nakai Rika, Seiji Reina, Homma Hinata, Takakura Moeka, and Kitahara Rie. It will begin its broadcast on May 20 with 6 total episodes."Kimi wa Doko ni Iru?" was written just for the drama by Akimoto Yasushi. It will be the coupling track t

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 4/5~4/11

    April 12, 2016 @ 4:27 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 5th to April 11th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current spring dramas below! Screencaps: Love Song === 4/5 – Tuesday 12.6%(?.?%) – 19:00-21:54 – Monomane Grand Prix 10.6%(?.?%) – 22:00-23:00 – Shiaw

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  • Ueno Juri reported to be in a relationship with TRICERATOPS' Wada Sho

    April 12, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    Actress Ueno Juri (29) is in a relationship with rock band TRICERATOPS vocalist/guitarist Wada Sho (40). Agencies on both sides neither confirmed nor denied the relationship saying, "We leave private matters to them."  Ueno has been a fan of TRICERATOPS for some time. According to reports, the two have been dating for about six months with marriage in the future. A person who knows the couple revealed, "I don't think they will be getti

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  • Nishiyama Maki gives birth to her second child

    April 12, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    On April 11, model Nishiyama Maki (30) updated her Instagram account and announced the birth of her second child. Both mother and baby are in healthy condition. On February 16, at 8-months pregnant, Nishiyama was hospitalized due to threatened premature labor. She had been resting since then, and yesterday (April 10), she had announced that she had reached 35 weeks. In the announcement, Nishiyama wrote, "A little early, but the baby is

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  • Digimon theme singer Wada Koji passes away from cancer

    April 11, 2016 @ 6:20 pm

    It's been reported that singer Wada Koji passed away on April 3 due to cancer in his upper pharynx. He was 42 years old. Wada made his major debut in 1999 with his single "Butter-Fly" which was the opening theme for TV anime "Digimon Adventure". He continued to provide theme songs for the series after that.  Wada's funeral service was held in private with his close relatives as he had wished. Later this month, there will be a farew

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  • Ichikawa Yui announces her pregnancy

    April 11, 2016 @ 5:20 pm

    Actress Ichikawa Yui (30), who married actor Totsugi Shigeyuki (42) last September, is pregnant with their first child. She is currently five months pregnant and is due sometime this fall. Through her agency, Ichikawa expressed, "We are overflowing with the joy of gaining a new family member." On becoming a mother, she commented, "I am perplexed by all of the changes in my body, but when I see our beloved child growing inside of me, all of the an

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  • Kato Rumi to graduate from SKE48

    April 11, 2016 @ 3:51 pm

    SKE48 Team E's Kato Rumi has announced her graduation from the group. This announcement was made during Team E's performance on April 10 at SKE48 Theater. On the group's official website, Kato wrote, "It's painful to part ways my fans and the members that I love so much, but I decided to take a step forward for my dream and walk a new path. I plan to continue my activities in showbiz, so please continue to support Kato Rumi."  Kato's last day of

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/30~4/5

    April 11, 2016 @ 3:20 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of March 30th to April 5th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Feel So Alive" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Motto" - aiko 03 - "Fukkatsu LOVE" - Music Box 04 - "Born in the EXILE" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 05 - "365 Nichi no Kamihikouki" - AKB48 06 - "FLASH" - Perfume

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