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  • Shimada Haruka announces graduation from AKB48 & retirement from showbiz

    April 19, 2017 @ 8:53 am

    AKB48 member Shimada Haruka has announced her graduation as well as her retirement from showbiz. This announcement was made on the April 18th broadcast of 'SHOWROOM'. Shimada plans to graduate from the group sometime in September. On Twitter, she commented, "Please support AKB48's Shimada Haruka until the very end!" Shimada, born in 1992 in Shizuoka Prefecture, made her debut in 2009 after passing the audition. Besides being active as a mem

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  • AKB48 Team 4's Izuta Rina to transfer to BNK48

    April 18, 2017 @ 7:28 am

    AKB48 Team 4 member Izuta Rina will be transferring to overseas sister group BNK48 based in Bangkok, Thailand. This announcement was made by Izuta herself during a performance on April 13 at AKB48 Theater. Afterwards, she wrote on the group's official website, explaining, "I want to be stimulated, so I thought a lot about whether or not the current me is beneficial to myself. I decided that I wanted to challenge myself to something new.

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  • Sakurai Sho, Koyama Keiichiro, & Kamenashi Kazuya to be the main personalities for 24Hour TV

    April 18, 2017 @ 7:25 am

    NTV will broadcast its annual telethon "24-Hour Television 40 : Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu" on August 26th and the 27th, and it was recently announced that Sakurai Sho (ARASHI), Koyama Keiichiro (NEWS), and Kamenashi Kazuya (KAT-TUN) have been chosen to be the main personalities for this year. The announcement was made on "ARASHI ni Shiyagare" 3-hour special, which aired on April 15. The theme of this year will be "Confession."Each of them have been

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  • SUPER☆GiRLS' Kidoguchi Sakurako goes on hiatus due to poor physical condition

    April 17, 2017 @ 6:20 pm

    On April 17, SUPER☆GiRLS announced on its official site that member Kidoguchi Sakurako (17) would go on hiatus for a while due to her poor physical condition. According to the announcement, Kidoguchi will not be updating any social media during the hiatus, and they are asking for the fans' understanding.On a side note, SUPER☆GiRLS is set to release a new single "Sweet☆Smile" on April 26.Source & Image: Oricon

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  • ARASHI to release a new live DVD/Blu-ray in May

    April 17, 2017 @ 4:15 pm

    ARASHI will be releasing a new live DVD/Blu-ray on May 31. The live DVD/Blu-ray contains footage recorded from their performance at Tokyo Dome which was one of the shows in the group's 5-major dome tour "ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2016-2017 Are You Happy?"The tour which attracted 855,000 audience members in total, had a theme of "How ARASHI feels about current ARASHI." One of the highlights was each member's produced songs and stage directions which showed

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 4/11~4/13 2017

    April 17, 2017 @ 4:12 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 11th to April 13th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current spring dramas below! Screencaps: CRISIS === 4/11 – Tuesday 18.1%(?.?%) – 19:00-20:54 – Odoru! Sanma Goten!! SP 12.7%(?.?%) – 21:00-21:54 – Th

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  • Keyakizaka46's Imaizumi Yui to go on hiatus due to poor health

    April 13, 2017 @ 9:36 am

    On Keyakizaka46's official website, it was announced that member Imaizumi Yui would be halting her activities. Last weekend, Imaizumi took a break from work due to her poor health. After seeing a doctor, it was determined that she needs treatment and rest for a fixed period. It is uncertain when she will resume her activities, but will be announced when decided on the group's official website. Get well soon!Source & Image: natalie

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  • AKB48's Kizaki Yuria announces graduation

    April 13, 2017 @ 9:35 am

    AKB48's Kizaki Yuria has announced her graduation from the group.Kizaki appeared on the April 12th broadcast of 'AKB48 no All-Night Nippon' alongside Yokoyama Yui and Iriyama Anna where she made her graduation announcement. After the program, she tweeted, "I'm very happy that I was able to make the announcement with the support of Yuihan, An-chan, and everyone that is important to me. My graduation date has not been decided yet, so I think I

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  • Muto Tomu drops her candidacy for upcoming general election

    April 13, 2017 @ 9:34 am

    On April 12, AKB48 member Muto Tomu (22) announced that she has decided to drop her candidacy for this year's general election. According to the announcement made on her Twitter, she wrote, "I previously announced my candidacy for AKB48 49th Single Senbatsu General Election, but I decided to drop it. I have thought a lot. I once made up my mind to stand for it, so I feel sorry. I would like to make this year as the year to brush up my skill. I w

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  • Ikuta Toma & Nikaido Fumi play 'Mario' & 'Peach' in new Suntory CM

    April 12, 2017 @ 10:06 am

    Ikuta Toma, Nikaido Fumi, Ikematsu Sosuke, and Terada Kokoro star in the new CM for Suntory's 'DEKAVITA C'. In the new CM, titled "Mario Sports", the actors appear as characters from popular game 'Super Mario Bros'. Ikuta is 'Mario', Ikematsu is 'Luigi', Nikaido is 'Princess Peach', and Terada is 'Toad'. As the young girl in the CM plays the game, we can see the characters amuse themselves with various sports including golf, tennis, and socc

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