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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 03/10~03/16

    March 19, 2014 @ 1:07 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 the most recent ratings from March 10th to March 16th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 03/10 – Monday 12.7%(0.6%) – 19:30-20:45 – Great Tohoku Earthquake Memorial Concert 07.1%(2.4%) – 21:00-22:00 – News Watch 9 1

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  • 'GTO' to get new serialization & drama series

    March 18, 2014 @ 3:23 am

    Fujisawa Tooru's new serialization 'GTO Paradise Lost' will begin in the April 14th edition of Young Magazine Volume 20. 'GTO' was serialized in Gekkan Shounen Magazine from 1997 to 2002. Since then, 'GTO SHONAN 14 DAYS' was serialized from 2009 to 2011 then 'GT-R' in 2011. Additionally, Kansai TV/Fuji TV will air a new 'GTO' drama series starting in July. The setting will shift from Kichijoji to Onizuka's hometown Shonan, where he

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  • SKE48's Kito Momona to graduate from the group

    March 16, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

    It's been revealed that SKE48 member Kito Momona will be graduating from the group in April.Kito made this announcement on March 16th during a concert at SKE48 Theater. On the group's official website, she posted a comment explaining, "I'm sad that I will be parting ways with everyone [fans] and the members, but I made the resolve to do what I want to do and decided to graduate."Kito joined SKE48 as a 2nd generation member in 2009. Her transfer t

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  • Oomori Seiko to make her major debut from Avex

    March 16, 2014 @ 11:44 am

    It's been revealed that Oomori Seiko will be making her major debut from Avex.   Her debut was announced on March 14th during Oomori's one-man live at LIQUIDROOM ebisu. The screen in the venue played a video message by Nanba Shiho, Up Up Girls, and Aonami Jun congratulating Oomori on her major debut. More details will be revealed at a later date.Source & Image: natalie

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu opens a Twitter account

    March 16, 2014 @ 4:40 am

    Fukuyama Masaharu has opened up his own official Twitter account.Fukuyama's account name is "@45MASAHARU". He announced the launch of his account on March 15th during his late-night radio program 'Fukuyama Masaharu no All Night Nippon Saturday Special Tamashii no Radio'. In his first tweet, Fukuyama said, "Fukuyama started his official Twitter. Fukuyama." Since then, he has tweeted several pictures from the radio station. He and his staff wi

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  • Nogizaka46 Kenkyuusei member Nishikawa Nanami to withdraw

    March 16, 2014 @ 1:02 am

    It's been revealed that Nogizaka46 Kenkyuusei Nishikawa Nanami will be parting ways with the group on March 22nd.   This was decided as Nishikawa requested the withdrawal. She will end her activities after Nogizaka46's special event for their 7th single "Barrette" on March 22nd.Nishikawa, who was a former AKB48 Kenkyuusei, passed Nogizaka46's 2nd generation audition held in early 2013. She made her stage debut during the group's '16nin no Princi

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  • Morning Musume '14 to recruit new members

    March 16, 2014 @ 12:57 am

    On March 15, it was announced that popular idol group Morning Musume '14 would hold "Morning Musume '14 Golden Audition!" to recruit new members.10~17 years old unmarried women of any nationality can apply for the audition. On the official site, the producer Tsunku♂ explains, "As our current members' skills are getting higher, the selection criteria is also getting higher, but I'm sure there are so many people with amazing talent

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  • Kiritani Mirei and more added as cast members for Ohno Satoshi's upcoming drama

    March 15, 2014 @ 2:16 am

    It has been revealed that actress Kiritani Mirei will make an appearance in TV Asahi's upcoming drama "Shinigami-kun" starring Arashi's Ohno Satoshi. The drama is a live-action adaptation of Endo Koichi's manga of the same name, and the story revolves around a rookie reaper "Shinigami-kun" played by Ohno. Shinigami-kun's job is to pronounce death to expected people, and to take their souls to the spiritual world.Kiritani's role is a wa

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  • Veteran actor Utsui Ken passes away at the age of 82

    March 14, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

    On March 14 at 6:05 pm, popular veteran actor Utsui Ken passed away at the age of 82, due to chronic respiratory failure. To follow the deceased' wishes, Utsui's funeral will be held only for his family and relatives, but there is a plan for the farewell meeting at a later date.Utsui had appeared not only in movies, but also in many popular dramas, such as "Wataru Seken wa Onibakari", "Aibou", and "Gokusen", and had been active as an a

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  • Ikimonogakari's new song used in CM for 'Calpis Water'

    March 14, 2014 @ 2:16 am

    Ikimonogakari's new song "Love Song wa Tomaranai yo" will be used in the CM for Calpis Water starting March 14th.The song was written just for the CM with the theme "the overflowing feelings for the person you love". It was written and composed by Mizuno Yoshiki (G), and arranged by Honma Akimitsu. Ikimonogakari provided their song "1 2 3 ~Koi ga Hajimaru~" for Calpis Water last year, making this their 2nd tie-up with the brand. Their n

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