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  • Domoto Tsuyoshi's solo album tops Oricon weekly ranking

    May 27, 2015 @ 2:47 am

    KinKin Kids' Domoto Tsuyoshi released his original album "TU" on May 20. After selling 59,000 copies in the first week, it's charted at the top of Oricon's weekly album ranking. This marks his 4th consecutive (7th in total) #1 album released under his solo name. On a side note, the album's analog record version, which is a pre-order only limited product, is scheduled for release on September 2.Source: OriconImage: Shamanippon official

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  • AKB48 achieve their 20th consecutive opening week million-selling single

    May 26, 2015 @ 3:35 pm

    AKB48's 40th single "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" (released on May 20) sold 1,673,000 copies during the first week, easily topping Oricon's weekly single ranking.This is the group's 21st consecutive (and 22nd in total) million-selling single, so they have renewed their own records for "the number of consecutive million-selling singles" and "total number of million-selling singles."  This also marks their 20th consecutive million-selling single

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  • Main cast for 'DEATH NOTE' live-action drama adaptation revealed

    May 26, 2015 @ 2:39 pm

    As reported earlier, big hit manga "DEATH NOTE" (written by Ohba Tsugumi, illustrated by Obata Takeshi), serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump from 2003~2006, is going to be released as a TV drama for the first time, and the main cast members for the drama adaptation were recently revealed. For this drama adaptation, the protagonist "Yagami Light" will be played by Kubota Masataka, while "L," the detective that confronts Light, wi

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  • Ninagawa Mika is pregnant with her 2nd child

    May 24, 2015 @ 8:48 pm

    On May 24th, photographer Ninagawa Mika (42) announced that she is pregnant with her 2nd child. She wrote on her official blog, "It's a personal manner, but I am currently 6-months pregnant. My condition has settled down, so I would like to take this opportunity to make this announcement."  She continued to express her joy, "Both my son and partner are looking forward to becoming a family of 4."  Regarding her career, she stated, "I'm sure balan

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  • Ayaka shows her 9-month belly

    May 24, 2015 @ 8:38 pm

    On May 21st, Ayaka updated her official blog and shared a photo of her 9-month pregnant belly.The singer began the entry stating, "I haven't written in awhile, but I'm doing fine." She then reported, "My belly is so tight!! It's so tight that I don't think it can go anymore than this lol." Ayaka revealed that recently she has been "moderately exercising, eating good things, and going out to buy necessities..." She continued, "I need to spend

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 5/19~5/21

    May 23, 2015 @ 11:40 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 May 19th to May 21st and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Kokoro ga Pokitto ne === 5/19 – Tuesday 15.1%(2.6%) – 19:00-21:54 – Monomane Grand Prix 16.3%(3.4%) – 22:00-23:00 – Shi

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  • 21-year-old idol Maruyama Karin passes away due to lung cancer

    May 23, 2015 @ 11:39 pm

    Solo idol Maruyama Karin passed away on May 22nd due to lung cancer. She was 21 years old. Maruyama had been battling a malignant brain tumor ever since it was found during her 2nd year of elementary school. More recently, the brain tumor had spread to her lungs and she had been receiving treatment for it. In 2012, Maruyama was chosen as the semi-finalist for 'Miss iD2013', then started her solo activities that summer. Although she was constantl

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  • Arashi provide CM song for 'Zexy'

    May 22, 2015 @ 8:03 am

    Arashi have provided their new song "Ai wo Sakebe" as the CM song for wedding information magazine 'Zexy'.According to creative director Yanai Michihiko, this collaboration came about as he wanted "the 5 members of Arashi to sing 'a national song of celebration' that everyone can sing together during a wedding reception." In response to Yanai's request, Arashi put together a cheerful and uptempo wedding song that's sung from the point of view of

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  • ANGERME's Fukuda Kanon to graduate from the group and Hello! Project

    May 22, 2015 @ 4:48 am

    ANGERME (formerly S/mileage) member Fukuda Kanon announced that she would graduate from the group and Hello! Project. She made the announcement on Hello! Project's YouTube program "Hello! Sta#118", which was released on May 20. Fukuda also released her comment on ANGERME's official site. She wrote regarding her graduation, "Now that it's been about 6 years since I joined S/mileage, I began facing sincerely with a big theme, graduation. When

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 5/15~5/18

    May 21, 2015 @ 5:39 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 May 15th to May 18th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Tenshi to Akuma === 5/15 – Friday 08.9%(1.5%) – 19:56-20:54 – Zero Ichi! 10.8%(1.6%) – 21:00-22:54 – Tsurube mo Goukyu

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