• Miyazawa Sae's concurrent post in AKB48 officially absolved

    June 24, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    On June 24, Miyazawa Sae's concurrent post in AKB48 team K, has officially been absolved, and thus, she is now a member of SNH48 only. Miyazawa made a comment via her Twitter, "With the removal of my concurrent post in AKB48, I'm back to Miyazawa Sae of SNH48 again. Please continue to support me."Miyazawa transferred to SNH48 last year, however, due to a visa related issue, she has never had a chance to perform on the local stage y

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  • GReeeeN's new song chosen as the theme song to Oda Yuji's drama

    June 22, 2013 @ 12:49 am

    On June 19, it was announced that 4 member vocal group GReeeeN's new song "Itoshi Kimi e" (release date not yet set) will be used as the theme song to Oda Yuji's starring drama "Oh, My Dad!!," which begins airing in July.Oda plays Shinkai Genichi, an unemployed father, who despite having captured the public's attention in science during his schooling, is left alone to raise his 5-year old son after his wife walks out on him. The drama is a human

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  • BoA releases teaser movie for "Catch the Tail of Hope" campaign

    June 21, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    BoA will be releasing her new single, "Tail of Hope", which is drawing attention as the opening theme for drama 'Hakui no Namida', on June 26. A teaser movie for the song's campaign, "Catch the Tail of Hope", was revealed through avex's official YouTube channel. The mysterious teaser movie starts with a message from BoA saying, "No one knows, I don't know either, as you please, catch hope." Then it features appearances by women with tails of

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  • Arashi tops "Total Sales" & "DVD Sales" categories in Oricon's first half of 2013 ranking

    June 21, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

    Popular group Arashi dominated the "Total Sales by artist" and "DVD sales" categories of Oricon's "first half of 2013 ranking."This "Total Sales by artist" is the ranking of artists who have the highest amount of the total sales in CDs (both singles and albums), DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs. This is the first time in 3 years for Arashi to top this category since they last topped it back in 2010 with a total sales figure of 8.43 billion yen (appro

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 06/17~06/20

    June 21, 2013 @ 2:24 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.   The spring season is coming to an end, but not without a couple of much-anticipated final episodes of your favorite dramas. Six dramas reached their conclusion within the first half of this week. The most popular finale episode was delivered by 'Last Cinderella' with an amazing rating of 17.8%, which

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  • AKB48's starring "WONDA" coffee CM series to become a short drama

    June 21, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    On June 20, it was announced that popular idol group AKB48's CM series for coffee brand "WONDA" (from Asahi Beverages) will be made into a one-night only short drama series that will air on July 7.  The members star and appear in the CM in relay-style format as office ladies.The drama, entitled "AKB48 Short Stories" (temporary name) will be broadcast from 12:25 AM to 1:25 AM on Fuji TV.  The drama is comprised of a o

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  • Oricon Album Chart Ranking for the first half of 2013

    June 21, 2013 @ 12:51 am

    Oricon has revealed its album chart ranking for the first half of 2013! Check out the top 25 below. ===[Album Top 25]1. "Teppen Tottande!" - NMB48 : (411,800)2. "FUNKY MONKEY BABYS LAST BEST" - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS : (365, 021)3. "EXILE BEST HITS -LOVE SIDE / SOUL SIDE-" - EXILE : (313, 493)4. "TIME" - Tohoshinki : (292,623)5. "MIRACLE" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers : (262,933)6. "Good Ikuze!" - Kis-My-Ft2 : (260,324)7. "Balladon" - Ikimonogakari

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  • Oricon Music DVD Ranking for the first half of 2013

    June 21, 2013 @ 12:49 am

    Oricon's music DVD ranking for the first half of 2013 has been released.Check out the result below. =====1. "ARASHI AraFes" - Arashi : (785,949)2. "ARASHI LIVE TOUR Popcorn" - Arashi : (680,798)3. "namie amuro 5 Major Domes Tour 2012 ~20th Anniversary Best~" - Amuro Namie : (213,085)4. "KANJANI8 LIVE TOUR!! 8EST ~Minna no Omoi wa Dounandai? Bokura no Omoi wa Mugendai!!~" - Kanjani8 : (208,949)5. "YOSHIO -new member-" - Kis-My-Ft2 : (140,948)6. "M

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  • Oricon Single Ranking for the first half of 2013

    June 20, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

    Oricon has just revealed their single ranking for the first half of 2013. Check out the TOP25 songs below. =====[Single TOP25]1. "Sayonara Crawl" - AKB48 : (1,926,445)2. "So long!" - AKB48 : (1,126,674)3. "Calling/Breathless" - Arashi : (879,129)4. "Choco no Dorei" - SKE48 : (671,623)5. "EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisurutame~" - EXILE : (582,525)6. "Endless Game" - Arashi : (516,216)7. "My Resistance -Tashikana Mono-/Unmei Girl" - Kis-

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  • Nagasaku Hiromi announces the birth of her 2nd child

    June 20, 2013 @ 4:48 am

    On June 19th, actress Nagasaku Hiromi's (42) agency sent a fax to several media outlets announcing the birth of her second child. According to the announcement, Nagasaku gave birth to a 3,124 g (about 6 lbs 14 oz) baby girl on June 18th at 7:30 am. She plans to devote herself to child-rearing for the time being. Nagasaku married filmmaker Naito Maro in April of 2009. They welcomed their first son in May the next year. Last December, s

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