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  • Mizuhara Kiko appointed ambassador for 'Reebok CLASSIC'

    August 1, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

    Model/actress Mizuhara Kiko has been appointed the new woman's brand ambassador for 'Reebok CLASSIC'. To commemorate this occasion, Mizuhara designed her own special shoe model called 'Kiko Mizuhara Model'. These are now available on the online shoes customize site, 'Your Reebok'. Following m-flo's VERBAL, Mizuhara is the second to participate in the brand's 'Creator's Project'. She has designed three models, 'INSTA PUMP FURY'

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  • Ishihara Satomi & Matsuzaka Tori co-star in new docomo CM

    August 1, 2013 @ 3:48 am

    Actress Ishihara Satomi and actor Matsuzaka Tori have worked together for the first time for the new NTT docomo CMs that advertise the company's new mobile distribution service 'd-hits'. The new series features a total of three CMs titled "Tears", "Summer Memories", and "Night Stroll" with Ishihara playing a smartphone user and Matsuzaka playing the smartphone itself. In "Tears", Ishihara lies on her bed with her phone Matsuzaka and thinks about

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 07/14~07/30

    July 31, 2013 @ 6:49 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of July 24th to the 30th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Shiosai no Memory" - Amano Haruko (Koizumi Kyoko)* 02 - "Itoshi Kimi e" - GReeeeN 03 - "Okaeri." - Choshinsei 04 - "Namidairo" - Nishino Kana 05 - "Diamond" - Kobukuro 06 - "Aishiteru" - Che'Nelle 07 - "Hiko

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 7/22 ~ 7/28

    July 31, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for July 22nd to the 28th. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Utsukushii Inazuma" - SKE48 : 7/17 (94,577)2. "Thank You Summer Love" - KARA : 7/24 (69,416)3. "One Song From Two Hearts / Diamond" - Kobukuro : 7/24 (63,734)4. "DARK RIVER / Eternally / Tokei" - GLAY : 7/24 (42,040)5. "Shiawaseori" - FTISLAND : 7/24 (23,833)(Check out the full ranking here.)-----[Album Weekly Ranking] 1. "I"

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  • GLAY's new song to be used in CM for Yokohama Rubber Company's 'iceGUARD 5'

    July 31, 2013 @ 2:41 am

    GLAY's new song, "Niji no Pocket", will be used in the CM for Yokohama Rubber Company's studless tire, 'iceGUARD 5'. "Niji no Pocket" is said to be a medium-tempo number with a driving feeling. It's perfect for the CM that shows the high performance of 'iceGUARD 5'. The CM will air starting on August 15 in Hokkaido .   Additionally, GLAY's latest single, "Eternally", has been picked up as the CM song for Menard Cosmetics' 'illuneige', which will

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  • Shinoda Mariko chosen as image character for Mentholatum's 'Lip Fondue'

    July 31, 2013 @ 2:39 am

    Former AKB48 member Shinoda Mariko has been chosen as the image character for Mentholatum's 'Lip Fondue'. This will be her first CM appearance after her graduation from AKB48 on July 22.The CM, titled 'Mentholatum Mariko', is scheduled to air starting August 3. Like the brand's trademark character, Shinoda can be seen in the CM wearing a nurse's outfit. She shows off her sexy lips in a white apron and nurse's cap.  Shinoda commented, "I am

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 07/26~07/28

    July 30, 2013 @ 5:58 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 weekend dramas are also still struggling with declining ratings everywhere except for this season's unbeatable highlight 'Hanzawa Naoki' (TBS) on Sunday. It finally returned after two weeks and was even given a special summary episode in the afternoon to help some viewers get up-to-date again du

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  • SKE48's latest single tops Oricon weekly chart 2 weeks in a row

    July 30, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    Popular idol group SKE48's 12th single, "Utsukushii Inazuma" (released July 18), has sold 95,000 copies in the 2nd week (total 605,000 copies). With this result SKE48 has topped Oricon's weekly single ranking for the 2nd consecutive week. Since debuting in August 2009, SKE48 has topped the single ranking 8 times, but this is their first to top the ranking 2 weeks in a row. They have also set a record within the AKB48 family (sister groups, s

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  • Ikimonogakari grabs No.1 spot on Oricon's weekly chart with their new album

    July 29, 2013 @ 10:04 pm

    Popular unit Ikimonogakari's 6th album, "I" (released July 24th), sold 112,000 copies in its first week and has grabbed the number 1 spot on Oricon's album chart for the week of August 5th.Since releasing their album "My Song Your Song" (released December 2008), Ikimonogakari has topped the album chart 6 consecutive times. The last gender mixed group who achieved this feat was DREAMS COME TRUE ("MILLION KISSES" in November 1990 ~ "LOVE UNLIMITED

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  • Nishikido Ryo to star as a fake fortuneteller in new fall drama

    July 29, 2013 @ 10:04 pm

    It was announced that Kanjani8's Nishikido Ryo will star in a new Fuji TV drama titled "Yorozu Uranai Dokoro Onmyouya e Youkoso" (tentative).The drama is based on the best-selling "Onmyouya" (lit. 'Yin-Yang Shop') novel series by writer Amano Shoko. Nishikido plays a fortuneteller who appears to be a yiny-yang master, but he doesn't possess any psychic powers and never directly tells someone's future. Instead, he makes use of his past experi

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