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  • Morning Musume to change their name to Morning Musume. '14

    December 6, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    Producer Tsunku♂ has announced that Morning Musume will be changing their name to "Morning Musume. '14" in 2014.  Tsunku♂ commented, "From now to 10, 20, 30 years, in order to continue the group, and for people to immediately know the answers to simple questions such as, 'when was that single released?' or 'which generation Morning Musume was she?', I decided to add the 'year'." The group will be called "Morning Musume. '14" starting New Year's

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  • Rola, Horikita Maki & Hasegawa Jun receive the 'Best Beautist Awards'

    December 6, 2013 @ 3:17 am

    On December 5, the awards ceremony for the second 'Best Beautist Awards' was held in Tokyo. Rola received the award for the talento category, Horikita Maki for the actress category, and Hasegawa Jun for the model category. Rola, who appeared at the ceremony in a striped and checkered dress, called out to the crowd, "Thank you," without using a microphone. When asked about how her year went, she responded, "It was a very busy year, so I don't

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  • Oricon Monthly Charts for November 2013

    December 5, 2013 @ 11:33 pm

    Oricon has revealed their monthly charts for November of 2013.Check out the results below. =====[Single Monthly Ranking]1. "Sansei Kawaii!" - SKE48 : 11/20 (483,478)2. "Barrette" - Nogizaka46 : 11/27 (395,127)3. "SNOW DOME no Yakusoku/Luv Sick" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 11/13 (301,192)4. "Very Merry Xmas" - Tohoshinki : 11/27 (116,655)5. "Sayonara☆Arigatou" - Hottake BAND : 11/6 (93,990)6. "GOUNN" - Momoiro Clover Z : 11/6 (89,379)7. "Kurukuru" - e-girls

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/25 ~ 12/1

    December 4, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for November 25th to December 1st. You can check out the results below! [Oricon Single Ranking]1. "Barrette" - Nogizaka46 : 11/27 (395,127)2. "Very Merry Christmas" - Tohoshinki : 11/27 (116,655)3. "Sweet Refrain" - Perfume : 11/27 (57,702)4. "DIAMOND SKIN / Niji no Pocket / CRAZY DANCE" - GLAY : 11/27 (37,517)5. "Music S.T.A.R.T!!" - μ's : 11/27 (36,758)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ran

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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for November 2013

    December 4, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

    Recochoku has just released the monthly download charts for the month of November. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos over the past month below! - < Chaku-Uta - Monthly Ranking > 01 - "Fuyumonogatari" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Mamotte Agetai" - JUJU 03 - "Ima, Sakihokoru Hana-tachi yo" - Kobukuro 04 - "Ame Nochi Hallelujah" - Yuzu 05 - "Sayonara" - Nishino Kana 06 - "X'mas Love Stor

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/27~12/3

    December 4, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of November 27th to December 3rd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Shirayukihime" - Flower 02 - "Mamotte Agetai" - JUJU 03 - "SO RIGHT" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "Fuyumonogatari" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 05 - "X'mas Love Story." - Sonar Pocket 06 - "Ame Nochi

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  • Inoue Mao to star in NHK's Taiga drama for 2015

    December 4, 2013 @ 12:52 am

    On December 3, NHK officially announced that actress Inoue Mao will be starring in their Taiga drama for 2015 entitled "Hana Moyu". Inoue previously starred in NHK's morning drama "Ohisama" aired back in 2011, and she also hosted the Kohaku Uta Gassen in 2011."Hana Moyu" will feature a brave woman who lived during the days of the end of the Edo period. Inoue will play the woman named "Fumi", a younger sister of Yoshida Shoin, the thinker in

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/29~12/1

    December 4, 2013 @ 12:50 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. Last week ended with another very successful run of the current NHK morning drama 'Gochisousan' starring Anne. It achieved an average weekly rating of 23.2%. The highest rating was recorded on Friday at 24.6%. So far after nine weeks, it has always achieved a weekly average of 21% and better. On Saturda

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI's new song used in CM for JR Higashinihon's 'JR SKISKI'

    December 3, 2013 @ 3:58 am

    SEKAI NO OWARI's new song "Snow Magic Fantasy" has been chosen as the CM song for JR Higashinihon's 'JR SKISKI' campaign. The CMs have started airing on December 3."Snow Magic Fantasy" was written just for this CM. It will be released as their new single on January 22, and it will be available for download through Recochoku starting December 4. The theme of this winter's 'JR SKISKI' is "youth" and "love." It stars actress Kawaguchi Haruna wh

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  • KAT-TUN's 'Kusabi' tops Oricon's weekly album chart

    December 3, 2013 @ 12:47 am

    KAT-TUN's first album in a year and 9 months, "Kusabi" (released on November 27), sold 168,000 copies during the first week and topped Oricon's weekly album chart. This is the group's 7th consecutive chart-topping album since their 1st "Best of KAT-TUN" (released in March 2006). Having topped the album chart with 7 consecutive albums since the 1st one, the group has the tied record with Utada Hikaru.This album's first week sales also increased c

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