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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 10/07~10/10

    October 12, 2013 @ 2:02 am

    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 Sakai Masato boom continues. 'Hanzawa Naoki's (TBS) popularity skyrocketed and resulted in rapidly increasing sales and rentals of his previous movies and dramas, so much so that video shops are considering a separate section for the actor's works. Sakai's old and new fans must be even more delight

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/02~10/08

    October 10, 2013 @ 1:31 am

    Recochoku has updated its weekly charts for the week of October 2nd to October 8th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Neonlight Lipstick" - Amuro Namie 02 - "Sayonara" - Nishino Kana 03 - "No Limit" - EXILE 04 - "Arigatou no Wa" - Ayaka 05 - "Gomennasai no Kissing You" - E-girls 06 - "Hatsukoi" - Flower 07 - "Manazashi"

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  • Oricon Monthly Charts for September 2013

    October 9, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    Oricon has revealed their monthly charts for September of 2013.Check out the results below. [Single Monthly Ranking]1. "Melon Juice" - HKT48 : 9/4 (287,245)2. "EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisurutame~" - EXILE : 4/3 (179,123)3. "SCREAM" - Tohoshinki : 9/4 (143,799)4. "Hiri Hiri no Hana" - Not yet : 9/25 (107,578)5. "Mabataki" - Domoto Tsuyoshi : 9/11 (105,526)6. "No Limit" - EXILE : 9/25 (75,132)7. "Time Machine nante Iranai" - Maeda Atsuko : 9/18

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  • Johnny & Associates cancels exclusive contract with Tanaka Koki, KAT-TUN becomes a 4-member group

    October 9, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    On October 9th, Johnny & Associates, Inc. announced the cancellation of their exclusive contract with KAT-TUN's Tanaka Koki as of September 30. Therefore, KAT-TUN is now a 4-member group. Below is the translation for the announcement posted on Johnny's net website."We have decided to cancel our exclusive contract with KAT-TUN's Tanaka Koki as of September 30th, due to his repeated violation of the company rules. KAT-TUN will continue their activ

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 9/30 ~ 10/6

    October 9, 2013 @ 5:15 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for September 30 to October 6. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kamonegikkusu" - NMB48 : 10/2 (374,644)2. "Gomennasai no Kissing You" - E-girls : 10/2 (73,332)3. "Ainaru Hou e" - Akanishi Jin : 10/2 (42,263)4. "Motto Zutto Issho ni Itakatta / ROCK Erotic" - Berryz Kobo : 10/2 (36,950)5. "Jigoku de Naze Warui" - Hoshino Gen : 10/2 (25,355)(Check out the full ranking here.)-----[Album Weekly Rank

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 09/30~10/06

    October 8, 2013 @ 6:03 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 fall season is starting and the first new prime time drama that premiered was 'Danda Rin ~ Roudou Kijun Kantokukan' (NTV) starring Takeuchi Yuko. It achieved a rating of 11.3% with its first episode. Not a bad start for this time slot, although there are mixed reactions towards the light and almost

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  • The top star of Takarazuka Revue's Flower Troupe, Ranju Tomu to leave the revue next year

    October 8, 2013 @ 3:44 pm

    It was announced that Ranju Tomu, the top star of Flower Troupe in the all-female musical theater troupe, Takarazuka Revue, will be leaving the troupe in May of 2014. On October 8th, she held a press conference in Osaka to address her leave. "I'm full of gratitude that I have been supported and cheered by many people over the past 18 years. I would like to accomplish as 'Otokoyaku (= male role), Ranju Tomu', and to show the great performance unt

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  • SMAP to provide Hello Kitty 40th anniversary song

    October 8, 2013 @ 4:54 am

    SMAP's new song "Hello" has been chosen as Hello Kitty's official 40th anniversary song. This song was written and composed by Ozaki Sekaikan of creephyp. To celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary in 2014, Sanrio is currently planning various events with the theme "give ARIGATO HUG YOU♥to that person. Thank you. Gyu♥". SMAP's new song expresses a feeling of gratitude to coincide this theme. "Hello" will be used in Sanrio's mini-program 'FOR YOU

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  • LinQ's Sakuraba Yurina withdraws from the group

    October 8, 2013 @ 4:27 am

    LinQ member Sakuraba Yurina has announced that she has withdrawn from the group as of October 5.  Sakuraba chose to withdraw after repeated discussions with her management. She expressed, "I enjoyed my time with the 31 members of LinQ. I was able to make it this far because of these members." To her fans, she wrote, "Everyone's support, encouragement, and love. They are all my treasure."Source & Image: natalie

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  • Kago Ai to hold audition to form a new unit

    October 7, 2013 @ 10:52 pm

    On October 7th, former Morning Musume member Kago Ai announced through her official blog that she would be holding an audition to form a new unit. Her staff reported, "We will start a project called 'A girl's project that everyone will make together'. First, we will start an audition to form a new unit. We look forward to your applications." The unit will be comprised of girls who have already been introduced by Kago. She is also lookin

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