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  • Kanjani8's Shibutani Subaru's solo debut song tops Oricon weekly single ranking

    February 17, 2015 @ 2:56 am

    Popular group Kanjani8 member Shibutani Subaru released his solo debut single "Kioku / Kokoro Odoreba" on February 11. According to Oricon, the single sold 101,000 copies during the first week, and it topped their latest weekly single ranking.This is the first time in 8 months for a solo singer to top the single ranking since it was last achieved by Kim Hyun Joong with "HOT SUN" (released in April 2014).Both of the title tracks are the

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  • ONE OK ROCK grabs No.1 spot on Oricon weekly ranking for the first time

    February 17, 2015 @ 2:41 am

    Rock band ONE OK ROCK's new album "35xxxv" (released on February 11) sold 165,000 copies in the first week, and ranked No.1 on the Oricon weekly album ranking.As the best rank their previous works have ever gotten was second place for both singles and albums, this new album became their first chart-topping work since they made their indie debut in July 2006.With the album, they also achieved the best first week sales, which was 46,000 copies more

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  • Wentz Eiji and Koike Teppei to restart their activities as WaT

    February 15, 2015 @ 1:35 am

    Singer-songwriter duo WaT, comprised of Wentz Eiji and Koike Teppei, will be restarting their activities after 5 years. WaT first began their activities in 2002. They made their major debut with "Boku no Kimochi" in November of 2005 and appeared in NHK's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' in December of the same year. Since then, they were active through releasing CDs and holding live concerts, but due to the members' busy solo schedules they haven't been activ

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  • Goto Mariko announces hiatus

    February 15, 2015 @ 1:30 am

    Goto Mariko has announced that she will put a halt to her music activities.The singer made the announcement on February 13 via TwitCasting. Goto caused a stir when most of her live performances were canceled after her remark during her one-man live on January 23 at Akasaka BLITZ. "I wanted to say it with my own mouth," she said.  When the TwitCast began, she apologized, "I'm sorry for causing you to worry," and "I'm sorry for canceling my lives.

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  • Hoshino Mari announces her first pregnancy

    February 12, 2015 @ 3:53 pm

    On February 12, actress Hoshino Mari (33) announced that she and husband, announcer Takano Takahiro (35) are expecting their first child. Hoshino and Takano married back in September of 2011. Through her blog, the actress reported, "At this time, we have been blessed with a new life. I'm currently five months pregnant and expecting to give birth this summer."  Hoshino revealed that she's in healthy condition, "Our child is very conside

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  • Higa Manami & Fukushi Seiji reported to be in a relationship

    February 12, 2015 @ 2:21 am

    It was reported that actor Fukushi Seiji (31) and actress Higa Manami (28) are in a relationship. An acquaintance of the couple revealed, "I hear they are dating." Higa and Fukushi first co-starred in 2012 TBS drama "Hanchou ~Keishicho Azumi-han~", and once again in a special drama "Bakken Record wo Koete" in 2013. They also appeared together in a stage play "Sanada Juyushi" in January of last year.A source also stated, "I assume t

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 2/2 ~ 2/8

    February 11, 2015 @ 12:32 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for February 2 to 8. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Zundoko Paradise" - Johnny's WEST : 2/4 (97,439)2. "Taiki Bansen / Otome no Gyakushuu" - ANGERME : 2/4 (43,104)3. "Sakura no Kisetsu" - EXILE ATSUSHI : 2/4 (17,392)4. "THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 031 Sagisawa Fumika" - Sagisawa Fumika (CV M・A・O) : 2/4 (14,673)5. "THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 032 Himekawa Yuki" - Himekawa Yuki (Mor

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  • Johnny's WEST's 3rd single tops Oricon weekly chart

    February 10, 2015 @ 2:52 am

    Seven-member group Johnny's WEST released their third single "Zundoko Paradise" on February 4. The single sold 97,000 copies during the first week, which sent the group to the top of Oricon's latest weekly single ranking. This marked Johnny's WEST's second No.1 single as they previously topped the chart with their debut single "Eejanaika" (released in April 2014).You can listen to the preview to "Zundoko Paradise" here.Source: OriconImage: Johnn

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  • Sandaime JSB's latest album tops Oricon weekly chart for 2 consecutive weeks

    February 10, 2015 @ 1:58 am

    7-member dance and vocal unit Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE's latest album "PLANET SEVEN", which was released on January 28, topped Oricon weekly album ranking for the second consecutive week. As the sales for this week reached 110,000 copies, the cumulative sales for the album have now reached 618,000 copies.This is the third consecutive album for the group to top the chart for two weeks in a row, and it was the first album in 2 yea

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  • Momoiro Clover Z reveal new artist photos

    February 9, 2015 @ 3:01 pm

    Momoiro Clover Z is getting ready to release their new single "Seishunfu" on March 11. To coincide with this release, the group has revealed brand new artist photos.The artist photos were photographed by Shintsubo Kenshu that portray the worldview of Momoiro Clover Z's starring film 'Maku ga Agaru'. In the group photo, the 5 members are seen wearing uniforms and standing in the hallway of a school. In addition to the group photo, individual photo

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