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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 2/1~2/7

    February 13, 2017 @ 1:59 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of February 1st to February 7th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 02 - "Itteki no Eikyo" - UVERworld 03 - "Hikari no Atelier" - Mr.Children 04 - "Happy End" - back number 05 - "Otona no Okite" - Doughnuts Hole 06 - "EXCITE" - Miura Daichi 07 -

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  • Suzuki Mariya to graduate from AKB48

    February 10, 2017 @ 8:27 am

    AKB48 Team K member Suzuki Mariya has announced her graduation from the group. On her blog, Suzuki explained, "When I thought about how there are many junior members shouldering the next generation of AKB48, my feelings toward graduating became more certain. I decided to graduate at my birthday concert, which will be held on my birthday." She called out to her fans, "These next two and a half months in AKB48, I will continue to enjoy my youth tha

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  • Ikimonogakari's Mizuno Yoshiki is a father!

    February 9, 2017 @ 9:34 am

    It's been reported that Ikimonogakari member Mizuno Yoshiki (G) has become a father! Mizuno married a non-celebrity woman in August of 2013. According to reports, both mother and baby are in healthy condition. On his Twitter account, Mizuno wrote, "My mother had two hair whorls. She handed it down to me, so I have two hair whorls too. And now, my newborn son has two hair whorls."Congratulations!Source & Image: natalie

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  • AKB48 Kenkyuusei Takahashi Kira announces graduation

    February 9, 2017 @ 9:31 am

    AKB48 Team B Kenkyuusei Takahashi Kira has announced her graduation. Takahashi made the announcement herself on February 8 during a concert at AKB48 Theater. On the group's official website, she explained, "I'm pretty sure I surprised everyone with this sudden announcement, but recently, I've been troubled thinking about my future as well as my activities in AKB48. I've been anxious about a lot of things, and I didn't know what I wanted to d

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  • Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku member Matsuno Rina suddenly passes away

    February 8, 2017 @ 8:47 am

    Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku member Matsuno Rina has passed away. She was 18 years old.  According to reports, Matsuno did not participate in the group's concert on February 7th due to poor health. She had been receiving medical treatment at her home in Tokyo, but her condition suddenly became critical. On February 8th around 5:00 am, Matsuno's parents made a 119 emergency call, and she was transported to the hospital where she later died.Our co

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/30 ~ 2/5

    February 8, 2017 @ 8:46 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for January 30 to February 5. Take a look at the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Reboot!!!" - A.B.C-Z : 2/1 (55,652)2. "Itteki no Eikyou" - UVERworld : 2/1 (47,631)3. "THE IDOLMASTER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER 08 BEYOND THE STARLIGHT" - Jougasaki Rika (CV: Yamatoto Nozomi), Ogata Chieri (CV: Oozora Naomi), Hojo Karen (CV: Fuchigami Mai), Kawashima Mizuki (CV: Touyama Nao), Futaba An

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  • Former Idoling!!! member Ito Yuna to become an idol group producer

    February 7, 2017 @ 7:36 am

    Former Idoling!!! member Ito Yuna will become an idol group producer. Ito graduated from Idoling!!! and retired from showbiz in April of 2015. As a college student, she started up a company called TKMK last December and currently serves as its manager. Utilizing her own experiences as an idol, she will make her way backstage and produce female idol groups.  On her idol project, Ito commented, "Dream big. My goal is Nippon Budokan!

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  • LinQ members Shiira Fuuko & Maikawa Aya to graduate

    February 7, 2017 @ 7:26 am

    Shiira Fuuko and Maikawa Aya will be graduating from LinQ in March. This spring, Shiira will begin attending an university outside of Kyushu. In order to devote herself to her studies, she will end her contract with her agency in late-March. Meanwhile, Maikawa, who had moved to China last May for language learning and performance lessons, will officially start her show biz work in China this spring.  Both Shiira and Maikawa will partic

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  • Fujie Reina announces graduation from NMB48

    February 6, 2017 @ 1:21 pm

    NMB48 Team BII member Fujie Reina has announced her graduation from the group. Fujie made the announcement herself on January 31 during Team BII's performance at NMB48 Theater. In a YouTube video, she explained, "After graduating, I want to become an actress. In order for many people to watch me acting, I hope to challenge myself to many different things." At the end of the video, she held up a message board telling fans that they are "prohibited

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 1/25~1/31

    February 6, 2017 @ 1:20 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of January 25th to January 31st. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 02 - "Hikari no Atelier" - Mr.Children 03 - "Happy End" - back number 04 - "Ai Okuri (movie ver.)" - The STROBOSCORP* 05 - "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 06 - "EXCITE" - Miura D

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