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  • BABYMETAL become the youngest female artists to top Oricon Blu-ray Ranking

    January 14, 2015 @ 2:30 am

    Three-member metal and dance unit BABYMETAL recently released their first Budokan concert (in March 2014) CD "Live at Budokan ~Red Night~" and came in at 3rd place on the Oricon Album Ranking. This is the first time in 24 years and 7 months that a Japanese female group's live concert album has made it into the top 3 on the album charts since Wink's "Shining Star". Furthermore, the concert DVD "Live at Budokan ~Red Night & Black Night Apocalypse~"

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/5 ~ 1/11

    January 14, 2015 @ 2:28 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for January 5 to 11. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "KAGUYA" - NEWS : 1/7 (140,144)2. "Mou Ichido Dake" - Da-iCE : 1/7 (21,595)3. "Let Me Hear" (Limited Edition) - Fear,and Loathing in Las Vegas : 1/7 (17,644)4. "border" - ClariS : 1/7 (15,002)5. "Hitomi" - Ohara Sakurako : 1/7 (9,268)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Toumei na Iro" - Nogizaka46 : 1/7 (222,031)2.

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  • Listen to a short clip of Sheena Ringo's new song 'Shijou no Jinsei'

    January 14, 2015 @ 2:27 am

    Sheena Ringo has revealed a teaser for her new song "Shijou no Jinsei" through her official YouTube channel. "Shijou no Jinsei" will be used as the theme song for the NTV drama 'Maru Maru Tsuma' premiering January 14. It will be released as the singer's new single on February 25. You can listen to a short clip of "Shijou no Jinsei" below. 

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  • Arashi's Matsumoto Jun meets a mermaid in new hair CM

    January 13, 2015 @ 5:13 pm

    Hair care series "Je l'aime" by Kose has released a new CM for its new hair product lineup featuring Arashi's Matsumoto Jun. In the CM, Matsumoto is seen with a mermaid who has terribly damaged hair. She complains to him, "I've been eating konbu too.." Matsumoto appears to be shocked at the damage before advising the mermaid to use the new Je l'aime product. Filled with exaggerated expressions and humorous moments, this CM is set to capture

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  • 22 AKB group members celebrate Coming of Age Day

    January 13, 2015 @ 3:45 pm

    January 12 is Coming of Age Day in Japan, and a total of 22 'new adults' from the AKB groups attended their coming of age ceremony at the Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo. All of the girls were dressed in their beautiful traditional kimono while surrounded by about 1,000 fans.The members were blessed by the Shinto priest one by one and consumed the holy sake in completion of the ceremony.7 members from AKB48 attended the ceremony. Kawaei Rina (19) co

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  • Tsumabuki Satoshi admits to being in a relationship with Maiko

    January 13, 2015 @ 1:20 pm

    On January 12, major league baseball player Uehara Koji of the Boston Red Sox made a guest appearance at the stage greeting for movie 'Vancouver no Asahi' in Tokyo.This was a surprise that the movie's lead actor Tsumabuki Satoshi didn't even know about. When asked by Tsumabuki about a lifetime career in the major league, Uehara commented, "I'd like to if there was an offer, but I'd also like to try in Japan if the offer came." Regarding

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  • Kuninaka Ryoko makes her first public appearance after marriage

    January 13, 2015 @ 2:34 am

    On January 12, actress Kuninaka Ryoko appeared at an event for Fuji TV's new "Getsu-9" drama 'Date ~Koi to wa Donna Mono Kashira~'. This marked her first public appearance after getting married to actor Mukai Osamu on December 28 of last year. In association with the drama's title, Kuninaka revealed her ideal date, "I like going outdoors. Especially when the weather is nice," and continued with a smile, "An amusement park or zoo. I don't min

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  • androp's new single to be titled 'Ghost'

    January 13, 2015 @ 2:31 am

    The title of androp's new song has been determined as "Ghost". It will be released as their new single on March 11."Ghost" is the theme song for Fuji TV's drama 'Ghost Writer', which premieres on January 13. Besides the title track, the single will include a new song called "Answer". The jacket cover was designed by Tanaka Norio, the winner of England's D&AD PROFESSIONAL AWARDS. It features water drops to represent the tears that appear in

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  • Hige Danshaku's Higuchi-kun to wed his girlfriend of 12 years

    January 13, 2015 @ 2:29 am

    Higuchi-kun (40) of comedian duo Hige Danshaku has announced through his official blog that he will register his marriage with a non-celebrity woman in March. Higuchi-kun announced, "I will register my marriage with my girlfriend of 12 years in March." He also expressed his determination, "It's my turn to support the woman who has been supporting me from the time I didn't have money. There may be times when she will have to support me, but

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  • More characters' visual art for 'NARUTO' stage play revealed

    January 13, 2015 @ 2:03 am

    As previously reported, Kishimoto Masashi's popular manga "NARUTO" is getting adapted into a stage play "Live Spectacle : NARUTO" starting in March. It was last month when some of the main characters' ("Uzumaki Naruto", "Uchiha Sasuke", "Haruno Sakura" and "Gaara") visual art were revealed, and recently, 5 more characters' visual art have also been revealed. The 5 characters are "Hatake Kakashi", "the Third Hokage", "Umino Iruka", "Mom

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