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  • V6 & Hey! Say! JUMP chosen to be the main personalities for this year's 24hour TV

    April 7, 2015 @ 2:55 am

    It was announced that V6 and Hey! Say! JUMP have been chosen to be the main personalities for NTV's "24Hour Television 38 : Love Saves the Earth". As "2-generation personalities", they will team up for the annual telethon. V6 has served as the program personality back in 2000, and member Morita Go has run 100 kilometers as the charity marathon runner, but this marks the very first time for Hey! Say! JUMP to participate in the program as a p

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  • Sandaime J Soul Brothers have a car chase in PV for 'STORM RIDERS feat.SLASH'

    April 7, 2015 @ 2:53 am

    Sandaime J Soul Brothers have revealed the PV for their new single "STORM RIDERS feat.SLASH" which will be released on April 22. "STORM RIDERS" is a collaboration song with former Guns N' Roses and current Velvet Revolver guitarist SLASH. The PV features the members in a car chase in a future world brought to ruins. Source & Image: natalie

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  • SKE48 wins the simultaneous single release competition against NMB48

    April 6, 2015 @ 6:56 pm

    SKE48's 17th single "Coquettish Juutai Chuu" (went on sale on March 31) sold 640,000 copies during the first week, coming out on top of Oricon's latest weekly single ranking.On the other hand, NMB48's single "Don't look back!" which was released on the same day as SKE48, was in second place with the first week sales of 447,000 copies. The first week sales for "Coquettish Juutai Chuu" exceeded the group's previous best record, 539,000 copies

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  • Ayaka's new rock song chosen as image song for 'Patlabor' movie + trailer

    April 4, 2015 @ 8:57 pm

    Ayaka's new song "Lose Control" has been picked up as the image song for the science fiction film 'THE NEXT GENERATION Patlabor Shuto Kessen' which will open in theaters on May 1st. Directed and written by Oshii Mamoru, 'THE NEXT GENERATION Patlabor Shuto Kessen' is a feature length film that portrays a battle between the Section 2 team and a terrorist group that has taken 10 million residents of Tokyo hostage. It will star Ka

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  • Tsunku♂ has his vocal cords removed

    April 4, 2015 @ 8:55 pm

    Tsunku♂ has revealed that he has gotten his vocal cords removed.On April 4th, Tsunku♂ appeared at an entrance ceremony at his alma mater Kinki University. Instead of personally reading a congratulatory speech, he delivered the message through a video on the screen. Through the video message, he revealed that he had his vocal cords completely removed for cancer treatment.  Then on his official blog, Tsunku♂ wrote, "I had surgery in mid-October,

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  • PASSPO☆'s Makita Sako announces indefinite hiatus

    April 4, 2015 @ 3:57 pm

    PASSPO☆'s Makita Sako has announced that she would go on an indefinite hiatus.This announcement was made on April 4 during the group's concert 'One Man Flight Tour 2015 ~more Attention~' at EX THEATER ROPPONGI. On her reason for the hiatus, Makita explained that after being in PASSPO☆ for 6 years, she wanted some time to take a look at herself again. She also revealed that she hasn't been able to perform at her best due to poor health since last

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  • Superfly's new song 'Beautiful' to be used in Kimura Fumino's new drama

    April 4, 2015 @ 2:13 pm

    Superfly's new song "Beautiful" has been chosen as the theme song for TBS' new drama 'Mother Game ~Kanojotachi no Kaikyuu~' premiering on April 14. 'Mother Game ~Kanojotachi no Kaikyuu~' is a human drama that revolves around a single mother who meets a group of "celebrity" (wealthy socialite) mothers after entering her son in a prestigious kindergarten. Actress Kimura Fumino will take on her first lead role in the drama as the single mother. The

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  • AKB48 Team 8 welcome 12-year-old new member

    April 4, 2015 @ 2:56 am

    New member Yoshida Karen has joined AKB48 Team 8.This announcement was made on April 3 during the group's concert "TOYOTA presents AKB48 Team 8 Zenkoku Tour ~47 no Suteki na Machi e~ Team 8 Kessei 1 Shunen Kinen Tokubetsu Kouen in Tokyo" at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. Yoshida, who joined the group as the new Fukuoka representative, took the stage alone and sang "Romance Kakurenbo". Afterwards, she introduced herself as a 12-year-old who entered he

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  • THE BAWDIES member ROY to become a father

    April 4, 2015 @ 2:55 am

    THE BAWDIES member ROY's (Vo, B) wife, model AMO, is pregnant with their first child.AMO announced through her official blog that she is currently 8-months pregnant. She revealed, "Thanks to my husband who supports me with his full effort, my family and friends who are always concerned about me, and everyone who understands and watches over me, I am spending everyday peacefully. My physical condition is good, and the precious life is growing

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  • 'Attack on Titan' live-action drama to be made starring Ishihara Satomi

    April 4, 2015 @ 2:53 am

    On April 2, it was announced that Isayama Hajime's popular manga "Shingeki no Kyojin ('Attack on Titan')" would be getting a live-action drama adaptation, and it will feature "Hans" played by Ishihara Satomi.The story of the drama adaptation will be linked to its upcoming film, which is slated for release in this summer. The drama version will depict the solders' daily lives and their secrets, mainly the episodes that could not be shown enou

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