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  • Check out the full PV for Fairies' "No More Distance"

    April 15, 2012 @ 5:01 am

    On April 7th, Fairies released their double A-side single "Beat Generation/No More Distance”, and they landed in the top 5 on Oricon's weekly chart of April 16th. In "Beat Generation", the girls shows off a cool foot step dance with an up tempo rhythm.  In contrast, "No More Distance" is slower ballad-style song.  The girls pair lovely vocals with graceful choreography and delicate styling. Check out their peformance, and their black/

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – April 9th~April 12th

    April 15, 2012 @ 3:58 am

    [caption id="attachment_233183" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – April 9th~April 12th"][/caption] Five new prime time dramas began airing between Monday and Thursday, but how did they started off as the ratings winner this spring season? On Monday, it was the fifth season of 'Hancho' (TBS), which bravely aired its first episode among variety and music specials. Unlike the previous four seasons, the story i

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  • Preview of Maeda Atsuko's new solo single "Migikata"

    April 15, 2012 @ 12:54 am

    On April 14th, the first episode of 'Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou' was aired. Fans could listen to the preview of Maeda Atsuko's new solo single "Migikata" as a ending theme song for the show. This will be Maeda's 2nd solo single and first single after she announced her graduation from AKB48. The release date or any other details have not been decided yet. Check out the "Migikata" and also clips from 'Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou'.

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  • Kuroki Meisa officially announces her pregnancy

    April 14, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

    Actress Kuroki Meisa (23) was rumored to be pregnant when she married singer Akanishi Jin (27) back in February. On April 14th, she sent a fax to several media outlets, officially confirming that she is currently 4-months pregnant! Kuroki started the message with a brief apology, "After I had pregnancy symptoms, I suffered from poor health frequently. It was my first time experiencing this, and it was a time of uneasiness." She explained t

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  • Ueno Juri's sister Ueno Mana challenges gravure for the first time

    April 14, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    Actress Ueno Juri's elder sister, singer and talento Ueno Mana challenged herself to gravure for the first time in 'Weekly Playboy'. Mana commented, "I'm 30-years-old next year and this is my first time challenging gravure lol. Honestly, I wonder if I'm okay doing this, but I'm thankful to be given the offer." Recently, Mana has been active in variety programs and her degree of recognition has been rapidly increasing. The magazine featu

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  • Acid Black Cherry's "Yes" to be theme song for short drama, 'Re:dream'

    April 14, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    It's been revealed that Acid Black Cherry's "Yes" will be the theme song to the short drama, 'Re:dream'! "Yes" is a track off of Acid Black Cherry's 3rd album, "2012", which topped the Oricon Weekly Album Ranking for the first time. 'Re:dream' was inspired by this song, and will air on BeeTV and other video distributing sites. 'Re:dream' will be directed by Fukagawa Yoshihiro, who's also been in charge of 'Byakuyakou' and 'Kamisama no K

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  • SKE48's Matsui Jurina appears at concert after being discharged from the hospital

    April 14, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

    As we reported on April 12th, SKE48's Matsui Jurina was discharged from the hospital, and she made an appearance at SKE48's concert at Nihon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya on April 14th. This was the first time for her to appear in public after the hand shake event on March 31st. As Nagoya is SKE48's home city, they had been aiming to have a concert at Nihon Gaishi Hall, and their wishes were fulfilled. This concert marked their biggest scale hall

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  • Countdown Timer hits Zero, NEWS to come back?

    April 14, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    As we reported, Johnny's Entertainment had had a countdown on their official website, and the mysterious count down officially stopped on April 15th at 12:00AM. When the timer hit 00:00, the huge clock turned into a silhouette of 4 people with some background music. Many people could not see this as the website servers were swamped by people trying to access the site. Matching up with many fans assumptions, there's some good news for N

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  • Morning Musume's "Renai Hunter" hits #1 on the Oricon

    April 14, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    Good news for Morning Musume fans! Morning Musume's 49th single, "Renai Hunter" (2nd for 10th generation members) and the last to feature Risa Niigaki has topped the Oricon Daily charts. The single was released on April 11th and debuted at 3rd on the Oricon Daily chart behind Sexy Zone and Perfume's latest singles. It took them a few days, but the single has finally topped the April 13th edition of the Oricon Daily Singles Chart by selling

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  • AKB48 members to compete with horse racing for the main star of JRA CM

    April 14, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    On April 12th, the JRA(Japan Racing Association) announced that AKB48 will be their new CM models. As one of the main projects of JRA's new campaign 'SMART!JRA', 28 members of AKB48, who are over 20 years of age, will compete by betting on a horse race to become the main star of JRA CM this fall. The project is named 'AKB no Gachi Uma' and includes Maeda Atsuko. They will call five G1(Grade 1) horse races from Empire Awards on April 29th t

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