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  • Japan Box Office Report – 6/28~6/29

    July 1, 2014 @ 6:03 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – June 28th/29th 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 16) 02 (02) Mission Impossible: Samurai (Weeks: 02) 03 (00) Transcendence (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) The World of Kanako (Weeks: 01) 05 (03) Noah (Weeks: 03) 06 (00) Ju-on -Owari no Hajimari- (Weeks: 01) 07 (04) Climbing to Spring (Weeks: 03) 08 (06) Saint Seiya

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  • NICO Touches the Walls to sing new opening theme for 'Captain Earth' anime

    July 1, 2014 @ 4:48 pm

    It's been revealed that NICO Touches the Walls will be singing the new opening theme for MBS' anime 'Captain Earth'.  Produced by Bones Inc., 'Captain Earth' is a sci-fi robot anime that started in April. The song that NICO Touches the Walls will be singing for the opening theme is titled "TOKYO Dreamer". It's also been revealed that the ending theme will be Tia's "The Glory Days". Both the new opening and ending themes will be used st

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  • AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki opens her official Twitter account

    July 1, 2014 @ 3:53 pm

    AKB48 and NMB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki has started using Twitter as on July 1. Her Twitter username is "@Yukiriiiin__K" and her account is verified. In her first tweet, she uploaded an image of herself holding up a note saying, "I started using Twitter. @Yukiriiiin__K. I'm the real thing." Fans responded to Yukirin's Twitter debut with tweets such as, "I've been waiting!" and "I followed you right away!". Within one hour, she gained over 30,

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's 3rd album to be released overseas

    July 1, 2014 @ 2:31 pm

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's 3rd album 'Pika Pika Fantajin', which will be released in Japan on July 9, will also be released overseas. Considering Kyary's popularity overseas, Warner Music Japan decided to release the new album in the following countries: Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, England, France, Germany, Spain, United States of America, Canada, and Mexico. The locally-pressed editions in the Americas, Oce

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 6/23~6/29

    July 1, 2014 @ 12:53 pm

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from June 23rd to June 29th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 6/23 – Monday 14.6%(0.3%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 11.2%(1.4%) – 19:30-19:56 – Close-Up Gendai 12.6%(1.2%) – 20:00-20:43

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  • Actor Tsumabuki Satoshi to play older Nobita in upcoming 3D Doraemon movie

    July 1, 2014 @ 3:21 am

    It's been announced that actor Tsumabuki Satoshi will play an older Nobita in the first ever 3D CG anime movie "Stand By Me Doraemon", which will open nationwide on August 8. Based on a famous part of the original series, the movie describes how Doraemon and Nobita met and parted and how Nobita then struggled hard to fight for his beloved Shizuka-chan. The movie will be directed by the duo Yamazaki Takashi ("Always Sanchoume no Yuh

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  • AKB48 releases new photobook collaborating with dogs

    July 1, 2014 @ 3:07 am

    Popular idol group AKB48 just released their new photo book "AKB48 no Inu Kyoudai", which the members teamed up with dogs, on June 30. In the photo book, the girls reveal many photos like they did dog cosplay or dressed in swimwear while playing with dogs. The cover of the photo book features member Shimazaki Haruka with her pet. The reason why Watanabe Mayu, who took first place in the General Elections, did not appear on the

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  • SKE48's Kenkyuusei get their first original set list!

    July 1, 2014 @ 2:56 am

    Eleven kenkyuusei from SKE48 held their own performance "SKE48 Upcoming Kouen ~ Natsu ~" on June 29 at the SKE48 theater in Nagoya. Their previous set before the Team Shuffle in February this year was performed by regular members after the shuffle, so the group had no shows of their own for almost 2.5 months. This is the first time in AKB488 history that the kenkyuusei perform not from existing repertoire, but from their own original se

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  • TOKIO's Matsuoka Masahiro attends premiere for his new drama

    July 1, 2014 @ 2:39 am

    TOKIO's Matsuoka Masahiro attended the premiere viewing of his new TBS drama "Dousousei ~ Hito wa, Sando, Koi wo suru ~" based on the manga of the same title by Saimon Fumi. It is a pure love story in which four middle school classmates, now in their forties, meets again after 25 years apart. It is Matsuoka's first romantic drama and he commented, "I am a little embarrassed, but it is the kind of love story I had enjoyed watching myself so I

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  • AKB48's Iriyama Anna appears at the theater for the first time since 'slashing incident'

    July 1, 2014 @ 2:37 am

    AKB48's Iriyama Anna (18) performed at the regular Team A performance at the AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo on June 30. This was the first time she had appeared in front of the fans since the slashing incident in May.  Before the performance began, Iriyama appeared with her injured right hand in a cast and said, "Sorry for worrying everyone. I wanted to show everyone that I am fine again as soon as I could, so I got some time like this before

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