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  • Hotei Tomoyasu celebrates his 50th birthday with a live performance

    February 2, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    On February 1st, guitarist Hotei Tomoyasu celebrated his 50th birthday with a performance at the Saitama Super Arena. Hotei greeted his mid-century birthday with open arms, as he shouted, “Welcome to the universe’s number one rock and roll show – my birthday party. I am 50 years old!”  This stage marked the end of his 30th anniversary year as an artist. T The guitarist enthusiastically performed 27 songs, including his hit songs “Thrill

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  • Hirakawa Tetsuhiro's manga "Clover" to get a drama adaptation

    February 2, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    Hirakawa Tetsuhiro's popular manga, "Clover", will soon be released as a drama series through TV Tokyo! Details for the drama adaptation, such as the cast members and plot, have yet to be revealed. However, TV Tokyo has promised to announce more in the middle of February. At this time, the production is expected to air in April. "Clover" is a  youth story centering around the friendships of delinquent high school students. Stay tuned

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  • AKB48 reveals cast list for their anime, 'AKB0048'

    February 2, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    AKB48 has finally revealed the cast list for their upcoming anime, "AKB0048"! After holding a public audition late last year, it was decided that Ishida Haruka, Iwata Karen, Sato Amina, Sato Sumire, Nagaya Sayaka, and Watanabe Mayu from AKB48, Hata Sawako and Yagami Kumi from SKE48, and Mita Mao from NMB48 would provide the voices for the nine main characters. General director Kawamori Shoji commented, "Before the casting auditions, I h

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  • Kanjani 8's Maruyama Ryuhei to star in Fuji TV drama, 'O-PARTS'

    February 2, 2012 @ 7:38 am

    It's been announced that Kanjani 8 member, Maruyama Ryuhei, will star in Fuji TV's special four-night drama called "O-PARTS" (title pending). This will be Maruyama's first leading role in a drama. "O-PARTS" is a science fiction story centering around five "ordinary people" who get selected by the government to confront terrorists who come from the year 2141 in order to kill the ancestors of important people in their present time. Maruyama w

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  • Sawajiri Erika to debut as fashion producer

    February 2, 2012 @ 6:40 am

    Actress Sawajiri Erika will be making her debut as a fashion director. As a collaboration project with her mobile drama, "L et M Watashi ga Anata wo Aisuru Riyuu, Sono Hoka no Monogatari", Sawajiri will produce outfits for popular brands "Samantha Thavasa" and "Mercury Duo". These collaboration products are already available for purchase through online shop sites, "Stylife" and "Runway Channel". The shops will also carry 35 outfits and acc

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  • Tokyo Jihen to release their official book

    February 2, 2012 @ 5:37 am

    After announcing their sudden disbandment, Tokyo Jihen has revealed that they will be releasing their first and final official book, "Channel Guide -Tokyo Jihen Official Book-", on February 29th. The book will feature long interviews with the members, photos from their nationwide tour, "DOCUMENT:LIVE TOUR 2011 DISCOVERY", and interviews with the staff titled "Tokyo Jihen no Tsukuri Kata" (How to make Tokyo Jihen). It will also include maki

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  • Check out Oricon's comic chart for February 6th

    February 2, 2012 @ 3:45 am

    tokyohive has the latest results for Oricon's comic chart for the week of February 6th. Check it out below! ----- 1. "Kimi ni Todoke", Volume 15 - Shiina Karuho : (640,780) 2. "GIANT KILLING", Volume 22 - Illustrated by Tsujitomo, Created by Tsunamoto Masaya : (221,862) 3. "Vinland Saga", Volume 11 - Yukimura Makoto : (110,376) 4. "Toaru Majutsu no Index", Volume 9 - Written by Kamachi Kazuma, Illustrated by Kogino Chuya,

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  • Actress Yazawa Shin announces her pregnancy

    February 2, 2012 @ 2:31 am

    Actress Yazawa Shin, the wife of former kickboxer Masato, has announced that she's expecting her first child! Yazawa is currently in her fifth month, and she's expressed that she's delighted by the development. On February 2nd, she blogged, "I will be a mother.  While watching the baby rolling around, dancing, and waving the hands inside of my tummy, we are preparing to be a papa and a mama." Yazawa and Masato met each other in 2001

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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for January

    February 2, 2012 @ 12:25 am

    Recochoku recently released the monthly download charts for the month of January. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos over the past month below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Monthly Ranking > 01 - "Rising Sun" - EXILE 02 - "Love Story" - Amuro Namie 03 - "Sekai de Ichiban Suteki na Kimi e." - Sonar Pocket 04 - "Yasashiku Naritai" - Saito Kazuyoshi 05 - "Tatoe Donna ni…" -

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 01/25~01/31

    February 1, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of January 25th to January 31st. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "sign" - JUJU 02/(00) "Hajimari no Toki" - ayaka 03/(01) "Sekai de Ichiban Suteki na Kimi e." - Sonar Pocket 04/(00) "Mitsubachi" - Kobukuro 05/(00) "Kataomoi Finally" -

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