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  • Check out an audio preview of Buono's "partenza~Let's go!!!"

    July 21, 2011 @ 2:46 am

    A radio preview of “partenza~Let’s go!!!~”, the title track off of Buono’s new mini-album, has just been revealed! The track is definitely something fresh that hasn’t really been done from the girls of Hello!Project. Comprised of cool sounds and some auto-tune craziness, "partenza~ Let's go!!!~" promises to be a fun new track. Check out this unique track below, and don’t forget to purchase Buono’s mini-album on August 10th!

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  • 9nine holds release event for their latest single, "Natsu wanna say love U"

    July 21, 2011 @ 1:57 am

    On July 19th, idol group 9nine held a release event for their latest single, "Natsu wanna say love U", at Ikebukuro Sunshine City. At the event, 9nine performed their new song live for the first time, and tested a special segment where fans could take photos of them with their mobile phones. The 2,000 fans surrounded the girls simultaneously and whipped out their mobile phones,  reporting the event through Twitter and blogs with special ph

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  • Oricon comic chart for July 25th unveiled!

    July 21, 2011 @ 1:24 am

    Oricon updated their chart for comic ranking for the week of July 25th! This week features some new and old titles from last week. Check it out below! ---- 1. Sukitte ii na yo, Volume 7 - Hazuki Kanae: 139,990 2. Ahiru no Sora, Volume 32 - Hinata Takeshi: 112,740 3. HUNTER X HUNTER, Volume 28 - Togashi Yoshihiro: 96,790 4. Silver Spoon, Volume 1 - Arakawa Hiromu: 90,257 5. Gintama, Volume 40 – Sorashii

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  • SM☆SH reveals a short PV + details on their new single "Bounce★up"

    July 21, 2011 @ 12:27 am

    SM☆SH (a.k.a. SMASH) have just revealed a short PV to their 4th single “Bounce ★up” which will be released on August 3rd. This new single will come in three different editions: First Press Limited Edition A [CD+DVD], First Press Limited Edition B [CD+Calendar], and Regular Edition [CD only]. Each edition will include their single, “Bounce ★up”, and its coupling track, “Chance”. In addition to that, the First Press Limited Edition A DVD will

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  • Berryz Koubou release new profile pictures for "Aa, Yoru ga Akeru"!

    July 20, 2011 @ 11:31 pm

    Popular idol group from Hello! Project, Berryz Koubou, have just updated their official website with the profile pictures for their newest single, "Aa, Yoru ga Akeru"! The new pictures show the girls in the same sweet pink silk dresses revealed on the covers for the upcoming single. While their new song also features a mature sound, these provide a lovely contrast to the more overtly-sexy biker image of their last single, "Ai no Dangan".

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  • w-inds. announce new single, "You & I"

    July 20, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    Pop unit w-inds. have announced that they will release a new single, "You & I", on August 17th! This medium-tempo ballad is a summer love song with transparent sounds that convey Keita's voice. Meanwhile, the coupling song, "Chillin' in the Daydream", Ryohei and Ryuichi will present their rap for the first time in awhile. The single will come in three different versions: a limited edition, and two regular editions (A & B). Ta

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  • Kimura Yoshino to star in "Majutsu wa Sasayaku" before taking maternity leave

    July 20, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

    Actress Kimura Yoshino has revealed that her role in Fuji TV's upcoming two-hour drama "Majutsu wa Sasayaku" this September will be her last for the meantime, as she will be taking a maternity leave to focus on her pregnancy. As tokyohive reported in May, the actress is currently pregnant with her very first child. This will be the first baby for Kimura and her husband Higashiyama Noriyuki since they married last October. "Majutsu wa Sasaya

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  • Details released for Goto Maki's upcoming album "Aikotoba (VOICE)"

    July 20, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

    Pop singer Goto Maki, who recently announced that she will be going on hiatus from the entertainment industry after the end of the year, is still giving it her all. After releasing a new digital single, "What is LOVE/SCANDALOUS", she has just revealed the details for her first full-length album with avex entertainment, "Aikotoba (VOICE)". "Aikotoba (VOICE)" will be released on November 2nd, and will feature 3 different versions of the albu

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  • AKB48's Akimoto Sayaka and model Minami Akina dress up in yukatas!

    July 20, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    On July 20th, AKB48’s Akimoto Sayaka and model Minami Akina attended the Ginza opening of “SAVOY”, a bag brand, at Matsuzakaya Ginza Store in Tokyo. The two ladies came to this event dressed in vivid colored yukatas (a casual, summer kimonos) paired with some signature “SAVOY” bags. Akimoto, who claim this is her first time wearing a yukata for this year, said, “I am thrilled about it. In AKB, it is fundamental to wear black so I am hap

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  • SKE48 announce 5 representatives for "Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament"

    July 20, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    SKE48 held their preliminary matches for the ‘AKB48 24th Single Senbatsu Janken Taikai‘  on July 20th at Ichinomiya civic hall in Aichi. The Winners are Matsui Jurina, Kuwabara Mizuki, Wakabayashi Tomoka, Takeuti Mai and Sato Mieko. Matsui Jurina showed her flexed biceps and commented, "I hope all five members of SKE48 would be the Senbatsu members." The five members will be proceeding to the main tournament in September 20th at Budoukan

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