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  • Kobayashi Sachiko expresses concerns for her hometown

    August 5, 2011 @ 2:37 am

    On August 3rd, singer Kobayashi Sachiko (57) held a singing event to celebrate her 32nd year as a singer at the Nishinomiya Gardens shopping center in Hyogo prefecture. Kobayashi enthusiastically sang three songs in front of 1,200 fans, including her 1979 hit song “Omoide Sake” and the song she recorded on March 11th (the day of the Tohoku Earthquake) called “Onna no Sakeba”.  “It feels like I’ve returned to where I began. I am happy that

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  • Oricon reveals monthly charts for July

    August 5, 2011 @ 1:23 am

    Oricon has revealed the monthly chart rankings for July. Check it out below! — <Single> 1. “Paleo wa Emerald” – SKE48: 7/27 (378,747) 2. “Over” – Hey! Say! JUMP: 6/29 (290,804) 3. “Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo” – NMB48: 7/20 (232,862) 4. “GO GO Summer!” – KARA: 6/29 (189,064) 5. “Naminori Kakigoori – Not yet: 7/6 (189,062) 6. “Maru-Maru-Mori-Mori” – Kaoru To Tomoki, Tama ni Mukku: 5/25 (175,121) 7. “Supersta

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  • Covers, tracklist and short PV revealed for AYABIE's major debut single, "Ryusei"!

    August 5, 2011 @ 12:05 am

    In June, visual kei band AYABIE announced their first major single, "Ryusei" ("Shooting Star"), which is due out in August 24th. The band has finally released more information on their exciting new work! As stated before, "Ryusei" will come in three editions. In the 'first press limited editions', an application card will be enclosed inside, and 10 lucky fans will win a direct call from the members themselves! Thirty fans will receive an

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  • Special drama of "Kaibutsu-kun" to be aired this fall!

    August 4, 2011 @ 11:15 pm

    It's been reported that Nihon TV's "Kaibutsu-kun" will be making a comeback this fall through a special drama! Titled "Kaibutsu-kun Shinsaku SP!", the special drama will be aired as a tie-in story to the upcoming "Kaibutsu-kun" movie, which will hit theatres on November 26th. The cast members include the regulars: Ohno Satoshi as 'Kaibutsu-kun', Yashima Norito as 'Dracula', Ueshima Ryuhei as 'Werewolf', Choi Hong Man as 'Frankenstein',

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  • Nagasawa Masami is a cool beauty in 'FLASH'

    August 4, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

    Weekly pictorial magazine 'FLASH' was able to obtain some exclusive previews of actress Nagasawa Masami's first 3D pictorial, "IQUEEN" that will be released through the Playstation Store later this month. Nagasawa completely transformed into a cool beauty for this unique pictorial that is filled with many artistic shots taken by famed photographer Takaki Kumada. The pictures are either in black-and-white or in a sepia tone, giving them a s

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  • Which marriage announcement from a celebrity shocked you the most?

    August 4, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

    goo Ranking recently opened up a poll to its users, asking which celebrity they were most surprised to hear a marriage announcement from. Coming in first place is Kato Cha, who shocked people everywhere when he announced his marriage to a girl 45 years his junior earlier this week. Second place goes to the celebrity couple Kimura Takuya and Kudo Shizuka, who have been married since 2000. Check out the full ranking below! - 01. Kato

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  • SPEED show off their "PRIDE" in this latest radio rip!

    August 4, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    We finally have a radio rip of “PRIDE feat. OHGA”; the coupling track off SPEED’s latest single “Little Dancer”. This track is definitely something we haven’t heard from SPEED before; it’s a strong dance song that will really get you wanting to move. Check it out below and don’t forget, SPEED will be releasing their new single on August 10th.

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  • Morning Musume reveals their individual pictures for their new single!

    August 4, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

    Earlier we revealed a radio rip of Morning Musume’s 47th single “Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo!”, which will be Takahashi Ai’s final single as a Morning Musume member. In addition to that, Hello!Project has finally revealed the individual members’ solo shots. Check them out below and let us know which member you think has the best picture! == -Takahashi Ai- -Niigaki Risa- -Michishige Sayumi-

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  • SDN48 become "Black Lovers" for 'Weekly Playboy'

    August 4, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    This week's edition of the idol and gravure magazine, 'Weekly Playboy' featured another enticing pictorial of AKB48's more mature sister-group SDN48. As the title "Black Lover" suggests, we get to see five young ladies of the adult idol group dressed in nothing but black; with an emphasis on 'nothing'. Instead of wearing a bikini top, they once again went for a topless theme. However, this time they aren't using their own hands to cover th

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  • w-inds.' Tachibana Keita to release "Kanmuri Keita" DVD!

    August 4, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    w-inds.' lead singer Tachibana Keita has announced he will be releasing a special DVD. The DVD is from VISION CAST's corner, 'KANMURI KEITA'. This is a limited edition DVD and only for VISION CAST subscribers. The deadline to order this DVD is this Friday on August 8th at 15:00 JST. The DVD will be shipped out sometime in September. The DVD is ¥5,800 (around $73 USD) and will include 2 DVD discs, a booklet, unlreleased photo, and an

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