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  • Drama Prime Time Report – March 19th~March 22nd

    March 25, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    [caption id="attachment_228491" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – March 19th~March 22nd"][/caption] The winter season is gradually coming to an end with most prime time dramas airing their final episodes this week. The two Monday dramas 'Stepfather Step' (TBS) and 'Lucky Seven' (Fuji TV) were the first to say goodbye to their viewers. The former wasn't able to end with a strong finale due to the more popula

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  • Maeda Atsuko announces her graduation from AKB48

    March 25, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    On March 25th, Maeda Atsuko has announced  that she will be graduating from AKB48.  This announcement was made during the encore on the final day of AKB48's concert at Saitama Super Arena, "Gyoumurenraku.  Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena." Maeda stated while crying, "I took the audition to enter AKB48 when I was 14 years old, which was a big decision in my life.  Now, please let me make my second big decision.  I am gradua

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  • Sexy Zone's Sato Shori to challenge the "Ford Island Bridge Run" in Hawaii

    March 25, 2012 @ 4:40 am

    It's been reported that Sexy Zone member Sato Shori will be participating in the "15th Annual Ford Island Bridge Run 10K", which will be held in Hawaii on April 7th. This was decided by Johnny's Entertainment president Johnny Kitagawa after seeing Sato take first place in the marathon for Johnny's Jr. baseball tournament earlier this month. The other members of Sexy Zone are expected to accompany Sato as the cheer group. The "Ford Islan

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  • Akimoto Yasushi decides to create AKB48's Team 8

    March 25, 2012 @ 1:26 am

    On March 24th, AKB48 producer Akimoto Yasushi announced through Google+ that he will soon be creating 'Team 8'. Following 'Team A', 'Team K', 'Team B', and 'Team 4', 'Team 8' will be the 5th team from AKB48. During the 2nd night of AKB48's Saitama Super Arena concert, there was a surprise announcement that 5 Research Students have been promoted to Team 4. With this promotion, Team 4 now has a total of 16 members, but there are still many

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  • Fairies releases longer preview of "Beat Generation" PV

    March 24, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

    Idol group Fairies performed their upcoming single "Beat Generation/No More Distance" on the March 22nd episode of 'Hanamaru Market'. Today they released a 2:45min preview of the music video on their official YouTube account. You can check it out below! - - This is their third single and will be released on April 4th. It will be released on Chaku Uta Full on March 28th. "Beat Generation" has also been chosen as the new theme song

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  • SHEILA gives birth to her first child

    March 24, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

    On March 24th, talento SHEILA (39) announced through her agency that she has given birth to her first child. According to the announcement, SHEILA gave birth to a baby girl on the 23rd at 1:00 pm at a hospital in Tokyo. Her newborn daughter weighed 2,850 grams (6lb 4oz) and is in healthy condition. On the same day, SHEILA shared on her official blog, "I was able to have an easy delivery in just 4 hours." She also revealed that there wer

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  • Korean group CHI-CHI reveals short PV for debut single, "Karakawanaide!!"

    March 24, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

    Korean girl group CHI-CHI has revealed the short PV for their Japanese debut single, "Karakawanaide!!"! As reported earlier, CHI-CHI will be making their debut in Japan on April 25th. "Karakawanaide!!" is the Japanese version of the group's "Don't Play Around", which was released in South Korea early last year. Check out the short PV below! Tip: Gocyo

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  • AKB48's new single to have a record-breaking 36 senbatsu members

    March 24, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    Idol group AKB48 announced at their concert at Saitama Super Arena on Saturday that they will be releasing their 26th single, "Manatsu no Sounds good!" on May 23rd and performed it for the first time. The colorful, uptempo song was sung by the largest number of senbatsu members in the group's history, with 36 members in total. Out of the 36, 15 are making their first senbatsu debut, including 11 members of AKB's Team 4 and HKT48's Kodama H

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  • SKE48's Matsui Jurina & NMB48' Watanabe Miyuki to join AKB48 for a limited time

    March 24, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    On March 24th, it was announced that SKE48 member Matsui Jurina and NMB48 member Watanabe Miyuki have joined AKB48 as of today. The surprise announcement was made during their concert at Saitama Super Arena. Matsui joined team K while Watanabe joined team B.  Their initiation to AKB48 will be for a limited time, and they will also continue being members of SKE48 and NMB48 respectively. It was also announced that 5 research students, Kat

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  • Yuka to graduate from "Ousama no Brunch"

    March 24, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    On March 23rd, it was reported that talento Yuka will be graduating from the TBS program, "Ousama no Brunch", at the end of this month. Following Sato Tamao, Yuka became the 3rd generation MC for "Ousama no Brunch" in April of 2003. She received favorable reputation on the show working beside actor Tanihara Shosuke. According to sources, Yuka notified TBS about leaving the program back in December. The reason is because she wants to mov

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