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  • w-inds. unveils covers + tracklist for "FLY HIGH"

    January 25, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Celebrating their 11th year anniversary, vocal & dance unit w-inds. informed their fans last month that they would be releasing their 31st single this year. As previously mentioned the single will come in four versions and is scheduled for release on February 22nd. Earlier today, the covers along with the tracklist for this upcoming single were revealed. Check out the covers and tracklist after the jump! - Limited Edition A

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  • Ashida Mana pouts in new 'Chicken Ramen' CM

    January 25, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    Today, Nissin Food Products released a new commercial for their 'Chicken Ramen', starring popular child actress Ashida Mana as 'Hiyoko-chan' (a young chicken). Ashida was appointed as the new image character for 'Chicken Ramen' back in August of 2011. For this new CM, she's sporting the same cute costume as in the first commercial. In the CM, Hiyoko-chan is pushing a handcart with chicken ramen while cheerfully singing the 'Chicken Rame

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  • NMB48's Yoshida Akari to resume her activities

    January 25, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    On January 24th, NMB48 announced that suspended member Yoshida Akari would be allowed to return to the group. As we reported earlier, Yoshida personally requested to return to the group, and the agency decided to hold a fan vote to help determine her comeback. Results showed that the majority was in favor of Yoshida's return and she will officially resume her lessons to participate in the group's activities starting mid-February. Yoshid

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  • Morning Musume. announces 49th single!

    January 25, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    Idol group Morning Musume. has announced their 49th single! The single's title hasn't been revealed but it is known that the single will be released in six different versions. Since this will be Niigaki Risa's last single, the last version will be a special version with a solo song sung and chosen by Risa. Limited Editions A, B, and C will all include DVDs. Limited Edition D will be CD-only and include a serial #, Limited Edition E will

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  • Sakura Gakuin release PV for "Tabidachi no Hi ni"

    January 25, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    Girl group Sakura Gakuin has released the official music video to their upcoming single, "Tabidachi no Hi no". The single will be released on February 15th through two versions. The limited edition and regular edition will both hold six tracks, with the limited edition containing a DVD with the music video and a "J-Mix" version of the title track. " "Tabidachi no Hi ni" is the group's third single and their first for this year. Check

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  • Akanishi Jin and Kuroki Meisa spotted on a date at Tokyo DisneySea

    January 25, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    On January 25th, news outlet Sponichi (or 'Sports Nippon') broke the news about a possible romantic relationship between singer Akanishi Jin and actress Kuroki Meisa. Reportedly, the two were seen "dating openly" at Tokyo DisneySea theme park in Urayasu, Chiba on the 22nd. Neither Akanishi nor Kuroki cared about being seen by the people around them. According to Sponichi, the two stars have been acquainted for a couple of years now. Their

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  • AAA releases "SAILING" PV + album jacket covers

    January 25, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    Last week, pop group AAA released the tracklist for their upcoming single, 'SAILING'. 'SAILING' will be their first single of 2012, and their 31st overall. It's scheduled to be released on Februrary 22nd. The main song has been described as a graduation song with lyrics about running towards a new point in life with our bonds. Check out the covers and promotion video below! ---- < Limited Edition A > - < Limited

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  • Mukai Osamu to release a French recipe book

    January 25, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    Actor Mukai Osamu has announced that he'll be releasing a French recipe book titled "Mukai Osamu, Bistro Shugyou ~Hungry! na Kantan Recipe 53~" on January 31st. This will be Mukai's first recipe book, and it was inspired by his role as a sadistic French chef in the ongoing drama, 'Hungry!'.  The book introduces 53 French recipes that are not only legitimate, but are also used within the drama. Mukai says, "I've been cooking ever since I

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 01/18~01/24

    January 25, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of January 18th to January 24th. 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) "Sekai de Ichiban Suteki na Kimi e." - Sonar Pocket 02/(00) "3-Nenme no Kinenbi feat. Noa" - LGYankees 03/(00) "Yes" - Acid Black Cherry 04/(00) "Tell Your World" - livetu

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  • Jin Akanishi releases full PV for "Sun Burns Down"

    January 25, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    After revealing the 'making-of' clip for his new PV, "Sun Burns Down", Jin Akanishi has just released the full video! As promised, the PV draws inspiration from 'Entanglement' and 'Mission Impossible', as Jin plays a jewel thief who discovers that he isn't alone in his heist. He bumps into a female thief with the same agenda, resulting in a sexy tango of wits and seduction to see who will get away with the treasure. Check out the PV below

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