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  • After School to collaborate with Hello Kitty!

    August 17, 2011 @ 5:42 am

    On August 16th, it was revealed that Korean group After School will be collaborating with Sanrio’s Hello Kitty as part of their promotions for their Japanese debut single, “Bang!”. The new Hello Kitties will be based on the single's style concept. The characters will wear the same marching band outfits from the girls' promotional pictures, as well as the same hairstyles. For this project, the officials from Sanrio offered this plan to

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  • DOMINO to release their first full album

    August 17, 2011 @ 4:18 am

    Pop trio DOMINO will finally release their first full album, "20!!!", on September 7th. This will be DOMINO's second consecutive release, as they've just released their mini-album "GO GiRL" on August 3rd. To symbolize their age, the album was named "20!!!". The intro, "WE ARE DOMINO ~intro~" and outro, "WE ♥ U ~outro~" was produced by popular Korean artist DEEZ, who also worked on the tracks for "GO GiRL". Additionally, the lyrics for

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  • AKB48's documentary "To Be Continued" to have special U.S. premiere!

    August 17, 2011 @ 3:17 am

    Earlier this year, AKB48 fans in Japan got to watch a special documentary about their idols in theatres across the nation. Now, fans in the U.S. and Canada will get the same opportunity, thanks to NEW PEOPLE Entertainment, who recently licensed the film for those two countries. Titled "DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 - To Be Continued", the film follows the unstoppable all-female idol group, giving an insightful glimpse into the challenges the member

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  • Kimura Takuya attends interview conference in Beijing on behalf of SMAP

    August 17, 2011 @ 1:58 am

    On August 16th, SMAP’s Kimura Takuya (38) attended a press conference in Beijing, where SMAP will be performing their first overseas performance on September 16th. Dressed in a black suit with a crimson necktie, he expressed his gratitude to China for the aid received after the Tohoku earthquake. He  commented, “Right now, Japan is still trying to recover [from the earthquake and tsunami]. We are taking steps to accomplish with all our pow

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  • NMB48 announces Senbatsu members for 2nd single at handshake meeting

    August 17, 2011 @ 12:46 am

    [caption id="attachment_182743" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="From left to right: Yagura Fuuko, Jo Eriko, and Yogi Keira"][/caption] On August 14th, AKB48’s sister group NMB48 held a handshake event at Intex Osaka and made a surprise announcement about their second single! The girls revealed that their new single will be released on October 19th. Furthermore, in addition to the 13 members from the first generation, another three

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  • SDN48 reveals their special PV to "Everyday, Kachuusha"!

    August 16, 2011 @ 11:25 pm

    Even AKB48’s big sister group SDN48 is getting in on the super popular election single, “Everyday, Kachuusha”. The girls are normally seen sporting sexier outfits, dances, and songs than their younger counterparts, so this cute cover is quite refreshing! “Everyday, Kachuusha (SDN48 ver.)” can be found on the B-version CD of their latest single, “MIN MIN MIN”. Check out their PV below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajPLBdZ-9pQ

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  • SDN48 show off their sexy moves with "MIN MIN MIN" in Shinbashi!

    August 16, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

    On August 16th, SDN48 attended a promotional event for their new single, “MIN MIN MIN" at the hotspot for various workers in Tokyo, Shibashi SL Plaza. SDN48 is in charge of the sexy and mature side of AKB48 and member Serina (26) said, “I believe our charms are in demand amongst today’s businessmen. I am sure that they're tired from working morning to night everyday so we want them to cheer up by looking at us,” and appealed her sexy glamor t

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  • Kis-My-Ft2's single "Everybody Go" is the 3rd best selling debut song in history!

    August 16, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    On August 15th, it was revealed that Johnny’s Entertainment group Kis-MyFt2’s debut single “Everybody Go” sold 316,000 copies and topped the Oricon Weekly Single Chart for the week of August 22nd. With this result, the single placed third as the highest selling debut song for its first week. KAT-TUN’s “Real Face” (754,000 copies sold) and Arashi’s “A RA SHI” (557,000 copies sold) holds the record for first and second place respectively. In

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  • C-ute's Yajima Maimi reveals a teaser for "a rainy day"

    August 16, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    C-ute's leader Yajima Maimi has uploaded a preview of her upcoming solo DVD, "a rainy day", onto C-ute's official YouTube channel! In the DVD, Yajima appears cute and graceful, showing her many expressions on 'a rainy day'. "a rainy day" is Yajima's second DVD from her three month back-to-back release project. It is currently available for pre-order on e-LineUP until August 29th. Check out the preview below! Tip: Tommy Van Dam

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  • Dream Morning Musume holds handshake event for the release of their concert photobook

    August 16, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    On August 16th, Dream Morning Musume members Nakazawa Yuko, Ishikawa Rika, and Yoshizawa Hitomi held a handshake event to commemorate the release of their concert photobook, "Haru no Mai ~ Sotsugyousei DE Saikessei~". Ishikawa commented, "I used to have muscle pains back in the day, but I've never had leg cramps before. It never used to bother me, but now, to keep ourselves from being tired the next day, we all drank citric acid," comparin

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