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  • Happiness unveils PV for "Wish"!

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    Dance unit Happiness recently revealed the full PV for their upcoming single, "Wish", scheduled to hit shelves on August 17th. In the video, the girls display a fun and flirty dance under the summer sun. Check out the PV below, and make sure to support the girls by purchasing their single here! Thanks to Puolukka for the tip!

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  • Japan opens a special "Doraemon" train service!

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    Animation fans got a huge kick out of the special 'Odakyu F-Train', which features mangaka Fujiko F. Fujio's beloved characters (especially "Doraemon"!). This train began its service on August 3rd, running all the way down the Odakyu line. It was specially made to build anticipation for the September 3rd opening of the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum in Kawasaki. An 'F-Train' is comprised of 10 cars. The designs on each car are all different, with

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  • Team B opens AKB48's nationwide tour with a bang!

    August 3, 2011 @ 6:49 am

    On August 1st, AKB48 kicked off their nationwide tour, “AKB ga Ippai ~SUMMER TOUR 2011~”, with Team B at Fukuoka Sun Palace & Hall. Before the performance, the management got fans to write messages to those affected by the  Tohoku Earthquake as part of the “Dareka no Tame ni” Project. Fans of all ages participated in signing whiteboards and taking pictures to send support to those in the Tohoku region. Afterwards, Team B’s captain, K

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  • Morning Musume's Michishige Sayumi to release her 8th photobook!

    August 3, 2011 @ 5:50 am

    Morning Musume member Michishige Sayumi revealed through her official blog that she will be releasing a new photobook! Today was her first day shooting and she writes: “Everyone! It’s going to be amazing this time. Seriously!!! The photoshoot is totally fun~ and even though this is still my first day of shooting, I already feel a sense of accomplishment (hehe) But, I’ll still work hard (^_-)” Michishige also stated that this was her fi

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  • Oricon rankings for the week of August 8th unveiled!

    August 3, 2011 @ 4:38 am

    Oricon has revealed their ranking for singles, albums, and music DVDs for the week of August 8th. Let’s see who managed to come on top! - <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. “Pareo wa Emerald” – SKE48 : 7/27 (378,747) 2. “NAKED/Fight Together/Tempest” – Amuro Namie : 7/27 (60,254) 3. “Don’t think. Feel!!!” – Idoling!!!: 7/27 (38,999) 4. “Let it go!” – FT Island : 7/27 (33,418) 5. ““Maru Maru Mori Mori” – Kaoru to Tomoki, Tama

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  • Goto Maki opens official website for her upcoming solo concert

    August 3, 2011 @ 3:29 am

    Former Morning Musume member Goto Maki has opened an official website for her upcoming solo concert titled, "G-Emotion FINAL". At the moment, only ticketing information is available on the site, but it's set to feature various info about the concert. The concert will take place on December 4th at Makuhari Messe, and it'll be her last concert before she goes on hiatus. Check out Goto Maki's G-Emotion FINAL website here! Source: G-Emotio

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  • Ashida Mana to be the youngest MC for "Meringue no Kimochi"

    August 3, 2011 @ 1:30 am

    Child actress Ashida Mana has been chosen as the MC for Nihon TV's, "Meringue no Kimochi". After gaining popularity from her drama and movie, Ashida will challenge herself by becoming the youngest MC. She expressed, "I want to ask the guests what they wanted to be when they were my age." Starring alongside Hisamoto Masami and Ito Asako, Ashida shared her dream saying, "I want to do a conte with them." - "Meringue no Kimochi" is a talk/v

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  • "Antoki no Inochi" to be shown at the Montreal World Film Festival

    August 3, 2011 @ 12:15 am

    It has been decided that "Antoki ni Inochi", starring Okada Masaki and Eikura Nana, will be exhibited in the 'World Competition Category' at the Montreal World Film Festival. Okada commented, "I honestly can't say it enough. I'm happy!" and Eikura also stated, "To have it exhibited at a overseas film festival, it's like a dream! The movie is filled with the love of everyone who was involved with it. I am happy that more people will be able

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  • NMB48's Shimada Rena revealed to have a boyfriend

    August 2, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

    Fans have recently discovered a blog entry by NMB48 2nd generation Research Student, Shimada Rena, who was  accepted as an NMB48 participant in AKB48's 24th Single Janken Tournament. The blog entry contains an incriminating purikura with her boyfriend, who she's identified as "Nobu-kun". Posted on  September 23rd, 2010, the entry described theirr “love-love story”: “We’re from the same school and in the same club. We’re a teammate x manag

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  • Berryz Koubou unveils PV for "Aa, Yo ga Akeru"

    August 2, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

    A full PV of Berryz Koubou's upcoming single, "Aa, Yo ga Akeru" has been revealed! In the video, the girls appear pretty-in-pink while singing and dancing in various rooms of a mansion. Check out the video below, and make sure to support the girls when the single hits stores on August 10th! Thanks to kohri for the tip!

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