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  • PASSPO reveals jacket covers + short PVs for 4th single, "Next Flight"!

    May 21, 2012 @ 2:47 am

    Idol group PASSPO has just revealed the jacket covers and short PV for their upcoming fourth single, "Next Flight"! As tokyohive previously reported, PASSPO will be releasing their latest single on June 13th. Fans can purchase one of five different versions of the single: Limited Edition A 'First Class Version' (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B 'Business Class Version' (CD+DVD), 'Economy Class Version' (CD-only), and two versions exclusive to th

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  • Ono Erena makes her first public appearance after 1.5 years

    May 21, 2012 @ 2:27 am

    On May 20th, former AKB48 member Ono Erena held a release event for her photo book "Tsunere! ~Kaette Kita Erepyon (18)~" at a book store in Tokyo.  This was her first public appearance in about one and a half years, so she told the 250 fans in attendance, "I'm sorry to have kept you waiting for one and a half years!   I'm back!"  Then the fans gave her a big "Welcome back!" and warm applause. Ono passed the "The 2nd AKB48 additional member

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  • PV preview for Arashi's upcoming single "Your Eyes" revealed!

    May 21, 2012 @ 12:26 am

    On May 21st, a short PV review for Arashi’s upcoming single, “Your Eyes” (to be released on June 6th), was unveiled nationwide through ZIP!, Nihon TV’s news show. This music video features a black and white theme to match with the song’s motif – light and dark. Check out this one-minute preview below! == ==

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  • Nakama Yukie to star as a ghost in new NTV drama 'Ghost Mama Sousasen'

    May 20, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    On May 20th, NTV announced a new drama for the upcoming summer season called 'Ghost Mama Sousasen ~Boku to Mama no Fushigi na 100 Nichi~' starring actress Nakama Yukie in the role of a ghost. Nakama is going to play a police woman working at a Community Safety Department called Uehara Choko. Uehara has a very bright and obliging personality and cannot look away when other people are in trouble. She's living a happy family life together wit

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  • Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi to star in Fuji TV's upcoming Monday drama

    May 20, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    Fuji TV has just announced their Monday drama ('Getsu 9') for the upcoming summer season and it's going to star Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi in a modern Japanese version of 'Pretty Woman' called 'Rich Man, Poor Woman'. Oguri plays a billionaire and manager of a major IT company. Similar to the life of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, he had become a billionaire when his website, which started out only as a hobby, gradually started t

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  • Check out the performances from the May 20th broadcast of Music Japan!

    May 20, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    Performances from Music Japan's May 20th broadcast have now been revealed! This latest episode featured artists, YUI, SKE48, Ashida Mana, and NYC who performed their latest singles. Check out the performances below! === <“fight” – YUI> <“Aishite Love Ru!” – SKE48> <“Zutto Zutto Tomodachi” – Ashida Mana> <“Haina!” – NYC> ===

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  • AKB48's Shinoda Mariko takes a break from Twitter

    May 20, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    On May 19th, AKB48 member Shinoda Mariko announced that she would be taking a break from Twitter. As usual, Shinoda frequently updated her Twitter throughout the day. When night came, she suddenly announced, "I will briefly take a break from Twitter." Followers were both surprised and confused, and started showing concern for the idol. Although Shinoda will be taking a break, fans can rest assured because she won't be quitting Twitter. "I

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  • aiko reveals the title of her upcoming album

    May 20, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    Singer-songwriter aiko has revealed that the title of her upcoming album will be 'Toki no Silhouette' ('The Silhouette of Time')! This will be aiko's 10th original album, and her first album since releasing "BABY" about 2 years and 3 months ago. aiko explained the meaning behind the title, saying, "Everyday changes little by little, and there's one shape for that certain time. I hope this will be an album with a collection of songs that en

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  • Miyazaki Aoi and Mukai Osamu to play a married couple in 'Kiiroi Zou'

    May 20, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    On May 18th, it was announced that Miyazaki Aoi and Mukai Osamu are going to co-star together for the first time in Hiroki Ryuichi's upcoming movie 'Kiiroi Zou'. The movie is based on a popular novel of the same name by Nishi Kanako and focuses on the life of a married couple who simply refer to each other as "Muko-san" and "Tsuma". Miyazaki plays Tsumari Aiko, a very innocent yet very loving wife of an unsuccessful writer called Muko Ayum

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  • Karina reveals she used to be a 'gyaru' in high school

    May 20, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    On May 18th, model/actress Karina attended a preview event for her movie, 'GIRL'. This event was held especially for 100 high school girls. When Karina took the stage, cheers arose as the crowd started calling out, "Kawaii [cute]!" While getting their commemorative photo taken, there were some girls that broke into tears. After the screening, Karina was asked about her high school days. She revealed that she used to be a 'gyaru' saying,

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