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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION to release new single + best-of album

    November 1, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    Rock band ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION will be releasing their new single, "Marching Band", on November 30th. As tokyohive previously reported, "Marching Band" was written as the CM song for Shinken Zemi High School Course. It's described as a support song with a straightforward message that will encourage all those who listen to it. For its coupling tracks, the single will include "N2", a song that features the crisp guitar play of Kita Ke

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  • Moon Troupe's Aono Yuki to leave Takarazuka Revue

    November 1, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    On October 31st, Takarazuka Revue (an all-female musical troupe based in Hyogo prefecture) announced that Moon Troupe's Musumeyaku top star, Aono Yuki, will leave the company in April. The announcement came as a shock to Moon Troupe's fans, especially since the Otokoyaku top star, Kiriya Hiromu, also announced her retirement in April. Consequently, the top pair will leave the company at the same time. Aono made her stage debut in 2004 with

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  • Ando Yuko reveals PV for "Kagayakashiki Hibi"

    November 1, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    Singer-songwriter Ando Yuko has revealed the PV for her upcoming single, "Kagayakashiki Hibi"! "Kagayakashiki Hibi" is scheduled for release on November 30th, and will serve as the theme song for NHK's drama, "Kare, Otto, Otoko Tomodachi". Though the PV was shot during her pregnancy, Ando still managed to stun with her natural charm. The single will be available in Chaku-Uta form starting November 1st. Check out the PV below!

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  • October 31st performances from 'Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ'

    November 1, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    This week's episode of 'Hey!Hey!Hey! Music Champ' featured appearances from only three artist. AKB48's sub-unit, French Kiss, kicked off the show with "Saisho no Mail" and were followed by Korean groups SHINee and KARA. Unfortunately, KARA did not perform; instead, they had a short segment on the girls' favorite desserts. Check them out after the jump! - < French Kiss - 'Saisho no Mail' > - < SHINee - 'LUCIFER' &g

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  • PUFFY reveals track list for their best-of album

    November 1, 2011 @ 5:19 am

    Pop duo PUFFY has revealed the track list for their upcoming best-of album, "15", which will hit stores on November 23rd. The best-of album will hold a total of 39 songs over two discs. DISC 1 will be titled "PUFFY Choice", and will contain a collection of 20 singles. Meanwhile, DISC 2, titled "AMI YUMI Choice", will contain coupling tracks, album songs, and collaboration numbers. To celebrate the release of the album, PUFFY will hold a

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  • ZONE's TOMOKA to leave showbiz due to poor health condition

    November 1, 2011 @ 3:29 am

    It's been reported that ZONE's TOMOKA (Vo, G, Key) would be leaving the entertainment industry due to her poor health condition. As a result, MIYU (Vo, G) and MAIKO (Vo, C) will continue their activities as a two-person band. In August, ZONE made their comeback for a month, which marked 10 years since the release of their single, "secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~". Then, at their comeback live, the ladies announced that they would extend th

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  • RIP SLYME to hold charity live on Christmas Eve

    November 1, 2011 @ 2:48 am

    Hip hop group RIP SLYME has announced that they will be holding their annual Christmas Eve live. This year, the group will hold a charity live, titled "Christmas of Hope", at Zepp Sendai in Miyagi. In the past, RIP SLYME has held their Christmas Eve live at club asia, La Foret Museum Harajuku, Ebisu Garden Hall, Zepp Tokyo, Zepp Osaka, JCB Hall, and Akasaka BLITZ. They decided to hold the live at Zepp Sendai this year because their performan

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  • SHEILA announces her pregnancy with first child

    November 1, 2011 @ 12:44 am

    Talento SHEILA (38) has announced that she is pregnant with her first child! The announcement reports that SHEILA is currently 5 months pregnant, and is expected to give birth sometime next spring. She will continue to work until the very last minute, and after giving birth, she plans to return to work as soon as possible. Regarding her pregnancy, SHEILA wrote on her official blog, "When I first found out I was pregnant, I was very surpri

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  • AKB48's Itano Tomomi diagnosed with gastroenteritis

    October 31, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

    Today it was revealed that AKB48 member, Itano Tomomi, has been diagnosed with a gastroenteritis. According to her agency, Itano complained about fever and stomach ache on Sunday morning. Upon getting examined at a hospital on Tokyo, the idol was diagnosed with the stomach flu. Her condition isn't serious, but she will have to stay home until she gets better. On Saturday, Itano still participated in a big handshake event with AKB48 at t

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  • Full track lists for KAT-TUN's upcoming single revealed

    October 31, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

    As reported earlier, KAT-TUN will be releasing their new single "BIRTH" which is being used as the main theme song for "Yokai Ningen Bem", on November 30th. Recently, the previously unknown tracks for the upcoming single were revealed. Check it out below! ---- <Limited Edition 1> -CD 1. BIRTH -DVD 1. BIRTH (Video clip + making) <Limited Edition 2> -CD 1. BIRTH 2. STAR RIDER -DVD 1. STAR RIDER (Video clip +

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