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  • w-inds. to release new album 'MOVE LIKE THIS' on July 4th

    May 10, 2012 @ 1:40 am

    On May 9th, vocal & dance unit w-inds. announced that they will release their 9th original album 'MOVE LIKE THIS' on July 4th. This will be the first time in 2-years and 3-months since they released their last album 'Another World'. The album will come in 2 types, limited edition(CD & DVD) and regular edition (CD only). Both editions will start the track list with the lead song "Rain", and will include their hit singles "Addicted t

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  • Oricon's comic charts for the week of May 14th revealed

    May 9, 2012 @ 11:34 pm

    Oricon has revealed their comic charts for the week of May 14th! Check out the results below to see if any of your favorites made it into the top 5! === 1. “ONE PIECE”, Volume 66 –  Oda Eiichiro : (2,275,453) 2. “NARUTO”, Volume 60 – Kishimoto Masashi: (847,826) 3. “BAKUMAN”, Volume 18 – Oba Tsugumi (Script) / Obata Takeshi (Illustration): (333,085) 4. “GATE7”, Volume 3 – CLAMP: (131,347) 5. “Vampire knigh

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  • Otsuka Ai to hold one-man live to celebrate 9th anniversary & 30th birthday

    May 9, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

    Otsuka Ai has announced that she will be holding a one-man live called 'Otsuka Ai LOVE IS BORN ~9th Anniversary 2012~' in September. It's been about 2 years since Otsuka last held a live concert. At this time, she has announced 3 performances for September 9th at Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall, the 16th at Kobe International House, and the 29th at Nagoya Congress Center Century Hall. Otsuka made her debut on September 10th 2003, and she w

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  • Golden Bomber reveals jacket covers + track list for best album

    May 9, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    Previously, we reported that Golden Bomber would simultaneously release their best-of album, "The Golden Best", in 6 different countries. Now, the jacket covers and track lists have been revealed! "The Golden Best" will be released the United States, England, Germany, France, South Korea, and Taiwan. It will come in 6 versions with different titles, jacket covers, and track lists. Each version will feature 12 tracks along with "Memeshikute

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  • NICO Touches the Walls to hold free live on May 16th

    May 9, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    NICO Touches the Walls will be holding a free live at Yoyogi Park Outdoor Stage on May 16th. This day also marks the release date of NICO Touches the Walls' newest single, "Natsu no Daisankakkei". Fans can expect to hear the band's new song in an open environment. Viewing the live is completely free; however, there will be a priority area for those who purchase the single or download it in Chaku-Uta Full form. Source: natalie

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  • BiS releases first teaser for major debut single "PPCC"

    May 9, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    Last month it was announced that the unique and unorthodox idol group BiS (Brand-new idol Society) would be making their major debut under avex trax this summer. Today, a first teaser appeared on the official YouTube channel of avex and it was a bit interesting, to say the least. The teaser revealed that their major debut single is going to be called "PPCC" and is going to be released on July 18th. As for the interesting concept of the

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  • Japan Box Office Report – May 5th/6th

    May 9, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    [caption id="attachment_238158" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Uchuu Kyodai" / "Thermae Romae" / "Meitantei Conan""][/caption] If you are wondering what people were doing during the Golden Week with the mediocre weather, it seems they went to see "Thermae Romae" in the cinemas. It was a huge hit throughout Golden Week and didn't even give the very successful start of "Uchuu Kyodai" a chance to take over

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 05/02~05/08

    May 9, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 2nd to May 8th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Himitsu ~Kimi no Soba ni Iru Tame ni~" - Juliet 02/(00) "Shine" - Ieiri Leo 03/(01) "Haru Uta" - Ikimonogakari 04/(04) "Orange" - GReeeeN 05/(00) "Hana ga Meguru Tokoro e" - JUJU  06/(00) "N

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  • Oshima Yuko voices Merida for Disney's Brave and reaffirms that she is not graduating

    May 9, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    On May 8th, Oshima Yuko (23), a member of the popular idol group AKB48, appeared at a publicized post-recording event for Disney’s Brave (opens July 21st in Japan.)  She does the Japanese voiceovers for Merida, the protagonist of the film.  At the event, she expressed her excitement for the upcoming AKB general elections (June 6) and effectively dispelled internet rumors of her “Graduation Announcement”. On May 6th, Oshima posted a video

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  • Comedian Kimura Yuichi holds wedding ceremony for his fourth marriage

    May 9, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    On May 8th, comedian Kimura Yuichi (49), also known as Kimunii, and actress Nishikata Ryo (31) held their wedding reception at the Yoshimoto Kogyo Tokyo office in Shinjuku. At 1PM, the couple wed in a ceremony at a closed-off elementary school, and could be seen from the courtyard descending the stairs from the third floor through the window. 354 people attended the ceremony to give their blessings to the couple. 174 entertainers and talen

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