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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for May 14th

    May 9, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    Oricon has released its latest weekly chart! Below are the results of Oricon’s weekly charts for the week of May 14th. —– <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. “Oide Shampoo” – Nogizaka 46 : 5/2 (155,677) 2. “Soredemo Sukidayo” – Sashihara Rino: 5/2 (124,483) 3. “Play Ball / Sakamichi no Melody” – YUKI : 5/2 (21,461) 4. “Inori 〜Namida no Kidou/ End of the day/ peices” – Mr. Children : 4/18 (20,588) 5. “Nokoriga” – SID : 5/

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  • Miyano Mamoru holds special live

    May 9, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    On May 6th, popular voice actor Miyano Mamoru held a special live called 'MAMORU MIYANO SPECIAL LIVE 2012 ~FIGHTING!~' at Pacifico Yokohama. Miyano is known for voicing characters in the animes 'Death Note' and 'Mobile Suit Gundam 00'. Tickets for this concert sold out several minutes after it went on sale. He excited about 4,500 fans with 21 songs including "EGOTISIC", "Orpheus", and "FANTASISTA". The concert kicked off with Miyano sho

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  • MISIA to provide theme song for NHK drama 'Hatsukoi'

    May 9, 2012 @ 5:48 am

    On May 8th, it was announced that singer MISIA will be singing the theme song for upcoming NHK drama 'Hatsukoi' which stars Kimura Yoshino. MISIA wrote "Koi wa Owaranai Zutto" (June 20th release) for this drama. The script writer is Nakazono Miho, and it is first time in 12 years MISIA has sung a theme song for Nakazono's drama, with the last being "Everything" for Fuji TV drama 'Yamato Nadeshiko' starring Matsushima Nanako. 'Hatsukoi'

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  • Nogizaka46's 2nd single tops Oricon's weekly chart

    May 9, 2012 @ 3:42 am

    Nogizaka46's 2nd single, "Oide Shampoo", has sold 156,000 copies in its first week, topping the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking for the week of May 14th. Meanwhile, AKB48's Sashihara Rino's solo debut single, "Soredemo Sukidayo", sold 124,000 units, ranking in 2nd. Both singles were released on May 2nd, and Nogizaka46 showed an impressive achievement on the first day (May 1st) by selling 111,000 copies compared to Sashihara's 57,000. Sashihar

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  • Sowelu to go on hiatus

    May 9, 2012 @ 1:56 am

    Sowelu has announced through her official blog that she will be going on hiatus after her last album, "29 Tonight", which will be released on May 30th. Regarding her hiatus, Sowelu explained that it was decided not because she's going to quit singing, but because she wants to continue singing. "If I continue running like this, I thought that a day would come when I wouldn't be able to continue singing," she said. During the production p

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  • Check out the PV for Niigaki Risa's "Egao ni Namida ~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~"

    May 9, 2012 @ 12:15 am

    The PV for Niigaki Risa(Morning Musume)'s solo track "Egao ni Namida ~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~" has been recently revealed. This is a commemorative song for her graduation on May 18th, as well as the song included in Morning Musume's latest single "Renai Hunter"s limited edition 'E'. Niigaki asked the producer Tsunku to let her sing the track for she likes the cheerful melody and lyrics of the graduation song. The PV starts out with 

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  • Aso Kumiko gives birth to her first child

    May 8, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    Actress Aso Kumiko (33) has announced that she has given birth to her first child! On May 8th, Aso's agency sent a fax to media outlets reporting the birth of the baby. According to the announcement, Aso gave birth to a healthy baby girl on the 7th. Aso commented, "Both mother and child are healthy. I'm not used to child-rearing, so I'm uneasy, but I want to face it properly with a lot of love. I also hope to enjoy it." The actress p

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – May 2nd~May 6th

    May 8, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_238019" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – May 2nd~May 6th"][/caption] Here is the second batch of the Golden Week, which features the ratings from Wednesday to Sunday. Surprisingly the second half of the Golden Week didn't affect the ratings much, which could be due to the poor weather over the holidays. Whatever the reason, many of the regular viewers spent the prime time hours in fron

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP reveals title and track list for upcoming album

    May 8, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    Previously, it was reported that Hey! Say! JUMP would be releasing a new album on June 6th. Now, both the title and complete track list have been revealed! Hey! Say! JUMP's 2nd original album will be titled "JUMP WORLD". It will feature the group’s latest singles, "SUPER DELICATE", "Magic Power", "OVER", and "Arigato ~Sekai no Doko ni Ite mo~". It will also include songs from the group's units Hey! Say! 7 and Hey! Say! BEST. Check out

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  • Super Junior's full PV for "Opera" released

    May 8, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    Earlier, we revealed the short PV for Super Junior's latest Japanese single, "Opera". The boys are back this time with the full PV release! The PV has a masquerade and Phantom of the Opera theme. The single has been officially released in Japan (May 9th JST) and we will see how it performs on the Oricon Daily chart tomorrow. Check out the PV below! Dance Version: Tip: kuramafreak

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