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  • Not yet takes first place with latest single, "Naminori Kakigoori"!

    July 12, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

    AKB48 sub-unit Not yet sold approximately 156,000 copies of their new single "Naminori Kakigoori", taking first place in Oricon's Weekly Single Ranking for the week of July 18th and setting a new record for idol sub-units! The group had previously earned first place for their debut single "Shuumatsu Not yet", giving them two consecutive #1 singles. The last time that a sub-unit from either a male or female idol group was able to accomplish thi

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  • SKE48 to attend Fuji-Q Highland's new roller coaster opening event

    July 12, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

    Today it was revealed that several members of idol group SKE48 are scheduled to attend the opening event of Fuji-Q Highland's newest roller coaster, 'Takabisha', on July 16th. The members who will attend the event are Ono Haruka, Matsui Jurina, Ishida Anna, Mukaida Manatsu, Ueno Kasumi, Kaneko Shiori, Kimoto Kanon, and Nakamura Yuka. Together with comedy duo Vetoben, they will have a little talk session on a stage set up right in front

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  • Junsu's brother, JUNO reveals full PV for debut song, "FATE"!

    July 12, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

    Pop singer JUNO, the brother of JYJ's Junsu has just revealed the full PV for his debut song "FATE" on avex's official YouTube channel! The music video gives the singer a chance to show off his awesome dance skills, as he powerfully moves to the beat of his first Japanese song. "FATE" will be released as a single on August 31st. Check out the PV below! Thanks to Pozzie for the tip!

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  • KARA spends the day at Tokyo DisneySea!

    July 12, 2011 @ 7:08 pm

    On July 12th, a special clip of Korean girl group KARA's trip to Tokyo DisneySea aired on Wentz Eiji's segment of the NiTele news program, "Sukkiri". On the program, KARA hung out with TV personality Terry Ito. The girls got to experience Tokyo DisneySea for the first time, by meeting their favorite Disney character Minnie Mouse, and also rode the Tower of Terror. At night, Wentz Eiji, who is known as the 'Disney master', joined the girls.

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  • [Exclusive] Hatsune Miku brings "Mikunopolis" to Anime Expo 2011!

    July 12, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    Vocaloid fans flew from all over the United States (and even abroad) for a chance to see digital diva Hatsune Miku "in person", and she definitely did not disappoint! - Prior to the "Mikunopolis" concert, a special Vocaloid press conference was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, featuring Vocaloid music creator Onyx Kobayashi and Crypton marketing representative, Sasaki Wataru. The press conference gave both new and long-time fa

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  • Gravure idol-group KNU23 films special "athletic meet" TV program

    July 12, 2011 @ 5:29 pm

    23-member gravure idol group KNU23, whose members all have G-cup sized breasts or bigger, gathered at SKY PerfecTV’s Tokyo studio on July 11th to record a special program called, “Kyonyuu Darake no Mizugi de Daiundoukai” (or “Big Athletic Meet With Big Breasts Everywhere in Swimsuits”). The first part of the program will be shown on August 18 at 11PM, while the second half is scheduled to be shown in September. The sum of the bust measur

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  • B'z to Ustream their North American concert!

    July 12, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

    Fans of the famous rock band, B’z, will be excited to hear that the boys plan to Ustream their final concert stop from the ‘B’z LIVE – GYM 2011 – long time no see-‘ tour on the night of July 24th. This concert will be held in Los Angeles, and marks the final show for the band's mini North American tour. They will be performing at Vancouver and San Francisco, before they head down to L.A. What's particularly exciting is that the concerts ar

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  • Members of AKB48 to become travel agents?

    July 12, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

    On July 11th, it was announced that members of AKB48 will be featured on a CM for travel agency company, “H.I.S.” endorsing their second Super Summer Sale. For this CM, the chosen members of AKB48 will become travel agents and serve customers. This CM even features the hard-working Oshima Yuko (22) talking so fast that the customers are constantly cut off during their conversation. Other members selected to participate in this CM are T

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  • [Recap] An overview of 'Anime Expo 2011' at L.A.'s Convention Center & L.A. Live!

    July 12, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    Welcome to our first post for tokyohive's special series of recaps for the '2011 Anime Expo' (AX)! Anime Expo – one of America’s top leading anime conventions - held its 20th Anniversary at the Los Angeles Convention Center with its biggest turnout in its history. Over 47,000 unique attendees took over the L.A. Live and L.A. Convention halls during the course of the four-day event over the Fourth of July weekend. To celebrate their 20th

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  • B'z to appear in new "Pepsi Nex" CM!

    July 12, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

    Rock duo B'z will appear in the latest set of "Pepsi Nex" CMs! For their latest endorsement, B'z will give a dynamic performance to express the deliciousness and appeal of the drink. The commercial shows B'z performing on a street corner, where their live drams in person after person to the area. Filming for the commercial reportedly utilized a huge residential set 1.4 times the size of Nihon Budoukan, in addition to using a large crowd of ext

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