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  • SUGAR SHACK FAMILY release their 3rd album, "SUGAR SHACK FACTORY"

    August 4, 2011 @ 2:40 am

    The SUGAR SHACK FAMILY is back and with a whole new album! Titled "SUGAR SHACK FACTORY", the album was released on August 3rd, and it included a new collaborative track called "Ashita no Taiyo", sung by SUGAR SHACK ALL STAR family members. The SUGAR SHACK FAMILY is comprised of male R&B artists. Family members include Full Of Harmony, CIMBA, TSUYOSHI, JAY'ED, LEO, Miura Daichi, LL BROTHERS, HI-D, Shinnosuke, L&J, and MICHIYA.

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  • Oricon Comic Charts for the week of August 8th!

    August 4, 2011 @ 1:47 am

    It’s that time of the week again - the Oricon comic charts have unveiled their results for the week of August 8th! This week, mangaka Tobozo Yana takes the number one spot for "KUROSHITSUJI" volume 12! Check it out below! --- 1. KUROSHITSUJI, Volume 12 - Tobozo Yana: 322,116 2. Glass Mask, Volume 47 - Miuchi Suzue: 285,827 3. Arakawa Under the Bridge - Nakamura Hikaru: 137,106 4. Suki desu, Suzuki-kun!!, Volu

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  • Mixed visual kei band "THE TOKYO HIGH BLACK" to make a comeback!

    August 4, 2011 @ 12:53 am

    PS Company's super band, THE TOKYO HIGH BLACK, has announced a comeback! The "mixed band" consists of Alice Nine's rhythm guitarist Tora and bassist Saga, Kra's vocalist Keiyuu, and former Kagrra bassist NAOKI. D=out's bassist Reika and SCREW's drummer Jin are being added to the group as support members, making the band even more irresistible for visual kei fans. The group will be releasing a new digital single on August 11th titled "wann

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  • Listen to a radio rip of Nakashima Mika's "LOVE IS ECSTASY"!

    August 3, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

    Last month, tokyohive reported that singer Nakashima Mika would sing the theme song for Shinohara Ryoko's new movie, "Unfair the answer". This theme song, titled "LOVE IS ECSTASY", reflects the protagionist's feelings, who confronts life and its difficulties with her cool and strong personality. This upcoming song is the first rock song she's done in awhile, so check it out below! Nakashima Mika - LOVE IS ECSTASY ~New MP3~ [HD] by wonde

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 performs at nicofarre for "Hetappi Wink"

    August 3, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

    On August 3rd, AKB48 sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 held a release event for their new single "Hetappi Wink" at Tokyo's revamped club, nicofarre. Prior to the event, the girls held a press conference where they held a cute "winking competition" to reveal who was the best at winking. Member Iwasa Misaki was labelled the member with the most awkward wink, which the members had a good laugh about. "Some of the (members) really are hetappi

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  • Koda Kumi's 51st single to be the theme song of "Second Virgin"

    August 3, 2011 @ 10:18 pm

    Today, it was revealed that Koda Kumi’s single, “Ai wo Tomenaide” (to be released September 21st) will be used as a theme song for Suzuki Kyoka’s starring movie, “Second Virgin”. This movie is the sequel to the 2010 NHK drama of the same name and Koda was in charge of the theme song for the drama last year as well. The singer stated the following regarding the theme song, “There is no such thing as a late love and there is no need for a p

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  • Vision Factory reveals name for their upcoming middle school idol group

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    Vision Factory has just unveiled the name for their new idol group! As we previously reported, Vision Factory - the entertainment agency currently managing Amuro Namie, SPEED, and DA PUMP - is forming a new idol group that will appeal to fans with their serious skills in both dancing and singing. The group currently contains seven members: Ito Momoka, Fujita Miria, Nomoto Sora, Hayashida Haruka, Shimomura Mio, Kiyomura Kawane, and Inoue Ri

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  • Kato Miliyah holds special release event for "M BEST"

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:16 pm

    On August 3rd, singer-songwriter Kato Miliyah held a special event at Tokyo's Shibuya 109 store to celebrate the release of her first best album, "M BEST". "I feel like I've been walking with all of my fans for seven years, so I hope you can all sense our history together," said Kato to the crowd during her event. She continued, "When I debuted, I wanted to be an artist that could put out a best album. Now, I've released a best album feeli

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  • "Freeter" drama to get a drama special this fall

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

    Fuji TV's drama "Freeter, Ie o Kau.", that aired during the fall season of 2010, will come back with a special drama this fall! Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari and actress Karina starred in the family drama that moved so many viewers in Japan, receiving so much sympathy across the nation. In the drama, 'Seiji' (Ninomiya) lead a life as a freeter, depending on one part-time job after another, but things changed once he met 'Manami' (Karina) at a

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  • Bekimasu reveals info on new single, "Makeruna Wasshoi!"

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    Special Hello! Project unit Bekimasu has just revealed details on their upcoming single, "Makeruna Wasshoi!" The unit consists of Berryz Koubou, C-ute, Mano Erina, and S/mileage and the song was released through Chaku-Uta back on July 16th to help encourage the Japanese people. "Makeruna Wasshoi!" will be released as a physical single during their Hello! Project 2011 Summer concert tour for only ¥800. Check out the track list and cover

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