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  • SMAP to provide theme song for "Umechan Sensei"

    February 16, 2012 @ 7:15 am

    It's been announced that SMAP will be providing their new song, "Sakasama no Sora", for NHK's upcoming morning drama, "Umechan Sensei"! "Umechan Sensei" is a drama that portrays the life of a female doctor named 'Shimomura Umeko' (Horikita Maki), who treats patients during the tumultuous time after World War II. "Sakasama no Sora" was written by Asou Tetsuro, and was composed and arranged by Kanno Yoko. It also marks SMAP's first OST co

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  • Crystal Kay reveals PV teaser for "Delicious na Kinyoubi"

    February 16, 2012 @ 4:53 am

    R&B songstress Crystal Kay has just released a PV teaser for her upcoming single, "Delicious na Kinyoubi". Crystal Kay's new song is described to be a happy number that reminds us to enjoy the weekend with our loved ones. The PV certainly seems to reflect that, as Crystal is seen dancing the night away at a bowling alley with a few of her friends. "Delicious na Kinyoubi" will be released on March 14th. In the meantime, check out the P

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  • Kaku Kento to star in drama adaptation of "Clover"

    February 16, 2012 @ 3:47 am

    It's just been revealed that actor Kaku Kento will be starring in the upcoming drama series, "Clover". The drama is based on a popular manga by Hirakawa Tetsuhiro and is currently featured in the manga magazine, "Shonen Champion". Its story focuses on the close friendship of high school delinquents. Kaku expressed, "This is my first leading role, so I'm motivated in a different way. Since I'm in the spotlight, I'm trying my best not to

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  • Sawajiri Erika's new movie "Helter Skelter" invites the press onto the set

    February 16, 2012 @ 1:58 am

    On February 15th, the press was invited to visit director Ninagawa Mika and actress Sawajiri Erika on the set of her comeback movie, "Helter Skelter". "Helter Skelter" is based on Okazaki Kyoko's award-winning manga about a woman named 'Ririko' (Sawajiri), who received cosmetic surgery on her entire body, thus allowing her to become a shining top star in the entertainment industry. Eventually, however, her body starts to deteriorate due

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  • Nomiya Maki to release self-cover album for her 30th anniversary

    February 16, 2012 @ 12:37 am

    Sony Music has just announced that ex-Pizzicato Five member, Nomiya Maki, will be releasing a self-cover album! The album is titled "30 ~Greatest Self Covers & More!!!~", and it marks her 30th anniversary. Tracks include songs from Pizzicato Five, Portable Rock, and her solo career, along with a brand new song called “The Me Whom I Don’t Know”. Tomiya has drawn some of Japan's top producers for the project, as well as prominent artist

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  • AKB48's latest single "GIVE ME FIVE!" sells over 966,000 copies on its release day

    February 15, 2012 @ 11:02 pm

    AKB48's 25th single "GIVE ME FIVE!" was released on February 15th, and it topped Oricon's daily chart with a sales figure of 966,529 copies on the first day! This is the third best record for the number of sales on the release day after AKB48's "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" (released in October 2011/sold 1,045,937 copies on the first day), and "Flying Get" (released in August 2011/sold 1,025,952 copies on the first day). It's a good start for AKB4

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  • Takei Emi to star with a double role in the drama adaptation of 'W no Higeki'

    February 15, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    TV Asahi has just announced that they are going to adapt the mystery masterpiece 'W no Higeki' into a prime time drama series next season, starring the young and busy actress Takei Emi. 'W no Higeki' is based on a mystery novel of the same name by Natsuki Shizuko, which sold over 2.5 million copies. It was already adapted into a movie starring Yakushimaru Hiroko in 1984 and a drama special starring Kanno Miho in 2010. For its first adaptat

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  • Arashi reveals the track lists + cover jackets for their upcoming single

    February 15, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    Arashi will be releasing a new single titled, "Wild at Heart" which is being used as the theme song for member, Matsumoto Jun's ongoing drama "Lucky Seven", on March 7th. Recently, they finally revealed the track lists and the cover jackets for the upcoming single!  As reported earlier, the single will be released in two different editions. Check out the details on both limited edition and regular edition for Arashi's "Wild at Heart"!

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  • U-KISS reveals PV for "A Shared Dream"

    February 15, 2012 @ 8:17 pm

    Yesterday, the boys of U-KISS released the PV to their second Japanese single, “Forbidden Love“. Now, the PV for "A Shared Dream" from their upcoming first Japanese album was revealed. U-KISS will release both “Forbidden Love” and “A Shared Dream” on February 29th. Shortly after these two releases, U-KISS will embark on their first nationwide tour in Japan, “U-KISS 1st Japan Live Tour 2012” in March. Check out the PV for “A Shared Dream

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  • Michishige Sayumi aims to be Morning Musume.'s next leader!

    February 15, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    Morning Musume. member Michishige Sayumi attended a SANRIO event on February 14th in Aomi in Tokyo. The event commemorated the sale of goods for SANRIO character, Cinnamonroll. Sayumi also produced her own bunny character "Sayu Usa" and gave away chocolate as a present. She commented that she's wanted to make a cute character and that doing a collaboration with Cinnamonroll is like a dream. This summer in August will be Morning Musume

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