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  • AKB48 will conduct next general election in June

    March 26, 2012 @ 12:28 am

    AKB48’s “4th General Election” will be held on June 6th at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. The election was announced on March 25th at AKB48’s concert at Saitama Super Arena. This election will allow fans to vote for the senbatsu members in AKB48’s 27th single. This will be the 4th consecutive election since 2009. This time AKB48 and their sister groups SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48 will be included, making it a total of 243 girls you can vote for

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  • MIYAVI to open for Lenny Kravitz in April

    March 25, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

    It has been 14 years since Lenny Kravitz has had a solo performance in Japan. Starting in April Kravitz  will start his Japan tour “LENNY KRAVITZ – BLACK AND WHITE JAPAN TOUR 2012”. Among those performances, MIYAVI was chosen to be the opening act for Kravtiz’s April 6th performance in Tokyo. The Lenny Kravitz and MIYAVI combination is expected to be great. [LENNY KRAVITZ – BLACK AND WHITE JAPAN TOUR 2012] April 4th – Tokyo Dome City H

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  • SMAP to release theme song for "Umechan Sensei"

    March 25, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    It's been revealed that SMAP will be releasing their new single, "Sakasama no Sora", on April 25th! As previously reported, the title track will be used as the theme song for the upcoming NHK morning drama, "Umechan Sensei", starring actress Horikita Maki. "Sakasama no Sora" marks SMAP's first theme song for a morning drama series. It was written by Asou Tetsuro, composed and arranged by Kanno Yoko. The single will contain a new song cal

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  • Check out the preview to AKB48's anime "AKB0048"

    March 25, 2012 @ 8:08 pm

    Now that the cast and plot of the new AKB48 anime 'AKB0048' has been revealed, it was only a matter of time before the first preview was released. The preview takes us to a land where idols are banned and the reincarnated idol group AKB0048 rises up as illegal idols as they take on the light and spirit of the legendary AKB48. The girls of AKB0048 are labeled as “terrorists” and attacked, but they fight back in order to protect their stage, f

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  • Akanishi Jin's Japan tour canceled as penalty for recent marriage

    March 25, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    On March 24th, it was revealed that Johnny's Entertainment has canceled Akanishi Jin's upcoming Japan tour. Akanishi, who married actress Kuroki Meisa last month, was scheduled to hold 7 concerts in 5 cities from April to May. During an interview with Sankei Sports, the agency explained that this is a penalty due to the fact that Akanishi has "deviated from the rules of etiquette as an adult member of society." Their marriage announcem

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – March 19th~March 22nd

    March 25, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    [caption id="attachment_228491" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – March 19th~March 22nd"][/caption] The winter season is gradually coming to an end with most prime time dramas airing their final episodes this week. The two Monday dramas 'Stepfather Step' (TBS) and 'Lucky Seven' (Fuji TV) were the first to say goodbye to their viewers. The former wasn't able to end with a strong finale due to the more popula

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  • Maeda Atsuko announces her graduation from AKB48

    March 25, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    On March 25th, Maeda Atsuko has announced  that she will be graduating from AKB48.  This announcement was made during the encore on the final day of AKB48's concert at Saitama Super Arena, "Gyoumurenraku.  Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena." Maeda stated while crying, "I took the audition to enter AKB48 when I was 14 years old, which was a big decision in my life.  Now, please let me make my second big decision.  I am gradua

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  • Sexy Zone's Sato Shori to challenge the "Ford Island Bridge Run" in Hawaii

    March 25, 2012 @ 4:40 am

    It's been reported that Sexy Zone member Sato Shori will be participating in the "15th Annual Ford Island Bridge Run 10K", which will be held in Hawaii on April 7th. This was decided by Johnny's Entertainment president Johnny Kitagawa after seeing Sato take first place in the marathon for Johnny's Jr. baseball tournament earlier this month. The other members of Sexy Zone are expected to accompany Sato as the cheer group. The "Ford Islan

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  • Akimoto Yasushi decides to create AKB48's Team 8

    March 25, 2012 @ 1:26 am

    On March 24th, AKB48 producer Akimoto Yasushi announced through Google+ that he will soon be creating 'Team 8'. Following 'Team A', 'Team K', 'Team B', and 'Team 4', 'Team 8' will be the 5th team from AKB48. During the 2nd night of AKB48's Saitama Super Arena concert, there was a surprise announcement that 5 Research Students have been promoted to Team 4. With this promotion, Team 4 now has a total of 16 members, but there are still many

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  • Fairies releases longer preview of "Beat Generation" PV

    March 24, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

    Idol group Fairies performed their upcoming single "Beat Generation/No More Distance" on the March 22nd episode of 'Hanamaru Market'. Today they released a 2:45min preview of the music video on their official YouTube account. You can check it out below! - - This is their third single and will be released on April 4th. It will be released on Chaku Uta Full on March 28th. "Beat Generation" has also been chosen as the new theme song

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