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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for August 15th

    August 10, 2011 @ 3:14 am

    Oricon has just revealed the results for its latest weekly ranking! Check out how your favorites did below! - < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "RUN FOR YOU" - KAT-TUN : 8/3 (151,782) 2. "Hetappi Wink" - Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 : 8/3 (80,017) 3. "Junketsu Paradox" - Mizuki Nana : 8/3 (50,811) 4. "Otakebi" - Yusuke : 8/3 (39,732) 5. "Uchouten LOVE" - S/mileage : 8/3 (29,328) (Check out the full ranking here.) - <

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  • Sakamoto Maaya to team up with School Food Punishment for new song, "Buddy"

    August 10, 2011 @ 2:55 am

    Sakamoto Maaya's new song "Buddy" has just been confirmed as the opening theme song to the upcoming anime series, "Last Exile -Ginyoku no Fam-", which begins airing in October. Sakamoto's latest song was created in collaboration with the band School Food Punishment; Sakamoto provided the lyrics, while the melody was composed by School Food Punishment and Stereo Fabrication of Youth's Eguchi Ryou. "Last Exile -Ginyoku no Fam-" is the latest

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  • Which actress would look good as a police officer?

    August 10, 2011 @ 2:06 am

    We often see a lot of female celebrities taking on the role of “police chief for a day”, as they dress up in real police uniforms. Just recently, NMB48 became police chiefs for a day in Osaka. It inspires the question, “Which young actress would look good in a police uniform?” Check out the results below! == 01. Karina – 4348 votes 02. Kuroki Meisa – 4025 votes 03. Toda Erika – 1901 votes 04. Kitagawa Keiko – 1759 votes 0

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  • DOUBLE to make comeback in October with a new album

    August 10, 2011 @ 1:09 am

    After being on hiatus for two years due to nervous gastritis, R&B singer DOUBLE will be making a comeback on October 5th with her original album, "WOMAN". For the return, DOUBLE cropped her waist-length hair for a short bob, cutting off around 50 cm. For the album's jacket photo, she exudes a sexy aura with a slicked back hairstyle. DOUBLE originally was a two-member unit comprised of sisters TAKAKO and SACHIKO, who made their debut

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  • BiS wraps up their 'BiS Festival', breaks into the Oricon Top 50 & announces their first concert

    August 10, 2011 @ 12:01 am

    Unique new idol group, BiS ("Brand-new idol Society"), wrapped up their little music festival that was organized to celebrate the release of their first single, "My Ixxx". The 'BiS Festival' at 'Shibuya WWW' in Tokyo was reported to be a big success. Everyone braved the thunderstorm outside and flocked to the club, turning it into a fun and exciting full-house party. The festival featured three other artists who are somewhat related to BiS

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  • "Yokai Ningen Bem" to get live-action drama adaptation starring Kamenashi Kazuya

    August 9, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

    Earlier today, NTV revealed that the drama fall season is going to get a live-action adaption of the popular anime series "Yokai Ningen Bem", starring KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya. "Yokai Ningen Bem" was a popular anime series that aired in 1968 and 1969, revolving around three 'yokai' (demons, monsters) who fight against other yokai that attack humans. Even though they are defending the humans, it's not easy for them to get along with a lot

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  • Takahashi Ai holds release event for Morning Musume's concert photobook

    August 9, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    On August 9th, Morning Musume leader Takahashi Ai held a release event for "Morning Musume Concert Photobook 'Shin Soseiki Fantasy DX ~9-ki Men wo Mukaete~'", along with 9th generation members Fukumura Mizuki and Ikuta Erina. Takahashi, who will be graduating from Morning Musume this fall, smiled as she commented, "I can't imagine it right now, but I don't want to cry too much. I always cry, so I want to graduate looking cool with a smile.

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  • Salyu releases new song, "Hanashitai Anata to"

    August 9, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    On August 10th, singer Salyu released her new song, "Hanashitai Anata to", under salyu x salyu. "Hanashitai Anata to" was created as the image song for iida's first smartphone called, "INFOBAR A01", with the theme, 'communication with phone'. The song was written by Sakamoto Shintaro (Yura Yura Teikoku) and composed by Oyamada Keigo (CORNELIUS). Salyu's new song is now playing on iida's official website. It is available for purchase on

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  • Preview of SHINee's "Kiss Kiss Kiss" revealed on FM Osaka

    August 9, 2011 @ 6:47 pm

    The boys of SHINee are scheduled to release their second Japanese single, "JULIETTE" on August 29th. Along with "JULIETTE" the single album will also contain a new ballad track titled, "Kiss Kiss Kiss". Fans were wondering how this track was going to sound and today is their lucky day as the track was recently played on FM Osaka in Japan. For the first Two Thirds of the song you can hear it clearly, however, the last third is interrupted w

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  • Stage play "Red Cliff -Ai-" starring EXILE's AKIRA opens at Le Theatre GINZA

    August 9, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    The stage play “Red Cliff –Ai–” starring AKIRA (29) from popular music group EXILE opened on August 8th at the Le Theatre in Ginza.  The play is a work inspired by the film “Red Cliff,” which was directed by John Woo and based on the “Battle of the Red Cliffs” recorded in China’s “Annals of the Three Kingdoms.”  AKIRA, who stars as the State of Wu General Zhou Yu, was enthusiastic about the opening day and stated, “We can deliver the bes

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