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  • Mano Erina blogs about 'Coming of Age Day'

    January 9, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    Soloist Mano Erina has officially 'come of age'! Every second Monday of January marks a special holiday in Japan called 'Seijin no Hi', or Coming of Age Day. Young adults who reach the age of 20 go out en masse to temples and local government offices to celebrate becoming adults. Now that they're 20, they're allowed more civil liberties, such as being able to drink alcohol and vote. However, society also expects them to behave like adults

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  • LM.C announces new single, new album, nationwide & worldwide tour

    January 9, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    It was announced that LM.C will release a new single called "Ah Hah!" on February 22nd. But that's not all -- they'll also be releasing a new album, "STRONG POP", on April 4th.  Finally, they will be holding a nationwide tour and world wide tour! Below are the details that have been revealed for now: ===== "Ah Hah!" (set to be released on 2/22) <Limited Edition A> [CD] • Ah Hah! • Shibuya Cantabile [DVD] • "Ah Hah!"

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  • Morning Musume releases backstage footage from Hello! Project Winter 2012 concert

    January 9, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    With 'Hello! Project Winter 2012 HelloPro Tengoku' happening now and coming up in other regions, Hello! Project uploaded a behind-the-scenes video featuring the 9th and 10th generation Morning Musume girls, as well as the new members of S/mileage. In the video, fans will get a taste of the hard work these girls put forth in creating an enjoyable stage for the fans. Morning Musume leader Niigaki Risa commented on the 9th and 10th generat

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  • Oricon reveals the comic chart for January 9th

    January 9, 2012 @ 6:35 am

    Check out the results for Oricon's comic chart for the week of January 9th below! ----- 1. "Kuroshitsuji", Volume 13 - Toboso Yana : (351,530) 2. "Sukidesu Suzuki-kun!!" , Volume 14 - Ikeyamada Go : (138,278) 3. "Thermae Romae", Volume 4 - Yamazaki Mari : (99,811) 4. "Tomehane! Suzuri Koukou Shododu", Volume 9 - Kawai Katsutoshi : (87,780) 5. "Aoharaido", Volume 3 - Sakisaka Io : (82,289) ----- Source: Oricon

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  • Koyuki gives birth to her first child

    January 9, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    On January 8th, it was announced that actress Koyuki (35), the wife of actor Matsuyama Kenichi (26), gave birth to their first son on the 5th.  Though they did not reveal the details about the baby, such as the time of birth, name of the baby, reportedly, both Koyuki and the baby are in good condition, and Matsuyama witnessed the birth. Koyuki announced, "On January 5th, I gave birth to a boy safely.  Fortunately, both me and the baby are

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  • Every Little Thing promotes their new CM song "Landscape"

    January 9, 2012 @ 4:13 am

    Since their debut 15 years ago, coed group Every Little Thing has continued to lead.  To welcome this year of change, the group will aggressively take on the challenge of entering the overseas market. Their new song “Landscape” is a grand ballad.  It will be used as the CM song for Toyota’s Isis minivan.  During the group’s current 15th anniversary tour, Mochida's special edition version of the car will be displayed at concert venues.  Aft

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  • Korean band CNBLUE releases PV for "Where You Are"

    January 9, 2012 @ 2:15 am

    After wrapping up a winter tour in Tokyo last December, Korean band CNBLUE is starting the new year with a new single titled "Where You Are"! Having released a thirty-second teaser two weeks ago, Warner Music Japan revealed the full PV to the public today. Written and composed by member Yonghwa, "Where You Are" is receiving already receiving widespread praise both in Japan and Korea. Jonghyun also delivers a guitar solo that reaffirms CNBL

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  • Extended preview of upcoming BREAKERZ single "Miss Mystery"

    January 9, 2012 @ 1:54 am

    A few days ago, rock band, BREAKERZ released a short teaser of the PV of their new single, "Miss Mystery".  Although the single won't be released until January 25th, starting on January 7th, the song is being used as the 33rd opening theme song for anime 'Meitantei Conan'. Fans of the anime have uploaded a clip of the opening sequence of the show.  The first verse of "Miss Mystery " can be hear playing in the background of the clip. Che

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  • Mr.Children announces the release of 2 best albums + nationwide tour!

    January 9, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    It was announced that Mr.Children will simultaneously release two 'best of' albums titled "Mr.Children 2001-2005<micro>" and "Mr.Children 2005-2010<macro>" on May 10th.  They also plan to hold a nationwide tour called "Mr.Children Tour POPSAURUS 2012." This year is the 20th anniversary for Mr.Children since their debut mini album "Everything" on May 10th 1992.  Their activities on the anniversary year will be with the theme of

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  • Kashiwagi Yuki announces the release of French Kiss' 5th single & 1st album

    January 8, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

    Kashiwagi Yuki revealed on her blog that AKB48's sub unit French Kiss' 5th single is currently under the production.  They will also release their 1st album within the year. According to Kashiwagi's blog entry, the announcement was made during French Kiss' live event held at Makuhari Messe on January 7th, and it seems like the members were not informed about the release either. Stay tuned on tokyohive for further details on French Kiss'

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