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  • Oikawa Mitsuhiro & Dan Rei get married!

    July 27, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    On July 27th, actor/singer Oikawa Mitsuhiro (41) and actress Dan Rei (39) announced that they got married, and officially registered their marriage on the 27th. The couple first met each other when they co-stared in TV Asashi's drama "Aibou Season8 New Year's day special" which started filming back in November of 2009.  Oikawa and Dan began dating shortly thereafter, and decided to get married after dating for around a year. According t

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  • SPEED reveals short PV for "Little Dancer"

    July 27, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    We previously reported about how girl group SPEED would be celebrating their 15th anniversary by releasing a new single called "Little Dancer" in August. avex has just revealed the short PV for "Little Dancer" through their official YouTube channel, and the video's already generating a hot response. Moving and grooving effortlessly to the infectious melody, these ladies demonstrate that they've still got the edge over all the newer girl grou

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  • Kato Miliyah shows off her fashion smarts for "ViVi"

    July 27, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    Pop singer Kato Miliyah is the cover girl for the September issue of "ViVi", where she shows readers how to put together fashionable ensembles in any style. For her spread, Kato shows ViVi readers how she takes on animal prints and more for a distinct Miliyah-style look. She also contributes to her regular column "Miliyah's Fashion Show". Pop diva Koda Kumi also pops in to chip in some of her own advice, followed by a behind-the-scenes look a

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  • "My Neighbor Totoro" DVD manages to stay on Oricon rankings for 500 weeks!

    July 27, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    The DVD for Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece, “Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro)” has managed to stay on the Oricon DVD Ranking chart for 500 weeks! This DVD was released back on September 28th, 2001, and has stayed on the rankings for exactly nine years and ten months as of August 1st.This is the first DVD that's managed to rank for 500 weeks ever since Oricon began its DVD chart in April of 1999. "Tonari no Totoro" has sold over 1,08

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  • Tabe Mikako reveals her 'true colors' during "Jiu" press conference

    July 27, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    Actresses Kuroki Meisa and Tabe Mikako appeared for a press conference on July 27th to talk about their upcoming drama, "Jiu". As tokyohive previously reported, "Jiu" is based off of Honda Tetsuya's work of the same name, and revolves around two female police detectives as they track down crime ringleaders one by one. Since Kuroki participates in quite a few action scenes for her latest drama, the actress enthusiastically commented, "I'd

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  • Kanjani8 to appear in new Morinaga "Hi-Chew" CM

    July 27, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    It's been confirmed that Kanjani8 will be the new image characters for Morinaga's "Hi-Chew" candy CMs! The packaging for the product will have details on their latest campaign, where customers can win beds, guitars, and other goods through a special raffle. While laying down on the "Hi-Chew" bed prepared specially for the campaign's press conference, member Shibutani Subaru looked quite satisfied as he said, "It'd be the best to sleep on Hi-Ch

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  • AKB48 to open an official store in Harajuku!

    July 27, 2011 @ 6:22 am

    On July 27th, AKB48 members Maeda Ami, Iwasa Misaki, and Oota Aika attended a press conference to commemorate the grand opening of their first official streetside shop, "AKB48 OFFICIAL SHOP HARAJUKU". This store will be located on the famous Harajuku shopping street, Takeshita Dori; for the time being, customers can only enter by making an appointment. Oota excitedly stated, "I'm happy because it makes me feel like an idol," while Maeda mu

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  • "Shiawase no Kiiroi Hankachi" to be released as special drama, starring Abe Hiroshi

    July 27, 2011 @ 5:47 am

    The ultra-famous Japanese film, "Shiawase no Kiiroi Hankachi", will be released as a special drama this fall, starring actor Abe Hiroshi! Abe commented, "When I first received the offer to play the role of 'Shima Yusaku' (originally played by Takakura Ken-san), I was baffled. But because we are in these times, I hope to deliver this warm story of people in distress supporting each other." "Shiawase no Kiiroi Hankachi" was originally rel

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  • Porno Graffitti to release new single in September!

    July 27, 2011 @ 4:44 am

    It's been revealed that rock duo Porno Graffitti will be releasing a new single in September! The single is currently untitled, but it's scheduled to be released on September 21st. This will be their first single in about six months, with their last being "EXIT". While details regarding the single's various editions haven't been made fully available yet, the first press edition will contain information that grants access to Porno Graffitt

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  • Oricon weekly chart for the week of August 1st unveiled!

    July 27, 2011 @ 4:05 am

    Oricon has revealed their ranking for singles, albums, and music DVDs for the week of August 1st. Let’s see who managed to come on top! - <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. “Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo” – NMB48 : 7/20 (218,441) 2. “Superstar” – Tohoshinki : 7/20 (158,870) 3. “Maru Maru Mori Mori” – Kaoru to Tomoki, Tama ni Mook: 5/25 (48,797) 4. “Zenbu Suki.” – Yusuke : 7/20 (32,743) 5. “Warattetainda/NEW WORLD MUSIC” – Ikimo

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