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  • Oricon announces 2011's yearly ranking for "Artist Total Sales"!

    December 19, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

    Oricon has stamped the end of 2011 with the release of their yearly ranking for "Artist Total Sales". The ranking is based on the gross total sales of CDs (both singles and albums), DVDs, and Blu-Ray Discs. We've got the list of the 'top 5' artists with the highest record of sales down below! - 01 - AKB48 # 16,282,000,000 Yen (approx. 209,126,008 USD) 02 - Arashi # 15,369,000,000 Yen (approx. 197,399,436 USD) 03 - EXILE # 5,60

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  • Oricon announces full list for "2011 Yearly Album Ranking"

    December 19, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    We reported the "2011 Oricon Yearly Single Ranking" earlier today, and following up, we have the results for "2011 Oricon Yearly Album Ranking". Check it out below! --- <2011 Oricon Yearly Ranking TOP50 : Albums> 01 - "Beautiful World" - Arashi : (907,589) 02 - "Koko ni Ita Koto" - AKB48 : (829,645) 03 - "Negai no Tou" - EXILE : (743,242) 04 - "Born This Way" - Lady Gaga : (658,554) 05 - "GIRLS’ GENERATION" - Shoujo Jidai

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  • Koda Kumi cancels arena tour + announces birthday live

    December 19, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    It's been reported that Koda Kumi has canceled her nationwide tour, "Koda Kumi Live Tour 2012". After careful discussions with the staff, Koda felt that she wouldn't be able to give fans a 100% performance, and so she decided to cancel the tour. "To everyone who was looking forward to the tour, I'm very sorry," Koda apologized. To make up for the tour, Koda has announced that she will be holding her first birthday live next fall. Detail

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  • Oricon reveals full list for "2011 Yearly Single Ranking"

    December 19, 2011 @ 7:50 am

    Oricon has just revealed the results of the "2011 Oricon Yearly Ranking" for singles. Check out who sold the most amount of singles in 2011 below! - <2011 Oricon Yearly ranking TOP 50 : Singles> 01 - "Flying Get" - AKB48 : (1,587,229) 02 - "Everyday, Kachuusha" - AKB48 : (1,586,840) 03 - "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" - AKB48 : (1,418,888) 04 - "Ue Kara Mariko" - AKB48 : (1,198,864) 05 - "Sakura no Ki ni Narou" - AKB48 : (1,079,460) 06

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  • Check out the 2nd trailer for "Gyakuten Saiban" ("Ace Attorney")

    December 19, 2011 @ 6:17 am

    Back in May, we reported that famed director Miike Takashi was going to bring CAPCOM's popular video game franchise, "Gyakuten Saiban" (international title: "Ace Attorney"), to the big screen in the form of a live-action adaptation of the first game in the series. Recently, its official website was updated with a second teaser and a second full trailer. Filled with numerous special effects to enhance the visuals, this courtroom thriller ta

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  • Nogizaka46 to make their CD debut in February

    December 19, 2011 @ 4:46 am

    It's been announced that idol group Nogizaka46 will make their CD debut on February 22nd 2012! Nogizaka46 was formed back in August as the AKB48's official rival group, and the producer of the group is Akimoto Yasuhi who is also the general producer of AKB48 and other sister groups. Though only the release date for Nogizaka46's debut single have been revealed at this moment, more details will be announced on their official site later.

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  • SKE48 reveals PV preview + information for their new single, "Kataomoi Finally"!

    December 19, 2011 @ 3:40 am

    During their handshake event for "Okie Dokie" at the Nagoya Port Messe in Aichi on December 18th, idol group SKE48 revealed new information about their upcoming single "Kataomoi Finally"! After performing the song "Okie Dokie", member Matsui Jurina turned to the crowd and said, "To everyone gathered in the venue, we have a slightly early Christmas present from all of us!" A screen prepared on stage showed clips of "Okie Dokie", followed by the

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  • Stereopony to provide theme song for "Pokemon Smash!"

    December 19, 2011 @ 2:10 am

    According to an announcement on their official website, Stereopony will be providing the ending theme song to the popular television show, "Pokemon Smash!" The program, which airs every Sunday at 7:30 AM, will use Stereopony's song "I Am a Hero" as the ending theme. "I Am a Hero" was one of the new songs from the band's most recent album, "More!More!!More!!!". It was also revealed that Stereopony will be making their own special appearanc

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  • Takei Emi holds her first ever high-five event

    December 19, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    Actress Takei Emi held her first ever high-five event on December 17th at the Saitama Koshigaya Aeon Lake Town. Aside from appearing in fifteen different commercials, Takei has been successfully carrying out a career as a model and, an actress in movies and dramas. The event was held in celebration of the release of her first single, "Koi Suru Kimochi", which marked Takei's official debut as a singer. When Takei Emi finally appeared, fans

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  • Arashi tops Oricon yearly album ranking & music DVD ranking for 3 consecutive years

    December 18, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

    It was announced that Arashi dominated both Oricon yearly album ranking and Music DVD ranking for 2011. The No.1 selling album in 2011 is Arashi's "Beautiful World" which was released in July and sold 908,000 total copies.  This is the third consecutive year that Arashi has topped the Oricon yearly album chart ("All the BEST! 1999-2009" in 2009, "Boku no Miteiru Fukei" in 2010). In addition, they are the second artist who achieved 3 con

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