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  • Ieiri Leo ranks high on recochoku prior to her debut

    February 14, 2012 @ 5:08 am

    The much-praised 17-year-old singer and songwriter Ieiri Leo, who is still going to senior high school, is finally going to make her official debut with her single "Sabrina" on February 15th. Online and mobile music portal Recochoku exclusively started distributing the full song for download prior to her debut and it already made it into the top five of the daily ranking for February 12th. Ieiri commented about the success, "This is a song

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  • Omasa Aya produces her first line of wedding dresses

    February 14, 2012 @ 3:47 am

    On February 13th, actress Omasa Aya attended a fashion show for her wedding dress brand, "Musee de Aya". Omasa burst into tears as she received a congratulatory flower bouquet. "To make one dress, I had the support of many people. Each and every one of the dresses are important to me," she expressed. Omasa then added, "I was very nervous since yesterday, I started crying because I was relieved. I'm very happy to be able to show everyone the

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  • 34-minute version drama adaptation of AKB48's single, "GIVE ME FIVE!" revealed

    February 14, 2012 @ 2:45 am

    Popular idol group AKB48 has now revealed their 34-minute drama adaptation of their upcoming single "GIVE ME FIVE!", which is scheduled for release on February 15th). Directed by Sugita Shigemichi, this particular drama format music video follows the story of four girls, Ogata Atsuko (Maeda Atsuko), a girl whose parents are divorced, and works hard at a ramen shop for her alcoholic father; Kobayashi Yuki (Kashiwagi Yuki), who suffers from

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  • Momoiro Clover Z performs at Fukushima Spa Resort as a support live

    February 14, 2012 @ 12:25 am

    On February 12th, five-member idol unit Momoiro Clover Z performed a support live at Fukushima Spa Resort Hawaiian Dance for their reopening event. Just two summers ago, this idol group filmed the music video “Coco Natsu” (released back on November 2010) at this very place and as a repayment to their favor (for hosting their music video filming), the group decided to perform here as a support live. As a result, the seats for this live were sold

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  • Sakai Masato & Aragaki Yui to star as lawyers in new drama 'Legal High'

    February 13, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    Fuji TV has just announced another new drama for the upcoming spring season titled, 'Legal High'. This new drama will star actor Sakai Masato and actress Aragaki Yui as lawyers who aren't really that fond of each other. 'Legal High' is an original and thrilling comedy written by popular scriptwriter Kosawa Ryota (the "ALWAYS" series). The title "legal high" means "to get high on law", which is a direct hint at the main character, lawyer '

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  • Berryz Koubou to release new album + single

    February 13, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    Good news for fans of idol group Berryz Koubou as there's news that they will be releasing their new album, "Ai no Album (8)", on February 22nd. The group will also release a new single, titled "Be Genki (Naseba Naru!), on March 21st. "Ai no Album (8)" is Berryz Koubou's 8th original album, and their first since "(7) Berryz Times", which was released 11 months ago. It will contain a total of 10 tracks including their hit singles, "Aa, Yo g

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  • Aida Shoko announces the birth of her first daughter

    February 13, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    Actress/singer Aida Shoko (41) has announced the birth of her first daughter! Aida reported, "Back on January 13th, at the break of dawn, I became 'two' from 'one'. A 1,866 gram baby (4 lbs. 2 oz.) gave her first cry." Although the baby was born 2 months early, both mother and daughter are in healthy condition. "She is now at 2,800 grams (6lbs. 3 oz.)," Aida revealed. Regarding her future, she commented, "As a new life begins, I will ex

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – February 10th~12th

    February 13, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    [caption id="attachment_220694" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – February 10th~12th"][/caption] The ratings for the Friday and weekend dramas have stabilized for the most part, with only a few minimum changes here and there, except for NHK's Sunday taiga drama 'Taira no Kiyomori'. It experienced such a crushing defeat that even various news outlets felt it was worth writing about again. 'Taira no Kiyomori' lo

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  • Kinoshita Yukina & Fujimoto Toshifumi are expecting their first child

    February 13, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    It's been revealed that talento Kinoshita Yukina (24) is in her fourth month of pregnancy! Kinoshita married Fujimoto Toshifumi (41) of comedian duo FUJIWARA back in August 2010, and she had expressed a wish to become a mother during their wedding ceremony in February of 2011. Her husband revealed that he wanted a child as well, and joked, "I would like to have a boy -- if it's a girl with this face, she would have a tough life." Curren

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  • Check out the B-side PVs for AKB48's single, "GIVE ME FIVE!"

    February 13, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    AKB48 has unveiled the music videos for their B-sides from their upcoming single, "GIVE ME FIVE!"! The first B-side single is "Sweet & Bitter" featuring Selection 6 (Sashihara Rino, Shinoda Mariko, Takahashi Minami, Maeda Atsuko, Itano Tomomi, and Oshima Yuko). The PV carries a Valentine's Day CF, and the song is currently being used for an endorsement withSeven & I'. Special Girls A delivered “NEW SHIP“, a music video that tell

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