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  • NEGOTO to sing opening theme song for "Mobile Suit Gundam AGE"

    December 20, 2011 @ 9:32 pm

    Four-member girl rock band NEGOTO will be providing the popular anime "Mobile Suit Gundam AGE" with its opening theme song! The song is titled "sharp #", and will air as the opening theme for the anime every Sunday at 5:00 PM. The band's first single "Charon" had previously been used as the CM song for au's "LISMO!" campaign, and their collaboration with a popular anime such as Gundam suggests that NEGOTO might be on its way up in terms of

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  • Digital Masters, RIAJ reveals digital certifications for November

    December 20, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or ‘RIAJ’ for short), has just released the digital recording sales certifications that artists achieved during the month of November. To announce the certifications, the RIAJ works together with almost all of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, dwango, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME, and many more. After compiling the data from all the major download portal

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  • DiVA introduces their new members

    December 20, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

    AKB48 sub-unit DiVA has revealed their 6 new members! The 6 members were introduced at AKB48's very own "Kohaku singing battle" on December 20th. Together with original members Akimoto Sayaka, Umeda Ayaka, Masuda Yuka, and Miyazawa Sae, the girls performed their new song for the very first time. The new members are Kasuya Satoko, Futami Yuuki, Furukawa Atsuko, Fukuno Ramu, Inoue Yuina, and Yamagami Ayaka. Kasuya stated, "I will be stri

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  • Kago Ai suddenly announces marriage & pregnancy

    December 20, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    Kago Ai has announced her sudden marriage on her official blog and also revealed that she is currently pregnant. Kago wrote on her official blog: "To everyone who has always been cheering for me and supporting me: I, Kago Ai, would like to announce that I have registered my marriage this month with a person I have known for some time now. Also, recently... I learned that I have a new life growing inside of me. I feel such happines

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  • JAMOSA + U-KISS to provide theme song for "sweetTV"

    December 20, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

    "Together", a collaboration track between JAMOSA and Korean idols KEVIN and ELI from U-KISS, has been confirmed as the theme song for BeeTV's fashion show, "sweetTV"! "sweetTV" is a program that will give readers of the super popular fashion magazine "sweet" a sneak peek at the next issue. Those who want the latest news on famous models and popular brands featured in the magazine can now easily check in through this must-see program. As

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  • AI holds a Christmas party in disaster-stricken Fukushima

    December 20, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    On December 18th, R&B singer AI held a Christmas party at Minamisoma City in Fukushima. AI decided to hold this Christmas party  after singing "Story" with Fukushima's high school choir, MJC Ensemble, at an event back in November. Together with MJC Ensemble, AI sang, "JOY TO THE WORLD", "Story", and "Happiness" to 100 guests. Afterwards, AI held a gathering where she pushed a button on her 'Coca-Cola Happiness Truck', and handed out

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  • DA PUMP's ISSA to marry actress Fukumoto Sachiko

    December 20, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    It's been reported that DA PUMP's ISSA (33) will be getting married to actress Fukumoto Sachiko (29)! ISSA and Fukumoto first met over 15 years ago, and reunited in March during a shoot for the movie, "Ryujin Mabuyer THE MOVIE Nanatsu no Mabui". They started dating towards the crank-up of the film, and decided to get married just six months into the relationship. ISSA revealed that they are planning to register their marriage next sprin

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  • Spitz to release new album, "Orutana"!

    December 20, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    On February 1st, Spitz will be releasing a brand-new album titled "Orutana"! This album is the third in a series of "special albums", which follows their 1999 release "Kachoufugetsu" and the 2004 release, "Iro Iro Goromo". The track list is comprised of 14 songs, which consists of various covers as well as coupling songs from singles released since 2004.  Fans can expect to hear a cover of Harada Shinji's "Time Travel" (which has already be

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  • Hoshino Aki finally holds her wedding ceremony + reception

    December 20, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    After officially registering her marriage with husband Miura Kosei back in September, popular gravure model and actress Hoshino Aki finally held her official wedding reception at Tokyo's Kioichou Hotel New Otani on December 19th. Once the ceremony was over, Hoshino allowed herself to be interviewed by the audience while in her stunning wedding dress. "I really feel as if I've become a wife all over again," she expressed, radiating with delig

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  • NHK reveals official song list for '62nd Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    December 20, 2011 @ 11:03 am

    NHK has just revealed the song list for the 55 artists appearing on the "62nd Kohaku Uta Gassen"! This year's theme is "Ashita wo Utaou" ("Let's sing for tomorrow"), which aims to spread positive thoughts to a country still rocked by the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The theme also seeks to begin the new year with a fresh hope. "Kohaku Uta Gassen" will air on December 31st starting at 7:15 p.m. JST. Take

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