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  • Superfly announces new album and nationwide hall tour

    April 5, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    On April 4th, vocalist Ochi Shiho's solo project Superfly was streamed in a live broadcast via UStream and Nico Nico Douga, where she announced she will be releasing her new album, 'Force', on September 19th. During this broadcast, Shiho appeared with a new short hair cut and reported, "April 4th is Shi Four (Shiho) day! Superfly has welcomed our 5th year anniversary!" After the big annoucement, she performed 1 new song off her upcoming al

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  • Sawajiri Erika graces the catalog cover of lingerie brand 'Ravijour'

    April 5, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    Actress Sawajiri Erika is featured on the catalog cover of lingerie brand Ravijour as well as the poster for suitcase brand actus color's as 'Ririko' of the upcoming film, 'Helter Skelter'. In the 26th volume of 'Ravijour', Sawajiri shows off her curves and long, blonde hair while posing in pink lingerie. In the actus color's poster, the actress portrays a character with a cute and quirky worldview who's surrounded by colorful suitcases an

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 attends special screening for 'Crayon Shin-chan' movie

    April 5, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    On April 4th, AKB48 sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 attended a special screening for the upcoming animated film, 'Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Arashi wo Yobu! Ora to Uchuu no Princess'. The film commemorates the 20th anniversary of 'Eiga Crayon Shin-chan', and its story revolves around Shin-chan and his family going out into space. Watarirouka Hashirai 7 sings the movie's theme song, "Shounen yo Uso wo Tsuke!", which will be released as a singl

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  • Maeda Atsuko holds release event for new photo book, 'Bukiyou'

    April 5, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    On April 4th, AKB48's Maeda Atsuko held a release event for her latest photo book, 'Bukiyou', at Fukuya Bookstore in Shinjuku. An hour and 15 minutes before this event, Maeda made a formal graduation announcement through YouTube, and revealed that she would not be participating in the 'AKB48 27th Single General Election'. This event marked Maeda's first appearance in front of fans since the graduation announcement. In front of 2,300 peo

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 03/28~04/03

    April 5, 2012 @ 4:59 am

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 28th to April 3rd. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(04) "Memeshikute" - Golden Bomber 02/(01) "Inori ~Namida no Kidou" - Mr.Children 03/(00) "Lost Love feat. LGYankees, Noa" - LGYankees Produce SO-TA 04/(06) "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 05/(05) "SAKURA, I

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  • Korean group CHI-CHI reveals full PV for debut single, "Karakawanaide!!"

    April 5, 2012 @ 2:42 am

    After releasing a teaser and a short PV, Korean girl group CHI-CHI has unveiled the full PV for their Japanese debut single, "Karakawanaide!!"! As reported earlier, CHI-CHI will be making their debut in Japan on April 25th. "Karakawanaide!!" is the Japanese version of the group's "Don't Play Around", which was released in South Korea early last year. Check out the PV below! Tip: Randy

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  • NIKIIE to digitally release new song, "Duty Friend"

    April 5, 2012 @ 2:32 am

    Singer-songwriter NIKIIE has revealed that she will be distributing her new song, "Duty Friend", beginning April 18th. "Duty Friend" is the ending theme song to NTV's upcoming anime, "LUPIN the Third ~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna~", which will air starting April 4th. It's described as a stimulating number with heavy beats and unique lyrics. The song will be available in Chaku-Uta form on April 18th, while the Chaku-Uta full form and single ve

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  • Oricon releases comic chart for the week of April 9th

    April 4, 2012 @ 11:53 pm

    Oricon has revealed their comic chart for the week of April 9th. Check out the results below to see if any of your favorites made it into the top 5! === 1. "Bokura ga Ita", Volume 16 - Obata Yuki: (370,166) 2. "Sukidesu Suzuki-kun", Volume 15 - Ikeyamada Go : (155,653) 3. "3gatsu no Lion", Volume 7 - Umino Chika : () 4. "Moyashimon", Volume 11 - Ishikawa Masayuki : (125,650) 5. "Saki", Volume 9 - Kobayashi

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  • SKE48's Matsui Jurina hospitalized for fatigue

    April 4, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

    On April 4th, SKE48's official blog announced that member Matsui Jurina has been hospitalized to recover from overwork and fatigue. Matsui herself says she is fine, however, her doctor determined that she is experiencing "dizziness caused by anemia, and overwork". On March 25th, Matsui left during the middle of AKB48's concert at Saitama Super Arena after singing 1 song. She was also absent from the group's handshake events on March 31s

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  • 2012 Spring Drama Teaser Collection

    April 4, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

    We are only 1~2 weeks away, until the spring TV season fills the void of dramas that was left with the end of the winter season. Now is the time for the networks and the cast to promote the upcoming dramas in order to achieve high ratings for their first episodes and hopefully throughout the season. One way to promote a drama are the short teasers that are slowly finding their way into the commercial breaks of each network and onto their o

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