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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for February 20th

    February 15, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    Who made the top 5 rankings on this week's Oricon charts? Check out the results for the week of February 20th below: ----- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Junjou U-19" - NMB48 : 2/8 (329,438) 2. "Sakura" - Hikawa Kiyoshi : 2/8 (46,693) 3. "2012 SPARK" - Pornograffitti : 2/8 (35,474) 4. "Film" - Hoshino Gen : 2/8 (15,975) 5. "Happy Girl" - Kitamura Rie : 2/8 (14,060) (Check the full ranking here.) - <A

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  • 'FLY! Heibon na Kiseki' to bring laughs with intergalatic friendship between two dullards

    February 15, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    On February 14th, the first full-length trailer for upcoming movie "FLY! Heibon na Kiseki" made its entrance on Earth. "FLY!" stars Koyabu Kazutoyo (comedian and chairman of the 'Yoshimoto Shinkigeki' comedy theater), who plays a dull factory worker in love with a single mother (played by Aibu Saki). Unfortunately, his feelings remain one-sided. One day, he meets an alien (played by the hilarious Nukumizu Yoichi) who had to do an emerge

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  • Ando Yuko to release new album, "Kanchigai"

    February 15, 2012 @ 4:38 am

    Singer-songwriter Ando Yuko will be releasing her new album, "Kanchigai", on March 28th. The album will contain a total of 11 tracks including Ando's latest single, "Kagayashiki Hibi". The cover jacket was designed by Ando herself. When she first showed it to her staff, they described the cover saying, "It's like the movie, Black Swan". The first press edition will come with a special sleeve. Check out the track list below! - <

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  • ORANGE RANGE reveals dates for 10th anniversary tour

    February 15, 2012 @ 3:30 am

    Rock band ORANGE RANGE has revealed the dates for their 10th anniversary tour, "ORANGE RANGE LIVE TOUR 012"! The tour will kick off on May 10th at Ebina City Cultural Hall, and will wrap up on July 21st at Mishima City Civic Cultural Hall. Ticket pre-reservations will start on February 22nd from 10:00 pm through ORANGE RANGE's official fan club, "RANGE AID+". To celebrate their 10th anniversary ORANGE RANGE will also release their new son

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  • Rola attends pre-screening event of "Twilight" in a wedding dress

    February 15, 2012 @ 2:34 am

    On February 13th, popular model Rola (21) attended a female-only private showing of “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1”, which is scheduled to be released on February 25th. As there is a wedding ceremony scene in this particular movie, Rola showed up in a wedding dress at this event. Although she denied having a boyfriend, Rola admitted that there is a guy who is interested in her right now. Regarding this fact, she confessed, “I think

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  • Winners of the '54th Blue Ribbon Awards' attend award ceremony

    February 15, 2012 @ 1:37 am

    On January 14th, the winners of the ‘54th Blue Ribbon Awards‘, which were announced in January, gathered at the Iino Hall in Uchisaiwaicho, Tokyo in order to receive their respective awards. The award ceremony was hosted by last year's winners of the Best Starring Actor and Best Starring Actress awards, Tsumabuki Satoshi and Terajima Shinobu. Moreover the awards are very special this year, because the record for the youngest and oldest awa

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  • GReeeeN to release an animated PV for "Misenai Namida wa, Kitto Itsuka"

    February 15, 2012 @ 12:27 am

    On February 13th, 4-member unit GReeeeN has announced the completion for their music video for their latest single, “Misenai Namida wa, Kitto Itsuka”. This will mark their first animated PV with an original story written by producer Kikuchi Hisashi and animated by the director of Walt Disney Animation Studio Japan, Hashimoto Saburo, who previously supervised the animation of  “The Little Mermaid”. The first-press edition of this single will enc

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  • Rainbow announces their third Japanese single, "Gonna Gonna GO!"

    February 14, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    Korean pop group Rainbow has just announced on their official Japanese website that they will releasing their third Japanese single "Gonna Gonna GO!". "Gonna Gonna GO!" is their first original Japanese song and will be released on March 14th. The song is described as a positive message where girls don't give up and move forward! The single will come in three versions: Type A, Type B, and Type C. Type's A & B (tentative) will include

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  • AKB48 to release 'Kohaku singing battle' on DVD

    February 14, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

    It's been revealed that AKB48 will be releasing their live event, 'AKB48 Kohaku singing battle', on DVD! 'AKB48 Kohaku singing battle' was held at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL back on December 20th. 139 members of the AKB family participated in this event by splitting up into 'red' and 'white' teams for a singing showdown. Disc 1 will contain the first half of the event, while disc 2 will include the second half along with making-of clips and b

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  • Tamayama Tetsuji marries non-celebrity girlfriend on Valentine's Day

    February 14, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

    Actor Tamayama Tetsuji (31) married his non-celebrity girlfriend auspiciously on Valentine’s Day. Tamayama expressed his happiness through his company and stated that “Today, I, Tamayama Tetsuji, married a non-celebrity woman that I dated for some time, and we are blessed with a baby. Because she is not a celebrity, I'm not planning to reveal her photograph nor name.  From here on out, I will work harder as an actor.” According to his

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