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  • AKB48 sub-unit DiVA reveals details on upcoming single, "Lost the way"

    March 6, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    AKB48 sub-unit DiVA has finally revealed the details on their upcoming single, "Lost the way"! "Lost the way" will be DiVA's first single after adding 6 members into the group. It's also the theme song for the movie, "Ultraman Saga", which will open in theaters on March 24th. The movie stars DiVA members Akimoto Sayaka, Umeda Ayaka, Miyazawa Sae, and Masuda Yuka. The single will be available in 4 different versions: Type A, Type B, Type C

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  • TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE's Konishi Ayano resumes her activities

    March 6, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE member Konishi Ayano will be resuming her activities as of March 6th. Last month, we reported that Konishi had fractured a bone in her right leg. She decided to take a break from the group in order to focus on her recovery. Konishi will make her official return on March 6th at the release event for the group's latest single, "Rock you! / Onnaji Kimochi -YMCK REMIX-", at Yokohama BLITZ. However, she will only partici

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  • 2NE1 releases short PV for "SCREAM" + jackets + tracks for "COLLECTION" and "SCREAM"

    March 6, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    Last month Korean girl group 2NE1 announced that they would be releasing their first Japanese album on March 28th. It's also been revealed that the girls will include a cover of Madonna's "LIKE A VIRGIN" on Limited Edition A. Not only that, but the girls will also be releasing a new single titled "SCREAM" on the same day. The single will be available in three versions, in which two will contain DVDs and all three will come with replicas o

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  • Yoshiki Risa & Co. become the new Lotte Zacrich ice cream girls

    March 6, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    Lotte just released a new CM for their popular 'Zacrich' ice cream. The new CM is called 'Zachrich Girls' and stars the beautiful gravure idols Yoshiki Risa, Sugihara Anri, Rola Chen, Tsugihara Kana, Kato Sayaka, Noda Ayaka, and Nanoka as seven tempting ice cream flavors you just cannot resist. As typical for the Zacrich commercials, the girls themselves become Zacrich ice creams and gradually expose more skin one bite after another. Altho

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  • AKB48 to sing the national anthem at Yomiuri Giants' opening game at Tokyo Dome

    March 6, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    On March 4th, baseball team Yomiuri Giants announced that popular idol group AKB48 will be singing the national anthem at Tokyo Dome, for the opening game of this season (to be held of the 30th)! AKB48 has previously thrown the first pitch at the Tokyo Dome for Yomiuri Giants vs. Hiroshima Toyo Carp back in July 1st, 2009. In regards of their participation in this upcoming game, Maeda Atsuko stated, “A great stage with the Yomiuri Giant

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  • GOING UNDER GROUND to hold nationwide tour this summer

    March 6, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    Rock band GOING UNDER GROUND has revealed that they will be holding a nationwide tour, called "WHEEL of FORTUNE", starting in May. GOING UNDER GROUND is currently touring with rock band Merengue. Their upcoming tour will kick off on May 10th at Chiba LOOK, for a total of 15 performances in 14 cities. Tickets will gradually go on sale starting April 7th. Check out the tour dates below! - <WHEEL of FORTUNE> Thursday, May 10

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  • FLiP announces new album, "XX emotion"

    March 6, 2012 @ 5:00 am

    All-girl rock band FLiP has announced that they will be releasing their 2nd album, 'XX emotion', on May 16th. This will be FLiP's first original album since 'Michi Evolution', which was released about a year ago. Additional details will be revealed at a later date. To coincide with the album's release, FLiP will embark on their nationwide tour, 'FLiP 2nd Album 'XX emotion' Release Tour ~Kidoai ROCK~', starting in June. Currently, the ba

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  • AKB48 achieves a Guinness World Record for their 90 CMs for 'Wonda Coffee'

    March 6, 2012 @ 3:35 am

    Back in February, AKB48 broadcasted 90 solo member’s CMs for Asahi’s ‘Wonda Coffee Morning Shot’ and has now received a Guinness World Record for broadcasting the “Most Number of Same Product Television Endorsement within 24 Hours”! The broadcast of all 90 versions of the CM (restricted in Kanto, Kansai, Tokai region) took place on February 28th, and defeated the previous Guinness World Record for broadcasting 60 commercials in 24 hours.

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  • Naoto Inti Raymi to release a new single, "Aishiteta"

    March 6, 2012 @ 1:01 am

    It's been revealed that Naoto Inti Raymi will be releasing his new single, "Aishiteta", on March 28th. The single will be released in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will come with a DVD containing footage of "Tekina Beat", "Kimi Life", and "Omakase Peter Pan" from Naoto's live concert at Ryogoku Kokugikan in July of 2011. Prior to the CD release, the song will be available for download in Chaku-Uta form starting

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  • Kitagawa Keiko chosen as new image character for 'Kirin Namacha'

    March 5, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    On March 5th, actress Kitagawa Keiko attended a press conference for 'Kirin Namacha' as it's newest image character. Kitagawa, who will be celebrating her 26th birthday this year, revealed, "My friends already consider me to be 'around 30'". She also commented on the CM shoot stating, "During this CM shoot, I tried to make expressions of maturity". For this year's goals, Kitagawa said, "I don't really like exercising, but starting this

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