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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for February 13th

    February 8, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    Below are the Oricon's latest weekly charts for the week of February 13th. ----- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Where you are" - CNBLUE : 2/1 (60,398) 2. "Naisho no Hanashi" - ClariS : 2/1 (34,706) 3. "Kataomoi Finally" - SKE48 : 1/25 (32,671) 4. "Hitotsu" - Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi : 2/1 (26,126) 5. "Mujin Eki" - Iwasa Misaki : 2/1 (23,773) (Check the full ranking here.) - <Album Weekly Ranking> 1. "Th

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  • Japan Box Office Report – February 4th/5th

    February 8, 2012 @ 3:58 am

    [caption id="attachment_219589" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Kirin no Tsubasa" / "Always: Sunset on Third Street 3" / "Nihon Rettou""][/caption] In this week's Japan Box Office Report, "ALWAYS 3" comes out on top for the third consecutive weekend, while the documentary "Nihon Rettou" and the American film "Tower Heist" fight for the third place. The top remains unchallenged thanks to the very slowl

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – February 3rd~5th

    February 8, 2012 @ 2:18 am

    [caption id="attachment_219583" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – February 3rd~5th"][/caption] It looks like the negative trend from Monday until Thursday even lasted until Sunday, as only one drama managed to improve its ratings over the last three days of the week. The said drama was 'Renai NEET' (TBS) on Friday, which recovered a little bit from last week's nosedive with a plus of 0.7%. '13-sai no Hello

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  • Anime "Saint Seiya" to return to television after 23 years

    February 8, 2012 @ 12:38 am

    It has been announced that a new series of former popular anime "Saint Seiya Ω (omega)" will begin airing on TV asahi starting in April. 'Saint Seiya' is a popular manga series written by Kurumada Masami, which was serialized on "Weekly Shonen Jump" during 1986 ~ 1990 thenbeen adapted as TV anime during in October 1986 ~ in April 1989 on TV asahi. The series tells the story of five magical warriors named the 'Saints' that fight in sacre

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  • Yoshitaka Yuriko and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu attend 'ORICON Valentine Festa'

    February 7, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    On February 7th, actress Yoshitaka Yuriko and model/singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu attended the Valentine's Day event, "ORICON Valentine Festa 2012". As this was their first time meeting, Kyary revealed her thoughts on the actress saying, "Yoshitaka-san was always a mystery watching her on TV, but she's a mystery in person as well." In response, Yoshitaka whispered, "Kyary-san is the same." Oricon conducted a survey asking 350 teenage girls w

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  • Mother of an AKB48 member arrested due to indecent act with a 15-year-old boy

    February 7, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    On February 7th, it was reported that the mother (44) of an unnamed member (20) from popular idol group AKB48 was arrested due to suspicions that she violated the Tokyo Metropolitan Ordinance Regarding the Healthy Development of Youths. Last November, she allegedly committed an indecent act in her home in Hachiouji-city with a 15-year-old acquaintance who was her son's senior from junior high school. According to the report, the mother adm

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  • AKB48's Akimoto Sayaka to star in her first NHK drama

    February 7, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    On February 7th, it was revealed that AKB48 member Akimoto Sayaka would be starring in her first NHK drama. The drama will be titled "Asadora Satsujin Jiken", and will air for two consecutive nights in late-March. NHK has yet to announce the exact date and time of the airing of the drama. "Asadora Satsujin Jiken" will be written Hokimoto Shinya, the scriptwriter for "Comedy Unit Isokawa-ke". The story will revolve around Miho (played by

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  • CNBLUE tops the Oricon Weekly Chart - first for a foreign band in 41 years

    February 7, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    Korean rock band CNBLUE's 2nd major single "Where you are" sold 60,000 copies in its first week and topped the Oricon Singles Chart for the week of February 13th. CNBLUE made their indie debut back in 2009 and released their major label debut single titled, "In My Head" last October. A foreign band has not topped the singles chart for 41 years. It last occurred back in January 18, 1971, when Canadian rock band Mashmakhan released their

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  • Kariyushi58 announces their nationwide tour

    February 7, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

    Pop group Kariyushi58 have announced that they will be holding a nationwide tour starting May 8th! The tour is temporarily titled "High Side Road 2012 ~Hub Yori Mo! Mongoose Yori Mo!~", and is comprised of 34 shows. It will kick off at the Shibuya Star Lounge, and will wrap up at the Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo. Prior to the tour, Kariyushi58 will release their new single, "Yui", on March 14th. This new song will be revealed on TOKYO FM's "

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  • LITE announces new mini-album, "past,present,future"

    February 7, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    Instrumental rock band, LITE, have announced that they will be releasing a new mini-album entitled "past,present,future" on March 21st! This will be the band's first release in about eight months, with their last being "FOR ALL THE INNOCENCE".  It will feature two tracks with guest vocalist Caroline, who's known for participating in MICE PARADE's works. The first press edition of the album will come with the ambient track that was used

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