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  • Ogura Yuko talks about her pregnancy at photo book event

    February 5, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    On February 5th, talento Ogura Yuko held a handshake event to commemorate the release of her first lifestyle book, "Ogura Yuko no Happy Wedding". Last October, Ogura got married to hair and make-up artist Kikuchi Isao, then announced the pregnancy of her first child. She's now in her 6th month of pregnancy and she revealed, "At the hospital, they told me it was going to be a boy." She happily added, "I'm still thinking of a name. I have ti

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  • Kalafina announces new single, "to the beginning"

    February 5, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    On February 4th, Kalafina announced that they would be releasing a new single entitled "to the beginning" on April 18th. Kalafina's 10th single has already been picked up to be the opening theme song for anime series, "Fate/Zero", starting sometime in April. As for the single itself, it will come in four different versions: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD+Blu-ray), Anime Version (CD+DVD), and a Regular Edition (CD-Only).

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  • Performances from February 4th's CDTV

    February 5, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    TBS's popular music program, 'Countdown TV' ('CDTV'), has returned with a new episode full of great performances! This week, the show hosted soloists miwa and Naoto Inti Raymi. miwa sang her new song "Kataomi" while accompanying herself on the piano. As for Naoto Inti Raymi, he delivered "Kimi ni Aitakatta" on a delightfully eclectic stage. Check out their performances below! --- < miwa, "Kataomi" > - < Naoto In

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  • AKB48's Hirajima Natsumi & Yonezawa Rumi say goodbye to their fans

    February 5, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    On February 4th, AKB48's Hirajima Natsumi and Yonezawa Rumi greeted their fans for the last time during the group's handshake event at Tokyo Big Sight. As she stood in front of 15,000 fans, Hirajima commented, "I've been active for five years now, but I feel miserable for standing in the way of my fellow members. I'm also very sorry that I betrayed my fans." Bursting into tears, she continued, "I don't know what the future holds, but I

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  • Catch the first trailer for Nakamura Yoshihiro's "Potechi"

    February 5, 2012 @ 4:26 am

    The official website of the upcoming film "Potechi" was recently updated with a full-length trailer. Written by Isaka Kotaro, the story tells of two young men born in Sendai, in the same year, on the same day, in the same hospital. However, they are living completely different lifestyles, one is a professional baseball player and the other one a pretty ordinary man who struggles to make a living as a cat burglar. Despite the difference in

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – January 30th~February 2nd

    February 5, 2012 @ 12:56 am

    [caption id="attachment_219070" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – January 30th~February 2nd"][/caption] It looks like it wasn't just a third-episode itch last week, as the ratings for almost all dramas continued to drop, one by as much as 3.8%. The downward spiral began on Monday, when 'Lucky Seven' (Fuji TV) received a blow falling 1.7% and thus failing in its pursuit of the Tuesday drama 'Strawberry N

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  • Check out A.B.C-Z's PVs for "Za ABC ~5stars" and "Suna no Glass"!

    February 4, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

    [caption id="attachment_218873" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="A.B.C-Z (from top left, clockwise): Tsukada Ryoichi, Hashimoto Ryosuke, Goseki Koichi, Kawai Fumito, and Totsuka Shota"][/caption] Johnny's Jimusho's 5-membered unit A.B.C-Z debuted on February 1st with the release of their DVD, "Za ABC ~5stars~". With this, the PV for the title track and the dance video clip for the song "Suna no Glass" were released. Check it out bel

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  • w-inds. reveal PV for "FLY HIGH"!

    February 4, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    Dance & vocal unit w-inds. has released the PV for their upcoming 31st single "FLY HIGH". In addition, it has been announced that the title track, "FLY HIGH", has been chosen as the February opening theme song for NTV's "Happy Music" and the February ending theme song for NTV's "Gamers TV Yoasobi Sanshimai". Check out the PV below and remember to support w-inds when the single is released on February 22nd: Thanks to Usagi for the

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  • Eikura Nana reveals a photo of her 14-year-old self

    February 4, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    On February 1st, actress Eikura Nana shared a photo of her 14-year-old self through her official blog. Eikura introduced her photo by saying, "Look at what I found when I was cleaning my room." She added, "It doesn't seem like I changed... but I did." Fans complimented the actress with comments like "Very cute!," and "Cuter than any teen idol today." Eikura stepped into the entertainment biz as a model for teen magazine, "Seventeen".

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  • Performances from February 3rd's 'Music Station'

    February 4, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    TV Asahi's weekly music program, 'Music Station', has returned with another episode full of  great performances! For its February 3rd broadcast, 'Music Station' invited new Johnny's Jr. group A.B.C-Z, talented soloist ayaka, and Canadian pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne. Yuki and Chatmonchy also appeared on the program to perform "Wonder Line" and "Mangetsu ni Hoero" respectively. Check out these exciting stages below: ----- Intro

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