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  • Gouriki Ayame reveals colorful jacket covers for her 1st album

    March 3, 2015 @ 2:12 am

    Gouriki Ayame has revealed the Regular Edition and Limited Edition A jacket covers for her 1st album "Gouriki Ayame".The jacket covers feature a colorful design as the album includes a variety of songs. The kanji characters for "Gouriki Ayame" which can be seen on the covers were written by Gouriki herself. A footage of the singer writing these characters can be seen in the Limited Edition A DVD.To commemorate the release of the album, Gouriki wi

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  • Sandaime J Soul Brothers reveal tour schedule + announce tour theme song release

    March 3, 2015 @ 2:12 am

    Sandaime J Soul Brothers have revealed the tour schedule for "LIVE TOUR 2015: BLUE PLANET".For their upcoming tour, Sandaime J Soul Brothers will perform at 6 dome and arena venues across Japan. It will kick off on May 27 at Yafuoku! Dome in Fukuoka, and will wrap up on August 30 at Seibu Prince Dome in Saitama for a total of 15 shows.Additionally, Sandaime J Soul Brothers have announced that they will release the tour's theme song (currently unt

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  • Alice Nine to restart their activities as 'A9'

    March 2, 2015 @ 6:18 pm

    Last August, Alice Nine went independent after ending their contract with PS COMPANY. The band has announced that they will restart their activities under the name 'A9'. On their new YouTube channel, the band has uploaded a video of their new song "Phoenix". "Phoenix" is a rock number that incorporates half Japanese and half-Western elements, which is said be the band's starting point. This song will be included in A9's single "Ginga no Oto" that

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  • Arashi wins 'Artist of the Year' for 'THE JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD'

    March 2, 2015 @ 2:56 pm

    The winners of "THE 29TH JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD" have been revealed.The awards are held annually by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). Awards are based on sales number, and the winners of this year were chosen from data compiled between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. This year, the 'Artist of the Year' award, which is considered to be the 'grand prize', went to Arashi. This is their first time

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  • 49 girls selected as the candidates for AKB48 group's upcoming 'Draft Kaigi'

    March 2, 2015 @ 1:56 pm

    On March 1, the third screening audition to select the candidates who will advance to the "AKB48 Group the 2nd Draft Kaigi" was held. A total of 83 girls who passed through the first paper screening, and the second interview screening, went on the third screening which was to examine their dancing and singing skills. A total of 49 girls were selected as the candidates for the upcoming Draft Kaigi. The youngest candidates are nine girls

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  • FLOW to provide image song for 'NARUTO' stage play

    March 2, 2015 @ 12:41 am

    FLOW will be providing the image song for stage play 'Live Spectacle: NARUTO'.'Live Spectacle: NARUTO' is the stage adaptation of Kishimoto Masashi's popular manga series. FLOW has previously provided the theme songs for the 'NARUTO' anime, and this time, they wrote a song called "Hikari Oikakete" for the stage play.  The song will be available for download via iTunes Store and other music distributing sites on the first day of the stage pl

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 2/18~2/24

    March 1, 2015 @ 9:02 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of February 18th to February 24th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Attakain Dakara" - Kumamushi 02 - "Anata ni Koi wo Shitemimashita" - chay 03 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "Sayonara, Alice" - Flower 05 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 06 - "Eeny

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  • Yamada Yu appears in front of fans for the first time after becoming a mother

    March 1, 2015 @ 8:52 pm

    On February 28th, model Yamada Yu made an appearance in the fashion event 'The 20th Tokyo Girl's Collection 2015 SPRING/SUMMER'. This marked her first time appearing in front of fans after giving birth to her daughter in September of last year. Just 2 months after becoming a mother, Yamada returned to work with 'VOGUE JAPAN'; however, this was her first runway after childbirth. She took the stage sporting a black mini-dress and short, silver

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  • Warner Music Japan establishes a management company

    March 1, 2015 @ 8:50 pm

    Record company Warner Music Japan, who will be celebrating its 45th foundation anniversary this year, has established a brand new management company 'Warner Music Agency' with the theme "ideas and creations from scratch". On March 1st, the new company has started accepting entries for new talent auditions under the slogan "make a hit!!". Besides music artists, the company is looking for models, actors, talents, and comedians.  Some art

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 2/24~2/26

    March 1, 2015 @ 1:46 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from February 24th to February 26th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 2/24 – Tuesday 13.4%(1.5%) – 21:00-22:54 – Shiawase! Bombi-Girl Special 09.3%(2.8%) – 21:00-21:54 – London He

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