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  • Former SKE48 reserch student Imade Mai starring in stage play as a wicked girl

    August 15, 2014 @ 1:46 pm

    Former SKE48 research student turned actress Imade Mai (21) is playing the role of a wicked girl for the stage play "Eden no Sora ni Furiyuku Hoshi Uta" (runs until August 17.) The play is running at the Rikkoukai Hall in Kitashinagawa, Tokyo and it is Imade's first ever role as a wicked girl. The play is set in the cosmos and tells the story of girls and androids living aboard a spaceship; Imade plays a willful and violently tempered femal

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  • AKB48's sub-unit DiVA to disband within the year

    August 14, 2014 @ 1:31 am

    On the late-night radio show "AKB48 no All Night Nippon" broadcast on August 13, Miyazawa Sae and Umeda Ayaka announced that AKB48's sub-unit DiVA will disband within the year. DiVA was originally formed with AKB48's 2nd generation members Miyazawa, Umeda, Akimoto Sayaka, and Masuda Yuka back in February 2011, and they made their major debut in May under avex. In December of the same year, DiVA became a 10-member unit with additional 6 dancers f

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  • Kato Miliyah to release her first artist book

    August 14, 2014 @ 1:24 am

    Kato Miliyah, who will celebrate the 10th anniversary of her major debut on September 8, will release her first artist book (currently untitled).  The artist book will revolve around "love", which has been Kato's theme for the past 10 years. She will select songs that she has especially strong feelings for, and will explain the lyrics while reflecting on the time she wrote it. In addition, Kato is asking fans for their favorite songs and ep

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 8/8~8/10

    August 13, 2014 @ 6:44 pm

    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 August 8th to August 10th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 8/8 – Friday 11.9%(5.9%) – 19:30-20:45 – Kitchen ga Hashiru! Special 06.1%(2.1%) – 22:00-23:15 – NHK Special 10.9

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  • Kahara Tomomi starts her official Twitter account

    August 13, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    On August 13, Kahara Tomomi started her official Twitter account (@kahara_memories).   The Twitter account was created in anticipation of Kahara's upcoming nationwide tour which is set to start on September 3. She made her first tweets behind-the-scenes from Fuji TV's special program 'FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri'. Beside her tour, the singer is getting ready to release a new cover album titled "MEMORIES 2 -Kahara All Time Covers-" in

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 8/4 ~ 8/10

    August 13, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for August 4 to 10. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "ER2" - Eight Ranger : 8/6 (208,282)2. "Good Time" - Akanishi Jin : 8/6 (39,746)3. "Bukiyou Taiyou" - SKE48 : 7/30 (39,314)4. "SKELETON" - SUPER JUNIOR DONGHAE & EUNH YUK : 8/6 (36,575)5. "FUTURE FISH" - STYLE FIVE : 8/6 (32,460)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "go WEST Yoi Don!" - Johnny's WEST : 8/6 (82,887)2. "I

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  • YUKI's new album 'FLY' to be released in September

    August 13, 2014 @ 1:35 am

    It's been revealed that YUKI will release her new album "FLY" on September 17.YUKI's upcoming album will feature a total of 16 songs including her singles "STARMANN" and "Dare Demo Lonely". The limited edition will come with a DVD containing the PV for both singles.  [Regular Edition][Limited Edition][Analog Edition]Source & Image(s): natalie

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 8/9~8/10

    August 12, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – August 9th/10th 01 (00) Stand by Me Doraemon (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Weeks: 02) 03 (00) Transformers: Age of Extinction (Weeks: 01) 04 (03) Maleficent (Weeks: 05) 05 (05) When Marnie Was There (Weeks: 04) 06 (04) Pokémon the Movie 17 (Weeks: 04) 07 (02) Godzilla (Week

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  • Sekine Mari and Korean singer K to get married

    August 12, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

    It's been reported that talento Sekine Mari and Korean singer K will be getting married.   On his official website, K happily commented, "I am very happy to finally make this announcement to everyone. Although we are still inexperienced, I hope you would warmly watch over us." He also expressed his gratitude toward his fans, "10 years have passed since I crossed the ocean by myself and set foot in my beloved Japan. I believe this

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  • Ikuta Toma and Toda Erika cast in live-action movie adaptation of 'Yokokuhan'

    August 12, 2014 @ 2:46 am

    It has been announced that Ikuta Toma (29) will play the lead role in the live-action movie adaptation of 'Yokokuhan' (directed by Nakamura Yoshihiro), which will be released early next summer. "Yokokuhan" is originally Tsutsui Tetsuya's manga serialized in monthly manga magazine "JUMP Kai" (Shueisha) during 2011 to 2013. It depicts terrorism on the internet.Ikuta will play the role of "Gates", who is the leader of a crime-for-justice organi

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