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  • Utada Hikaru talks about her husband-to-be on her radio program

    February 19, 2014 @ 11:20 am

    On February 18, singer-songwriter Utada Hikaru (31), who revealed earlier this month that she would marry an Italian man (23), announced on her Inter FM program in her natural voice that "I will be getting married."She thanked everyone with, "I was happy to hear the well wishes from everyone," and explained disinterestedly that, "I did not deliberately choose an international marriage.  Rather, it happened unexpectedly not to be a Japanese person

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  • Yuzu's Kitagawa Yujin and announcer Takashima Aya celebrate the birth of their first child

    February 19, 2014 @ 2:33 am

    Yuzu's Kitagawa Yujin and announcer Takashima Aya have welcomed the birth of their first child. This was announced by Takashima's agency via FAX.According to the announcement, Takashima gave birth to a 3,128 gram (6 lbs 14 oz) baby girl on February 17 at 8:52 pm. In a handwritten letter, the couple expressed, "We are filled with grateful feelings to the birth of this small life." They also commented, "We will raise her with great care by changing

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  • Morimusu's first live to take place on March 9

    February 18, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

    The special collaboration unit by Morning Musume.14 and Morisanchu's Oshima Miyuki and Kurosawa Kazuko called 'Morimusu' will be holding their first live on March 9th at LaForet Museum Roppongi.On March 9, Morning Musume.14 is scheduled to hold a release event for their 55th single "Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa / Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai / What is LOVE?". Morimusu's first live will be held during the 3rd ev

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  • Details on the HIATUS' new album + nationwide tour revealed

    February 18, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

    The details on the HIATUS' new album, which will be released on March 26, has been revealed. The band has also revealed the schedule for their upcoming nationwide tour. the HIATUS' first original album in about 2 years and 4 months will be titled "Keeper Of The Flame". It will feature a total of 11 songs including tracks off of "Horse Riding EP" which was released this past July. Similarly, their tour will be called 'Keeper Of The Flame Tour 2014

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 02/10~02/16

    February 18, 2014 @ 1:38 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 February 10th to February 16th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! (NTV is the only network that still discloses all of their ratings on a daily base. If anything, the other networks only reveal t

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  • Ieiri Leo collaborates with Jungle Emperor Leo for 'a boy' PV

    February 17, 2014 @ 5:28 pm

    It's been revealed that Ieiri Leo has collaborated with the protagonist "Leo" from 'Jungle Emperor' ('Kimba the White Lion') for the PV for her new song "a boy". The anime in the PV was done by Tezuka Production's anime director Nishida Masayoshi. The one in charge of fusing the anime with the real video image was Ito Gabin.   This collaboration took place because Tezuka Production heard that Ieiri's stage name "Leo" came from Leo

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  • SPYAIR and NICO Touches the Walls to be in charge of theme songs for anime 'Haikyu!!'

    February 17, 2014 @ 11:58 am

    It's been revealed that SPYAIR will sing the opening theme and NICO Touches the Walls will sing the ending theme for the MBS/TBS anime 'Haikyu!!' scheduled to start its broadcast in April.  'Haikyu!!' is a volleyball manga by Furudate Haruichi that is currently being serialized in 'Weekly Shounen Jump'. For the anime, SPYAIR will be providing a new song titled "Imagination" and NICO Touches the Walls will be providing "Tenchi Gaeshi".As for sing

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  • Oshima Yuko promises fans that their 'bonds are forever'

    February 17, 2014 @ 2:45 am

    On February 16th, AKB48 held a handshake event at Marine Messe Fukuoka. Oshima Yuko, who will soon be graduating from the group, also participated in the event and sent out a message to her fans.   This marked Oshima's last day to appear at a handshake event in Fukuoka. Before the handshake event, the group held a live concert where they performed 9 songs including Oshima's center songs "Mae Shika Mukanee", "Gingham Check", and "Heavy

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  • SMAP to release their 52nd single in April

    February 17, 2014 @ 2:34 am

    SMAP will be releasing their 52nd single "Yes we are / Koko Kara" on April 9th.The group's first single of 2014 is a double A-side including "Koko Kara" which was written and composed by Wada Sho (TRICERATOPS), and "Yes we are" which was written and composed by Sakai Yu and arranged by Mori Toshiyuki.   "Koko Kara" was written as the project song for Nihonbashi's community development. It will support Nihonbashi as "a city where people who gathe

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  • Sashihara Rino opens a Twitter account

    February 17, 2014 @ 2:30 am

    On the night of February 16th, HKT48's Sashihara Rino started up her own Twitter account. At about 10:00 pm, she wrote her account name "@345__chan" on her Google+ which led fans to her Twitter account. Her first tweet was a reply to one of her fans saying, "It's you!!! ... Who? ;_;"   Among those she follows are fellow members Kitahara Rie and Yokoyama Yui, former members Maeda Atsuko and Itano Tomomi, as well as Tanaka Masahiro who recently jo

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