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  • Yamashita Tomohisa to star in TV drama adaptation of 'Flowers for Algernon'

    February 7, 2015 @ 1:36 am

    It has been announced that singer and actor Yamashita Tomohisa (29) will star in TBS' new drama "Flowers for Algernon".It is a live-action drama adaptation of Daniel Keyes' world-famous masterpiece, which tells a story of a mentally disabled man with a low IQ who becomes a genius after getting a surgery. It has been adapted into movies, TV dramas, and stage plays several times in Japan, and this time, Nojima Shinji ("Seija no Koshin", "Ashit

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  • Mr.Children to release first album in over 2 years

    February 6, 2015 @ 2:49 am

    It's been revealed that Mr.Children will release their new album "REFLECTION" on June 4. The album will mark their first in about 2 and a half years. Mr.Children is scheduled to kick off their nationwide tour 'Mr.Children TOUR 2015 REFLECTION' on March 14. The band has always held their tour after releasing an album, but this time the tour will come first with the finale on the album's release date, June 4 at Saitama Super Arena. The set list is

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  • Busaiku to release a new single in March

    February 6, 2015 @ 2:47 am

    Busaiku, a unit consisting of 4 Kis-My-Ft2 members Yokoo Wataru, Miyata Toshiya, Nikaido Takashi, and Senga Kento, will be releasing their 3rd single entitled "Yacchatta!!" on March 8.This was announced on Kis-My-Ft2's regular Fuji TV show "Kis-My-BUSAIKU!?" which aired on February 6. The new song has already been airing since last December as the CM song for KOWA's "caba series" that the members star in. Just like their previous singles, "Yacch

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  • miwa reveals details on her new single '360°'

    February 5, 2015 @ 3:14 am

    miwa is getting ready to release her new single "360°" on February 25, and the jacket covers and track list have been revealed. "360°" is the theme song to anime film 'Eiga Doraemon Nobita no Space Heroes Uchuu Eiyuu-ki' opening in theaters on March 7. The single will be available for purchase in 3 different types: Complete Production Edition, Limited Edition, and Regular Edition. The Complete Production Edition jack

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  • SuG's Takeru to temporary stop his activities due to the surgery to remove his tonsils

    February 5, 2015 @ 3:12 am

    On February 4, rock band SuG announced on their official site that vocalist Takeru would go on hiatus for a while due to tonsil surgery. Takeru has been doing his musical activities while visiting a hospital regularly because of a continuous asthmatic response, sore throat, and high fever since last year. Recently, he was diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis, and in order for him to continue his activities, he needed to remove his tonsil

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  • Nominees for '7th CD Shop Awards' announced

    February 5, 2015 @ 3:02 am

    The 10 nominated works for the '7th CD Shop Awards' have been announced.From January 8-18, sales clerks of CD stores across Japan held a final selection of works to be nominated for the award. The announcement of the winner as well as the awards ceremony will be held in early March. There are also plans for a 'CD Shop Awards SPECIAL LIVE', but no details have been set at this time. The awards ceremony and the special live will be announced o

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  • A 12-year-old 3B junior member loses consciousness after inhaling helium at recording for a variety show

    February 5, 2015 @ 2:24 am

    On February 4, TV Asahi revealed at a press conference that idol group 3B junior's 12-year-old member (her name has not been revealed, described as 'A' in the article) lost consciousness at the recording for BS Asahi's variety show, and she was rushed to the emergency room. According to the TV station, the accident happened on January 28 during the filming for "3B junior no Hoshikuzu Shouji", a variety show in which the members challen

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 1/26 ~ 2/1

    February 5, 2015 @ 2:18 am

    Oricon has released its weekly comic chart for January 26 to February 1. Take a look at the top 5 below!1. "Kimi ni Todoke", Volume 23 - Shiina Karuho : (259,016)2. "Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!!", Volume 10 - Ikeyamada Go : (94,214)3. "GIANT KILLING", Volume 34 - written by Masaya Tsunamoto / illustrated by Tsujitomo : (90,661)4. "Handa-kun", Volume 3 - Yoshino Satsuki : (80,955)5. "Nietzsche Sensei ~Konbini ni, Satori Sedai no Shinjin ga M

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  • SKE48 Kenkyuusei Ogino Risa and Sasaki Yuka announce their graduation

    February 5, 2015 @ 2:18 am

    SKE48 Kenkyuusei Ogino Risa and Sasaki Yuka have announced their graduation from the group.This was announced on February 4 during their live event 'Upcoming Stage ~Winter~' at SKE48 Theater. A comment by Ogino and Sasaki have also been posted onto the group's official website. Regarding the graduation, Ogino stated, "My graduation is a positive graduation to step toward my dream." She continued, "From before, I've said that I want to become

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  • Nogizaka46's Hatanaka Seira to graduate from the group

    February 5, 2015 @ 2:15 am

    It's been reported that Nogizaka46's Hatanaka Seika will graduate from the group after her individual handshake event on April 4 at Port Messe Nagoya.Hatanaka has been active in Nogizaka46 for over 3 years as its 1st generation member. On her official blog, she explained, "Instead of relying on a group called Nogizaka46, I wanted to become independent and arm myself with many weapons to become an adult." Her last live as Nogizaka46 will be '3rd B

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