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  • J-Pop duo YANAKIKU to return to UK's Hyper Japan Festival

    May 13, 2014 @ 12:14 am

    J-Pop female vocal duo YANAKIKU will return to Hyper Japan July 25-27 at Earl's Court in London, England. After a successful performance at the UK's largest Japanese culture event in 2013, the rising star Kimo-Cos (kimono cosplay) singer/songwriters were invited to return for an encore performance at this year's festival which features Japanese culture, food, music, cosplay, game, and anime events. Earlier this month, YANAKIKU

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  • DISH// announce their 1st Budokan live to be on New Year's Day

    May 13, 2014 @ 12:12 am

    On May 11, 4-member dance rock band DISH// held a solo live concert at Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall, Tokyo, and it was announced that the group will hold their first live concert at the Nippon Budokan on New Year's Day of 2015. When they finished their 2 encore performances. Sony Music Labels CEO Muramatsu Shunsuke showed up on the stage and made the announcement. It was a surprise announcement even for the members as some started crying.DISH//

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  • Momoiro Clover Z get their first ever chart-topping single

    May 13, 2014 @ 12:10 am

    Popular idol group Momoiro Clover Z's new song "Naitemo Iindayo" (went on sale on May 8) grabbed No.1 spot on Oricon's latest weekly single ranking with the first week sales of 67,000 copies.This marked their first ever chart-topping single since they made their indie debut back in August 2009. Although they have topped the album weekly ranking with their 2nd album "5TH DIMENSION" (released in April 2013), their best ranking for singles was No.2

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 5/2~5/8

    May 12, 2014 @ 5:57 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. Golden Week holidays heavily influenced the ratings of the last week and the weekend before last. Friday began with low ratings, but drama 'Alice no Toge' hung in there with 11.3% (-0.6). The 'Akumu-chan' special did surprisingly bad with only a rating of 9.9%. However, NTV didn't really do much to pro

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  • Senbatsu members for Nogizaka46's 9th single revealed

    May 11, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

    On the May 11 broadcast of TV Tokyo's late-night program 'Nogizaka tte, Doko?', the senbatsu members for Nogizaka46's 9th single was announced.Nogizaka46's last single "Kizuitara Kataomoi" featured Nishino Nanase as the center and became the group's best-selling single. Their upcoming 9th single is slated for release on July 9. It has already been receiving attention after regular senbatsu member Ikuta Erika had announced that she will not be par

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  • exist†trace releases 'Spiral Daisakusen' music video

    May 11, 2014 @ 1:29 am

    All-female J-Rock band exist†trace released the music video for their single "Spiral Daisakusen", incorporating a variety of dark, abstract images and a touch of 80's disco elements. The high-energy pop song was written to show the playful yet artistic side of the band. A statement from the band members said, "Doors inside our brains opened up, and various thoughts and possibilities flew out. We came up with a whirlpool-like image.""Spiral Daisa

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  • BoA to release new single + first tour in 4 years

    May 10, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

    BoA's new single "MASAYUME CHASING" will be released on July 23rd."MASAYUME CHASING" is currently the opening theme for the tv anime 'FAIRY TAIL'. It's described as an uplifting dance tune with the message "chasing dreams" and "making it into reality". The single will be released in 2 CD+DVD versions and 2 CD-Only versions. One DVD will come with the PV for "MASAYUME CHASING", while the other will include the dance version and making-of the PV. T

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  • Idoling!!!'s Goto Kaoru to graduate from the group

    May 10, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

    It's been announced that Idoling!!! member Goto Kaoru will be graduating from the group.   This announcement was made on May 10 during the event 'PonyCan! Idol Club Kanshasai ~Idol Survival~' at Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo. Due to person reasons, Goto will graduate on June 7 after the live '25-gou Kaorun no Atarashii Tabidachi Takusan no Omoide Gocchan Desungu!!!' at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to simultaneously release new single & DVD/Blu-ray

    May 10, 2014 @ 1:21 am

    On June 11, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will simultaneously release a new single, with goods included, "Kira Kira Killer", and a DVD/Blu-ray "Kyary Pamyu Pamyu no Magical Wonder Castle". "Kira Kira Killer" is currently being used as in the CM for au. It's an uptempo number with the theme "lucky" that was written by Nakata Yasutaka. Kyary is scheduled to perform this song for the first time on May 10 at 'KAWAii!! NiPPON EXPO 2014'. There will only be 7

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  • Tabe Mikako featured in PV for THE BOOM's 25th anniversary single

    May 10, 2014 @ 12:45 am

    THE BOOM has uploaded the short PV for their new single "Hoshi no Love Letter" on YouTube. "Hoshi no Love Letter" was originally released back in 1989 and the band has sung it over 1,000 times until now. It will be re-released on May 21 to commemorate their 25th anniversary. The PV was directed by Smith and it features actress Tabe Mikako.   Tabe was chosen to star in this PV because she has attended vocalist Miyazawa Kazufumi's solo live before

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