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  • AKB48 Team 8's Moriwaki Yui withdraws from group activities

    January 28, 2015 @ 2:57 am

    AKB48 Team 8 member Moriwaki Yui has withdrawn from group activities. Team 8 is made up of 47 members representing the 47 prefectures of Japan. Moriwaki, who was the Fukuoka representative member, had been active in Team 8 since its formation in April of 2014.  On their official website, Moriwaki wrote, "Managing [Team 8 activities] with my studies was a lot harder than I imagined. I thought about many things, but I felt stro

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  • Sheena Ringo reveals new artist photo

    January 28, 2015 @ 2:53 am

    On January 28, Sheena Ringo's new song "Shijou no Jinsei" was released digitally via iTunes Store, Recochoku, and other music distributing sites. To coincide with this release, she has revealed a new artist photo.  "Shijou no Jinsei" was written as the theme song for NTV drama 'Maru Maru Tsuma'. It will be released as Sheena's first single of 2015 on February 25. You can listen to a short clip of it in our previous post here.Sheena excited

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  • ONE OK ROCK unleash PV for album lead track 'Cry out'

    January 28, 2015 @ 1:40 am

    ONE OK ROCK have unleashed the full PV for their new song "Cry out" through their official YouTube channel. "Cry out" is the lead track to the band's new album "35xxxv" that's slated for release on February 11. The PV was directed by Shingu Ryohei, who also directed the PV for their single "Mighty Long Fall". Source & Image: natalie

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/19 ~ 1/25

    January 28, 2015 @ 1:37 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for January 19 to 25. Check out the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Dead or Alive" - KAT-TUN : 1/21 (191,505)2. "WAKE ME TONIGHT" - JYJ : 1/21 (135,556)3. "Shiroi Kiseki" - B1A4 : 1/21 (68,877)4. "FANTASY" - w-inds. : 1/21 (34,213)5. "Very Good (Japanese Version)" - Block B : 1/21 (33,576)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe!" - AKB48 : 1/21 (

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  • Kashiwagi Yuki sings comedian duo Kumamushi's 'Attakaindakara♪'

    January 28, 2015 @ 1:23 am

    A video clip of Kashiwagi Yuki (AKB48, NMB48) singing comedian duo Kumamushi's "Attakaindakara♪" has been uploaded onto YouTube. Kumamushi will make their CD debut with "Attakaindakara♪" on February 4. In the video clip, Kashiwagi is first introduced by Kumamushi, then sings the chorus with hand motions. Source: natalie

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  • Shinohara Ryoko's 'Unfair' series to end with a new movie

    January 27, 2015 @ 3:45 pm

    It's been announced that Shinohara Ryoko's popular "Unfair" series will be coming back with a new movie which is slated for release in September.The new movie "Unfair the end" will be the final of the entire series. "Unfair" first started as a TV drama back in January 2006. After that, 3 special dramas were made, as well as 2 movie adaptations. It revolves around a shrewd police detective, Yukihira Natsumi (Shinohara) who is a divorced mother a

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 1/23~1/25

    January 27, 2015 @ 1:13 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 January 23rd to January 25th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 1/23 – Friday 12.3%(1.8%) – 19:00-20:54 – Zurui Yatsura wo Hanasunai! Special 11.4%(3.1%) – 21:00-22:54 – (Movie) Lup

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  • KAT-TUN achieve their 23rd consecutive No.1 single

    January 27, 2015 @ 2:24 am

    Popular group KAT-TUN released their 23rd single "Dead or Alive" on January 21, and they've found themselves at the top of Oricon's single ranking. The new single's first week sales reached 192,000 copies, and it allowed the group to grab the No.1 spot on Oricon's single weekly ranking."Dead or Alive" is their 23rd consecutive chart-topping single since their debut song "Real Face" (released in March 2006), and they are ranked in second place for

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  • AKB48's new album sells over 740,000 copies in the first week

    January 27, 2015 @ 2:22 am

    Popular idol group AKB48's 6th album "Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe!" (went on sale on January 21) sold 747,000 copies during the release week, and it topped Oricon's latest album weekly ranking.This is the group's 3rd consecutive album that marked the first week sales of over 700,000 copies. This is also their 4th consecutive album to hit No.1 after "Koko ni Ita Koto" (June 2011), "1830m" (August 2012), and "Tsugi no Ashiato" (January 2014),

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  • NMB48 members appear as guests at cooking competition finals

    January 27, 2015 @ 1:46 am

    On January 25, NMB48 members Kishino Rika (20), Kinoshita Haruna (16), and Ishizuka Akari (17) appeared as guests for the final round of the national parent-child cooking competition. The competition was held at the hu+gMUSEUM in Nishi-ku, Osaka.    The trio joined 15 pairs of parent-child duos in making Ehou-maki (Sushi roll). Ishizuka included ham and corn in her roll which served as the "ehou-maki center". She expressed her desire to make

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