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  • Takeuchi Mariya announces first original album in 7 years

    May 15, 2014 @ 2:48 am

    Takeuchi Mariya has announced that she will release a new album titled "TRAD" on September 3.  "TRAD" will be Takeuchi's first album since releasing "Denim" about 7 years and 3 months ago in May 2007. Her upcoming album will feature a total of 15 songs including "En no Ito", which was picked up as the theme song for NHK's morning drama 'Dan Dan'. The album's limited edition will come with a DVD containing PVs as well as unreleased live foot

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 5/5 ~ 5/11

    May 15, 2014 @ 2:46 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for May 5-11. Check out the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]01. "Naite mo Iindayo" - Momoiro Clover Z : 5/8 (66,854)02. "Donna Toki mo Zutto" - μ's : 5/8 (45,487)03. "GUTS!" - Arashi : 4/30 (43,778)04. "Rising Hope" - LiSA : 5/7 (29,820)05. "Neguse" - creephyp : 5/7 (13,864)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]01. "Anna to Yuki no Joou (Frozen) Original Soundtrack" - Various Artists

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  • Jacket covers for Berryz Kobo's 35th single revealed

    May 14, 2014 @ 9:14 pm

    The jacket covers for Berryz Kobo's new single "Ai wa Itsumo Kimi no Naka ni / Futsuu, Idol 10-nen Yatterannai Desho!?" have been revealed. Berryz Kobo's 35th single will be released on June 4 in 5 different types: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, Limited Edition C, Regular Edition A, and Regular Edition B. The artwork for Limited Editions A & C, and Regular Edition A are based on "Ai wa Itsumo Kimi no Naka ni",

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  • Violinist Miyamoto Emiri gives birth to her first child

    May 14, 2014 @ 9:13 pm

    It's been reported that violinist Miyamoto Emiri gave birth to her first child on May 12.  Miyamoto reported the birth of her 2604g (5 lb 11 oz) baby girl through her official blog. "It was a little earlier than expected, but I'm filled with joy and happiness to meet my dear daughter like this," she expressed. She also thanked the doctors, her family, staff, friends, and fans for their support. "I want to start anew one step at a time," she conc

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  • Kimura Kaela added to artist line up for 'MTV VMAJ'

    May 14, 2014 @ 4:54 pm

    It's been announced that Kimura Kaela has been added to the artist line up for MTV's music awards ceremony 'MTV VMAJ 2014' which will be held on June 14 at Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba Prefecture. This will be Kimura's first live performance since March 2013. Already announced live acts include GLAY, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Miura Daichi, and Hatsune Miku.  In addition, Shishido Kavka and Horan Chiaki will be making appearances as the guest celebritie

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 5/10~5/11

    May 14, 2014 @ 1:21 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – May 10/11 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 09) 02 (02) Thermae Romae II (Weeks: 03) 03 (03) Meitantei Conan Ijigen no Sniper (Weeks: 04) 04 (04) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Weeks: 03) 05 (05) Aibou: The Movie III (Weeks: 03) 06 (00) WOOD JOB! Kamusari Nana Nichijo (Weeks: 01) 07 (06) Crayon Shin-chan: Gachi

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  • Sheena Ringo reveals PV for 'Seishun no Mabataki'

    May 14, 2014 @ 5:04 am

    Sheena Ringo is getting ready to release her self-cover album "Gyakuyunyu ~Kouwankyoku~" on May 27, and she's revealed the PV for one of the tracks titled "Seishun no Mabataki". Sheena provided "Seishun no Mabataki" to Kuriyama Chiaki back in 2011, and she performed it during Tokyo Jihen's last live in February 2012. The self-cover was arranged by Tomita Keiichi. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Oshima Yuko's graduation performance day changed to June 9

    May 14, 2014 @ 4:59 am

    On May 13, AKB48 announced through their official blog that Oshima Yuko's graduation performance has been changed from June 2 to June 9.  Originally, Oshima had planned to graduate at AKB48 Theater on June 2 after holding various events such as her graduation ceremony in March at National Olympic Stadium and her Kanshasai. However, her graduation ceremony at National Olympic Stadium was canceled due to stormy weather. The make-up for t

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  • KAT-TUN to hold their 1st nation-wide tour in over 2 years

    May 14, 2014 @ 3:27 am

    It was announced that KAT-TUN would hold their first nationwide tour in 2 years and 3 months. This will also mark their first tour since they became a 4-member group after Tanaka Koki's withdrawal. The group will kick off the tour on July 8 at Tokyo International Forum, which was the venue they held their first solo live in August 2002 before their CD debut. The live concert became a legend for the fans as a total of 550,

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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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