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  • Oda Yuji to become a father

    September 25, 2014 @ 4:06 pm

    It's been reported that actor Oda Yuji (46) will become a father this year. According to his agency, his wife (35) is currently 8-months pregnant and is scheduled to give birth in November. The couple has been blessed with their first child after 4 years of marriage.   Oda played his first father role in the drama 'Oh, My Dad!!' which aired on Fuji TV in June of last year. During a press conference, his co-star Suzuki Anju, who played

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  • MIYAVI unveils full PV for 'Real?'

    September 25, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

    MIYAVI has uploaded the full PV for his new song "Real?" onto his official YouTube channel. "Real?" was the title track to MIYAVI's latest single that he released on September 10. Directed by Imai Toshihiko, the PV has simple yet cool footage featuring MIYAVI performing and having fun.Source: natalie

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 9/15 ~ 9/21

    September 25, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly comic chart for September 15 to 24. Check out the top 5 below. 1. "Kimi ni Todoke", Volume 22 - Shiina Karuho : (251,434)2. "FAIRY TAIL", Volume 45 - Mashima Hiro : (245,113)3. "ONE PIECE", Volume 75 - Oda Eiichiro : (178,181)4. "Daiya no Ace", Volume 43 - Terajima Yuji : (156,896)5. "Skip Beat!", Volume 35 - Nakamura Yoshiki : (114,191)(Check out the full ranking here.)Source: Oricon

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  • Oshima Yuko takes it off for her new photo book

    September 25, 2014 @ 2:19 am

    On September 24, actress Oshima Yuko held a release event for her new photo book 'Nugiyagare!'.This is Oshima's first photo book after graduating from AKB48. When asked about her degree of satisfaction with the photo book, Oshima responded, "[Hiroiki] Ariyoshi-san gave me a 3.8 out of 5. On Tabelog [restaurant review site], that is pretty good." However, she also said, "He said the best shots were the ones you can't see my face. That me

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  • The Gospellers to release a Christmas single

    September 25, 2014 @ 12:07 am

    The Gospellers will release their new single "Christmas Choir" on November 19.The group recently released their album "The Gospellers Now" on September 17, and will be celebrating their 20th debut anniversary on December 21. As the title suggests, their upcoming single "Christmas Choir" will have a Christmas theme. It will be available for purchase in both limited and regular editions.  In the past, The Gospellers have released Christmas-related

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  • S/mileage to add new members + change group name

    September 25, 2014 @ 12:05 am

    S/mileage has announced that they will add new members and change their group name.This was announced through 'Hello! Sta' which was broadcast via YouTube on September 24. Both the addition of new members and name change was suggested by Wada Ayaka and Fukuda Kanon. It was decided after negotiation with Tsunku♂ and the staff. The new members will be chosen out of Hello! Project Kenshusei, while the group's new name will be chosen from submission

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  • Superfly to sing theme song for season 3 of 'Doctor X'

    September 25, 2014 @ 12:04 am

    It's been revealed that Superfly will sing the theme song for TV Asahi's drama 'Doctor X ~Gekai・Daimon Michiko~' starting October 9. 'Doctor X ~Gekai・Daimon Michiko~' is a medical drama starring actress Yonekura Ryoko. Season 1 aired back in 2012 and season 2 in 2013, both receiving high viewer ratings. The 3rd season will be set at a national advanced medical care center and it will continue to portray the struggles of 'Daimon Michiko' as a free

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to provide theme song for movie 'Kuragehime'

    September 24, 2014 @ 4:53 pm

    It's been revealed that SEKAI NO OWARI will be providing their song "Mermaid Rhapsody" as the theme song for the movie 'Kuragehime' that's scheduled to open in theaters nationwide on December 27. 'Kuragehime' is based on a manga series by Higashimura Akiko. It will star Nounen Rena, Suda Masaki, Ohta Rina, Babazono Azusa, and Shinohara Tomoe. SEKAI NO OWARI visited the movie's set upon receiving the offer to sing its theme song. There, they were

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  • 53 girls recruited for 'Baito AKB' + to appear in CM

    September 24, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

    53 girls have been recruited for 'Baitoru' and AKB48's collaboration project 'Baito AKB'.  The project was announced on August 10 which is also known as 'Baitoru Day'. Successful candidates will sign part time contract with AKS and will participate in concerts and handshake events as a member of AKB48 for 1,000 yen per hour. Out of 13,246 applicants, 53 of them passed the 1st, 2nd, and final examinations. They are scheduled to appear in a new CM

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 9/15 ~ 9/21

    September 24, 2014 @ 2:17 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for September 15 to 21. Check out the results below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "THE REVOLUTION" - EXILE TRIBE : 8/20 (156,271)2. "Midaretemina" - 2PM : 9/17 (95,097)3. "Choito Kimagure Wataridori" - Hikawa Kiyoshi : 9/17 (53,132)4. "Omoide Breaker" - Lead : 9/17 (43,227)5. "Sayonara no Mae ni" - AAA : 9/17 (25,018)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "TRAD" - Takeuchi Mariya : 9/10 (

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