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  • Utada Hikaru to provide theme song for NHK morning drama

    January 21, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    Utada Hikaru is making her comeback to the music scene! She will provide the theme song for NHK's new morning drama, titled "Toto Nee-chan", premiering this April.  Starring Takahata Mitsuki, "Toto Nee-chan" is a drama that portrays the life of a young girl who takes care of her mother and younger sister after her father passes away from an illness. Utada revealed through her official Twitter account that she is currently working on one more lin

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  • BAND-MAID Fans Mount Drumstick Campaign For Injured Drummer

    January 21, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    Fans of all-girl Japanese rock group BAND-MAID showered drummer Akane with piles of drumsticks last month, delivered from several countries around the world in support of her recent injury, which stopped her from touring to support the band's latest CD, New Beginning. After 2 months of reduced activities, Akane posted a photo this week to her Twitter account with some of her favorite sticks, which were autographed with get-well messages from

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  • Mannequin Duo FEMM to Release Double Album Through JPU Records

    January 21, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    FEMM, a groundbreaking latex-clad performance duo consisting of mannequins RiRi and LuLa, have announced their first international physical release, "PoW! / L.C.S. + Femm-Isation". The special two-disc package will be released across the UK and Europe through London's JPU Records on March 4, 2016 along with a limited edition "Fxxk Boyz Get Money" t-shirt bundle.Referring to themselves as "dolls with minds", the pair's fusion of empowering electro

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  • Miyazaki Shuto reveals his 'Natsu Dragneel' look for upcoming 'FAIRY TAIL' stage play

    January 20, 2016 @ 4:09 pm

    Mashima Hiro's manga "FAIRY TAIL" will be getting a stage play adaptation, and recently D-BOYS' Miyazaki Shuto, who plays protagonist "Natsu Dragneel," revealed his look as the character. "FAIRY TAIL" is an ongoing manga which began its serialization on Weekly Shonen Magazine back in 2006. It's a battle fantasy where a wizard named "Lucy" encounters "Natsu" --a dragon slayer-- and a blue cat named "Happy." Lucy joins Natsu's guild "FAIRY TAIL",

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 1/15~1/18

    January 20, 2016 @ 10:18 am

    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 15th to January 18th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Kaito Yamaneko === 1/15 – Friday 08.2%(4.4%) – 19:56-20:54 – Nep & Imoto no Sekai Banduke 17.9%(?.?%) –

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  • Kanjani8's Okura Tadayoshi cancels his appearance at concert due to ileus

    January 19, 2016 @ 10:34 am

    On January 17, 7-member idol group Kanjani8 concluded their dome tour "Kanjani8 no Genki ga Deru LIVE!!" at Kyocera dome in Osaka, but unfortunately, member Okura Tadayoshi had to cancel his appearance due to ileus. Okura intended to perform right up to the concert, however, it was canceled after a doctor's judgement. According to a party concerned, Okura was complaining about a stomachache on the 16th, but he appeared on the radi

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 1/16~1/17

    January 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – January 16th/17th 01 (01) Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Weeks: 05) 02 (02) Youkai Watch Movie 2 (Weeks: 05) 03 (00) Paddington (Weeks: 01) 04 (04) Orange (Weeks: 06) 05 (00) Les Saisons (Weeks: 01) 06 (03) Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu-hen (Weeks: 02) 07 (00) In the Heart of the Sea (Weeks: 01

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  • SMAP members talk about recent troubles on live 'SMAP×SMAP' appearance

    January 18, 2016 @ 11:44 am

    On January 18, SMAP members made a live appearance on their Fuji TV program "SMAP×SMAP" and talked about recent trouble.  First of all, Kimura Takuya started with, "It is January 18th 2016 today. We have caused a public uproar since last week about us, SMAP, and we gave worries to so many people. If things kept going, I was afraid that SMAP could break up in midair, so we thought it was important for five of us together to explain to everyone. T

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  • AKB48's last 2nd generation member Kobayashi Kana announces graduation

    January 18, 2016 @ 12:28 am

    AKB48's Kobayashi Kana (Team B) has announced her graduation from the group.Kobayashi made this announcement on January 17th during their event "AKB48 Tandoku Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2016" at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. She decided to graduate this year as she has reached her 10 year mark since joining the group. "I plan on doing what I can do," she said.  Kobayashi is the last 2nd generation member in AKB48. Among all members, she has appeared

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  • THE BAWDIES to hold their first outdoor live

    January 18, 2016 @ 12:26 am

    THE BAWDIES will hold two outdoor lives, titled "SHOUT OUT LOUD", this year.On June 18th, they will perform at Osaka Castle Open-Air Concert Hall and on July 2nd at Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall. This will be the band's first solo outdoor lives. Ticket pre-reservations can be made via their official mobile site until February 1st at 11:59 pm.  [SHOUT OUT LOUD!]Saturday, June 18 - Osaka Castle Open-Air Concert Hall (Osaka

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