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  • Former Morning Musume member Ichii Sayaka applies for 'Otona AKB48 audition'

    April 3, 2014 @ 1:29 am

    Former Morning Musume member Ichii Sayaka (30) revealed on her official blog that she has applied for "Otona AKB48 Audition".  "Otona AKB48 Audition" is a part of Ezaki Glico's "Papico 2014 Spring Campaign" which AKB48 has been the image character for, and they are recruiting one limited-time member (during April 12 ~ August 31) who is over 30 years old. The qualification needed was that one had to be a woman over 30-years-old as

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  • Kiritani Kenta announces his marriage + expecting his 1st child

    April 3, 2014 @ 1:26 am

    On April 2, actor Kiritani Kenta (34) announced on his official blog that he has registered his marriage with a non-celebrity woman he has been dating for some time. With the blog entry titled "resolution", Kiritani revealed that his wife is a 29-year-old woman who is very motherly, calm, and kind at heart. He wrote, "I first met her 4 years ago, and we got closer with each other slowly, but got really close at the end of last year. I

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/26~4/2

    April 2, 2014 @ 5:25 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 26th to April 2nd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "S.A.K.U.R.A." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 03 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 05 - "Hot Stuff" -

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 03/29~03/30

    April 1, 2014 @ 8:34 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – March 29/30 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 03) 02 (02) Eiga Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyou (Weeks: 04) 03 (00) Heisei Riders vs. Showa Riders (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) The Snow White Murder Case (Weeks: 01) 05 (00) Team Batista Final Kerberos no Shozo (Weeks: 01) 06 (04) Eiga Precure All Stars New Stage 3 (W

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 03/24~03/30

    April 1, 2014 @ 8:32 pm

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report giving you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out the most recent ratings from March 24th to March 30th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 03/24 – Monday 14.0%(?.?%) – 20:00-20:43 – NHK News 7 07.8%(2.7%) – 19:30-20:43 – Sekai Isan Dream Taiketsu! 09.3%(2.3%) – 21:00-22:

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  • GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE reveal PV for 5th single 'NEVER LET YOU GO'

    April 1, 2014 @ 4:35 pm

    GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE has revealed the PV for their 5th single "NEVER LET YOU GO" that's scheduled to be released on April 23."NEVER LET YOU GO" is described as a refreshing love song that's perfect for the spring season. [CD][CD+DVD][One Coin][Track List]01. NEVER LET YOU GO02. REVOLVER03. NEVER LET YOU GO (Instrumental)04. REVOLVER (Instrumental)Special bonus trackHOT SHOT (English version)・DVDNEVER LET YOU GO (Music video)Source &

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  • Nogizaka46's Shinuchi Mai appointed as 'OL idol'

    April 1, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

    It's been revealed that Nogizaka46's Shinuchi Mai will be active as an 'OL idol' (OL stands for office lady).   Shinuchi joined Nogizaka46 as its 2nd generation member last year, and was promoted to a regular member in March. She graduated from college this spring, and starting this month, she will will enter the work force while continuing her idol activities.On April 1st, Shinuchi attended the company's welcoming ceremony in Tokyo, where she t

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  • ATSUSHI to not participate in upcoming EXILE TRIBE dome tour

    April 1, 2014 @ 5:06 am

    It's been announced that EXILE's ATSUSHI will not be participating in EXILE TRIBE's dome tour 'EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR LIVE TOUR: TOWER OF WISH 2014', which starts this fall. ATSUSHI explained, "In order to make EXILE shine more than ever and to evolve EXILE TRIBE as a whole, I want to see EXILE and EXILE TRIBE objectively." He continued, "By viewing from a fans' point of view, which is different from the scenery seen on stage, I believe th

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  • Kis-My-Ft2's 1st single collection album tops Oricon weekly ranking

    April 1, 2014 @ 3:14 am

    Popular group Kis-My-Ft2's first single collection album "HIT! HIT! HIT!" (released on March 26) topped Oricon's latest weekly ranking within the first week of its release, selling 218,000 copies. This marked their third consecutive chart-topping album since the first one "Kis-My-1st" (released in March 2012). Including both male/female group/solo categories, no one has topped the album chart 3 consecutive times since Superfly last achieved

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  • NMB48 top Oricon weekly single ranking with first week sales of 400,000+ copies

    April 1, 2014 @ 1:26 am

    Idol group NMB48's 9th single "Takane no Ringo" (released March 26) sold 407,000 copies in the first week and topped Oricon's weekly ranking.This is the group's 5th consecutive chart-topping single (8th in total), and the first week sales for this single surpassed their previous single's, which was 375,000 copies.One of the coupling tracks of the single is "Isshuukan, Zenbu ga Getsuyoubi nara Iinoni..." that was composed by THE ALFEE's Takamizawa

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