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  • FLOWER FLOWER to release a mini album representing the 4 seasons

    January 15, 2015 @ 2:51 am

    FLOWER FLOWER will release their new mini album "Shiki" on February 18.The new album will include "Haru" (Spring), "Natsu" (Summer), "Aki" (Fall), and "Fuyu" (Winter), which were used as the theme songs for movie 'Little Forest' and a postlude. In addition, the Limited Edition will come with an interlude between each track and a DVD containing video clips for each song. [Limited Edition]CD01. Haru02. entr'acte 103. Natsu04. entr'acte 205. Ak

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  • Sexy Zone to release their 3rd album in March

    January 15, 2015 @ 2:48 am

    Sexy Zone will release their third album (currently untitled) on March 11.The album's track list will be comprised of the group's singles since their second album "Sexy Second", including as "King & Queen & Joker", "Otoko never give up", and "Kimi ni HITOMEBORE" as well as brand new group songs from the 5 members, 3 main members (Sato Shori, Nakajima Kento, Kikuchi Fuma), and solo numbers for a total of 16 songs. It will be released in

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  • SID bassist AKi unleashes short PV for 'FREAK SHOW'

    January 15, 2015 @ 2:46 am

    SID bassist AKi will release his first solo album "ARISE" on January 28. He's unleashed the short PV for one of the album songs, "FREAK SHOW", through Danger Crue Records' official YouTube channel. "FREAK SHOW" is an edgy rock tune that AKi released as a free download back in December. The PV was produced by film production company MAZRI. It features AKi's performance with appearances by Miyagami Motokatsu (Dr / THE MAD CAPSULE MARKETS

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 1/5 ~ 1/11

    January 15, 2015 @ 2:25 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly comic chart for January 5 to 11. Check out the top 5 below!1. "Ao no Exorcist", Volume 14 - Kato Kazue : (401,206)2. "BLEACH", Volume 66 - Kubo Tite : (363,277)3. "ONE PIECE", Volume 76 - Oda Eiichiro : (260,592)4. "Gintama", Volume 57 - Sorachi Hideaki : (234,518)5. "Toriko", Volume 33 - Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi : (192,716)(Check out the full ranking here.)Source: Oricon

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  • KANA-BOON to kick off their nationwide tour in April

    January 15, 2015 @ 2:24 am

    KANA-BOOM will hold a nationwide tour called 'KANA-BOON no Touru Touru Come Touru TOUR 2015 ~Zenkoku Touru Touru Hen~' starting in April. The tour will be held to coincide their new album "TIME" which will be released on January 21. It will kick off on April 4 at Niigata LOTS, and will wrap up on May 21 at Zepp Tokyo for a total of 16 shows at 14 venues. Details on ticket pre-reservations will be included in "TIME". The tour schedule can be seen

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  • NEWS member Kato Shigeaki's novel to be adapted into film

    January 14, 2015 @ 12:56 pm

    On January 13, it was announced that NEWS member Kato Shigeaki's (27) first novel 'Pink and Grey' will be adopted into film, with Hey! Say! JUMP's Nakajima Yuto (21) starring as the lead.   'Pink and Grey' was published in 2012 with 160,000 copies issued; the novel is set in the entertainment world. The protagonist is an unknown actor, while his friend is a famous actor who dies in front of him. The film adaptation will be directed

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  • ONE OK ROCK's new song to be used in J-WAVE's Super Bowl special program

    January 14, 2015 @ 3:57 am

    ONE OK ROCK's new song "Cry out" will be used as the theme song for J-WAVE's special program "J-WAVE SPECIAL SUPER BOWL XLIX RADIO supported by Audi". "Cry out" will be included in ONE OK ROCK's new album "35xxxv", which will be released on February 11. "J-WAVE SPECIAL SUPER BOWL XLIX RADIO supported by Audi" is a live broadcast program of NFL's 'SUPER BOWL XLIX' featuring commentaries from the members of the band. There will be a chanc

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  • Amuro Namie transfers to Avex's Dimension Point

    January 14, 2015 @ 3:56 am

    Amuro Namie has ended her contract with Rising Production as of January 14 and has signed a new contract with Dimension Point. Dimension Point was established within Avex about 2 years ago. While she's been releasing her works under Dimension Point since then, they will also be in charge of management with this new transfer effective January 15.  In a press release, Avex stated, "Music production, promotions, live activities, and busin

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  • Details on EXILE ATSUSHI's new single 'Sakura no Kisetsu' revealed

    January 14, 2015 @ 3:55 am

    EXILE ATSUSHI will release a new single, titled "Sakura no Kisetsu", on February 4.This song was originally included in ATSUSHI's album "Love Ballade", and it was used as the set music for the junior high school division of 'The 81st Nationwide Contest of Music sponsored by NHK'. Besides the original and instrumental tracks, the single will include a chorus version sung by the NHK Tokyo Children's Choir and a music box ve

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  • BABYMETAL become the youngest female artists to top Oricon Blu-ray Ranking

    January 14, 2015 @ 2:30 am

    Three-member metal and dance unit BABYMETAL recently released their first Budokan concert (in March 2014) CD "Live at Budokan ~Red Night~" and came in at 3rd place on the Oricon Album Ranking. This is the first time in 24 years and 7 months that a Japanese female group's live concert album has made it into the top 3 on the album charts since Wink's "Shining Star". Furthermore, the concert DVD "Live at Budokan ~Red Night & Black Night Apocalypse~"

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