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  • Arashi's Ohno Satoshi and Aiba Masaki dress up as folklore ogres in new Nissan CM

    August 1, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

    Arashi’s Ohno Satoshi and Aiba Masaki appeared at the CM presentation for Nissan’s Serena S-Hybrid line of cars on August 1st. The two were dressed up as Namahage (folklore ogres) in the CM, so they appeared as Namahage for the CM presentation and were making battle cries as they went on stage. When they got to the middle of the stage, the two of them took of their masks and Ohno remarked cheekily, “It’s actually me” while Aiba asked the aud

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  • AKB48 to invite 30 viewers to a dinner party in 2013

    August 1, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    It was reported on August 1st that AKB48 will be inviting 30 viewers to a dinner party as a special project on their show, “Bimyo~na Tobira AKB48 no Gachi Chare” “Bimyo~na Tobira Akb48 no Gachi Chare” is a documentary variety program produced by Akimoto Yasushi that started showing on video transmission service, Hikari TV in June. In the program, AKB members take on tough challenges that help them explore new possibilities for themselves.

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  • Tohoshinki tops Oricon DVD weekly charts in its first week of release

    August 1, 2012 @ 5:52 pm

    Popular Korean group Tohoshinki released their latest DVD “Tohoshinki LIVE TOUR 2012 ~TONE~” on July 25th. The DVD sold 151,000 copies in its first week of sales and took the #1 spot on the August 6th Oricon weekly DVD ranking. Their previous DVD also clinched the top place in its first week of release, and this makes Tohoshinki the first overseas group to rank #1 on the DVD rankings two times in a row. In total, Tohoshinki has four chart

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 07/25~07/31

    August 1, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of July 25th to July 31st. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "HEART BEAT" - Kato Miliyah 02/(01) "GO FOR IT !!" - Nishino Kana  03/(02) "Believe" - Che'Nelle 04/(00) "BOW & ARROWS" - EXILE 05/(00) "Ano Sora no Hoshi no You ni..." - E

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  • Vote for your favorite AKB song to be made into a Music Video!

    August 1, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    It was reported on July 31st that fans will be able to vote for an AKB48 song to be made into a music video (MV), and the #1 song in the poll will be made into a brand new MV. According to sources from KING RECORDS, only songs released by AKB48 and songs that do not already have an MV are eligible for voting. This includes all coupling songs and songs from their performances but do not includes songs from sister groups such as SKE48 or sub

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  • Oricon weekly charts for 7/23 ~ 7/29

    August 1, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for July 23-29. Check it out below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "ER" - Eight Ranger : 07/25 (330,854) 2. "BOW & ARROWS" - EXILE : 07/25 (95,250) 3. "Otona Jelly Beans" - Watanabe Mayu : 07/25 (87,993) 4. "777 ~We can sing a song!~" - AAA : 07/25 (35,806) 5. "Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Shining All Star CD (Rainbow☆Dream)" - Various Artists : 07/25 (35,015) (Check out

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  • V6's Okada Junichi and actress Eikura Nana to star in Toshokan Sensou

    August 1, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    On July 31, it was announced that V6’s Okada Junichi (31) will star in the science fiction film “Toshokan Sensou” (directed by Sato Shinsuke) that will open during Golden Week of next year. The film is based on Arikawa Hiro’s (40) novel of the same name; the 6-novel series has collectively sold 2,800,000 copies. The novel is set in 2019 Japan when all forms of media – novels, news, film, television, etc. – are controlled strictly and censo

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  • Nagasawa Masami to star in a new drama as a high school teacher

    August 1, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    Actress Nagasawa Masami will be starring in Fuji TV's drama series “Koukou Nyushi (High School Entrance Exam)” as a high school teacher. The drama will start in October, and will be showing every Saturday from 11:10pm onwards. The screenplay is an original script written by bestselling author Minato Kanae, whose works include “Kokuhaku (Confession)”, “Shojo (Young Lady)”, and “Shokuzai (Atonement)”. The story will focus on the day before a

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  • 168 -one sixty eight- holds his first one-man live

    August 1, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    On July 29th, Ayabie vocalist Aoi, with his new solo project 168 -one sixty eight-, held his first one-man live, 'Gekijou Squall', at Akasaka BLITZ. At this concert, it was announced that his next performance, 'Issei Fuubi Chemistry', will be held on January 6th of next year at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo. Because the entrance fee for this concert was only 168 yen (approximately $2.15 USD), tickets sold out in just one day. The entrance fee fo

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  • 9nine attends press conference for 'Evangelion' photo exhibition

    August 1, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    On July 31st, the girls of 9nine attended a press conference for the Neon Genesis Evangelion-themed photo exhibition at Seibu Ikebukuro. For this exhibition, Kawashima Umika cosplayed as Ayanami Rei. "She's a popular character, so I was very nervous that I couldn't eat lunch," she reflected, and continued, "After seeing the picture today, I felt I was able to draw close to her so I was happy." When asked which member is the most like Re

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