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  • miwa to provide theme song for upcoming drama, 'Rich Man, Poor Woman'

    June 27, 2012 @ 5:38 am

    It's been revealed that singer-songwriter miwa will be providing her new song, "Hikari e", as the theme song for the upcoming Fuji TV drama, 'Rich Man, Poor Woman'. This is miwa's first time being in charge of the theme song for a "Getsu9" drama. In the drama, actress Ishihara Satomi plays the heroine, a senior in college. Producer Masumoto Jun showed confidence saying, "[Miwa] observed the heroine's feelings from a closer standpoint than

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – June 22nd~June 24th

    June 27, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    [caption id="attachment_248853" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – June 22nd~June 24th"][/caption] Four more dramas bid farewell to the spring season. Last week, 'Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose' (TBS) experienced a positive development on Friday, but it all went down in vain again with its final episode this week. It surprisingly lost 2.1% and dropped down to a new personal low of 8.1%. Not the best way to see

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  • dwango reveals half-year ranking for music downloads

    June 27, 2012 @ 3:16 am

    dwango Mobile, a music download service primarily for Android smartphones, has just revealed its ringtone download ranking for the first half of 2012! The results include songs downloaded between January 1st and June 15th onto both cell phones and smartphones, and are divided into multiple categories: "Full Ringtones", "Overall", "K-Pop", and "Nico Nico Music". Check out the ranking under and see where your favorite songs of 2012 have ran

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  • Berryz Kobo reveals new profile shots for upcoming single, "cha cha SING"!

    June 27, 2012 @ 1:39 am

    Idol group Berryz Kobo has just revealed new profile pictures for their upcoming single "cha cha SING" on their official Hello! Project page! Berryz Kobo will be releasing their twenty-ninth single "cha cha SING" on  July 25th in four versions: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD+DVD), Limited Edition C (CD-only), and a regular CD-only version. "cha cha SING" will be a Japanese cover of the popular Thai song "Row Mah SING" by B

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  • the telephones announces nationwide fall tour

    June 27, 2012 @ 12:42 am

    Rock band the telephones has announced that they will be holding their nationwide tour, 'RED HOT DISCO!!!', this fall! For this tour, the telephones will perform in various live houses across Japan with the keywords "approach", "incandescence", and "sweat of passion". Currently, they are scheduled to hold a total of 20 shows, each with a different guest band. The first 4 stops of the tour will be in Saitama, and they will be held as a s

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  • Vanilla Beans holds release event for their first photo book

    June 26, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

    On June 26th, idol unit Vanilla Beans held a release event for their first photo book, 'Gekkan NEO Vanilla Beans'. During this event, member Risa shared that she's "173 centimeters tall (5 ft. 8 in.) with 84 centimeter long legs (2 ft. 9 in.)." She revealed her secret for beautiful legs saying, "After taking a bath, I apply a lot of cream and massage them." In the photo book, the girls "live together" and are seen relaxing in the bedroo

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  • Check out a radio preview of Kikkawa Yu's new song, "17 Sai"!

    June 26, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    A short radio preview of Kikkawa Yu's upcoming song "17 Sai" has been revealed! As tokyohive previously reported, the song is one of the B-sides to her new single "Koko Kara Hajimaru n da!", which will be released on July 11th. The electronic-tinged song is a cheery and upbeat tune highlighting Kikkawa's lovely voice. Check out the preview below and let us know what you think!

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  • Japan Box Office Report – June 23rd/24th

    June 26, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    [caption id="attachment_247205" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(2) 'Hotaru no Hikari' / (1) 'Snow White and the Huntsman' / (3) 'Men in Black III'"][/caption] 'Snow White' remains on top, 'LOVE Masao-kun ga Iku!' opens in at fifth place. 'Snow White and the Huntsman' was able to hold its position at the top for its second weekend and the same goes for the rest of top four, which are all distributed by Toho.

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  • Idol group StyLipS reveals short PV for "Choose me Darling"

    June 26, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    Lantis' Seiyuu (voice actor) unit StyLipS have just revealed the short PV for their upcoming single, "Choose me Darling"! The sweet and upbeat song rings of summer with its bright sound and cheerful music video, which features the girls performing in marine-inspired outfits by the pool, colorful solo shots, and tons of cuteness all around. The single will be released on August 22nd in both a limited CD+DVD version and a regular CD-only ver

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  • Wonder Girls reveal track list + covers for Japanese debut, "Nobody for Everybody"

    June 26, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

    Korean idol group Wonder Girls have just unveiled the track list and covers for their first Japanese mini-album, "Nobody for Everybody"! The group will be making their debut on July 25th with all new versions of their hit song "Nobody". The mini-album will feature not only a Japanese version of the song, but also new recordings of the Korean and English versions. Fans of the Wonder Girls can purchase three different versions of the mini-al

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