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  • NIGHTMARE reveals PV preview for "RAY OF LIGHT"

    November 1, 2011 @ 6:21 pm

    As reported previously, rock band NIGHTMARE will be releasing a new self-titled album "NIGHTMARE" on November 23rd, and this is their first original album in over 2 years since they last released "majestical parade" back in May of 2009.  You can check the details on the upcoming album on our previous post here. Recently, they revealed the PV preview for one of the lead tracks for the upcoming album "RAY OF LIGHT" on avex official YouTube c

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  • Want to make a baby with AKB48? Oshima Yuko attends press conference for "AKB OFFICIAL NET"

    November 1, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    On October 31st, Oshima Yuko attended a press conference for AKB48's official internet provider service, "AKB OFFICIAL NET".

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  • Kahara Tomomi to make a return to the Entertainment Industry

    November 1, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    Kahara Tomomi who has been on hiatus since 2007, and is currently living abroad, announced that she is making her return to the Entertainment Industry.  The announcement was made through her brother's blog which was updated on October 30th with an entry titled "To the fans."  According to the blog entry she wrote, "I have decided to go back to Japan within the year, and also to return to the entertainment industry. I've been taking voice trai

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  • JAMOSA and U-KISS release preview for "Together"

    November 1, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

    Earlier, we reported that R&B singer JAMOSA was teaming up with Korean singers Kevin and Eli from U-KISS for her new single, "Together". On October 31st, avex shared a making-of video from the set of her PV, giving fans a glimpse into the future release. JAMOSA is seen chilling with her collaborators on set, and during her interview portion, she made them duck their heads with embarrassment with her compliments. Meanwhile, Kevin and Eli

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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION to release new single + best-of album

    November 1, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    Rock band ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION will be releasing their new single, "Marching Band", on November 30th. As tokyohive previously reported, "Marching Band" was written as the CM song for Shinken Zemi High School Course. It's described as a support song with a straightforward message that will encourage all those who listen to it. For its coupling tracks, the single will include "N2", a song that features the crisp guitar play of Kita Ke

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  • Moon Troupe's Aono Yuki to leave Takarazuka Revue

    November 1, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    On October 31st, Takarazuka Revue (an all-female musical troupe based in Hyogo prefecture) announced that Moon Troupe's Musumeyaku top star, Aono Yuki, will leave the company in April. The announcement came as a shock to Moon Troupe's fans, especially since the Otokoyaku top star, Kiriya Hiromu, also announced her retirement in April. Consequently, the top pair will leave the company at the same time. Aono made her stage debut in 2004 with

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  • Ando Yuko reveals PV for "Kagayakashiki Hibi"

    November 1, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    Singer-songwriter Ando Yuko has revealed the PV for her upcoming single, "Kagayakashiki Hibi"! "Kagayakashiki Hibi" is scheduled for release on November 30th, and will serve as the theme song for NHK's drama, "Kare, Otto, Otoko Tomodachi". Though the PV was shot during her pregnancy, Ando still managed to stun with her natural charm. The single will be available in Chaku-Uta form starting November 1st. Check out the PV below!

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  • October 31st performances from 'Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ'

    November 1, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    This week's episode of 'Hey!Hey!Hey! Music Champ' featured appearances from only three artist. AKB48's sub-unit, French Kiss, kicked off the show with "Saisho no Mail" and were followed by Korean groups SHINee and KARA. Unfortunately, KARA did not perform; instead, they had a short segment on the girls' favorite desserts. Check them out after the jump! - < French Kiss - 'Saisho no Mail' > - < SHINee - 'LUCIFER' &g

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  • PUFFY reveals track list for their best-of album

    November 1, 2011 @ 5:19 am

    Pop duo PUFFY has revealed the track list for their upcoming best-of album, "15", which will hit stores on November 23rd. The best-of album will hold a total of 39 songs over two discs. DISC 1 will be titled "PUFFY Choice", and will contain a collection of 20 singles. Meanwhile, DISC 2, titled "AMI YUMI Choice", will contain coupling tracks, album songs, and collaboration numbers. To celebrate the release of the album, PUFFY will hold a

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  • ZONE's TOMOKA to leave showbiz due to poor health condition

    November 1, 2011 @ 3:29 am

    It's been reported that ZONE's TOMOKA (Vo, G, Key) would be leaving the entertainment industry due to her poor health condition. As a result, MIYU (Vo, G) and MAIKO (Vo, C) will continue their activities as a two-person band. In August, ZONE made their comeback for a month, which marked 10 years since the release of their single, "secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~". Then, at their comeback live, the ladies announced that they would extend th

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