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  • urbangarde to release new single, "Sayonara Subculture"

    July 25, 2012 @ 3:50 am

    It's been revealed that rock band urbangarde will be releasing their new single, "Sayonara Subculture", on September 19th. At the moment, only the title and release date for this single has been confirmed. Further details will be revealed at a later date. Additionally, urbangarde will be embarking on a nationwide tour starting in October. The tour is tentatively called 'urbangarde Byouki no Sairai Tour', and the band is scheduled to hol

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – July 20th~July 22nd

    July 25, 2012 @ 1:55 am

    [caption id="attachment_255967" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – July 20th~July 22nd"][/caption] This weekend was all about the FNS 27-Hour TV, the baseball all-star game, the 141st Open Championship, a J-League charity match, and some dramas that were struggling to hold their ground in between (if they even aired in the first place). Fans of 'Boys on the Run' (TV Asahi) had to skip this Friday due to the

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  • AAA reveals jacket covers for "777-TRIPLE SEVEN-"

    July 25, 2012 @ 12:34 am

    AAA has revealed the jacket covers for their upcoming album, "777-TRIPLE SEVEN-"! "777-TRIPLE SEVEN-" is the group's 7th original album, and it will be released to celebrate their 7th year anniversary. It will contain a total of 12 tracks including their hit singles "Charge&Go!", "Sailing", and "Still Love You". The album will come in 5 different versions: CD+2DVD Limited Edition, CD+Blu-ray Limited Edition, CD+DVD Regular Edition,

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  • LITE announces tour in the United States

    July 24, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    Instrumental rock band LITE has announced that they will be touring the United States in October! It's been about a year and a half since LITE last toured the U.S. For their upcoming tour, the band will kick off on October 3rd in Salt Lake City, traveling across the country for a total of 10 shows. Mike Watt's project, mike watt + the missingmen will be joining LITE for this tour. LITE is also scheduled to make appearances in the upcomi

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  • Berryz Kobo's Tsugunaga Momoko reveals PV for "Momochi! Yurushite Nyan♡Taisou"!

    July 24, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    Tsugunaga Momoko, member of the Hello! Project idol group Berryz Kobo, has revealed the PV for her solo song "Momochi! YurushiteNyan♡Taisou"! As tokyohive previously reported, the adorable song is the B-side to the group's 29th single, "cha cha SING". The PV is a simple one that leans on Tsugunaga's natural cuteness, which she pulls out full force with the endearing choreography and and melody. Check out the PV for yourself below!

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  • Official cover singer for AKB48, GILLE takes #7 spot on Oricon weekly chart with debut album

    July 24, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    Female singer GILLE (26) released her debut album "I AM GILLE." on July 18th and it took the 7th spot on the July 30th Oricon weekly ranking by selling 18,000 copies in it's first week of sales. This is a big achievement for GILLE. Her two singles released last year under her previous stage-name of "TASHA gee" did not even make it in the TOP 200 list. "I AM GILLE." comprises completely of English songs, some of which are covers of popular Jap

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  • Japan Box Office Report – July 21st/22nd

    July 24, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    [caption id="attachment_255713" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki' / (01) 'BRAVE HEARTS: UMIZARU' / (03) 'Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes'"][/caption] 'Umizaru' stays on top, while Hosoda Mamoru's anime 'Ookami Kodomo' emerges victorious against Disney Pixar's 3D CGI animation 'Brave'. As expected, it was impossible to snatch away the top spot from 'BRAVE HEARTS: UMIZARU' just y

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  • PASSPO☆ reveals full PV for "Natsuzora HANABI"

    July 24, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    Idol group PASSPO☆ has revealed the full PV for their upcoming single, "Natsuzora HANABI"! PASSPO☆'s 5th single is an upbeat summer love song and it was picked up as the theme song for the summer event, 'Shiodome 2012'. It's slated for release on August 15th. Check out the PV below! Tip: joe.oppa

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  • avex opens audition for a new kind of idol group made up of juvenile delinquents

    July 24, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    avex is currently taking applications from juvenile delinquent girls (known as 'yankees') in the country for the "'Yankee' Idol Audition". They're calling for these girls to try venting their excessive passion and energy in the idol scene. Members that are selected will debut as the first idol group managed by newly created label "Bari Bari Records". This audition will fully develop the delinquents’ potential to create the ultimate "Toug

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  • Kuwata Keisuke's solo album sells over 430,000 copies, tops Oricon weekly chart

    July 24, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    The solo special album of Kuwata Keisuke of Southern All Stars, "I LOVE YOU –now & forever-" went on shelves on July 18th and sold 432,000 copies in its first week of sales. The album ranked #1 on Oricon's July 30th weekly rankings. Including this album, Kuwata has topped the weekly ranking the third consecutive time with his solo albums. The first was his best-of album, "TOP OF THE POPS" released in 2002 and the second was his comeba

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