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  • PV preview for AKB48's upcoming single "UZA" revealed

    October 3, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    The PV preview to AKB48's upcoming single "UZA" that is set for release on October 31st has been revealed. The song is a dance number that expresses the "Uzai (=annoying)" feeling that you tend to restrain yourself in love.  It is also said to have the “highest degree of difficulty in AKB48 history”, as the girls kept taking dance lessons for about 2~3 weeks until the day before the shooting. This music video was directed by Joseph Kahn

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 09/26~10/02

    October 3, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of September 26th to October 2nd. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(07) "Beautiful life" - Fukuyama Masaharu 02/(02) "366 Nichi" - Shimizu Shota feat. Nagasone Izumi (HY)  03/(01) "Hikari e" - miwa 04/(10) "Be Strong" - Nishino Kana 05/(05)

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  • Ono Erena holds release event for her 2nd single

    October 3, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

    On October 2nd, former AKB48 member Ono Erena (18) appeared at a commemorative sales event for her second single “Erenyan” at the  Akiba☆Sofmap No.1 in Akihabara, Tokyo. In tandem with her lyrics about the love of a girl from a cat’s point of view, she appeared at the event in cosplay dressed up as a white cat.  She spoke about Akihabara by stating, “It is my favorite place.  Because a lot of people gather here, I can meet a lot of people

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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION to provide the theme song for Kora Kengo's new movie

    October 3, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    It's been revealed that ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION will be providing the theme song for the upcoming film, 'Yokomichi Yonosuke' (February 2013 release). The film is a story about youth that's based on an award winning novel by author Yoshida Shuichi. Kora Kengo plays a college student named 'Yokomichi Yonosuke' who moves to Tokyo from Nagasaki. Meanwhile, Yoshitaka Yuriko will play Yokomichi's girlfriend 'Yosano Shoko'. The cast also include

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  • Naka Riisa cuts her hair for her new drama

    October 3, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    Actress Naka Riisa revealed at the press conference for her upcoming drama 'Resident ~ 5-nin no Kenshui' (TBS) that she decided to cut her hair instead of wearing a wig. She's one of many actresses who recently decided to go for a short hairstyle. The press conference was held at the TBS studio in Kanagawa on October 2. The drama focuses on the problems of five medical interns played by Naka, Hayashi Kento, Masuda Takahisa, Omasa Aya, and

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  • Sadako to return next summer with 'Sadako 3D' sequel

    October 3, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    On October 3, Kadokawa Pictures announced that they are going to release a sequel to the horror movie 'Sadako 3D' in summer 2013. 'Sadako 3D' was the latest installment in the popular 'Ring' ('Ringu') series and opened on 213 screens nationwide this past May. It was the series' first venture into the world of 3D, and the movie became a big hit with a cumulative revenue of more than 1,500,000,000 Yen (~$19,228,500 USD). Teenagers, who made

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  • Momoiro Clover Z's new single produced by Hotei Tomoyasu to be used as theme song for 'Akumu-chan'

    October 3, 2012 @ 6:03 am

    On October 2nd, it was revealed that the next single from popular idol group Momoiro Clover Z is titled "Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimi-tachi Yo" and has been produced by none other than Hotei Tomoyasu himself. Moreover it was announced that it has been chosen as the theme song for the upcoming fall drama 'Akumu-chan' (NTV) starring Kitagawa Keiko. Hotei commented on his participation, "There are pros and cons, but I can say with a lot of conf

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 9/24 ~ 9/30

    October 3, 2012 @ 4:07 am

    Below are the results of Oricon's weekly charts for September 24th to the 30th. Check it out to see who made it to the top this week. ===== <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Oh!" - Shoujo Jidai : 9/26 (66,253) 2. "Kiss datte Hidarikiki" - SKE48 : 9/19 (36,501) 3. "TV Anime 'Kuroko no Basket' Character Song DUET SERIES Vol.3 (To Aru Shinja no Kakan na Mainichi)" - Midorima Shintaro (Ono Daisuke), Takao Kazunari (Suzuki Tats

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  • HY to release their 8th album in December

    October 3, 2012 @ 2:00 am

    On December 5th, rock band HY will release their 8th original album (currently untitled). The band released their 7th album, "PARADE", about 9 months ago. Their upcoming album will contain "Ichiban Chikaku ni" and "Futari de Ikou", which are currently being used in NHK's morning drama series, 'Jun to Ai'. It will also include NHK Okinawa's 40th anniversary theme song "Time Capsule" and "Bye Bye Day", which serves as the CM song for the Spa

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  • Hirai Ken's new song used in CM for Misawa Home

    October 3, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    Hirai Ken's new song, "Kikyo ga Oka", is being used in Misawa Home's new TV commercial. "Kikyo ga Oka" was written just for the CM, and it perfectly suits Misawa Home's concept of "a home where we can grow up with the family". The song is described as a number with warm-hearted lyrics and sounds. The CM started airing nationwide starting October 2nd. Take a look for yourself below. Source & Image: natalie

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