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  • Shimizu Shota to cover HY for his new single

    August 14, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

    R&B singer Shimizu Shota will be releasing his new single, "366 Nichi", on September 12th. This will be a cover of rock band HY's song that was included in their 2008 album "HeartY". HY vocalist Nakasone Izumi will participate in the single with piano and the chorus. Shimizu thought of this collaboration while coming up with a plan to cover a hit song. Since Nakasone is a fan of Shimizu, she accepted his offer and the two decided to tea

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  • Gouriki Ayame becomes a cheerleader for new 'au' CM

    August 14, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

    Actress Gouriki Ayame will be appearing in the new CM for 'au Smart Value' as a cheerleader. The CM features appearances by Hoshi Hyuma and Hanagata Mitsuru, characters from the sports manga, 'Kyojin no Hoshi'. Gouriki shows up in front of the two and cheers them on with her fellow cheerleaders. Then, Akiko suddenly comes along to show off an acrobatic dance. Seeing Akiko's cheer, flames light up Gouriki's eyes. The new CM titled "Cheer

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  • Details on the GazettE's new album "DIVISION" revealed

    August 14, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    The details on the GazettE's new album, "DIVISION", has been revealed! "DIVISION" is scheduled for release on August 29th in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will come with 2 CDs that displays the band's 2 different sounds, "rock side" and "digital side". It will also come with a DVD containing 3 music videos. This 3-disc set will be 5cm thick and 1kg (2.2 lbs) in weight. Take a look at the jacket covers and track

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  • GACKT to release new single, "Hakuro"

    August 14, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

    It's been revealed that GACKT will be releasing his new single, "Hakuro", on October 10th! "Hakuro" is GACKT's 42nd single and it was written as the ending theme to the drama, 'Sengoku BASARA -MOONLIGHT PARTY-'. The drama stars GACKT himself as the role of 'Oda Nobunaga'. For its coupling track, the single will include a new song called "Jonetsu no Inazuma" and the instrumental version for each song. The DVD will contain the music video

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  • AKB48's latest album "1830m" sells over 625,000 copies in the first day

    August 14, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    The ladies of AKB48 have just released their new album "1830m", and according to Oricon, it sold 625,401 copies in the first day!  This number has already exceeded the first week sales of their previous album "Koko ni Ita Koto" (released on June 8th 2011) which sold 602,000 copies. As reported previously, the title of this album "1830m" represents the distance between AKB48 Theater in Akiharara and Tokyo Dome, and this is the last album fo

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  • Narumi Riko to release new photo book 'RICO DAYS' on her 20th birthday

    August 14, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    Actress Narumi Riko (19) is going to release a new photo book called 'RICO DAYS', her first one in five years, on her 20th birthday on August 18th. She commented with a smile, "It was so much fun that it was almost impossible for it not to become a really nice book." 'RICO DAYS' is a commemoration of Narumi's 20th birthday, and the pictures were taken by up-and-coming photographer Kawashima Kotori ('BABYBABY', 'Mirai-chan'). Similar to

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  • Kai Band performs at UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nara

    August 14, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    On August 12, rock band Kai Band gave an outdoor live performance in Nara on the special stage set up in the Daikodo of Yakushi-ji, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Vocalist Kai Yoshihiro (59) stated, “We are Kai Band!,” to which 3000 people cheered with enthusiasm. He followed this by declaring, “As Yakushi-ji is the best location [to perform at], we’ll give you the best performance!” The band then gave a power-packed performance of their 2

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  • SMAP's new album takes top spot on Oricon's weekly album chart

    August 14, 2012 @ 5:14 am

    SMAP’s 20th original album “GIFT of SMAP” was released on August 8th and sold 210,000 copies in its first week of sales, and has thus taken the top spot on the latest Oricon weekly album chart As reported previously, this album is comprised of 19 melodies, including "Sakasama no Sora", theme song for NHK drama “Ume-chan Sensei”, and "Angel Heart", answer song to their previous hit single "Lion Heart". "MONSTERS", a collaboration song betw

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  • Sato Takeru takes on the role of radio personality for the first time

    August 14, 2012 @ 3:20 am

    Actor Sato Takeru, who is the leading star for upcoming movie Rurouni Kenshin, will be taking on the role of radio personality for the first time on “All Night Nippon GOLD”, a popular radio program by Nippon Broadcasting System. Fukuyama Masaharu, who's from the same agency as Sato, has been a radio personality on the program for many years . Sato expressed much enthusiasm for his new challenge as he remarked, “I don’t think I will be able

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  • NMB48 members advocate crime prevention measures

    August 14, 2012 @ 1:50 am

    On August 13th, 4 members of Namba, Osaka-based idol group NMB48 appeared as police chiefs of the Minato, Osaka police station for a crime prevention class at a hotel in Minato, Osaka. The Osaka police department organized the class in conjunction with the Crime Prevention Association.  The girls were awarded with sashes from the chief  at the Minato Police Station, and said, “We are glad to be able to become the police chief, which we ha

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