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  • Kuwata Keisuke's album tops Oricon weekly chart for 2 consecutive weeks

    July 31, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    Kuwata Keisuke's special best-of album, "I LOVE YOU -now & forever-", has sold 120,000 copies (552,000 total) for the week of August 6th, topping Oricon's weekly charts for the second consecutive week! With this, Kuwata has become the first solo artist to sell over 500,000 copies this year. This is also his first time topping the charts for two consecutive weeks since his best-of album, "TOP OF THE POPS", which was released back in Nov

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  • Kiuchi Kazuhiro's debut novel "Wara no Tate" to get live-action adaptation starring Osawa Takao & Matsushima Nanako

    July 31, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    It's been announced that Osawa Takao and Matsushima Nanako will be starring in a new action suspense movie directed by Miike Takashi, "Wara no Tate" . "Wara no Tate" is based on the debut novel by Kiuchi Kazuhiro, who is well-known for his manga "Be-Bop High School", and the story starts when a murderer has a reward of 1,000,000,000 yen on his head. ---- A granddaughter of Ninagawa, the guy who dominates political and business fields

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  • Ashida Mana to hold her first solo concert

    July 31, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    Child actress Ashida Mana will be releasing her 3rd single, "Ame ni Negai wo", on August 1st. It's just been revealed that she will be holding her first solo concert on December 27th at Curian Shinagawa General Citizen Hall in Tokyo. This concert was decided as Ashida had wished, "I want to directly meet the people who have been supporting me and express my gratitude to them." Fans can expect to hear her perform her solo debut single, "Sut

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  • Yaida Hitomi to release new album "panodrama"

    July 31, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    Singer-songwriter Yaida Hitomi has announced that she is releasing a new album on September 26th called "panodrama". Her last album was released over a year ago titled "VIVID MOMENTS". This new album will be her 9th original album and will have many notable producers such as Shimada Masanori, Teraoka Yohito, Kubota Kotaro, Murata Akira, Yamaguchi Hiroshi (HEATWAVE), and Hosomi Sakana (HEATWAVE). The album will have many tie-ins such as "Mach

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  • YUKI to release theme song for 'Himitsu no Akko-chan'

    July 31, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    Singer YUKI has revealed that she will be releasing her new single, "Watashi no Negaigoto", on August 29th! As reported earlier, "Watashi no Negaigoto" will serve as the theme song for actress Ayase Haruka's starring film, 'Himitsu no Akko-chan'. YUKI has already performed this song during her nationwide tour, "YUKI TOUR 'BEATS OF TEN'", and a clip of it can be heard on the movie's official website. The single will be released in both l

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  • FLOWER unveils full PV for new single, "forget-me-not ~Wasurenagusa~"!

    July 31, 2012 @ 5:50 am

    After the revealing the PV preview earlier, FLOWER has released the full PV for their new single, “forget-me-not ~Wasurenagusa~”! As previously reported, this single track will be released on August 22nd and is currently being used as the ending theme for anime series “Mobile Suit Gundam AGE“. Check it out below! Thanks for the tip, FLOWER-SPAIN!

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  • Dante Carver becomes the father of a baby girl

    July 31, 2012 @ 3:52 am

    It's been reported that actor Dante Carver has become a father of a baby girl! Dante is known for his role as the "older brother" in SoftBank Mobile's tv commercials. Through his official blog, he reported, "On July 26th at 9:05 pm, our long-awaited baby was born." Dante married a non-celebrity woman back in August of 2010, and announced his wife's pregnancy earlier this March. He expressed, "She is a very healthy girl. I will work hard

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  • 7!! to release 4th single "Sweet Drive"

    July 31, 2012 @ 2:29 am

    It has been announced that Okinawan pop band 7!! will release the their fourth single called "Sweet Drive" on August 22nd. The coupling song "Nijiiro" is the theme song to Asahi Beer's "Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks Support Project". The song is also currently the theme song to "FCI Morning EYE!", the Japanese morning show airing in the U.S. Furthermore, 7!! is known for providing the opening theme songs to popular animes "NARUTO -Shippuuden-"

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  • GLAY announces "7 surprises" at live event including plans for a new "GLAY EXPO" in 2014 after a 10 year break

    July 31, 2012 @ 12:19 am

    Popular rock band GLAY just completed their two-day special live event “GLAY STADIUM LIVE 2012 THE SUITE ROOM in OSAKA NAGAI STADIUM supported by glico”. The first day’s concert was named “SUPER WELCOME PARTY” while the second day’s concert was titled “BIG SURPRISE PARTY”. Just like the name, before their encore performance on the second day, GLAY prepared a surprise announcement for their fans. The words “7 surprises” were projected onto the

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  • Rola becomes CM character for 'Gindaco'

    July 30, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

    On July 30th, talento Rola attended a CM presentation event for takoyaki brand, 'Tsukiji Gindaco', as their newest CM character. During the event, Rola was first asked about her thoughts when she first found out that she was chosen as the CM character. She expressed, "I thought it was a joke. I was really happy that I jumped up and down!" Rola also shared her love for takoyaki saying, "I eat it once or twice every week or 2 weeks." When

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