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  • Ono Erena holds release event for "Erepyon"

    June 15, 2012 @ 2:07 am

    On June 13th, former AKB48 member Ono Erena held a release event for her solo debut single, "Erepyon", at Lazona Kawasaki. Ono graduated from AKB48 in September of 2010, so this marked her first time standing on stage in over a year and a half. During the event, she was surprised to hear that her single ranked 2nd on Oricon's daily ranking on its first day. Ono gave a big smile as 3,000 fans called out, "Congratulations!". Before the ev

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  • Former Morning Musume member Takahashi Ai is in a relationship with Abe Koji?

    June 14, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    It has been reported that former Morning Musume member Takahashi Ai (25) and comedian Abe Koji (37), the winner of 2010's 'R-1 Grand Prix' (Japanese solo comedian battle), are in a relationship. According to a weekly tabloid magazine 'FRYDAY' (issued on June 15th), the two are living together in Tokyo. Along with the article, the magazine posted pictures showing Abe dropping off Takahashi, who is currently playing a role in NHK Taiga drama

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  • girugamesh reveals jacket covers for "Zecchou BANG!!"

    June 14, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    girugamesh has revealed a new artist photo, along with jacket covers for their upcoming single, "Zecchou BANG!!". The band's first single in a year and 9 months features TAKUYA as the sound producer and is described as an upbeat tune. Prior to the single's release, it will be available for download via 'DAM★Uta' in 2 patterns. For the artist photo and jacket covers, the members of girugamesh has transformed into samurais, striking pose

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  • exist†trace to stream live concert "Just Like A Virgin" worldwide

    June 14, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

    It has been announced that all-female visual kei band exist†trace will stream their live-show event 'Just Like a Virgin' worldwide on June 23rd from Tokyo's renowned live house Shibuya O-WEST. The solo show celebrates their first major-label album "VIRGIN," which wasreleased on May 23 under Tokuma Japan Communications. According to a source, they will perform using a wide variety of costumes for this live, and vocal Jyou will be changing

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  • Nogizaka46 attends Spider-Man premiere in red and blue yukatas

    June 14, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    On June 13th, AKB48’s rival group, Nogizaka46, attended the world premiere in Japan for the American movie “The Amazing Spider-Man”. In relation to Spider-Man, the group wore red and blue yukatas and appeared on the red carpet for the first time. When asked what they would do if Spider-Man were their boyfriend, Matsumura Sayuri (19) spoke up, “I would want him to take me somewhere high where we could see a beautiful night view.” Sta

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  • Kim Hyun Joong & B'z release PV for "Heat"

    June 14, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    Kim Hyun Joong has teamed up with B'z for a new single called "Heat". After releasing a teaser earlier today, the full PV recently aired in Japan. The singer picked B’z as the Japanese musician he likes the most during a press conference before his Japan tour last year. Through Universal Music, Kim Hyun Joong put in a request for a song, and B’z gladly accepted his request. The single is scheduled for release on July 4th. [Tha

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  • AKB48's Art Club hold their own art exhibition

    June 14, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    On June 14th, AKB48’s Art Club held their own art exhibition at 3331 Arts Chiyoda. The president of the Art Club, Katayama Haruka, showed off her striking art sense, “For me, I plan on drawing ordinary things, but it seems like those around me think it’s anything but ordinary when they see my work.” Katayama also expressed her hopes of displaying their artwork throughout Japan, “If this (exhibition) is a success, then perhaps we can do it

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  • Shoujo Jidai's "Paparazzi" PV + dance version released

    June 14, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    The ladies of Shoujo Jidai (Girls' Generation) have released the PV and dance music video for their upcoming Japanese single "Paparazzi"! Check out the previously revealed album jacket photos, PV teaser, and track list details for the track as well. Reportedly this is their biggest scale PV / MV (music video) to date with 120 staff members, 300 people in the cast and over 30,000 light bulbs used for the various sets. "Paparazzi" will

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  • Matsuda Seiko announces her third marriage

    June 14, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    On June 13th, singer Matsuda Seiko announced her third marriage through her official website . Her new husband, a non-celebrity, is an associate professor at a University. She stated, "Today, on June 13th, we registered our marriage. I would like to announce this to my fans who have been supporting me [since the beginning]. I turned 50-years-old this year, and I will start a new life with my partner of about the same age. " She conclude

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  • Shibasaki Kou releases animated short movie of "ANOTHER:WORLD"

    June 14, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    On June 14th, actress and singer Shibasaki Kou released a special short animated movie for her new single, “ANOTHER:WORLD”, on YouTube. This special PV titled “Shibasaki Kou ANOTHER:WORLD” features the Shibasaki-produced character ‘Gyarako’ and takes viewers on an adventure to another world. The featured character, Gyarako, is also the image character of her three-unit band “galaxias!” who made their debut last year. In this special short,

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