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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN's song picked up for 'Calpis Water' CM

    April 5, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    BUMP OF CHICKEN's song "Houseki ni Natta Hi" has been picked up as the CM song for "Calpis Water". "Houseki ni Natta Hi" was included in the band's latest album "Butterflies" released on February 10. In the CM, new image character Nagano Mei runs along the coast as "Houseki ni Natta Hi" plays in the background. You can check out the 15-second CM below.Source & Image: natalie

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  • NIGHTMARE to go on temporary hiatus at the end of the year

    April 5, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    NIGHTMARE have announced that they will be taking a temporary hiatus at the end of the year. This was announced on April 2 during the opening day of their tour "NIGHTMARE TOUR 2016 Awakening of Clowns" at Sendai PIT in Miyagi. On the reason of their hiatus, YOMI (Vo) explained, "In preparation for our 20th anniversary, we thought about how we want to spend it with our fans and decided to take a temporary break." He continued, "It's not

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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION to be in charge of new 'NARUTO' opening theme

    April 5, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION's new song "Blood Circulator" will be used as the opening theme for anime "NARUTO Shippuden" starting in May.  This is the band's third time providing a theme song for the anime series. The first time was back in 2003 with "Haruka Kanata" as the opening theme for "NARUTO" followed by "Soredewa, Mata Ashita" for the 2012 movie "ROAD TO NINJA -NARUTO THE MOVIE-". On this tie-up, Goto Masafumi (Vo, G) commented, "

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  • AKB48 Team 8's Fujimura Natsuki, Yamamoto Ai and Iwasaki Moeka announce graduation

    April 4, 2016 @ 6:11 pm

    AKB48 Team 8 members Fujimura Natsuki, Yamamoto Ai, and Iwasaki Moeka have announced their graduation from the group. This announcement came on the first day of Team 8's concert "Team 8 Kessei 2 Shunen Kinen Tokubetsu Kouen in Okinawa Mensore! Haru no Eight Matsuri" at Nakagusuku Castle in Okinawa. Fujimura and Iwasaki have graduated from the group as of April 3. As for Yamamoto, her graduation concert will be held in the coming days at AKB48 The

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  • Momoiro Clover Z to tour the United States

    April 4, 2016 @ 5:04 pm

    On April 2, Momoiro Clover Z wrapped up their dome tour "MOMOIRO CLOVER Z DOME TREK 2016: AMARANTHUS/Hakkin no Yoake" at Seibu Prince Dome in Saitama. During this performance, it was announced that the girls would be touring the United States. The concert kicked off with the album lead song "WE ARE BORN" followed by "Monochro Dessan", "Gorilla Punch", and "Buryou Tougen Nakayoshi Monogatari". Some of the highlights of the concert included Tamai

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  • Utada Hikaru's new songs to be digitally released this month

    April 4, 2016 @ 3:46 pm

    Utada Hikaru's new songs "Hanataba wo Kimi ni" and "Manatsu no Tooriame" will be released digitally on April 15. "Hanataba wo Kimi ni" has been picked up as the opening theme for NHK's morning drama 'Toto Neechan' premiering April 4.  Meanwhile, "Manatsu no Tooriame" will be used as the theme song for NTV's news program 'NEWS ZERO', also starting on April 4. Stephen Fitzmaurice served as mix engineer for both songs.  The PVs will also be revealed

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/23~3/29

    April 4, 2016 @ 3:44 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of March 23rd to March 29th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Motto" - aiko 02 - "Feel So Alive" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 03 - "Ashita e no Tegami (Drama Version)" - Teshima Aoi 04 - "365 Nichi no Kamihikouki" - AKB48 05 - "FLASH" - Perfume 06 - "Always coming back" - ON

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  • w-inds.'s new song picked up for 'Sukkiri!!'

    April 1, 2016 @ 10:29 am

    w-inds.'s new song "Boom Word Up" has been picked up as the April theme song for NTV's "Sukkiri!!".  "Boom Word Up" is the title track to the group's new single to be released on May 3. It will be used on "Sukkiri!!" beginning April 1. [Limited Edition A][Limited Edition B][Regular Edition]Source & Image(s): natalie

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  • HKT48 forms Team TII + to hold hall tour this summer

    April 1, 2016 @ 10:28 am

    HKT48 will form their new team, "Team TII". This was a surprise announcement made on March 30 during HKT48's live tour "HKT48 Haru no Live Tour ~Sashiko・do・Soliel 2016~" at Marine Messe Fukuoka. Yamashita Emiri will serve as captain for the new team. She will be joined by draft II members Matsuoka Hana, Imamura Maria, and Murakawa Vivian along with promoted research students. Yamashita commented, "As captain, I will

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  • Ishihara Satomi is the new face for 'Tokyo Metro'

    April 1, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    Actress Ishihara Satomi has been chosen as the new image character for Tokyo Metro's campaign "Find my Tokyo". The song for its first CM will be YEN TOWN BAND's "my town".  In the latest CM, directed by Yanai Michihiko, Ishihara visits Monzennakacho in Tokyo to try its signature dish fukagawameshi (rice cooked with clams). It also features a special appearance by YEN TOWN BAND's vocalist Chara. YEN TOWN BAND collaborated

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