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  • UNLIMITS announces new single, "Cascade" + one-man tour

    March 7, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    Rock band UNLIMITS has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "Cascade", on May 16th. "Cascade" has already been picked up as the ending theme song for the anime, "NARUTO Shippuden", starting April 5th. The single will be available in both limited and regular editions. The regular edition will come with 2 brand new coupling tracks, while the limited edition will include the band's classics, "Kodoku e no Signal", "Tsuk

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  • SPEED's Uehara Takako opens her official Ameba blog

    March 7, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    On March 6th, SPEED member Uehara Takako opened her official Ameba blog. According to her blog entry, she decided to open her official blog after she started communicating with many people via Twitter, and she also wrote that she was planning to update it often about her daily life, herself, food and other various things. If you are a fan, you may want to check it daily and get to know her better! Source & Image: Uehara Takako of

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  • Kimura Kaela to sing for Nagasawa Masami's upcoming drama

    March 7, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    It was revealed that Kimura Kaela's new song (currently untitled) has been chosen as the theme song for Nagasawa Masami's upcoming drama, "Toshi Densetsu no Onna", which will begin airing in April on TV Asahi. As we reported back in February, the drama is a comedy mystery where a female detective, "Otonashi Tsukiko" (played by Nagasawa), has a mania for urban legends. Because of her mania, she solves cases that are related to urban legends

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  • Yamashita Tomohisa chosen as image character for "PUMA SOCIAL Campaign"

    March 7, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    On March 5th, Yamashita Tomohisa attended sports brand PUMA's press conference as the image character for its "PUMA SOCIAL Campaign". Wearing a blue PUMA jersey and jeans, Yamashita commented, "I've worn PUMA since long ago. It's a nice surprise to be chosen as the image character for a world-known brand." During the photo shoot, Yamashita got to wear PUMA's latest model of ultra-lightweight shoes. When asked about his impressions, he

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  • Check out Oricon's weekly charts for March 12th

    March 7, 2012 @ 7:21 am

    Below are the results of Oricon's latest weekly charts for the week of March 12th. Check it out! ----- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Ai, Texas" - Yamashita Tomohisa : 2/29 (126,175) 2. "Synchro Tokimeki" - Watanabe Mayu : 2/29 (123,237) 3. "Roly-Poly" - T-ARA : 2/29 (41,285) 4. "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 : 2/15 (29,858) 5. "Haneda Kuukou no Kiseki/KIBOU" - TOKIO : 2/29 (25,590) (Check the full ranking here.) -

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  • Oshima Yuko, Katase Nana & more added to the cast of musical drama 'Kaeru no Oujo-sama'

    March 7, 2012 @ 5:57 am

    On March 7th, Fuji TV announced more characters of their upcoming musical drama 'Kaeru no Oujo-sama' ('Princess of the Frog'), starring Amami Yuki. 'Kaeru no Oujo-sama' is a musical drama about a legendary musical star (Amami) who has  just returned to Japan after several setbacks on the Broadway in New York. Back home, she will be using all of her energy and experience to help a Mamasan Chorus, "Chansons", from having to break up. In or

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – March 2nd~March 4th

    March 7, 2012 @ 2:41 am

    [caption id="attachment_224867" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – March 2nd~March 4th"][/caption] The drama ratings were terrible again last weekend. Friday drama 'Renai NEET' (TBS) was one of the few exceptions and actually improved its rating by 0.8% compared to last week despite having to compete against a football match of Japan's women team (Fuji TV), and the Japanese Academy Awards (NTV). The biggest

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  • Capsule announces nationwide release tour

    March 7, 2012 @ 12:52 am

    Electronic duo capsule will be releasing their new album, "STEREO WORXXX", on March 7th. To celebrate the album release, the duo has announced that they will be holding a release tour from April til June. The release tour will be held in 2 parts; the first will be a live set by capsule, titled "capsule 'STEREO WORXXX' RELEASE PARTY", and the second will be a DJ set by capsule's Nakata Yasutaka called "FLASH!!! -Nakata Yasutaka (capsule) 'S

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  • Japan Box Office Report – March 3rd/4th

    March 6, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_224733" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Liar Game Saisei (Reborn)" / "Doraemon" / "Hugo""][/caption] The Japanese box office chart has a completely new top three with "Doraemon", "Liar Game", and "Hugo". The spring holidays will be embracing Japan soon, which of course means that there is a new "Doraemon" movie for the whole family to enjoy. "Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of

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  • Ohashi Nozomi to retire from entertainment industry at the end of March

    March 6, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    On March 5th, it was announced through her official website that popular child actress from the movie “Ponyo” fame, Ohashi Nozomi has announced that she will retire from the entertainment industry - confirming the previous rumors of her retirement. According to the statement on her agency’s home page, Central Kodomo Gekidan, it was reported that she will “end her entertainment activities formally on March 31st.” As for the reason, it was

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