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  • RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for September 2012

    October 17, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ') has recently released their hard copy sales certifications for the month of September. This certification is based off the total numbers of CDs and DVDs sold to retailers. RIAJ hands out these awards based on the following standards: Gold - 100,000 units sold Platinum - 250,000 units sold; Double Platinum - 500,000 units sold; Triple Platinum - 750,000 units sold Million - 1,0

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  • Check out the short PV for Shibasaki Kou's "My Perfect Blue"!

    October 17, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    The short PV for Shibasaki Kou's new song, "My Perfect Blue", has been revealed! "My Perfect Blue" is one of the title tracks off of Shibasaki's upcoming single, "My Perfect Blue / Yuku Yuku wa", that's slated for release on October 3rd. It serves as the theme song for actress Takimoto Miori's starring drama, 'Perfect Blue'. The short PV can be seen below.

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  • FUNKY MONKEY BABYS to provide theme song for movie 'Bokutachi no Koukan Nikki'

    October 17, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

    FUNKY MONKEY BABYS' new song, "Sayonara Janai", will be used as the theme song for the upcoming movie, 'Bokutachi no Koukan Nikki' (March 23rd release). 'Bokutachi no Koukan Nikki' is based on Suzuki Osamu's novel, 'Geinin Koukan Nikki ~Yellow Hearts no Monogatari~'. The film portrays the friendship and bond between an unsuccessful comedian duo. It will be directed by comedian Uchimura Teruyoshi of Utchan Nanchan, and Ito Atsushi and Koide

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  • Galileo Galilei to hold nationwide one-man tour

    October 17, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    Previously, it was reported that Galileo Galilei would be releasing their new mini-album, "Baby, It's Cold Outside", on October 31. To commemorate this album's release, the band has revealed that they will be holding a nationwide one-man tour in December. Galileo Galilei recently became a 3-piece band after 2 members withdrew in September. This will mark their first one-man live since their new formation. The tour will kick off on December

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  • flumpool releases short PV for "Answer"

    October 17, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    flumpool has released the short PV for their upcoming single, "Answer"! As previously reported, "Answer" is the theme song to TBS' drama series 'Resident ~5-nin no Kenshui', which stars actress Naka Riisa. The single will be released on November 7 in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. Check out the short PV below!

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  • Sakai Noriko to make comeback through stageplay

    October 17, 2012 @ 6:26 am

    On October 16th, a poster of actress Sakai Noriko (41) for the stage play “Hekiku no Kyoshikyoku~Oichi no Kata Gaiden” (running from December 15th to 24th at Sakura Hall in the Shibuya Cultural Center Owada in Tokyo) was revealed publicly for the first time. Sakai is currently under probation for stimulant usage and this play marks her first comeback to the entertainment industry since her drug scandal in 2009. Sakai’s probation period wi

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/8 ~ 10/14

    October 17, 2012 @ 4:27 am

    Oricon has just revealed the results of their weekly charts for October 8th through the 14th. Check it out below to see who made it to the top this week! ===== <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Beautiful life/GAME" - Fukuyama Masaharu : 10/10 (145,225) 2. "Dazzling Girl" - SHINee : 10/10 (97,111) 3. "Wakuteka Take a chance" - Morning Musume : 10/10 (81,682) 4. "Luminous" - ClariS : 10/10 (38,906) 5. "Romantist Taste

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  • Check out the short PV for GENERATIONS' debut song

    October 17, 2012 @ 2:22 am

    As previously announced, 7-member vocal and dance group, GENERATIONS, will be having their major debut on November 21st with their first single “BRAVE IT OUT”. GENERATIONS belongs to LDH, the same company as EXILE, consisting of Shirahama Alan, Katayose Ryota, Kazuhara Ryuto, Komori Hayato, Sano Reo, Sekiguchi Mandy, and Nakatsuka Yuta. Recently, the short PV for their debut song has been released! Check it out below, and tell us what y

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's "Moshi Moshi Harajuku" wins 'Music Jacket Award 2012'

    October 16, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

    It's been revealed that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's debut mini-album, "Moshi Moshi Harajuku", has received the grand prize for 'Music Jacket Award 2012'. This year's winners were chosen from music CDs released between April of 2011 and March of 2012. The cover for "Moshi Moshi Harajuku" was done by Steve Nakamura, and it shows Kyary's unique style with a Kuchisake-onna-style (a woman with her mouth torn to her ears) paint make-up. On winning the a

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  • Japan Box Office Report – October 13th/14th

    October 16, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

    [caption id="attachment_272153" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 2' / (01) 'Tsunagu' / (03) 'Outrage Beyond'"][/caption] 'Tsunagu' rises to the top and the second 'Madoka' movie opens in second place. 'Outrage Beyond' already gave away the top position and dropped down to third place on its second weekend, but it's still doing exceptionally well with a cumulative revenue of 75

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