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  • Tsunku holds press conference about idol training cafe, "AKIHABARA Backstage Pass"

    December 24, 2011 @ 8:32 am

    On December 22nd, music producer Tsunku held a press conference for the idol training cafe, "AKIHABARA Backst←→age pass", at the cafe itself. As tokyohive previously reported, the cafe is a place where customers act as "producers" and workers train to become idols in a special simulation environment. "Since this room will be packed with all different sorts of dreams, we'd like to show different kinds of entertainment," said Tsunku of the

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – December 19th~21th

    December 24, 2011 @ 5:49 am

    [caption id="attachment_212138" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Matsushima Nanako in 'Kaseifu no Mita' (NTV)"][/caption] The first of this week’s Drama Prime Time Reports said goodbye to all Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday dramas. On Monday, 'Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu' brought a smile to the faces of Fuji TV executives, as the drama reached a new season-high with its final episode. The series finale snagged an average

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  • Yazawa Erika + Fonchi officially graduate from Idoling!!!

    December 24, 2011 @ 3:35 am

    On December 23rd, original Idoling!!! members Yazawa Erika (Idoling #7) and Fonchi (Idoling #8) finally graduated from the group during their Fuji TV program "Idoling!!!", where they said goodbye to their fans with a special live. Both Yazawa and Fonchi will continue with their own solo activities following their departure from the idol group. "I feel so accomplished, " said Yazawa of her time in Idoling!!!. "Now that [Idoling!!!'s] five yea

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  • Nishino Kana holds annual Christmas live at Pacifico Yokohama

    December 24, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    Singer Nishino Kana held her Christmas live, 'Kanayan X'mas 2011', at Pacifico Yokohama on December 21st. This holiday concert has been held every year since 2009, with Nishino herself contributing ideas for the concept, videos, costumes, as well as the setlist. The theme for this year was "A Christmas live that makes you want to fall in love", and so it showed a princess story.  Nishino performed 20 songs, including some covers that raise

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  • AYABIE reveals short PV for "Merry-Go-Round"

    December 23, 2011 @ 11:01 pm

    With 2011 coming to a close, rock band AYABIE is ready to shake up the new year with their new single, "Merry-Go-Round". A short PV for "Merry-Go-Round" was released through TOYS FACTORY's YouTube channel on December 23rd. Judging by the two-minute clip, it looks like the boys decided to tell a story. The plot focuses on a convenience store clerk, whose apathy draws some interesting characters to his store, like a sketchy youth and a cr

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  • Preview for Mano Erina's "Tasogare Kousaten" revealed

    December 23, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    Previously, we reported about the release of Mano Erina's new double A-side single "Tasogare Kousaten/Doki Doki Baby" which is scheduled to be released on February 22nd 2012. Earlier in the month, the PV for Doki Doki Baby was released and now a video preview for "Tasogare Kousaten" which was made as a short drama has been revealed. “Tasogare Kousaten” will be used as the theme song for the anime adaptation of “Kimi no Iru Machi” which is

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  • Every Little Thing's Ito Ichiro to get married to a 26-year-old non-celebrity woman

    December 23, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    It was announced on December 22nd that Ito Ichiro (44) guitarist of Every Little Thing will be getting married. He will be marrying a former OL (office lady) 18 years his junior and will submit his marriage registration papers within the year. This year has been a year full of marriages with large age differences, and Ito definitely falls under that category. According to related personnel, the two met through a mutual friend and have seal

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  • Performances from '2011 Music Station Super Live'

    December 23, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    On December 23rd, many of Japan's biggest artists (and some from overseas) gathered at Chiba's Makuhari Messe hall for TV Asahi's huge year-end music event. This year, 'Music Station Super Live' attracted names like Koda Kumi, EXILE, Lady Gaga, AKB48, KARA, L'Arc~en~Ciel, and more! We've hunted down most of the night's major performances, so check it out below: === < Opening > - < Lady Gaga, "Marry the Night" and "Born T

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  • Momoiro Clover Z to provide theme songs for "Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku"

    December 23, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    Five-member idol group Momoiro Clover Z will be providing both the opening and ending theme songs for upcoming anime, "Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku"! The girls were surprise guests at a preview event for "Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku", held at the Shinjuku Wald 9 on December 22nd, where they announced that they would be providing the theme songs for the new anime. Additionally, Momoiro Clover Z revealed that these songs will be released as their 7th singl

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  • Superfly wraps up her first arena tour in Osaka

    December 23, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    On December 21st, solo vocalist Superfly wrapped up her first-ever arena tour at Osakajou Hall. Superfly and her band were joined by a four-man horn section and an eight-member choir, blowing the audience away with their 17-person performance. The event was attended by approximately 10,000 fans, who cheered their way throughout the 21-song setlist that night. Riling up the crowd with fan favorites like the opener "Tamashii Revolution" and

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