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  • THE YELLOW MONKEY's Yoshii Kazuya & Manabe Kaori are dating

    February 23, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    On February 23rd, talento Manabe Kaori (31) made a live appearance Fuji TV's news program, "Tokudane!", where she revealed she was in a  relationship with THE YELLOW MONEY's vocalist Yoshii Kazuya (45). Manabe, who claims she's been a fan of Yoshii since middle school, said, "I've never once said that I wanted to meet him as a fan, but we met by coincidence." She also shared her first impression of Yoshii saying, "He's a really good person

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  • Shoujo Jidai releases new CM for 'e-ma'

    February 23, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    Hard candy brand e-ma has just revealed a new CM starring Shoujo Jidai! The commercial is full of stunning visuals that match perfectly with the Spring season. The girls work together to imitate the look of a pink flower by unfurling silk sheets. Shoujo Jidai's mid-tempo ballad, "Time Machine", was also used as the CM's background track. Check out the CM below, as well as its making-of video! -- < CM > - < Makin

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  • Arashi holds mini-live in Miyagi for Tohoku disaster victims

    February 23, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    On February 22nd, Arashi visited Miyagi prefecture to hold a mini live at Shichigahama Kokusaimura. This was a part of NTV's upcoming music program special called "Nittere-kei Ongaku no Saiten Ongaku no Chikara 2012", which will be broadcasted on March 7th. Though the members have visited the Tohoku disaster areas individually, this day marked the first time for all five members to pay a visit together. Before the mini live, they also made

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  • YUI to release Nippon Budokan concert on DVD & Blu-ray

    February 23, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    Singer-songwriter YUI has announced that she will be releasing a new live DVD & Blu-ray called "Cruising ~HOW CRAZY IS YOUR LOVE~" on March 28th. The DVD & Blu-ray will feature the Nippon Budokan show of YUI's 5th nationwide tour, which was held on January 19th. It will contain performances of YUI's hit songs such as "Good-bye days" and "CHE.R.RY", along with an emotional performance of "TOKYO". YUI held her recent tour with the

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  • D☆DATE announces first album + live tour

    February 23, 2012 @ 2:10 am

    On February 22nd, D☆DATE held a release event for their latest single 'JOKER' at the Shinjuku Balto 9, where they announced that they'll be releasing their first album in April. The boys will also launch a second live tour in June. After showing their short movie, "JOKER", on a large screen, the boys held an interview with the crowd. Commenting on their new single, leader Araki Hirofumi said, "There was pressure because we released single

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  • Check out Oricon's comic chart for the week of February 27th

    February 23, 2012 @ 1:02 am

    Oricon has just revealed their comic chart for the week of February 27th.  Check out the top 5 of the week below! ----- 1. "ONE PIECE", Volume 65 - Oda Eiichiro : (176,950) - 2. "FAIRY TAIL", Volume 31 - Mashima Hiro : (171,823) - 3. "Ahiru no Sora", Volume 34 - Hinata Takeshi : (117,810) - 4. "Tonair no Atashi", Volume 9 - Nanba Atsuko : (84,656) - 5. "360° Material", Volume 6 - Minami Touko : (8

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  • Shinohara Ryoko gives birth to her second child

    February 22, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    Actress Shinohara Ryoko (38) has announced that she has given birth to her second child! According to her agency, Shinohara gave birth to a healthy baby boy on February 22nd. Both mother and the baby are in healthy condition. She will gradually return to work after she has settled into her new life. Through a fax, Shinohara commented, "I gave birth to a healthy baby boy. I will do my best with work and child-rearing, so please continue

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  • PV Preview for Tohoshinki's upcoming single "Still" revealed

    February 22, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    As a follow up to their popular hit "TONE", the boys of Tohoshinki are scheduled to release their 34th Japanese single "Still" on March 14th. The February 22nd episode of ZIP! provided a segment giving a preview of their upcoming PV for "Still". The single will come in 3 different versions and a track titled "One More Thing" will also be included. Check out the PV preview below!

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 02/15~02/21

    February 22, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of February 15th to February 21st. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Song) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Misenai Namida wa Kitto Itsuka" - GReeeeN 02/(01) "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 03/(00) "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 04/(00) "Boku de Ii yo ne ~Ai no uta~ feat. LGMonkees" - LGYankees 0

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  • Japan Box Office Report – February 18th/19th

    February 22, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    [caption id="attachment_222275" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" / "In Time" / "Always: Sunset on Third Street 3""][/caption] "In Time" opened on top of the box office, while the only new Japanese movie "Afro Tanaka" opened in at number ten. The action thriller "In Time" experienced a very successful opening weekend in Japan and attracted 203,049 people (427 screens) ov

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