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  • All SDN48 members to graduate from group

    October 15, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    On October 15th, AKB48's sister group, SDN48 ('SaturDay Night 48') has announced that every SDN48 member will graduate from the group through a farewell concert, which will be held on March 31st, 2012. Below is the translated announcement posted on SDN48's official blog: "It has been 2 years and 2 months since we formed SDN48, and we would like to thank you for your large support and warmhearted messages since the beginning. In order to

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  • Ebisu Muscats' "Ropponpon☆Fantasy" to start distributing in 25 countries

    October 15, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    Sexy idol group Ebisu Muscats will be distributing their latest single, "Ropponpon☆Fantasy", in 25 countries. "Ropponpon☆Fantasy" was written to accommodate a request from a staff member of Ebisu Muscats' regular show, "Onedari Muscat DX!". The lyrics were penned by the members themselves, while the music was provided by Kishidan's Ayanokoji Sho. Ebisu Muscats have been gaining popularity all over Asia, with member Aoi Sola taking the l

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  • Music Station performances from October 14th

    October 15, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    This week's episode of 'Music Station' brought on a variety of artists over a 3-hour special. The show saw performances from veteran rock band L'arc~en~Ciel, Johnny's group Kanjani∞, as well as  singer-songwriters YUI and Kimura Kaela. Meanwhile, Korean girl group KARA delivered their latest Japanese release, "Winter Magic". Check out the performances below! - < KARA - 'Winter Magic' > - < YUI - 'Green a.live' &g

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  • Ohno Satoshi reveals his Arashi groupmates rejected his gifts at 'Kaibutsu-kun' pre-screening

    October 15, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    On October 13th, Arashi's Ohno Satoshi attended the pre-screening event for his upcoming movie "Kaibutsu-kun". As reported previously, the movie will take place in India, and it follows the story of Kaibutsu-kun and his entourage's adventures in the  "Curry Kingdom." The event drew 1,700 fans, and Ohno rode on a big elephant to play up the theme of an exotic adventure. During the MC session, Ohno revealed that he bought ornaments in India

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  • SCANDAL surprises with new hairstyles for their nationwide hall tour

    October 15, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    SCANDAL's first ever national hall tour, 'SCANDAL VIRGIN HALL TOUR "BABY ACTION"', kicked off on October 13th at the Kobe Cultural Hall in Hyogo prefecture. All four members changed up their images with a fresh hairstyle, which surprised fans when they saw the girls come out, but they cheered wildly regardless. Leader HARUNA commented, "Just like our tour's title says, we've come with a new kind of experience for everyone. Let's make this

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  • Both members of comedian duo Tokyo Dynamite get divorced

    October 15, 2011 @ 5:46 am

    It's been revealed that Hachimitsu Jiro (36) and Matsuda Daisuke (34) of comedian duo Tokyo Dynamite both got divorced around the same time. Their agency confirmed the news, saying, "It's true both of them got divorced." Hachimitsu married former Melon Kinenbi leader Saito Hitomi (29) in August of last year. In December, the couple held their ceremony at Lumine the Yoshimoto with a live audience. Unfortunately, they got divorced in August,

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  • Fairies member Fujita Miria fractures her right ankle

    October 15, 2011 @ 4:01 am

    It's been revealed that Fairies member Fujita Miria fractured her right ankle during dance lessons on October 12th. Reportedly, it will take about two months for her ankle to fully heal. The girls are scheduled to hold a mini-live on October 15th at Tokyo's LaQua Garden, and according to her agency, Fujita will appear at the event in crutches. Fujita commented on her official blog, "I am very sorry to trouble everyone. I want to recover

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  • Goto Maki to release new photobook, "go to natura..."

    October 15, 2011 @ 3:07 am

    Goto Maki will be releasing a new photobook titled "go to natura..." on November 27th. This book will have the themes of 'journey' and 'hometown'. Since the book will be a collection of Goto's 13 years, she expressed her hopes saying, "I want people to see the natural Goto Maki that they haven't seen before." Consequently, she insisted that the make-up, clothes, and situation would be all 'natural'. In early February, the photobook will

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  • Yamashita Tomohisa's sister apologizes for her blog entry about her brother's exit from NEWS

    October 15, 2011 @ 1:56 am

    Recently, Yamashita Tomohisa's younger sister, Yamashita Rina, posted an apology on her blog for the comments she made about her brother's withdrawal from NEWS. On October 10th, she wrote, "I want everyone to understand his endurance over these past eight years… I think he's faced many things way beyond my imagination..." This upset many NEWS fans, who responded with, "What has he endured?" and "You're making fools of the fans." Tak

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – October 10th~13th

    October 15, 2011 @ 12:25 am

    [caption id="attachment_196762" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Tamori and Nakai Masahiro hang out with Fuji TV's fall drama stars!"][/caption] The Drama Prime Time Report is already back with Friday updates after the short drama void between the summer and  fall season last week. The first four days of the week kept us entertained with a feature-length drama special, another qualifying match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and three

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