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  • Oshima Yuko shares her train ride experience

    April 24, 2014 @ 3:32 am

    On April 24, members of AKB48 attended a CM presentation event for Kaou's 'Fragrance New Beads' in Tokyo.During this event, Oshima shared her train ride experience. Due to President Barack Obama's visit to Japan, there was a traffic regulation. "I rode the train yesterday, and it was really fun," she revealed. Although she had only a mask on, no one seemed to notice her. "I don't have an aura," she lamented.The last time Oshima took the Yamanote

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  • Juice=Juice to hold their first independent tour

    April 24, 2014 @ 3:08 am

    Juice=Juice will hold a nationwide tour titled 'Juice=Juice 1st Live Tour 2014 News=News ~Kakuchi Yori Otodoke Shimasu!~'.Juice=Juice's first independent tour will kick off on June 13 at FANJ twice in Osaka for a total of 9 shows. The girls will not just hold a concert, but will also hold handshake events at each location. Check out the tour schedule below. [Juice=Juice 1st Live Tour 2014 News=News ~Kakuchi Yori Otodoke Shimasu!~]

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  • Sheena Ringo to sing theme song for '2014 FIFA World Cup' programs on NHK

    April 24, 2014 @ 3:06 am

    It's been revealed that singer-songwriter Sheena Ringo will be singing the theme song for soccer-related programs on NHK. The song will air on May 12 during 'Namachukei World Cup Nihon Daihyou Happyou' where the Japanese representative players for the '2014 FIA World Cup' will be announced.   Sheena's new song will be released on June 11. She commented, "Thank you very much for requesting this important mission. This time, the World Cu

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  • AKB48 group reveal the details on their pennant race

    April 23, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    On April 22nd, AKB48 revealed the details on their pennant race 'AKB48 Group Pennant Race ~AKB48 Group wa Kisoiatte Migakareru~'.The team shuffle, which was announced back in February, went into effect on April 22nd with NMB48's new Team BII's 'Saka Agari' performance. To coincide this occasion, AKB48 group general manager Kayano Shinobu wrote on their official blog, "We've made you wait for a really long time. We would like to begin the pen

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  • Togashi Yoshihiro's manga 'HUNTERxHUNTER' to resume its serialization after 2 years

    April 23, 2014 @ 4:55 am

    It's been revealed that Togashi Yoshihiro's popular manga 'HUNTER×HUNTER' will resume its serialization after two years.This announcement was made on April 22 through Weekly Shonen Jump's official website. The manga has been absent from publication since March of 2012. In December of the same year, a collection of Kurapika's stories were released as one issue. However, this will be the manga's first serialization in two years.   'HUNTE

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  • AKB48's Uchida Mayumi to open Yakiniku restaurant

    April 23, 2014 @ 4:41 am

    On April 22, AKB48's Uchida Mayumi announced through her Google+ account that she would be opening a yakiniku restaurant.   The restaurant will be named 'Yakiniku IWA', and it will have its grand opening in Shinjuku on the 29th. Uchida commented, "I've been thinking about owning my own restaurant from way back. As a matter of fact, I've been getting ready for it since last year." She added, "From now on, I will do my best to manage both my activ

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 4/19~4/20

    April 23, 2014 @ 2:01 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – April 19/20 01 (00) Meitantei Conan Ijigen no Sniper (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 06) 03 (00) Crayon Shin-chan: Gachinko! Gyakushu no Robo To-chan (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Weeks: 01) 05 (02) Crows Explode (Weeks: 02) 06 (05) L-DK (Weeks: 02) 07 (04) Heisei R

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 4/18~4/20

    April 23, 2014 @ 2:00 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report giving you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. NHK is doing well again with their new morning drama 'Hanako to Anne' (starring Yoshitaka Yuriko), which so far exceeds the ratings of the previous asadora 'Gochisousan'. As for the prime time dramas, TV Tokyo maintains being on the same level as the bigger networks with their new Friday drama 'Ma

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  • THE BAWDIES to release double A-side single

    April 22, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

    It's been revealed that THE BAWDIES will release a new single titled "NICE AND SLOW / COME ON" on June 25. On New Year's Day of this year, the band celebrated their 10th year anniversary. "NICE AND SLOW / COME ON" will be their first single since releasing "THE SEVEN SEAS" about 7 months ago.   "NICE AND SLOW" is a rock and roll tune that highlights the Hammond organ, while "COME ON" was written as the CM song for credit company '

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  • Mizuki Nana grabs the No. 1 spot on Oricon weekly album chart

    April 22, 2014 @ 2:19 am

    Voice actress and singer Mizuki Nana's 10th original album "SUPERNAL LIBERTY" (released on April 16) sold 76,000 copies in the first week, and it allowed her to grab the number one spot on Oricon's weekly album ranking.This is the first time in 4 years and 10 months for her to top the chart since she last topped it with her 7th album "ULTIMATE DIAMOND" back in June 2009.  This album contains a total of 15 songs including "Appassionato" that

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