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  • EXILE MAKIDAI marries a non-celebrity woman

    January 2, 2019 @ 2:59 am

    It's been reported that EXILE MAKIDAI has married a non-celebrity woman on December 31.MAKIDAI ended his activities as an EXILE performer after appearing on 'CDTV Special! Toshikoshi Premium Live 2015?2016.' Currently, he is putting his work into PKCZ, a unit he formed withVERBAL and DJ DARUMA. On his artist page, he commented, "After spending time together, I felt assured that I could build a warm family with her, and so I decided to spend the

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  • EXILE's Matsumoto Toshio, USA, and MAKIDAI to end their activities as performers

    June 23, 2015 @ 3:08 am

    It was announced that EXILE's Matsumoto Toshio, USA, and MAKIDAI would end their activities as the group's performers at the end of 2015. On EXILE's official site, the three members released their joint comments, as well as individual comments. "We are going off on a pathfinding journey to aim the end of new horizon. This is not a graduation nor retirement, but a new challenge." -- As the comment says, those three will continue being a part of E

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  • THE SECOND from EXILE to sing theme song for two NTV dramas

    June 26, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    It's been revealed that EXILE sub-unit THE SECOND from EXILE will be singing the theme songs for two NTV dramas starting in July.The group will be releasing their new single, "SURVIVORS feat. DJ MAKIDAI from EXILE / Pride", on August 14. "SURVIVORS-" will be used in 'Machiisha Jumbo!!' (starts July 4) while "Pride" will be used in 'Frenemy ~Dobu Nezumi no Machi~' (starts July 3). Both songs were written to fit the image of each drama. "Mach

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  • Ueto Aya and HIRO's official press statements, and the first blessings from their friends

    September 15, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    On September 15th, many friends of actress Ueto Aya and EXILE's HIRO sent their blessings to the newlywed couple. One day ago, Ueto and HIRO have both announced via open letters addressed to their fans and statements sent to the press that they've officially registered their marriage. They both have been in a relationship for around two years now. There have always been rumors that the two were a couple, but the media has never managed to

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  • EXILE to star in new CM for "Hot Pepper Gourmet"

    November 17, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    On November 16th, it was revealed that EXILE would be starring in a new CM for the gourmet website, "Hot Pepper Gourmet". In the CM, the members (MATSU, USA, MAKIDAI, KENCHI, KEIJI, and TETSUYA) were gathered at a year-end party, and talked about their true feelings through their own puppets. The CM will come in 6 different versions: "Man or Woman", "MVP", "True Friendship", "Vocal Desire", "The Person I Admire", and "Stories of Hardshi

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  • Stage play "Red Cliff -Ai-" starring EXILE's AKIRA opens at Le Theatre GINZA

    August 9, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    The stage play Red Cliff Ai starring AKIRA (29) from popular music group EXILE opened on August 8th at the Le Theatre in Ginza. The play is a work inspired by the film Red Cliff, which was directed by John Woo and based on the Battle of the Red Cliffs recorded in Chinas Annals of the Three Kingdoms. AKIRA, who stars as the State of Wu General Zhou Yu, was enthusiastic about the opening day and stated, We can deliver the best

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  • DJ MAKIDAI's full PV for "Really Into You" featuring Happiness has been released!

    June 17, 2011 @ 9:10 am

    tokyohive previously reported that EXILE memberMAKIDAI, under the nameDJ MAKIDAI, will be releasing a new mix CD, titled Treasure MIX 3, on July 6th. The music video for the promotional track "Really Into You", featuring girl group HAPPINESS, has now been released. Check it out below! Thanks Danseryu for the tip!

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  • DJ MAKIDAI "Really Into You" PV teaser featuring Happiness + album info!

    June 15, 2011 @ 8:58 am

    [caption id="attachment_161415" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="DJ MAKIDAI x Happiness"][/caption] EXILE member MAKIDAI will be releasing a new mix CD, entitled "Treasure MIX 3", on July 6th. The mix CD will feature music from a variety of English artists, including 50 Cent, Drake, Rihanna, Nelly, Asher Roth, and even one of Lady Gaga's newest singles, "Judas". The promotional track, "Really Into You", was taken up as a collabor

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  • Check out EXILE's new CM for "Otona no Kirin Lemon"!

    June 8, 2011 @ 11:07 pm

    EXILE members MAKIDAI, TAKAHIRO, and AKIRA have appeared in Kirin's new CMs for "Otona no Kirin Lemon"! In the commercials, the members reach for a refreshing drink after a rigorous bike ride through the hills and an exhausting day surfing at the beach. Their song "Miracle" (from the latest album "Negai no Tou")can also be heard in the background. Check out the CM below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0GdFNuYOrE Thanks to WD79 for the

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  • Happiness holds their first solo live at SHIBUYA-AX

    April 29, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    Seven-member girl groupHappiness held their first solo live at SHIBUYA-AX on April 29th. The girls performed a total of five songs including their latest single "Friends" which was released on the 27th, and aroused 1500 fans withtheir dance performance which is the initiation of EXILE. When Happiness showed up on the stage, their male fans' cheers were drowned by the females fans' screams. EXILE members, MAKIDAI and TAKAHIRO also visit

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