December 20th, 2012

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hide’s commemorative project currently underway

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It was revealed that a special project is currently underway for hide, X JAPAN’s guitarist who suddenly passed away in 1998.

During the hide’s birthday party held on the 8th, there was a sign that read, “hide ROCKET DIVE 2013~2014 ~20th solo works & 50th of birth anniversary~.” Through a recent Sankei Sports’ interview, it was revealed that the project was to commemorate the 13th
anniversary since hide made his solo debut (in 2013), and his 50th birth anniversary (in 2014).

One of the highlights will be the restoration of “hide museum.” According to a person concerned, the museum will open both in Tokyo
next summer, and in Osaka next fall for a limited time. Reportedly, it will also open in 2014 as well, and the location for the museum has
already been decided. An official stated, “For 2013, it will be mainly related to his solo works, and for 2014, we will switch the
display items to be mainly related to his personal history“. The interior and exterior will also be in hide color.

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Ryo Nishikido - yarichin

Final Nominations : Arama's Classier Like None of Them Hoes 2012

This is a final update for the nominations. So far we have a little over 700 nominations. 

Some of the spammed nominations:
  • Jin Akanishi
  • AKB48
  • PSY
  • Gackt's baby mama
  • Some AKB48's member's mom is a pedo
  • Kyary Pyamu Pyamu
  • Leo Ieri
It's not too late to get your fav in the top 5 running!

Nominations close tonight, my time (JST), at 12am.

Weekly Oricon Chart: Albums/Singles/Music-DVDs

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Johnny's 4-member group, NEWS have achieved their 15th consecutive no.1 single since debut with "WORLD QUEST/Pokopon Pekorya." Including albums, this is also their 20th consecutive no.1 release. They are only the 3rd group to have achieved this after KinKi Kids last did it with "Kanashimi Blue" (May 2002) and KAT-TUN with "WHITE" (May 2011). "WORLD QUEST" is the official song for FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012 in which member, Tegoshi Yuya also served as the main MC. "Pokopon Pekorya" is the theme song to the TBS midnight drama, "Hana no Zubora Meshi" in which member, Kato Shigeaki is also starring in.

In the albums chart, popular group, EXILE's double best album, "EXILE BEST HITS -LOVE SIDE/SOUL SIDE-" has topped the chart for 2 weeks in a row. This is their 3rd consecutive album to have achieved 2 straight weeks at the top after "Negai no Tou" (March 2011) and "EXILE JAPAN/Solo" (January this year). As this is also the first week of Oricon chart 2013, EXILE now have extended their record for both male artists and groups to have a yearly no.1 consecutive album to 11 years. This best album comes with 2 discs; “LOVE SIDE” with love ballads and “SOUL SIDE” with uptempo numbers, including 29 of their hit songs from their debut in 2001 until 2011.

Meanwhile, popular Johnny's talent, Yamashita Tomohisa has reached the top spot in both music-DVD and overall DVD charts simultaneously with his live DVD, "TOMOHISA YAMASHITA LIVE TOUR 2012 ~Ero P~." This is the first for Yamashita to rank first in the overall DVD chart since turning solo. It also exceeded his previous highest placing at 3rd with "TOMOHISA YAMASHITA ASIA TOUR 2011 SUPER GOOD SUPER BAD" (December 2011). The Blu-Ray version of the live DVD has also reached no.1 in the music-BD chart with 5,014 copies sold, for a DVD+BD total of 38,870 copies. This is also the first time for Yamashita to top the music-BD chart.

Posting the top 30 albums/singles and the top 10 music-DVDs. The second column in the top 10 refers to sales in 2013. New release in bold.

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Though Nana didn't get no.1, at least it's her highest first week yet I believe so congrats to her! :)

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Do You Wanna Be Tommy's Valentine? ❤


Tomoko Kawase is releasing a new single under her alter-ego Tommy February6 on February 6, her birthday. The single will be Valentine themed and will also feature a cover of her band The Brillant Green hit Ai no Ai no Hoshi as the B-side.

[Ai No Hoshi Ai No Hoshi original]

the single cover



Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII's 1st Trailer Debuts

The GameTrailers service began streaming the first trailer for the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII role-playing game sequel on Wednesday:

The game will represent the final chapter in Lightning's story. The game centers around a 13-day countdown until the end of the world, and players must save humanity within 13 days and 13 nights.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is scheduled to be released in 2013 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles.


Oricon reveals “Artist Total Sales Revenue” ranking for 2012


With 2012 coming to an end Oricon has released their yearly ranking for “Artist Total Sales Revenue“. This ranking is based on the gross total sales of CDs (both singles and albums), DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs.

Check out the top 5 below!


01 – AKB48 # 19,098,000,000 Yen (approx. $226,441,166 USD)

02 – EXILE # 12,177,000,000 Yen (approx. $144,380,253 USD)

03 – Arashi # 10,454,000,000 Yen (approx. $123,950,987 USD)

04 – Mr.Children # 9,947,000,000 Yen (approx. $117,939,589 USD)

05 – Kanjani8 # 4,916,000,000 Yen (approx. $58,288,028 USD)


Source: Oricon via tokyohive

‘Kayou Kyoku!’ announces artist line-up for their 4-hour long live broadcast special

has announced the artist line-up for the upcoming episode of their music program ‘Kayou Kyoku!‘.

Their next episode will be on Christmas Day, December 25th and it will be a 4-hour long special live broadcast with the tentative title of “Kayou Kyoku! Seinaru Yoru no 4-Jikan Nama Live SP“.

Same as their regular episodes, it will be hosted by SMAP’s Nakai Masahiro, actress Esumi Makiko, and popular idol group AKB48.

Check out the line-up below!

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Oricon reveals their yearly single ranking for 2012


Oricon has just revealed the results of the “2012 Oricon Yearly Ranking” for singles. Check out which single sold the most in 2012 below!


<2012 Oricon Yearly Ranking TOP 50 : Singles>

01 – “Manatsu no Sounds good!” – AKB48 : (1,820,056)
02 – “GIVE ME FIVE!” – AKB48 : (1,436,519)
03 – “Gingham Check” – AKB48 : (1,303,407)
04 – “UZA” – AKB48 : (1,215,079)
05 – “Eien Pressure” – AKB48 : (1,073,499)
06 – “Wild At Heart” – Arashi : (649,114)
07 – “Face Down” – Arashi : (619,940)
08 – “Kataomoi Finally” – SKE48 : (592,947)
09 – “Kiss Datte Hidarikiki” – SKE48 : (587,993)
10 – “Ai Shite Love Ru!” – SKE48 : (581,612)

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(Check out the full ranking here.)


Source: Oricon via tokyohive

Oricon reveals their yearly Album ranking for 2012


<2012 Oricon Yearly Ranking TOP50 : Albums>

01 – “Mr.Children 2005 – 2010 <macro>” – Mr.Children : (1,170,298)
02 – “Mr.Children 2001 – 2005 <micro>” – Mr.Children : (1,105,080)
03 – “1830m” – AKB48 : (1,029,954)
04 – “Popcorn” – Arashi : (847,671)
05 – “EXILE JAPAN/Solo” – EXILE / EXILE ATSUSHI : (767,274)
06 – “I LOVE YOU -now&forever-” – Kuwata Keisuke : (757,831)
07 – “ALL SINGLES BEST 2″ – Kobukuro : (693,659)
08 – “[(an imitation) blood orange] – Mr.Children : (612,507)
09 – “Matsutoya Yumi 40-Shunen Kinen Best Album Nihon no Koi to, Yu-min to.” – Matsutoya Yumi : (549,541)
10 – “OPUS ~ALL TIME BEST 1975-2012~ ” – Yamashita Tatsuro : (518,906)

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Source: Oricon  via tokyohive


It's Not My Fault That I'm Not Popular Manga Gets Anime

Advertising for the third volume of Nico Tanigawa's Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! (No Matter How You Think About It It's Your Fault I'm Not Popular) manga series has revealed that an anime adaptation has been green-lit.

The slice-of-life gag comedy centers around Tomoko Kuroki, a girl who thought she would be popular when she went to high school. However, she was in for a rude awakening, for cruel reality is not like the otome games (romance games for female players) she played.

Tanigawa launched the manga in Square Enix's Gangan Online website last year, and Square Enix is shipping the third compiled book volume of the manga on Saturday.

The Japanese publisher Media Factory had registered the domain on November 21. Gangan Online launched a "Christmas present announcement" countdown last Thursday that will end this Saturday at midnight.