January 18th, 2013

Chinen Yuri Shows Off His Pro Ballet & Jazz

in a song where Yamada sings in English, Nakaken plays the piano and the rest of HSJ joins at the latter part

Well surprise, this is actually a Chinen Yuri stage

"Where My Heart Belongs"

When I close my eyes I... see a stadium of stars. Now I stand here by myself where my heart belongs.

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Tokyo cops make ‘child porn’ inquiry into Tomomi Kasai's breast pic, raise ‘international’ concerns

Tokyo Metropolitan Police interviewed staff members at publisher Kodansha regarding whether an erotic photograph of a member of pop group AKB48 constitutes ‘child pornography,’ reports the Sankei Shimbun (Jan. 18).

On January 17, officers from the juvenile affairs division questioned the publisher over an image featuring a topless Tomomi Kasai being fondled from behind by a young foreign boy — a potential violation of child prostitution and pornography laws.

According to investigators, it must be determined whether the photo is real. “The act of (a child) touching a woman’s nipples (as in that photo) is prohibited by law,” investigators are quoted by the Sankei.

The photo was originally scheduled to be published in an issue of the Kodansha comic book Shukan Young Magazine set to hit newsstands on January 12. Instead, the release was postponed and later cancelled. In explaining its decision, Young Magazine wrote in a message on site on January 11, “The photo contains an inappropriate expression.”

Investigators are reportedly taking into consideration the fact that the publication of the photo was scrapped, but are also looking at building a case against Kodansha. “In comparison to Japan, penalties in Europe for using a young boy in child pornography are more severe,” the Sankei quotes the investigative team. “We are taking into account that this could be a problem at an international level.”

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You reap what you sow.

Square Enix Poll: Favorite Female Final Fantasy Character

The Japanese game developer Square Enix posted the results on Thursday for a poll for fans' favorite female character from the company's Final Fantasy franchise. The poll was held on Square Enix's Final Fantasy 25th anniversary commemoration forums. Forum members could vote for one character only, and if they voted for more than one character, only the first vote counted.

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[Oricon] 2012 Yearly Music industry report

On Jan 18th ,Oricon has recently revealed its annual 『Yearly Music industry Report 』for 2012 which covers the sales for singles, albums, music DVDs, and music Blu-ray discs during Jan 2nd 2012 to Dec 30th 2012.

In 2012 ,the total revenues for entire Japanese music industry was over 327 billion Yen (approximately 3.63 billion USD) (Singles : ¥63billion , Albums :¥ 184 billion ,DVD ¥64billion and BD : ¥13 billion ), contributing to 104.1% increase in total sales compared to the previous year .It 's been the first time for 6years that total revenue increased when compared to the previous year . Moreover , The total sales (counted by unit) were 120 million copies ,up 101.4% from the previous year .It's also the first time since 2004 that total sales increased .This slightly shows the signal of the music market recovery trend

「Yearly Music software market」
the number from the left to the right
Total sales by units (thousand copies) /Market shares /In last brackets (%)- compared to same period last year
Total Revenues (million yen) /Market Share /(%)- compared to same period last year


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Source : Oricon 1 2  3

Surprised that AKB claimed the 1st place for DVD category .How many AKB released DVD & BD stuffs for last year ??
Toy's factory is actually rich because of Misuchiru ,lol

Weekly Soundscan Chart: Singles/Albums (7/1~13/1/2013)


Posting the top 20 singles and albums. The first column after the position number refers to (estimated) weekly sales. The second column refers to (estimated) total sales.

Soundscan Weekly - Singles (7/1~13/1/2013)

*1 63,480 63,913 Yamada Ryosuke - Mystery Virgin (First Press Limited Edition 1) (w/DVD)
*2 55,518 55,905 Yamada Ryosuke - Mystery Virgin (Limited Edition 2) (w/DVD)
*3 48,957 49,245 Yamada Ryosuke - Mystery Virgin (Regular Edition)
*4 42,952 42,977 ONE OK ROCK - Deeper Deeper / Nothing Helps
*5 31,122 31,227 Yuzu - REASON [Yuzu Ver.] Limited Edition (CD+DVD)
*6 *7,008 *7,011 Taketatsu Ayana - Jiku Tours (First Press Limited Edition)
*7 *7,002 *7,048 Iwasa Misaki - Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara (Limited Edition) (w/DVD)
*8 *6,869 *6,900 Yuzu - REASON [HUNTERxHUNTER Ver.] Limited Edition (CD+DVD)
*9 *6,824 *6,824 Sakamoto Shintaro - Matomo ga Wakaranai (First Press Limited Edition)
10 *6,288 *6,296 Kisaragi Chihaya (Mami Imai) - PETIT IDOLM@STER Twelve Seasons! Vol. 2 Kisaragi Chihaya & Chihya (choco fondue)
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Soundscan Weekly - Albums (7/1~13/1/2013)

*1 19,400 *19,406 Shinomiya Natsuki (Taniyama Kisho) & Miyano Mamoru (Ichinose Tokiya) - Uta no☆Prince Sama♪ Shuffle Unit CD Natsuki & Tokiy
*2 18,247 *18,261 AK-69 - THE INDEPENDENT KING (Limited Edition)
*3 12,079 128,365 Sandaime J Soul Brothers - MIRACLE (Limited Edition) (ALBUM+2DVD)
*4 11,142 *12,017 Hamasaki Ayumi - A Classical
*5 *9,143 220,637 Matsutoya Yumi - Matsutoya Yumi 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album Nihon no Koi to, Yuming to。 (Regular Edition)
*6 *8,305 757,552 Mr.Children - [(an imitation) blood orange] (Limited Edition)
*8 *8,048 **8,052 TV Soundtrack - Sengoku Nabe TV Music Tonight Nantonaku Rekishi ga Manaberu CD Saishutsujin! Hen
*9 *7,920 *71,363 Ikimonogakari - Baradon
10 *7,723 *94,790 FUNKY MONKEY BABYS - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS 5 (First Press Limited Edition) (w/DVD)
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Note: Soundscan ranks sales for each version, and has a little bit smaller coverage of stores compared to Oricon. Though sometimes, Soundscan numbers can be higher than Oricon's. Soundscan also doesn't include label-owned and agency owned stores like Avex/mu-mo shops and AKB's chara-ani.

Source 1, 2