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What I’m Listening to: Aoi Eir’s “AUBE”

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Today, I am listening to Aoi Eir’s fantastic album “AUBE”.  I’m definitely enjoying it a lot more than her last album!

Goose house new single to be theme for anime series

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Goose house has attracted fans all over the world thanks to YouTube who has showcased the talented vocalists/musicians doing covers of popular Japanese songs (and some English songs as well).

But outside of the covers, the band has worked very hard to promote their original work and it appears that Goose house has signed with Sony Music Japan and will be performing the ending theme “Oto no naru hou e” for the anime series “Gin no Sagi”.

How awesome is that!???  Congratulations to Goose house!

T.M. Revolution’s first appearance on Music Station since 2004 and Baby Metal’s first appearance

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TV Asahi’s “Music Station” will be featuring T.M. Revolution, BABYMETAL, AKB48, Hey! Say! JUMP, miwa and citron on Feb. 7th.

For T.M. Revolution, the appearance will be his first since 2004, when the pop star performed “Albireo”.

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The episode will also feature the first appearance of popular idol group BABYMETAL and also AKB48’s newest single featuring Oshima Yuko as the center (Oshima is graduating from AKB48 on March 30th).

Is AKB48’s Aigasa Moe… Tomochin 2.0?

Lately when Aigasa Moe has been posting photos….there is a great resemblance to former AKB48 Itano Tomomi.  So, much of a resemblance that people have called her online as Tomochin 2.0.  And has quickly became a fan favorite, especially for her plethora of duck lip photos.

Here is Aigasa Moe:

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Here is former AKB48 member, Itano Tomomi (Tomochin):

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Purchase Kashiwagi Yuki’s 3rd solo Blu-ray/DVD and get a Yukirin figure

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For fans of AKB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki, will no doubt want to purchase her upcoming Blu-ray/DVD of her 3rd solo live concert.  If you purchase the Blu-ray/DVD, you get a Yukirin figure.

The Blu-ray and DVD will be released on March 19, 2014.

Second film trailer for Majo no Takkyubin (Kiki’s Delivery Service) released

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On Monday, Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web released the second trailer for “Majo no Takkyubin” (Kiki’s Delivery Service). And a much better trailer this time around as Jiji the black cat is featured. You can view the trailer here:

Emiko Aida takes on the AKB48 pachinko game

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Pachinko fan Emiko Aida is featuring the AKB48 Pachinko game in her latest YouTube video.  While I have played pachinko and barely understand it completely, for those who do and are AKB48 fans, will dig this!

Morning Musume ’14 and 2PM take the #1 spot on the Oricon Daily Single and Album Charts

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Morning Musume ’14 has their second straight 100,000+ seller on single debut day on the Oricon Daily Charts.

Their latest single “Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa / Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai / What is LOVE?” sold 119,442 copies, edging out Amuro Namie’s “TSUKI” which sold 18,680 and aiko’s “Kimi no Tonari” which sold 17,168.

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On the album charts, 2PM takes the #1 spot with their album “Genesis of 2PM” which sold 43,323 copies.  In second place was Uta no Prince-Sama Gekidan Shining soundtrack which sold 13,800 copies and at third place, Honeyworks’ “Zutto Mae Kara Sukideshita.” sold 6,856 copies.