PewDiePie uploads video with Morning Musume content; video gets taken down for infringement

Controversial youtuber PewDiePie recently uploaded a video featuring content from idol group Morning Musume.

The popular e-celebrity routinely uploads videos where he tries not to cringe at questionable antics, and records his reaction real-time. This time his target was a Morning Musume wota, who somewhat became notorious among fellow idol fans after winning a contest hosted by NHK World. Film crews came to his house, where he was able to express his love for the idol group and even meet former member Ai Takahashi, who tagged along for the adventure.

One of the most memorable moments was when he enthusiastically danced to Morning Musume’s hit song Wakuteka Take a Chancein front of his somewhat bewildered looking parents and grandparents, while Takahashi cheered him on.

PewDiePie then went on to attempt the Wakuteka Take a Chance choreography himself by watching their dance rehearsal practice. It’s been rumored that Hello!Project fans didn’t really want to be associated with the YouTuber, and went on a mass reporting spree. Whatever the case may be it seems like it worked, his video was quickly taken down due to copyright infringement. Perhaps Japan’s very stringent rules can come in handy sometimes.

PewDiePie made headlines this year for being racially insensitive, which was largely fueled when he was caught saying the N word on a live stream. Despite the controversy he is still the most popular YouTuber with over 54 million subscribers.

Youtube user UnofficialToilet reuploaded footage of PewDiePie reacting to the wota, and attempting the choreography. Watch it below the jump

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Artists who have surprisingly never performed at Kohaku Uta Gassen

It’s nearly a new year, that means Japan is abuzz with news regarding the annual year-end musical show Kohaku Uta Gassen. Online web portal goo created a list of popular artists who have never attended the show, and had their users vote on whose absence was the most surprising.

Performing at Kohaku is still seen as a very prestigious event for an artists career. At one point it was the most watched television show in Japan, at the shows peak it reached a massive rating of over 81%. Throughout the years ratings have slowly declined, but to this day it is still the most watched Japanese musical event of the year.

Check out the full top 30 ranking below the jump
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Nishiuchi Mariya Attacks President of Her Management Company

Nishiuchi Mariya looked to be on her way to the A-list. At the age of 13, she became an exclusive model for the magazine Nicola. After three years in that role, she went on to become an exclusive model for Seventeen magazine for the next five. She debuted as a singer in 2014, winning the Best New Artist Award at the Japan Record Awards later that year. This past January, she starred as the female lead in the Fuji TV’s Getsu9 drama “Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu.” Her song “Motion” served as the drama’s theme song. However, since the drama’s end, she’s been missing in action.

This disappearance of Mariya from the entertainment scene, just as her career was hitting a new level, became a topic of discussion on the internet. It also led to an incident between Mariya and her management in early October. According to sources at her management company, Rising Pro, Mariya slapped the president of the company.

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Nishino Kana, Kanjani8, AKB48, and More Perform on Buzz Rhythm 02 for November 17

This week’s guests were Nishino Kana, Kanjani8, AKB48, Takahashi Yu, and Kirishima Nodoka.

Nishino Kana – Te wo Tsunagu Riyuu

AKB48 – 11gatsu no Anklet

Kanjani8 – Oto Seyo

Takahashi Yu – Reportage

Kirishima Nodoka – Kotoba ni Shitakute Dekinai Kotoba wo

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Daichi Miura, MIYAVI, Kanjani8, and More Perform on Music Station for November 17

This week’s guests were THE RAMPAGE, DAOKO, Okamura Yasuyuki, AKB48, Kanjani8, MIYAVI, Daichi Miura, Oginome Yoko, and Tomioka Koko Dance Bu.

THE RAMPAGE – 100degrees

DAOKO x Okamura Yasuyuki – Step Up LOVE

AKB48 – 11gatsu no Anklet

Kanjani8 – Oto Seyo

MIYAVI vs Daichi Miura – Dancing With My Fingers

Oginome Yoko x Tomioka Koko Dance Bu – Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)

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Arashi, Namie Amuro, and BiSH Top the Oricon Charts for the Week of 11/6 – 11/12

This week, Arashi topped the Oricon single chart with their new single “Doors ~Yuki no Kiseki~”, selling 571,386 copies in its first week.

Namie Amuro topped the Oricon album chart with her farewell best album “Finally”, selling 1,113,291 copies in its first week.

BiSH topped the Oricon digital album chart with their new album “THE GUERRiLLA BiSH”, selling 18,012 copies in its first week.

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#1 Song Review: Week of 10/30 – 11/5 (Keyakizaka46 v. DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi v. Yonezu Kenshi)

Hello, Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw Keyakizaka46 defeat Ed Sheeran. Keyakizaka46 is back again this week, facing off against a previous entry and a newcomer. Find out what various staff members thought of the songs that topped the singles charts this week and share your thoughts on them too!

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