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  • Tokoro George establishes new label + to release 2 albums

    August 21, 2014 @ 3:05 am

    Tokoro George has established an independent label called 'Jam Cracker Record'. On September 13, he will simultaneously release two albums "JAM CRACKER 1" and "JAM CRACKER 2".The albums will be sold for 756 yen (approximately $7.32 USD) each. "1" will be made up of 14 songs, while "2" will have 15. Both albums include a variety of songs packed with Tokoro's playfulness and love.  [JAM CRACKER 1]01. Ice Cream Kai ni Ikimashou ka?02. 100%03.

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  • Oguri Shun sprays water on women during 'Lupin III' event

    August 21, 2014 @ 2:40 am

    On August 19, actor Oguri Shun attended an event for his movie 'Lupin III' (August 30 release), where he sprayed water all over a group of women.The event was held to pray for the movie's success and to enjoy a cool, summer evening. In order for the 300 event attendees to cool off, Oguri brought along 14 beautiful women in yellow bikinis and sprayed them with a hose.   Oguri seemed to be satisfied with the small surprise as he stated, "

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  • the pillows to release their 19th album in October

    August 21, 2014 @ 2:17 am

    Rock band the pillows, who will be celebrate their 25th anniversary in September, will release their 19th album "Moon Dust" on October 22."Moon Dust" will mark the band's first album release in about 2 years and 9 months. Their last album "Trial" was released back in January 2012. The upcoming album will include a total of 11 songs such as their new single "About A Rock'n'roll Band" which is slated for release on September 17. It will be availabl

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  • Akimoto Yasushi and Watanabe Mayu take on the ice bucket challenge

    August 21, 2014 @ 1:22 am

    A video of Akimoto Yasushi taking on the ALS ice bucket challenge was uploaded onto AKB48's YouTube channel on August 20.Akimoto, who was nominated by Gentosha Inc. president Kenjou Toru, boldly accepted the challenge. It took place after the group's 3-day concert at Tokyo Dome. Members Takahashi Minami and Sashihara Rino assisted in dumping a bucket of ice water over his head. "I support the ALS ice bucket challenge," he stated. Shortly after, 

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 8/15~8/17

    August 20, 2014 @ 6:02 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – August 16th/17th 01 (01) Stand by Me Doraemon (Weeks: 02) 02 (00) Hot Road (Weeks: 01) 03 (02) Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Weeks: 03) 04 (03) Transformers: Age of Extinction (Weeks: 02) 05 (04) Maleficent (Weeks: 06) 06 (05) When Marnie Was There (Weeks: 05) 07 (07) Godzilla (Weeks: 04) 08

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 8/11 ~ 8/17

    August 20, 2014 @ 5:23 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for August 11 to 17. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Another Future" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 8/13 (214,682)2. "EVERLASTING" - L'Arc~en~Ciel : 8/13 (54,627)3. "Bukiyou Taiyou" - SKE48 : 7/30 (46,145)4. "A Ha Ha! ~Chouzetsu Bakushou Ondo~" - SUPER☆GiRLS : 8/13 (41,385)5. "Odoru Ponpokorin" - E-girls : 8/13 (31,777)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Sekai no Chuushin

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  • ONE OK ROCK unveil PV for 'Decision'

    August 20, 2014 @ 3:17 pm

    ONE OK ROCK has unveiled the PV for their song "Decision" through their YouTube channel. "Decision" was released together with "Mighty Long Fall" as a double A-side single on July 30. The PV, titled "Decision (featured in Fool Cool Rock)", features footage from ONE OK ROCK's documentary film 'FOOL COOL ROCK! ONE OK ROCK DOCUMENTARY FILM'.Source: natalie

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi does the ALS Ice Bucket challenge

    August 20, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

    On August 20, Hamasaki Ayumi uploaded a video of her ALS ice bucket challenge onto her Facebook account.In the video, Hamasaki declares in English, "I accept the ice bucket challenge for ALS." Then she has a man dump a bucket of ice water over her head to which she responds with a scream and a dash across the grass.   The three people Hamasaki nominated were EXILE HIRO, AAA's Urata Naoya, and Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers. 

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  • Straightener to release first album in over 3 years

    August 20, 2014 @ 1:57 am

    Straightener's new album "Behind The Scene" will be released on October 22.It will be about 3 years and 3 months since the band released their self-titled album "STRAIGHTENER" (August 2011). The upcoming album will be available in both limited and regular editions. To follow up the album release, the band is also scheduled to embark on a tour in 2015.  Prior to the release, Straightener's new single "Fuyu no Taiyou / The World Record" will

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  • Oomori Seiko to cover Utada Hikaru, Sheena Ringo and more at upcoming live

    August 20, 2014 @ 1:56 am

    Oomori Seiko will hold a live event titled 'Oomori Seiko Copiban (Copy Band) Festival' on September 2 at Shinjuku LOFT.  Oomori will form a band especially for this event to cover songs by artists such as Utada Hikaru, Sheena Ringo, Ginnan BOYZ, and SPEED. Tickets are currently on sale via Lawson Ticket and Shinjuku LOFT.Source & Image: natalie

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