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  • Celebrating 20 years of "Sailor Moon" + Momoiro Clover Z

    June 29, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    This year Takeuchi Naoko is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her famous comic "Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon". To properly celebrate this anniversary, there will be a special event on July 6th at Niccofarre in Tokyo. Appearing at the event will be the Mitsuishi Kotono, the voice behind the series' main character Tsukino Usagi/Sailor Moon. Joining her are Furuya Tooru (Chiba Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask), and Kodansha's Osano Fumio. The commemorat

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  • Oricon's comic charts for the week of July 2nd revealed

    June 28, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    Oricon has revealed the top comics for the week of July 2nd. "Fairy Tale" has moved from the No.1 spot to No.5 this week, while the top 4 are all new. Check out the results after the jump! === 1. “Detective Conan”, Volume 76 – Aoyama Gosho : (290,361) 2. “Ookiku Furikabutte”, Volume 19 – Higuchi Asa : (164,795) 3. “Uchuu Kyodai”, Volume 18 – Koyama Chuuya : (163,584) 4. “Inu x Boku SS (Secret Service)”, Volume 7

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  • Idoling!!!'s Kikuchi Ami to voice act for 'Moyashimon Returns'

    June 28, 2012 @ 6:19 am

    It's been revealed that Idoling!!!'s Kikuchi Ami will be challenging herself to voice acting for the first time in Fuji TV's anime, 'Moyashimon Returns'. Kikuchi will voice the role of newcomer idol 'Tanakyo', also known as 'Tanaka Kyoko'. AKB48 member Itano Tomomi played this role in the drama version back in 2010. 'Moyashimon' is based on a manga by Ishikawa Masayuki that's currently being serialized in the magazine, 'Evening'. It tel

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  • The cast of "Rurouni Kenshin" attend Red Carpet event

    June 28, 2012 @ 2:30 am

    On June 27th, Sato Takeru who stars in the live-action film, "Rurouni Kenshin" appeared on the red carpet for the pre-screening event. Walking down the red carpet, Sato stated that he was very happy and that all the cast members did their best working on the film. Joining him on the red carpet was Takei Emi, Aoi Yu, Eguchi Yosuke, Kikkawa Koji, Aoki Munetaka, and Tanaka Taketo. The movie is an adaptation from Watsuki Nobuhiro's manga, "Rur

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  • ryo of supercell to produce opening theme for "Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA f-"

    June 27, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    It has been revealed that ryo (supercell) feat. Hatsune Miku will be providing the opening theme to the upcoming PlayStation Vita game "Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA-f". The song is titled "ODDS&ENDS", and will be released as a single on August 29th in three versions: Limited Edition A (CD+Blu-ray), Limited Edition B (CD+DVD), and a regular CD-only version. "ODDS&ENDS" will be the third ryo (supercell) feat. Hatsune Miku song to serve a

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  • Bandoneon player Komatsu Ryota appears at early screening of animated film "Gusuko Budori no Denki"

    June 27, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    On June 25, bandoneón player Komatsu Ryota (38), who provided the musical score for animated film “Gusuko Budori no Denki” or “The Biography of Budori Gusuko” (directed by Sugi Gisaburo, opens July 7), appeared at an early private screening of the film in Osaka and performed live. He stated, “I usually wrestle with Argentine tango, but I believe my first experience of making music for a movie was a perfect fit for the film .” Source and

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  • Ohtaka Shinobu's manga "Magi" to get anime adaptation

    June 25, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Ohtaka Shinobu's ongoing manga "Magi", will be getting a TV anime adaptation.  The anime will be produced by "A-1 Pictures" who are known for the production of "Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai", "Ao no Exorcist", "Tsuritama", "Uchuu Kyoudai", and more. "Magi" started being serialized on Weekly Shonen Sunday back in 2009.   Twelve volumes have been released, and the total number of copies printed reached 3,000,000.  It's

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  • NEWS member Kato Shigeaki's debut novel to get manga adaptation

    June 24, 2012 @ 3:57 am

    It was announced in the  August issue (released on June 23rd) of "Monthly ASUKA" that idol group member  NEWS' Kato Shigeaki's novel "Pink to Gray (Pink and Gray)" will get a manga adaptation. As tokyohive reported previously, this is the debut novel for Kato. It tells a story about two best friends who enter the entertainment industry together. One becomes a star, while the other is nothing more than an extra. No other details, including w

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  • EXILE AKIRA attends press conference for upcoming drama 'GTO'

    June 23, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    On June 22nd, EXILE's AKIRA attended a press conference for the upcoming Fuji TV drama 'GTO', which will be airing every Tuesday at 10:00pm starting from July 3rd. This drama is based on the popular manga series of the same name by Fujisawa Toru that was serialized from 1997 to 2002 in 'Weekly Shounen Magazine'. The drama adaptation in 1998 starring Sorimachi Takashi became one of the popular drama series. This new drama series will includ

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  • 2012 J-Pop Summit Festival Presents the U.S premiere of the 'Evangelion Pop Up Museum'

    June 23, 2012 @ 3:58 am

    NEW PEOPLE, a dynamic entertainment destination bringing the latest examples of Japanese popular culture to North American shores, is proud to present the U.S. premiere of the Evangelion Pop Up Museum as part of the 2012 J-Pop Summit Festival. This special exhibit staged inside the SUPERFROG Gallery [3rd floor], launches on Saturday, August 25th and is co-produced by Nippon Television and NEW PEOPLE. The 2012 J-POP Summit Festival commences

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