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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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  • Kikkawa Yu & Sweety to provide new theme songs for "Sengoku Collection"

    June 22, 2012 @ 3:12 am

    It has just been revealed that idol Kikkawa Yu and girls unit Sweety will be providing brand new opening and ending theme songs for the TV Tokyo anime "Sengoku Collection". "Sengoku Collection" is the anime adaptation of the popular KONAMI video game, which has sold 2.8 million copies to date. Currently, ABCHO sings the opening theme song "Me wo Tojite Gyu Shiyo", while Sweety lent their song "UNLUCKY GIRL!!" as the ending theme. The new th

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  • FLOW and joy to provide new theme songs for anime, 'Eureka Seven AO'

    June 21, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    It's been revealed that rock bands FLOW and joy will be providing the new theme song for the anime series, 'Eureka Seven AO'! FLOW wrote the song, "BraBlue"[combine words Brave and Blue], just for the anime's opening theme. It's described as a danceable rock tune, and it will be released as the band's new single on September 5th. This marks the FLOW's second time to provide a theme song for the 'Eureka Seven' series. Meanwhile, the endi

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  • Sukima Switch to provide opening theme for anime 'Uchuu Kyodai'

    June 21, 2012 @ 2:32 am

    It's been revealed that Sukima Switch's new song, "Eureka", will be used as the opening theme for NTV's anime series, 'Uchuu Kyodai', starting July 1st! This song was written just for the anime, and it's described as a number that resembles their hit songs "Zenryoku Shounen" and "Guarana". Regarding how the song was created, Ohashi Takuya shared, "The moment I read the manga, an image sprung forth. I was in the middle of a tour, but I r

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  • Oricon's comic charts for the week of June 25th revealed

    June 21, 2012 @ 2:20 am

    Oricon has revealed their comic charts for the week of June 25th! Check out the results below to see if any of your favorites made it into the top 5! === 1. “Chihayafuru”, Volume 17 –  Suetsugu Yuki : (222,909) 2. “FAIRY TAIL”, Volume 33 –  Mashima Hiro : (172,046) 3. “Tonari no Atashi”, Volume 10 – Nanba Atsuko : (82,286) 4. “BLEACH”, Volume 55 – Kubo Taito : (81,087) 5. “Air Gear”, Volume 36 – Oogure It

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  • supercell to produce debut album for fictional artist, EGOIST

    June 16, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    It has just been revealed that supercell will completely produce the debut album of the fictional artist "EGOIST". EGOIST is an artist that appears in the television anime "Guilty Crown", and will be releasing a currently untitled first album on September 19th. The vocals are provided by chelly, a 17-year-old high school girl who was chosen by ryo out of 2,000 applicants to become one of the new vocalists for the group. chelly has been sin

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  • Yamashita Tomohisa to make appearance in anime, 'Toriko'

    June 15, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    It's been revealed that Yamashita Tomohisa will be making an appearance as himself in Fuji TV's anime, 'Toriko'! This was decided because Yamashita's new song, "LOVE CHASE", was picked up as the ending theme for the anime. When he first challenged himself as a voice actor, he felt it was difficult; however, he was later able to pick it up quickly. Yamashita commented, "I became excited after seeing the set image of the anime. I was nerv

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  • Shibasaki Kou releases animated short movie of "ANOTHER:WORLD"

    June 14, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    On June 14th, actress and singer Shibasaki Kou released a special short animated movie for her new single, “ANOTHER:WORLD”, on YouTube. This special PV titled “Shibasaki Kou ANOTHER:WORLD” features the Shibasaki-produced character ‘Gyarako’ and takes viewers on an adventure to another world. The featured character, Gyarako, is also the image character of her three-unit band “galaxias!” who made their debut last year. In this special short,

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