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  • Lead announces new single, "HURRICANE"

    June 30, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    It's been over a year since the boys of Lead released a full single. Their last single, "SPEED STAR" was released back in July of 2010 and now it's been announced that they will release their first single of 2011 titled, "HURRICANE". This is their 18th single and will release on August 10th. The song is described as moving forward toward your dreams with the help of everyone supporting you. The coupling song will be "CAN'T STOP" and "24HRS

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  • Tamaki's first single will be second ending theme for "TIGER & BUNNY"

    June 30, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    It has just been revealed that the new ending theme to the popular anime "Tiger & Bunny" will be singer Tamaki's new song, '"Mind Game". Tamaki debuted earlier this year with her first album, 'HIKARI', and two of her songs have already been featured, one in the drama 'Genya' and another in the movie 'Byakuyako'. Although her music has been featured prominently, little is known about the mysterious newcomer, whose age and face remain a secr

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  • Kamiji Yusuke to voice act for "NARUTO Shippuden"!

    June 28, 2011 @ 2:23 am

    tokyohive previously reported that Kamiji Yusuke would be participating in NARUTO’s 8th film, “Gekijyouban NARUTO: Blood Prison”. Today, it was further revealed that he would take part not only in the film as a singer but as a voice actor in the television series ("NARUTO Shippuden") as well. Regarding this, Kamiji stated, “It feels a little odd to take part in 'NARUTO' as I have been watching this series before, but I am truly honored to ta

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  • "Rurouni Kenshin" to get film adaptation starring Sato Takeru!

    June 28, 2011 @ 12:21 am

    Back in July 2010, tokyohive mentioned rumor that Watsuki Nobuhiro's popular manga, "Rurouni Kenshin -Meiji Kenkaku Romantan-" would get a movie adaptation, and that Sato Takeru would be playing the main character, 'Himura Kenshin'. As it turns out, it wasn't a rumor after all! On June 28th, it was confirmed that a live-action movie of 'Rurouni Kenshin' will be released in 2012, and it will indeed star Sato Takeru. Otomo Keishi (the chief

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  • Another Gundam Project announced to be made into an anime

    June 26, 2011 @ 5:27 am

    Previously, tokyohive reported that a new Gundam anime series will begin airing on television in October. Today, Bandai announced that they will be starting another anime project, “Mobile Suit Gundam: THE ORIGIN”. This was formally announced on official Gundam Portal powered by Bandai and the August issue of “Monthly Gundam Ace”. This "Mobile Suit Gundam: THE ORIGIN" was a manga adaptation of TV anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam", written and

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  • Oricon reveals comic ranking for the week of June 27th

    June 23, 2011 @ 1:37 am

    Oricon has just revealed the results of its comic chart for the week of June 27th! Read on below for this week's top five best-selling manger! - 1.  Detective Conan, Volume 72  - Aoyama Gosho : 286,775 2. FAIRY TAIL, Volume 27 - Mashima Hiro : 169,598 3. Chihayafuru, Volume 13 - Suetsugu Yuki : 168,644 4. Otoyomegatari, Volume 3 - Mori Kaoru : 157,502 5. Hajime no Ippo, Volume 96 - Morikawa George : 99,751

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  • "Sailor Moon" live action drama to be released as a special box set

    June 22, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

    For those of you who were big fans of the "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon" live action series, a special box set will officially be released on September 22nd! The box set will contain all forty-nine episodes of the television drama that aired in 2003, "Special Act.", "Act.ZERO Sailor V Tanjou", and footage from the "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Kirari Super Live" held in 2004. 218 minutes of extra goodies - such as exclusive interviews wit

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  • LAMA to sing the opening theme for new noitaminA anime, "No.6"

    June 22, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    Four-member band LAMA's new song "Spell" has been chosen as the opening theme of Fuji TV's late night noitaminA anime, "NO. 6" (Thursdays, 3:15 AM), and the song will go on sale August 3rd. LAMA is made up of former Supercar member Nakamura Koji (also performing as solo artist, iLL), Furukawa Miki (also formerly of Supercar), former NUMBER GIRL member Tabuchi Hisako, and Ushio Keisuke (also performing as solo artist, agraph). These four memb

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  • TV anime, "NOIR", to be released as live-action drama

    June 20, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

    Earlier today, it was announced that Japanese TV anime, “NOIR,” will be produced as a live-action drama directed by Sam Raimi. “NOIR” is a story about two female assassins who travel together to find answers about their past and embark in many missions while learning about each other and making close bonds with one another. This work was aired back from April 2001 to September 2001 on TV Tokyo. Raimi will partner with Robert G. Tapert, a

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  • GACKT to play the voice of "Dante" for SKET DANCE!

    June 20, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    It has been revealed that GACKT will be featured as a voice actor and singer in the TV Tokyo anime "SKET DANCE"! GACKT will be portraying the character of Dante, lead vocalist for visual kei band, JardiN. The writer of the original manga, Shinohara Kenta, commented that GACKT was the inspiration behind the character of Dante, so it is very fitting to have GACKT be the voice of the character. Sharing his thoughts about playing the role of Dan

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