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  • Rookie band "HOW MERRY MARRY" chosen to sing opening theme song for "Natsume Yuujinchou San"

    May 25, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

    Starting on July 4th, four member rookie band HOW MERRY MARRY’s new song, “Boku ni Dekiru Koto”, will be used as the opening theme for the TV Tokyo anime, “Natsume Yuujinchou San”. The four members of HOW MERRY MARRY are: Kudo Keiichi (vocals & guitar), Ito Kentarou (guitar), Akiyama Osamu (bass), and Kawazoe Masashi (drums). The band had their major debut on March 2nd of this year with their mini album, “Bye My Town”. Source: Or

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  • Live action of "Detective Conan" starring Mizobata Junpei to be a drama series!

    May 25, 2011 @ 4:35 am

    It's been announced that popular manga "Detective Conan", written/illustrated by Aoyama Gosho, will be aired as a drama series starring Mizobata Junpei and Kutsuna Shiori, who previously starred in "Detective Conan" special drama. Although "Detective Conan" has been adapted to live-action special dramas three times in the past  (two special dramas starring Oguri Shun and one starring Mizobata Junpei), this will be the first time it is set

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  • Tokyo Tower will light up like a Lotus Flower for "Tezuka Osamu no Buddha"

    May 23, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    On May 27th and 28th, from 19:00 to 22:00, Tokyo's symbol, Tokyo Tower, will light up and display an image of a lotus flower. This is to celebrate the release of the animated film, "Tezuka Osamu no Buddha -Akai Sabakyo! Utsukushiku-". The film is part of a trilogy dedicated to the last Tezuka Osamu's "Buddha" manga, and it will open that weekend on May 28th. Originally the light display was supposed to run last March on the 30th and 31s

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  • New CM revealed for upcoming animated film, "Fullmetal Alchemist: Milos no Seinaru Hoshi"

    May 21, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    The third promotional video for the upcoming film, "Fullmetal Alchemist: Milos no Seinaru Hoshi" (translation: "Fullmetal Alchemist: Holy Star of Milos"), has just! been released The new video shows more footage of the film's new heroine, Julia Crichton, played by Sakamoto Maaya. Check it out below and remember, "Fullmetal Alchemist: Milos no Seinaru Hoshi" will be released in theaters on July 2nd. (watch the previous ones here a

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  • Taketomi Seika voice acts for new Madhouse produced anime

    May 20, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    Gravure Japan 2010 Grand Prix winner Taketomi Seika will be taking on a role foreign to her this year, as the 16-year-old will be featured in a brand new Madhouse anime, "To Aru Hikushi e no Tsuioku". Taketomi will be playing the role of the female heroine, Fana del Moral, who can be seen in the photo released below: Previous voice acting roles under Madhouse, such as 2006's "Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo" ("The Girl Who Leapt Throught Time

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  • Amuro Namie announces first single of 2011...and it's a triple A-side!

    May 20, 2011 @ 7:52 am

    The "Queen of Hip-Pop", Amuro Namie, has just announced a new single! The triple A-side single, "NAKED/Fight Together/-TBA-", will be released on July 27th, and it will be her first single of 2011. She just released a collaboration album, "Checkmate!", last month (April 27th), which hit #1 on the Oricon Chart and was #2 on the United World Chart. === "NAKED" will be the theme song to a Kose CM for "ESPRIQUE", and it'll be produced b

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  • Upcoming movie "Nintama Rantaro" adds more to the cast!

    May 20, 2011 @ 7:22 am

    Popular kids anime show "Nintama Rantaro" is being adapted into a live-action version movie, and as we already know, Kato Seishiro will be starring as main character, Rantaro, but recently more cast members for the movie have been announced. Actors such as Kaga Takeshi, Emoto Akira, Ishibashi Renji, and Yamamoto Yusuke transformed into a variety of characters from the show with the help of special makeup and costume. The movie features a

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  • Cafe "ZONE-OO" comes up with an 'original menu'

    May 19, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    Starting on May 18th and running until the 29th, Kujo Kiyo's "ZONE-00" cafe will be open in Akihabara, Tokyo. The cafe will disguise itself as two stores, "Cure Maid Cafe" and a dansou cafe & bar, "QUEEN DOLCE". Each cafe will have a special menu with items based off characters. For example, the "Cure Maid Cafe" will have a "Shima no Yuuutsu Cherry Soda", while "QUEEN DOLCE" will have "Shima Outoukakei". Those who come in with the "

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  • Manga "Ouran Host Club" to get a live action adaptation!

    May 19, 2011 @ 8:27 am

    You can never have too many live-action adapations of mangas (I think?), and to answer the prayers of a lot of fans, they are finally making one for Hatori Bisco's manga, "Ouran High School Host Club". The plans were revealed in the July issue of Hakusensha's "LaLa" tokubon. The romantic comedy will star Yamamoto Yusuke ("Hanazakari no Kimitachi e") as the Host Club president, "Tamaki Suo". To play the head-strong, cross-dressing heroine,

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  • Oricon reveals latest weekly comic chart

    May 19, 2011 @ 12:59 am

    It's that time of the week again! Oricon has just released the results of their weekly comic chart for the week of May 23rd. Check 'em out below: ----- 1. "ONE PIECE", the 62nd volume - Oda Eiichiro : (227,721) 2. "Gakuen Mokushiroku HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD", the 7th volume - Written by Sato Saisuke / Illustrated by Sato Shoji : (115,154) 3. "Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun", the 7th volume - Robiko : (66,911) 4. "Mahou Shoujo

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