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  • the HIATUS announces 3rd album + nationwide tour

    October 6, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Alternative rock band the HIATUS has announced that they will be releasing their third album on November 23rd! The band has also revealed that they will be holding a nationwide tour, tentatively titled "the HIATUS TOUR 2011-2012", to coincide with the album release. The album, currently untitled, will be the band's first album since "ANOMALY", which was released back in June 2010. The title and track list will be revealed at a later date.

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  • GLAY to release new mini-album in December

    October 6, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    Rock group GLAY has revealed that they will be releasing a new mini-album, titled "Hope and The Silver Sunrise", on December 14th! This will be the third and final release of their three month consecutive release project, and it's said to be a Christmas mini-album containing five songs. It will come in both limited and regular editions, and the limited edition will come with a 2012 daily pad calendar. Regarding this new mini-album, member

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  • Oricon reveals the monthly chart rankings for September

    October 6, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    Check out the Oricon monthly chart rankings for September below. ----- <Single> 1. "Rising Sun/Itsuka Kitto..." - EXILE/EXILE ATSUSHI : 9/14 (234,846) 2. "Kazoku ni Naoru yo/fighting pose" - Fukuyama Masaharu : 8/31 (220,809) 3. "Magic Power" - Hey! Say! JUMP : 9/21 (217,661) 4. "Flying Get" - AKB48 : 8/24 (186,205) 5. "FIGHTERS" - 3daime J Soul Brothers : 9/7 (91,129) 6. "Niji no Uta" - Domoto Tsuyoshi : 9/7

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  • Michibata Jessica becomes a model for TAG Heuer

    October 6, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

    On October 4th, model Michibata Jessica (26) attended an event for watch brand TAG Heuer in Tokyo. As the image character for this brand, this popular model showed up to the event in a long, black dress featuring a thigh-high slit and showed her muse-like figure to the audience. As the first Japanese to be chosen as the image character for this brand, she stated, “I really think of this as a great honor,” and expressed her happiness with a

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  • Dan Rei excited to meet Milla Jovovich at premiere for "The Three Musketeers 3D" in London

    October 6, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    Actress Dan Rei attended the London premiere for the upcoming 3D movie "The Three Musketeers". She takes the role of the voice acting for the Japanese dubbed version. The voice over role she plays is for the mysterious beautiful woman Milady which is the role of Milla Jovovich. Dan got an invitation as a Japanese representative and walked on the red carpet wearing a white Kimono. Movie director Paul W. S. Anderson transformed the world ren

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  • "Kaiji 2" press conference features 200 million Yen as the main star, and a peculiar Yoshitaka Yuriko

    October 6, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    A press conference for the upcoming movie "Kaiji 2: Jinsei Dakkai Game" was held in Tokyo today. The conference was attended by actors Fujiwara Tatsuya, Iseya Yusuke, and Yoshitaka Yuriko, as well as director Sato Toya, and creator of the original manga, Fukumoto Nobuyuki. The movie is the sequel to the very successful "Kaiji: Jinsei Dakkai Game" that grossed 2.25 billion Yen (29.34 million USD) at the box office. Just like in the first mo

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  • AKB48 chosen as "NHK Kohaku Supporter" for the first time

    October 6, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    Popular idol group AKB48 along with Terry Ito have been chosen as "Kohaku supporters" for NHK's annual music show on New Year's Eve "NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen." To commemorate this, they made an appearance at a special press conference held on October 6th.  Though AKB48 has performed on Kohaku three times in the past, this will be their first time to take part as a "Kohaku supporter." Member, Takahashi Minami commented, "We visited the devasta

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  • SKE48 reveals jacket covers for "Okie Dokie"

    October 6, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    Previously, idol group SKE48 revealed the tracklist details for their 7th single, "Okie Dokie", and now they're back with the official album jackets! To match the cute nature of the phrase, "Okie dokie", the artist decided to throw some elementary school inspirations into the covers. Pencil crayon smileys, hearts, and of course, school uniforms could all be found on the jackets. Check them out below! -- < Type A > -

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  • girl next door to release new single, "Boogie-Woogie Night"

    October 6, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    Electropop trio girl next door has announced the release of their new single, "Boogie-Woogie Night"! The new single will be released on Chisa's birthday, November 16th, and is described as an upbeat track with disco sounds. It serves as the theme song to TV Asahi's drama, "Watashi no Host-chan ~Shichinin no Host~". Meanwhile, girl next door will release their single, "ROCK YOUR BODY", on October 19th. Both singles will be available in t

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  • Charice holds a free live with 1,000 fans in the rain

    October 6, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    On October 5th, Filipino singer Charice held a surprise event titled "Special 'One Day' Free Live" at Shinjuku Square Garden. Despite the pouring rain, around 1,000 fans turned up  to watch Charice perform five songs off of her second album, "∞ (Infinity)". She called out to her fans, "Thank you for gathering here amidst the rain. Please enjoy it." During the performance of her new song, "One Day", 4 dancers who were chosen out of 400 peo

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