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  • Nagasawa Masami's triple transformation for 'BEAUTY STYLE × MAYBELLINE NEW YORK'

    February 14, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

    Actress Nagasawa Masami recently went through three radical transformations for a special collaboration between WWD Japan's 'Beauty Style' and 'Maybelline New York'. It was Maybelline's famed make-up director MIZU and well-known photographer Leslie Kee who put the actress in a completely different light. In "LOVE SHINE" Nagasawa displays a rather unfamiliar sexy and dirty image with a gorgeous wet look. For "FAIRY GLAMOR" they went for

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  • U-KISS reveals PV for "Forbidden Love"

    February 14, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    After having success with their first Japanese single, "Tick Tack", the boys of U-KISS are ready to build on their momentum in Japan with the release of their second Japanese single, "Forbidden Love". Although the single is scheduled for release on leap day, February 29th, the PV was released earlier today. In addition to "Forbidden Love", the boys of U-KISS are also scheduled to release their first Japanese album, "A Shared Dream" on

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  • DiVA reveals short PV for "Lost the way"

    February 14, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    AKB48 subunit DiVA has just released their short PV for "Lost the way". "Lost the way" is the group's third single, and it's been picked up to tie-in with the new 'Ultraman' movie. As such, the music video has a futuristic vibe to match the sci-fi world of 'Ultraman'. "Lost the way" will be released on March 21st, and the movie will hit theatres on March 24th. In the meantime, check out the short PV below! Tip: joe.oppa

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  • Japan Box Office Report – February 11th/12th

    February 14, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    [caption id="attachment_220871" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Always: Sunset on Third Street 3" / "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" / "Kirin no Tsubasa""][/caption] This week's box office report has been stamped with a dragon tattoo, while "Hayabusa" returns back home in fourth, and everyone's favorite "Ace Attorney" lies down the law on fifth. David Fincher captivated the Japanese audience with his

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  • AKB48 distributes free guitar picks at JR Shinjuku Station

    February 14, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    On February 13th, AKB48 gave away free “AKB48 ‘Baby Blossom’ Original Picks" at JR Shinjuku Station (North) as a commemoration event for the release of their latest single, “GIVE ME FIVE!” The guitar picks could be taken by peeling them off the large poster at the station. The marketing stunt was targeted for JR commuters, and were designed to match the exact guitar picks used by the band, Baby Blossom (Maeda Atsuko, Kashiwagi Yuki, Oshima

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  • Vanilla Beans to release new single in April

    February 14, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Idol group Vanilla Beans has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "Choco Mint Flavor Time", on April 11th. Though there's little information on the single at this time,  it's been revealed that it will come in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will contain four songs and two instrumentals, while the regular edition will come with only four tracks. Additionally, Vanilla Beans will be featured on the

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  • NMB48 creates a new Oricon chart record with their 3rd single, "Junjou U-19"

    February 14, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    On February 8th, NMB48 released their third single, “Junjou U-19”, and it's already sold 329,000 copies in its first week! Not only that, but the single has also topped the Oricon Single Ranking for the week of February 20th. This marks NMB48's third single topping the Oricon charts in its first week -- their previous singles, “Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo” and “Oh My God!”, had also placed a triumphant first on their release weeks. With

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  • GACKT reveals the full PV for "UNTIL THE LAST DAY"

    February 14, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    Rock star GACKT has unleashed the music video for his latest single, "UNTIL THE LAST DAY"! As the theme song for the CG anime film, "Dragon Age -Blood Mage no Seisen-", this four-minute video provides various footage from the animated film. GACKT also dressed up as a knight while he sings passionately on a medieval set. The single is set for release on February 22nd. Check out the video below! === </p&g

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  • Two members from JKT48 resigns from group

    February 14, 2012 @ 6:28 am

    [caption id="attachment_220842" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="L: Siti Gayatri, R: Intan Pratama Ilham"][/caption] It's been reported that JKT48 members Siti Gayatri and Intan Ratama Ilham have resigned from the group. According to the announcement, both girls requested to resign from the group in order to focus on their studies. After much deliberation from both parties, the management accepted the girls' decisions. Below are

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  • Ieiri Leo ranks high on recochoku prior to her debut

    February 14, 2012 @ 5:08 am

    The much-praised 17-year-old singer and songwriter Ieiri Leo, who is still going to senior high school, is finally going to make her official debut with her single "Sabrina" on February 15th. Online and mobile music portal Recochoku exclusively started distributing the full song for download prior to her debut and it already made it into the top five of the daily ranking for February 12th. Ieiri commented about the success, "This is a song

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