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  • Matsuda Shota attends stage greeting for "Hard Romantic-er"

    October 27, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    On October 26th, actors Matsuda Shota, Nagayama Kento, and Watabe Atsuro attended a stage greeting for their movie, movie, "Hard Romantic-er", at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills. Since the film portrays violence, Matsuda showed concern for the female audience saying, "If you don't think it's good, you can leave the theater," and continued, "Feel the violence." Meanwhile, Watabe, who plays the persistent detective sarcastically commented, "I

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  • GACKT's Hollywood debut movie, "Bunraku", to be released in Japan

    October 27, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

    It's been revealed that GACKT's Hollywood debut movie, "Bunraku", will be released in Japan on January 14th. Last year, "Bunraku" was screened at the '23rd Tokyo International Film Festival'. After seeing GACKT's performance as 'Uesugi Kenshin' in the NHK Taiga drama, "Furin Kazan", director Moshe was eager to get him to star in the movie. GACKT plays the role of 'Yoshi', who is the sidekick of the main character (played by Josh Hartnett).

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  • Kanda Uno shows off her maternity nude on "an・an"

    October 27, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

    Talento Kanda Uno (36) who recently gave a birth to her first child, is showing off her maternity nude body on the latest issue of "an・an" (weekly fashion magazine) which was released on October 26th.  With the year of 2011 labeled as the "childbirth boom", this issue of "an・an" featured pregnancy and childbirth which was a first for "an・an". Kanda showed off her big belly and beautiful hip line in the pictorial. Although Kanda was near t

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  • Sato Ryuta and Dan Rei get named as the "Best Formalist"

    October 27, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

    Actor Sato Ryuta and actress Dan Rei became the recipients of the"The 12th Best Formalist" award, a distinction created in 2000 with the hopes of spreading the concept of formal wear to the general public. Every year, the awards select one male and one female to receive the honors. On October 25th, Sato and Dan dressed to the nines as they arrived in Tokyo to accept the awards. Sporting a respectable tuxedo and a glamorous purple gown, the

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  • miwa announces her last live concert of the year

    October 27, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    Singer-songwriter miwa has announced that she'll be holding a one-man live titled "miwa -39live- 'miwanissimo'" on December 24th at Zepp Tokyo. 2011 has been a busy year for miwa as she released her first album, "guitarissimo", followed by a nationwide tour, a summer tour, a school festival tour, and an acoustic tour. miwa named this concert, "39 (san kyu = thank you)", because she wanted to express her gratitude to fans who have supported h

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  • the pillows announce new single + live house tour

    October 27, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    Rock band the pillows has announced that they'll be releasing their new single called "Energia" on December 7th! The single will come in a CD+DVD edition and a CD-only edition. The jacket cover features a girl wearing 'Candy Stripper', a fashion brand with close ties to the pillows. Additionally, the band has announced that they will be holding a live house tour, titled "the pillows 'Energia Tour'". The tour will kick off on December 9t

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  • Momoiro Clover Z reveals jacket covers for "Roudou Sanka"

    October 27, 2011 @ 7:22 am

    Momoiro Clover Z has unveiled the jacket covers for their upcoming single, "Roudou Sanka". The single will come in three different versions: limited edition A, limited edition B, and a regular edition. The limited edition A and regular editions will see the members wearing funky suits, while limited edition B features the members in Santa-inspired outfits. Furthermore, the limited edition A will come with a DVD containing a video clip o

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  • Maeda Atsuko to star in CM for "g.u." once again

    October 27, 2011 @ 5:12 am

    It's been revealed that AKB48's Maeda Atsuko will be starring in the CM for casual fashion brand, "g.u.", once again. In her new CM (titled "SNOW KARATE"), Maeda sports the brand's winter inner wear called "Warm Style". Using karate, she crushes the snowballs that comes flying from all directions, one after another. After the CM shoot, Maeda shared that she regularly wears the "Warm Style". When asked what warms her heart, she answered,

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  • Sudo Risa gives birth to her second daughter

    October 27, 2011 @ 3:38 am

    On October 26th, actress Sudo Risa (35) announced through her official site that she gave birth to her second daughter on the 20th. Sudo commented, "I am now reflecting on the happiness I was able to experience twice through these miraculous moments found in the birth of life."  She continued, "I'm thankful that the baby has come to our family, and I would like to put all my efforts to face with the kids for their bright future." Sudo marri

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  • Ashida Mana holds her solo debut live event

    October 27, 2011 @ 1:39 am

    On October 26th, popular child actress Ashida Mana (7), who released her solo debut single "Suteki na Nichiyoubi ~Gyu Gyu Good day!~" on the same day, held her debut live event at the Shintoshi Hall in Yokohama. Ashida greeted the 800-member audience with a smile and said, "I'm happy that this many people came. I feel nervous, but I will try my best." She then performed her solo debut song in front of the audience, who gave Ashida a big ro

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