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  • Ziyoou-Vachi reveals title & release date for second album

    March 11, 2012 @ 1:27 am

    Mysterious rock band Ziyoou-Vachi has revealed the title and release date for their second album! Ziyoou-Vachi's new album will be titled "Hebihime-sama" It is scheduled for a May 23rd release. The theme of the album is 'destruction' and it will feature a total of 8 tracks. The band is currently in the middle of their one-man tour, 'Kujaku Fujin'. They've already added one new date to their tour, on June 1st at SHIBUYA-AX, this new live

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  • PV for Mano Erina's "Tasogare Kousaten" revealed

    March 10, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    On February 22nd, the beautiful Mano Erina released her 11th single, "Doki Doki Baby/Tasogare Kousaten". It took a while and fans waited patiently for the release of the PV for one of the title tracks "Tasogare Kousaten" but now it's finally here. Check out Mano Erina as she looks beautiful across the various landscapes in Japan below. Tip: Mondaygenie

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – March 5th~March 8th

    March 10, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    [caption id="attachment_225501" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – March 5th~March 8th"][/caption] The top drama is losing viewers, while some others are already in their final sprint. Furthermore, we also have to say good-bye to two dramas. There isn't much more left to say about the mediocre to low ratings of this season. At least, the Monday drama 'Lucky Seven' (Fuji TV) surprised with an increase of 1.9%

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  • [tokyohive giveaway] (UPDATE - Winners Announced) A chance to see Jin Akanishi in New York

    March 10, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    As many of you know already, Jin Akanishi is set to embark on his North American tour starting on March 9th. He will be hitting up five cities in March, starting in Los Angeles on March 9th, Vancouver Canada on March 10th, Honolulu Hawaii on March 12th, New York on March 15th, and San Francisco on March 17th. Good news for tokyohive fans as we've received 5 General Admission tickets to giveaway for his March 15th stop in New York City at t

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  • Poster for "Rurouni Kenshin" live-action movie revealed

    March 10, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    The poster for the live-action film, "Rurouni Kenshin", has finally been revealed! The black-and-white photo was taken by Kurigami Kazumi, a renowned photographer who has won many awards. It was taken to convey the 'hidden madness' of the protagonist 'Kenshin', a former assassin who vows not to kill anyone after experiencing a personal trauma. "Rurouni Kenshin" will open in theaters on August 25th. It stars a gorgeous line-up of actor

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  • Oguri Shun & Kutsuna Shiori to voice act for anime film "Gusuko Budori no Denki"

    March 10, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    Oguri Shun will voice act for upcoming anime film, "Gusuko Budori no Denki".  Oguri will play the voice of the protagonist, "Gusuko Budori" and actress Kutsuna Shiori has been chosen to play the voice of "Neri", the younger sister of Budori. "Gusuko Budori no Denki" is based on Miyazawa Kenji's fairy tale, and it tells the story of "Budori", a son of a woodcutter, who lived peacefully with his parents and younger sister, "Neri" in the fore

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  • MUSIC STATION to air 3-hour special in April

    March 10, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    TV Asahi's music program, MUSIC STATION will broadcast a 3-hour special episode "MUSIC STATION 3-hour Special (temporary titled)" on April 6th starting at 7:00 pm, and the guest line-up for the special episode has been revealed. On the special episode, Mr. Children will make their appearance which will be the first time in 3 years and 3 months since they last appeared on the show back in December 2008.  It was also announced that Rihanna w

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  • Koizumi Miyuki gives birth to a baby girl!

    March 10, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    On March 9th, it was announced that supermodel Koizumi Miyuki (33) has given birth to a baby girl! Koizumi, who announced her pregnancy with actor Hamada Gaku (23) last year, revealed that her baby was born back in January at a local hospital. Hamada and Koizumi started dating back in summer of 2010 after being introduced by a mutual friend. They announced their marriage in September of last year, generating much buzz about their height diff

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  • Sawashiro Miyuki, Kawasumi Ayako, and Nakahara Mai to join as voice actresses for "AKB0048"

    March 10, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    AKB48’s first anime series “AKB0048”, which will air its first broadcast on April 29th, has announced additional voice actresses including Sawashiro Miyuki, Kawasumi Ayako, and Nakahara Mai. Sawashiro Miyuki will play ‘Acchan’ or Maeda Atsuko of the 13th generation. Kawasumi Ayako will take on the role of ‘Sayaka’ or Akimoto Sayaka of the 10th generation. Nakahara Mai as ‘Sae’ or Miyazawa Sae of the 10th generation in this anime serie

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  • U to make his debut in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore this month!

    March 10, 2012 @ 6:29 am

    Actor and singer U (a.k.a Shirota Yu) has revealed that he will be making his debut in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore later this month! He will be making this particular debut with his first album 'UNO' (released in Japan back on March 7th) through print and digital form. Shirota recently collaborated with Backstreet Boys member Howie D for "Worth Fighting For feat. HOWIE D” (released on February 22nd), and became the topic of interest wh

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