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  • AKB48's Shinoda Mariko reveals her wedding dress designs for 'Love Mary'

    January 26, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    On January 25th, AKB48's Shinoda Mariko attended a press conference for her wedding dress brand, "Love Mary". Although it's her first time designing wedding dresses, Shinoda has already come up with 10 different pieces in a period of six months. "It's been a dream of mine for awhile, so I'm happy," she expressed. As for her own future wedding, Shinoda mused, "Maybe [when I'm] around 40. I think it's okay to get married after working har

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  • Oricon reveals comic chart for January 30th

    January 26, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    Oricon has just revealed the comic chart for the week of January 30th. Take a look below to see if your favorite manga ranked in the top 5! - 1. GANTZ, Volume 33 - Oku Hiroya : 155,485 - 2. Sukitte Ii na yo., Volume 8 - Hazuki Kanae : 103,765 - 3. Magi, Volume 11 - Ootaka Shinobu : 88,307 - 4. PEACE MAKER, Volume 8 - Minagawa Ryoji : 84,652 - 5. Area no Kishi, Volume 29 - Iga Hiroaki : 76,360

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  • Matsushita Yuya reveals new details about his 2nd album

    January 26, 2012 @ 6:42 am

    As reported earlier, Matsushita Yuya will be releasing his 2nd album on February 22nd. Recently, new details on the release have been revealed, including the album's title. The album has been named "2U", and it will come in three different versions: limited edition A, limited edition B, and a regular edition. Both the limited editions will include DVDs with varying content. Check out the new details on Matsushita Yuya's "2U" below: ===

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  • L'Arc-en-Ciel to perform at New York's Madison Square Garden!

    January 26, 2012 @ 5:32 am

    L'Arc-en-Ciel fans, heads up! The legendary rock band will be bringing their music to arenas all over the world! L’Arc-en-Ciel will return to the U.S. as part of their 2012 world tour, and they'll be performing at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City -- a first ever achievement for a Japanese artist. The first time the band performed in the States was in 2004, where they played to a crowd of over 10,000 in Baltimore. This

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  • Suzuki Fuku to appear in Fukuyama Masaharu's PV for 'Doraemon' OST

    January 26, 2012 @ 3:11 am

    Popular child actor Suzuki Fuku (7) will be making a cameo in Fukuyama Masaharu (42)’s music video for “Ikiteru Ikiteku”, the theme song for the film, 'Doraemon: Nobita to Kiseki no Shima ~Animal Adventure~'. Suzuki will also be appearing in the movie itself. The music video begins with an anime segment from the upcoming movie featuring the character “Fukuyama Masaaki” (inspired by Fukuyama himself), and a dodo bird by the name of “Fuku

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  • EXILE's NAOKI diagnosed with spinal canal stenosis

    January 26, 2012 @ 1:21 am

    It's been reported that EXILE member NAOKI has been diagnosed with spinal canal stenosis. Spinal canal stenosis is the abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal that causes restriction to the spinal cord. According to sources, doctors found that NAOKI was born with stenosis in the cervical region, and in order to prevent future problems, it was decided that he seek treatment immediately. NAOKI will undergo treatment for several months, ref

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  • AKB48's Sashihara Rino holds her 1st photobook release event

    January 26, 2012 @ 12:36 am

    On January 24th, AKB48 member Sashihara Rino held a handshake event to commemorate the release of her 1st photobook, "Sashiko" (released on January 19th). Sashihara has enjoyed a strong year so far, as she's landed a lead role in the drama 'Muse no Kagami' for the first time, made a solo debut, and released her own photobook. She commented, "Since nothing has brought consequences yet, I want to look back on this year as a leaping year afte

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  • Akanishi Jin and Kuroki Meisa's agencies release official statements

    January 25, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    On January 26th, Akanishi Jin and Kuroki Meisa's agencies released official statements regarding the recent rumor about a possible relationship. News outlet Sponichi (or ‘Sports Nippon’) broke the news about an alleged date at Tokyo DisneySea and possible romantic relationship between Akanishi and Kuroki on January 25th. Naturally, all of the outlets now tried to get an official statement from both of their agencies. Sanspo was one of the

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  • Check out the full trailer and new teaser for "SPEC~Ten"

    January 25, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    The official website for the upcoming movie, "SPEC~Ten", has finally been updated with a second teaser and a full-length trailer. 'SPEC~Ten' brings back its two protagonists, Toma Saya (Toda Erika) and Sebumi Takeru (Kase Ryo), who’ve already solved various cases related to people with SPEC (special abilities) in last year’s TBS drama. In the movie they will have to case about some mysterious mummified bodies that have been found on a crui

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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION releases best hits album in the states!

    January 25, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    Rock band ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION has announced that they have released their very first greatest hits album "BEST HIT AKG" in the states. The album is available now on iTunes and Amazon and contains songs from six of their albums and mini albums, including their new song "Marching Band". The band has garnished international popularity through their work associated with popular anime titles such as NARUTO and BLEACH. - 1. Far a

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