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  • Kutsuna Shiori to play Ueno Juri & Mukai Osamu's daughter in "Gou"

    August 25, 2011 @ 7:52 am

    NHK announced today that young actress Kutsuna Shiori will be portraying the role of 'Sen' in the ongoing taiga drama "Gou ~Himetachi no Sengoku~". Sen is the first child of 'Gou' (played by Ueno Juri) and 'Tokugawa Hidetada' (played by Mukai Osamu). Last month, the staff revealed that child actress Ashida Mana would portray Sen's early childhood, including her political wedding with 'Toyotomi Hideyori' (Takeda Katsuto) at the age of seven

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  • 'V-Rock Festival 2011' offers exclusive ticketing opportunities for overseas fans!

    August 25, 2011 @ 6:23 am

    Since January, tokyohive has been giving fans updates on this year's 'V-Rock Festival 2011'. The 'V-Rock Festival' will be making its comeback after a two-year hiatus. Boasting an impressive line-up, J-Rock fans will be flocking to the Saitama Super Arena for October 23rd to enjoy a night unlike any other. If you're a fan who wants to go but aren't sure how to purchase tickets, fear not -- SYNC MUSIC JAPAN has an exclusive ticketing ser

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  • Author of "Saint☆Oniisan" to take maternity leave

    August 25, 2011 @ 5:34 am

    Manga artist Nakamura Hikaru has announced that due to her preparations for childbirth, "Saint☆Oniisan" will stop its serialization in the manga magazine, "Morning Two", from September 22nd. In the 49th issue that was released on August 22nd, Nakamura wrote in the margin, "I will be taking a break from next month for childbirth. I will do my best to return as quickly as possible.  Please continue to support me." The time of return has yet to

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  • flumpool releases PV for "Akashi" + single info

    August 25, 2011 @ 4:49 am

    Pop-rock band flumpool is gearing up to release their second single of 2011 entitled, "Akashi". Scheduled for September 7th, "Akashi" is the band's seventh major single under Sony. "Akashi" is the theme song to NHK's 'Minna no Uta' for the months of August and September, and is also being used for the 78th NHK Nation-wide Junior High School Musical Competition. The single will come with two other tracks, including a choir version of "Ak

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  • Oricon reveals their comic chart for the week of August 29th!

    August 25, 2011 @ 3:29 am

    Oricon has just unveiled their comic ranking for the week of August 29th! This week, manga "ONE PIECE" has moved down one spot to #2, with popular manga "FAIRY TAIL" taking its spot. Most of last week's manga has been bumped down with the arrival of new releases. Check out the new rankings below! --- 1. FAIRY TAIL,Volume 28 – Mashima Hiro: 294,536 2. ONE PIECE, Volume 63 - Oda Eiichiro : 151,674 3. DAIYA NO A, Volum

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  • aiko sings Calpis CM songs at Calpis memorial event

    August 25, 2011 @ 2:36 am

    On August 23rd, singer-songwriter aiko participated in Calpis Water's 20th anniversary live, "'Calpis Water' presents aiko Special Live", at SHIBUYA CLUB QUATTRO. aiko sang a total of 11 songs including the current CM song, "Koi no Superball", and the song that was used 11 years ago, "Sakura no Toki". - As a part of Calpis Water's 20th anniversary "Support Pure Love! Campaign", 1,000 lucky people who bought the product and applied were

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  • First teaser pictures revealed of Oguri Shun's guest appearance in "Yuusha Yoshihiko"

    August 25, 2011 @ 1:28 am

    It's been known for a while that actor Oguri Shun would be making a guest appearance in TV Tokyo's low-budget drama, "Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro", where he'll support his friend Yamada Takayuki on his hilarious and spectacular adventure. Details about his role were scant, but now TV Tokyo has finally opened up with their first teaser photos of Oguri's character, 'Bacchus'! Appearing in the 10th episode, 'Bacchus' will pose as the bi

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  • Kanda Uno reveals she's pregnant with a baby girl

    August 24, 2011 @ 11:48 pm

    On August 24th, talento Kanda Uno held a presentation event for her wedding dress brand's new collection, "UNO et L’ETOILE", during which she talked about her pregnancy. Kanda, who is eight months pregnant, put her hands on her stomach and said, "I talk about many things to the baby. I say things like, 'Kouno-chan, how are you?'." She then went on to reveal, "It's a girl." Kanda shared a story about her pregnant life, saying, "When I rece

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  • Sugiura Taiyo reveals he suffered a light heatstroke

    August 24, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

    Sugiura Taiyo (30) was on location doing a shoot when he suffered a light heatstroke. He wrote in his blog that he had the heatstroke due to filming under the extremely hot sun. Sugiura wrote about his scary experience, “Even though it was hot, I wasn’t sweating and it was scary. I felt really scared”.  He was able to recover without problems, but cautioned others, “The temperature sure has changed from yesterday. This summer keeps getting

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  • Yaguchi Mari and Nakamura Masaya celebrate their 3 month anniversary with Dom Perignon

    August 24, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    On August 23rd, newlyweds Yaguchi Mari and Nakamura Masaya celebrated their three month anniversary with a toast of some Dom Perignon champagne. In addition to that Yaguchi bought some snacks to go with their drinks. For their one year anniversary, the couple vowed to go to a stylish bar. Originally, Yaguchi was going to buy some shrimp at the store for the occasion, but she ended up bringing home scallops instead which surprised her husba

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