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  • Check out the details on STEREOPONY's 1st mini U.S. tour!

    March 28, 2012 @ 12:10 am

    As announced earlier, Japanese all-girl rock band, STEREOPONY will be attending this year's Sakura-Con as the Guest of Honor.  In addition to their appearance on the anime convention, they will also be holding their first mini U.S. tour in April. They have confirmed three different locations so far for the tour, in addition to an in-store show at Amoeba in San Francisco. Check out the details below! ----- ● STEREOPONY 1st US tour

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  • Okamura Takashi 'captures' Shoujo Jidai for a 3hour long "Mecha×2 Iketeru!" special

    March 27, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    On March 28th, it was officially announced that comedian Okamura Takashi will collaborate with South Korean girl group Shoujo Jidai for a 3-hour long special of the Fuji TV variety show "Mecha×2 Iketeru!" Okamura has long been known for being an avid fan of Shoujo Jidai and already went to many of their concerts. In order to realize a collaboration with his beloved K-Pop group, which also is going to mark Shoujo Jidai's first appearance on

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  • Kis-My-Ft2's latest single tops Oricon weekly single chart

    March 27, 2012 @ 8:54 pm

    On March 21st, Kis-My-Ft2 released their 3rd single, "SHE! HER! HER!". This single has sold 193,000 copies in its first week, topping the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking for the week of April 2nd! Kis-My-Ft2 has topped the Oricon charts three consecutive times since releasing their debut single, "Everybody Go", last August. The last time a male artist has achieved this was about 3 years and 8 months ago by Hey! Say! JUMP with "Your Seed / Bou

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  • AKB48 visits Thomson Elementary School in Washington DC

    March 27, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

    [caption id="attachment_229088" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="L to R: Hirata Rina, Miyazawa Sae, Takajo Aki"][/caption] On March 26th, various members of AKB48 arrived in Washington DC and paid a visit to Thomson Elementary School participating in a cultural exchange with the school children. The group is visiting to show their gratitude for all the support received after the Tohoku Earthquake. AKB48 displayed various “energetic” p

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – March 23rd~March 25th

    March 27, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    [caption id="attachment_229219" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – March 23rd~March 25th"][/caption] Not many dramas are left to report on and the few that are left aren't exactly collecting positive numbers. The last prime time drama of the winter season ended with 'Renai Neet' (TBS) on Friday. It's one of the many mediocre dramas in terms of ratings this season, which fell below the 10% mark right after it

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  • AKB48's Maeda Atsuko speaks out about her upcoming graduation

    March 27, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

    After the sudden announcement of her graduation from AKB48, Maeda Atsuko took to her blog while in Hong Kong on March 27th. The blog entry was titled “Feelings” and she expressed her feelings regarding her upcoming graduation. Check out the translation of her entry below. Good morning everyone I’m in Hong Kong right now These days sure are going by fast I’ve been thinking about a lot of things and my report to all of you is comin

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  • Fujimoto Miki gives birth to a baby boy

    March 27, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    Former Morning Musume member Fujimoto Miki and comedian Shoji Tomoharu became proud parents on March 27th. Fujimoto has given birth to a healthy baby boy (3,065g or around 7 pounds) at 7:03 a.m. on March 27th and husband Shoji was there to witness the birth. Shoji was in attendance at the "Okinawa International Film Festival" in Okinawa on March 26th, and he immediately went back to Tokyo to witness the birth of his baby. He stated, "In th

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  • Oguri Shun promises to be a "devoted husband"

    March 27, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    On March 26th, actor Oguri Shun flew into Haneda Airport after filming for his movie 'Yang Guifei' in China. As it was his first appearance since getting married to Yamada Yu on March 14th, reporters were anxious to get a few words from the actor himself. Oguri appeared in a white v-neck shirt, sunglasses, and a jacket. Reporters approached him saying "Congratulations", and he simply replied, "Yes, thank you very much." Although Ogur

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  • flumpool to provide theme song for 'Mezamashi Doyoubi'

    March 27, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    flumpool's new song, "Kimi wo Tsurete", has been chosen as the theme song for Fuji Television's Saturday news program, 'Mezamashi Doyoubi'! Yuzu, BIG BANG, and Nishino Kana are among the many artists who have provided the theme songs for 'Mezamashi Doyoubi'. "Kimi wo Tsurete" will be used on the show starting in April for a period of 6 months. Vocalist Yamamura Ryuta commented, "I hope this will be a song that will help everyone spend a

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  • Nakagawa Shoko wants to lick Jackie Chan's nose?

    March 27, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    On March 26th, talent Nakagawa Shoko (26) was given the position of special supporter for the 25th anniversary of “MonPetit” cat food. She was in attendance for the brand’s press conference that day. Nakagawa is famous for being a cat lover, having a total of eight pet cats in her home. When asked who she would want to take care of her if she were a cat, Nakagawa responded, “Jackie Chan. I want to lick Jackie’s nose every morning when he

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