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  • Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra releases PV for "All Good Ska is One"

    August 24, 2011 @ 5:19 am

    Japanese ska band Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra recently released a mini-album this month titled, "Sunny Side of the Street". The mini-album contains five tracks including three songs that have major tie-ins. "Twinkle Star - Tayori no Hoshi" is the theme song for Tokyo City Keiba, while "World Ska Beach (Dennis Bovell Mix)" is the theme song to NHK's "Studio Park kara Konnichi wa". Finally, "Break into the Light" became the theme song to an

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi to show off her bare beauty in the front cover of "ViVi"

    August 24, 2011 @ 4:11 am

    On August 23rd, 'ViVi' magazine released their October issue with J-Pop queen Hamasaki Ayumi gracing its cover. Smiling brilliantly for the camera, Ayu posed as an elegant nude for the fashion magazine, which was snapped by photographer Leslie Kee. Kee has worked with Ayu in the past, taking  photos for the jacket covers of her mini-album “FIVE” (to be released on August 31st). In the interview, she spoke her mind about her emotional st

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  • Check out Urbangarde's PV commercial for "Tokimeki ni Shisu"

    August 24, 2011 @ 2:48 am

    Tokyo techno pop group Urbangarde is gearing up to release their second major single, "Tokimeki ni Shisu" on September 28th. "Tokimeki ni Shisu" will be the lead track, and its coupling track has been identified as "Sono Shoujo, Ningyo ni Tsuki". The new single follows right on the heels of their debut work, "Skirt Kakumei", which was released last month on July 20th and became a hit with technopop fans. To boost anticipation for Urbangar

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  • Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and Hello! Project

    August 24, 2011 @ 1:27 am

    Hello! Project has just announced through their official website that Ogawa Saki will be graduating from both S/mileage and Hello! Project on August 27th. Her final event before graduation will be at the "Uchouten LOVE" live at the Higashi Betsuin Hall in Nagoya. The website posted comments from Tsunku and Ogawa, which we've translated below: - Tsunku's comment: "Thank you for always supporting Hello! Project and myself. This is sudd

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  • Samantha Thavasa reveals new CM starring all seven Muses!

    August 24, 2011 @ 12:37 am

    Fashion label Samantha Thavasa has revealed their latest CM titled, "Fashion de Nihon wo Genki ni!! Samantha Muse ALL STARS CM"! The new CM features appearances by all seven 'Samantha Muses', including models Ebihara Yuri, Yamamoto Mizuki, Tsuchiya Hazuki, Michibata Jessica and Rola, AKB48’s Itano Tomomi, and Taylor Momsen. Check it out below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDFT2xjqEeo

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  • Listen to a preview of Dream's upcoming song, "Dreaming girls"

    August 23, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    Pop group Dream has just unveiled a preview of their upcoming song, "Dreaming girls"! As previously reported, "Dreaming girls" is currently being used as the CM song for "Samantha Thavasa ALLSTARS", which stars many glamorous models like Ebihara Yuri, Yamamoto Mizuki, and Tsuchiya Hazuki. No further information about a potential single release has been revealed so far. Check out the preview below, and stay tuned for more on "Dreaming girl

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  • Model Hinami Kyoko tries out gravure for 'Weekly Playboy'

    August 23, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

    Popular 'non-no' and former 'nicola' model, Hinami Kyoko stood in front of the camera for a short and gorgeous gravure pictorial, which was published in the latest edition of 'Weekly Playboy'. Hinami is a very beautiful and photogenic who looks good in any kind of pictures. For this particular occasion, she challenged wearing a bikini for a pictorial for the first time, and it's difficult to believe that she is really just 17 years old.

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  • Eikura Nana & Kanno Miho to fight over one man in upcoming drama

    August 23, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

    Fuji TV has officially announced their Thursday drama for the upcoming season! It's been revealed that the stars of the drama will be the trio of Eikura Nana (23), Kanno Miho (34), and ARATA (36) who are all involved in a complicated love triangle. The drama is called "Mitsu no Aji ~ A Taste of Honey ~" and tells the love story of the country-bred 'Morimoto Naoko' (Eikura), who follows her first love, her uncle 'Ikesawa Masato' (ARATA) to

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  • MAY'S releases short PV for "BONDS"!

    August 23, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

    MAY'S will be releasing their first single in 7 months on September 14th titled, "BONDS". To accompany the release, the lead song, "BONDS", is now available for Chaku-Uta download on Recochoku. The song is a positive number with the theme of friendship bonds, and has already been picked up as the theme song for the upcoming drama, "Dokuhime to Watashi". Additionally, the coupling track, "I Remember You", is a self-sampling of their hit

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  • AKB48's Takajo Aki wants to be your lifeguard in 'Big Comic Spirits'

    August 23, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    This week's 'Big Comic Spirits' featured another pictorial of a member of idol group AKB48, but fortunately it's not one of the girls you can see on the covers of various pictorial magazines every two or three weeks. No, this time we get to take a look at the sweet pictures of the beautiful Takajo Aki. In the photo set, she is seen having a lot of fun at the pool and also enjoying some relaxing time inside the hotel. Takajo is turning 20 i

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