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  • Morning Musume to release their 12th album this fall!

    July 26, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    Morning Musume will be releasing their last album as a nine-member group this October! Although the album is still untitled, the release date has been confirmed as October 12th. The DVD that comes with the limited CD+DVD edition will also feature the PV for Takahashi Ai's solo song, "Jishin Motte Yume Motte Tobidatsu Kara". Stay tuned for more on Morning Musume's upcoming album! Source: CDJapan Tip: Tommy Van Damme

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  • Sakurai Sho & Miyazaki Aoi attend "Kamisama no Karute" pre-screening event

    July 26, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

    On the 25th, Arashi’s Sakurai Sho appeared at the Roppongi Hills Arena in Tokyo for a pre-screening event of his starring movie, “Kamisama no Karute” (directed by Fukagawa Yoshihiro) . Accompanied by his co-star actress Miyazaki Aoi, Sakurai showed up to the screening in a limousine and said with a smile, “I can feel my excitement rising”. Sakurai, who plays a physician for this movie, additionally stated, “This was a work with full of challe

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  • Cover, preview + tie-in revealed for Masaki Yuka's new single, "Change Myself"

    July 26, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

    25 year old pop singer Masaki Yuka will be releasing her 4th single in less than a months time. "Change Myself" will be the follow-up to her recently released single, "Lady Luck", which hit shelves just last week. Masaki debuted just this past February with her first single, "Last Kiss feat. KG", and has since been releasing at a rapid pace. For those who haven't heard newly released "Lady Luck", check out the summery, uplifting tune below

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  • Ichihara Hayato to play escaped prisoner in new drama series

    July 26, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    Actor Ichihara Hayato has been chosen to star in the new TBS drama series, "Runaway~Aisuru Kimi no Tame ni", starting this October. Ichihara will play the role of a man who escapes prison for his daughter after being falsely charged with a crime. This will be the first time in two years since he last starred in a drama, he commented, "I'm excited for this new drama, and I can feel the adrenaline overflowing within me." The drama starts

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  • Let's go on a trip to SKE48 Island with 'Weekly Playboy'

    July 26, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    Idol/gravure magazine Weekly Playboy has taken fans on an unforgettable trip to 'SKE48 Island'. Once inside the studio on the island, viewers immediately get greeted by the friendly inhabitants who, as we learn, call themselves SKE48. They are a friendly and cheerful group, who intoxicate with their cute and bubbly charms. Some of the girls revealed that it's their first time posing in their swimsuits for a photoshoot, but fans definitely

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  • FANTA releases their debut PV, "Fantastic Love"!

    July 26, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    When you think of the drink 'FANTA', most of you probably think of the "FANTA girls". But in Japan, it's an entirely different  group. Coca-Cola - the beverage company who makes 'FANTA' - put together a session band of celebrities who  each represent a letter from the 'FANTA' brand. The bandmates are: Martin Friedman ('F'), Ayanokoji Sho from Kishidan ('A'), Tanimura Nana ('N'), Takamizawa Toshihiko from THE ALFEE ('T'), and Akebono Taro (

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  • CHEMISTRY's Douchin Yoshikuni helps a young girl trapped by her bicycle

    July 26, 2011 @ 9:15 am

    It's been revealed that on July 21st, Douchin Yoshikuni from popular music duo CHEMISTRY helped a 6-year-old girl who had her leg caught in the spokes of her bicycle wheel. According to his company, Douchin was driving through Setagaya, Tokyo when he saw a crowd trying to help the young girl. Upon seeing the situation, the quick-thinking Douchin returned home to grab some tools; neighbors reported to emergency services that Douchin had cut o

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  • AKB48 attends product launch event for "AKB48 x Hello Kitty"

    July 26, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    On July 26th, AKB48 members Sashihara Rino, Kitahara Rie, Minegishi Minami, Kasai Tomomi, and Takajou Aki attended a product launch event for "AKB48 x Hello Kitty" at Sanrio Puroland. As tokyohive reported earlier, AKB48 collaborated with Hello Kitty for a brand new line of products called, "AKB48 x Hello Kitty". The new series was designed after AKB48's stage costumes, and comes in three different versions: A, K, and B. While holding t

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  • m-flo announces a comeback through Twitter!

    July 26, 2011 @ 6:49 am

    m-flo's Taku Takahashi revealed through his official Twitter account that m-flo will be making a comeback sometime this year! "by the way, finally starting to work with new m-flo stuff. TY RADIO, my solo, and m-flo... Big year this year!!" wrote Taku on July 25th. Another tweet closely followed, reading, "just to let you know, m-flo is turning in to a next stage. new stuff. something totally different." Although m-flo have put out multiple

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  • Kalafina to release special book in celebration of their 3rd album

    July 26, 2011 @ 5:43 am

    In commemoration of their upcoming third album "After Eden", chamber pop trio Kalafina is preparing a special treat for their fans! A currently untitled "Kalafina book" will be released at a later date, containing pictures of all three members, exclusive interviews, coverage of their spring tour, and commentary by the group's producer Kajiura Yuki on all their songs. Additionally, the sixth volume of "Lis Ani" - which was released on July

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