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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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  • Japan Box Office Report – August 20th/21st

    August 23, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_184575" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Kung Fu Panda 2" / "Harry Potter 8" / "Transformers 3""][/caption] Nothing can stand in the way of the final move in the "Harry Potter" series and once again it claimed first place for the second week in a row (fifth time overall). It added another billion Yen to its revenue, adding the total up to 8 billion Yen (104 million USD). A new m

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  • The power of Kasai Makiko in 'Weekly Playboy'

    August 23, 2011 @ 7:44 pm

    The young fashion model Kasai Makiko was featured in a fresh pictorial in this week's edition of 'Weekly Playboy'. Kasai has a very positive personality and loves to smile all day long. The photographer tried to capture her best smiles and her fresh aura that scored her a commercial deal for the Waseda Academy in 2009. Later that year, she became a fashion model for the magazine 'nicola'. In 2010 she eventually graduated from being an

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  • EXILE's ATSUTSHI reveals full PV for "Itsuka Kitto..."!

    August 23, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    After teasing with the short version earlier this week, popular EXILE member ATSUSHI has finally unleashed the full PV for his solo debut song, "Itsuka Kitto..."! As we previously reported, "Itsuka Kitto..." will serve as the theme song for the drama "Hi wa Mata Noboru", and will also be included on EXILE's upcoming single "Rising Sun" as the second A-side. Without further ado, check out the full PV below! Thanks to Danseryu for

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  • JUNO to appear in BeeTV's new drama

    August 23, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

    JYJ Junsu's brother JUNO will be starring in BeeTV's (mobile broadcast service) new mobile drama, "Kaikan Strawberry ~Himitsu no Hanazono~", as himself. He will make his appearance on episode 8 as the mysterious macho 'ikemen'. Additionally, JUNO's new song, "believe... ~Kimi wo Shinjite~", has been chosen as the drama's theme song. JUNO showed his excitement to the news stating, "This is my first Japanese drama, but I'm excited. Japanese

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  • TRIPLANE releases "Ichiban Boshi" and "Greendays" PVs!

    August 23, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    Rock band TRIPLANE released their third mini album "Ichiban Boshi" back on August 3rd. The mini album contains five songs plus a live version of "Bokura no Machi" for a total of six tracks. Three of the five are theme songs including "Ichiban Boshi" as the theme song to the movie 'Taiboku Ie no Tanoshii Ryokou Shinkon Jigoku Hen' and also the TVCM theme song for Sapporo Beer. "North Road ~Yuuhi wo Atsumete~" is the ending theme song to 'U

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  • AKB48 distributes 5th version jacket covers for "Flying Get" in Shibuya

    August 23, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    As a release notice of their new single, "Flying Get", popular idol group AKB48 distributed different version jacket covers at Shibuya Station on the morning of August 23rd. The passers-by were able to freely take home these jackets, that were pressed with gold stamps saying "Furage Nintei (Flying Get Authorization)". While 3,000 jackets were prepared for this distribution, every single one of them were gone in an hour. The official releas

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  • WEAVER's new album to include Sugimoto Yuji's first solo song

    August 23, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

    It's been revealed that WEAVER's new album, "Jubilation", will include vocalist/piano Sugimoto Yuji's first solo song, "Makenna!", as the bonus track. "Makenna!" was provided by lyricist/composer Kato Isamu, and arranged by Sugimoto. It conveys a strong message with its direct and emotional lyrics, and its fresh outlook of the world. Additionally, a video clip has also been prepared for the song. A short version was uploaded on the labe

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  • Shimada Shinsuke to retire from the entertainment industry due to mafia affiliations

    August 23, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

    On August 23rd, popular MC Shimada Shinsuke suddenly announced that he will be retiring from the entertainment industry. An urgent press conference was held in Tokyo, where Shimada (along with his agency president Mizutani Nobuhiro) personally made the surprising announcement. According to Yoshimoto Creative Agency, an email exchange between Shimada and a gang member had been uncovered. When the agency questioned Shimada about it, he admit

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  • Coming Soon!! announces guest lineup for August 30th

    August 23, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

    TBS’s midnight music program 'Coming Soon!!' has announced its line up for the upcoming August 30th broadcast. Unlike this week, next week's episode will only have two performing artists, Every Little Thing and ZONE. Check out the full set list below! - "AI GA ARU" - Every Little Thing To Be Announced - ZONE Source: Coming Soon!! Official Website

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