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  • Yada Akiko to challenge first musical in the drama "Oh!Debbie"

    August 22, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    On August 22nd, actress Yada Akiko attended a press conference for the original drama series, "Oh! Debbie", which will air on the new BS digital channel, "BS Skapa!" (Skapa JSAT). As this will be her musical debut, Yada said, "This will be my first time both singing and dancing. I am working hard with my lessons everyday so I can show a proper act." Yada will play the role of 'Tanaka Karin', a 29-year old introverted woman who fulfills her

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  • Check out the Coming Soon!! performances for August 22nd!

    August 22, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

    This week's episode of "Coming Soon!!" featured a lot of great performances from AKB48, SMAP, V6, and A.N. JELL! For AKB48's performance of "Coming Soon!!", Maeda Atsuko wasn't present, so fellow member Itano Tomomi took the center position. A.N.JELL from the drama "Ikemen Desu Ne" also performed their track "promise" and overall this was a nice show! Check out the performances below! -- AKB48 - "Flying Get" SMAP - “Arig

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  • ZONE performs "secret base ~Kimi ga Kuretamono~" on HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ

    August 22, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

    On HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ's broadcast on August 22nd, ZONE performed "secret base ~Kimi ga Kuretamono~", which was their hit song that was released back in 2001. In this performance, the group displayed their heartwarming live in front of the regulars and guests of this program. Minami Akina, Nakamura Aoi, and Miura Shohei were some of the guest participants of this program. Check out their performance below!

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  • Choshinsei's performance + talk on HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ

    August 22, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    On the August 22nd episode of HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ, Korean group Choshinsei/Supernova took the stage and performed "Kimi Dake wa Hanasanai", a single released back on the 10th. Before the performance, singer and comedian AMEMIYA performed his original song for the group and even made couple members of Choshinsei cry from watching various footage on this video. Check out the performance and talk of Choshinsei below! (Performance

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  • May'n to release new single + live DVD

    August 22, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    Singer May'n has announced that she will be releasing her new single, "Brain Diver", on November 2nd! The title song, "Brain Diver", will be used as the opening theme song for the anime, "Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle", which will start airing in October. The single is set to contain a total of four tracks. Additionally, May'n will also release her live DVD / Blu-ray, "May'n Special Concert DVD (BD) 2011 'RHYTHM TANK!!' at Nippon Budokan",

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  • DIR EN GREY releases new version of "Mitsu to Tsuba" + launches official application for iPhone

    August 22, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    On August 22nd, metal band DIR EN GREY released a new version of "Mitsu to Tsuba" on the iTunes Store. "Mitsu to Tsuba" was originally a track from their 1999 album, "GAUZE". The band has been experimenting with self-remakes, and they released a new version of "Tsumi to Kisei" through their "DIFFERENT SENSE" single earlier this year. Continuing this trend, the band introduced a new version of "Mitsu to Tsuba", leaving fans in a tizzy over

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  • YUI announces new single, "Green a.live" + radio rip

    August 22, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    YUI has revealed that she's releasing a new single titled, "Green a.live". The single is set to be released on October 5th! The title track of the single was made after the Tohoku earthquake and with YUI's thoughts after the earthquake, the track is sure to became a song that will touch the listeners' hearts.  There will be two different editions; limited edition that will include a DVD, and a regular edition. YUI commented, "I put the

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  • Announcer Matsumoto Shinobu announces her pregnancy!

    August 22, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    On August 21st, Nippon TV's "Gyouretsu no Dekiru Houritsu Soudansho"  revealed that announcer Matsumoto Shinobu (42) is pregnant! According to Matsumoto's official blog, she is currently six months pregnant, and is expected to give birth at the end of the year. After her pregnancy was confirmed in May, she was immediately hospitalized due to signs of a possible miscarriage. Fortunately, her condition  stabilized in August and she decided t

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  • Tomato n' Pine finally holds their postponed debut event

    August 22, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    On August 20th, Tomato n’ Pine held a commemoration event for the release of their second single, “Nanairo☆NAMIDA”, at Ikebukuro Sunshine City Funsui Hiroba. Tomato n’ Pine had their major debut in March with “Tabidachi Transfer”, and they were planning on holding debut events in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. However, due to the Great Tohoku Earthquake, their events were canceled. In essence, yesterday’s event was also their debut event. Ar

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  • 6,000 people hold a protest against Fuji TV

    August 22, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    On August 21st, 6,000 people gathered at Oumi-Kita Futou Park in Odaiba for a protest against broadcast network Fuji TV. There was a big round of applause when the organizer shouted through the microphone, "I am thankful that many people gathered together." The media, including reporters from the Korean TV station SBS also visited the scene. Reporters from SBS showed anxiety as they said, "We are concerned about this movement." - A l

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