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  • Base Ball Bear releases short PV for "short hair"

    August 9, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    Last month, Base Ball Bear announced that they'll be releasing their second 10th anniversary single entitled "short hair". The single is due out on August 31st, and is said to be the group's first real love song. It was also revealed earlier this month that model Honda Tsubasa will the group's cover girl for their CD jackets, and will also star in the PV. Check out the "short hair" PV preview below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6swYD

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  • Japan Box Office Report – August 6th/7th

    August 9, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    [caption id="attachment_180606" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Harry Potter 8" / "Kamen Rider OOO" & "Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger" / "Transformers 3""][/caption] After four weeks, "Harry Potter" lost the spark to its magic and gave up its first place position on the box office ranking to "Kamen Rider OOO". As with every year, it wasn't the only 'tokusatsu' movie that opened in theaters for

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  • AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki causes a slight fever in 'Big Comic Spirits'

    August 9, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    AKB48's princess-like idol, Kashiwagi Yuki, graced the cover of yet another manga/gravure magazine, hinting at another batch of gorgeous pictures. Magazine 'Big Comic Spirits' used a really eye-catching and enticing cover picture for this week's pictorial, featuring everyone's favorite Yukirin. The magazine described Yukirin as "elegant, beautiful, fresh". It seems she's exchanged some of her sweetness for a more adult-like aura, proving to

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  • 2AM to debut in Japan early next year

    August 9, 2011 @ 6:52 am

    Four-member Korean ballad unit '2AM' has announced their plans to debut into Japan. They are a brother group to 2PM, who have already debuted, but these boys possess a soothing harmony that makes them easy to listen to at 2 in the morning. This is where the group gets their name. 2AM enjoyed various achievements back in their home country. In 2010, their single “Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die” was the most downloaded single, earning them

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  • Ebisu Muscats to hold their first Asia tour!

    August 9, 2011 @ 6:23 am

    On August 8th, sexy idol unit Ebisu Muscats held a press conference announcing their first Asia tour! The girls are scheduled to hold performances in Hong Kong in November and Taiwan in December. Other stops include Singapore, Seoul, Bangkok, and Macao. Member Aoi Sola commented, "I think the airports will be in panic. We want to go beyond an Asia tour, and aim for a world tour." Comedian duo Ogiyahagi and Ookubo Kayoko of Oasis also

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  • AKB48's Itano Tomomi plays with a puppet in a new CM

    August 9, 2011 @ 5:11 am

    AKB48’s Itano Tomomi will be playing two roles in her new 'Ito Yokado' CM. Itano will speak the Kansai dialect while playing with a puppet for Ito Yokado’s “Body Heater” product. When Itano arrived on set and saw the puppet, she exclaimed, “It’s so cute!! I want to take it home with me!” Even during the breaks, Itano was seen hugging and talking to the puppet. “Thanks to the puppet, I was able to have fun while recording,” she said. Ita

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  • More cast members revealed for NHK's 2012 Taiga drama, "Taira no Kiyomori"

    August 9, 2011 @ 4:39 am

    Additional cast members for NHK's 2012 Taiga drama, "Taira no Kiyomori", have been revealed! The drama held a press conference on August 8th, and it was revealed that actor Okada Masaki would play the role of 'Minamoto no Yorimoto', the biggest enemy of 'Taira no Kiyomori', who's played by Matsuyama Kenichi. NHK explained, "We want to portray this not only as a historic drama, but as a human drama. We hope that Okada, who relies on his ac

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  • Listen to a radio rip of YUKI's new song, "Yureru Skirt"!

    August 9, 2011 @ 3:02 am

    The full audio of YUKI's latest song, "Yureru Skirt", has been revealed! "Yureru Skirt" is a funky, mid-tempo tune that will be featured as one of the new tracks on her upcoming album "megaphonic". Check out the song below!

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  • Matsuura Aya to retire and settle down with w-inds.'s Tachibana Keita?

    August 9, 2011 @ 2:17 am

    Rumors are spreading like wildfire about how former idol Matsuura Aya will finally settle down with her long-term boyfriend, w-inds. member Tachibana Keita, and retire from the entertainment industry. "Ayaya" first began appearing as a regular on "Meringue no Kimochi" in April of 2007, but recently stepped down from her co-host position. Coupled with the fact that Matsuura has substantially decreased her activities as a singer as well as he

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  • Do As Infinity reveals short PV for "Ariadne no Ito"

    August 9, 2011 @ 2:07 am

    Earlier, we revealed the jacket covers for Do As Infinity’s new single, “Ariadne no Ito”. Now, we're following up with a short PV from avex's official YouTube channel! The song is currently being used for the drama, “Team Batista 3 – Ariadne no Dangan”. The PV itself seems pretty simple with a few flashy camera effects and an overall red theme. Don’t forget to purchase the single on September 7th! Tip: Brandon

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