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  • Say hello to AKB48's 'Adult Minegishi Minami' in Weekly Playboy

    July 26, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

    AKB48's Minegishi Minami wants to show us her adult charms in the newest edition of Weekly Playboy. Fans of Minegshi know her as a very lively and sassy person, but the 18-year-old girl wanted to show us another side of her and tackled her first solo-swimsuit-gravure photo shooting for the said magazine. However, Minegishi didn't just try to look more sexy than usual, she also wanted give off the atmosphere of a neat and clean adult wom

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  • EXILE's sister group FLOWER to make their debut in October!

    July 26, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

    EXILE's sister group FLOWER will officially make their major label debut in October! FLOWER will make their major label debut with the song "Still", which will be released on October 12th. But that's not all; the group also announced on the 26th that they will be making their debut with nine members rather than four. The original members Mizuno Erina, Fujii Shuuka, Shigetome Manami, and Nakashima Mio were known as a "performance group",

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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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