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  • Yonekura Ryoko to make Broadway debut with "CHICAGO"

    March 16, 2012 @ 12:02 am

    On March 15th it was announced that actress Yonekura Ryoko will be making her Broadway debut in the musical "CHICAGO" in July. She will be the first Japanese actress to star in a Broadway musical since Nancy Umeki (also known as Miyoshi Umeki) did so back in 1958. Moreover it's going to be the first time ever that a Japanese actor / actress will be portraying the role of an American character in a Broadway musical. The actress already star

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  • Ikimonogakari to release new single in April

    March 15, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

    It's been revealed that Ikimonogakari will be releasing their new single, "Haru Uta", on April 25th! As reporter earlier, "Haru Uta" is the theme song to the upcoming animated film, "Meitantei Conan 11-ninme no Striker", which will open in theaters on April 14th. The single will also contain the instrumental version of "Haru Uta", and will be available for purchase at 570 yen (approximately $6.80 USD). Additionally, Ikimonogakari wil

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 reveals the PV preview for their 3rd single

    March 15, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    Kis-My-Ft2 is scheduled to release their third single titled "SHE! HER! HER!" on March 21st, and they have now revealed the PV preview to the new song. Reportedly, the theme of the PV is "Kiss", and there will be 23 kiss scenes in the PV (including blown kisses).  It was also said, the member who participates in the kiss scene in the PV the most is Fujigaya Taisuke.  As we reported previously, "SHE! HER! HER!" is currently being used as th

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  • Dream's Sayaka to leave the group

    March 15, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    It has been announced that pop group Dream member Sayaka will be leaving the group on March 31st. Sayaka is one of the six members that won the audition back in 2002. Being acknowledged for her singing abilities, Sayaka made her solo debut under the name 'Yamamoto Sayaka' shortly after. Below is a statement from Sayaka: "Thank you for always supporting Dream. I, Sayaka, have been active with the group since 2002. Many members have jo

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  • m-flo & Kimura Kaela to sing theme songs for Nagasawa Masami's upcoming drama

    March 15, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    m-flo's new song, "Don't Stop Me Now", has been chosen as the opening theme song for TV Asahi's upcoming drama, "Toshi Densetsu no Onna". Starring actress Nagasawa Masami, the drama's story revolves around a detective named Otonashi Tsukiko, who has a mania for urban legends. "Don't Stop Me Now" can be found in m-flo's latest album, "SQUARE ONE". It's described as a dance tune with a fusion of electro and rock. To commemorate the alb

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  • Hongo Kanata joins the cast of 'Mirai Nikki -Another:World-'

    March 15, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    With about a month remaining, Fuji TV is slowly revealing the lineup of actors that will appear in the revival of popular drama 'Mirai Nikki -Another:World-'. It was first announced in February that actor Okada Masaki would be starring in the 2007 drama. It was then revealed earlier this month that actress Gouriki Ayame will be starring with Okada in the Saturday night drama. Today they've made another announcement that teenage actor Hongo

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  • Tsuchiya Anna to release "Best Collaboration" album + PV preview

    March 15, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    Pop/rock singer and actress Tsuchiya Anna is releasing a new collaboration album, "12 FLAVOR SONGS -BEST COLLABORATION-" on March 28th. The album will feature old and new collaborations. Among those are TheSAMOS, MONKEY MAJIK, and Hoobastank. The album will come in two editions, the limited edition including a DVD with five music videos. Check out the covers, track list, and preview of "IS THIS LOVE?" after the jump! - Regular E

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  • Horikita Maki attends preview screening of her morning drama 'Umechan Sensei'

    March 15, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    On March 14th, the first week worth of episodes of the upcoming NHK morning drama 'Umechan Sensei', starring Horikita Maki, was screened in advance for the press. 'Umechan Sensei' features an original story about a clumsy woman who strives to become a town doctor in an era of postwar reconstruction and rapid economic growth. In the beginning of the drama the heroine is still 16 years old, but by the end of the story she is already supposed

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  • 'HUNTER x HUNTER' to get film version

    March 15, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    2012 seems to be the year of revival as not only drama's are making a comeback but animations as well. Popular manga/anime "HUNTER x HUNTER" started re-airing last year with a new set of voice actors and story telling. Now it's been revealed that its anime film version is underway for 'Gon' and friends. So far the only information that has been revealed is that the movie will have an original story line. More will be revealed from Togash

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  • Oricon reveals comic chart for March 19th

    March 15, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    Oricon has just revealed their comic chart for the week of March 19th! Check out the results below, and let us know if your favorite made it into the top 5! === 1. "BLEACH", Volume 54 - Kubo Tite : (204,333) 2. "Bakuman", Volume 17 - Written by Oba Tsugumi/Illustrated by Obata Takeshi (172,847) 3. "ONE PIECE BLUE DEEP CHARACTERS WORLD" - Oda Eiichiro : (142,458) 4. "TO LOVE Ru Trouble Darkness", Volume 4 - Writ

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