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  • AKB48's Oshima Yuko meets her wax doppelganger at 'Madame Tussauds Tokyo'

    October 20, 2011 @ 6:07 am

    On October 19th, a life-sized copy of AKB48's Oshima Yuko was presented at 'Madame Tussauds Tokyo' at Decks Tokyo Beach. This attraction exhibits various wax figures of international celebrities, and allows its visitors to actually touch them. When seeing her wax doppelganger standing next to Lady Gaga and Johnny Depp, Oshima exclaimed in excitement, "This is amazing!" To make this figure, the staff flew all the way to Japan and measure

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  • Watanabe Ken & Horikita Maki promote NTT DoCoMo's new line-up

    October 20, 2011 @ 4:44 am

    Actor Watanabe Ken and actress Horikita Maki attended a press conference of NTT DoCoMo to introduce their new '2011-2012 Winter/Spring Models' lineup of mobile and smart phones, as well as their newest mobile services. Both of them have been working as image characters for NTT DoCoMo for a while now and, in the most recent commercials, disguised themselves as actual smart phones. Watanabe seems to be satisfied with his acting as a smart

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  • MAY'S to go on hiatus for the rest of the year

    October 20, 2011 @ 2:44 am

    On October 19th, MAY'S announced that they will cancel all their activities for the rest of the year because vocalist Katagiri Maiko's throat is in poor condition. Reportedly, Katagiri has been complaining of her poor condition since this summer, and after a checkup, she was discovered to have  a vocal cord nodule that's been affecting her voice. Consequently, she will need to have an operation immediately. MAY'S commented, "We hope to

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  • Sasaki Nozomi to play an evil nun in the drama, "Kaito Royale"

    October 20, 2011 @ 1:25 am

    It's been revealed that actress/model Sasaki Nozomi is going to play a boss character in TBS's upcoming midnight drama, "Kaito Royale". "Kaito Royale" is a live-action adaptation of a popular social game on Mobage, where players are able to become different types of phantom thieves and collect treasures. The thief characters were already revealed through the two previous announcements ([1] [2]), but now we actually got to know one of the b

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  • Oricon reveals comic chart for October 24th

    October 20, 2011 @ 12:26 am

    Oricon has updated their comic chart for the week of October 24th! Check out the results below. ----- 1. "Drifters", the 2nd volume - Hirano Kouta : (153,053) - 2. "Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun", the 8th volume - Robiko : (95,838) - 3. "BLEACH", the 52nd volume - Kubo Tite : (86,695) - 4. "Bakuman", the 15th volume - written by Ohba Tsugumi, illustrated by Obata Takeshi : (83,831) - 5. "Kateikyoushi Hitma

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  • Abe Hiroshi reveals his "ancient Roman" look for upcoming movie Thermae Romae

    October 19, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    As reported earlier, Yamazaki Mari's popular manga "Thermae Romae" will be getting a live-action movie adaptation starring Abe Hiroshi and Ueto Aya. Abe's "ancient Roman" look was recently revealed for the upcoming movie. “Thermae Romae” means “Rome’s Bath” and the comedic movie will depict the story of Lucius, a bath design engineer who slips through time between Ancient Rome and modern Japan. The manga itself comically portrays Lucius’

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  • Crystal Kay to voice act for Japanese dubbed version of "Happy Feet 2"

    October 19, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    It's been revealed that singer Crystal Kay will be voice acting for the Japanese dubbed version of the animated film, "Happy Feet 2". Crystal will be providing the voice for 'Gloria', the mother of the main character 'Erik'. In the original movie, P!NK is in charge of the voice and singing for 'Gloria'. Crystal was chosen to play this part because of her reputation as a talented singer. For the movie, Crystal will sing Janet Jackson's "

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  • Koda Kumi reveals track list for "Love Me Back"!

    October 19, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

    Pop diva Koda Kumi has just revealed the track list for her upcoming single, "Love Me Back"! The single will come in a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD-only edition. Also, the title track serves as the opening theme song for the drama, "Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de". "Love Me Back" is scheduled for release on November 30th. Check out the jacket covers and track list below! - <Limited Edition (CD+DVD)> <Re

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  • Two girls chosen as new image models for lingerie brand, 'Triumph'

    October 19, 2011 @ 7:35 pm

    On October 18th, lingerie brand 'Triumph International Japan' held an event where they announced their new models through "2012 Triumph Image Girl". At this event, models Kaneda Ayana (21) and Tanabe Misaki (21) were announced as the brand's 20th image girls. The two were chosen out of 246 applicants, which consisted of actresses and models. Kaneda is from Miyagi, and was the finalist for "2011 Miss Universe Japan". Meanwhile, Tanabe is fr

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  • Tohoshinki announces new single, "Winter"

    October 19, 2011 @ 6:24 pm

    Tohoshinki has announced that they will be releasing a new single, titled "Winter", on November 30th! The single will feature Tohoshinki's very first Christmas song, "Winter Rose", and a winter version of their song, "Duet". Stay tuned for more information on this upcoming release! In the mean time, check out the track list below! - <CD + DVD> 01. Winter Rose 02. Duet -winter ver.- 03. Winter Rose -Less Vocal- 04. Duet

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