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  • Upcoming movie 'Thermae Romae' reveals full trailer

    March 4, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    A few days ago, the first full trailer for the upcoming movie 'Thermae Romae' was released on its official website. The movie depicts the story of Lucius (Abe Hiroshi), a bath design engineer who slips through time between Ancient Rome and modern Japan. It's a comical portrayal of Lucius' first experiences with the modern Japan bathing cultures and his struggles to introduce some of those habits in the Ancient Rome. Aside from Abe H

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  • Noto Mamiko, Ueda Kana & Shiraishi Ryoko join "AKB0048" voice cast

    March 4, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

    AKB48's upcoming anime, "AKB0048", has announced the names of three more voice actress who will be providing their voices for the 'succession members'! Last month, it was revealed that Tamura Yukari will voice 'Mayuyu', Horie Yui will play 'Yukirin', and Kanda Akemi will take on the role of 'Yuko'. Additionally, nine members of the AKB family will provide their voices for the main characters in the anime. Noto Mamiko will play 'Koji

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  • 27,000 women gather at Yokohama Arena for 'The 14th Tokyo Girls Collection'

    March 4, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    On March 3rd, "The 14th Tokyo Girls Collection (TGC) 2012 SPRING/SUMMER" was held at Yokohama Arena. TGC was first established in August of 2008 to 'bring Japanese real clothes into the world'. Held twice a year, the event features fashion, beauty, music, and entertainment that conveys the current era. An unique feature of this event is that the audience can immediately purchase the outfits that are worn by the models on the runway. Since

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  • Visual-kei band Raphael to make a comeback after 11 years?

    March 4, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    Visual-kei band Raphael is up to something after being on hiatus since 2001. In mid-February, the band launched their official website with a countdown timer. The countdown timer is set to reach '0' on April 7th. Raphael originally formed in 1997 with vocalist YUKI, guitarist Kazuki, bassist YUKITO, and drummer HIRO. They accomplished their first one-man live in April of 1998, and made their major debut in July of 1999 with the single, "

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel kicks off their world tour in Hong Kong!

    March 4, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    On March 3rd, rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel started their biggest-scaled world tour at AsiaWorld-EXPO ARENA in Hong Kong. The tour is slated to pull in over 300,000 in total.  The vocalist hyde shouted to an audience of 10,000 in Cantonese, "Hong Kong!! I really missed you!!", and overwhelmed them with a stage that intermingled hard rock with ballad. In Hong Kong, L'Arc~en~Ciel is known as the "pioneer of J-rock", and their popularity grew e

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  • NMB48 releases their first official guide book

    March 4, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    On March 2nd, the members of NMB48 held a release event for their first official guide book, "NMB48 COMPLETE BOOK 2012". Member Yamamoto Sayaka, who will be graduating from high school this spring, commented, "I'm sad that things won't be the same anymore, my friend's are all taking different paths, but I'm not lonely. I will continue to wear uniforms." Additionally, Watanabe Miyuki expressed, "It's painful to part from friends, but I wan

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  • Matsuda Shota is falling in love with Ashida Mana

    March 4, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    The movie "Liar Game -Saisei-" (-Reborn-), starring Matsuda Shota and Tabe Mikako, opened in theaters on March 3rd. The cast of the movie attended a stage greeting in Tokyo to celebrate its opening day. Matsuda has been playing the role of the protagonist 'Akiyama' since the drama adaptation in 2007. He commented, "So far the genius Akiyama always was able to keep this composed and triumphant look on his face, but this time he's reaching h

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 reveals the full track lists + cover jackets for their 1st album

    March 4, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    Seven-member group Kis-My-Ft2 will be releasing their first album titled "Kis-My-1st" on March 28th in four different versions. The group recently revealed the full track list and the cover jackets for all versions. In addition to all three of their singles, there will also be a few solo songs as well as some unit songs on this album. Check out the details below! ----- “Kis-My-1st” (to be released on March 28th) <Limited Edi

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  • Korean group CHI-CHI to release Japanese debut single

    March 4, 2012 @ 6:15 am

    Korean girl group CHI-CHI will be releasing their Japanese debut single, "Karakawanaide!!", on April 25th. "Karakawanaide" is the Japanese version of CHI-CHI's "Don't Play Around", which was originally released early last year in South Korea. The single will come in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and a Regular Edition. The DVD for Limited Edition A will come with the MV for the title track, while Limited Edi

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  • Check out FLOWER's performance on CDTV!

    March 4, 2012 @ 4:00 am

    FLOWER made their appearance on TBS' music show Count Down TV aired on March 3rd. The girls performed their second single "SAKURA Regret" which they just released on February 29th. Check out FLOWER's flawless performance below and a brief talk session about their new single! Thanks to Foreverstorm90 for the tip!

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