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  • Saotome Taichi and Nishiyama Maki caught in heated argument by tabloid magazine 'Josei Jishin'

    May 16, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    On May 13th and 14th, Saotome Taichi(20) and model Nishiyama Maki(26), reported their heated argument through their blogs with an apology for their fans. They announced this since they their fight was caught by tabloid magazine 'Josei Jishin' and reports surfaced that photos will be published on May 15th. The couple apologized to their fans directly before the fight would hit the media. During an interview on the 14th, Saotome revealed the

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  • Yuusha Yoshihiko to take on a new quest in October

    May 16, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

    On May 16th, it was announced by TV Tokyo that the iconic low-budget adventure drama 'Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro' is going to return with a second season in October. The original series of 'Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro', starring actor Yamada Takayuki, aired last summer and was able to charm many viewers with its homage to the popular 'Dragon Quest' franchise and the love for detail despite the extremely low budget. However, it

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  • exist†trace talks about their US tour for "Kawaii Girl Japan"

    May 16, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    Female visual kei band exist†trace is the focus of Kawaii Girl Japan's latest interview. In the interview they talked about how they felt when performing in front of their American fans earlier this year. The band toured the east coast of the United States in March, with performances in places such as New York and Philadelphia. In their interview, you can tell how excited these ladies were to see so much enthusiasm from their Western fans

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  • Amuro Namie to release special 'PLAYBUTTON' version of new album

    May 16, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    It has just been revealed that in order to help promote her new album, popular singer Amuro Namie will also be releasing an additional "PLAYBUTTON" version! The album, still untitled, will be released in the traditional CD+DVD and CD-only version in addition to a third 'PLAYBUTTON' version. The 'PLAYBUTTON' is a music playback device that looks similar to a tin badge. Users can insert their headphones into the 'PLAYBUTTON' and listen to t

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  • Jacket covers for NEWS's upcoming best-of album "NEWS BEST" revealed

    May 16, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    The jacket cover for NEWS's upcoming best-of album 'NEWS BEST' has been revealed. This is their first best-of album, and all their greatest hits will be included in the album. The album is scheduled for release on June 13th. Check out the jacket and track list below. ===== NEWS BEST <Limited Edition> (With 28 pages(tentative) booklet) [Disc 1] ALL SINGLES BEST 01:NEWS Nippon 02:Kibou~Yell~ 03:Akaku Moyuru Taiyo

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  • Fuji TV to live broadcast 'AKB48 4th Senbatsu General Election'

    May 16, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    On May 15th, Fuji TV announced that they will live broadcast AKB48's '4th Senbatsu General Election' on June 6th. This will be the first time to live broadcast on a TV station. This year's broadcast will the biggest in their election history with a total of 237 girls (152 girls last year) from AKB48 and its sister groups participating in the election. They're all competing for 64 open seats(40 seats last year). Fuji TV set up the specia

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  • Kimura Kaela to hold annual live event, 'Onnakusai Otokokusai'

    May 16, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    Kimura Kaela has announced that she will be holding her annual live event, 'Onnakusai Otokokusai', at the end of the year. This year will mark Kimura's 5th time holding 'Onnakusai Otokokusai'. To commemorate this occasion, she is currently in the middle of planning out something special for her fans. More details will be revealed at a later date. In related news, Kimura will make an appearance on TV Asahi's ongoing drama series, 'Toshi

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  • Hotei Tomoyasu to move to London to jumpstart international activities

    May 16, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    On May 8, guitarist Hotei Tomoyasu (50) announced on his public blog that he will move to England this summer. He explained, “I have lived to pursue my dream. And this year as I celebrated my 50th birthday, that dream still continues to cheer me up. That dream is to travel the world. I want to go to London, the birthplace of rock’n’roll to try everything.” It was also announced that on December 18, Hotei will give a solo performance at ROU

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  • Japan Box Office Report – May 12th/13th

    May 16, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    [caption id="attachment_239239" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Sadako 3D" / "Thermae Romae" / "Uchuu Kyodai""][/caption] 'Thermae Romae' is not giving away its first place, not even with the risk of getting cursed by Sadako. It seems like people still can't get enough of 'Thermae Romae' as they helped it defend 1st place against the evil yet beautiful Sadako from 'Sadako 3D'. The comedy was seen by 2

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  • Yoshitaka Yuriko has a twin sister?

    May 16, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    The teaser CM for Ezaki Glico's snack, Cheeza, starring actress Yoshitaka Yuriko recently started to air in Japan. The theme of the commercial is "cheeza and drinking at home". The story starts when Yuriko's mother (Ichige Yoshie) tells Yuriko, "When Yuriko becomes of drinking age, I'll tell you the truth." She then reveals, "You have a twin sister. Her name is Glico. Yoshitaka... Glico." Yuriko then sets out on a journey to meet her tw

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