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  • Voice actor Kishio Daisuke to release his first solo album

    February 1, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    It's been revealed that voice actor Kishio Daisuke will be making his official singing debut! He will release his first solo album, "Birthday", on March 28th, which also marks his 38th birthday. Kishio is known for his contributions in anime, games, radio, narration, and voice dubbing for Western films. Recently, he has gained popularity as 'Noel Kriess' in the popular RPG, "FINAL FANTASY XIII-2". The album will feature a total of 7 tra

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  • Remioromen announces their hiatus

    February 1, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    On February 1st, rock band Remioromen announced through their official website that they will be going on hiatus. The members experimented with different styles and ideas after celebrating their 10-year anniversary last year. As a result, they've decided to go pursue different paths with music for the time being. Fujimaki Ryota (Vo, G) will make his solo debut on February 29th with the single, "Hikari wo Atsumete". Meanwhile, Maeda Keisuk

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  • AKB48's Iwasa Misaki prays for the success of her solo debut single

    February 1, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    On January 31st, AKB48 member Iwasa Misaki prayed for the success of her solo debut single, "Mujin Eki", at the Senjo-ji Temple in Tokyo. Reports say that she prayed for approximately 20 minutes in the main temple, wearing a red, elegant kimono. Afterwards, Iwasa held a release event at the Shinbashi SL Hiroba, attracting a crowd of 3,000 fans. "I'm Iwasa Misaki, the first enka singer from AKB48," she said. "Please treat me well!"  She the

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  • 16-year-old Swedish boy to make his Visuel Kei debut in Japan

    February 1, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

    It's just been confirmed that a 16-year-old Swedish "bishounen" will be making his debut in Japan this April with a mini-album titled "REACH the SKY". YOHIO will not only impress visual kei fans with his feminine beauty, but with his Japanese and guitar skills as well. YOHIO plays for a Swedish Visual Kei band called 'Seremedy', and he led them on their first Japan tour last April. 'Seremedy' also attended the "V-ROCK FESTIVAL'11" as an op

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  • Bassist Shikichin parts ways with Heavenstamp

    February 1, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    Rock band Heavenstamp and bassist Shikichin have parted ways. According to reports, Shikichin decided to withdraw from the band, and his decision was based on the members' differences in their worldviews and values. Although he will not be an official member, Shikichin will take part as Heavenstamp's supporting bassist when needed. Heavenstamp will continue their activities as a 3-member group while they search for a new supporting bassis

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  • Japan Box Office Report – January 28th/29th

    February 1, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    [caption id="attachment_218435" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Kirin no Tsubasa" / "Always: Sunset on Third Street 3" / "Robo-G""][/caption] In this week's 'Japan Box Office Report', "ALWAYS 3" remains on top while "Robo-G" is steadfast at #3. "Shinzanmono" opened at #2, creating a perfect Top 3 for distributor Toho. Meanwhile, "J. Edgar" opened in sixth and "DOCUMENTARY of AKB48" landed seventh.

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for February 6th

    February 1, 2012 @ 6:44 am

    Oricon has just revealed their weekly chart results for the week of February 6th. Check it out below! ----- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Kataomoi Finally" - SKE48 : 1/25 (495,809) 2. "KISS KISS/Lucky Guy" - Kim Hyun Joong : 1/25 (100,110) 3. "Pyoko Pyoko Ultra" - Morning Musume : 1/25 (31,094) 4. "GOOD LUCK" - THE BAWDIES : 1/18 (27,416) 5. "Miss Mystery" - BREAKERZ : 1/25 (16,135) (Check out the full rankin

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  • B'z provides the theme song for a game "Dragon's Dogma"

    February 1, 2012 @ 4:11 am

    B'z will be providing a theme song for Capcom's new game "Dragon's Dogma," titled, "Into Free -Dragon-." The new song "Into Free -Dragon-" is a re-recorded version of "Samayoeru Aoi Dangan" which was released in 1998, with a newly written lyrics in English.  It's currently undecided whether they would release that version or not. "Dragon's Dogma" is an upcoming action game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 that will be released from Ca

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  • Korean group U-KISS' single "Forbidden Love" revealed on the radio

    February 1, 2012 @ 2:55 am

    Recently labelled as the top Hallyu group to watch out for in Japan, Korean group U-KISS is gearing up for their next Japanese single, "Forbidden Love"! While KISS-ME's will have to wait a little longer for the official release, the track got some radio airplay earlier today, and was recorded and uploaded online for listeners to preview. "Forbidden Love" is a fast-tempo pop dance track full of catchy synthesized beats and harmonies. The tr

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  • School Food Punishment announces indefinite hiatus

    February 1, 2012 @ 2:29 am

    On February 1st, rock band School Food Punishment announced that they will be going on an indefinite hiatus. The members posted an update on their official webpage, commenting, "We thank you from the bottom of our hearts that you've continued to support us." They also revealed their future plans saying, "From here on, we each plan to continue our music activities in a different form." The members' future activities will be gradually announce

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