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  • "ZETMAN" to be released as TV anime series in April 2012

    October 19, 2011 @ 3:27 am

    It's been announced that Katsura Masakazu's manga "ZETMAN" will get anime adaptation starting in April 2012. "ZETMAN" is a Science Fiction story centered the protagonists, a young boy Jin who has the ability to transform into a superhuman "ZET", and Kouga who is a son of the large enterprise, and has a strong sense of justice.  The manga has been serialized on "Weekly Young JUMP." The director will be Nabeshima Osamu ("D.Gray-man", "Sai

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  • ν[NEU] to release new single in December

    October 19, 2011 @ 3:00 am

    It's been revealed that visual kei band v[NEU] will be releasing a new double A-side single, titled "Kaleidoscope / cube", on December 21st! This will be the ν[NEU]'s second single since they made their major debut back in July. The upcoming single will feature their brand new song, "Kaleidoscope", and "cube", a song that they have been performing during their indies era. The single will come in three different versions: Limited Edition A

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  • DEEP and Flower perform on 'Music Japan'

    October 19, 2011 @ 1:21 am

    EXILE family groups DEEP and Flower performed this week on music program 'Music Japan'. The two groups joined rock band L'arc~en~Ciel, idol group NMB48, and duo Tohoshinki - those can be seen here. You can also check out October 23rd line up here. Check out their performances below! - < DEEP - 'Kimi Janai Dareka Nante ~Tejina~' > - < Flower - 'Still' >

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  • Comedian Miyagawa Daisuke accidentally tweets his phone number

    October 19, 2011 @ 12:28 am

    On October 13th, comedian Miyagawa Daisuke caused a stir after accidentally exposing his phone number and email address onto Twitter. The tweet was meant to be sent to one of his followers via DM (direct message). His contact information was left for the public to see for quite some time, but Miyagawa immediately deleted it when he realized the commotion. Miyagawa apologized saying, "I'm sorry. I did it. I thought I had replied through DM

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  • exist†trace to hold U.S. East Coast tour

    October 18, 2011 @ 11:05 pm

    All-female visual kei band exist†trace has announced that they will be holding a tour in the Eastern United States next spring! Not much is known at this time, except that the band scheduled to perform in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia next March. Details on the date, venue, and ticket sales will be announced at a later date. Additionally, exist†trace will be making an appearance at the Japanese anime convention, 'Tekkoshocon 2012'.

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  • Japan Box Office Report – October 15th/16th

    October 18, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_197670" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Moteki" / "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" / "Fast Five""][/caption] Two big productions, one from Hollywood and one from Japan, opened last weekend, but surprisingly none of them managed to break into the top three. Instead, we had the same top three as last week, with "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" on top selling over 1,000,000 ticket

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  • Check out the trailer & poster for Itao Itsuji's "Gekkou no Kamen"

    October 18, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    On Monday, the official website for the much-discussed, upcoming movie "Gekkou no Kamen", starring Itao Itsuji, Asano Tadanobu, and Ishihara Satomi, was finally launched along with a film poster and a first trailer. "Gekkou no Kamen", which already screened at the '35th Montreal World Film Festival' in August, was directed and written by Itao Itsuji himself. Itao was inspired by the classic rakugo story "Sokotsu Nagaya", but he included a

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  • Video Preview for After School's 2nd Japanese single "Diva" revealed

    October 18, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    Back in August, the ladies of After School officially debuted in Japan with the release of the Japanese version of "Bang!" Recently, it was announced that After School's 2nd Japanese single will be the Japanese version of their hit Korean song, "Diva" and a preview of the PV was revealed. The preview aired during the end credits of of Geino BANG show. Check it out below!

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  • AKB48's Suzuki Mariya to star in a horror movie for the first time

    October 18, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    Idol group AKB48's team B member Suzuki Mariya will star in the horror movie "Kokkuri-san Gekijyouban" which will be the first time for her to appear in a movie.  Suzuki's role will be a high school girl who tries to stand against the curse of "Kokkuri-san" (table-turning). This movie will be directed/scripted by Nagae Jiro ("2 Channel no Noroi Gekijyouban"). The movie will feature the appearances of Kataoka Asuka and Umemoto Shizuka.

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  • DIR EN GREY open up registration for 'UROBOROS -that's where the truth is-'

    October 18, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    Special ticket registration for DIR EN GREY's live 'UROBOROS -that's where the truth is-' on January 22nd, 2012 have officially begun! 'UROBOROS' is DIR EN GREY's seventh album that was released back in 2008. They also released their eighth album 'DUM SPIRO SPERO' this past August and gave the impression that fans can expect a new phase from the group. However, DIR EN GREY announced that they would be holding a revamped and evolved form of

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