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  • Drama Prime Time Report – March 5th~March 8th

    March 10, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    [caption id="attachment_225501" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – March 5th~March 8th"][/caption] The top drama is losing viewers, while some others are already in their final sprint. Furthermore, we also have to say good-bye to two dramas. There isn't much more left to say about the mediocre to low ratings of this season. At least, the Monday drama 'Lucky Seven' (Fuji TV) surprised with an increase of 1.9%

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  • [tokyohive giveaway] (UPDATE - Winners Announced) A chance to see Jin Akanishi in New York

    March 10, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    As many of you know already, Jin Akanishi is set to embark on his North American tour starting on March 9th. He will be hitting up five cities in March, starting in Los Angeles on March 9th, Vancouver Canada on March 10th, Honolulu Hawaii on March 12th, New York on March 15th, and San Francisco on March 17th. Good news for tokyohive fans as we've received 5 General Admission tickets to giveaway for his March 15th stop in New York City at t

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  • Poster for "Rurouni Kenshin" live-action movie revealed

    March 10, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    The poster for the live-action film, "Rurouni Kenshin", has finally been revealed! The black-and-white photo was taken by Kurigami Kazumi, a renowned photographer who has won many awards. It was taken to convey the 'hidden madness' of the protagonist 'Kenshin', a former assassin who vows not to kill anyone after experiencing a personal trauma. "Rurouni Kenshin" will open in theaters on August 25th. It stars a gorgeous line-up of actor

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  • Oguri Shun & Kutsuna Shiori to voice act for anime film "Gusuko Budori no Denki"

    March 10, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    Oguri Shun will voice act for upcoming anime film, "Gusuko Budori no Denki".  Oguri will play the voice of the protagonist, "Gusuko Budori" and actress Kutsuna Shiori has been chosen to play the voice of "Neri", the younger sister of Budori. "Gusuko Budori no Denki" is based on Miyazawa Kenji's fairy tale, and it tells the story of "Budori", a son of a woodcutter, who lived peacefully with his parents and younger sister, "Neri" in the fore

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  • MUSIC STATION to air 3-hour special in April

    March 10, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    TV Asahi's music program, MUSIC STATION will broadcast a 3-hour special episode "MUSIC STATION 3-hour Special (temporary titled)" on April 6th starting at 7:00 pm, and the guest line-up for the special episode has been revealed. On the special episode, Mr. Children will make their appearance which will be the first time in 3 years and 3 months since they last appeared on the show back in December 2008.  It was also announced that Rihanna w

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  • Koizumi Miyuki gives birth to a baby girl!

    March 10, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    On March 9th, it was announced that supermodel Koizumi Miyuki (33) has given birth to a baby girl! Koizumi, who announced her pregnancy with actor Hamada Gaku (23) last year, revealed that her baby was born back in January at a local hospital. Hamada and Koizumi started dating back in summer of 2010 after being introduced by a mutual friend. They announced their marriage in September of last year, generating much buzz about their height diff

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  • Sawashiro Miyuki, Kawasumi Ayako, and Nakahara Mai to join as voice actresses for "AKB0048"

    March 10, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    AKB48’s first anime series “AKB0048”, which will air its first broadcast on April 29th, has announced additional voice actresses including Sawashiro Miyuki, Kawasumi Ayako, and Nakahara Mai. Sawashiro Miyuki will play ‘Acchan’ or Maeda Atsuko of the 13th generation. Kawasumi Ayako will take on the role of ‘Sayaka’ or Akimoto Sayaka of the 10th generation. Nakahara Mai as ‘Sae’ or Miyazawa Sae of the 10th generation in this anime serie

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  • U to make his debut in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore this month!

    March 10, 2012 @ 6:29 am

    Actor and singer U (a.k.a Shirota Yu) has revealed that he will be making his debut in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore later this month! He will be making this particular debut with his first album 'UNO' (released in Japan back on March 7th) through print and digital form. Shirota recently collaborated with Backstreet Boys member Howie D for "Worth Fighting For feat. HOWIE D” (released on February 22nd), and became the topic of interest wh

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  • Model Yuumi to marry baseball player Morimoto Hichori

    March 10, 2012 @ 3:48 am

    On her official blog entry posted on March 8th, model Yuumi (33), known for her modeling in women’s fashion magazine “DOMANI”, announced her marriage to baseball player Morimoto Hichori. Regarding her marriage, her agency stated, “Yuumi is not pregnant and will continue her work as usual.” Additionally, Yuumi commented, “While supporting one another, I hope build up a happy family with him. I hope you support the two of us from now on as w

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  • MAY'S commemorates their return with a comeback live

    March 10, 2012 @ 2:16 am

    On March 9th, pop duo group MAY’S, who went hiatus last year due to vocalist Katagiri Maiko’s poor condition, held their comeback live ‘THE FACTORY presents MAY’S RETURN LIVE '39'”, which marked their first live since September of last year. At this event, Katagiri stated, “I’m happy I was able to come back as my energetic self,” and performed thirteen songs including their new song, “SKY”, at this live. She stated, “Since it was my first

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