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  • Arashi's Sakurai Sho & AKB48's Oshima Yuko to co-star in TBS special drama

    January 25, 2012 @ 4:46 am

    It's been announced that Arashi's Sakurai Sho and AKB48's Oshima Yuko will star in TBS's special drama "Blackboard ~Jidai to Tatakatta Kyoushi tachi~"! Scheduled to air as a consecutive three-night series, the drama will broadcast its first episode sometime in April. The story will follow teachers from three different eras in history. Sakurai and Oshima will star in the first episode, which is set at a junior high school in Tokyo after

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  • Winners of the '54th Blue Ribbon Awards' announced

    January 25, 2012 @ 3:00 am

    Today the winners have been announced for the '54th Blue Ribbon Awards', a prestigious movie award that is awarded by the movie critics and writers of all seven major newspapers in Tokyo. The big prize 'Best Film' went to Sono Sion's surreal masterpiece "Cold Fish" ("Tsumetai Nettaigyo"), starring Fukikoshi Mitsuru. Sono, who is already collecting awards for his latest film "Himizu", received the news with a somewhat satisfied smile. He sa

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  • Superfly to release arena tour on live DVD & Blu-ray

    January 25, 2012 @ 1:44 am

    Pop singer Superfly has announced that she will be releasing a new live DVD & Blu-ray on April 4th. Titled "Shout In The Rainbow!!", the DVD & Blu-ray will feature the Osaka-jo Hall performance of Superfly's first arena tour. It will include a total of 21 songs, along with Shiho's charming MC segments. The DVD & Blu-ray will be available in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will come with a CD containing b

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  • What are your favorite dramas starring Aragaki Yui?

    January 25, 2012 @ 12:29 am

    In her years of being in the entertainment industry, Aragaki Yui has expanded her genre from various endorsement to movies. She is also well-known for her activities in TV dramas and so goo decided to ask it users, "What are your favorite dramas starring Aragaki Yui?" to see the dramas which really brought her up to her current stardom. Check out the top 10 dramas starring actress Aragaki Yui below! === 1. Code Blue 2. Zenkai Girl

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  • SPEED's Uehara Takako poses semi-nude for "GQ JAPAN"

    January 24, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

    SPEED's Uehara Takako is featured semi-nude in the March issue of popular men's magazine, "GQ JAPAN". Uehara was featured in the monthly special feature, titled "The Determination of a 29-year-old". For this 8-page spread, Uehara challenged herself to semi-nude shots. She stated, "I want to destroy the public's image of me." The photo shoot was held in the middle of winter. Despite the cold, Uehara willingly jumped on a convertible, and

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – January 20th~22nd

    January 24, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

    [caption id="attachment_216975" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – January 20th~22nd"][/caption] The two big highlights: 'Renai NEET' and 'Mousou Sousa' aired their first episodes. Meanwhile, not many unexpected developments for the remaining dramas in terms of ratings. Only one drama managed to gain viewers with its second episode. Taiga drama 'Taira no Kiyomori' aired its third episode and the ratings drop

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  • Japan Box Office Report – January 21st/22nd

    January 24, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    [caption id="attachment_216996" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Space Sheriff Gavan" / "Always: Sunset on Third Street 3" / "Robo-G""][/caption] "ALWAYS 3" came in on top, followed by "Sentai Gokaiger" at number two. The Korean adaption of "Kimi wa Petto" opened in at sixth, while "Johnny English" maneuvered in at seventh place. As expected, the final movie in the popular "

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  • D☆DATE releases PV preview for 'JOKER'

    January 24, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    Back in November, the boys of D☆DATE revealed that they would be releasing two new singles to kick things off in 2012. They first released 'Love Heaven' back on January 11th. Their second single for 2012 and fifth single overall titled 'JOKER' is scheduled for released on February 22nd and earlier today, the PV preview was released. Lee Sang Ho who has worked on BEAST’s 'BAD GIRL' is the sound producer for 'JOKER'. Check out the PV preview

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  • AKB48 draws 4,000 fans to 'AKB Unit Festival'

    January 24, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    On January 23rd, idol group AKB48 held an event titled, ‘AKB Unit Festival’, at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Bunkyo, Tokyo. This festival is like an extra concert to their four-day event, ‘Request Hour Set List Best 100’, which ended just recently on the 22nd. This festival featured AKB48 sub-units Watarirouka Hashiritai 7, No Sleeves, and French Kiss as well as five soloists  such as Maeda Atsuko (20) and Itano Tomomi (20). 2012 marked

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  • Performances from January 22nd's 'Music Japan'

    January 24, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    The stage of this week's 'Music Japan' was graced by a bevy of talented female artists. On January 22nd, viewers got to see idol group SDN48 hold a duet with Mino Monta. Additionally, soloists Kikkawa Yuu, Milky Bunny, and Kuriyama Chiaki performed their latest tracks. Check out all the performances below! - < SDN48 - 'Kudokinagara Azabujuban duet with Mino Monta' > - < Milky Bunny - 'Zurui yo...' > -

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