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  • Urasawa Naoki's manga "MASTER KEATON" to re-start serialization after 18 years

    March 5, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    Manga magazine "Big Comic Original" (released on March 5th) revealed that Urasawa Naoki's popular manga "MASTER KEATON", will re-start serialization after 18 years.  The new series will be titled as "MASTER KEATON Remaster", and it will be illustrated by Urasawa, while the story will be taken on by Nagasaki Takashi.  The story will be set 20 years later from the previous series. "MASTER KEATON" tells a story about "Hiraga-Keaton Taichi", a

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  • TOKIO's Yamaguchi Tatsuya is determined to rebuild the 'DASH Village' in Fukushima

    March 5, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    On the NTV show called 'The! Tetsuwan! DASH!!', the members of TOKIO were once able to personally experience an unspoiled lifestyle at the so-called 'DASH Village' in Namie, Fukushima. It has actually been one year now, since the village had to be shutdown due to the Great Tohoku Earthquake, but there is one member who is really determined to open it again someday, Yamaguchi Tatsuya. Yamaguchi was filming in Namie when the Great Tohoku Ear

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  • Plastic Tree drummer hospitalized due to acute hepatitis

    March 5, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    [caption id="attachment_224475" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Second from the Right: Sato Kenken"][/caption] It's been reported that visual kei band Plastic Tree's drummer, Sato Kenken, has been hospitalized due to acute hepatitis. Sato was absent from the band's single release event on February 4th due to poor health conditions. He then immediately went to see a doctor, who later diagnosed him with acute hepatitis. Details on Sa

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  • Berryz Koubou's Tsugunaga Momoko to release new photo book

    March 5, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    Idol group Berryz Koubou member Tsugunaga Momoko (19) will be releasing her latest photo book, "Hatachi Momochi", on March 6th. This day also marks Tsugunaga's 20th birthday. In the photo book, fans will be able to experience all 4 seasons with the idol, as it was shot over a period of 1 year in Okinawa and Nagano. Tsugunaga promoted her photo book saying, "It's the cutest photo book in the world from the cutest idol in the world!"

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  • Itano Tomomi to release new solo single in April

    March 5, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    AKB48's Itano Tomomi has announced that she will be releasing her third single on April 25th! This will be Itano's first solo single in about 9 months, with her last being "Fui ni", released last July. Not much about the single has been revealed at this time, but it's known that it will come in 3 different versions: Type A (CD+DVD), Type B (CD+DVD), and Regular Edition (CD-Only). Stay tuned for more details on Itano Tomomi's upcoming

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  • MUSIC JAPAN reveals an awesome artist line-up for March 18th

    March 5, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    NHK's popular music program, MUSIC JAPAN, has revealed the artist line-up for its March 18th broadcast! MUSIC JAPAN's upcoming episode will feature performances by Tohoshinki, Momoiro Clover Z, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, AAA, and THE ALFEE. Check out the full set list below! - "STILL" - Tohoshinki "Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku Dainana Gakushou 'Mugen no Ai'" - Momoiro Clover Z "Go my way" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers "Sailing"

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  • K-pop girl group Secret to hold their first concert tour in Japan

    March 5, 2012 @ 6:11 am

    via allkpop: Korean girl group Secret will be holding their first solo Japan concert tour! Their concert, 'Secret 1st Japan Tour "SECRET TIME" 2012' will begin on March 5th and continue through March 8th. After releasing the Japanese version of their hit song, "Madonna", Secret quickly rose to the top of the Oricon chart. This concert, being Secret's first solo concert, will be over two hours long and consist of performances of the

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  • SKE48's Ono Haruka to graduate from group

    March 5, 2012 @ 4:54 am

    SKE48 member Ono Haruka has announced that she will be graduating from the group in late-March. This sudden announcement was made on March 4th during the finale of Team S' performance, "Seifuku no Me". The 24 year old Ono shared that she had been thinking about graduating for 1 or 2 years. Although she didn't reveal the reasons for graduating, she explained that this is a very positive decision she made for herself. Ono joined SKE48 in

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  • Kanjani8's "Eight Ranger" to be released as a movie

    March 5, 2012 @ 4:00 am

    On March 4th, it was announced that "Eight Ranger" which is a Sentai parody corner performed at Kanjani8's concerts, will be released as a movie.  This will be the first starring movie for Kanjani8 as a group The 7 members become heroes fighting against evils in apocalyptic 2035 Japan. The title will be simply "Eight Ranger". It will be directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko ("20th Century Boys" and "Trick"). Kanjani8 member Yokoyama Yu, who original

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  • Check out this week's performances on MUSIC JAPAN

    March 5, 2012 @ 1:32 am

    NHK's music program MUSIC JAPAN aired their episode for March 4th with five groups of artists. Check out the performances from the show below! (We are missing HY's performance, but it will be added when we find it.) ----- DiVA - "Lost the way" SDN48 - "Makeoshimi Congratulation" D☆DATE - "JOKER" JIN AKANISHI - "Sun Burns Down"

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