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  • Manga "Saki - Achiga-hen episode of side - A" to get anime adaptation in spring 2012

    October 7, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    On the latest issue of manga magazine, "Young Gangan", it was revealed that Igarashi Aguri's spin-off manga, "Saki - Achiga-hen episode of side - A", would be getting an anime adaptation in the spring of 2012. "Achiga-hen", which started its serialization in the September issue of "Monthly Shonen Gangan", portrays a completely different story from the original "Saki". "Saki" revolves around high school girls who train hard to win the natio

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  • Music Station reveals guest list for October 14th

    October 7, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    Music Station has just updated their official website with the guest list for October 14th! This week's episode features Korean idol group KARA, a special medley from Kanjani8, Kimura Kaela, YUI, and L'Arc~en~Ciel for a killer line-up, promising fans an episode full of fantastic performances. Check out the set list below! - "Winter Magic" - KARA Special Medley - Kanjani8 "Chocolate" - Kimura Kaela "Green a.live" - YUI "X

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  • Check out a preview of Sakamoto Maaya's new PV, "Sayonara Santa"!

    October 7, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    Sakamoto Maaya has just revealed the short version of her latest PV, "Sayonara Santa"! "Sayonara Santa" is one of the new tracks on her upcoming concept album "Driving in the silence", which will be released on November 9th. Check out the beautiful and dreamy video below! - Source: Sakamoto Maaya's Official YouTube Channel

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  • Hewlett-Packard reveals new CMs featuring AKB48!

    October 7, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    Hewlett-Packard Japan has revealed their latest CMs, starring the girls of AKB48 and their new song, "Rinjin wa Kizutsukanai"! As previously reported, the commercial features members Oshima Yuko, Shinoda Mariko, and SKE48 member Matsui Rena as "support angels" for their latest product, followed by the brief appearances of Kashiwagi Yuki, Kojima Haruna, and Miyazawa Sae for a total of six members. The CM also includes a short preview of th

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  • Yamashita Tomohisa & Nishikido Ryo withdraw from NEWS

    October 7, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    On October 7th, Johnny & Associates Inc. announced that two NEWS members, Yamashita Tomohisa and Nishikido Ryo,  withdrew from the group on the same day.  Yamashita will pursue his solo activities, and Nishikido will focus on his activities in Kanjani∞. Consequently, NEWS will continue their activities with four members: Koyama Keiichiro, Kato Shigeaki, Masuda Takahisa, and Tegoshi Yuya. Yamashita commented, "It will be a challenge al

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  • Ando Yuko announces she's given birth to her first child

    October 7, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    Singer-songwriter Ando Yuko has announced through her official blog that she's given birth to her first child! Ando announced her pregnancy back in May, and was forced to cancel a part of her acoustic tour earlier this summer. However, she continued to create and record songs. While Ando hasn't revealed her baby's gender or birth date, she commented, "I was at a tough time where I couldn't enjoy my maternity life. I'm so glad the baby w

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  • SKE48 to sing for upcoming movie, "Gal Basara"

    October 7, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    It's been revealed that SKE48's new song, "Utaouyo, Bokutachi no Kouka", has been picked up to be  the theme song for the upcoming movie, "Gal Basara ~Sengoku Jidai wa Kengai Desu~". "Utaouyo, Bokutachi no Kouka" can be found in the Type C version of SKE48's 7th single, "Okie Dokie", which will be released on November 9th. The song is said to liven up the movie with its impressive lyrics. "Gal Basara" is a story of a group of high schoo

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  • More cast members for live-action drama "Ranma 1/2" announced

    October 7, 2011 @ 7:30 am

    Previously, tokyohive reported that Takahashi Rumiko's popular manga series, "Ranma 1/2", would be getting a special live-action drama adaptation starring actress Aragaki Yui. Now, it's been revealed that Nagayama Kento, Nishiyama Maki, Kanai Yuta, and Tayama Ryosei have been added to the cast! Nagayama will play the role of Ranma's rival 'Kuno Tatewaki', while Nishiyama will play Akane's elder sister 'Nabiki'. Kanai has been chosen for th

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  • Becky performs at an event for fashion magazine "with"

    October 7, 2011 @ 4:41 am

    On October 6th, talento Becky made an appearance at the 30th anniversary event for women's fashion magazine, "with". Becky celebrated the anniversary by singing three songs, including her latest, "Kaze no Shirabe". Since she will be turning 30-years old in three years, she commented, "My dream is to stand on the stage at the Nippon Budokan in my 30's, so until then, I want to be at the bottom as a singer." Becky also shared that after t

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  • SKE48 reveals short PV preview of "Okie Dokie"

    October 7, 2011 @ 2:30 am

    As many of you already know, SKE48's 7th single "Okie Dokie" will be released on November 9th.  Recently, the short PV preview of "Okie Dokie" was revealed through their official YouTube channel, along with two other tracks "Bazooka-hou Hassha!" (in Type-A), and "Hohoemi no Positive Thinking" (in Type-B). Check out the previews of some tracks from SKE48's upcoming single below! (Check our previous post for the track list here.) -- "O

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