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  • AKB48's Itano Tomomi plays with a puppet in a new CM

    August 9, 2011 @ 5:11 am

    AKB48’s Itano Tomomi will be playing two roles in her new 'Ito Yokado' CM. Itano will speak the Kansai dialect while playing with a puppet for Ito Yokado’s “Body Heater” product. When Itano arrived on set and saw the puppet, she exclaimed, “It’s so cute!! I want to take it home with me!” Even during the breaks, Itano was seen hugging and talking to the puppet. “Thanks to the puppet, I was able to have fun while recording,” she said. Ita

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  • More cast members revealed for NHK's 2012 Taiga drama, "Taira no Kiyomori"

    August 9, 2011 @ 4:39 am

    Additional cast members for NHK's 2012 Taiga drama, "Taira no Kiyomori", have been revealed! The drama held a press conference on August 8th, and it was revealed that actor Okada Masaki would play the role of 'Minamoto no Yorimoto', the biggest enemy of 'Taira no Kiyomori', who's played by Matsuyama Kenichi. NHK explained, "We want to portray this not only as a historic drama, but as a human drama. We hope that Okada, who relies on his ac

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  • Listen to a radio rip of YUKI's new song, "Yureru Skirt"!

    August 9, 2011 @ 3:02 am

    The full audio of YUKI's latest song, "Yureru Skirt", has been revealed! "Yureru Skirt" is a funky, mid-tempo tune that will be featured as one of the new tracks on her upcoming album "megaphonic". Check out the song below!

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  • Matsuura Aya to retire and settle down with w-inds.'s Tachibana Keita?

    August 9, 2011 @ 2:17 am

    Rumors are spreading like wildfire about how former idol Matsuura Aya will finally settle down with her long-term boyfriend, w-inds. member Tachibana Keita, and retire from the entertainment industry. "Ayaya" first began appearing as a regular on "Meringue no Kimochi" in April of 2007, but recently stepped down from her co-host position. Coupled with the fact that Matsuura has substantially decreased her activities as a singer as well as he

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  • Do As Infinity reveals short PV for "Ariadne no Ito"

    August 9, 2011 @ 2:07 am

    Earlier, we revealed the jacket covers for Do As Infinity’s new single, “Ariadne no Ito”. Now, we're following up with a short PV from avex's official YouTube channel! The song is currently being used for the drama, “Team Batista 3 – Ariadne no Dangan”. The PV itself seems pretty simple with a few flashy camera effects and an overall red theme. Don’t forget to purchase the single on September 7th! Tip: Brandon

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  • Do As Infinity reveals jacket covers for new single, "Ariadne no Ito"!

    August 9, 2011 @ 1:17 am

    Do As Infinity has just revealed the cover art for their upcoming single, "Ariadne no Ito"! The single - which will be released on September 7th - features Do As Infinity falling from the sky in a charming, whimsical manner on the cover. The song will be used as the theme song for the Fuji Television drama "Team Bastista 3 Ariadne no Dangan", and is said to be a mysterious rock number. Check out the covers below! - CD+DVD

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  • AKB48's Kasai Tomomi models for Sakai Ayana's wedding dress brand

    August 9, 2011 @ 12:52 am

    AKB48’s Kasai Tomomi (19) has become the CM girl for the 11th collection of Sakai Ayana’s wedding dress brand, “Aya na ture”. On August 8th, Kasai participated in a press conference for the brand wearing a beautiful dress with lace and a polka-dotted ribbon. She smiled, “I totally feel like a princess. I’m really happy. I really want to get married. I’d like to get married before turning 30 years old”. AKB48, like most idols, have a ban on

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  • Ziyoou-Vachi unveils covers + track list for major debut album, "Kujaku"

    August 8, 2011 @ 11:56 pm

    Ziyoou-Vachi is getting ready to make their major debut with the album, "Kujaku", on September 7th. The group has recently revealed the jacket cover and track list. "Kujaku" contains a total of eight songs, including "Desco", which is the theme song for the movie, "Moteki". The cover is full of visual impact, as it features vocalist Avu-chan in a fascinating pose. Additionally, Ziyoou-Vachi will be kicking off their second one-man tour

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  • KAT-TUN tops Oricon weekly chart with "RUN FOR YOU"

    August 8, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    On August 3rd, KAT-TUN released their 16th single, "RUN FOR YOU", and it's been revealed that they've topped the Oricon charts for the week of August 15th. With this result, they sold a total of 152,000 copies in its first week! Since their debut single, "Real Face", KAT-TUN has taken the first spot in the ranking with their singles 16 times in a row. Their 5 albums have also topped the charts one after another, setting a record a total of

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  • Ryo to star in new NHK drama, "Bitter Sugar"

    August 8, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    Actress Ryo will be starring in the first drama for the new NHK time slot, "Yoru☆Dora". Titled "Bitter Sugar", Ryo will play the role of 'Ichiko', a 39-year old woman who has experienced both the bitter and sweet things in life. Along with Wakui Emi and Suzuki Sawa, the three will portray the true feelings as women. Ryo commented, "I have always used my full strength with every role, so as usual, I want to challenge myself to do my best."

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