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  • "Karigurashi no Arrietty" receives 'Animation of the Year'

    October 15, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

    Studio Ghibli's animated film, "Karigurashi no Arrietty", has been chosen as 'Animation of the Year' at the "10th Tokyo Anime Awards" in Tokyo. "Karigurashi no Arrietty" is a story that portrays the relationship between a 'tiny girl' named Arrietty and a human boy. Director Yonebayashi Hiromasa commented, "I think there's something that could be understood by people in this generation who have experienced the Tohoku Earthquake." Mean

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  • Hori Chiemi announces her third marriage

    October 15, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

    Talento Hori Chiemi recently announced that she will be getting married for the third time. The announcement was made during Hori's regular show, "Shiritagari!". When asked about the rumors of her re-marriage, she confirmed, "I will get married. This will be my third time," and continued, "I'm being cautious, but I'm not afraid of anything. Also, we are doing very well." The couple is scheduled to get married in December. In 1989, Hori

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  • Former Gravure idol Komukai Minako debuts as an AV actress

    October 15, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    Former gravure idol Komukai Minako, who you might remember from her drug scandal earlier this year, debuted as an AV (adult video, aka pornography) actress on October 14th, with the release of her first video, "AV Actress Komukai Minako". Alice Japan, the video's production company, has already produced 100,000 copies for shipping. Komukai, who also had a brief stint as a strip dancer in 2009, commented, "In a way, I've worked the hardest

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  • EXILE's upcoming single to be titled "Anata e"!

    October 15, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

    On October 15th, popular music group EXILE has announced some exciting news of their upcoming single through their official website! To be titled "Anata e", this new single is set for release on November 23rd. This song is described as "winter ballad", a perfect song for this upcoming winter. In addition, this single will also include member ATSUSHI's second solo song titled "Ooo Baby", a hip-hop number. Further details will be annou

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  • Ikimonogakari to sing for Ichihara Hayato's upcoming drama

    October 15, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    It has been revealed that popular group, Ikimonogakari will be singing the theme song for Ichihara Hayato's newest drama, 'Runaway~Aisuru Kimi no Tame ni'. The song will be titled, "Aruiteikou" and is set to be released on November 23rd. It is a medium ballad written and composed by Mizuno Yoshiki, guitarist and vocalist of Ikimonogakari. The drama follows four young men that plan out to escape and break out of prison for their own persona

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  • All SDN48 members to graduate from group

    October 15, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    On October 15th, AKB48's sister group, SDN48 ('SaturDay Night 48') has announced that every SDN48 member will graduate from the group through a farewell concert, which will be held on March 31st, 2012. Below is the translated announcement posted on SDN48's official blog: "It has been 2 years and 2 months since we formed SDN48, and we would like to thank you for your large support and warmhearted messages since the beginning. In order to

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  • Ebisu Muscats' "Ropponpon☆Fantasy" to start distributing in 25 countries

    October 15, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    Sexy idol group Ebisu Muscats will be distributing their latest single, "Ropponpon☆Fantasy", in 25 countries. "Ropponpon☆Fantasy" was written to accommodate a request from a staff member of Ebisu Muscats' regular show, "Onedari Muscat DX!". The lyrics were penned by the members themselves, while the music was provided by Kishidan's Ayanokoji Sho. Ebisu Muscats have been gaining popularity all over Asia, with member Aoi Sola taking the l

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  • Music Station performances from October 14th

    October 15, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    This week's episode of 'Music Station' brought on a variety of artists over a 3-hour special. The show saw performances from veteran rock band L'arc~en~Ciel, Johnny's group Kanjani∞, as well as  singer-songwriters YUI and Kimura Kaela. Meanwhile, Korean girl group KARA delivered their latest Japanese release, "Winter Magic". Check out the performances below! - < KARA - 'Winter Magic' > - < YUI - 'Green a.live' &g

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  • Ohno Satoshi reveals his Arashi groupmates rejected his gifts at 'Kaibutsu-kun' pre-screening

    October 15, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    On October 13th, Arashi's Ohno Satoshi attended the pre-screening event for his upcoming movie "Kaibutsu-kun". As reported previously, the movie will take place in India, and it follows the story of Kaibutsu-kun and his entourage's adventures in the  "Curry Kingdom." The event drew 1,700 fans, and Ohno rode on a big elephant to play up the theme of an exotic adventure. During the MC session, Ohno revealed that he bought ornaments in India

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  • SCANDAL surprises with new hairstyles for their nationwide hall tour

    October 15, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    SCANDAL's first ever national hall tour, 'SCANDAL VIRGIN HALL TOUR "BABY ACTION"', kicked off on October 13th at the Kobe Cultural Hall in Hyogo prefecture. All four members changed up their images with a fresh hairstyle, which surprised fans when they saw the girls come out, but they cheered wildly regardless. Leader HARUNA commented, "Just like our tour's title says, we've come with a new kind of experience for everyone. Let's make this

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