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  • "Kaiji 2" press conference features 200 million Yen as the main star, and a peculiar Yoshitaka Yuriko

    October 6, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    A press conference for the upcoming movie "Kaiji 2: Jinsei Dakkai Game" was held in Tokyo today. The conference was attended by actors Fujiwara Tatsuya, Iseya Yusuke, and Yoshitaka Yuriko, as well as director Sato Toya, and creator of the original manga, Fukumoto Nobuyuki. The movie is the sequel to the very successful "Kaiji: Jinsei Dakkai Game" that grossed 2.25 billion Yen (29.34 million USD) at the box office. Just like in the first mo

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  • AKB48 chosen as "NHK Kohaku Supporter" for the first time

    October 6, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    Popular idol group AKB48 along with Terry Ito have been chosen as "Kohaku supporters" for NHK's annual music show on New Year's Eve "NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen." To commemorate this, they made an appearance at a special press conference held on October 6th.  Though AKB48 has performed on Kohaku three times in the past, this will be their first time to take part as a "Kohaku supporter." Member, Takahashi Minami commented, "We visited the devasta

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  • SKE48 reveals jacket covers for "Okie Dokie"

    October 6, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    Previously, idol group SKE48 revealed the tracklist details for their 7th single, "Okie Dokie", and now they're back with the official album jackets! To match the cute nature of the phrase, "Okie dokie", the artist decided to throw some elementary school inspirations into the covers. Pencil crayon smileys, hearts, and of course, school uniforms could all be found on the jackets. Check them out below! -- < Type A > -

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  • girl next door to release new single, "Boogie-Woogie Night"

    October 6, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    Electropop trio girl next door has announced the release of their new single, "Boogie-Woogie Night"! The new single will be released on Chisa's birthday, November 16th, and is described as an upbeat track with disco sounds. It serves as the theme song to TV Asahi's drama, "Watashi no Host-chan ~Shichinin no Host~". Meanwhile, girl next door will release their single, "ROCK YOUR BODY", on October 19th. Both singles will be available in t

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  • Charice holds a free live with 1,000 fans in the rain

    October 6, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    On October 5th, Filipino singer Charice held a surprise event titled "Special 'One Day' Free Live" at Shinjuku Square Garden. Despite the pouring rain, around 1,000 fans turned up  to watch Charice perform five songs off of her second album, "∞ (Infinity)". She called out to her fans, "Thank you for gathering here amidst the rain. Please enjoy it." During the performance of her new song, "One Day", 4 dancers who were chosen out of 400 peo

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  • Matsushita Nao to star in new Fuji TV drama series

    October 6, 2011 @ 9:18 am

    Actress Matsushita Nao will be gracing the small screens again in Fuji TV's upcoming drama, "Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi" (tentative title). "Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi" is a home drama that depicts the growth of a young woman who strives to become a capable wife. Matsushita will play the lead role of 'Kanai Yuriko', the daughter of a corporate executive and full-time housewife. Although she exceeds in her studies and work, she is incapabl

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  • Angelo holds a surprise live at Shinjuku Station Square

    October 6, 2011 @ 6:03 am

    On October 4th, visual kei band Angelo held a surprise live at Shinjuku Station Square. They drew in a huge crowd that forced authorities to suspend their concert after their third song, "REBORN", due to overcrowding.  Even after Angelo had left the stage, 3,000 fans called out their name, which echoed throughout Shinjuku. The surprise live was held to commemorate the release of Angelo's new album, "BABEL". This marked their first live

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  • SID to release new single in December + nationwide tour in 2012

    October 6, 2011 @ 3:48 am

    It's been announced that rock band SID will be releasing a new single in December! The band has also revealed that they will be holding a nationwide tour in 2012. The single, currently untitled, will be their second release for 2011. The title and additional details will be revealed at a later date. Furthermore, the dates for SID's new tour will be announced during their tour in November, which will be held exclusively for fan club and

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  • Sugawara Sayuri to release a new single this year

    October 6, 2011 @ 2:18 am

    Singer Sugawara Sayuri announced that she is going to release a new single "Ashita ni Naru Mae ni" on December 7th. "Ashita ni Naru Mae ni" is a wonderful love song that will perfectly fit into the Christmas season. It's going to be Sugawara's first single in one year and three months, and her first Christmas song since "Christmas Again" two years ago. The title song was written by Kato Kanako, who also wrote lyrics for Jang Geun Suk's

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  • Check out an audio preview for Nishino Kana's new song, "Tatoe Donna Ni"!

    October 6, 2011 @ 1:33 am

    On October 4th, singer Nishino Kana has unveiled a short audio preview of her upcoming song, "Tatoe Donna Ni". This is her first single in six months since her previous single, "Esperanza" and is scheduled for release on November 9th. This single has also been revealed to be written for her CM for Sony Walkman's new project "Play You." as their new artist. This song has been described as a love ballad that describes about a girl who does not

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