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  • SCANDAL reveals jackets + track list to "Queens are trumps - Kirifuda wa Queen -" + live information

    August 29, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Back in July, 4-piece pop rock band SCANDAL announced they would be releasing their fourth studio album "Queens are trumps -Kirifuda wa Queen-". The album is schedued to drop on September 26th and will come in three versions. The limited edition with DVD will include two music videos and a dance movie. The second limited edition will come with a hard cover photo book. You can check out the covers and track lists below! Additionally,

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  • UVERworld releases 22nd single "THE OVER" + limited time only music videos on Sony Music

    August 29, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    Rock band UVERworld has just released their 22nd single "THE OVER". To commemorate the release, their label Sony Music has posted the music videos for "THE OVER", "Massive ~Live from Zepp Diver City", and a trailer for the documentary film "THE SONG" on their website. The videos will be available for a limited time only (00:00 JST). They also have live clips of "earthy world" and "NO.1", both of which were performed at the Yokohama Arena d

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  • Maya Miki to star in drama series 'Sousa Chizu no Onna' as detective

    August 29, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    Actress Maya Miki will be starring in TV Asahi's new mystery drama "Sousa Chizu no Onna", marking her first leading role in a drama series. Maya will play a veteran detective named 'Tachibana Tamako', who belongs to the Criminal Investigation unit at Kyoto Prefectural Police, where she is known as the "map maniac". Tamako has full knowledge of the streets in Kyoto, and she's in charge of making an investigation map, utilizing her talent as

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  • Former gravure idol Amano Maiko to play heroine in stage play

    August 29, 2012 @ 4:28 am

    Former gravure idol Amano Maiko (27) will play the heroine in the stage play "Ame ni Saku Hana 2012~Wasuresarareru Monotachi~".  The play will be performed at the Ogikubo Kai Hall in Tokyo from September 1st to September 9th. Amano made her entertainment debut in 2009 as an assistant on TBS's "Sekiguichi Hiroshi no Tokyo Friend Park II".  At the time she was also active in gravia, but she showed her potential as an actress this June in her

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  • Ikuta Toma to star in new drama 'Osozaki no Himawari'

    August 29, 2012 @ 2:22 am

    On August 29th, Fuji TV has announced that actor Ikuta Toma will star in their upcoming fall drama 'Osozaki no Himawari ~Boku no Jinsei, Renewal~' (lit. 'Late Blooming Sunflower ~My Life, Renewal~'). It will be his first starring role in a drama series in three and a half years. The drama is set at the beautiful Shimanto River in the Kochi prefecture and revolves around a group of seven men and women and the unfolding of their lives. Ik

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 08/24~08/26

    August 29, 2012 @ 12:08 am

    [caption id="attachment_263109" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 08/24~08/26"][/caption] This weekend NTV aired their charity special '24-Hour TV' along with a very popular drama special. Overall the special didn't crush the other networks like the Olympics did a few weeks ago, but there still weren't a lot of viewers left for the other variety shows and regular dramas. The sea of ratings was still calm on

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  • Yuzu to open an art exhibition to commemorate their 15th anniversary

    August 28, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

    To commemorate their 15th anniversary, Yuzu will be opening an art exhibition called 'Yuzu Exhibition ~15th Anniversary Exhibition~' from October 1st to the 25th at Bankokubashi SOKO in Kanagawa. The exhibition will feature a chronology reflecting on Yuzu's history, instruments and costumes used during their concerts, past tour goods, and a reproduction of the duo's set during their street performing days. It will be an event reflecting on

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  • NEWS' Masuda Takahisa gives a hug to the gold medalist Yoshida Saori

    August 28, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    NEWS member Masuda Takahisa will be fulfilling his promise with wrestler, Olympic gold medalist Yoshida Saori on the August 29th broadcast of NTV's music program, '1ban Song SHOW'. Yoshida requested a hug from Masuda on the July 25th broadcast of the show when he promised, "I'll grant your wish if you win a gold medal." The filming for the upcoming episode was held recently, and it was carried out as a surprise for Yoshida, who claims to b

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  • Japan Box Office Report – August 25th/26th

    August 28, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    [caption id="attachment_262927" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Anata e' / (01) 'Rurouni Kenshin' / (03) 'Marvel's The Avengers'"][/caption] It was a great opening weekend for 'Rurouni Kenshin' and 'Anata e', while 'Prometheus' made it into the top five. The much-anticipated live-action adaptation of 'Rurouni Kenshin' - starring Sato Takeru - finally opened in theaters nationwide and successfully s

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  • Nogizaka46's "Hashire! Bicycle" sells 187,000 copies, tops Oricon weekly chart

    August 28, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    Idol group Nogizaka46's 3rd single "Hashire! Bicycle" (released August 22nd) has sold 187,000 copies in its first week, topping the Oricon weekly charts for September 3rd. The first week sales for this single have exceeded their previous single "Oide Shampoo" (released in May), which sold 156,000 in its first week. With this, the group has set a new record for themselves since making their debut in February. For this week's album rankin

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