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  • Actress Fujikawa Nozomi marries BMX rider Uehara Hiroshi

    August 18, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    On August 17th, it was revealed that Nittelegenic 2001 Fujikawa Nozomi (33), who made her comeback as an actress in 2009, married professional BMX rider Uehara Hiroshi (35) back on April 4th. According to sources close to the couple, the two were introduced to each other in 2008 and hit it off.  In 2003, Fujikawa Nozomi retired from the entertainment world; when they began dating, Uehara served as mental support for her when she posed nude

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 08/13~08/16

    August 18, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    [caption id="attachment_261294" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 08/13~08/16"][/caption] The ratings are beginning to normalize again after the conclusion of the 2012 London Olympics. Almost half of the dramas that air from Monday until Thursday were able to recover enough to even improve their respective season average. Of course the Monday dramas had it a bit more difficult. Although the closing ceremony

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  • Voice actors for upcoming anime "Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken" revealed

    August 18, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

    Earlier, we wrote that Araki Hirohiko’s manga, ‘JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken', would receive an anime adaptation. Now, the voice actors for the upcoming adaptation have been revealed. The voice actors for the main characters of the upcoming anime adapation of ‘Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken’ were revealed in the September issue of 'Ultra Jump (Shueisha)'.  The main character Jonathan Joestar will be voiced by Okizu Kazuyuki, who is known for voicing

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  • 5 members withdraw from HKT48 due to personal reasons

    August 18, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    On August 18th, AKB48's sister group HKT48 announced that members Eto Sayaka (14), Komori Yui (14), Sugamoto Yuko (18), Taniguchi Airi (13), and Nakanishi Ayaka (16) have withdrawn from the group. All 5 members passed HKT48's 1st generation audition back in 2011, and have been active ever since. According to the announcement, the members requested to withdraw from the group due to "personal reasons". No further details have been revealed a

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  • "Perfume GO-ROUND" appears in front of Shibuya 109

    August 18, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    This summer, popular techno-pop unit Perfume gifted fans with a merry-go-round. For two days, August 16 and 17, the “Perfume GO-ROUND” appeared in front of the SHIBUYA 109 building in Tokyo. The carousel was delivered directly from Hiroshima, the hometown of the members, and upon entering the merry-go-round, the group’s new song “Spending All My Time” (released for sale on August 15) played and messages from the members were written on th

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  • Child actress Honda Miyu figures skates for "Disney on Ice"

    August 18, 2012 @ 6:01 am

    On the 17th, child actress Honda Miyu (8) performed at the pre-show for “Disney on Ice” at Yokohama Arena. She did a two and half minute routine to the tune of “Beauty and the Beast” that includes a double Salchow jump and a single axel. Honda has been skating since age four and practices five times a week even during drama filming. Honda came to fame with last year’s big drama hit, NTV's “Kaseifu no Mita”. She has also various awards und

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  • Sawajiri Erika talks about her return and her sullen responses in 2007

    August 18, 2012 @ 3:53 am

    During an interview on Nihon TV’s “NEWS ZERO” broadcast on August 16th, actress Sawajiri Erika talked about the reason for her return to the movie industry and the truth behind her sullen responses at a press conference back in 2007. Sawajiri appeared wearing a white T-shirt and jeggings, and was accompanied by director Ninagawa Mika. When asked about her 5 year absence from the movie industry, Sawajiri replied “I wasn’t confident and I w

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  • Karina's movie "GIRL" to be released as Blu-ray and DVD

    August 18, 2012 @ 1:54 am

    It’s been announced that the Blu-ray and DVD versions of Karina’s movie “GIRL” will be released on November 21st. “Girl” struck a chord with women across a wide age range and became a great sensation in Japan. It is a movie about girl power and an alarming 99.2% of female viewers stated that they identified with the movie. The female cast of Karina, Aso Kumiko, Kichise Michiko and Itaya Yuka gathered to answer questions posed by the male c

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  • Jacket covers + track list for moumoon's upcoming single "Hanabi" revealed

    August 18, 2012 @ 12:05 am

    Pop duo moumoon is getting ready to release their 13th single, "Hanabi", on August 29th. The title track is described as a love ballad, and for its coupling tracks, the single will include remix versions of the summer songs "Sunshine Girl" and "Chu Chu". "Hanabi" will be released in 3 different versions: CD+2DVD, CD+DVD, and CD-Only. The DVDs will contain the video clip and making-of for "Hanabi", and the 2nd DVD for the CD+2DVD version

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  • 9nine to release new single, "Yi Er! Jiang Shi feat. Hao Hao! Jiang Shi Girl"

    August 17, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    It's been revealed that girls unit 9nine will be releasing their new single, "Yi Er! Jiang Shi feat. Hao Hao! Jiang Shi Girl", on November 14th! The title track will serve as the theme song for TV Tokyo's midnight drama series, 'Hao Hao! Jiang Shi Girl ~Tokyo Denshidai Senki~' (starts October 12th), starring member Kawashima Umika. The girls will also be providing the background music for the drama. The choreography for this song will b

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