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  • Naoto Inti Raymi to make his acting debut

    August 22, 2012 @ 4:40 am

    It's been revealed that singer Naoto Inti Raymi will be making his acting debut in Fuji TV's drama series, 'Omoni Naitemasu'. The drama's story revolves around Izumi (played by model Nanao), a beautiful woman who captivates every man with her beauty and style but is unable to live a normal life. Naoto will play the role of Satoshi, the fiance of Izumi's younger sister. After Satoshi falls in love at first sight with Izumi during his weddin

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 08/17~08/19

    August 22, 2012 @ 2:18 am

    [caption id="attachment_261938" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 08/17~08/19"][/caption] All the networks finally recovered from the Olympics by the end of the last week and many of the regular and popular shows are now back in full swing. The same can be said for most of the dramas, although they weren't nearly as strong as the variety shows. The Friday golden prime time slot was suddenly filled with show

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  • Angelo announces new album + nationwide tour

    August 22, 2012 @ 12:28 am

    Angelo has announced that they will be releasing their new album, "RETINA", on November 14th. They will also be holding a nationwide tour starting in November. This is the band's 5th album and their 1st since last releasing "BABEL" about a year ago. The track list and other details have not been revealed at this time, but we can expect to find their singles "RIP / MOMENT" and "Calvary" included in it. Meanwhile, Angelo will kick off the

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  • Kanno Miho and Amami Yuki to co-star in new drama 'Kekkon Shinai'

    August 21, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

    On August 22nd, Fuji TV announced another fall drama titled 'Kekkon Shinai', co-starring actresses Kanno Miho and Amami Yuki. The drama will be all about the lives of a woman in her mid 30's (Kanno) and an 'over-40' woman (Amami) who either can't or don't want to get married. It will also focus on their friendship with each other, and their various struggles with love. Actor Tamaki Hiroshi is going to round out the main cast as one of many

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  • Japan Box Office Report – August 18th/19th

    August 21, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

    [caption id="attachment_261672" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'BRAVE HEARTS: UMIZARU' / (01) 'Marvel's The Avengers' / (03) 'Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki'"][/caption] 'The Avengers' finally opened in Japan and claimed first place by a wide margin. This weekend was all about the belated start of 'Marvel's The Avengers' in Japan and even though the Japanese were forced to watch it a couple of months

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  • Ebisu Muscats to release new single + nationwide tour

    August 21, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    Sexy idol unit Ebisu Muscats has revealed that they will be releasing their new single, "Gyakusou♥Idol", on October 31st. This was announced by 3rd generation leader Kishi Aino during the group's first fan meeting 'Anata to Muscats no Happening LIVE in Ebisu', on August 18th at LIQUIDROOM ebisu. Further details on the single will be announced at a later date. To coincide with the single's release, Ebisu Muscats will be holding a nation

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  • RIAJ reveals digital certifications for July 2012

    August 21, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ' for short), has just released the digital recording sales certifications that artists achieved during the month of July. To announce the certifications, the RIAJ works together with almost all of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, dwango, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME, and many more. After compiling the data from all the major download portals,

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  • Takei Emi to graduate from 'Seventeen' magazine

    August 21, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    It's been revealed that model/actress Takei Emi will be graduating from fashion magazine, 'Seventeen', after its October issue. Her graduation ceremony will be held during the event, 'Seventeen Natsu no Gakuensai', on August 24th at Pacifico Yokohama. Takei made her modeling debut on the November 2006 issue of 'Seventeen'. She signed a contract with the magazine in February the following year and have been active for 5 and a half years. Th

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  • flumpool announces new single + album + concerts

    August 21, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    flumpool has announced that they will be releasing a new single and album later this year! They will also be holding concerts at Yokohama Arena and Osaka-jo Hall in January, 2013. This announcement was made during the Tokyo performance of flumpool's nationwide tour, 'Because… I am', on August 20th at Tokyo International Forum Hall A. Yamamura Ryuta excited the fans after stating, "I will announce our future schedule!" flumpool's upcomi

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  • Kis-My-Ft2's newest single grabs first for the fourth consecutive time since debut

    August 21, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    Johnny’s 7-member group Kis-My-Ft2, who celebrated their one year anniversary on the 10th of August, grabbed first place on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart for the week of August 27 with their fourth single “WANNA BEEEE!!!/Shake It Up” (released for sale on August 15).  Their single sold 285,000 copies in its first week after release. This is Kis-My-Ft2’s fourth consecutive first place ranking, which started with their debut song “Everybo

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