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  • Animated movie 'Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki' to be released in 34 countries

    June 19, 2012 @ 4:41 am

    On June 18th, actress Miyazaki Aoi and actor Osawa Takao attended the Japan premiere event for the upcoming animated film, 'Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki'. Miyazaki, who is in charge of the the protagonist Hana's voice, commented on Osawa, who voices her husband 'wolf man', saying, "He is a kind person. Even on days we didn't have dubbing, he would show his face on set. He would bring delicious gifts, and would play with the child actors."

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  • Jero to release new cover album, "Covers 5"

    June 19, 2012 @ 3:22 am

    Jero has revealed that will be releasing his new cover album, "Covers 5", on July 4th! For this album, Jero covered theme songs from historical dramas such as the 'Hissatsu' series, 'Toyama no Kinsan', and 'Zatoichi'. It will feature a total of 7 tracks including "Kouya no Hate ni", which was included in his recent single, "Yoake no Kaze". Along with the album, Jero will simultaneously re-release his single, "Yoake no Kaze", in a CD+DVD v

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  • Watanabe Mayu to release 2nd single "Otona Jelly Beans" in July

    June 19, 2012 @ 1:12 am

    AKB48’s Watanabe Mayu has announced that she will be releasing her second single “Otona Jelly Beans” (Adult Jelly Beans) on July 25th. Though Watanabe’s pigtails are her trademark look, she has decided to forgo her pigtails this time for a more mature image by letting her hair down. Watanabe commented on the single and the concept, stating, "It is quite my type of song!  On the jacket, I tried to show my natural and mature side.  It was

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  • Ebisu Muscats release short PVs for "Oyafukou Baby", "Taxi Ondo", and "Kuku Dance"

    June 18, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

    Sexy idol group, Ebisu Muscats, has revealed the short PVs for their songs "Oyafukou Baby", "Taxi Ondo", and "Kuku Dance"! "Oyafukou Baby" is Ebisu Muscat's 7th single which is scheduled for release on June 27th. It will be available in 4 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, Limited Edition C, and a Regular Edition. "Taxi Ondo" and "Kuku Dance" serve as the single's coupling tracks. Check out the short PVs below!

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  • Kanjani8's latest single, "Ai Deshita.", tops Oricon weekly chart

    June 18, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    Kanjani8's 20th single, "Ai Deshita." (released June 13th), has sold 262,000 copies in its first week, topping Oricon's weekly single ranking for the week of June 25th! This marks Kanjani8's 7th consecutive single to top the Oricon charts since "Wonderful World!!" (June 2010); their 15th overall. "Ai Deshita." is the theme song to member Nishikido Ryo's starring drama, 'Papadol!'. Compared with their previous single, "Tsubusa ni Koi" (rele

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  • Kabuki actor Nakamura Kanzaburo diagnosed with esophageal cancer

    June 18, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    On June 18th, Japanese film and theater company Shochiku sent a fax to several media outlets announcing that kabuki actor Nakamura Kanzaburo (57) was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. According to the announcement, the cancer was detected in its early stages, and the actor is already undergoing treatment. Nakamura revealed, "With the warm support of everyone, I was able to finish the 7-month long performance at Heisei Nakamura-za. Since I

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  • C-ute to broadcast their final performance live on YouTube

    June 18, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

    On June 18th, C-ute made an announcement on their official YouTube page. The group will be streaming their final performance of their tour “C-ute Concert Tour 2012 Spring-Summer ~Utsukushiku tte Gomen ne ~” live on YouTube. The performance takes place on June 30th at 18:30 JST, so make sure you check out C-ute’s YouTube channel during the concert and enjoy the performance. C-ute's Official YouTube Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/o

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  • Sashihara Rino officially moved to HKT48 with her own special category

    June 18, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    Sashihara Rino has ‘officially’ been moved to HKT48. The staff has removed her profile from AKB48’s “Team A” category and it has been added to the HKT48 official member page. However, she is currently not under “Team H” or “Research Student”, she has a special category all to herself; “Team Undecided”. Lastly, Sashihara has not been completely removed from AKB48’s homepage. Instead she has been moved to the bottom, below the research stude

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  • 45,000 fans celebrate Ninomiya Kazunari's birthday at Tokyo Dome

    June 18, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    On June 17th, Arashi held their special event 'Arashi no WakuWaku Gakkou 2012' at the Tokyo Dome. This is a charity event with the sub-title 'Mainichi ga Motto Kagayaku 5-tsu no Jyugyou (5 lessons which make daily life more shining)', and for this event, the members turn into “teachers” and give lessons to their fans (or “students”) on various subjects. Each of the members wore white coats and were teachers for around 30 minutes. The da

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  • Shoujo Lolita 23ku announces indefinite hiatus

    June 18, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    Visual kei band Shoujo Lolita 23ku has announced that they will be going on an indefinite hiatus after their nationwide tour, 'WORLD end's GALAXY', in late-August. Regarding the hiatus, the members explained, "As a band, we felt that our duty in the V-ROCK scene has reached its limits. We've decided to close the curtain on our 8-year history." Back in 2010, the band welcomed their new vocalist Soshi, who expressed, "Joining the band halfw

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