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  • Niigaki Risa to release her last photobook in April

    March 21, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    On April 27th Morning Musume member Niigaki Risa will be releasing her final photobook before her graduation in May. The photobook will be released through Wani Books, and was shot in Niigaki’s ‘second home’ of Okinawa. The book will show shots of Niigaki looking natural in swimsuits and adult-like dresses. It will also show how she has grown over her past 11 years in Morning Musume, but also how she has remained the same at the same time

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi releases 4 PV's from "Party Queen"

    March 21, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    With the release of her new album on March 21st, singer Hamasaki Ayumi has released four of the music video's from her album. The album "Party Queen" is her 13th album contains fourteen songs and three versions. (You can see the track list here.) Check out four of the fourteen tracks below. - < 'How Beautiful You Are' > - < 'Shake It' > - < 'NaNaNa' > - < 'Return Road' > Tip: Mi

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  • Watanabe Mayu holds mini-live for her solo debut single

    March 21, 2012 @ 4:40 am

    On March 20th, AKB48's Watanabe Mayu held a mini-live event at Yomiuri Land to commemorate the release of her solo debut single, "Synchro Tokimeki". This mini-live, called "Minna de Synchro Shiyou! Mayuyu no Tokimeki LIVE", marked Watanabe's first solo live in front of fans. The idol invited 10,000 fans out of 50,000 people who applied to attend this event. Watanabe appeared in front of the crowd wearing a yellow mini dress and greeted,

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  • "Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi" to get animated this summer

    March 21, 2012 @ 3:30 am

    It's been revealed that Sugita Kei's manga "Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi" will be turned into a TV anime series, and will start airing this summer. It is said that this manga is his interpretation of classic Japanese poetry. Director Kasai Kenichi will serve as the series director, and is known for other series such as "Aoi Hana" and "BAKUMAN". Writing the script composition is Konparu Tomoko ("Glass no Kamen", "Kimi ni Todoke", and "NANA

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  • bump.y to release 1st album "Happy! Lucky! Bump.y!"

    March 21, 2012 @ 2:01 am

    Idol group bump.y is releasig their first full length album "Happy! Lucky! Bump.y!" on March 21st. The limited edition will include a DVD with music videos and the making of the videos. This album includes not only their released singles, but also "Colors", which is the song they sang only at live performance, and "Smileflower", which was selected one of the song for NHK "Minna no Uta". Along with the album they are releasing two DVDs, "b

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  • Check out the nominees for the 2012 VMAJ

    March 20, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

    Yesterday we announced that Perfume would be hosting the “MTV VMAJ 2012” (MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN 2012) at Makuhari Messe on June 23rd. Now a list of performers, special guests, and the nominees have been revealed. Acts performing at VMAJ 2012 are as follows: EXILE, Kato Miliyah, 2NE1, 2PM, and Sandaime J Soul Brothers The guest celebrities will be: AAA, Kaneko Nobuaki (RIZE), ROLA, SCANDAL, Tsuchiya Anna, and w-inds. Lastly, ch

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  • Tohoshinki finishes their arena tour at Saitama Super Arena

    March 20, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    On March 20th, Tohoshinki (TVXQ) wrapped up their arena tour at Saitama Super Arena in front of 32,000 fans. It has been around three years since the group’s last arena tour. The venue was filled with the group’s red theme color. Yunho (26) emotionally commented, “Everyone’s red power becomes Tohoshinki’s power.” Tohoshinki had an exciting performance as they performed 23 songs. Among the songs performed included “Duet” where the duo sa

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  • DREAM COME TRUE's Yoshida Miwa announces her marriage

    March 20, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

    On March 21st, DREAM COME TRUE's Yoshida Miwa (46) announced her marriage to Kamata Juon (27) from rock band FUZZY CONTROL through her official blog. According to the announcement, the couple officially registered their marriage on March 8th. This is Yoshida's second marriage, she married director Sueda Takeshi back in 2003, but unfortunately he passed away in 2007. Yoshida, who is currently staying in New York, wrote, "We don't know where

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – March 16th~March 18th

    March 20, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    [caption id="attachment_227584" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – March 16th~March 18th"][/caption] All Saturday and Sunday prime time dramas say goodbye, while the taiga drama is still stuck at mediocre ratings more than three months into the year. 'Renai NEET' (TBS) regained a bit of strength on Friday (+0.9%) and almost made it back up to double-digit ratings again. Could this be an indicator for a relat

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  • Vision Factory opens it's online dance school!

    March 20, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Home to some of the top artists in Japan, agency Vision Factory has opened their dance school website "RISING Dance School". VF has always had it's own private dance studio but is now opening to it up to the world with dance lesson videos. There will be six genres of dance including B-boy, Hip Hop, and House. All genres will had different levels for everyone and they will all be original dance lessons. KENZO from DA PUMP, along with Amu

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