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  • Oshimi Shuzo's manga "Aku no Hana" to get anime adaptation in 2013

    August 10, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    On August 9, it was revealed in the September issue of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine that Oshimi Shuzo’s unique manga “Aku no Hana”, which was nominated for the “Manga Taishou 2012”, will be adapted into an anime in 2013. Director Nagahama Hiroshi, who directed the anime adaptations of “Mushishi” and “Detroit Metal City”, will direct the anime. Details are expected to follow in later issues of the magazine. “Aku no Hana” began as a serial ma

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  • Itaya Yuka gives birth to her 2nd son

    August 10, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    In March, we wrote about actress Itaya Yuka's second pregnancy. On August 9, she gave birth to her second son at a hospital in Tokyo. The announcement was made on Nippon TV's news program "NEWS ZERO", which Itaya appears on regularly. Her newborn son is 3,180 grams (7 lbs), and both her and her newborn son are reported to be doing well. She also tweeted about the birth of her second son: "This morning, a new member joined our family. With

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  • Maeda Atsuko's last appearance on Music Station as an AKB48 member to be on August 17th

    August 10, 2012 @ 4:04 am

    It was revealed that Maeda Atsuko's last appearance on TV Asahi's music program MUSIC STATION as a AKB48 member will be on August 17th.  On this broadcast, AKB48 will perform a special medley to commemorate Maeda's graduation. Maeda first appeared on the program as a part of AKB48 on June 9th 2006 when she was 14 years old before the group made their major debut, and they performed their indie single "Skirt, Hirari".  After that Maeda made

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  • Check out Oricon's monthly chart for July!

    August 10, 2012 @ 2:13 am

    Oricon has just revealed their monthly charts for July. Check out the results below and see who made it to the top in July! ----- <Single Monthly Ranking> 1. "ER" - Eight Ranger : 7/25 (349,277) 2. "Chankapana" - NEWS : 7/18 (272,406) 3. "HEAT" - Kim Hyun Joong : 7/4 (196,850) 4. "ANDROID" - Tohoshinki : 7/11 (171,554) 5. "LOVE CHASE" - Yamashita Tomohisa : 7/4 (139,735) 6. "Moment" - SMAP : 8/1 (136,727)

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  • 9mm Parabellum Bullet to release new single, "Heart ni Hi wo Tsukete"

    August 10, 2012 @ 12:02 am

    It's been revealed that 9mm Parabellum Bullet will be releasing their new single, "Heart ni Hi wo Tsukete", on October 24th! 9mm Parabellum Bullet is currently holding summer festivals and live events across Japan. Their upcoming single has already been performed during their concerts, and it's described as an upbeat tune that'll make you want to dance. "Heart ni Hi wo Tsukete" will be available in both limited and regular editions. Bot

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  • Details on knotlamp's upcoming album revealed

    August 9, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

    Earlier, we reported that rock band knotlamp would be releasing a new album on September 19th. Now, the details have finally been revealed! knotlamp's 3rd album will be titled "Geoglyph" and it's track list will consist of 10 songs. It will include their already released single, "Across my world", which is the theme song for NHK's anime 'Ginga e Kick Off!!'. The limited edition will come with a DVD containing video clips for "Across my wor

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  • Teaser for new 'Dragon Ball Z' anime film revealed!

    August 9, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    A teaser for the upcoming anime film, 'Dragon Ball Z', has been revealed! With a powerful BGM, the teaser starts from outer space, then travels rapidly over the ocean and through the valley. Finally, Goku appears standing on a rock with a fearless smile. Additionally, an English website for 'Dragon Ball Z' has been launched in response to its popularity overseas. When it was announced last month that 'Dragon Ball' would be getting an an

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  • Oricon comic chart for the week of August 13th

    August 9, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    Oricon has revealed their comic chart for the week of August 13th.  Last week, we saw NARUTO take the #1 spot.  This week, ONE PIECE grabs #1! Check it out after the jump! 1. “ONE PIECE”, Volume 67 – Oda Eiichirou : (1,754,309) 2. “NARUTO”, Volume 61 – Kishimoto Masashi : (309,453) 3. “Hetalia Axis Powers 5”, Special Edition – Himaruya Hidekazu : (165,910) 4. “Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi: Onodera Ritsu no Baai”, Volume 7, S

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  • Ueto Aya remains the CM Queen in the first half of 2012

    August 9, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    On August 8th, Video Research Ltd. once again released various statistics about the usage of commercials in the first half of 2012. As usual, they concentrated their analysis on the three main regions of Japan (Kanto, Kansai, and Nagoya) and the five main commercial networks. The results show that the amount of commercials slightly increased again by 3% in all three regions compared to last year. Especially the number of commercials that a

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  • Tamayama Tetsuji becomes the father of a baby boy!

    August 9, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

    It was announced that actor Tamayama Tetsuji welcomed his first baby on August 8th at 9:50pm, and now he has become the father of a baby boy! On the announcement via a fax sent from Tamayama's agency, Tamayama wrote, "A 3,706 gram (8.1 pounds) baby boy was born safely.  Both the mother and the baby are healthy and doing well.  From here on, I will try harder to devote myself as an actor with awareness as a father, so I will greatly appreciate

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