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  • Actress Mochida Maki gets married

    October 1, 2012 @ 1:58 am

    On September 29th, actress Mochida Maki (37) announced her marriage through her official website. According to her agency, Mochida's husband is a non-celebrity man in his 40's, and the couple registered their marriage in late-August. She expressed, "I can be myself around him, and he accepts me for who I am. We would like to start our new life together with trust and gratitude." Mochida also revealed, "We met about 2 years ago. We were only

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  • FUNKY MONKEY BABYS hold their first dome concert

    October 1, 2012 @ 12:09 am

    On September 29th, popular group FUNKY MONKEY BABYS held their first dome concert at Kyocera Dome in Osaka. FUNKY MONKEY BABYS recently attracted 60,000 people to their 2-day concert at Yokohama Stadium on September 8th and 9th. On this day, 35,000 fans gathered at the dome, and leader Funky Kato called out, "Let's not only make this our biggest concert in history, but let's also make this a live with record-high excitement!" FUNKY MONK

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  • babyraids to release their 2nd single in December

    September 30, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

    Idol group babyraids, who recently made their major debut on September 26th, will be releasing their 2nd single on December 19th. The group held an event called 'Hitori de Omise ni Norikomuzo! Stamp Rally DAY' on September 29th. Each member distributed CDs and held a photo-taking event at various CD shops around Tokyo. After finishing the event, the girls assembled at Toranomon Dojo, and met with Idoling!!! member Kikuchi Ami. babyraids

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  • androp to release 2nd album + 1st hall tour

    September 30, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    It's been revealed that androp will be releasing their 2nd full album, "one and zero", on December 5th! The album will feature the band's already released singles "World.Words.Lights. / You" and "Boohoo / AM0:40 / Waltz" as well as their brand new song "Rainbows" for a total of 15 tracks. The limited edition will come with a DVD including footage from the final night of their release tour which was held back in March at Zepp Tokyo. Addi

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  • Do As Infinity's Van Tomiko announces her marriage

    September 30, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    It's been reported that Do As Infinity's vocalist Van Tomiko (33) has gotten married in mid-September. This surprise announcement was made during the encore of the unit's live concert at Shibuya AX on September 29th. According to sources, Van's husband is a non-celebrity man who is 4 years her junior. He's described as an "ikemen with a fresh and neat impression". The two immediately started dating after meeting last summer. They submitted

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  • Artist photo + jacket covers for VAMPS' "halloween band" revealed

    September 30, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    VAMPS will be holding their customary Halloween event, 'HALLOWEEN PARTY', in October at Kobe World Hall and Makuhari Messe. Just for this event, the duo formed a special band called 'HALLOWEEN JUNKY ORCHESTRA' and will be releasing a single "HALLOWEEN PARTY" on October 17th. HALLOWEEN JUNKY ORCHESTRA is comprised of HYDE (VAMPS), Acid Black Cherry, DAIGO (BREAKERZ), kyo (D’ERLANGER), Tommy february6, Tommy heavenly6, Tatsuro (Mucc), Tsuch

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  • Details on Plastic Tree's new album revealed

    September 30, 2012 @ 5:14 am

    Previously, it was reported that Plastic Tree would be releasing a new album to commemorate their 15th anniversary. Now, the details have been revealed! The album's title will be 'Ink', and it will be released in 3 different types: Regular Edition, Limited Edition, and a Complete Production Limited Edition. The Limited Editions will come with a rearrangement of Plastic Tree's debut album, "Hide and Seek", which was released 15 years ago. A

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  • Omnibus movie 'BUNGO ~Sasayaka na Yokubo~' holds stage greeting

    September 30, 2012 @ 1:59 am

    On September 29th, the omnibus movie 'BUNGO ~Sasayaka na Yokubo~' held a stage greeting on its opening day. The greeting was attended by the four actresses Ishihara Satomi, Hashimoto Ai, Haru, and Misaki Ayame and since the movie features several short love stories set during the Show era, they all impressed the audience with a fabulous retro look. 'BUNGO ~Sasayaka na Yokubo~' is made up of a total of six stories divided into the two main

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  • flumpool reveals title + jacket cover for upcoming album

    September 29, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

    Rock band flumpool has revealed the title and jacket cover for their upcoming album! flumpool's 1st album in 2 years will be titled "experience", and it slated for release sometime in December. It will contain a total of 14 tracks including "Akashi", "Donna Mirai ni mo Ai wa Aru", "Kakusei Identity", and "Because... I am". The band plans to make every song on the album a single. On September 29th, a CM for "experience" aired once on a T

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  • AKB48 cancels handshake event in Osaka due to typhoon

    September 29, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

    AKB48 has announced through their official blog that their September 30th handshake event in Osaka has been cancelled. This handshake event commemorates the release of AKB48's 26th single, "Manatsu no Sounds good!" (released in May). With Typhoon #17 approaching the Kansai district, it was cancelled "considering the safety of the guests." However, there will be a rescheduled event at a later date. On the same day, SKE48's handshake even

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