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  • Narumi Riko holds release event for her photo book, 'RICO DAYS'

    August 20, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    On August 18th, actress Narumi Riko held a release event for her latest photo book, 'RICO DAYS', at a bookstore in Tokyo. Narumi celebrated her 20th birthday on the same day with a birthday cake and champagne. "I'm happy. It's really delicious!" she exclaimed. Turning 20, the actress hopes to "get along with more people." She said, "I wonder if I'll be able to enjoy get-togethers more by drinking and talking together with the staff," and c

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  • SHINee reveals Taemin's teaser photo for "Dazzling Girl"

    August 20, 2012 @ 6:31 am

    SHINee has revealed Taemin's teaser photo for their upcoming Japanese single, "Dazzling Girl"! "Dazzling Girl" is described as an electro-pop number with a polished beat and refreshing melody. It represents the start of a romance with a dazzling woman and the emotional intensity one feels when in love. The single was produced by Jeff Miyahara, and mixed by Miles Walker. Tom Coyne (Sterling Sound) also participated in the mastering of th

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  • Maeda Atsuko to parade through Akihabara to say goodbye to her fans

    August 20, 2012 @ 5:38 am

    On August 19, it was announced that AKB48’s Maeda Atsuko, who will graduate from the group on August 27, will parade around the AKB48 stage in Akihabara around 3:30 PM on the 27th to say goodbye. Fans are expected to gather en masse around the parade route to catch their last glimpse of Maeda as a part of AKB48. Maeda has been with the group for 6 years and 8 months since she joined in December 8, 2005, when only 7 audience members showed

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  • Ayase Haruka to sport a short hairdo in new CM for 'SK-II'

    August 20, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    On August 20th, it was revealed that actress Ayase Haruka will be sporting a short hairdo for the first time in eight years in her new CM for the make-up line 'SK-II COLOR' of the skin care brand 'SK-II'. It's a fascinating transformation from her usual image with the perky hairstyle and bright red lip lipstick. Additional to the wig and the lipstick, she's wearing a matching bright dress and uses a hand mirror to apply her make-up. Her be

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  • Toei reveals full trailer for 'Kita no Kanariatachi'

    August 19, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

    On August 18th, distributor Toei revealed the full trailer for the upcoming movie 'Kita no Canariatachi' (English title: 'A Chorus of Angels') starring actress Yoshinaga Sayuri. 'Kita no Kanariatachi' commemorates the 60th anniversary of Toei and features a great ensemble actors additional to Yoshinaga, such as Shibata Kyohei, Nakamura Toru, Satomi Kotaro, Moriyama Mirai, Mitsushima Hikari, Katsuji Ryo, Miyazaki Aoi, Koike Eiko, and Matsud

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  • Movie adaptation of horror drama 'Torihada' releases full trailer

    August 19, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

    On August 19th, the first full trailer for the upcoming omnibus horror movie 'Torihada' - starring actress Tanimura Mitsuki - was released on its official website. The movie is a live-action adaptation of the omnibus horror drama of the same name on Fuji TV, which spawned a total of six parts between 2007 and 2009. Despite airing very late at night, it enjoyed great popularity and kept many people from falling asleep. The interesting part

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  • the ARROWS to release their first album in 3 years and 8 months

    August 19, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    After 3 years and 8 months, the ARROWS will finally be releasing a new album titled "DEADMAN GOES" on November 7th. the ARROWS have been gaining attention since late-July when the members started turning into zombies through a video on their official website. This video was a "trailer" associated with the album's title, and it's something that represents the band's new start. "DEADMAN GOES" will have the themes "life" and "death", and i

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  • 'Haneru no Tobira' to end its 11 years history in September

    August 19, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    It's been reported that Fuji TV's variety program, 'Haneru no Tobira', will be ending after its 2-hour special on September 26th. Fuji TV explained that "it will accompany autumn's reorganization plans". The show features comedians such as King Kong, Robert, Drunk Dragon, Hokuyo, and Impulse. It's known for its skits, which comedians use to show their joke materials. 'Haneru no Tobira' started broadcasting back in April of 2001 as a lat

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  • AKB48 to appear on "24Hour TV" from Tokyo Dome via relay broadcasting

    August 19, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    On August 18th, it was revealed that popular idol group AKB48 will be making an appearance on NTV' charity telethon "24Hour Television 35 Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu", which will be broadcast live on the 25th to the 26th from Nippon Budokan.  Their appearance will be on the 26th via relay broadcasting from Tokyo Dome on the final day of their 3-day live concert at the venue. NTV had asked the viewers for "great Japanese songs that gave them the

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  • Sashihara Rino expresses her thought on 5 HKT48 members' withdrawal

    August 19, 2012 @ 6:26 am

    Previously, it was reported that HKT48 members Eto Sayaka, Komori Yui, Sugamoto Yuko, Taniguchi Airi, and Nakanishi Ayaka have withdrawn from the group due to personal reasons. Through her Google+ account, Sashihara Rino expressed, "The time we spent together was short. However, they had trusted me and talked to me about many things. Still, only they know their true feelings. I don't want to make any assumptions." In addition, she decla

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