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  • Japan Box Office Report – June 2nd/3rd

    June 5, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    [caption id="attachment_244167" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(2) 'Thermae Romae' / (1) 'Men in Black III' / (3) 'Dark Shadows'"][/caption] 'Men in Black III' easily managed to stay on the top of the box office chart in Japan. Already, it has been seen by over 1,000,000 people and grossed more than 1,500,000,000 Yen (19.18 million USD). Meanwhile, Japan's very own box office hit 'Thermae Romae' was able to

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  • Ishihara Satomi reads '2ch'!? Takes criticism to heart!

    September 27, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    Actress Ishihara Satomi recently disguised herself as a female detective for her role in the drama "Bull Doctor". It was a new challenge for her and a big honor to act alongside Esumi Makiko, but early comments posted on the anonymous Japanese Internet community board '2ch' were filled with severe criticism regarding her performance. Many people left comments such as, "I have never seen a detective like that!" or "The way she talks is rea

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  • Japan Box Office Report – August 6th/7th

    August 9, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    [caption id="attachment_180606" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Harry Potter 8" / "Kamen Rider OOO" & "Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger" / "Transformers 3""][/caption] After four weeks, "Harry Potter" lost the spark to its magic and gave up its first place position on the box office ranking to "Kamen Rider OOO". As with every year, it wasn't the only 'tokusatsu' movie that opened in theaters for

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  • Idoling!!! Members to star In "2ch no Noroi Gekijoban" film

    June 29, 2011 @ 12:12 am

    Idoling!!! member, Ojima Chika will star in her debut movie role for the film, "2ch no Noroi Gekijoban". Joining her will be fellow member, Nomoto Minami, who is also making her debut in the film industry. The movie, "2ch no Noroi" was originally a 4 part DVD series based on a thread on the popular internet site, "2ch" (Ni channel). The movie will be under the supervision of Nagae Jiro, the director who also worked on the series' DVD's.

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  • the GazettE's Aoi stirs up debate about Vocaloid artists through controversial tweets

    November 29, 2010 @ 10:47 am

    One of the things that most people seem to forget about Twitter is that, once you tweet, it's not only your followers who read your thoughts - it's the whole world. In less than .01 seconds, millions of people around the world are able to see them. Unfortunately for visual kei rocker Aoi of the GazettE, more than his 41K of followers saw his initial comment about the fans of Vocaloid, and the artist was immediately swept up in a controversy.

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