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Artists & Celebrities

63rd Kouhaku Uta Gassen artists revealed

Posted  November 26, 2012  by  tokyograph

NHK has announced the artist lineup for the 63rd Kouhaku Uta Gassen. This year will have a total of 50 artists performing, 25 for each of the Red and White Teams. 12 artists are making their first appearances – 6 from the Red Team and 6 from the White Team. The artists, in Japanese alphabetical […]

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Film and Video

Goriki Ayame to star in Getsu 9 drama “Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou”

Posted  November 21, 2012  by  tokyograph

Goriki Ayame (20) will star in Fuji TV‘s Monday night drama series this winter, titled “Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou.” This will be her first lead role during golden time, not to mention a “Getsu 9” series, though it will also mark her 7th consecutive season appearing in a drama series on a commercial network. […]

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Film and Video

Mizukawa Asami lands starring role in prime time drama series

Posted  November 20, 2012  by  tokyograph

Actress Mizukawa Asami (29) has been chosen to star in an NTV drama series next season, tentatively titled “Share House no Koibito.” Since the series will air on Wednesday nights at 10:00pm, this marks her first lead role during the prime time hours (7:00pm-11:00pm). As the title suggests, the series is a romance story is […]

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Film and Video

Nagasawa Masami, Okada Masaki to co-star in “Kiyoku Yawaku” movie adaptation

Posted  November 20, 2012  by  tokyograph

Ikeumi Ryo‘s award-winning shojo manga “Kiyoku Yawaku” is getting a live-action movie adaptation, starring Nagasawa Masami (25) and Okada Masaki (23). This will be their first time acting together. Shinjo Takehiko, who previously handled the “Paradise Kiss” and “Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu” adaptations, will serve as director. “Kiyoku Yawaku” was originally serialized […]

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Artists & Celebrities

YUI announces another temporary hiatus

Posted  November 19, 2012  by  tokyograph

Singer-songwriter YUI (25) announced through her official website on Monday that she will be putting her activities on hold at the end of this year. This is the second time in her 8-year career that she has decided to go on hiatus, as she also took a break at the end of 2008 until mid-2009. […]

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Breaking News

Hikaru Utada concert to air worldwide on Ustream

Posted  November 15, 2010  by  eXodius

Utada Hikaru on Ustream Hikaru Utada‘s fans around the world will be able to watch her December 8 concert at the Yokohama Arena, as her staff announced on Monday that the concert will be broadcast live on Ustream.

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Film and Video

Nishikido Ryo stars as father in drama series “Inu wo Kau to Iu Koto”

Posted  February 22, 2011  by  tokyograph

NEWS and Kanjani8 member Nishikido Ryo (26) will be taking on the role of a father in a new TV Asahi drama series this spring. The show, titled “Inu wo Kau to Iu Koto ~Sky to Wagaya no 180 Nichi~,” marks Nishikido’s first solo starring role in a series. Nishikido plays the 30-year-old salaryman Hongo […]

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Artists & Celebrities

Charts: Amuro Namie, Jang Keun-Suk, Ikimonogakari, Hamasaki Ayumi

Posted  May 5, 2011  by  tokyograph

Amuro Namie‘s first collaboration album “Checkmate!” topped the charts this week with more than a quarter million copies sold. This is her ninth number-one album, though it is also her fourth in a row. With this, she has also managed to release a #1 album in three different decades: 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s. Meanwhile, the […]

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BoA – Hurricane Venus

Posted  July 29, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.08.02 Hurricane Venus is BoA‘s sixth Korean album. It was her first release in Korea in 4 years since the digital single “Key Of Heart” in 2006.

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kanon x kanon – Calendula Requiem

Posted  October 31, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.11.17 “Calendula Requiem” is the collaboration single between Wakeshima Kanon and bassist Kanon of Antic Cafe under stage name ‘kanon×kanon. It was released in three versions: a one-time press limited CD+DVD edition, a regular CD-only edition, and a limited-time press Shiki CD-only edition that was only produced until December 2010. The title track was used as the second […]

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Japanese

Sadie – toge

Posted  November 19, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.11.03 “toge” is the 11th single released by Sadie. It is the second single in a three month release campaign, “Cry More” is the first entry while “Juggernaut” is the last. When both this single and “Juggernaut” were announced to be released, they were to be a part of a three month consecutive campaign along with […]

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Japanese

Love – “Aishiteru” no One World

Posted  December 1, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.12.15 “”Aishiteru” no One Word” is Love‘s 5th single. “Anata no Kotoba” was used as the theme song for the drama Tenshi no Dairinin, while “A Song of Love” was used as the theme song for the variety show Ousama no Brunch.

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Artists & Celebrities

DEXPISTOLS’ first album includes Dragon Ash cover

Posted  December 30, 2010  by  tokyograph

Electro-dance group DEXPISTOLS have announced a new album, scheduled for release in March 2011. Up until now, they have only released albums as part of their ROC TRAX artist crew. The new album, currently untitled, will be the first using only the DEXPISTOLS name. In July of this year, they released their first single as […]

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Artists & Celebrities

Miki Mizuno stars in Sion Sono’s “Koi no Tsumi”

Posted  January 31, 2011  by  eXodius

It was revealed on Monday that actress Miki Mizuno (36) has been tapped to star in the next film from director Sion Sono (“Cold Fish,” “Ai no Mukidashi”). The movie is titled “Koi no Tsumi” and is planned to be released before the end of this year. “Koi no Tsumi” is inspired by an actual murder […]

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 505

Posted  February 2, 2011  by  Elk

Today, Kaiji season two, China’s Gundam reappears, and Pluto wins a French award.

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Artists & Celebrities

Takanori Nishikawa stars in “Okusama wa 18-sai” live-action remake

Posted  February 6, 2011  by  eXodius

The shoujo manga series “Okusama wa 18-sai” is getting another television drama adaptation, this time starring 40-year-old musician and actor Takanori Nishikawa (also known as T.M.Revolution). His co-star will be young actress Natsuna Watanabe (21). The original manga was written by Miyoko Motomura in 1969-1970, and it was turned into a successful drama series from […]

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Film and Video

Action star Takeda Rina plays ninja in “KUNOICHI”

Posted  February 7, 2011  by  eXodius

Action actress Takeda Rina (19) has been given her third starring movie role, playing a female ninja in a film titled “KUNOICHI.” Takeda has been practicing karate since the age of 10, winning multiple tournaments as a teenager. In 2008, she caught the attention of “Shaolin Shoujo” producer Fuyuhiko Nishi, leading him to cast her […]

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 509

Posted  February 8, 2011  by  Elk

Today, a new Pokeyman becomes available, Tokyopop journeys to Hulu, and One Piece breaks its own record…again.

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 513

Posted  February 12, 2011  by  Elk

Today, find out what Leiji Matsumoto is up to, Anime Boston rocks out, and Anime Expo continues to shell out sweet, sweet prize money.

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Artists & Celebrities

Jin Akanishi to collaborate with Jason Derulo for first U.S. single

Posted  February 13, 2011  by  eXodius

Before his concert on Sunday, Akanishi Jin held a press conference to talk about his upcoming U.S. plans. He announced that his debut U.S. single will be a collaboration with singer-songwriter Jason Derulo, produced by J. R. Rotem. Akanishi said that he plans to release a full album this fall, and one of the songs will […]

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