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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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Japanese

Spitz – Togemaru

Posted  November 17, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.10.27 Togemaru is the 13th album released by Spitz.

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 671

Posted  October 11, 2011  by  Elk

Today, Right Stuf has some great deals, Tom Cruise stars in live action anime adaptation, HiGE’s to release a new album.

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AKB48’s “Flying Get” breaks 1 million on first day

Posted  August 24, 2011  by  tokyograph

According to Oricon‘s daily sales charts, AKB48‘s 22nd single “Flying Get” has sold more than 1 million copies in its first day. The single, which officially went on sale on August 24, sold a total of 1,025,952 copies to take #1 on the daily rankings. In comparison, V6‘s new single “Sexy. Honey. Bunny! / Takara […]

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AKB48 announces million seller, new “Nemousu TV” season, original album details

Posted  March 6, 2011  by  tokyograph

16 members of the AKB48 family took the stage at Saitama Super Arena on Saturday for one of the group’s mini-concert and handshake events. They set a new personal record for themselves, gathering approximately 22,500 fans for the event, surpassing the crowd of 20,000 that attended their handshake event at Kyocera Dome last December. Saturday’s […]

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Korean

Kim Yeo Hee – Beautiful Day

Posted  November 21, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.11.03 “Beautiful Day” is Kim Yeo Hee‘s second digital single.

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 553

Posted  April 9, 2011  by  Elk

Today, 4Kids files for bankruptcy, a glimmer of hope for The Last Story in the west, and AVAST! One Piece breaks ANOTHER record.

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exist†trace – KNIFE

Posted  May 31, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.06.02 “KNIFE” is the fifth single released by exist†trace. Includes a new version of the song Liquid.

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Virgil – Innocence

Posted  November 6, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.11.24 innocence is the first studio mini-album released by Virgil. It is also the band’s first release since four fifths of the original line-up withdrew from the group.

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Girl's Day – GIRL'S DAY PARTY #1

Posted  July 9, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.07.09 GIRL’S DAY PARTY #1 is Girl’s Day debut mini-album. The song “Gyauttung” was used as lead track.

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Sweet Vacation – Re;Miraiha Sengen

Posted  July 13, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.07.14 Re;Miraiha Sengen is the second full-length album released by Sweet Vacation. It is also their first concept album. This was released in two different versions: a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD only edition. Includes a new versions of their digital singles “Love Camera ~Sekai ga Koisuru Message~” and “I feel so […]

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Nishino Kana – Aitakute Aitakute

Posted  April 22, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.05.01 “Aitakute Aitakute” is the tenth single released by Nishino Kana. The title track was used as the theme song for GemCEREY CM campaign.

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Artists & Celebrities

Berryz Koubou, C-ute star in female version of “Sengoku Jieitai”

Posted  June 7, 2011  by  tokyograph

Hanmura Ryo‘s well-known sci-fi novel “Sengoku Jieitai” is getting another adaptation, this time for the stage. The 12 members of the Hello! Project groups Berryz Koubou and °C-ute will star. Originally published in the 1970s, “Sengoku Jieitai” is about a unit of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force that travels back in time to the Sengoku […]

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AKB48’s Ohta Aika, Hirajima Natsumi in “Batsu Game 2”

Posted  December 10, 2011  by  tokyograph

The movie “Batsu Game” is getting a sequel next year, with an all-new cast. AKB48 and Watarirouka Hashiritai member Ohta Aika will star, and fellow member Hirajima Natsumi will also appear. The first movie was released in 2010, starring D-BOYS member Araki Hirofumi (28), with AKB48 members Kikuchi Ayaka (18) and Nakagawa Haruka (19). Based […]

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marble – Lingering Fizz

Posted  September 3, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.09.22 Lingering Fizz is the third studio album released by marble.

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Artists & Celebrities

Tokyo Jihen to disband in February

Posted  January 10, 2012  by  tokyograph

Rock band Tokyo Jihen (also known as Tokyo Incidents) announced on their official website today that they are breaking up. The band will officially dissolve on February 29, 2012. Tokyo Jihen was formed in 2004 by vocalist Shiina Ringo. The group currently consists of Shiina, bassist Kameda Seiji, drummer Hata Toshiki, guitarist Ukigumo, and keyboardist […]

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