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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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Artists & Celebrities

Tanaka Kei, Sakura celebrate first child

Posted  February 6, 2012  by  tokyograph

Actor Tanaka Kei (27) and actress Sakura (28) have just become parents. The couple announced today that their first child, a daughter, was born on the morning of February 6th, weighing 3,190 grams at birth. Tanaka and Sakura married on August 31st of last year, after about a year and a half of dating. Sakura […]

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TOUCH – Touch

Posted  October 24, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.10.22 Touch is the self-titled debut mini-album of TOUCH. The song “Nan” was used as lead track.

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9GOATS BLACK OUT – TANATOS

Posted  March 14, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.03.24 “TANATOS” is debut album released by 9GOATS BLACK OUT. Limited edition comes with a bonus track, 690min [ Remix ], and DVD.

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Japanese

Urata Naoya feat. Hamasaki Ayumi – Dream ON

Posted  December 5, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.12.22 “Dream ON” is the debut single released by Urata Naoya. The title track features vocals from Japanese pop singer-songwriter Hamasaki Ayumi. This single comes almost two years after the release of Urata’s debut solo album, TURN OVER.

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General News and Gossip

Former Morning Musume member Ichii Sayaka divorces

Posted  June 13, 2011  by  tokyograph

Former Morning Musume member Ichii Sayaka (27) and former musician Yoshizawa Naoki (35) have divorced. Ichii’s management agency announced on Monday that she got divorced on May 23, just one day after Yaguchi Mari (28), another former Morning Musume member, got married. Ichii and Yoshizawa got married in May 2004. Since then, Ichii gave birth […]

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Artists & Celebrities

Kamikawa Takaya, Kikkawa Koji co-star in stage version of Tezuka Osamu’s “Hidamari no Ki”

Posted  December 4, 2011  by  tokyograph

Tezuka Osamu‘s manga “Hidamari no Ki” is getting a new stage adaptation next spring, starring actor Kamikawa Takaya and singer Kikkawa Koji. The manga’s story takes place at the end of the Edo period and tells of the friendship between a samurai and a doctor, who have two very different personalities. Kamikawa will play the […]

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Film and Video

Shida Mirai, Kawaguchi Haruna star in horror film “POV”

Posted  October 12, 2011  by  tokyograph

Actresses Shida Mirai (18) and Kawaguchi Haruna (16) will co-star in a new horror film titled “POV ~Norowareta Film~,” directed by Tsuruta Norio (“Ring 0: Birthday,” “Orochi“). This is Kawaguchi’s first time playing a lead role in a movie. Shida and Kawaguchi will play themselves. The story begins to unfold during a taping for a […]

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Film and Video

Eita, Matsuda Ryuhei return in “Mahoro Ekimae Tada Benriken” drama series

Posted  March 17, 2012  by  tokyograph

The movie “Mahoro Ekimae Tada Benriken” is getting a sequel, this time in the form of a television drama series. Eita (29) and Matsuda Ryuhei (28) will return in their starring roles. The movie, which opened in Japan in April 2011, was based on a Naoki Prize-winning novel by Miura Shion. The story revolves around […]

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Artists & Celebrities

Morning Musume opens applications for 10th generation audition

Posted  May 8, 2011  by  tokyograph

It has only been four months since idol group Morning Musume added four new members as part of its 9th generation, but the group unexpectedly announced on Sunday that it is already preparing for its 10th generation audition. During their concert at the Nakano Sun Plaza, current leader Takahashi Ai (24) introduced a video message […]

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Artists & Celebrities

Summers to host YouTube audition TV show

Posted  March 25, 2012  by  tokyograph

Comedy duo Summers will host a fresh new variety show on Fuji TV, titled “Fuji TV ni Detai Hito TV.” The show will revolve around clips of people showing off their various talents, selected through an “audition” on video sharing website YouTube. The show will be the first of its kind for Fuji TV. The […]

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LOVE PSYCHEDELICO – Dry Town ~Theme of Zero~ / Shadow behind

Posted  April 27, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.05.19 “Dry Town ~Theme of Zero~ / Shadow behind” is the twelfth single released by LOVE PSYCHEDELICO. This is the band’s first single in almost four years, with their last being “Aha! (All We Want)” in 2006. “Shadow behind” was chosen as opening theme for the dorama, Zettai Reido, while “Dry Town ~Theme of […]

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Artists & Celebrities

Koike Teppei, Nishijima Takahiro co-star in BeeTV summer romance drama

Posted  July 11, 2011  by  tokyograph

WaT member Koike Teppei (25) and AAA member Nishijima Takahiro (24) are co-starring in a BeeTV mobile drama that will begin distribution next month. This is the first time that either of them has played a lead role in a mobile drama. Titled “Shonan☆Natsukoi Monogatari,” the drama tells the story of two young men both […]

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Film and Video

“Kitsutsuki to Ame” wins Jury Prize at TIFF

Posted  October 30, 2011  by  tokyograph

The awards ceremony for the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival was held on Sunday in Roppongi. This year, French director Eric Toledano’s “Untouchable” took home the Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix, as well as the award for Best Actor. Meanwhile, Okita Shuichi‘s “Kitsutsuki to Ame” (“The Woodsman and the Rain”), starring Yakusho Koji and Oguri Shun, […]

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Film and Video

Yamazaki Kento, Hashimoto Ai reunite for “Another” horror movie

Posted  May 24, 2011  by  tokyograph

Kadokawa Pictures announced in February that Ayatsuji Yukito‘s horror novel “Another” would be getting a live-action movie adaptation, and now details have finally been released. The film will co-star Yamazaki Kento (16) and Hashimoto Ai (15), who just starred together in the movie “Kanseitou” that was released last month. Yamazaki plays Sakakibara Koichi, a boy […]

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AI feat. Kato Miliyah – STRONGER

Posted  October 18, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.10.06 “STRONGER feat. Kato Miliyah” is the 23nd single released by AI. It was released in two versions: a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD-only edition.

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