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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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Plastic Tree – Mirai Iro

Posted  December 29, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.12.15 “Mirai Iro” is the 30th single released by Plastic Tree. This was released in three different versions: two limited CD+DVD editions (A & B) and a regular CD only edition. Limited edition A comes with a DVD of the title song’s PV along with its making of, and limited edition B comes with a live […]

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Ono Machiko, Takahashi Issei living together?

Posted  February 29, 2012  by  tokyograph

Actress Ono Machiko (30), currently the star of NHK‘s morning drama series “Carnation,” is reported to be in a romantic relationship with actor Takahashi Issei (31). According to the magazine Josei Seven, the two are living together. Ono and Takahashi both appeared in the sci-fi drama series “MM9 -MONSTER MAGNITUDE-” in 2010. Josei Seven says […]

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Singer hitomi to divorce this month?

Posted  December 7, 2011  by  tokyograph

Singer hitomi (35) is reportedly divorcing actor Haneda Masayoshi (35). No official statement has been released, but her management agency declined to comment on the matter without denying the rumor. Details are unclear, but a source familiar with the situation says that the couple have been living separately since more than half a year ago. […]

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Gal Sone ties the knot

Posted  July 25, 2011  by  tokyograph

Talento and competitive eater Sone Natsuko (25), better known by the nickname Gal Sone, is now married. Early on Sunday, July 24, she registered her marriage with a 35-year-old half-Japanese man who works as a television director for a production company. According to Sone’s management agency, she is not pregnant. No further details were given […]

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AKB48 members face off for rival magazines

Posted  April 5, 2011  by  tokyograph

Weekly Young Jump (Shueisha) and Weekly Shonen Magazine (Kodansha) have each recruited a team of AKB48 members for a competitive project called “AKB48 YJ7 vs YM7: Jimbocho x Gokokuji Taisen.” As the name suggests, each of the magazines has assembled a group of 7 idols from AKB48 to compete in a series of contests. The […]

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