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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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Kuriyama Chiaki – Cold Finger Girl

Posted  January 8, 2011  by  eXodius

Released 2011.01.26 “Cold Finger Girl” is the third single released by Kuriyama Chiaki. The title track will be used for the opening them of the anime Level E.

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 605

Posted  June 22, 2011  by  Elk

Today, Noir gets real, Hatsune Miku becomes a racing pro, and Gackt to play a character modeled after himself… Again!

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Artists & Celebrities

Momoiro Clover Z wins grand prize in CD Shop Awards

Posted  February 27, 2012  by  tokyograph

The presentation ceremony for the 4th annual CD Shop Awards were held in Shibuya on Monday. The awards are selected every year by an association of CD shop employees across the country, and this year, the grand prize went to idol group Momoiro Clover Z for their album “Battle and Romance.” Momoiro Clover Z started […]

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Artists & Celebrities

AKB48’s “Everyday, Kachusha” reaches 1.5 million at record pace

Posted  June 20, 2011  by  tokyograph

AKB48‘s latest single, “Everyday, Kachusha,” officially reached 1.5 million in sales this past week. Released on May 25, the single set a record for highest first-week sales at 1.334 million copies. Now in its fourth week in stores, the single has sold a total of approximately 1.517 million copies. The last single to break the […]

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 490

Posted  January 12, 2011  by  Kanashimi

Today, absurd K-ON! auction, the legend of Tiger Mask lives on, and an extra installment to Patlabor?

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