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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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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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Film and Video

Shinoda Mariko joins “Ouran High School Host Club” movie cast

Posted  October 18, 2011  by  tokyograph

AKB48‘s Shinoda Mariko has been revealed as a new cast member in the upcoming “Ouran High School Host Club” live-action movie, which was first announced in August with the same main cast as the drama series. Based on the popular manga of the same name by Hatori Bisco, the live-action television adaptation aired this past […]

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Remioromen’s Fujimaki Ryota to make solo debut

Posted  December 5, 2011  by  tokyograph

Remioromen vocalist Fujimaki Ryota will make his solo debut next year. On February 29, he will release his first single, titled “Hikari wo Atsumete.” His decision to start a solo career came from his encounters with victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Since that disaster, he has been internally questioning the role that […]

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L’Arc~en~Ciel announces 20th anniversary tour, 2012 world tour

Posted  May 29, 2011  by  tokyograph

Over the weekend, rock band L’Arc~en~Ciel performed their two 20th anniversary concerts at the Ajinomoto Stadium. After the show, they announced that they will be doing a 20th anniversary tour later this year, followed by a world tour in 2012. The “20th L’Anniversary Tour” schedule is as follows: September 9 – Saitama Super Arena (Saitama) […]

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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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