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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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Film and Video

Action star Takeda Rina plays ninja in “KUNOICHI”

Posted  February 7, 2011  by  eXodius

Action actress Takeda Rina (19) has been given her third starring movie role, playing a female ninja in a film titled “KUNOICHI.” Takeda has been practicing karate since the age of 10, winning multiple tournaments as a teenager. In 2008, she caught the attention of “Shaolin Shoujo” producer Fuyuhiko Nishi, leading him to cast her […]

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Heisei Ishin – REVOLUTIONS

Posted  September 19, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.09.15 REVOLUTIONS is the best of album released by Heisei Ishin. It was released to mark the band’s graduation from the label UNDER CODE PRODUCTION later in September, and is likely their last release on the label. This was released in two different versions: a CD+DVD edition (Type A) and a CD only edition (Type B). […]

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Yuu-yu feat. Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin and Len – Shikisai no Hoshi

Posted  September 17, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.09.15 Shikisai no Hoshi is the debut album released by Yuu-yu.

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Film and Video

“Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu” manga gets live-action movie

Posted  November 20, 2011  by  tokyograph

Minami Kanan‘s popular shoujo manga series “Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu” will be turned into a live-action movie. The news was announced on Saturday in this year’s 24th issue of Sho-Comi (Shogakukan), which also contained the manga’s final chapter. The manga follows the romance between a serious female student named Tsubaki and her playboy classmate named […]

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 596

Posted  June 9, 2011  by  Elk

Today, epic new Sony TV, NGP confirmed to be Vita, and Street Fighter x Tekken.

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Film and Video

Aragaki Yui joins “Shinzanmono” movie cast

Posted  June 29, 2011  by  tokyograph

Actress Aragaki Yui (23) has been added to the cast of the upcoming film “Kirin no Tsubasa: Gekijoban Shinzanmono.” This will be her first time appearing in a mystery movie. The “Kirin no Tsubasa” movie was initially revealed in May. It is a continuation of the popular “Shinzanmono” drama series, which is based on Higashino […]

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Artists & Celebrities

Fairies become youngest girl group on the airwaves

Posted  October 6, 2011  by  tokyograph

Avex‘s newly-debuted girl group Fairies will soon be the youngest girl group ever to have a regular radio show. Starting today (October 7), they will host a show called “Fairies no Fly to the World” on Nippon Broadcasting System. Fairies just released their debut CD single 16 days ago, on September 21. At an average […]

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Perfume to perform at 2011 Asia Song Festival

Posted  August 25, 2011  by  tokyograph

Perfume announced on their official website that they will participate in the 2011 Asia Song Festival, which will be held at Daegu Stadium in South Korea on October 15. This year is the 8th time that the Asia Song Festival will bring together top artists from various Asian countries. Besides Perfume, the lineup includes SUPER […]

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 703

Posted  November 24, 2011  by  Elk

Today, Fukuyama Masaharu will be singing the theme song for the upcoming Doraemon movie, Square Enix to open up a new office in Montreal, and Gainax to distribute new wearable anime merchandise for your cosplaying pleasure.

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Artists & Celebrities

“Maru Maru Mori Mori!” reaches quarter million in sales

Posted  July 20, 2011  by  tokyograph

“Maru Maru Mori Mori!,” the theme song to the popular television drama “Marumo no Okite,” has just reached a new milestone, as the CD single’s total sales surged past 250,000 copies this week. This is the first time in almost 35 years that a song by a Japanese artist under 10 years old has reached […]

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BONNIE PINK – Kite

Posted  August 21, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.09.22 “Kite” is BONNIE PINK‘s 26th single.

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Film and Video

Nishijima Eigo, Yokoyama Rurika star in “Kenka Bancho” sequel

Posted  April 20, 2011  by  eXodius

Comedian Nishijima Eigo (30), of the duo Elite Yankee, is taking on his first starring role in a movie. True to his duo’s name, he will play the role of a delinquent in “Kenka Bancho: Ichinen Senso,” a sequel to last year’s “Kenka Bancho: Zenkoku Seiha.” The movies are based on the popular “Kenka Bancho” […]

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Korean

Jung Seul Gi – Eotteoke Hanbeoneul An Majuchini

Posted  November 29, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.11.22       “Eotteoke Hanbeoneul An Majuchini” is Jung Seul Gi‘s third digital single. The third track is an acoustic version of her first digital single “Gyeolguk Jejari“..

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Artists & Celebrities

Hamasaki, Koda conclude a-nation '10

Posted  August 29, 2010  by  eXodius

As previously reported at Jpop Stop!, today was the conclusion to a-nation ’10, held at Ajinomoto Stadium in Chofu, Tokyo.

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Artists & Celebrities

Arashi becomes first artist to sell 5 million DVDs

Posted  June 21, 2011  by  tokyograph

Last week, Arashi released their latest DVD, ARASHI 10-11 TOUR “Scene” ~Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fuukei~ DOME+. According to Oricon, the DVD sold 539,000 copies, putting it at the top of the sales charts for the week. That number also pushes their all-time DVD sales to 5.282 million, making them the first artist to sell […]

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