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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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D=OUT – Psychedelico∞Psychedelico

Posted  September 8, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.09.08 “Psychedelico∞Psychedelico” is the eighth single released by D=OUT, and the first release since signing with PS COMPANY‘s indies branch. This was released in three different versions: a limited CD+DVD edition coming with a DVD of the title song’s PV along with its behind the scenes footage, a limited CD only edition coming with the B-side “Tenbin […]

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Film and Video

Final “Odoru Daisousasen” movie scheduled for September 2012

Posted  December 28, 2011  by  tokyograph

The “Odoru Daisousasen” franchise will be coming to a close next year. It has been announced that the next movie, scheduled for release in September 2012, will be the last one ever, ending a 15-year history. “Odoru Daisousasen,” also known as “Bayside Shakedown” in English, is a television drama series starring Oda Yuji (44) as […]

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AAA – Makenai Kokoro

Posted  August 16, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.08.18 “Makenai Kokoro” is AAA‘s 25th single. This single is available is three editions and all versions comes with the title track, the song “Day by day” and instrumental versions of both tracks. The regular CD-Only edition comes with an extra track, “WOW WAR TONIGHT ~Toki ni wa Okose yo Movement~“, which is a […]

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Artists & Celebrities

Go Hiromi marries for the third time

Posted  March 31, 2012  by  tokyograph

Singer Go Hiromi (56) is married for the third time, it was revealed yesterday. On March 31, he registered his marriage with Tokutake Rina (32), a former talento who is the daughter of former pro baseball player Tokutake Sadayuki (73). Go and Tokutake met through a friend in the summer of 2010. A weekly tabloid […]

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Artists & Celebrities

Kato Rosa announces marriage, pregnancy

Posted  June 22, 2011  by  tokyograph

On Wednesday, actress Kato Rosa (26) unexpectedly announced on her official website that she is now married to soccer player Matsui Daisuke (30). She also revealed that she is currently pregnant with her first child, and sources report that she is in her fourth month. Kato and Matsui reportedly met through a friend during autumn […]

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Artists & Celebrities

Kanno Yoko composes Kouhaku Uta Gassen opening theme song

Posted  December 26, 2011  by  tokyograph

Famous composer Kanno Yoko has written the opening theme song for this year’s Kouhaku Uta Gassen, it has been announced. Kanno is best known for various anime scores, including “Macross Frontier,” “The Vision of Escaflowne,” and “Cowboy Bebop.” Kanno wrote the opening song to fit the theme of this year’s Kouhaku Uta Gassen, which is […]

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Sugawara Sayuri – Close To You

Posted  December 17, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.12.22 Close To You is the second mini-album released by Sugawara Sayuri

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Artists & Celebrities

Kansai Johnny’s Jr. member Nakata Daichi arrested for theft

Posted  May 5, 2011  by  tokyograph

Former Kansai Johnny’s Jr. member Nakata Daichi (21) has been arrested on charges of theft. According to police in Sonezaki, Osaka, he stole a wallet at an internet cafe, which contained approximately 37,000 yen and a cash card. On the night of April 24th, Nakata stopped at an internet cafe in Sonezaki. At around 8:30am […]

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Artists & Celebrities

Abe Hiroshi, Otake Shinobu to perform Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline” in London

Posted  September 11, 2011  by  tokyograph

Actor Abe Hiroshi (47) will face two new challenges with his next stage play, a production of “Cymbeline” by Ninagawa Yukio. This will be Abe’s first time acting in one of William Shakespeare’s works, and in May of next year he will give his first overseas performance in London. Abe has previously acted in three […]

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Do As Infinity – Jidaishin

Posted  August 19, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.09.29 “JIDAISHIN” is the twenty-fourth single released by Do As Infinity. The song is a celebration of Do As Infinity 11th Anniversary. This is a special limited single only available at mu-mo shop. The 11th Anniversary Box comes with a face and bath towels while Special Box comes only with a face towel.

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Artists & Celebrities

Idol group 9nine to star in sitcom “Konna no Idol Janain”

Posted  December 17, 2011  by  tokyograph

The members of idol group 9nine have been given their first regular TV show on one of the major networks. Starting next month, they will be the stars of a new NTV sitcom titled “Konna no Idol Janain!?“ The show takes place at an exclusive all-girls junior high and high school. After an upperclassman sings […]

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Film and Video

Karina, Yoshitaka Yuriko, Oshima Yuko lead Fuji TV’s next Monday night drama

Posted  August 29, 2011  by  tokyograph

Fuji TV has announced its Monday night drama for next season. The show appears to be titled “Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu” and stars actress/model Karina (27). Yoshitaka Yuriko (23) and AKB48 member Oshima Yuko (22) will also play main characters. This will be Karina’s first lead role in a “Getsu 9” series. For Oshima, […]

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Hata Motohiro – Documentary

Posted  October 4, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.10.06 Documentary is the third studio album released by Hata Motohiro. It was released in three versions: a limited CD+DVD edition (type A), a limited 2CD edition (type B), and a regular CD-only edition. The DVD contains footage from the final performance of Hata’s acoustic tour GREEN MIND 2010, and the second CD contains cover songs. […]

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 500

Posted  January 26, 2011  by  Kibs

Today, some news concerning BONES’ Towa no Quon anime project, Golden Kids on your iWhatever, and Funimation pumps out another simulcast.

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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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