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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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U-Kiss – Break Time

Posted  October 2, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.10.08 Break Time is U-Kiss‘s fourth mini-album.

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Aiuchi Rina – LAST SCENE

Posted  August 29, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.09.15 LAST SCENE is the last album released by Aiuchi Rina.

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu dating actor Kotani Shotaro?

Posted  February 16, 2012  by  tokyograph

According to this week’s issue of FRIDAY, model and singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (19) is currently in a relationship with actor Kotani Shotaro (25). The magazine says the two met through a friend and have already been dating for a year and a half. The pair were seen entering Kyary’s apartment building earlier this month, […]

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Every Little Thing’s Ito Ichiro announces marriage

Posted  December 23, 2011  by  tokyograph

Ito Ichiro (44), the guitarist of Every Little Thing, announced on the group’s official website that he is getting married. Sources say that his wife is a 26-year-old office worker. The two were introduced to each other by a friend at the end of last year, and they are said to already be living together. […]

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Wheesung – Realslow is Back

Posted  September 2, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.09.02 “Realslow Is Back” is Wheesung‘s 9th digital single and first physical single.

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Artists & Celebrities

Takanori Nishikawa stars in “Okusama wa 18-sai” live-action remake

Posted  February 6, 2011  by  eXodius

The shoujo manga series “Okusama wa 18-sai” is getting another television drama adaptation, this time starring 40-year-old musician and actor Takanori Nishikawa (also known as T.M.Revolution). His co-star will be young actress Natsuna Watanabe (21). The original manga was written by Miyoko Motomura in 1969-1970, and it was turned into a successful drama series from […]

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 560

Posted  April 20, 2011  by  Elk

Today, Nintendo rumor mongers, BlazBlue goes portable, and NIS America pulls down some titles.

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Film and Video

Kiriya Kazuaki to direct “The Last Knights of AKO,” starring Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman

Posted  November 2, 2012  by  tokyograph

Director Kiriya Kazuaki (“Casshern,” “Goemon“) is going to make his “Hollywood debut,” it has been learned. According to an exclusive report by Screen, he will direct a film titled “The Last Knights of AKO,” using a screenplay written by Michael Konyves (“Barney’s Version”). Details about the movie are sparse, but it is said to focus […]

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Ayase Haruka transforms into “Himitsu no Akko-chan”

Posted  October 4, 2011  by  tokyograph

Akatsuka Fujio‘s classic magical girl manga “Himitsu no Akko-chan” has a live-action movie in the works, it was revealed today. Actress Ayase Haruka (26) will take on the starring role, while Okada Masaki (22) will play the male lead. “Himitsu no Akko-chan” was first published in 1962, so next year will be the manga’s 50th […]

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Kotobuki Minako – Shiny+

Posted  September 20, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.09.15 “Shiny+” is the debut single released by Kotobuki Minako.

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Film and Video

BoA to star in an upcoming Hollywood movie

Posted  August 4, 2010  by  eXodius

BoA, known throughout Korea, Japan, and even the USA, was revealed today by SM Entertainment to be taking on the lead role in an upcoming Hollywood movie.

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Shirota Yu lands starring role in “Shitsuren Hoken” drama series

Posted  March 1, 2011  by  tokyograph

Actor Shirota Yu (25) will be starring in a new drama series this spring, titled “Shitsuren Hoken ~Kokuraseya~.” This will be his first lead role in a television series. “Shitsuren Hoken” will air in NTV‘s Thursday 11:58 time slot, which is being re-branded from “Thursday Night Drama” to “Thursday Mystery Theater.” In “Shitsuren Hoken,” Furuta […]

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Visual-kei band Versailles appears in first TV drama

Posted  January 3, 2011  by  tokyograph

The visual-kei band Versailles will act in a television show for the first time. Onegai Kanaete Versailles is a late-night mini-drama that will air in a 5-minute time slot on MBS and tvk, starting this month. The show stars Koike Rina (17) as a poor but pure girl named Fukurokoujo Rina. One day a group of “princes” […]

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 680

Posted  October 21, 2011  by  Elk

Today, Crystal Kay to voice the Japanese dub of Happy Feet 2, CyberConnect 2’s CEO says Games must avoid anime’s mistakes, and Ishihara seems to have won over the Anime Industry.

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“Odoru Daisousasen” to get drama special before final movie

Posted  February 12, 2012  by  tokyograph

Just before the final “Odoru Daisousasen” movie opens in theaters this September, Fuji TV will broadcast a special drama episode. Not counting the franchise’s spin-offs, this will be the first time in 14 years that the show has had a new television drama featuring the main cast. Oda Yuji (44) will naturally star in the […]

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