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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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JYJ – The Beginning

Posted  October 2, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.10.12 The Beginning is JYJ‘s international debut album. The English album was produced by American singer/producers Kanye West and Rodney Jerkins and counts with the vocal participations of West and Malik Yusef. Each JYJ member also composed one song for the album. The album will be released in two formats, one regular edition and a “Luxury Package” edition, […]

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Artists & Celebrities

Ki/oon announces more artists for 20th anniversary event, plus premium concert by L’Arc~en~Ciel

Posted  January 12, 2012  by  tokyograph

Ki/oon Records will celebrate its 20th anniversary on April 1st of this year, and to commemorate the occasion, the company will hold an event called “Ki/oon 20 Years & Days.” There will be 20 shows held between April 7 and April 29 at the LIQUIDROOM Ebisu live house, featuring many of Ki/oon’s artists. ASIAN KUNG-FU […]

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Film and Video

Abe Hiroshi, Ueto Aya star in “Thermae Romae” live-action movie

Posted  April 29, 2011  by  tokyograph

Cameras are already rolling for the live-action movie adaptation of Yamazaki Mari‘s “Thermae Romae” manga, but the main cast has just been revealed. Abe Hiroshi (46) will star, while Ueto Aya (25) will play the female lead. The manga, which won the Manga Taisho and a Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize last year, is a comedy […]

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Film and Video

Toda Erika to play lawyer in Ohno Satoshi’s new drama

Posted  February 27, 2012  by  tokyograph

Actress Toda Erika (23) has been cast as the heroine in Fuji TV‘s next Monday night drama series, “Kagi no Kakatta Heya.” The mystery drama was just announced last week, with Arashi‘s Ohno Satoshi (31) in the starring role. Toda will play a pure, straightforward, and beautiful lawyer named Junko. The drama’s story unfolds after […]

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Film and Video

Abe Hiroshi, Horikita Maki, Hamada Gaku in drama remake of “The Yellow Handkerchief”

Posted  July 25, 2011  by  tokyograph

Broadcaster NTV plans to air a modern-day remake of Yamada Yoji‘s classic 1977 film “Shiawase no Kiiroi Hankachi” (“The Yellow Handkerchief“) as a TV drama special this fall. The lead role, played by Takakura Ken (80) in the original, will this time be played by Abe Hiroshi (47). “The Yellow Handkerchief” is a road movie […]

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Artists & Celebrities

Kazuki Saya marries theater director

Posted  July 4, 2011  by  tokyograph

Talento Kazuki Saya (27) has just married stage director Kuramoto Tomoyuki (29), the head of the Austra Macondo theater troupe. Kazuki’s management agency announced on Monday that the couple submitted their marriage registration on July 3rd. According to Kazuki’s agency, the two first got to know each other this year due to Kazuki’s appearance in […]

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Film and Video

Sekiguchi Hiroshi continues hosting duties with “Tokyo Friend Park II” replacement

Posted  February 22, 2011  by  tokyograph

Broadcaster TBS has finalized its replacement for the show “Tokyo Friend Park II,” which will be ending its 18-year run this March. Although the new show will be very different in content, at least one thing will be the same – talento Sekiguchi Hiroshi (67) will continue on as the host.

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Film and Video

Aragaki Yui to star in “Ranma 1/2” live-action special

Posted  September 26, 2011  by  tokyograph

The classic manga “Ranma 1/2” is being turned into a live-action drama special this December, starring actress Aragaki Yui (23). The drama will be an original story with Tendo Akane as the main character. The part of Saotome Ranma will be played by actor Kaku Kento (22) and Natsuna (22). Originally written by Takahashi Rumiko […]

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General News and Gossip

Tsuchiya Anna to make first TV drama appearance in “Mitokomon”

Posted  June 12, 2011  by  tokyograph

Model and singer Tsuchiya Anna (27) recently finished filming for her first appearance in a television drama. She has been given a guest role in an episode of the long-running historical drama “Mitokomon,” which begins its 43rd season on TBS this summer. Tsuchiya has acted in several movies before, but up until now she has […]

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 516

Posted  February 17, 2011  by  Elk

Today, Pokemon kills two Pidgeys with one Geodude, Homunculus comes to a close, and May there be a new Assassins Creed coming soon?

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 619

Posted  July 27, 2011  by  Elk

Today, Dragon-quest-esque, new promo for Persona 4, and Hatsune Miku gettin more work.

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Film and Video

Kora Kengo stars in drama about Banei horse racing

Posted  September 6, 2011  by  tokyograph

Actor Kora Kengo (23) will star in a 2-part drama series on NHK next year, titled “Daichi no Fanfare.” The drama is being produced by NHK Sapporo and will air in the Hokkaido area first on February 17 and 24, followed by broadcasts in March throughout the rest of NHK’s national network. The story revolves […]

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Film and Video

“Nintama Rantaro” being considered for Hollywood remake

Posted  August 29, 2011  by  tokyograph

The “Nintama Rantaro” live-action movie may be headed for a Hollywood remake. Director Miike Takashi revealed that a major U.S. production company has contacted him with a remake offer, though the company’s identity has not been named. The “Nintama Rantaro” movie is adapted from Soubee Amako‘s manga and anime series of the same name. The […]

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Film and Video

Sakai Miki, Park Jung Min co-star in mobile drama “8 Gatsu no Love Song”

Posted  July 3, 2011  by  tokyograph

Actress Sakai Miki (33) will soon star in her first drama since she became a mother in March of last year. The show is a mobile drama titled “8 Gatsu no Love Song,” which will begin distribution through au’s LISMO service on August 5. Sakai’s co-star is Park Jung Min (24) of the Korean boy […]

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Nakajima Megumi – I love you

Posted  April 6, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.06.09 I love you is the debut album released by Nakajima Megumi. It is described as a concept album with each song represents a “love letter” for each month, starting from April (“Shinning on“) to March (“Nostalgia“). The first press comes with a bonus 8cm CD single containing her character songs: “Lion Ranka ver” […]

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