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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

“Himizu” and “KOTOKO” achieve firsts for Japan at Venice Film Festival

Posted  September 11, 2011  by  tokyograph

Two Japanese films took home prizes at the 68th Venice Film Festival, which concluded on September 10th. Sometani Shota (19) and Nikaido Fumi (16), the co-stars of Sono Sion‘s adaptation of the manga “Himizu,” both received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress, while Tsukamoto Shinya‘s “KOTOKO” received the Orizzonti Award in […]

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Artists & Celebrities

Akanishi Jin’s American debut “Test Drive” scheduled for November 8

Posted  October 10, 2011  by  tokyograph

Details have finally been announced regarding Akanishi Jin‘s debut American release. He will start out with a digital-only single titled “TEST DRIVE Feat. JASON DERULO,” to be released on November 8. After that, he will release the song in Japan as part of a new mini-album that goes on sale on December 7. Akanishi’s American […]

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AKB48’s Sashihara Rino to star in drama series “Muse no Kagami”

Posted  December 26, 2011  by  tokyograph

The latest AKB48 member to get a starring role in a drama series is Sashihara Rino (19). It was revealed today that she will play the lead in NTV‘s “Muse no Kagami,” which begins in January. In “Muse no Kagami,” Sashihara plays a seemingly ordinary girl from the countryside with no special qualities. However, she […]

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AKB48 member Sashihara Rino to release debut solo single in March

Posted  January 8, 2012  by  tokyograph

AKB48 member Sashihara Rino (19) will debut as a solo artist this March. The news was announced on Sunday during AKB48’s handshake event as a surprise to everyone, including Sashihara herself. Sashihara’s debut single, which is currently untitled, will be the theme song for her upcoming drama series “Muse no Kagami,” which begins on January […]

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Tanimura Mitsuki to star in drama series “Taburakashi”

Posted  February 16, 2012  by  tokyograph

Actress Tanimura Mitsuki (21) has been given the lead role in a new drama series called “Taburakashi ~Daikou Joyuugyou Maki~.” This will be Tanimura’s first time starring in a drama series on commercial broadcast television. The drama will air in NTV‘s “Thursday Mystery Theater” time slot (11:58pm-12:38am). The story is based on “Taburakashi,” a novel […]

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BUCK-TICK – Dokudanjou Beauty

Posted  March 9, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.03.24 “Dokudanjou Beauty” is the sixteenth single released by BUCK-TICK. The main track was used as the ending theme for the series “GALACTICA Season 2”. The single has three different versions: a CD-only version and a limited CD+DVD version. The DVD includes footage from their concert on October 11th at ZEPP Tokyo, featuring the […]

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Angela Aki – Kagayaku Hito

Posted  March 13, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.04.14 “Kagayaku Hito” is the tenth single released by Angela Aki. This time, she has trade her piano for an acoustic guitar. The title track was used as the theme song for NHK drama “Kokoro no Idenshi“. Limited edition includes a bonus DVD featuring music video of the title song, making-of, and digest version […]

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Salyu – MAIDEN VOYAGE

Posted  March 13, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.03.24 “MAIDEN VOYAGE” is Salyu‘s third original album. The DVD includes footage from her concert performance on February 11, 2009 at Nippon Budokan.

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KOKIA – REAL WORLD

Posted  March 13, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.04.31 “REAL WORLD” is the eleventh album released by KOKIA.

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D – 7th Rose

Posted  March 14, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.03.24 7th Rose is the fifth overall and second major album released by D. It was released to also commemorate the band’s seventh anniversary. This was released in three different versions: a limited CD+DVD edition, a limited CD+Photobook edition, and a regular CD only edition. The limited editions each comes with one randomly chosen […]

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Kalafina – Red Moon

Posted  March 14, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.03.17 “Red Moon” is the second studio album released by Kalafina. I have a dream was used as the theme song for the movie Eve no Jikan.

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THE KIDDIE – SINGLE COLLECTION

Posted  March 14, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.03.24 SINGLE COLLECTION is the debut album released by THE KIDDIE. This is a singles collection containing all of the pre-Timely Records singles. The songs are from the singles “Little SENOBI” (including the second press’ extra song), “Plastic Art“, and “Sayonara Setsuna“. All previously released songs have been re-recorded. Includes two new songs: “TORA/UMA” […]

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TVXQ – TVXQ NONSTOP-MIX VOL.2

Posted  March 14, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.04.14 TVXQ NONSTOP-MIX VOL.2 is Tohoshinki’s second remix album. Unlike their previous remix album, it only includes remixes of their Japanese songs.

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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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Porno Graffitti – ∠ TRIGGER

Posted  March 14, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.03.24 “∠ TRIGGER” is Porno Graffitti‘s eighth album. The DVD includes music videos and making-ofs of all single tracks. A live performance of Utakata from their first one-man concert at Tokyo Dome held last year, is also included in the disc.

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