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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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Alice – I wanna…

Posted  September 21, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.10.16 “I wanna… feat. CO-KEY (from mc2)” is the second single released by Alice. The title track was used as the October 2010 opening theme for the television show Ryuha-R.

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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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S/mileage – Onaji Jikyuu de Hataraku Tomodachi no Bijin Mama

Posted  September 2, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.09.29 “Onaji Jikyuu de Hataraku Tomodachi no Bijin Mama” is the seventh single (third major label single) released by S/mileage. The single was released in limited A, B, C, and regular editions; all limited editions coming with bonus DVDs. The limited editions and the first press of the regular edition come with a serial […]

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faylan – Honnou no DOUBT

Posted  November 7, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.11.24 “Honnou no DOUBT” is the seventh single released by faylan. The title track was used as the ending theme for the anime Tantei Opera Milky Holmes.

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 669

Posted  October 7, 2011  by  Elk

Today, more information on Dead or Alive Five, Takahashi Minami visits Jakarta, and Witch and the Hundred Cavalrymen has great artwork.

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Film and Video

Sometani Shota, Nikaido Fumi star in Sono Sion’s “Himizu”

Posted  June 9, 2011  by  tokyograph

The stars of Sono Sion‘s upcoming movie “Himizu” have just been revealed. Sometani Shota (18) will play the main character, while Nikaido Fumi (16) will play the heroine of the story. Announced in April, “Himizu” is an adaptation of the Furuya Minoru manga of the same name. Unlike Furuya’s more famous comedy works such as “Ping-Pong […]

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iStalk – 506

Posted  February 3, 2011  by  Elk

Today, Suzuki Sensei in live-action, some youth ordinance bill fallout, and Funimation still hasn’t been taken home by a new owner.

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Artists & Celebrities

Charts: AKB48, Lady Gaga, GLAY

Posted  June 1, 2011  by  tokyograph

Idol group AKB48 took #1 on the sales charts this week, as they set a new all-time record for highest first-week sales at more than 1.33 million copies. “Everyday, Kachusha” also set the record for highest first-day sales (942,475) and went on to reach the 1 million mark in its second day in stores. This […]

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Ayapan marries Yuzu’s Kitagawa Yujin

Posted  October 21, 2011  by  tokyograph

Announcer Takashima Aya (32), also known by the nickname “Ayapan,” is now married to Kitagawa Yujin (34) of the band Yuzu. The couple held their wedding ceremony at Misogi Shrine in Yamanashi on October 20, and they registered their marriage the same day in Yokohama. Takashima and Kitagawa first met in 2005 and have been […]

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Film and Video

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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Film and Video

Warner Brothers planning live-action movie adaptation of manga “Bleach”

Posted  February 23, 2012  by  tokyograph

Entertainment news source Variety reports that Warner Bros. has licensed the live-action movie rights to Tite Kubo‘s popular supernatural action manga “Bleach.” Warner Bros. is currently developing the project with Viz Productions, a subsidiary of Viz Media (which publishes the English version of “Bleach”). Dan Mazeau (“Wrath of the Titans”) is in charge of writing […]

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Kitano Kie to star in movie “Bakushin”

Posted  March 8, 2012  by  tokyograph

Kitano Kie (20) has been chosen to star in “Bakushin,” a movie adaptation of a short story anthology by award-winning author Seirai Yuichi, who also serves as curator of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. The original book tells the stories of the everyday lives of people in present-day Nagasaki and surrounding areas, three generations after […]

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exist†trace – KNIFE

Posted  May 31, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.06.02 “KNIFE” is the fifth single released by exist†trace. Includes a new version of the song Liquid.

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Artists & Celebrities

Ogura Yuko planning autumn wedding in Hawaii?

Posted  May 8, 2011  by  tokyograph

According to the Sports Nippon newspaper, talento Ogura Yuko (27) is looking to hold her wedding this fall. It appears that she has decided to have it in Hawaii, and sources say she is currently there to visit a chapel that will likely be the venue for the wedding. Ogura is engaged to popular hair […]

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Ayase Haruka reunites with Kimura Takuya in “Nankyoku Tairiku”

Posted  August 13, 2011  by  tokyograph

Actress Ayase Haruka (26) has just been revealed as the heroine of the big-budget TBS drama series “Nankyoku Tairiku” that will air this fall. This teams her up once again with SMAP‘s Kimura Takuya (38), as they previously co-starred in the 2009 series “MR.BRAIN” and the 2006 drama special for the “HERO” franchise. As announced […]

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