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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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Artists & Celebrities

Watanabe Mayu to play 38-year-old teacher in her drama series “Saba Doru”

Posted  January 3, 2012  by  tokyograph

Some plot details have finally been released regarding the drama series “Saba Doru,” starring AKB48 member Watanabe Mayu. The series was announced last month but was initially surrounded by secrecy. It turns out that Watanabe will be playing a dual role, one as herself and one as a 38-year-old teacher. The story revolves around the […]

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Singer hitomi to divorce this month?

Posted  December 7, 2011  by  tokyograph

Singer hitomi (35) is reportedly divorcing actor Haneda Masayoshi (35). No official statement has been released, but her management agency declined to comment on the matter without denying the rumor. Details are unclear, but a source familiar with the situation says that the couple have been living separately since more than half a year ago. […]

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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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YUI – HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN

Posted  June 13, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.07.14 HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN is the fourth studio album released by YUI. It was released in two versions: a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD-only edition. The album is her first to be released after her hiatus at the end of 2008, and it contains five Oricon #1 singles. Unlike her previous albums that […]

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DOUBLE – Ballad Collection Mellow

Posted  April 4, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.04.14 Ballad Collection Mellow is DOUBLE third consecutive best album. It recollects all of her best ballads, including her singles “Let it go” and “Oyasumi no Kiss wo ~Good Night My Love~” and also the radio-single “Stranger”. Both editions comes with a limited special good depending on the store where it is bought: HMV […]

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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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Up-Front Group charity event to include almost 100 artists

Posted  April 5, 2011  by  tokyograph

Up-Front Group announced on Tuesday that the company is organizing a charity event on April 9 in Yokohama. 98 artists are planning to participate in the event, which will take place at Yamashita Park, Motomachi Shopping Street, and Yokohama Masobyo. The event is called “Ganbarou Nippon: Ai wa Katsu ~From Yokohama with love~.” The artists will […]

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Daisy×Daisy – HOLY SHINE

Posted  November 28, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.11.23 “HOLY SHINE” is the third single released by Daisy×Daisy. It is also her debut major single. The title track was used as the ending theme for the anime FAIRY TAIL. The CD+DVD version includes a bonus DVD with creditless outro of the anime.

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 571

Posted  May 5, 2011  by  Elk

Today, BlazBlue gets some choice words from the ESRB, Miku Nendoroids save Japan, and Spice and Wolf – the epilogue.

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 491

Posted  January 14, 2011  by  Kanashimi

Today, Idolm@ster anime is imminent, Gantz actors in two places at once, and the next opening for Bleach is.

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Aoyama Thelma – LET'S PARTY! / 23

Posted  October 12, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.10.27 “LET’S PARTY! / 23” is Aoyama Thelma‘s eleventh single.

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Film and Video

Nagasawa Masami to play double role in “Bunshin” drama series

Posted  December 7, 2011  by  tokyograph

The cast of the WOWOW mini-series “Bunshin” has finally been revealed. Actress Nagasawa Masami (24) will star, playing two very different characters. “Bunshin” was originally a suspense novel by bestselling author Higashino Keigo. The drama, which was first announced last month, tells the story of two identical-looking women who seek to uncover their mysterious past. […]

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Kato Emiri – Jump!

Posted  September 23, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.10.06 Jump! is the first mini-album released by Kato Emiri. The mini-album was released in two editions: limited edition with bonus DVD and regular edition with a bonus track.

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Artists & Celebrities

Matsuyama Kenichi, Koyuki become parents

Posted  January 8, 2012  by  tokyograph

Actress Koyuki (35) gave birth to her first child on January 5th, it has been learned. Both she and her husband, actor Matsuyama Kenichi (26), announced the happy news through their management agencies on Sunday. Koyuki and the baby boy are said to be healthy. According to Koyuki’s agency, she will focus on taking care […]

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Geek Culture

iStalk – 546

Posted  March 31, 2011  by  Elk

Today, more obituaries, learn English from Japanese anime, and Crunchyroll keeps the good stuff coming.

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