August 24th, 2011

[H!P] Melon Kinenbi - Precious Time

Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

This is an important announcement concerning S/mileage.

Thanks for always supporting S/mileage.

We have an important announcement about S/mileage’s Ogawa Saki. Following the Uchouten LOVE Live Event on August 27th at Higashi Betsuin Hall in Nagoya, Ogawa Saki will be graduating from S/mileage and Hello! Project.

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Source: Here and here.

RIP original 4, I shall miss you, but this is karma for Tsunku screwing over Saho Akari in the first place tbqh.
Kyary Pyamu

Morning Musume & Dream Morning Musume perform together on 24 Hour TV!

On the recent 24 Hour TV, Morning Musume and Dream Morning Musume collaborated together to perform a medley of their classic hits.

Dream Morning Musume hit the stage first with “Love Machine”, followed by Morning Musume singing “Renai Revolution 21”, and finally ending with the groups coming together to sing “Dekkai Uchuu ni Ai Ga Aru”.

Unfortunately Tanaka Reina, Mitsui Aika and Sayashi Riho from Morning Musume weren’t able to attend and neither was Nakazawa Yuko, Abe Natsumi, or Yasuda Kei from Dream Morning Musume.

It seems that the camera man is a eripon fan :D S/mileage and C-ute were also there but I can't find their vids yet.....


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11 Reasons for demonstrating in front of Fuji Main office

Seems that too much Korean drama as been reported by many media before is not the only reason on why the demonstration against Fuji TV happen. From these youtube clips we can hear the other actual reasons for the act.

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Written by Username8098@youtube:

Fuji Television Network is one of the TV stations in Japan. We criticize Fuji TV Network.
The broadcasting station of the own country is partial to only a certain one country. In addition, they diminish an athlete and the national interest of the own country. We criticize such inclination broadcasting. Because Fuji TV broadcasted only Korean contents, it was a fact that some people criticized Korean contents. However, the people of the Fuji TV protection call it racial discrimination. We Japanese do not perform criticism of others without a reason. We avoid racial discrimination most.
I write some reasons why we criticize Fuji TV Network. Because there are too many reasons to write here, so I write several reasons.
Fuji Television Network doesn't broadcast following problems. Moreover, they are causing following scandals recently.

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seems like actually they've hold their grudge against Fuji for quite a long time now and the Takaoka's incident really sets the trigger and we can hear clapping and agreeing from the bystanders in those videos.

Majisuka Gakuen: 10k. 2nd DVD-BOX this year to sell over 10k in its first week

AKB48's Drama "Majisuka Gakuen" was released this 19th, selling a total of 10,000 copies during its debut week placing at 2# in the overall DVD ranking and gaining the top position in the Drama DVD Category.

Among the local and overseas Drama DVD-BOX releases, this is the second title of the year to sell over 10k during its first week. (The 1st title to break this record also happens to be "Sakura kara no Tegami", another AKB48 Drama DVD-BOX Release released at the beginning of this year.)


“9 Hobbies Which Will Turn Any Man Off A Girl”

A list of 9 hobbies which will purportedly cause any right thinking male to spurn any woman so deviant as to pursue them is currently the subject of much attention online – boys love, online gaming, visual-kei and, of course, anime figures, all seem to be regarded as shortcuts to spinsterhood…

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If the list is to be believed, about the only safe things for women to like are probably cooking and Hello Kitty – though not too much in either case.

Actual Japanese males (or those on 2ch at any rate) are surprisingly magnanimous about the list, as might be expected of the desperate:

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Kato Miliyah "M Best" Excite Interview Translation

Original: Excite

I wanted the songs on the album to leave no question about who I am

--First off, let me ask a frank question. Why did you choose to do a best-of album now?

Miliyah: I wasn’t thinking about timing with this album at all. I’m not commemorating an anniversary, I’m not switching labels, and I’m not going on hiatus. (laugh) But about a year ago, during a production meeting, the topic of what constituted my best work cropped up. I was also interested in what the reaction would be when I released a best-of album someday, but I didn’t say that we should try it within the year, or that it should happen now. I thought I’d release it in my own time.

--So you changed your mind?M: I did. I can’t really explain it, but lately I’ve been thinking that I’ve been doing music for a long time. And at the end of last year’s tour - I don’t think about anything but the tour during a tour, so I think about my feeli

ngs at the end of the tour - and at that time, for whatever reason, I felt that it would be better to release a best-of album before releasing the next original album. And after that I wrote “Yuusha-tachi,” and that the song gave me a push. I thought, “I’m living as a musician, and I wrote this great song!” and I drew strength from that. I was in the frame of mind that, if I could write a song like that, that I should take a short break. That’s when I decided to release this best-of album.

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Weekly Oricon Chart - Albums/Singles

National idols, SMAP released their 20th anniversary album, "SMAP AID" last week, which also serves as a charity album to support the Tohoku Earthquake disaster relief The album has topped the albums chart for the 6th consecutive times since "SMAP 016/MIJ" released in June 2003 (out of a total 12 no.1 albums). This album is based on fans' votes where they countdown to the top 15. This album is only limited to be sold until December this year, and 200 yen from each CD sale is contributed towards the disaster relief.

In the singles chart, popular idols Kanjani8 achieved their 4th no.1 single this year with "Tsubusa ni Koi," following the release of "T.W.L/Yellow Pansy Street" in April, "My Home" in May, and "365 Nichi Kazoku" in June. This is their 6th consecutive no.1 single out of a total 14 no.1 singles. The title track is currently being used as the ending theme for member Nishikido Ryo's drama, "Zenkai Girl."

Meanwhile, rocker Yazawa Eikichi has also reached the top spot in the music-DVD chart with "ONLY ONE ~touch up~ SPECIAL LIVE in DIAMOND MOON," and 3rd in overall DVD ranking. This is his highest position in 6 years since "FIFTY FIVE WAY" which was released in May 2005. With the thought of wanting to give support and energy to Tohoku from his official shop "DIAMOND MOON", this special live was recorded. The DVD includes live and uncut version, as well as unpublished interviews.

Posting the top 30 albums/singles and the top 10 music-DVDs. The second column in the top 10 refers to sales in 2011.

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Congrats Kanjani8, Kuwata-san, and SMAP! XD

And if you see anything wrong with the formatting, I blame it on LJ! :(

EDIT: Changed the format a bit (for now).

Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Classy post: Maeda Atsuko, Oshima Yuko & Jang Geun Suk to appear in new CM for TBC

On August 24th, AKB48’s Maeda Atsuko, Oshima Yuko, and Korean actor Jang Geun Suk attended a product launch event for aesthetic brand TBC.

Standing in between the two girls, Jang blushed as he said, “They’re very cute. I’m quite embarrassed to be in between them. Fans of AKB48, I’m sorry.” Meanwhile, Maeda and Oshima complimented him saying, “He’s tall, and he has a nice personality, ” and “He’s friendly, and he has a very handsome appearance. It’s actually the other way around, I apologize to his fans.”

In the past, Kimura Takuya, David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, and Nakata Hidetoshi were chosen as the brand’s character. Maeda, who says she received beauty care before the conference, said, “When I touch my skin, the softness is amazing.” Oshima also commented, “My face has brightened up one tone,” and expressed her mature look with, “We’ve never has this kind of image before, so I’m embarrassed.”

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Hottest collaboration of the year!

DJ OZMA and Goto Maki to release collabo single "Non stop love 夜露死苦!!" on 10/19

The single is credited to "Ayanokōji Shō" (Ozma) and "National Idol GM" (Gocchin) and it's described as the perfect party and karaoke song for the New Year's Eve. It will be released thru Avex at 1365 yen.
MV will be icnluded in the DVD. Ozma and Goto had expressed their desire to collaborate together before.

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OMG YES!!1!1!!
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D-topia Entertainment reveals their new artist Minamelo©!

Label D-topia Entertainment, most known for carrying electronic acts Aira Mitsuki and Saori@destiny, debuts a brand new artist! This marks their second new artist to debut this year, as today marks the official debut of R&B singer Kaze. Now, D-topia Entertainment introduces みなめろ© (Minamelo©). Her debut song titled "愛おぼえていますか" (Ai, Oboete Imasu ka; Do You Remember Love?), a cover of Macross, was released on compilation album "ぶっこみガチ連チャンミックス ~アゲ音ユーロ~" (Bukko mi gachi ren chanmikkusu 〜age-on yuuro〜) last month, featuring a eurobeat dancepop style. It's said that she will be promoted as an anime~idol song artist. D-topia released a preview of the song a couple of days ago. Check it out below!

Also, you can check out Minamelo©'s official blog!


I like this more than Kaze's song, but I think I prefer Kaze's image. Let's see what the future holds for her~
what you say? ♥ kim ryeowook

Voice actress arrested over death of 3-year-old foster daughter

Voice actress arrested over death of 3-year-old foster daughter

A voice actress has been arrested on suspicion of beating to death her 3-year-old foster daughter at her home last summer, authorities said on Aug. 20.

Shizuka Suzuike, 43, a voice actress who has provided the voice of the Ricca-chan doll and narrated a number of TV commercials, stands accused of inflicting bodily injury resulting in the death of her foster daughter, Miyuki Watanabe.

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and apparently this is part of a major problem in japan right now. especially with child abductions and foster care. you can read more here. also, mods, i wasn't sure about what work she has done but apparently it's said she's a voice actor. D:
miwa gaaru

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - The Interview

This has been an awful year for a lot of people, but for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu it's been going rather nicely so far. Already famed for her kooky dress sense and limitless array of weirdo facial expressions, the 18-year-old model and Harajuku style icon is now poised to hit the big time. Earlier this week she released her debut mini album, and it's currently hovering at no. 2 in the iTunes Japan charts. Moshi Moshi Harajuku is produced by electro wunderkind Yasutaka Nakata, of Perfume and Capsule fame, who's used the opportunity to unleash some of his most sugary productions to date – including a cutesy cover version of Capsule's own 'Jelly'. The release was preceded by the already notorious 'PonPonPon' video, a sensory overload of dancing blackberries, psychedelic pigs, floating brains and torrents of eyeballs. Or, as we find out, just another day in
the head of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.

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PONPON way way way PONPON way PON way PONPON way way PONPONPON way way PON way PON way way~