November 14th, 2011

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Oricon releases their ranking of “ideal face chosen by women”

Oricon recently conducted a poll asking 500 women from their teens to their 40’s, “Which female celebrity possesses the ideal face?”

First place for the 5th “Ideal Face Chosen by Women Ranking” went to none other than actress Ayase Haruka. Hearing the news, Ayase commented, “I’m surprised. I was chosen? Eh?! Thank you.” She also revealed her secrets for beautiful skin saying, “Moisturizer. Also, sleeping well and eating well.”

Check out the full results below!

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V6′s Sakamoto Masayuki dating Otsuka Chihiro?



Sakamoto Masayuki (40) of V6 and young actress Otsuka Chihiro (25) appear to be in a romantic relationship. Unconfirmed reports say that their relationship began after they acted together in the “Zorro” musical from January to March earlier this year.

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Source: TOKYOGRAPHSankei Sports | Sponichi Annex

I was expecting the idol child of the Decade with two idol group leaders! Oh well... I see what ur doin there leader... 25 years old.... :O

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Super Junior keeps "Mr Simple" Japanese remake PV really simple.


With their Japanese promotions underway, Super Junior has released the highly anticipated PV (music video) for the Japanese version of their hit track “Mr Simple“!

Featuring the same concept and setting as the Korean version, the Japanese edition is similar to its original, sticking with a colorful wardrobe while still maintaining a chic image.




Source: , Tokyohive
The song doesn't sound awkward in Japanese, but still its a cheapsimple remake (Updated is a comparison between the japanese and Korean version MV side by side.)

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PETA doesn't like the Tanooki suit; makes creepy parody game


The Tanooki suit's comeback in Super Mario 3D Land was exciting news for fans of the old Super Mario Bros. 3 power-up, of which there are many. Not everyone is pleased with its return, and it's not due to it being less powerful in 3D Land. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is concerned the Tanooki suit is encouraging the wearing of furs, something the group obviously isn't too pleased about.

"When on a mission to rescue the princess, Mario has been known to use any means necessary to defeat his enemy -- even wearing the skin of a raccoon dog to give him special powers," reads a message on a new PETA website (via Kotaku) launched to bring awareness to that cold-hearted Mario.

"Tanooki may be just a 'suit' in Mario games, but in real life, tanuki are raccoon dogs who are skinned alive for their fur. By wearing Tanooki, Mario is sending the message that it's OK to wear fur."

There's more than just a website intended to raise awareness -- similar to what PETA has done to protest games like Super Meat Boy (with a game called Super Tofu Boy) in the past, it's launched a parody game called Super Tanooki Skin 2D that you can play here. The objective? "Help Tanooki reclaim his fur."



The game is a simple, 2D platformer where Mario can be seen flying in the sky with a Tanooki suit-looking costume on -- and it's dripping with blood, of course. You play as a Tanooki who has been skinned by Mario with the goal of reaching Mario to get your fur back. You do this while collecting coins, jumping over obstacles, and avoiding pits. Failing to do either of the latter two will kill the Tanooki you're playing as, which seems like a strange mechanic to see in a game designed by PETA.

Also located on the site is a link where you can pledge to be fur-free and a video. It starts out harmlessly enough, only to suddenly cut to some disturbing footage of real-life tanuki being beaten, skinned, and killed for their fur.

However you may feel about the topic -- and it's hard not to feel bad after watching the video -- it doesn't really seem like Mario is the key proponent of wearing animal furs. The ultimate goal, of course, is to bring people's attention to the issue, and in that way, they've succeeded.

source: 1up.com

I'm not the only one kinda creeped out by the parody, right?
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Poll/ranking: What you would most hate your family to see

Today’s silly survey from goo Ranking is a look at what people would most hate their family to see, and for a change it has some slightly more spicy answers than usual.

Demographics

Over the 5th and 6th of September 2011 1,112 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 70.8% of the sample were female, 13.5% in their teens, 18.2% in their twenties, 28.1% in their thirties, 25.5% in their forties, 8.7% in their fifties, and 6.0% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

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Johnny has spoken-- You know, as far as he speaks



It's a sad day in the Jyanisu Rando, or at least in JUMPsville. In celebration of their 4th single anniversary Johnny's web has decided to update the Hey!Say!JUMP profile page and add new pictures. However, instead of the new pictures fans noticed right away how a certain member was not included in the update. Almost four months after his scandal broke out, Morimoto Ryutaro has been removed from the profile pages.

Not only is former Hey!Say!JUMP member Morimoto Ryutaro removed from their profile page, his management also removed his column in the weekly Hey!Say!JUMP J-web section, JUMPaper, where the members take turn to write small blogposts for their fans.

Fans remain hopeful, but those in the fandom longer than today and who remember the scandals with former NEWS and Kanjani members Uchi Hiroki and Kusano Hironori know that this is as official as Johnny's is going to get. As of today, Hey!Say!JUMP will be known as a 9人 group, at least in the eyes of Johnny's entertainment. Fans of course hope Morimoto makes a miraculous comeback and will remember JUMP as the group who debuted with 10.

source: Johnny's web, my mobile phone, me
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L’Arc-en-Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012 Ticket Presale Info Announcement for Taiwan, London, Paris!!



We'd like to send information about ticket pre-sales to everyone who registered.
It's been 20 years since the band formed, and now the legend is taking a new stage!
Tickets are definitely going to be hard to come by, so please check the presales out.

*Tickets are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Presale tickets will go quickly - thanks for your understanding!

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source: my email that was sent from 
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 believe there's VIP tickets for the Paris show..not sure if it's sold out yet. Get it now!

New drama SP for Ohno Satoshi with Sato Ryuta!

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Translation thanks to Song-For-Me
Oh-chan will be playing a main character in a drama called something like “I won’t kidnap ever again” which is to be aired next year in January. Apparently he will play a freeter named Syoutaro who has always dreamt of being a hero.  He gets asked by a guy to fake a kidnapping. His character is upbeat but a bit loose, a kind of guy everyone would identify with and cheer for.  The production said that Ohno would be the only one who is capable of playing the part.  It says it’s a suspense filled with comedic elements.  

Cast (In the pic's order):
Kanjiya Shihori, Ohno Satoshi, Sato Ryuta
Kitaoji KinyaNarimiya Hiroki, Takahashi Katsumi
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Newspaper scan Source: Aiyama