November 16th, 2011

Oblivion Dust Announces New Single!

Recently announced on the official Oblivion Dust website, a new single will be available for digital release on Dec 14th.



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You can listen to a preview of 'TUNE' HERE

The band is currently touring on their 'Roller Coaster Tour 2011'

2011.11/11(fri) OSAKA / OSAKA MUSE HALL
OPEN/START 18:30/19:00
[ticket]¥5,000(without drink) SOLD OUT
info/KYODO INFORMATION 06-7732-88(10:00~19:00)


2011.11/12(sat) OSAKA / OSAKA MUSE HALL
OPEN/START 17:00/17:30
[ticket]¥5,000(without drink) SOLD OUT
info/KYODO INFORMATION 06-7732-88(10:00~19:00)


2011.11/19(sat) Aichi / NAGOYA ELL
OPEN/START 17:30/18:00
[Ticket]
¥5,000(without drink)
PIA / 0570-02-9999(P-code/145-443)
LAWSON / 0570-084-004(L-code/43663)
DIRECT CENTER:052-320-9000
TANK!the WEB: http://www.sundayfolk.com
info/SUNDAYFOLK 052-320-9100(10:00~18:00)


2011.11/23(wed) Miyagi / SENDAI darwin
OPEN/START 17:30/18:00
[ticket]¥5,000(without drink) SOLD OUT
info/KYODO TOHOKU 022-217-7788(10:00~19:00)


2011.12/09(fri) Tokyo / Shibuya O-EAST
OPEN/START 18:30/19:30
[Ticke]
¥5,500(without drink)
PIA / 0570-02-9999(P-code/145-691)
LAWSON / 0570-084-003(L-code/76188)
e+ [PC/mobile]
info/DISKGARAGE 03-5436-9600(weekday12:00-19:00)

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I'm so excited for this! The preview sounds amazing!
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No Sleeves to release new single in December

AKB48 sub-unit No Sleeves has announced that they will be releasing their 8th single in December!

Titled “Pedicure Day“, the girls’ latest single will be released on December 28th. This will be their first single in about six months, with their last being “Kuchibiru Furezu“. The title track is described to be a cute number that describes the feelings of a girl in love.

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Nintendo Responds to PETA About Super Mario 3D Land

Says game make no real-world statement after animal rights group's "Mario Kills Tanooki" campaign

After the animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) launched a "Mario Kills Tanooki" campaign on Monday, Super Mario 3D Land developer Nintendo responded by saying that the game's Tanooki transformation makes no statement about the real world.

Nintendo is releasing the Super Mario 3D Land platform game this month with the return of the Tanooki transformation first seen in Super Mario Bros. 3. The protagonist Mario powers up with several animal-based transformations in Super Mario 3D Land, and the Tanooki transformation draws inspiration from tanuki or Japanese racoon dogs. Tanuki have supernatural powers in Japanese mythology (and in anime such as Isao Takahata and Ghibli's Pom Poko film).

PETA's website asserts that "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." PETA even launched a Flash-based Super Tanooki 2D Skin game in which a skinless Tanooki chases Mario to "reclaim his fur."

Nintendo spokesperson told the Eurogamer site that Mario's transformations "have included a frog, a penguin, a balloon and even a metallic version of himself. These lighthearted and whimsical transformations give Mario different abilities and make his games fun to play." The spokesperson added, "The different forms that Mario takes make no statement beyond the games themselves."

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hey peta. i have a message for you:

Weekly Oricon Chart: Albums/Singles/Music-DVDs



Popular idol group, SKE48 topped the singles chart this week with "Oki Doki." It is the group's best debut week sales to date. It is also their third consecutive number one single since "Banzai Venus." The lyricist of the title track is Akimoto Yasushi, who also wrote the lyrics to the second place single, "Refrain" by Sandaime J Soul Brothers. This is the first that two singles from the same lyricist occupy the top 2 spot in 24 years.

In the albums chart, popular Johnnys' duo, KinKi Kids achieved the number one spot with their new album in two years, "K album." This is their 8th consecutive no.1 album since "G album -24/7-" (released in October 2003), out of a total 14 albums.

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

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Congrats KinKi Kids! Also to Maaya, Sandaime JSB and Ketsumeishi! :)

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SNSD's 1st Japan Tour coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!



On December 14, SNSD's 1st Japan Tour will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray! There will be 2 versions of each, a regular and a limited. Limited editions will come with a 36-page photobooklet, packaged in digipak and 10 silver pin badges - according to CDJapan, the designs in both the booklets and the pins for the DVD and Blu-ray will be different. Both limited editions will have a bonus footage video.

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Exciting!
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Ghibli's Miyazaki, Suzuki Wish Pixar a Happy 25th!

The Nico Nico News site posted the illustrations that director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro) and Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki drew to congratulate the American computer animation studio Pixar on its 25th anniversary. Miyazaki writes tongue-in-cheek in his drawing that Pixar is a youngster at 25, while Suzuki urges Pixar co-founder John Lasseter to "take it easy!"



The illustrations are part of Pixar Pia, a retrospective compilation book that the Pia publishing company is shipping on Friday. The 96-page tribute book includes a section with messages and illustrations from Japanese animators such as Miyazaki, Production I.G's Kenji Kamiyama (Eden of the East, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex), Satelight's Shoji Kawamori (Macross, Escaflowne), Gainax's Hiroyuki Yamaga (Evangelion, Nadia), and many others.

Pixar Pia recounts Pixar's history, highlights the company's short and long films, and takes a look at the animation studio's practices and accomplishments. After the passing of Pixar and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs last month, the editors added a memorial section to the book.


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Too effin cute

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Which artists have the most charming PVs?



Koda Kumi's newest PV reveals her dressed as a sexy policewoman. GooRanking held a poll a poll beteen 2011/11/5 - 2011/11/12, which Japanese artists have the most charming PVs?

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Some more info on Andrew... I mean Akira

Despite reports that Ezra Miller was on short list of actors testing to appear in the remake of 1990 Japanese anime film 'Akira,' the young actor revealed exclusively to Moviefone that he won't be appearing in the movie.
 
"It's not true," he said in a phone interview. "That, I can assure you, will not be a reality."

Miller has nothing but respect for the franchise, but insists that at the moment he's not interested in pursuing that kind of role.
 
"It's a beautiful Japanese epic and I think it'll be a very entertaining, fun film, but no, it's not my next move," he said.
 
His upcoming films include 'Another Happy Day,' Toronto International Film Festival hit 'We Need to Talk About Kevin,' and the 2012 release 'Perks of Being a Wallflower.'

On Tuesday, reports surfaced that 'Twilight' star Kristen Stewart has been offered the female lead role in 'Akira.' Other stars rumored to be part of the reboot include Keira Knightley, Gary Oldman, Garrett Hedlund and Helena Bonham Carter.

Source: moviefone

He's talented and has a brain... yes