December 18th, 2011


Yuko Ogura says she's happily married

“Talent” Yuko Ogura, 28, who married hair stylist Isao Kikuchi, 40, in October, says life couldn’t be better and that her husband treats her like a princess.

Ogura commented on her wedded bliss after attending a fashion show this week in Tokyo. “I cannot believe how much fun it is having dinner with my husband every day,” she told reporters.

Ogura said she injured her leg after falling down at home and said her husband couldn’t do enough for her. “He worries about me so much that he cleans the place, does the laundry, and even has a towel ready for me after I take a bath. I feel like a princess.”


Ishihara Satomi & Seto Koji to star in new horror movie ‘Sadako 3D’

It’s been announced that actress Ishihara Satomi will star in a new horror movie from Kadokawa Shoten Pictures, Inc., titled ‘Sadako 3D‘.  As some of you may know, “Sadako” is one of the most well-known scary characters from the Japanese series ‘Ring‘.

There have been four movies in the ‘Ring’ series. The original movie, ‘Ring’ (starring Matsushima Nanako in 1998), ‘Rasen’ (starring Sato Koichi in 1998), ‘Ring 2′ (starring Nakatani Miki in 1999), and prequel ‘Ring 0 Birthday’ (starring Nakama Yukie in 2000).  This upcoming film will also be based on the original story by Suzuki Koji who is the author of the series.

‘Sadako 3D’ will feature a high school teacher named Ayukawa Akane (played by Ishihara) who will be the key for the return of ‘Sadako’. Ishihara commented, “Since great special effects and CG are used in the film, I’m looking forward to seeing the completion of the movie. I’m sure it will be a new type of horror movie that you see beauty in the fear.”

It was also announced that Seto Koji will co-star with Ishihara, as her boyfriend, web designer, Ando Takanori.  Seto said, “I can’t wait to see how scary it will be to watch ‘Sadako’ coming out from big screen when it’s scary enough to see it coming out from the TV screen. The movie became a new type of horror movie that keeps the taste of Japanese horrors, which give you the fear slowly, as well as the grotesqueness of Hollywood horrors.”

Filming for the movie finished on December 16th, 2011. ‘Sadako 3D’ is set for release on May 12th, 2012.

Source: Tokyohive

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JKT48 First Live Performance and Pocari Sweat CM

Just in case anyone hasn't seen their first live on Indonesian TV ;)

First Live Performance on Global TV's 100% Ampuh (2011.12.17)
JKT48 - Heavy Rotation (Indonesian version)

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1st Teaser CM - JKT48+Pocari Sweat - Prelude to a Dream

2nd CM - JKT48+Pocari Sweat - Build the Dream

If anyone interested to download their 1 Minute 9s of their Hebirote Japanese version, click this link.

TBH, not bad for their first performance :D

Credits : all uploader in youtube
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Fudanjuku reveal PV for new single “Kaze Ikki” + full preview for “my home town”

Cross-dressing idol unit Fudanjuku have recently revealed the details for their latest single, “Kaze Ikki“!

Scheduled to hit stores on January 18th, “Kaze Ikki” the first single featuring the new eight-member lineup with the addition of two new members, Aiba Kensui and Yukimura Ryouma. The single will come in one regular version and eight limited edition versions, which feature a DVD with different making-of videos centered around each member.

The title track, “Kaze Ikki”, is a totally new direction for the group, as it holds a new rock sound and image, while still maintaining their tradition of encouraging and uplifting lyrics.

ikki by borgasjones

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With their new sound and new resolution to appear at the 2012 Kohaku Uta Gassen as part of the White Team, next year is sure to be an exciting one for the group!

Source: TokyoHive

This single is going to be AWESOME!! The new members are so cute and already fit in with the rest plus both songs that have been revealed are amazing. :DD

Mods: Can we please get a tag for Fudanjuku/Nakano Fujo Sisters?

NMB48 reveals title for their 3rd single

AKB48’s sister unit NMB48 has revealed the title for their new single!

Their 3rd single will be called “Junjou U-19“, and is slated for release on February 8th. The single will be available in four different versions: Type A, Type B, Type C, and Theater Edition.

The participating senbatsu members in the title track were revealed to be: Ogasawara Mayu, Kadowaki Kanako, Kishino Rika, Kinoshita Haruna, Kotani Riho, Kondo Rina, Jonishi Kei, Shiroma Miru, Fukumoto Aina, Yamada Nana, Yamamoto Sayaka, and Watanabe Miyuki from Team N.

1st generation research student Kinoshita Momoka, and 2nd generation research students Jo Eriko, Yagura Fuko, and Yogi Keira, were also included for a total of 16 members.

Additionally, the members of the ‘red’ and ‘white’ teams that will be singing in the coupling tracks have been revealed as well. The ‘white team’ consists of Yamamoto Sayaka, Yamada Nana, Ogasawara Mayu, Jo Eriko, Kadowaki Kanako, Kinoshita Haruna, Yogi Keira, Kishino Rika, Kodakari Yuka, Shinohara Kanna, Yamagishi Natsumi, and Okita Ayaka.

Meanwhile, the members of the ‘red team’ are Watanabe Miyuki, Fukumoto Aina, Jonishi Kei, Shiroma Miru, Kondo Rina, Kotani Riho, Kinoshita Momoka, Yagura Fuko, Hikawa Ayame, Yamaguchi Yuki, Murakami Ayaka, and Tanigawa Airi.

Furthermore, NMB48 will be holding a special New Year’s concert from January 1st to the 3rd. NMB48 Theater Ticket Center is currently accepting lottery applications for the three performances.


Lee urges compensation for sex slaves; Noda says issue is settled

South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak urged Japan Sunday to have the “courage” to compensate ageing wartime sex slaves before it is too late to let the two nations move forward.

Lee told Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto that the issue had prevented their countries from becoming “true partners” in the years since World War II.

Japan, which insists the issue was legally settled four decades ago, promised only that it would “think carefully” from a humanitarian standpoint, but stopped well short of offering a fresh apology, officials said.

“South Korea and Japan should become real partners for peace and stability in this region,” the visiting South Korean president told his opposite number.

“And for that to happen, we need to have the courage to resolve as a priority the issue of military comfort women, which has been a stumbling block between our countries,” Lee said.

Comfort women, a euphemism used to describe women forced into sexual slavery by Japanese troops before and during World War II, came to widespread notice in the early 1990s when ageing victims went public.

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I wouldn't remove those statues.

HEY! HEY! HEY! to broadcast a live Christmas special with a line-up of great artists

Fuji TV’s popular music program “HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ” has announced that they will hold a live broadcast of their special Christmas episode titled ‘HEY! HEY! HEY! Live Minna Genki ni Naru Xmas Special’ on December 19th starting at 7 PM (JST).

This episode will be filmed at Fuji TV’s headquarters in Odaiba, Tokyo and will feature 15 artists who will have talk sessions with program hosts, Downtown and of course, their respective performances. This program will also feature the members of SMAP, marking the group’s first appearance in 14 years on this special.

Check out the list of starring artists below!


<‘HEY! HEY! HEY! Live Minna Genki ni Naru Xmas Special’>

* Ikimonogakari

* AKB48

* SKE48

* NMB48


* Kis-My-Ft2

* Shoujo Jidai


* Sexy Zone

* Tohoshinki

* No Sleeves

* Hirose Kohmi

* Fairies

* BoA

* Miguel



Flawless drama alert: The last ep of ‘Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu’ to have a partial live broadca

On December 17th, it was revealed that a part of the final episode of Fuji TV’s ‘Getsu 9’ drama ‘Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu‘ (to be broadcasted on the 19th) will be broadcasted live.  The drama starring actresses Karina, Yoshitaka Yuriko, and AKB48’s Oshima Yuko will give its stars and opportunity to display their live acting skills.

This will be the first time in two years that a drama will be shown live on air since 2009’s NHK drama ‘Mama-san Volley de Tsukamaete‘.

The drama’s producer Nakano Toshiyuki stated, “This drama described the real situations of contemporary women.  Since the planning stage of this show, I thought a live broadcast of the final episode being was most appropriate.” He added, “We are also planning a wonderful and miracle-like set-up on this broadcast.”  He further announced there will be another surprise portion  for this live final episode.


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AKB48 monopolizes Oricon’s yearly single ranking ‘Top 5′ for 2011!

Oricon revealed that idol group AKB48 monopolized the TOP 5 of yearly single ranking for 2011.  AKB48’s total sales for CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays during 2011 reached 8,911,000 copies.  For the first time since they debuted 6 years ago, AKB48  received the “Total sales by artist” honor which is given to the artist who has the most total annual sales during the year which for them was 16,280,000,000 yen.  Moreover, they topped 7 out of 16 categories in “The 44th Yearly Ranking 2011” proving that 2011 was the year for AKB48.

AKB48 released 5 singles this year, and all 5 sold over a million copies.  Though three groups; Pink Lady in 1978, Hikaru GENJI in 1988, and Arashi in 2009, have monopolized TOP3 of Oricon’s yearly single ranking in the past, this is the first time for any artist to monopolize the TOP5.  Selling over a million copies for 5 singles in one year is also a new record broken by AKB48 for the first time in 16 years when B’z and Mr. Children made the record with 4 singles in 1995.

Team A Captain, Takahashi Minami, who was present to receive a trophy for the “Total sales by artist”, commented surprisingly at the records they made, “Thank you for letting us have this wonderful prize.  This makes me feel that we are accepted by people for a little bit, and also makes me really happy“.

Oshima Yuko also said, “It was a big surprise.  When AKB48 started 6 years ago, it was like ‘the future is a closed book’ for us, and I never expected that AKB48 would be able to become the group to make these records.  I’m honored“.  Shinoda Mariko also stated that she wants to aim for more next year.

Below are the 7 categories in “The 44th Yearly Ranking 2011″ topped by AKB48:

● “Total sales, by artist” – 16,280,000,000 yen (*new record for a female group)
● “Number of copies sold for singles, by work” – “Flying Get” 1,587,000 copies (*new record for a female group)
● “Sum of sales for singles, by work” – “Everyday, Kachuusha” 2,150,000,000 yen
● “Sum of sales for singles, by artist” – 9,590,000,000 yen
● “Number of copies sold for music blu-ray discs (BDs), by work” – “AKB ga Ippai” 148,000 copies
● “Sum of sales for music BDs, by work” – “AKB ga Ippai” 1,010,000,000 yen
● “Sum of sales for music BDs, by artist” – 1,010,000,000 yen


Kis-My-Ft2 is best selling new artist of the year

Oricon has revealed its sales rankings for 2011, and in the new artist category, Kis-My-Ft2 ranked #1 at approximately 1.47 billion yen. They are the first Johnny's artist to become the #1 new artist on the yearly charts since KAT-TUN in 2006 (6.66 billion yen).

Kis-My-Ft2 released their debut single “Everybody Go” in August, and it ranked #10 for the year at 442,000 copies sold. Their two DVDs released in October achieved a total of approximately 212,000 copies sold. In total, these three works sold 654,000 copies for 1.47 billion yen in sales.

The #2 and #3 new artists were Korean groups 2PM (990 million yen) and SHINee (870 million yen), respectively.

Source: Oricon via tokyograph    

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Kuu cancels her 2012 arena tour

Koda Kumi's 2012 arena tour starting in April has been cancelled regarding her status as being pregnant. Tickets will be refunded and she will return with a special birthday live next year. (her birthday is Nov.13 btw)

also Japonesque release date has been pushed forward to January 25.

her official website

.........legit was saving up to go this year :(,never been before, but still happy for her <<3333333333
I have been so used to her pumping stuff out since I started stanning her in '06, I wish her hiatus was longer tbh
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