December 21st, 2011

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Don't you look like? ...oh

A street model that recently appeared in a Hong Kong based fashion magazine has become a hot topic. The man is credited as RAMON, a 32 year old author, but Chinese fans of Japanese group V6 have argued that it's actually the group's very own Miyake Ken. Another fan reported that the photographer recognized the model but figured it was a coincidence.

Neither RAMON nor his lookalike have commented on the subject.

Just a few days earlier, Miyake surprised guests at club WAREHOUSE when he appeared as a surprise DJ on the 16th.

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idk if he did it to troll or he didn't want to get recognized but

i'm more interested in the DJ part! he's been up to a lot lately.

Lady Gaga arrives in Japan to prepare for ‘Music Station SUPER LIVE 2011′

On December 20th, world star Lady Gaga (25) strode through the arrival gates at Narita Airport in her fifth visit to Japan. She made quite the dramatic entrance dressed in all black from head to toe.

As 500 fans rushed to get her autograph, she gave a short fan service by blowing kisses at the crowd and said, “Everyone, thank you! I came back to Japan just as promised.

Lady Gaga will be performing in the ‘Music Station SUPER LIVE 2011’ at Chiba’s Makuhari Messe. It’s also been revealed that she will be partially participating in the ‘62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen’ through a recorded performance from New York.

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Kago Ai has announced her sudden marriage on her official blog and also revealed that she is currently pregnant.

Kago wrote on her official blog:

“To everyone who has always been cheering for me and supporting me:

I, Kago Ai, would like to announce that I have registered my marriage this month with a person I have known for some time now. Also, recently… I learned that I have a new life growing inside of me.

I feel such happiness from the bottom of my heart, and also feel a sense of responsibility. From now on, I would like for us to build an ordinary, quiet, and warm home life as the two of us work together and become closer to one another.

Although up until now I’ve caused so much worry, as Kago Ai, in my own way, as a 23 year old woman, a wife, and a mother, for the time being I want to fully embrace and treasure this happiness.

I would be truly happy if you continued to watch over me warmly from now on as well.“

In a postscript she noted that she does not plan on holding a press conference about the news, and asked that press inquiries be directed to Diamond Blog.


Edit: Wow at the comments.. Some of the stuff said in this post really make me disgusted and sad. Sad because I can't believe there are people who think such things. :/ I love Ai and though this news came as a huge shock to me (hence the post title) as well as to everyone else, reading some of the views expressed in here hurts.
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Fudanjuku introduces new members + single for Kawaii Girl Japan

Kawaii Girl Japan has graciously provided an English-subbed interview of Fudanjuku’s recent press conference, where they introduced their new members and upcoming song!

In the video, the new members Aiba Kensui (Hasegawa Ai) and Yukimura Ryouma (Fukumi Maki) introduce themselves to Fudanjuku and Nakano Fujo Sisters fans, talk about their January single “Kaze Ikki“, and discuss their goal of making it to “Kouhaku Uta Gassen“. The cross-dressing unit also announces that they will be suspending activities as Nakano Fujo Sisters for the next year, as they would like to focus on their activities as Fudanjuku, but plan to make a comeback.

Check out the video, with English subtitles, below!


If you guys want to learn more about Fudanjuku and Nakano Fujo Sisters, here's a new forum full of information on the girls (and their male alter-egos) and more!

Weekly Oricon Chart: Albums/Singles/Music-DVDs

It's the first week of Oricon 2012!

Five-member Korean girl group, KARA, regained the no.1 album spot after three weeks with their 2nd Japanese album, "Super Girl." Previously for foreign artists, Russian duo t.A.T.u. regained the top spot with "t.A.T.u." in 2003 after 3 months of release, 8 years and 7 months ago. This is a first time for Korean artists.

In the singles chart, Johnnys group, Kis-My-Ft2, achieved their 2nd consecutive no.1 single with "We never give up!"

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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More details on Iwasa Misaki’s solo debut single revealed

As reported previously, AKB48/Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 member, Iwasa Misaki will be making her solo debut as an Enka singer on February 1st 2012, and today, more details on her debut single were revealed.

The title of the single will be “Mujin Eki“, and the title track will be written by AKB48’s general producer, Akimoto Yasushi.  The cover jacket was also revealed, and it shows Iwasa standing at snowing unmanned station in Kimono.  The fans can see a mature side of Iwasa which is quite different from her image in AKB48 or Watarirouka Hashiritai 7.

It was also announced that she will cover AKB48’s “Heavy Rotation” in Enka style, and it will be included in a limited edition of the single.  The limited edition will come with a DVD which includes a video clip and making of “Mujin Eki”, as well as a movie featuring the history of Iwasa.  Moreover, it will have a celebratory message from the other AKB48 members on Iwasa’s solo CD debut.


Cute, but disturbing: Japan's Lolita style

OUTLANDISH pannier skirts with layers of frilly lace; teenage girls with larger-than-life make-up; a dash of sexuality and lashings of Victoriana are the order of the day for Japan's Lolita girls.

What began as a street fashion two decades ago as youngsters aped the doll-like European styles of baroque and rococo has morphed into a near mainstream movement, with dozens of offshoots.

Popular Lolita models such as Misako Aoki were big hits at this autumn's Japan Fashion Week, showing off white parasols and pastel pink puff sleeves with high-laced boots, tiny top hats and huge ribbons.

"This is definitely one of the latest trends in Japan's fashion world," said Akiko Shinoda, a director for the Japan Fashion Week Organisation, adding Lolitas appeared for the first time last year at the twice-a-year show.

"I think it will survive as one distinct category in Japan."

Taking its name from the title of Vladimir Nabokov's novel about a middle-aged man's sexual obsession with a 12-year-old girl, Lolita style embodies the childhood world of fairytales and comic-book fantasy.

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my one and only goddess

Josei Jishin reports Erika Sawajiri to be secretly filming movie adaptation of helter skelter

Japanese tabloid, Josei Jishin, stated in yesterday's release that Erika Sawajiri (25) has a movie project coming up and filming has already begun in secret. The project is supposedly an adaptation of the manga Helter Skelter (won the 2003 excellence prize at the Japanese Media Arts Festival and the 2004 Osamu Tezuka Culture Prize). Edit: Mika Ninagawa will be the director.

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cr: jishin, text by moi.

idk if this is true, but if it is, yay! this is a rly meaty role.
cute @!

Hamasaki Ayumi to sing the theme song for “Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi”

It’s been revealed that Hamasaki Ayumi will be singing the theme song for the upcoming drama, “Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi“.
Set in Kamakura, the drama follows actors Koizumi Kyoko and Nakai Kiichi, who play out an adult love story. Hamasaki, who agreed to take part in the OST after reading the script, commented, “I wrote a song that will bring warm feelings to anyone who listens to it.”

Her song, “how beautiful you are“, is a medium-tempo ballad that describes the feeling of gratitude towards someone.

This is Hamasaki’s first time in two years and five months since she last sang a theme song for a drama. Her last OST contribution was “Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL” for the TV Asahi drama, “Dandy Daddy?“.

Producer Wakamatsu Hiroki commented, “She created a wonderful song that has both kindness and sadness interact within a mature atmosphere. It’s perfect for the drama’s image.”

“I will be happy if people of all ages can sympathize with the song,” said Hamasaki.
“Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi” will air every Thursday night from 10:00 p.m., starting on January 12th. Hamasaki’s song is scheduled to be distributed in February

also follow up on my last post her cover of TRF's Happening Here

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love the cover,even the cheesy 80s rap

Takaoka Sousuke confirms divorce from Miyazaki Aoi

After tabloid magazine Shukan Josei reported that actor Takaoka Sousuke and actress Miyazaki Aoi were currently living apart and heading towards divorce, Takaoka himself confirmed that the couple plans to split soon.

During the December 21st broadcast of TV Asahi’s “Jouhou Mansai Live Show Morning Bird!“, the actor stated that the divorce is not yet complete, but that he thinks it will probably end sometime next year.

When asked about the reasons for their divorce, Takaoka’s Twitter outburst from July was brought up. “I was told I’d said some ‘taboo’ things, but I didn’t know what taboo meant. I didn’t think it would become such a huge problem up until now,” he commented. As a result of the incident and its repercussions – such as the loss of his lead role in “QP” – the relationship between Takaoka and his wife Miyazaki began to deteriorate. Takaoka himself revealed that when he returned from New York in August, the couple began living separately.

The two have known each other since they were in their teens and finally married in June of 2007. Although their four-year marriage seems to be ending, Takaoka spoke very positively of Miyazaki Aoi and revealed his concern for her. “We’re grateful for one another, she’s told me that as well,” he commented. “(Miyazaki) really is a nice girl. She’s so pure, and she supporting me with everything she had for ten years. I wouldn’t trade those precious feelings [for anything].”


Good riddance

BREAKERZ's Miss Mystery covers + group promo pic + single preview snippets

As updated today on their fanclub site ...





Fanclub CD + DVD

Group promo pic

Preview snippets of Miss Mystery via streaming

1) Miss Mystery

2) Mr. Yes Man

3) Sekai wa Odoru ~Acoustic Version~

BREAKERZ's fanclub site

Died & came back down from earth numerous times over & over again D: D: D: D:

Goodness , I'm now even more fired up for Miss Mystery to get released next month ... but before that , I definitely need to see the solo promo pics of the guys like now D: D: D:

I can't Be Tamed

The Beatles plagiarize Buono! ??

Recently Buono! UNLEASHED the single V cover for their upcoming single Hatsukoi Cider / DEEP MIND out January 18th. Shortly after, a cover of "Help!" by the British band The Beatles started to circulate online. There's no denying the covers are extremely similar. The regular and limited version covers of Hatsuko Cider are also behind the cut.

Stay turned for more shocking updates

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uh wtf i don't know who these beatles think they are but this is clearly a COPY

Atlus U.S.A. to Release Gungnir Tactical RPG

The North American game publisher Atlus U.S.A. announced on Wednesday that it is releasing the Gungnir tactical role-playing game for the PlayStation Portable. Atlus U.S.A. will release the game on June 12, 2012.

Sting Entertainment (Riviera, Yggdra Union, Knights in the Nightmare) developed Gungnir, which was originally released in Japan on May 19.

Atlus describes the game as follows:

In a land ravaged by disparity where the impoverished must battle for survival, the fate of all is thrust into uncertainty when rebels happen upon custody of a young female noble and a magical spear of immeasurable power falls from the heavens. Now, hunted by incumbent powers desperate to reclaim the girl and armed with a weapon capable of reshaping the realm, the Resistance must wage war to deliver themselves from the tyranny of their oppressors.

Atlus U.S.A. began streaming Gungnir's opening movie on Wednesday. The official website for the game notes it is now available for preorder

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Atlus is my fave videogame company right now

Award-winning Japanese director Morita dead at 61

TOKYO -- Director Yoshimitsu Morita whose films depicted the absurdity and vulnerability of everyday life in conformist Japan, has died. He was 61.

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teared up, tbh. if u havent seen any of his films, u've been missing out. RIP Yoshimitsu-san. and those of you wondering why Keiko blogged about this---Mamiya Kyodai was one of her first films so Morita was a director who gave her a great opportunity for a starting actress. 

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Yellow Fried Chickenz, All My Love PV

The PV for YFC's new single, All My Love, is out!

In an interview with Purple Sky magazine, released December 15th, vocalists Gackt and Jon had this to say about the concept behind the song:

JON: Our next single, “All My Love”, it’s another take on an instance of a tragedy that would be happening in the earthquake. It’s about a couple and one of the people is killed, and how the person who’s left behind feels. What they need in order to move on as well.
GACKT: We don’t make songs as a negative. We’re trying to make those songs as a message.