March 14th, 2012

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Introducing Otome☆Corporation



Otome☆Corporation is an idol group comprised of 3 members. Though they formed in August of 2009, it was in July of the next year that they released their first CD, "Nyuushashiki". They also write their own song lyrics and member Hikari thinks up the choreography for the group, which I think is pretty cool.

This unit's concept is OL, or Office Lady. Because of this, each member has their own duty station or post, and they wear costumes that are in a uniform fashion. In addition, their fans are called "Kabumeshi", which means stockholder, and a single event is called "Kabumeshisoukai", which means a general meeting of stockholders.

The members are:
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source: 1, PureIdolHeart
NICO

NICO Touches the Walls releases a CM song for Calpis Water


Official artist and label websites just confirmed NICO's upcoming new song. As playasia.com had listed earlier, the title of this new song is "Natsu no Daisankakkei (夏の大三角形)."  It will be the latest CM song for Calpis Water, which is scheduled for nationwide broadcast starting March 20 (Tuesday).The following day, March 21 (Wednesday), the song will be available for digital download (Chaku-Uta) at http://recochoku.com/rs/nico/.

Special Movie
It features the boys' comments as well as preview of the song and CM (maybe the PV too?).
http://www.calpis.co.jp/cw/artist/

Calpis CM (30sec and 15sec versions)
http://www.calpis.co.jp/cw/cmgallery/




Sources
Calpis Water Website: http://www.calpis.co.jp/cw/index.html
Label Website: http://www.nicotouchesthewalls.net/info/index.html
Artist Website:  http://www.nicotouchesthewalls.com/news/

No mention of a CD release just yet. I'm pinning on them announcing it during their Chiba live, which is conveniently scheduled on March 20 too. 
I agree.

Here's a Kalafina post about their new release to brighten your day!


The Kalafina official site has updated with cover images of the various editions of the single, as well as a small preview clip of the PV! Additionally, they have announced an official YouTube channel that will be active starting tomorrow. There are also reports of the channel being available to Japanese IPs only.

  • LE + DVD (PV): SECL-1088~1089
  • LE + Blu-Ray (PV): SECL-1090~1091
  • Regular Edition: SECL-1092
  • Anime Edition: CD + DVD with anime content – SECL-1093~1094


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It feels like to the beginning is losing Kalafina essence, plus the PV seems boring.
Nice covers though, and totally can't wait for live DVD.

Ryuu-bb salute♥

Hongo Kanata joins “Mirai Nikki” drama cast


Young actor Hongo Kanata (21) is the latest cast member to be revealed for the upcoming drama series “Mirai Nikki -ANOTHER:WORLD-.” He will join starring actor Okada Masaki and actress Goriki Ayame as a key character in the story.

The drama series is a live-action adaptation of Esuno Sakae’s manga “Mirai Nikki.” The story revolves around 12 people who obtain a “Future Diary,” containing things written about the future. They are forced into playing a game of survival, in which they must use the diaries to kill each other and be the last one remaining.

It was already revealed that Okada will play the protagonist Hoshino Arata, while Goriki will play the heroine Yuno, loosely based on the heroine in the original manga.

Hongo will play the role of Moriguchi Rui, whose parents have divorced, just like Arata’s. As Arata’s friend, Rui suggests to him that he should install a diary application for his phone, but the application turns out to be the “Future Diary.” Consequently, Moriguchi himself also becomes involved in the game of survival. His character is loosely based on Akise Aru from the original manga.

“Mirai Nikki -ANOTHER:WORLD-” begins in April, in Fuji TV’s Saturday 11:10pm-11:55pm time slot.

source: 1 | 2 | 3
cute @!

DBoys to conquer the drama world




6 members of acting troupe D-BOYS (and its affiliated unit D2) will star in a new TV Tokyo drama series called “D×TOWN,” it has been announced. The series will consist of 6 stories, each starring a different member and each directed by a veteran or up-and-coming movie director. Each of the stories is scheduled to last one month long, so TV Tokyo will broadcast the show from the start of April until the end of September.

The stories will each have the same theme of a “town.” The first, titled “Spiders Now,” will be a youthful tale set in Kokura in Kitakyushu. Igarashi Shunji will play a member of an amateur band called Spiders From Earth. Aoyama Shinji (“Eureka,” “Sad Vacation”) will direct.

The second, titled “Taiyou wa Matte Kurenai,” will be set in Yokosuka, starring Suzuki Hiroki. Maeda Koji (“Konzen Tokkyuu”) will direct.

TV Tokyo will air the drama series in a late night Friday time slot, beginning April 6. The story details known at this time are listed below.

Spiders Now (April)
Setting: Kokura, Kitakyushu
Starring Igarashi Shunji, directed by Aoyama Shinji
Cast: NOMA, Adachi Osamu (D-BOYS), Shibukawa Kiyohiko, Mitsuishi Ken, Saito Yoichiro
Taiyou wa Matte Kurenai (May)
Setting: Yokosuka
Starring Suzuki Hiroki, directed by Maeda Jiro
Cast: Hamano Kenta, Uno Shohei, Takanashi Rin, Sato Hiroko, Shirota Yu, Kishii Yukino
Title TBA (June)
Setting: TBA
Starring Yamada Yuki, directed by Tsukikawa Sho
Title TBA (July)
Setting: Minatomirai, Yokohama
Starring Seto Koji, directed by Shiota Akihiko
Kokonone (August)
Setting: TBA
Starring Endo Yuya, directed by Mishima Yukiko
Konseki ya (September)
Setting: Koganecho, Yokohama
Starring Yanagishita Tomo, directed by Sasabe Kiyoshi

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looking forward to all of them
this is huge, along with DDATE slaying the Oricon, 2012 is gonna be the year of the DBoys tbh

Perfume ポイント CM released! 「氷結Balloon」

Promoting the 3% alc. Kirin drink! 
NOTE: The release date of this song is TBD! This means that there is a possibility that it will NOT appear on the spring of life single. 

Source: https://twitter.com/#!/Perfume_Staff/status/179779453277315072

Current interpreted lyrics:

KANA

輝く風吹いて
優しく揺らすの
空まで思い出
永遠に続いてゆく
張らない気持ちが
飛び出す

ROMAJI

Kagayaku kaze fuite
Yasashiku yurasu no
Sora made omoide
Eien ni tsudzuiteyuku
Haranai kimochi ga
Tobidasu

TRANSLATION

A shimmering breeze blows
And moves me gently
My memories continue rising to the sky and into eternity
This feeling that won't stay put
Flies off

Behind the Scenes


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Yamada Yu holds press conference regarding her marriage with Oguri Shun


On March 14th, actress/model Yamada Yu (27) held a press conference regarding her marriage with actor Oguri Shun (29). Oguri was unable to attend the press conference due to a movie shoot in China.

With a smile, Yamada started off by reporting, “I would like to report that on March 14, 2012, just a little while ago, Oguri Shun and Yamada Yu have officially registered for marriage.” She continued, “We have been dating for 4 years, since March of 2008. We had many twists and turns, but I’m happy to be able to report this news.”

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KimuTaku caught speeding twice (but he may as well have killed someone)



SMAP’s Takuya Kimura had been caught over the speed limit twice in the past few months, Johnny’s & Associates had announced on March 14, reports J-CAST news and Sankei News.

It has been reported Kimura had been caught speeding once in Chiba prefecture during September 2011, and again this year in January. A story about it will be published in weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun, which goes on sale on March 15 in Japan.

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It's a lame story but JE's statement makes it sound like KimuTaku is a serial killer.

Weekly Oricon Chart: Albums/Singles/Music-DVDs



For albums article, go HERE.

In the singles chart, popular Johnny's group, Arashi achieved their 26th consecutive no.1 single with their 37th single, "Wild At Heart," starting from their 12th single, "PIKA★★NCHI DOUBLE" (released in February 2004). This is also their 33rd no.1 work overall.

Posting the top 30 albums/singles and the top 10 music-DVDs. The second column in the top 10 refers to sales in 2012. New release in bold.


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Congrats again, Iki! And wow at singles chart, that's a good-looking top 10 and even top 20! :)

Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Japan wins World Baking Cup


A team of patissiers from Japan has won this year’s World Baking Cup, also known as “The Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie.”

The international event is held every three years. This year, it was held in France on March 8, drawing many participants from all over the world, including Japan, the United States, Taiwan and South Korea.

The Japanese team consisted of Takuya Sasaki, 41, Yasuo Hatanaka, 42, and Yuki Osada, 32, all from Kanazawa. Their winning entry was a pastry based on the image of a crane flapping its wings. The theme was a “bonds.”

Hatanaka commented, “I heard that cranes are birds that have close bonds. We wanted to reflect the strong bonds of our team and also to show that Japan was bonding together after last year’s disaster.”

source, Pictures of the pastries

I'm so hungry now...
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Taku Takahashi LASHES OUT ON TWITTER "fuck jpop"


Taku Takahashi is best known has one half of m-flo. Just recently he went on a sudden outburst attacking j-pop and even his own FANS.


smh!

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source: his twitter https://twitter.com/#!/takudj

someone's mad that their huge ~comeback album~ didn't even debut in the top 10 imo~*

but really anyone that tries to pigeon hole a industry that's so big like JAPAN um ur a dumbass. kind of like when people constantly attack the U.S music scene