March 24th, 2012

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Yuya & VIVID performance!

I posted about a ustream for Valentine's day
and recentely there was a broadcast of it on 3/14
there will be another broadcast on Sun 3/25 for those in Japan who want to watch it




Special Guest: Yuya Matsushita
if you guys want to watch ALL of Yuya perf. and talk from the show, just go to the channel ^^



VIVID

YUYA/ VIVID

only ones i could find :{
so very sad, as i really wanted to watch 7!! and Flower performance T_T

though Yuya looks and sounds good all sweaty XD

Fairies to have their own show!


According to a popular Japanese magazine "JUNON", it seems that Fairies will have their own TV show called 原宿キラキラ学院 (Harajuku Kirakira Gakuen)! It translates to "Harajuku Shining School". Harajuku is a really popular part of Tokyo. The brodacast will start from April 1st (17:00~18:00).

There are three features to the show.
1. Instead of doing their usual singing business, they do karate, gymnastics, etc.
2. The members cover pop songs from the 80's that hit the charts before they were born (Madonna "Like A Virgin", Eternal, TLC, Kylee Minogue, etc.)
3. They report the latest fashion trends of Harajuku for junior high school students
Ito Momoka (14) said "We thought karaoke is very useful for our performance!! For example, the thrust and roundhouse kicks in karate are can be useful training for the trunk, and the breath control is useful when it comes to singing. It's full of useful things! We hope we can learn more useful things for our activity as artists through this show!!"
Okada Keisuke (43) from the comic duo "Masuda Okada" will take responsibility for the MC.

Translated by AAAsalvation on Fairies Unofficial Site

CONGRATZ!!
NICO

Sakanaction's 2nd Live DVD, UStream and 2012 ZEPP Tour



Rock band Sakanaction has just revealed that they will be releasing a new live DVD / Blu-ray titled, “SAKANAQUARIUM 2011 DocumentaLy -LIVE at MAKUHARI MESSE-” on March 28th!

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Preview:



LIMITED EDITION
*Includes 52page Hard back book
*Application code for 「SAKANAQUARIUM 2012 "ZEPP ALIVE"」 Tour.
Ballot starts 3/28 (Wed) 12:00 - 4/9 18:00 (Mon).
Blu-ray (VIXL-101 / 5,800円) Preorder at HMV - CD Japan - Yesasia
DVD (VIBL-633 / 4,800円) Preorder at HMV - CD Japan - Yesasia
REGULAR EDITION
Blu-ray (VIXL-102 / 4,800円) Preorder at HMV - CD Japan - Yesasia
DVD (VIBL-634 / 3,800円) Preorder at HMV - CD Japan - Yesasia

*Blu-ray versions features some multi-angle camera shots. 

UStream to commemorate their upcoming release!

3/24 at 20:00~, 3/28 at 22:00~, 3/30 at 22:00~
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sakanaquarium20111106

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Sources: Video + Images + Others

It's late but UStream today!!!!
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Osaka to keep register of released child sex offenders

Osaka is to become the first prefecture to keep a register of the addresses of convicted child sex offenders after they are released from prison.

The Osaka prefectural assembly on Friday passed an ordinance which will go into effect from Oct 1.

Those convicted of sex crimes involving minors will be required to register their contact details with the authorities for up to five years following their release from prison. Failure to do so will incur a penalty of 50,000 yen, TBS reported.

Members of the main political parties voted in favor of the regulation, with the exception of the Japan Communist Party.

The Osaka government says the ordinance is aimed at supporting ex-convicts’ reintegration into society, and to help reduce the number of sex crimes against children, including the production of pornography involving minors.

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sooyoung

AKB48's 26th single announced

During the second day of their Saitama Super Arena concert, AKB48 performed their new single.


The 26th single is titled "Manatsu no sounds Good" and it will feature 36 girls in the senbatsu line-up! The single is set to be released on May 23rd and it will be ABK48's summer single. The single will include the b-side song titled "Gugutatsu no Sora" that will be performed by a set of senbatsu girls chosen on Google+.


The 36 girls that will perform this single:

Team A: Maeda Atsuko, Kuramochi Asuka, Shinoda Mariko, Takahashi Minami, Kojima Haruna, Takajo Aki, Sashihara Rino
Team K: Oshima Yuko, Minegishi Minami, Itano Tomomi, Miyazawa Sae, Yokoyama Yui
Team B: Kashiwagi Yuki, Watanabe Mayu, Kasai Tomomi, Kitahara Rie
Team 4: Shimazaki Haruka, Ichikawa Miori, Takeuchi Miyu, Yamauchi Suzuran, Shimada Haruka, Abe Maria, Iriyama Anna
Kenkyuusei: Iwata Karen, Kato Rena, Kawaei Rina, Takahashi Juri
SKE48: Kimoto Kanon, Kizaki Yuria, Matsui Rena, Matsui Jurina, Takayanagi Akane
NMB48: Jo Eriko, Watanabe Miyuki, Yamamoto Sayaka
HKT48: Kodama Haruka

Source: SpaceTrap.com

[Films] Scar - And So Forth~

Moe Musical Freedom Fighters ... IN SPACE: It's the AKB48 Anime



STAFF:
Chief Director: Shoji Kawamori (Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, Macross Frontier, Aquarion)
Director: Yoshimasa Hiraike (Amagami SS, Working!!)
Series Composition: Mari Okada (Ano Hana, Hanasaku Iroha, Toradora, Black Rock Shooter)
Script: Mari Okada
Original creator: Shoji Kawamori
Character Design: Risa Ebata (aka "Mikan Ehime"; Macross Frontier, Prism Ark)

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Sources: Character/Cast info. Story outline. Official site. Preview.

Little bits have been posted before, thought I'd pull it all together with the new stuff. Starts the 29th of April, so ready for amazing or trainwreck, I'm good either way.

New TV Show for "KoyaShige"

Koyashige

NEWS' Koyama Keiichiro and Kato Shigeaki, also known as "KoyaShige" will hosts NTV's newest show called "Mirai Theater". Hatori Shinichi will also join them as host.

Mirai Theater or Future Theater is a documentary show where the hosts will go in-depth regarding lives of different people who tries to change the world without fear of failure or criticisms. The hosts will review past interviews or footage about the person's life.

During the press conference last Mar 22nd, Hatori Shinichi talked that he hit it off well with his two new companions. He revealed that the first episode will be about the big change that happened with Koyama and Kato's group- NEWS.

Koyama said that he felt comfortable talking about what happened with NEWS since Hatori knows how to create a relaxed atmosphere where guest can share their feelings. Kato also added that Hatori is good in dealing with gossips and scandals and hopes that he and Koyama can find something scandalous about Hatori's life.

Lastly, Kato hopes that Mirai Theater will inspire people to be motivated and look positively in life.

Mirai Theater will start on April 6th at Nihon TV.

credits here

yay! gear up NEWS!

Kis-My-Ft2 hold event on Osaka’s iconic river



Kis-My-Ft2 and 10,000 fans took over Osaka’s Dotonbori canal on March 21 to celebrate the group’s new single, reports Oricon.

It has been reported the Johnny’s group had released their third single “SHE! HER! HER!” on this day, and to celebrate, they held a secret event in Osaka. The seven appeared coming down the Dotonbori canal on a boat before performing “SHE! HER! HER!” and “Everybody Go” for their fans.

“I’ve never performed on top of a boat. In ten years time, I’ll still remember everything about this day,” said Hiromitsu Kitayama.

The Kis-My-Ft2 event had only been announced on local radio stations shortly before it was going to start, but it still managed to attract 10,000 people. Radio station FM OSAKA who streamed the event live had said they got more than 1000 calls about this event, three times the number of calls they normally get.

As the group passed the famous Glico billboard on their boat, they took the same pose as the Glico man in the billboard (a man running through a finish line). Glico produce the KISSMINT chewing gum the group are now endorsing.

“I think of that iconic bridge and the Glico (billboard) when someone mentions Osaka. To be able to get a photo of the seven of us right here was something really special to me. I was also excited to hear the fans cheering us on using their Osaka dialect,” said Taisuke Fujigaya.

“I was happy to see there weren’t only women, but also men at the show,” said Yuta Tamamori.

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can we have more of this rare events? even if you really can't go near them, this is cool.
excited for the debut album!!
AnCafe - Bou Nyaa
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Matsui Jurina And Watanabe Miyuki Head To AKB48



During AKB48's second day of the Saitama Super Arena concert, an announcement was made for the transfer of Matsui Jurina and Watanabe Miyuki to AKB48.

At the end of the concert there were promotions of five members to Team 4. This completes Team 4 with 16 members.

Apart from the promotion announcement, there was also a shocking shuffle of members. One of the most popular and prominent member of SKE48, Matsui Jurina, will be joining AKB48's Team K. While another popular member of NMB48, Watanabe Miyuki will be joining AKB48's Team B.

This is only a limited time transfer and also the two girls will continue to stay in their respective group. They will continue their activities in SKE48 and NMB48 alongside AKB48's.

This announcement was shocking for the two girls as they didn't know beforehand. These two members had been very active in the single releases of their respective groups.

What do you guys think of this announcement? What is Akimoto Yasushi planning? Consider the two girls will continue to stay in NMB48 and SKE48, they will appear much more often.

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This article doesn't mention them but it's Kato Rena, Kawaei Rina, Iwata Karen, Tano Yuuka, and Takahashi Juri who are now promoted to Team 4.
saku ps
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AKB48's Tokyo Dome Schedule Determined, Atsuko Maeda to Graduate One Day Later



As with the title of AKB48's official blog "~Road to TOKYO DOME~", it has been their dream to be invited to perform at Tokyo Dome since the formation of the then unpopular idol group back in Dec 8, 2005.
Today, at the last day of Minogashita Kimitachie 2 concert, it's announced that AKB48 has been determined to perform at Tokyo Dome from 24th to 26th August for 3 days.

This is during the encore performance, when a video footage of Minami Takahashi visiting the HQ of Yomiuri Newspaper is suddenly played on the screen to about 2100 fans at the scene. Yomiuri Newspaper is the largest newspaper agency in Japan, and also the owner of the famous professional baseball team Yomiuri Giants, whose home is the Tokyo Dome. She met and spoke to the chairman of the company Tsuneo Watanabe, where he unveiled the performance dates to her.
Mr. Watanabe added that each day shall be filled with about 40,000 fans at the stadium, accumulating to over 100,000 fans over 3 days. It'll be the largest concert ever in Japan.

Despite achieving their biggest dream, it'll be the most heartbreaking moment for AKB48 and the fans when Atsuko Maeda is set to graduate on August 27th, 1 day after the concert back at the AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, where everything first begins. On that day, it'll be her last stage performance, ending her 6 years as an undisputed ace of AKB48.

According to Minami Takahashi, Captain of AKB48 Team A, it shall be a new starting point for AKB48 from here on and she hopes that the group will keep growing with the fans.

Note: It's still unknown at the moment whether Atsuko Maeda will be participating in AKB48's 27th single, which is to be released in August.


Credit : Jpopasia


Oh finally Acchan 's graduated day is determined ..
I wonder with this sentence"accumulating to over 100,000 fans over 3 days It'll be the largest concert ever in Japan. "<<< HOW ??