May 25th, 2012

NYC is Growing Up- Haina PV + B-sides

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Tv Life June 2012 NYC crosstalk

Yamada: And the coupling songs are also good. These are really different to Haina, and this time, I think we showed the mature side of NYC in these 2 songs.
Nakayama: Yep, just cuz this spring, we’ve all graduated high school and became more grown-up!
Yamada: I’m thinking that it’ll be nice if we could show you these mature sides of us.
Chinen: Oh, and not just songs and stuff, but I wanna to variety shows with NYC!

more here

credits 1, 2, 3, 4

ohgoshohgosh in love w/ Tic Tac ~Bokura no Harmony~. Melted @ 2:39- Yamada's smooth voice. & i thought they are gonna get stuck w/ kiddie stuff. best single release from them esp bec of the B-sides.


Nino at risk of balding!

Ninomiya Kazunari recently dyed his hair blonde for his upcoming role in Nippon Terebi’s 24 Hour TV drama “Kurumaisu Boku wa Sora wo Tobu”, in which he plays the role of a young delinquent who was paralyzed on the lower half of his body after getting into some trouble. There are high expectations for Ninomiya for this role after playing other handicapped characters in dramas such as “DOOR to DOOR” and “Marathon”.

But the fans are more focused on the important things, like his hair color.

“The color is too light, it’s an out-of-fashion blonde”, “What about the black eyebrows?” some fans complain. Even Ninomiya claims that the other Arashi members “drew back beyond my expectations” in response to his hair color. However, there are some champions of justice protecting Ninomiya’s hair color, “This out-of-fashion style is close to the reality of throwing away your life!” “These kind of unsatisfying delinquents exist! They exist!” “When I got used to it, it’s kind of cute.” Of course, in these comments have arose some worries about Ninomiya’s scalp, and this isn’t the first time worries about Ninomiya balding have arose.

“Once at an Arashi concert,” says a Johnny analyst, “the topic ‘Who will become bald first?’ came up, and Ninomiya, Sakurai, and Aiba were all predicted. But Ninomiya was the one considered especially likely. Right now, it’s said his father is in Mr. Namihei’s state, but I’m praying Ninomiya himself doesn’t develop those traits.

From the start Johnny’s idols have been damaging their hair with products, photography lights and dye. Since many Johnny’s live an unsteady life and there are a lot of heavy smokers, they are inclined to have a weak scalp. There are a lot of fans that can accept fat idols, or idols with some whiskers, but can’t accept balding. I hope they protect their hair roots with their life.”

Source: 1, 2

Imo..BS ..but it's for the lulz!

EXILE's LDH Family Opens English Website

An English website for the LDH Family (created by EXILE's leader HIRO) is now open.
It provides information of the artists (EXILE, J Soul Brothers, DOBERMAN INC., BREATHE, Love, Dream, Happiness, FLOWER etc), talent/tarento タレント (Hasegawa Jun, Iwahori Seri, RIKACO etc), GEKIDAN EXILE, fighter, the songwriters, voice trainers, choreographers, personal trainers and many others.

The website also offers some information regarding EXILE's famous school/gym EXPG.

There's also some explanation regarding the ever evolving EXILE pyramid for people who would like to learn more about it. 

Also available in English is the big announcements made during recent EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012

Man cooks, serves own genitals to 5 paying diners

Japanese illustrator Mao Sugiyama cooked and served his own male genitalia.

A Japanese artist cooked his own genitals and served them to five paying diners in Tokyo to cover the medical costs, in a bizarre act to raise awareness about sexual minorities.

Mao Sugiyama had his penis and testicles surgically removed in March and kept them frozen for two months before dishing them out—seasoned and braised—to customers at an event hall on May 13, according to postings on his Twitter account and local police.

Diners paid 20,000 yen for the plate with a portion of genitals. Pictures published on a website appeared to show the meal came complete with mushrooms and a parsley garnish.

The painter, who is reportedly 22, said on Twitter the organ had been removed by a physician and certified to be free of infections.

The meal was prepared under the supervision of a certified cook and diners were required to sign a waiver indemnifying Sugiyama and event organizers.

In May 18 tweets, the artist said steps were taken so the act met all relevant laws, including a ban on organ sales, processing of medical waste and even food sanitation requirements.

“I receive questions from some women and men… asking ‘Will there be a next time? Please host it again.’ But there is only one set of male organ,” he tweeted on May 16.

“Unfortunately, I have no plan for the next time.”

Sugiyama, who considers himself “asexual,” that is without gender, initially thought about eating the genitals himself, but decided to solicit paying customers to help pay his hospital bills for the surgery.

In an email to AFP, he confirmed the event had taken place and said it was organized to raise awareness about “sexual minorities, x-gender, asexual people.” He said he was readying to publish an official account of the day.

Police in Tokyo said they knew of the episode, but added that it had not broken the law as cannibalism was not illegal in Japan.

“We are aware of the case. There was nothing (criminal) to it. It does not violate any detailed rules. There is nothing to take action about,” an officer at Suginami police station told AFP.

Source: japantoday


Ieiri Leo to Represent June

Leo Ieiri has been chosen as the artist to represent the Month of June at the project MTV x DAM x Artist "Even in times of sadness and even times of happiness, Music makes a person brigheter". Starting June 1, Leo Ieiri's 2nd Single Shine's CM will be seen around TV×DAM WANNASING KARAOKEE CHART TOP 20, MTV homepage, Wide Screens around the City.

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The picture is taken in the shooting of the CM. The theme is singing Shine in the rain which  will be a cool video! Look out for it!

Previous artist for WANNASING this year were
Jan~ Naoto inti raymi

Feb~ ayaka
March~ Scandal
April~ sonar pocket

MTV Japan

Translation by : JUN @ Chelsy International

can't wait for CM!!!