June 21st, 2012

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DGNA to release 6th single


大国男児 are to release their 6th Japanese single, 本気magic, on the 1st of August. It'll be the theme song to the film 愛を歌うより俺に溺れろ! (an adaptation of the manga AiOre!) starring actress Ono Ito and DGNA member Karam in the lead roles.

Trailer for the film under the cut
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The whole cast is making me all *___*

Kanjani8's "EIGHT RANGER" to Release First Single "ER"




Kanjani8's superhero alter-ego "Eight Ranger" or "Eito Rangers" will debut as recording artist for their first-ever single. The single is titled "ER" that will be used for "EIGHTRANGER" movie.

Here is the full tracklisting:

Limited Edition A [CD+DVD]

[CD]
1. ER
2. Ame no chi Hare

[DVD] "ER" PV (lip sync ver.)+ PV Making

Limited Edition B [CD+DVD+Mini Poster]

[CD]
1. ER
2. Eito ranger

[DVD] "ER" PV (catalogue ver.) + Mini poster

Regular Edition [CD only+16 pages booklet]

[CD]
1. ER
2. Ame no chi Hare
3. Eito Ranger
4. ER (instrumental)
5. Ame no chi Hare (instrumental)
6. Eito Ranger (instrumental)

First Press details: 16 pages Eito Ranger Booklet 2035

The single will be released on July 25th while EIGHTRANGER movie will hit the theaters on July 28th.

Here is news clip about "Eito Rangers" debut:





Source: jpopasia

2 Resident Evil 6 Gameplay Videos Posted

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The official YouTube channel for the Resident Evil video game franchise began streaming two nine-minute gameplay videos on Wednesday for the Biohazard 6 (Resident Evil 6) video game.


Resident Evil 6 takes place ten years after the events in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. The story begins as the President of the United States plans to reveal the truth behind the Raccoon City incident. A survivor and friend of the U.S. President, Leon S. Kennedy discovers that the President became the victim of another bioterrorism attack. The Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance Member Chris Redfield arrives in China as the country is also at risk for another attack.


A demo for Resident Evil 6 will be available for download in the XBox Live Marketplace on July 3, and in the PlayStation Store on September 4 (September 3 in America) for those who bought the Dragon's Dogma game that shipped last month.


Resident Evil 6 was slated to ship for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America and Europe on November 20 and in Japan on November 22. However, CAPCOM moved up the release to October 2 in North America and Europe and October 4 in Japan. A personal computer version is also planned.



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Miura Ryosuke reveals short PV for debut single, “Natsu dayo HONEY!!”



Miura Ryosuke has revealed the short PV for his debut single, “Natsu dayo HONEY!!“.

Miura has starred in various movies, dramas, and stage plays since starting his acting career back in 2002. He’s recently known for his role as Ankh in ‘Kamen Rider OOO‘.

In his debut single, Miura shows off his dance skills and vocal strength. It’s scheduled for release on July 11th in three different versions.

Miura is also set to embark on his first tour this summer starting July 19th.

Sources: http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/06/miura-ryosuke-reveals-short-pv-for-debut-single-natsu-dayo-honey/
http://www.youtube.com/user/avexnetwork?feature=watch

Van Halen with David Lee Roth to tour Japan in November





Hard rock group Van Halen will tour Japan in November for the first time in 14 years. It will also be 33 years since the band toured Japan with lead vocalist David Lee Roth.

This year, Van Halen started its “A Different Kind of Truth Tour” (the title of their album released in February) in the U.S. but in early June, canceled 32 tour dates for the rest for the summer.

In an interview with USA Today, Eddie Van Halen said, “The band will have completed more than 40 shows on this leg, and a lot of the canceled dates were in cities we already played. So in November we’ll hit Japan, and in the new year, we’ll possibly do something special, but I can’t talk about it.”

The scheduled dates are Nov 20 at the Osaka Chuo Gymnasium and Nov 27 at Tokyo Dome.


Tickets go on sale to Universal Music Metal Club members first, from June 27, and then to the general public from July 7. Tickets cost 12,500 yen, 11,000 yen and 9,000 yen.


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FRIDAY reports GACKT and ICONIQ are in a relationship




Weekly tabloid magazine “FRIDAY” has reported that singers GACKT (38) and ICONIQ (27) are currently in a relationship! The latest magazine issue released on June 22nd contains photos of the alleged couple together.

According to FRIDAY, the rumored couple went to a high class French restaurant and dined there for around three hours eating and sipping wine. In one of the photos, the rumored couple can be seen gazing at each other and holding hands. When they parted, they gave each other a hug. GACKT and ICONIQ both appeared to be very happy.

The couple became acquainted through the music festival “a-nation” last year and became closer when they met together with staff to go out and eat. According to officials, their relationship is starting to truly blossom.

When Sankei Sports approached GACKT and ICONIQ’s companies neither negated the rumor, but said, “It’s their private lives and they can do what they wish.


Source: Sanspo and tokyohive
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AKB48’s latest album “1830m” sold 871,000 copies in its 1st week

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AKB48’s latest album “1830m” which was released on August 15th, sold 870,621 copies in the first week, topping Oricon’s weekly album chart.

This marks AKB48 as only the second female group to have an original album sell over 800,000 copies in its first week, and this is the first time in 14 years and 4 months after SPEED’s “RISE” which sold 1,318,000 copies in the first week (released in April 1998).  Moreover, this is the first album in 3 years and 8 months to sell over 800,000 copies during the first week including both male and female artists as EXILE’s best album “EXILE BALLAD BEST” sold 944,000 copies in its first week back in December of 2008.

This is also the third album for AKB48 to top the chart, and it’s their best first week sales for an album.





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Credit : Tokyohive ,2ch

Congrats to AKB !! XD
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Vocaloid covers Visual-kei



It appears that the internationally known singing program Vocaloid is releasing a new album, this time, covering visual kei artists!
Titled 「I LOVE Visualizm feat. 初音ミク produced by マチゲリータ」, the CD will contain fifteen tracks, all sung by each different vocaloid. It will be released on 2012.7.25 and will cost ¥2100.

Tracklist:
1. 涙猫 feat. 初音ミク – メガマソ (Namida Neko feat. Hatsune Miku – Megamasso)
2. 未完成サファイア feat. GUMI – 少女-ロリヰタ-23区 (Mikansei Sapphire feat. GUMI – Lolita 23q)
3. Vanilla feat. 神威がくぽ – GACKT (Vanilla feat. Kamui Gakupo – GACKT)
4. クライシスモメント feat. 初音ミク – メリー (Crisis Memento feat. Hatsune Miku – Merry)
5. アトリア feat. 鏡音リン – NoGoD (Atria feat. Kagamine Rin – NoGoD)
6. 女々しくて feat. 初音ミク・鏡音リン・鏡音レン・巡音ルカ・GUMI・神威がくぽ・VY2 – ゴルデンボンバー (Memeshikute feat. Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin/Len, Megurine Luka, GUMI, Kamui Gakupo, VY2 – Golden Bomber)
7. BOYS&GIRLS feat. 鏡音レン – LM.C (BOYS&GIRLS feat. Kagamine Ren – LM.C)
8. 夏恋 feat. 巡音ルカ – シド (Natsukoi feat. Megurine Luka – SID)
9. 黒い砂漠 feat. 巡音ルカ – jealkb (Kuroi Sabaku feat. Megurine Luka – jealkb)
10. スノーシーン feat. GUMI – アンティーク-珈琲店- (Snow Scene feat. GUMI – AnCafe)
11. キスミイスノウ feat. 初音ミク – アヤビエ (Kiss Me Snow feat. Hatsune Miku – Ayabie)
12. ニルヴァーナ feat. 鏡音リン – ムック (Nirvana feat. Kagamine Rin – MUCC)
13. 真っ赤な糸 feat. 鏡音レン – Plastic Tree (Makka na Ito feat. Kagamine Len – Plastic Tree)
14. ブルーフィルム feat. VY2 – cali≠gari (Blue Film feat. VY2 – cali≠gari)
15. lost graduation feat. 鏡音レン – Raphael (lost graduation feat. Kagamine Len - Raphael

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Ohno Satoshi semi-nude 'anan' cover is an attempt to appeal to gays?



Recent issue no. 1811 of popular sexy magazine “an an” featured Arashi’s Riida Ohno Satoshi on the cover. Unlike his fellow members Matsumoto Jun and Sho Sakurai, who showed their butt and butt cracks, Ohno’s photo shoot turned-out to be more laid back.

Johnny’s-Watcher reported that photographer Leslie Kee, known for his nude/semi-nude photographs and his closeness to Ayumi Hamasaki, is gay; therefore, his collaboration with "an an" for Ohno has been made to make it more gay-appealing.

Kee also worked with Jin Akanishi before for “Super Jin Akanishi” photo exhibit, the exhibit is more laid back compared to Jin’s “an an” issue. Nevertheless, it has the same elements like from Ohno photo shoot. Like the “bathtub pose” and “after-shower look”.

According to source, Leslie Kee created that type of photo-shoot to make them more appealing to gays since most gays hate Johnny’s talents. Johnny’s talents collaboration with Kee would surely make them more popular around Shinjuku Ni-Chome area.

Johnny's Watcher via source

Idk if they made it to appeal to gay men or rather to reflect Ohno's personality, but the part about gays hating JE is very much true.