July 17th, 2012

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Miura Ryosuke celebrates release of 1st single with event

On July 12th, actor Miura Ryosuke celebrated the release of his debut single “Natsu dayo HONEY!!” with a special release event at Ikebukuro Sunshine City.

Miura, who has been active as an actor for eleven years now, gave an amazing performance for his fans accompanied by four back-up dancers. “I’m so glad that the major debut I’ve been dreaming of [has come true],” he said, moved to tears. “I’ve been able to come this far because so many people have been supporting me. Now I really feel as if dreams are something you grasp.” It was also announced that he will be holding a nationwide tour.

Miura made his debut as an actor in 2002, and is the third son of ex-talento Jun Alice. In addition to appearing in the movie “Nodame Cantabile” and the dramas “3nen Bgumi Kinpachi-Sensei” and “Gokusen“, he has become quite popular as the character ‘Ankh’ from “Kamen Rider OOO“.

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Source: http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/07/miura-ryosuke-celebrates-release-of-1st-single-with-event/

I think Miura Ryosuke needs a tag

London 2012: Kohei Uchimura can bring perfection back to gymnastics

The three-times all-round world champion is regarded as being the best male gymnast of all time and looks a near certainty for Olympic gold.

Gymnastics has not dealt in perfect 10s since Nadia Comaneci’s famous scores of 1976. But this summer, Japan’s Kohei Uchimura may well produce his own slice of perfection. Since taking the all-around silver in Beijing, the 23-year-old has been undefeated in competition, becoming the first male gymnast to win the title at three back-to-back world championships. If he takes gold in London – seen as a near certainty – he will have produced the perfect Olympic cycle, and will be considered by many – including his peers – to be the best male gymnast of all time.

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Squall (FFVIII)

Just In: Amazing silhouette voice, GILLE's major debut on July 18!

"I have news for everyone. I, GILLE, who has lived as TASHA gee up until now,
shall have a major debut as GILLE tomorrow, July 18. As GILLE, I'll do my best
to send out wonderful sounds from Miyazaki to the rest of the world.
With much thanks... LOVE U ALL"

OP's note: GILLE gained attention when her English cover of AKB48's Flying Get was officially endorsed by Akimoto Yasushi. Although only her silhouette and voice featured in the PV, it was speculated that her true identity was Tasha Gee. This tweet, while announcing her official debut, also appears to confirm the rumors.

Sources: Twitter, Arama 
Translation: squallina

I can't wait to hear her work! We may end up needing a GILLE tag in here!
Toki Doki Spring '07

Ghibli's Princess Mononoke to be made into a London stage play

Studio Ghibli annnounced on Tuesday that the anime film Princess Mononoke will receive its first stage play adaptation by the Leamington Spa, Warwickshire theater company Whole Hog Theatre. Performances will be held at London's New Diorama Theatre at 7:30 p.m. from April 2 to April 6, 2013. Tickets are currently available for pre-order on New Diorama Theatre's website for 13.80 pounds sterling (about US$21.60).

In cooperation with Studio Ghibli, the project has been in development for over a year. Performances will feature giant puppets made from recycled materials as well as original live music.

Whole Hog Theatre summarizes the story as follows:

Young warrior Ashitaka is a marked man. Cursed by a demon god while defending his village, he must leave his home forever to seek a cure. In the forbidding forests to the west, he is forced to reconcile the warring human forces and the animal deities of times past. In the midst of this bitter and bloody conflict, he meets the wolf god Moro and her human child San: Princess Mononoke.

Written and directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, the original Princess Mononoke anime film premiered in Japan in 1997.

Source: ANN, Twitter and the official site

Not sure how I feel about this. Mononoke Hime is my favorite Ghibli movie and the movie soundtrack is flawless (they are going to use new original music)... But the tickets are so cheap...
saku ps
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ACE OF SPADES is the special unit
consists of  TAKAHIRO [vocal/EXILE] ,HISASHI [Guitar/GLAY] ,TOKIE (Bass/LOSALIOS,unkie ) and MOTOKATSU MIYAGAMI (Drums )

Source : Youku

" I'm Justin Bieber Whoa Whoa..."
LOL ,TAKAHIRO..Actually he sing "Just believer " not "Justin Bieber"

O Just a Believer

X Justin Bieber

but it 's kinda sound like  "Justin Bieber" more "Just believer "  na,lol !!


CHEMISTRY’s Kawabata Kaname to go solo in October

It has just been revealed that Kawabata Kaname of CHEMISTRY, the group which have been on hiatus since April, will be making his solo debut with the single “TOKYO GIRL” on October 3rd.

Kawabata, who is finally making his solo debut after eleven years of activities in CHEMISTRY, wanted to make the title track of his debut single a CD version of song that is popular during their live performances, and asked his fans through Twitter which song they would like to hear. The results were taken in by his record company once the short poll was over, and the winner was the song “TOKYO GIRL”, an upbeat dance tune that Kawabata had performed in his ’solo corner’ of CHEMISTRY’s live performance as well as during his first solo tour last year.

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Kanjani 8 members to expose the secrets of Arashi on “Arashi ni Shiyagare”

It was announced that popular group Kanjani 8 will be making an appearance as a guest on NTV’s “Arashi ni Shiyagare Natsu no 90-pun Kakudai Special” together with the MCs of the program, Arashi. The 12 guys will have a “secret talk” together.

Though 5 out of 7 Kanjani 8 members have appeared on the same program back in August 2011, this will be the first time for the members to appear on it altogether.

Reportedly, Kanjani 8 members will expose the secrets of Arashi members on the “rumor” corner, such as an Arashi member who ignored Nishikido Ryo’s mail, an Arashi member who Murakami Shingo wants to ask for Taxi fare, and more. Moreover, Arashi and Kanjani 8 will confront each other by quiz and game, under the title “Who is the true Johnny’s idol!”

“Arashi ni Shiyagare Natsu no 90-pun Kakudai Special” will be aired on July 28th on NTV starting at 10:00 pm.

Source: Tokyohive, Sanspo
Image: Arashi ni Shiyagare official site
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Our Queen just found out that Disney might misused her masterpiece

Hikki tweet Disney drops

In her peaceful hiatus and occasionally witty tweets moments from Utada Hikaru, our Queen is a bit annoyed by the facts that Disney has used and modified her song "Sakura Drops" for a performance of Disney on Ice. Although the video is old, but it just came into Hikki's attention today.

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Source: 宇多田ヒカル , YT

Though I think she's gonna brush it off her shoulder like a Queen. But still...oh come on, she wrote two epic songs for Kingdom Hearts. She deserves a formal notice or anything that shows respect for her work.
fall in my heart

Kumada Yoko Marriage & Pregnancy Announcement

Talent Kumada Yoko (30) announced on July 17 through her blog that she married in spring to an ordinary male that she has been dating. She declared that while the annoucement was delayed, she feel happiness everyday to be able to walk towards the same direction towards married life together with the one she love. Furthermore, it was disclosed that she is pregnant with her first child.

Announcing her marriage and pregnancy at the same time, Kumada expressed "As my stomach grows bigger little by little, the beloved feeling for my child is irresistible. Looking up to my father and mother as a role model who gave me lots of affection, I want to give birth to a healthy baby. Though we are still immature, please watch over us warmly from now on as well as in the future".

In addition, it was revealed in variety show «London Hearts» (TV Asahi) broadcast on the same day that she married in April and is currently six months pregnant.


Koda Kumi Gives Birth to a Baby Boy

J-pop Queen Koda Kumi announced on her blog that she has given birth to a bouncing baby boy on July 17th. Koda and husband BACK ON's guitarist KENJI03 have married December last year.

Here is Koda's message from her Facebook page:

My dear husband and I had a healthy baby boy the other day.
He is tiny but means the world to us.
Again I've found one more thing in life I love with all my heart.
When I look at him, feelings I've never known before come to me and my love can't be described in words.

I plan to grow and learn as I continue on in life with my husband and son.

Now, I believe I can perform songs with more love to you at the concert in November.
I am looking forward to seeing all of you.

Kumi Koda



Fans spot Hey! Say! JUMP’s Hikaru Yaotome with model Tsubasa Honda in Disneyland


Hikaru Yaotome and Tsubasa Honda have been spotted on a possible Disneyland date without any disguises, reports monthly magazine BUBKA.

It has been reported several fans had seen the Hey! Say! JUMP member in Disneyland around mid-June with Honda, who is currently a model for non-no magazine and has been starring in TV drama GTO.

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Otsu now admits bullying led student to kill himself

The city of Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, reversed its stance Tuesday and said bullying was behind the suicide last year of a junior high school student.

"At this point, the city is (prepared) to admit a causal link between the bullying and the suicide," an attorney of the municipal government told the Otsu District Court at the second session of the lawsuit filed by the parents of the 13-year-old victim against the city and the alleged bullies, a case that put the boy's school under the national spotlight.

"We intend to proceed with negotiations for an amicable settlement," the lawyer said.

Otsu initially argued it wasn't negligent because it could not determine if the boy, who jumped off a condominium building Oct. 11, was bullied by schoolmates. Media reports, however, alleged that the bullies made the boy "practice" killing himself, and that his homeroom teacher was aware of the abuse but took no action.

Otsu Mayor Naomi Koshi reversed his stance and admitted bullying caused the suicide, after a school survey revealed that several students had reported that the bullies had made the boy practice killing himself.

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