September 2nd, 2012


Maru Makes His First Commercial

Uniqlo wanted to raise awareness of, and drive traffic to, their new San Francisco store, opening October 5th.
This is such a simple, smart way to do both—you get to interact with the most popular cat in the world.
Go to the Lucky Cube page of Uniqlo's site, and play a simple game with the Scottish Fold. You can win Uniqlo merchandise, and maybe even a blimp ride.
Soon, Maru's head isn't going to be able to fit in a box.

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Source: buzzfeed, ONTD, UNIQLO@youtube 1, 2

Japanese Men and Women Rank Which Countries They’d Look to for a Mate

A lot of people have romantic fantasies of hooking up with someone from another country.  Yet there are rare opportunities for the mystery and novelty of such a relationship for most people.  That shouldn’t stop us from dreaming of it though.

The folks at MyNavi set up a survey asking men and women what country besides Japan they’d go in search of a girlfriend or boyfriend.  Based on this survey here are the top 5 countries for both Japanese men and women and reasons for their choices.

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I was expecting the men to only choose countries within East Asian and South East Asian, ngl.

Kindaichi SP International Cast Announced!!**Story Update**

As reported earlier, Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke (19) will be starring as Kindaichi Hajime in the drama SP, the 4th Johnnys talent to do so. The drama website has just been updated to reveal additional cast members. Co-starring with him is Hey! Say! Jump's Arioka Daiki (21) who will be playing Saki Ryuta, Kindaichi's kohai. haha Daiki! Entitled Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo – The Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Mystery, half of the drama will be shot in Hong Kong. Filming starts mid-September.

The rest of the Cast:

Kiritani Kenta
Seungri (BIG BANG/ Korea)
Vivian Hsu (Taiwan)
Wu Chun (ex-Fahrenheit/ Taiwan)
Eric Tsang (Hong Kong)

Messages from the cast is also posted in the website

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(story/ character roles under the cut)

credits NTV and here

BFF together! OMG Daiki, finally!! 
My Cpop fandom colliding!! Wow, they got Eric Tsang as well. HOMG, legit excited for this! Who will be playing Miyuki/ Yang Lan?


Hatsune Miku's "Miku Miku Ni Shite Ageru" Gets 10 Million Views

"Miku Miku Ni Shite Ageru♪" released by ika_mo/Kamo Tsuruta on September 20, 2007, is one of the earliest Hatsune Miku hit songs, and probably the most famous one. The song's original video has finally crossed 10 million views at Nico Nico Douga at 11:41 am, August 30, 4 years and 344 days since its release. Now it is the first Vocaloid tune video reached the historic milestone at Nico Nico Douga. The second most viewed video is "Melt" (8,396,943 views) and the third is "Matryoshka" (5,888,241 views). Let's celebrate with the videos!

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source: video1, video2, video3, video4

I'm going to make vocaloid and NND culture happen here.

Himitsu no Akko-chan stage greeting with Okada Masaki and flawless Ayase Haruka

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On September 1st, the opening day stage greeting for the movie ‘Himitsu no Akko-chan‘ was held at the Shinjuku Piccadilly in Tokyo. The greeting was attended by Ayase Haruka, Okada Masaki, Fukiishi Kazue, Osugi Ren, Kagawa Teruyuki, Yoshida Riko, and director Kawamura Yasuhiro.

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You can see her tripping in the beginning of the video.
Don't like the dress or shoes but she still manages to look gorgeous ♥


FairiesNEXT results revealed!

What's Fairies NEXT? Read this post.

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Fairies NEXT (Vision Factory)
YouseiKiss: Fairies international fansite

I really really REALLY doubt they are new members. I believe that they are a new group. JpopAsia probably did a wrong translation of the audition. I mean, how are they going to add 7 new members to Fairies? Fairies' choreographies of  their original songs, English covers and dance performances are not fit for 14 members. Vision Factory is definitely debuting a new group, like a Fairies sister group.
P.S: After looking up the pictures and info of these girls...Fairies look really mature in my eyes.