October 7th, 2012


Idol unit Panache! to debut with 'Kirameki Miraizu' on Oct. 24!

Panche! is a three membered idol group. All of the members are popular cosplayers and the group was formed back in August. Kuroneko is in blue, Enako is in pink and Itsuki Akira is in green. They will have their major debut under DefSTAR Records (Sony Music) with the single 'Kirameki Miraizu'. The single will then go on sale on October 24th.

The debut song, 'Kiraimeki Miraizu' is produced by popular Vocaloid producer, Clean Tears. It is said to have a edgy techno-pop tune. The coupling song is a Clean Tears remix of a famous Vocaloid song, 'Happy Synthesizer' covered by the group. Happy Synthesizer is created by another Vocaloid producer, Easy Pop.

The CD will come in an A-version and B-version. Each version comes with a CD-ROM that consists of 100 original photos of the members (2 different sets).

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The group cares about foreign sites writing about them. They linked to H!O, Kotaku and ANN. Tis a shame that there won't be a music video for this.

BABYMETAL to make their major debut with “Ijime, Dame, Zettai”

On October 6th, metal idol group BABYMETAL announced that they are going to make their major debut under the label TOY’S FACTORY with the release of their new single “Ijime, Dame, Zettai” on January 9th, 2013.

The group announced their major debut at the end of today’s one-man live concert ‘I, D, Z ~LEGEND “I”‘ at Shibuya O-EAST in Tokyo. The title song “Ijime, Dame, Zettai” is already a well-known and very popular track at their concerts. The performance of this song always incorporates a ‘Wall of Death’ created by the two members MOAMETAL and YUIMETAL and an overly ecstatic audience that jumps together with the girls whenever they singe “Dame! ” that is called “Dame! Dame! Jump”. It has gradually turned into a fan favorite and therefore was chosen as their first single release under the major label.

BABYMETAL’s next one-man live is titled ‘I, D, Z ~LEGEND “D” SU-METAL SEITANSAI‘ will be held at Akasaka Blitz in Tokyo on December 20th. As the subtitle that translates to ‘SU-METAL’s HOLY BIRTHDAY’ already suggests, it’s going to be held at a very special day for member SU-METAL. Tickets for this concert became available for pre-order on the group’s official site as of today.

The group will release “Ijime, Dame, Zettai” in three different first press editions titled “I”, “D”, and “Z” and a regular edition. The first press edition includes a DVD with the girls’ live performance at SHIBUYA-AX on April 8th. The coupling song has yet to be announced.



Metal Gear Movie: Kojima Prefers Unknown for Lead Role.


Addressing fans questions at last weekend’s Eurogamer Expo, at Earl’s Court, London, Metal Gear Solid creator, Hideo Kojima, took time to bring some clarity to the future of the recently-announced Metal Gear movie.

Metal Gear doesn’t have confirmed director yet, but Kojima was keen to clarify that he will undertake a supervisory role only.

Speaking through a translator, he said: “I will not be writing the script or directing the movie but of course I am supervising the movie… the script and the casting to make sure that it is very faithful to the metal gear series. As I’m sure everyone knows, I did want to become a film-maker very early on, but that said, Metal Gear is a special thing to me and in my mind it will always be a game, so I don’t think that I would be the one to create a movie based on the Metal Gear franchise.”

The movie will be produced by Avi Arad, who also has adaptations of Uncharted, Mass Effect and inFAMOUS in the works. Kojima feels that this will aid the quality of the final product, and buck the trend of recent sub-par videogame to film crossovers.

“Historically, I think most game movies haven’t done so well, they’ve been fairly disappointing, so when the news of the Metal Gear Solid movie came out, I think a lot of people were worried at that point,” said Kojima. “But I do want to say that Avi knows Metal Gear and we’re working very closely together on this. I’m sure that the script and the casting will work out very well.”

As for the lead-role, Kojima offered one suggestion but pointed out that a fresh-face might be best for the job:

“In the past I’ve said guys like Hugh Jackman or somebody like that. But honestly, I think after thinking about it more it’s probably better to go with someone new, a rising star, someone who hasn’t been typecast as a certain character and that’s kind of the route that we’re thinking of, right now. Avi Arad is very good at finding these people, these rising stars, and I think we can find somebody who can make it big and have Solid Snake be their break in the movie industry, I think we’re looking forward to something cool.”

Full steam ahead, then, for the MGS movie.


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D☆DATE transfer to avex, their rise to the top... imminent

Popular boyband DDate has officially transferred to AVEX from UMJ, the band formed in 2010 composes of Seto Koji, Horii Arata,  Igarashi Shunji,Araki Hirofumi and new member Yanagishita Tomo have achieved great success thus far having all their singles and debut album land in the top ten on the Oricon, a rare feat for a boy group that doesn't come from the JE monopoly.  Their first announced release under avex will be their DATE a LIVE DVD which is scheduled for a release in 2013 and the youngest member Horii Arata will star as a lead in a new BEETV mobile drama.

video of their announcement
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well I know imma hear "oh nooos avex"......welp my favorite label and AAA/E-Girls recent success gives me confidence avex knows what to do with groups and will make them Japan's next national group!
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AK-69's pv for SWAG WALK + new single coming out soon

With his last single already proving to be a success debuting at number 11 on the Oricon, he will be releasing a new single on November 21 called the Show Must Go On. Also he will embarking on his THE INDEPENDENT KING TOUR in 2013 visiting Japanese cities from Fukuoka to Sapporo, cementing his status as Japan's current number one rapper.

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