December 10th, 2012

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Popular manga ‘Shingeki no Kyojin’ to get TV anime adaptation next spring !

It’s been revealed that Isayama Hajime’s popular manga, 進撃の巨人(Shingeki no Kyojin) or Attack on Titan‘, will be getting a TV anime adaptation on MBS next spring.
Wit Studio and Production IG are collaboration on an anime adaptation of Isayama Hajime's manga to air on Japanese television in spring of 2013. The voice cast announced are Kaji Yuki as Eren, Ishikawa Yui as Mikasa, and Inoue Marina as Armin.  Araki Tetsuro (Death Note, Highschool of the Dead and Guilty Crown) will direct, Kobayashi Yasuko will be in charge of story editing, and Asano Kyoji will take care of character designs. It will be a collaborative production by WIT STUDIO and Production I.G.

On December 8th at 8:00 pm, a production presentation will be held via Nico Nico Namahousou. Isayama, Kaji, and Araki are expected to attend this event.

‘Shingeki no Kyojin’ was serialized in ‘Bessatsu Shonen Magazine‘. The series is a survival action story that depicts the battles between humans and the man-eating giants who now rule the world. In the story the last remnants of humanity have gathered in walled cities to protect themselves from a race of flesh eating giants and those giants are in full effect here. Isayama launched the manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009. The manga has become a sleeper hit, and Kodansha USA is publishing the manga for North America.

Trailer !!

Credit : Tokyohive ,Animelist ,twitchfilm

Can't wait ..Trailer is so interesting .It make me want to see Shingeki 's anime very much!
reiwa aya
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MISIA appointed Official Supporter of the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has appointed Japanese singer MISIA the Official Supporter of the JICA-TICAD.

In preparation for the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), which will be held in Yokohama City in June 2013, MISIA will focus on raising awareness throughout Japan on critical issues in Africa. The singer was chosen for her outstanding achievements and commitment to the African cause.

MISIA has been involved in helping developing countries since first visiting Africa. Through the non-profit organization Mudef, the singer is currently funding a campaign to distribute mosquito nets to Malawi as well as providing support for education in Kenyan slums.

In January 2013, MISIA plans to visit the Republic of Senegal.

cute @!

Kuu is releasing her own line of perfumes!

Koda Kumi today launched her first line of perfumes called Love Note and Love Touch in partnership with the scentnations which will sell it in on their online store. Both bottles come in 50 ml and are retailing at 3100 yen . Kuu also attended a launching event today for her new venture.


I wanna smell like the pop diva!!!

do you wear perfume arama, what is your fave scent? mine is Hypnotic Poison by Dior~
c-ute pure innocence
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End of the world has been delayed...cause AMI SUZUKI IS RELEASING A NEW ALBUM

Ami Suzuki will finally be releasing a new album on February 6th! It will be out in the standard two editions (cd & cd+dvd). This will be Ami's first new album release in nearly five years, her last being Supreme Show. No other additional info has been revealed yet.

source: Tower Records

im crying!! praying for a DOLCE 2.0, I'd love to see her work with a large variety of producers again

Radio rip of V6's MUSIC LIFE

Today Miyake Ken no Radio unveiled another b-side for V6's new single ROCK YOUR SOUL, out on the 26th. The pop tune, Music Life, is currently the theme song for their variety program Gacha Gacha V6.

The team that worked on the song includes the Nishicorin Conbi (Nishidera Gota and corin., who previously collaborated for V6's songs Sexy.Honey.Bunny!, POISON PEACH and kEEP oN.) and Taniguchi Naohisa (who collaborated with Nishidera for 20th Century's DANCING MACHINE).

This is the second of the single's b-sides to be played on air for the first time. You can listen to the first here.



Kabuki actor Kanzaburo Nakamura dies at age 57

On December 5, Kanzaburo Nakamura, a top kabuki actor and director who also helped boost the popularity of the ancient Japan theatre tradition in modern times, has died at the age of 57.

Kanzaburo, as he was known in Japan, died early Wednesday in Tokyo of acute respiratory distress syndrome. He revealed in June that he'd been diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

Tributes have pored in for the actor, who was skilled at both tachiyaku (male) and onnagata (female impersonator) roles, and founder of the Heisei Nakamuraza theatre troupe, which performed throughout Japan.

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His goal was to attract younger Japanese fans and spread the appreciation of kabuki worldwide, through performances in cities like New York, Washington, Paris and Berlin.

"I came over bracing myself for a possible storm of booing... but I was glad to hear cheers which eventually turned into whistles," he said following a performance in New York in 2004.

He is survived by his wife, Yoshie, and two sons, both of whom are also kabuki performers.


On December 5, 700 people visited and mourned at his house. Among them was Arashi's Jun Matsumoto (29), who is a former high school classmate of Shichinosuke Nakamura, younger son at his high school age. “He treated me as if I was his son without discrimination.” Although they have different careers as idol and Kabuki actor, “all are the same. Let’s do our best together” was Nakamura's supportive words.

“He scolded me sometimes, but he taught me many things such as about work and private life. All I can do now is supporting Shichinosuke as much as I can.” Matsumoto says with tear in his eyes.

Source: 1, 2

:'( RIP Nakamura...57 is so young. (also, Dec.5 was FNS.)

Dead band continues to suck wallets dry into 2013

2 new Tokyo Jihen releases planned for 2013:
『Golden Time』
- DVD/BluRay of 12 music videos including a new version of 閃光少女.
- Out Feb 27th, 3400/4100 yen.

『Hard Disk』
- 8 Disc CD boxset, containing all their studio albums and a bonus disc.
- bonus「Recovery Disc」has 9 (!!!) new, unpublished tracks.
- LP size box.
- Photos.
- USB stick.
- Out Feb 27th, 21000 yen.