December 27th, 2012

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‘SPEC’ to spawn another movie and drama special next fall


On December 27th, it was finally made official that the popular ‘SPEC’ eries – starring Kase Ryo and Toda Erika will be spawning another movie named ‘SPEC~Close~’ n the fall of 2013. Moreover they announced that there is going to be another TV drama special titled ‘SPEC~Zero~’ round the same time.

‘SPEC’ is about the two special detectives Toma Saya (Toda) and Sebumi Takeru (Kase), who deal with various minor and large-scale cases that are related to people with SPEC (special abilities). Their unique personalities and the exciting main plot has turned the series, including the TV special and the movie, into a huge success.

After the release of the movie ‘SPEC~Ten~‘, there have been many rumors about a possible continuation or maybe even a completely new and third iteration in the actual ‘Keizoku‘ series. Many surveys showed that fans definitely want the series to continue and things seem to have been in set in motion when the first talks about ‘SPEC~Close~’ began appearing on the official Twitter of the popular TV drama ‘ATARU‘, which often featured cameos of the ‘SPEC’ protagonists.

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source: tokyohive | sanspo | Official Movie Website
EDIT: Added image from the Official Drama Website
YESSSSS!!! It's finally confirmed! I hope Nakatani Miki surprises us with a little scene on SPEC~Rei~ :3

Weekly Oricon Chart: Albums/Singles/Music-DVDs


Idol group, Nogizaka46 have topped the singles chart with their 4th single, "Seifuku no Mannequin." This is the first time that they have crossed the 200k mark in the first week, surpassing their previous single, "Hashire! Bicycle" (August this year) which sold 187k in the first week. The group debuted with "Guruguru Curtain" (February this year), and this is their 3rd consecutive no.1 single since their 2nd single, "Oide Shampoo" (May this year). The last time a group has topped the chart for 3 times in a row in their debut year was 6 years ago with KAT-TUN in 2006. As for female acts, Iwasaki Hiromi (in 1975) and NMB48 (in 2011) have previously topped the singles chart 2 times in a row
in their debut year, which makes this a new record for Nogizaka46.

In the albums chart, popular unit, Ikimonogakari have reached the no.1 spot with their first ballad best album, "Baradon." This is their 5th consecutive no.1 album since their 3rd original studio album, "My song Your song" (December 2008). It has been 16 years and 5 months since the last co-ed group has achieved this, which was Southern All Stars with "Southern All Stars" (January 1990) ~ "Young Love" (July 1996). This album includes songs from their debut single, "SAKURA" (March 2006) until the theme song for London 2012 Olympics, "Kaze ga Fuiteiru" (July this year), for a total of 13 ballads.

Meanwhile, popular rock band, Mr.Children have topped both music-DVD and overall DVD charts simultaneously with the live DVD of their 20th anniversary dome tour, "Mr.Children TOUR POPSAURUS 2012." This their 7th consecutive no.1 DVD (and 9 overall), beginning from "Mr.Children "HOME" TOUR 2007 ~in the field~" (August 2008). As for music-DVD, this is their 11th consecutive no.1 (and 11 overall) starting from "wonderful world on DEC 21" (March 2003). The band has now surpassed their own record (tied with Arashi previously with 10) at first place. They have also stretched their 'no.1 music-DVD in consecutive years' record to 9 (2005~2013), with Koda Kumi at second place with 8 consecutive years.

In addition, Mr.Children have achieved the no.1 spot in the music-BD chart with the Blu-Ray version. It has sold 47,824 copies for a DVD+BD total of 109,371 copies. This has surpassed the first week sales of the previous Blu-Ray, "Mr.Children STADIUM TOUR 2011 SENSE -in the field-."

Posting the top 30 albums/singles and the top 10 music-DVDs. The second column in the top 10 refers to sales in 2013. New release in bold. Bonus: Also posting the top 10 music-BDs.

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Music-BD chart usually has low numbers, most of the times under 1000 copies even the top 10. But this week is a good week IMO, so whether or not the chart is posted here in the future will depend on the numbers.

Even though I don't like this release by Iki, still congrats to them. Especially congrats to Mr.Children for being consistent with their DVD and Blu-Ray sales. :)

Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Crystal Kay and EXILE members collab to form DANCE EARTH PARTY

For the past couple years, EXILE member USA has been working on his life project, "DANCE EARTH". In which he explores the roots and essence of dance all around the world. It came to him when he realised that dance is a common universal language. During his time of exploration during 2008 to 2010, he released two photobooks and DVDs. He had visited Sedona in Arizona, Senegal, Ibiza, Tanzania, Kenya, Bali, India, Jamaica and Chicago.

Continuing with his life project, he has produced a stage play based on his work. The name of the stage play is "DANCE EARTH ~Seimei no Kodou~". According to the LDH website, the plot is

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PSY Appears as Violent Rapist in Japanese Comic Book, South Koreans Enraged

While Gangnam Style never took off in Japan many people in the country are still well aware of its success.

However, given recent political tensions between Japan and Korea, and a general mutual loathing between the internet communities of both countries, Japan’s reaction to the Korean superstar’s rise to fame has been more cynical than congratulatory.

Normally, Korea wouldn’t care; after all, they’re the ones who produced the most popular video in the history of the internet. But when the Korean media discovered a Japanese manga that parodies PSY as a member of a Korean gang that abducts, tortures, and eventually rapes a group of Japanese high school girls, the internet masses erupted in fury.

The manga is titled Samuge-sō no Kimchi na Kanojo and is an erotic dōjinshi (self-published fan comic) based on the light novel and anime series Sakura-sō no Pet na Kanojo.

While the release date isn’t until December 31, a single page uploaded to the internet as a preview shows a chubby Korean man in sunglasses and a suit and bow tie yelling “Gangnam Style!” as he delivers a swift knee to the gut of the male protagonist of the anime series, Sorata Kanda.

The comic is meant to parody a controversy that occurred last month when, during a scene in the 6th episode of the anime, Sorata cooks and serves a bowl of samgyetang, a traditional Korean soup consisting of a whole young chicken.

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Source: News Search China, Kaijisoku NSFW) & rocketnews24