March 16th, 2013

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BENI is BACK! , with original material this time!




BENI will be releasing her first single in over a year, her last one being Eien back in January of 2012. The new single is called さつきあめ ( Satsuki Ame) which is an intimate ballad with lyrics written by herself and featuring pianist Satoru Shionoya and will be dropping April 24. Check the covers below which feature her latest haircut.

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omg precious angel of music is coming back to bless our ears !

Final Fantasy Versus XIII outfit designer lists game as “Final Fantasy 15″

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Japanese fashion brand Roen, which provided costume design work on Final Fantasy Versus XIII, is listing the upcoming Square Enix RPG as “Final Fantasy 15” on its official website’s biography page.

How do we know it’s Final Fantasy Versus XIII and not a different game called Final Fantasy XV? The work was done in 2008, when publisher Square Enix announced its partnership with Roen. And Versus XIII is nowhere to be found in the company’s history.

According to the Wayback Machine, the page has listed Final Fantasy XV since last July, at least. It’s interesting that it hasn’t been picked up until now.



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Dempagumi.inc to release their new single “DenDenPassion” on March!



It has been announced that Dempagumi.inc will release their new single “DenDenPassion” on March 29th!
The title track of it, DenDenPassion, was produced by Tamaya2060%(Wienners) & Hata Aki who also participated in the popular song ”DemparadeJAPAN” !

The single will come with CD+DVD edition, GAME edition and Regular edition. In addition of that, they will provide 6 editions which features each of 6 members!

Each artwork of the members’ editions are served from all six different creators.

Anyway, check the track list below!

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Japanese idol group “UP UP GIRLS” does the Harlem Shake


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Japanese idol group “Up Up Girls” does the popular internet meme Harlem Shake. They then uploaded four versions. Up Up Girls, is a Japanese idol group unit consisting of seven former Hello! Pro Kenshuusei members under UP-FRONT PROMOTION.

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They needed to stop after the first one tbh.

Tao Tsuchiya to play dual roles in live-action “Arcana” film

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On Friday it was announced that Yua Kotegawa’s manga Arcana is being adapted into a live-action movie starring Tao Tsuchiya in a dual role.

This will mark the first starring role for Tsuchiya, whose career has been slowly building steam since making her film debut in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Tokyo Sonata in 2008 and following it up with an appearance in Yojiro Takita’s Sanpei the Fisher Boy in 2009. More recently, her acting in Suzuki Sensei has been praised by many of the staff members involved.

The original Arcana manga was serialized in Weekly Young Jump from 2000-2001. The story is set in a world where it’s possible for “doppelgangers” to split off from a human and live separately from the the original version of themselves. Tsuchiya will play both “Maki” and “Satsuki”.

Masataka Nakagauchi, who’s primarily a stage actor, will play Murakami, a detective who meets an amnesiac hospital patient named Maki during an investigation. He soon discovers Maki has the ability to communicate with spirits of the dead that tell her how to solve crimes. The pair team up to stop a mass murderer and Murakami finds himself falling in love. Eventually, Maki’s true nature is revealed, as well as her connection to Satsuki.

Other cast members include Goro Kishitani and Mitsuki Tanimura in prominent supporting roles.

The film will mark the directorial debut of Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, who’s previously worked as an assistant director under Takashi Miike and Ryuichi Hiroki.

A release is slated for this fall. Preceding the theatrical release, a short film starring Tokimi Fukami and Taro Suwa called “Arcana Short Movie ~Doppleganger 3D~” will air on SKY PerfecTV! on March 24.



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LEAK ALERT , FIRST LOOK AT KODA KUMI'S JAPONESQUE TOUR



Koda Kumi has begun her newest tour ~ Japonesque 2013~, the tour is in support of her last number one studio album and it includes many her oldest past hits as well. The tour taking from its name is steeped in Japanese traditional imagery with a distinct Kuu flair of ero-kawaii.


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[SET LIST ( OMG JUICY!!!)]set list:


01 So Nice
02 D.D.D.
03 Jounetsu
04 Ai wo Tomenaide
05 Sayonara no Mukougawa
06 KO-SO-KO-SO
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07 V.I.P.
08 Pink Spider
09 ESCALATE
10 Slow
11 Dance Part 1
12 Black Cherry ~ JUICY Remix ~ Hot Stuff Remix ~ TABOO
13 Dance Part 2
Special Collaboration
Cutie Honey
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14 Alone
15 Koishikute
16 darling -acoustic ver-
17 Ai no Uta
18 Brave
19 Koyoi no Tsuki no You ni
20 IN THE AIR
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21 Boom Boom Boys
22 Bling Bling Bling
23 No Man's land
24 Outside Fishbow ~ FREAKY ~ Selfish ~ Love Me Back
25 BE MY BABY
26 Poppin'love cocktail
ENCORE
27 Lady Go
28 Lovely
29 Shake Hip!
30 All for you
31 walk



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OMG WHO DO I HAVE TO SELL MY SOUL TO GO

NINKI ratings for the week of 18/3~24/3/2013

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Looks like we'll be getting quite a weak week next week, with the exception of maybe HKT48 or T-ARA (they have 10 versions this time). I wonder how HKT will do.

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