August 2016 archive

Ai Takahashi to release new style book 30

The always energetic former leader of Morning Musume will release her new fashion style book titled 30 in September 2016. Includes Takahashi’s fashion and makeup tips plus private photos.

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Puzzle & Dragons announces NA Rurouni Kenshin collabo

Gung Ho North America has announced the launch date of the highly-anticipated Rurouni Kenshin collaboration, with special characters and dungeons available from September 5 – September 19. The insanely popular mobile game has achieved over 10 million downloads, and recent North America collaborations have included Batman v. Superman, Final Fantasy, and Fist of the North …

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MInami Takahashi (AKB48) to release solo album Aishitemo Ii Desu Ka?

Ex-AKB48 member Minami Takahashi will release her solo debut album Aishitemo Ii Desu Ka? on October 12, including 12 tracks and a bonus music video DVD in the limited edition.

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FES☆TIVE are first Japanese artists to perform on popular Indonesian SCTV show Inbox

FES☆TIVE released their first album Wasshoi Record on July 27, and the matsuri-themed idol group has received offers to perform at Japanese Festivals in Thailand and Hong Kong. They are slated to perform as the main act of The University of Indonesia’s Japan Fest, GELAR JEPANG22. On August 19, the group traveled to Indonesia to …

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Nissy – Happening (MV)

Nissy (AAA) delivers some ultra smooth R&B vocals and slick dance moves in the music video for “Happening”. Adorable smile, and a cool attitude (*not sure if carrying a banana in the suit jacket is a plus…?).

Starmarie to perform Fantasy Show one-man live in December

Fantasy Unit STARMARIE performed their solo show, “FANTASY CIRCUS ~Chapter 3: Spell Of The Book~” on August 21 at Shinagawa Stellar Ball. Based around theme of a mystical “book that should never be opened”, the group performed a set of 22 cerebral and fantastical songs. The group performed together with a band for the first …

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Namie Amuro contributes songs to Death Note film sequel

Namie Amuro has announced that her new songs “Dear Diary” and “Fighter” have been chosen as the theme song and as one of the featured songs in the new movie “Death Note Light up the NEW world”, set to be released on October 29. The CD single of “Dear Diary / Fighter” will also be …

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FAKY members star in web drama Are You OK?

FAKY members Mikako, Anna, Lil’ Fang, Akina stars in a new interactive web drama “Are You OK?”, which allows players to choose the direction of the story. In addition to acting, the members also provided the theme song, “Are You OK?” The trailer shows a young woman’s (played by FAKY’s Mikako) journey through city life, …

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E-Girls unit ShuuKaRen to release debut CD in October

ShuuKaRen, a unit consisting of Shuuka Fujii (E-girls/Flower) and Karen Fujii (E-girls/Happiness), will release their debut CD Universe on October 5, 2016. The limited edition consists of a CD and a DVD, and features a 52-page magazine. The two performers released a fashion photo book earlier this year, titled Antithese.

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FEMM teams up with Takashi Okada for ISETAN ART & CREATION 2016

Japanese mannequin pop duo FEMM has teamed with graphic designer Takashi Okada for a limited-run promotional campaign in Tokyo’s Shunjuku district titled ISETAN ART & CREATION 2016, running August 10-22 at the Isetan deparment store. Information at: http://www.isetanguide.com/20160810/art/ FEMM’s Riri and Lulu have revealed a special photo shoot for the campaign, along with a mind-bending …

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