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amazarashi to Release New Full Album After Three Years

J-pop Asia - 5 hours 43 min ago
Japanese band amazarashi announced to release a new full album after three years.
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Daehan Drama Awards 2014. Bring Your Favourite Korean Actors to UK

J-pop Asia - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 14:12
London Korean Drama Club is the first official club that unites K-drama fans from all over United Kingdom.
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Vallquar to Officially Disband

J-pop Asia - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:46
Visual Kei band Vallquar announced to disband at the end of the year.
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Wolf Girl & Black Prince Debuting in October And Released First Video Promo

J-pop Asia - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:19
Ayaka Hatta's popular shoujo manga, Wolf Girl & Black Prince which has hit a 2.5 million print run in Japan will make its debut in October 2014. It has released its first video promo of the shoujo anime adaptation few days ago. Check it out and discover some familiar voices behind the characters!
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GLAY Upcoming Single Chosen As The Opening Of "Daiya no A" Anime

J-pop Asia - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:11
GLAY's new song "Hashire! Mirai", which will be included in their upcoming double A side single "Hyakka Ryoukan / Hashire! Mirai", has been chosen as the opening song for TV Tokyo's anime "Daiya no A" ("Ace of Diamond").
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Japanator Eats: Green Tea Snacks Part 3

Japan News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:00

Final installment of the green tea series is up for your viewing pleasure. It was a heck of a ride tasting all the green tea snacks that I got my hands on. Some were great, and some, were not that great...

The main thing though is, just get out there and try something new. You never know when you will find that new favorite snack.

 Green Tea Snacks Part 3 screenshot

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MIYAVI Reveal Teaser For Upcoming Release "Real?"

J-pop Asia - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 04:28
As we previously announced you, MIYAVI's upcoming single "Real?" is going to be released on September 10th. On the same day, he will release a live and documentary DVD called "MIYAVI, THE GUITAR ARTIST -SLAP THE WORLD TOUR 2014-"
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New Character in "Durarara!! x2" 7th Visual

J-pop Asia - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:55
The seventh key visual was released recently for the upcoming second season of "Durarara!!" and it features a new character.
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SMAP Reveals "Mr.S -SAITEI DE SAIKOU NO OTOKO-" Short PV

J-pop Asia - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:00
After announcing that they will be releasing a new album, SMAP has revealed the short PV for their song "Mr.S -SAITEI DE SAIKOU NO OTOKO-".
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Ryosuke Yamada of Hey! Say! JUMP To Appear In His First Starring Movie

J-pop Asia - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:07
Hey! Say! JUMP's Ryosuke Yamada will be playing the lead role in the upcoming live action film adaptation of the manga "Assassination Classroom".
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Guitarist Mayu Returns to DaizyStripper

J-pop Asia - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:05
It has been revealed at DaizyStripper's tour final at Akasaka BLITZ today that guitarist Mayu will resume activities at the end of the year.
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Super Junior Leeteuk Lost 8 kg Weight & Revealed the Cause: See Inside

J-pop Asia - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:35
Prior to comeback, the member of K-pop idol group Super Junior Leeteuk lost 8 kg. For now his weight is 57 kg.
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AKB48 Members Volunteer at Japanese Red Cross event

J-pop Asia - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:48
AKB48 members Kizaki Yuria and Kashiwagi Yuki appeared at the Japanese Red Cross campaign "JOIN! Seikijuji wa, Anata no Chikara wo Matteiru." The event was held at Sophia University's Yotsuya campus in Tokyo.
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ex-AYABIE's Yumehito Forms New Band

J-pop Asia - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:36
ex-AYABIE's Yumehito just announced that he has formed a new band that will hold its first live in September.
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D Announces New Album and will Go on Hiatus

J-pop Asia - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:23
Visual Kei band D just announced at its live at Akasaka BLITZ that a new album will drop later this year - and that the band will go on hiatus.
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Codomo Dragon Announces First Live DVD

J-pop Asia - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:46
Visual Kei band Codomo Dragon announced the release of its very first live DVD that will drop in October.
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This corgi's costume is over 9,000

Japan News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:19

Cosplay? Corgsplay?

With their long shape, oversized head, and ridiculous features, Welsh Corgis make the best costume dogs. And as members of the herding dog group, they're a perfect fit as scouter users.

I almost couldn't believe the patience in the eyes of this dog when I first came across the Imgur posting (thanks, dragonet111). 

Look in the background: the corgi's owner also has a matching costume!

This corgi's costume is over 9,000 screenshot

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Annotated Anime: Sword Art Online II episode 8

Japan News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 06:00

It seems that A-1 might be in the clear right now. And to think that the BoB tournament was the key to helping Sword Art Online II move in the right direction. However, my main concern right now is that the Phantom Bullet Arc won't take up an entire season. Based on the direction the show is taking, this event might be the one to determine the storyline's actual length.

 Sword Art Online II episode 8 screenshot

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Happy Birthday, Makoto Kikuchi!

Japan News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:00

Makoto Kikuchi, from The Idolm@ster series, celebrates her birthday on August 29th. It'll be her ninth annual celebration this year as the maturing arcade-turned-multimedia franchise kicked off its 9th year via a full length feature film. The Idolm@ster movie hits home video in Japan in October. On top, there's the Puchim@s shorts and a new flagship game out this past May, The Idolm@ster: One For All.

With the series seeing a resurgence, both old and new fans came together to celebrate with well wishes and fan works. Take a look.

Happy Birthday, Makoto Kikuchi! screenshot

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