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Momoiro Clover Z's Reni Takagi Opens Up About Injury

J-pop Asia - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:14
Momoiro Clover Z member Reni Takagi has opened up about her recent injury for the first time.
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Japanator Live: Sal gets his revenge on Chantelise's last boss

Japan News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 13:30

[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.]

With Chroma Squad's three story routes complete, Sal is ready to take on Chantelise's final boss again. Now that he's found a better defensive item, there's a slight chance that he could turn the tables on this deadly foe. If not, then he can always hunt down the game's hidden treasures.

Will Sal succeed in helping Chante and Lise accomplish their goal or will he fail miserably again? Find out at 9:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on Japanator's Twitch channel to see if his new plan will grant him victory.

If this battle ends quicker than expected, then Sal plans to embark on his next journey, which might be related to a certain game series by the company known as Falcom. 

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Big Bang's Daesung & T.O.P Narrowly Escape Potentially Serious Injury During Weekend Concert

J-pop Asia - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:24
Big Bang members Daesung and T.O.P could have suffered serious injuries over the weekend when the two stood over fireworks that were seconds away from going off.
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First Impressions: Ultraman X episodes 1-2

Japan News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:00

For a good while, my only experience with the Ultra franchise was Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends, which was directed by Koichi Sakamoto (Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger and Ultraman Ginga S’ Director). Honestly, I’m still baffled by the fact that I didn't invest in the series back then. I mean, the movie had guys in suits knocking guys in rubber monster costumes through planets; therefore making it a good reason for me to check out the other titles.

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Wonder Girls Releases Comeback Group Images

J-pop Asia - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 20:50
The Wonder Girls has announced that its comeback album, titled "Reboot", will be released on August 3.
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SCANDAL Announces New Single "Sisters"

J-pop Asia - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 19:43
SCANDAL has announced that it will be releasing a new single titled "Sisters".
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Jun Ji-Hyun Is Expecting a Baby!

J-pop Asia - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 05:07
My Love from Another Star actress Jun Ji Hyun is 10 weeks pregnant.
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UVERworld Set to Release Latest Single in August

J-pop Asia - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 04:43
UVERworld has announced an August 26 single release.
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Week Ender - Virtual Reality Edition

Japan News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 08:00

This week's Week Ender is all about the Virtual Reality and the great worlds beyond that VR brings us that are great settings for fantasy action anime. There's always something interesting with characters from a world similar to our own be thrust into a fantasy world that is familiar yet different.

So let's strap on those VR headsets and jump into a different world that may just be too real.

Is there an ending from a VR themed anime that I didn't include? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know! 

Week Ender - Virtual Reality Edition screenshot

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Details on VAMPS' California Live Shows Revealed

J-pop Asia - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 02:56
Japanese rock band VAMPS is scheduled to perform in Los Angeles and San Francisco this October following their Latin America concert tours starting in late September.
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Aqua Timez to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Two Special Album Releases

J-pop Asia - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 02:28
Aqua Timez will be celebrating their 10th anniversary by releasing two best-of albums at the same time this August.
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MISIA Cancels Conert Due To Poor Health

J-pop Asia - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:22
MISIA has cancelled her live concert this weekend due to poor health.
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Here's a quick sample of Animator Expo's Third Season

Japan News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:00

At last, the Japan Animator Expo project has uploaded a trailer for their upcoming season. From the looks of it, the third installment sounds like it'll be better than ever. I mean, we get to see another Tsuburaya hero get the anime short treatment.

Based on the list of the newer shorts was revealed a week ago, I can't wait to see how Akitoshi Yokoyama (Eva and Summer Wars' Key Animation) will handle the Giant of Light. Of course, a new animation that features Daoko is another fine treat to look forward to.

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Otakon 2015 is upon us!

Japan News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 04:00

Otakon 2015 is upon us! East Coast's largest anime con will roll out in full force tomorrow and throughout the weekend. As if it's easing its way into a 4-day event, Otakon's Matsuri even starred Back-On to perform some songs to get things going early. 

Otakon 2015 is upon us! screenshot

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Stellar Originally Asked to Perform "Vibrato" In Thongs

J-pop Asia - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:30
Stellar revealed that the group's company originally planned to have the group perform its new single "Vibrato" while wearing thongs.
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First Impressions: GATE episodes 1-3

Japan News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:00

Confession time: When I first set out to write about GATE, I was actually prepared to defend it. That's a weird stance to take with regards to a program I had yet to even watch, I'll admit, but I really was about to get all political about the whole thing. Perhaps it was because some folks out there were insisting that GATE was some kind of propaganda tool for the dread specter of Japanese militarism that got my goat up, ready to act irrationally defensive simply as a way to displaying contrast to what I perceived to be a pack of self-righteous jerks.

Thankfully, I didn't need to resort to my prepared talking points, at least not based on GATE's first three episodes. And while it is true that one would be hard-pressed to find an anime that's friendlier to Japan's armed forces and the notion that they can be used (which is itself a political hot potato at its core), it's hardly secret propaganda.

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Arashi's Satoshi Ohno Opens 2nd Solo Art Exhibit After 7 Years

J-pop Asia - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:39
Arashi member Satoshi Ohno has opened his solo art exhibition in Tokyo, marking the idol's 1st solo exhibit in 7 years.
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Check out this year's top-tier Sumo fashion crazes

Japan News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 08:00

Thanks to a YouTuber Kintamayama and his wonderful sumo coverage, we got a rare look at the ceremonial Kesho-Mawashi, or entrance ceremony belts that the sumo wrestlers are wearing in the current sumo wrestling tournament held in Nagoya. Japan.

Check out this year's top-tier Sumo fashion crazes screenshot

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Release Halloween-Themed Single

J-pop Asia - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:25
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's latest single "Crazy Party Night ~Pumpkin no Gyakushu~" is set to release on September 2nd.
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Singer & Voice Actress BECCA to Perform at Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival 2015 in Los Angeles

J-pop Asia - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:00
Twenty-six-year-old musician BECCA will be performing and judging in the upcoming Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival 2015 at Los Angeles this August.
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