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Hakuya Departs from Poltergeist

J-pop Asia - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:16
Poltergeist announced that drummer Hakuya will leave the band after the live on August 29th.
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Kaya's New Live DVD will Hit the Stores in August

J-pop Asia - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:16
Kaya announced that a new live DVD will drop on August 20th and his band "Schwarz Stein" will release a new single.
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Yeti to Release DVD in October

J-pop Asia - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:46
Visual Kei band Yeti announced the release of its first DVD this October.
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Annotated Manga: Bleach chapter 590

Japan News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:30

What is it with Quincy and creepers? I mean, every army has one or two creepy types, but it seems to me that when Ywach summoned all the "true" Quincy to his side the only place that had them was the madhouse. 

Well, whatever the reason for the Sternritter's unusually high nutball quotient, it seems that Kubo is grooming young Giselle "Gigi" Gewelle for a top spot.

 Bleach chapter 590 screenshot

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ALSDEAD Reveals Details on New Album "IDEA"

J-pop Asia - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:16
Visual Kei band ALSDEAD revealed details on the upcoming album titled "IDEA".
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SMAP to Release New Album And Announces Nationwide Tour

J-pop Asia - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:46
"Mr.S" will be released on September 3rd. Starting from the following day, SMAP will start their nationwide tour "Mr.S -SAIKOU DE SAIKOU NO CONCERT TOUR-", performing for over 1 million guests in 22 locations. This is their first album after 2 years.
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T.M. Revolution To Release New Single "Phantom Pain"

J-pop Asia - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:35
T.M. Revolution will release his new single on September 3rd. This ballad has already been chosen for the CM of Ikedamohando's "Delicare M's", starring Takanori himself.
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BREAKERZ Announce First Countdown Live

J-pop Asia - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:22
"BREAKERZ COUNTDOWN LIVE 2014-2015" will be performed on December 31st at Pacifico Yokohama, this will be BREAKERZ's first new year's eve countdown concert.
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Ufotable's take on Fate/stay night UBW looks hot

Japan News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:00

In what can only be described as a "oh wait, really?" kind of moment, Ufotable revealed this past Sunday that their upcoming new Fate/stay night TV series would be adapting the Unlimited Blade Works route of the video game. I can hear some of you out there making surprised noises, and I bet its because Studio DEEN already did a theatrical version of that very same story.

Well as it turns out, Ufotable doesn't particularly care. Thematically, UBW has a narrative arc that better follows up Fate/Zero's core story.

Aniplex and Ufotable, not content with just revealing the TV series route, also announced a Heaven's Feel theatrical adaptation. Basically all Fate fans win everywhere. 

Check out the trailers above and below and feel free to freak out with the rest of the fandom.

Now about that Tsukihime remake...

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Feast your eyes on two new Sailor Moon dub previews

Japan News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:30

Well played, Viz Media. Right when you've gotten us used to checking YouTube for the latest Sailor Moon-related dub previews, the company decided to upload their newest videos on Hulu instead.

Despite Viz's unexpected move, I'm beginning to like the new Sailor Moon dub even more with each new preview. Kate Higgins (Ami) and Christina Vee (Rei) both did a fantastic job with their roles, which shows that Viz put some thought into choosing the show's English cast. Other than that, Stephanie Sheh's Usagi voice is shaping up nicely, as we hear her take on Sailor Moon's signature line.

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BORN Announces "Son Of A Bitch"

J-pop Asia - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 05:16
On June 26th Visual Kei band BORN held its tour final "〜THE STALIN -SECTION 1-【OSMOSIS】〜" at Shinjuku BLAZE and announced there that a new single will hit the stores at the end of the year.
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Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 38

Japan News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 05:00

It’s time to go back to Kamen Rider Gaim’s main story, and things are about to get fierce again. Is there no more hope for our heroes to triumph over evil? Well, I guess there’s one option that Gaim’s main cast could use to win, but it’s not going to be pretty one.

While Kouta and the gang’ll get to achieve their main objective, they’ll have to deal with an inevitable betrayal before they get the chance to do their victory dance.

 Kamen Rider Gaim episode 38 screenshot

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SDCC '14: Shout! Factory to release Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger on DVD

Japan News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 16:00

Ladies and gentlemen. I would like to announce that hell has frozen over. Why you say? Well, it turns out that Shout! Factory has plans to bring Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger to North America.

As a person who's been wanting to own a Sentai series for a good while, it's great to see that more people in the west'll get to experience the 1992 tokusatsu series that helped give birth to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Not only that, this news is an huge moment in history, since this is the first time that a Super Sentai series gets an uncut DVD release in the west.

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Koda Kumi Reveals Details Of Her Upcoming Single "HOTEL"

J-pop Asia - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:54
Koda Kumi will release her 56th single on August 6th. Her last work is said to be a medium tempo mix of reggae, R&B, hip hop and soul.
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UNiTE. Gains New Drummer and Announces New Single for September

J-pop Asia - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:17
Visual Kei band UNiTE. announced today that a new drummer has joined them and that they will release a new single that will hit the stores in September.
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YG Family Invites Again Fans To Their "YG Family 2014 World Tour: Power in Seoul"

J-pop Asia - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:13
YG Entertainment has been sharing some video teasers featuring its artists' invitations to fans for their "YG Family 2014 World Tour: Power in Seoul". Their second teaser features scenes from "AIA REAL LIFE NOW FESTIVAL 2014" in Jamsil Sports Complex Main Stadium, Seoul held on August 15th and 16th.
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Check out Kamen Rider Drive's gadgets and four-wheeled vehicle

Japan News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:00

Man. What's with all of these heroes getting cars all of the sudden? First it was Ghost Rider, and now 2015's new Rider, Kamen Rider Drive, is following this trend. Are motorcycles going out of style? Whatever the case may be, this new hero might as well call himself Kamen Driver. Then again, Kamen Rider Black RX had a car and a motorbike, so there's a chance that Drive will have his own moto as well.

Based on the upcoming toy-line, our new Rider's sporting a car motif, and his automobile goes by the name of Trideron. Speaking of cars, 2015's Rider'll transform with a belt called -get this- the Drive Driver. Despite the belt's unoriginal name, I love the fact that the Drive Driver is basically a modernized Showa Rider Belt.

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TEEN TOP Add New Locations To Their World Tour

J-pop Asia - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 05:33
"TEEN TOP 2014 World Tour HIGH KICK" now includes several tour dates around South America: Chile and Colombia were added to the dates scheduled in Mexico, Panama and Peru.
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LDH Agency Reveal EXILE's Members New Names

J-pop Asia - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:37
EXILE's agency LDH has announced through their Twitter account that the members changed their names to symbolize the beginning of their "fourth chapter".
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DAIGO STARDUST Announces New Single For Next September

J-pop Asia - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:06
DAIGO, who's soon going to take part to VAMPS' Beast Party, has recently announced that his new single "CHANGE!! / Shinpaishou na Kanojo" will be released on September 10th.
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