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BTS Unveiled ‘Manga’ Jacket for Upcoming 3rd Japanese Single “Danger”

J-pop Asia - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 07:30
The boys from seven member hip-hop act BTS in collaboration with manga artist “Tokyo Tribes” Santa Inoue have unveiled a monochrome jacket for its upcoming 3rd Japanese single “Danger – Japanese Ver.-”
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Zyuranger's English DVD cover art features too much blue

Japan News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:00

It's been a good while since Shout! Factory announced their plan to release Zyuranger on DVD, and the company has revealed an image of the show's cover art. Based on the design, the cover doesn't look too bad-- even if the color blue dominates the image. Considering that the show's title screen and eye-catchers were mostly blue, the designers were able to pick a color that matched the series' design. Also, I found it neat that they added the caption "Before Power Rangers there was..." to the top of the piece, since it shows that the Sentai franchise has been around for a long time.

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Ikimonogakari Announces 10th Anniversary Tour

J-pop Asia - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:35
Ikimonogakari will embark on a commemorative 10th anniversary tour starting on March 14, 2015.
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AOA To Release 3rd Single Of 2014 In November

J-pop Asia - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:27
AOA will be releasing its 3rd single of 2014 during the 2nd week of November.
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First Impressions: Log Horizon 2

Japan News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:00

We neglected to cover Log Horizon back when it debuted, beyond first look by Karen, who came away distinctly unimpressed. That was a missed opportunity, because, like many a good show, Log Horizon was very much a slow, thoughtful burn in ways that its other peers in the burgeoning "Trapped In A Videogame" anime subgenres were not.

In fact, for many a longtime online RPG player, myself included, Log Horizon was the show they were hoping to see when Sword Art Online and its ilk opened the floodgates: An anime that knew and cared about how MMORPGs work, and more importantly, used that knowledge to enhance the story it told.

Now that we're into the second season, I'm happy to report that that's still the case.

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BACK DROP BOMB Announces New Album "Loftinaction"

J-pop Asia - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:40
1 year and 10 months since their last mini album "59days Preface", BACK DROP BOMB is now set to release a new album titled "Loftinaction" in the month of December!
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FLOWER FLOWER to Release First Album

J-pop Asia - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:22
FLOWER FLOWER announced that they will be releasing their first album titled "Mi" on the 26th of November! This is also the band's first physical release as their previously released singles were all digital.
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MAN WITH A MISSION Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Best Album

J-pop Asia - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:52
MAN WITH A MISSION will be celebrating their 5th anniversary in 2015! The wolves will be releasing a best album titled "5 Years 5 Wolves 5 Souls".
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Ladies' Codes Members Ashley & Zuny Discharged From Hospital, Sojung Transferred To New One

J-pop Asia - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:30
After spending nearly 2 months in the hospital, Ladies' Codes' members Ashley & Zuny have been discharged from the hospital. Sojung has been transferred to a hospital closer to her family.
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Beast Revealed Short Video for Japanese-lyrics Song ‘Kimi wa dou?’: Watch Inside

J-pop Asia - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:10
K-pop idol group Beast has revealed a short version of music video for its’ highly anticipated Japanese release “Kimi wa dou?”
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ex-HeaRt Members are Back in the Scene

J-pop Asia - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:16
This is interesting news, especially for everyone who remembers HeaRt: Three of the band's members are back in the scene!
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RevleZ to Release New Single Titled "DIVINITY"

J-pop Asia - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:46
Visual Kei band RevleZ will release its 4th single this November. check out more details on it!
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Trademark no Jutsu: 2015's Sentai series gets a title

Japan News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:00

We have a few weeks until October returns to the shadows, and it's time to learn about the 39th Sentai show's title. Going by the name of Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, the next installment in the franchise'll likely feature a ninja motif.

Come to think of it, this motif might result in a team-up film where the Hurricanger and the Kakuranger make an appearance, since it's a good opportunity to have three ninja-themed Sentai teams on screen. Seeing that the Kyoryuger got to join forces with the Abaranger and the Zyuranger in Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters, there's a small chance the Ninninger could receive a similar treatment down the road.

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Calmando Qual Announces Best Album

J-pop Asia - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:26
Calmando Qual announced a best album that contains tracks released since the band's formation in 2001.
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Hello Venus Adds New Members Ahead Of Comeback

J-pop Asia - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:44
Hello Venus has added 2 new members, Seoyoung and Yeoreum, to its line up ahead of their impending comeback.
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First Impressions: Shirobako

Japan News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:00

Shirobako is many things--a story about a struggling animation studio, an anime production starting to go haywire, the promise of five young women in the pursuit of their dreams, and that is just to list a few. Shirobako, to me, is the love letter of the anime creation process as shared and dramatized by the same creators to the people that watch it. Still, it's an anime about an anime. How much that speaks to each of us has a lot more to do with who we are rather than what Shirobako is, so this special anime starts out on an usual note.

 Shirobako screenshot

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HOLYCLOCK Comes Back from Short Hiatus with New Single

J-pop Asia - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:16
Japanese band HOLYCLOCK announced earlier this year that it will pause live performances in August but soon the band will be back - with a new single.
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SID to Release Winter Single in December

J-pop Asia - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 03:00
Japanese band SID announced the release of a new single titled "White tree" that will drop in December.
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Misaruka Reveals Details on New Album "The Butterfly Effect"

J-pop Asia - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:46
Waiting for new music of misaruka? The band's new album will be released in January but since today you can already listen to the preview!
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