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Ayumi Hamasaki, illustrated.

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Pop star Ayumi Hamasaki will be teaming up with famous mangaka Akira Toriyama for her upcoming single “Rule/ Sparkle”. Toriyama is best known for his creation of Dragon Ball in 1984. This time round, Toriyama has drawn a likeness of Ayumi Hamasaki that will be printed on the first press CDs and DVDs of this new single. This is his first time drawing an illustration for a music artiste, as well as drawing a real person for a commercial product.

But of course, this collaboration is a result of Hamasaki’s “Rule” being used as the theme song of the worldwide release of the live-action “Dragonball” movie, based on Toriyama’s creation.

The single will go on sale in late February, way ahead of the movie’s release in mid March.

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Written by bumblebeeee

February 3, 2009 at 10:39 pm

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Oguri Shun and Tatsuya Fujiwara in Musashi!

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both Japanese celebrities Oguri Shun and Tatsuya Fujiwara will come together once again to act in a play titled “Musashi”, after collaborating together in year 2003. This play will be staged from 4th March to 19th April, with a total of 54 shows. The tickets for the plays were snapped up in merely 80 minutes after the tickets were on sale on 31st January 10am.

The previous play in which both actors had worked together ended its run years ago with positive comments and feedback, thus I guess everyone is looking forward to them working together for an astoundingly successful performance.

Written by bumblebeeee

February 3, 2009 at 2:43 pm

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