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Ai Otsuka doing Winter Olympics’ theme song

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(News Source: Tokyograph)

News have been released that Japanese singer Ai Otsuka will be doing the Winter Olympics’ theme song for Fuji TV, following news that L’Arc En Ciel will be doing so for NHK’s coverage of this event.

Ai Otsuka’s song is titled “Lucky Star” and holds a bright and upbeat tune. This song, which took two and a half months to complete, will be released as her single in 2010 Spring.

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December 21, 2009 at 11:29 am

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amuro power! :D

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For the uninformed, Namie Amuro has just released her newest album on 16 December (which is today) titled “Past < Future”!

And for the Gundam fans, just in case you are thinking that this CD has nothing to do with your anime interest, think again. Because in this album, there is an animated music video for the song “Defend Love” and Namie Amuro is paired up with the iconic character of Amuro Ray from “Mobile Suit Gundam”.

Check this out, like totally.

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December 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm

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hitomi’s pregnant belly on album cover

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Hitomi hits back with her new album “LOVE LIFE2”, with a similar album cover as her previous album “LOVE LIFE”. semi nude, just that this time round, she’s proud of her pregnancy. This shot, is one of Hitomi’s shots when she was pregnant with her baby child in December last year, and she has since given birth to her first kid on December 23.

Quoted Hitomi, “I wanted to be able to show my child as well the beauty of woman at her finest.”

“LOVE LIFE2” is going to be launched on June 24th this year.

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June 6, 2009 at 10:38 pm

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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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February 3, 2009 at 10:39 pm

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KAT-TUN record breaking!

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kattun1024KAT-TUN will become the first artistes to perform seven consecutive nights at the Tokyo Dome from May15 to 21! Rehearsals will be starting 4 days before the actual stint.

The band had set the previous record of a 4-night streak at the Dome last year, and stay tuned to see them go beyond that (; 385, 000 fans are said to be expected at their concerts this time round.

Apparently, Jimmy Jimusho had already begun discussions on the possibility of an extended Tokyo Dome run 2 years back, and this upcoming stint is said to be confirmed last December.

see the stunning KAT-TUN stun japan this summer!

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January 23, 2009 at 11:49 pm

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Do As Infinity not disbanded Infinitely afterall (:

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The popular band, Do As Infinity, is back! =D DAI had disbanded back in 2005 on the fateful day of 29 September and news on their official website reveal that this band will reform on the same day this year.

It is said that this band will focus more on live performances in the future but new materials should be out next spring in 2009. But right up after their much-rejoiced reunion, will be a free show at Yoyogi Park the next day on 30 Sept 2008.

DAI fans, stay tuned (: yosh, now it does sound great that the CD “Do the A Side” lying at my CD rack shall not be the last from Do As Infinity.

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September 1, 2008 at 11:41 pm

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Ayaka’s Sing To The Sky (Previews Only)

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Japanese singer Ayaka released her 2nd album in end June, and within a week, it moved up to the top position on the Oricon charts. (: Kinda liked the style of her new album, her voice still amazes me, and I definitely going to get hold on this album somehow.

Was surfing youtube till I came across this video consisting short previews of the various songs on the album. If you havent heard her before, try it and get impressed!

The song Mikazuki got me hooked back then, and now Ayaka magic (:

On a side note, Ayaka and Kobukuro are coming together for another collaboration after “WINDING ROAD”.. The song “Anata to”  is said to be released this coming fall. The decision for a CD release was made after great fan support after the song was performed live last year during a festival.

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July 3, 2008 at 1:54 am

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