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November 13, 2012, 9:00 PM

Kitamura Kazuki divorces after 19 years of marriage Actor Kitamura Kazuki (43) and his wife have divorced, it has been learned. The news was revealed in this week’s issue of Shukan Josei. Kitamura and his wife have been married since 1993.

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To celebrate her 15th anniversary next April, Hamasaki Ayumi recently started her 5-month consecutive release project with her mini-album, “LOVE” (released November 8th). Her second release will be another mini-album and it will be titled “again“.

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China’s latest pork-barrel prestige project will reportedly take the form of a giant ring, but so pointless is the project that it soon found itself the butt of mass Photoshop mockery. Liaoning province’s 157m tall ring will consume 3000 tons of s...

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Nogizaka46 performs “Seifuku no Mannequin” for the first time by ustar on November 12, 2012 at 4:48 pm On the latest episode of ‘Nogizaka tte Doko? ‘, idol group Nogizaka46 performed their upcoming single, “Seifuku no Mannequin“, for the very firs...

In July the "next stage" of Shōji Kawamori's sci-fi idol anime, AKB0048, was announced for next year, but that's all we had to go on at the time. Now it looks like the pop culture saviors are set to return on January 5, 2013.


At the press conference on Oct 27 to launch the "Johnny World" stage show commemorating his Guiness Word record, Johnny Kitagawa commented about Jin for the first time since the birth of his baby.   The media felt that Johnny's feeling for Jin and...

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Japanese otaku have been delighted to learn they can now stamp all manner of official documents with moe girls thanks to the advent of the “ita-in” seal, with fans busily registering them for use at banks and other official institutions, and some ...


Kirito’s so hot, he’ll make your panties drop as fast as your mana! OOOHHHH! The epic elf quest continues with Leafa, Yui and Kirito on their crazy adventures! So last week she almost discovered Kirito’s MMORPG playing secret, but of course she re...

One Piece fans with some culinary skill will soon be able to cook like Sanji with the help of a themed cook book, due out in Japan November 28th for 1,470 yen ($18. 50). A promo segment for the book aired on Japanese morning TV, cooking some of th...

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Team Ninja is one of the early third party Wii U developers and when we met with studio head Yosuke Hayashi we asked him we he thought about Nintendo’s new console.   "In terms of power, it’s right up there with PS3 and Xbox 360 plus the power to ...

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As of today, the Weekly Jump manga, Katekyo Hitman Reborn! has shot its last bullet. I will admit that I haven't read anything related to Reborn! , but I did adore the concept of having Mafia babies that shoot bullets that can revive others, so th...

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This week’s VS Arashi (VS 嵐)began with a bit of talk about Arashi’s Popcorn Tour and something involving Ohno-san, choreography, and rollerskates. It might actually be more fun to use your imagination on this one than to know what they actually said.

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With Sou Sagara and Kantoku's Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko (The Perverted Prince and the Cat Who Won't Smile)  light novels set to become a TV anime next spring, a new promo offers an early look at the J.

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