Akira Amano’s “Reborn!” manga will be coming to an end in the 50th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine on Monday.
The 41st volume will be published on December 4, and the 42nd and final volume in March.
Although the manga is ending, Weekly Shounen Jump asks Reborn! fans to anticipate Amano’s upcoming work.
In 2010, Viz Media published the 16th volume in North America, and Crunchyroll and Viz Anime have been streaming the anime adaptation outside Japan.
Erina Mano will be releasing a new single, “NEXT TO MYSELF”, on December 12th. The new single will be her last with Hello! Project.
The new single will come in 4 different versions: Regular Edition, a Limited Edition with only a CD, and 2 other Limited Editions that include a DVD.
Erina Mano will be graduating from Hello! Project on February 23rd. The singer will be holding a farewell concert titled “Erina Mano Memorial Concert 2013: OTOME LEGEND ~For the Best Friends” the same day. Tickets go on sale on January 26th.
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Former AKB48 member Atsuko Maeda has opened her own twitter account.
Last week, Maeda announced that she would no longer be updating her personal blog, but was in the process of switching to a new forum to keep fans updated on her life.
The twitter account was opened on October 28th. In less than 24 hours, the singer already has more than 275,000 followers, proving her immense popularity.
AKB48 member Mariko Shinoda was the first person to bring attention to Maeda’s twitter account. The two talked to each other via twitter, with Maeda …
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Perfume’s official fan club, P.T.A., will be allowing international fans into the club on February 14th, 2013.
Prior to this announcement, P.T.A. was only open to people living in Japan. Now, the exclusive content only P.T.A. members have access to will become available to the group’s international fan base for the first time.
Registration for P.T.A. will run from October 26th to November 30th at pta-world.com.
Details about the new fan club such as the price of membership has not been announced.
Koda Kumi will be releasing her 54th single “Koishikute” on December 5th.
The new single will be a winter ballad conveying the pain people go through when they’re hearts are broken.
The B-side track to the single will be a cover of Mayo Okamoto’s “Alone”, a song that Kumi sang when she audition for avex.
The new single will come in a CD Only and a CD+DVD version.
Namie Amuro has revealed the official lyric video for her new single "Damage".
The new video shows a short, 1 minute and 53 second clip of the new song with the lyrics flashing by in a cool, animated style.
The new song will be a high energy, rock inspired track that will be used as the theme song for the upcoming movie "Ougon wo Daite Tobe".
"Damage" will be released on October 31st. Check out the lyric video for the song below:
TBS has announced that it will bring back the popular mystery drama series “ATARU” for a special episode early next year. The drama has SMAP’s Nakai Masahiro playing an autistic savant named Ataru (also known as Chokozai) whose incredible memory is the key to solving various crimes. The series got ratings as high as 21.7% during its broadcast from April to June of this year.
The main cast will naturally stay the same, as Nakai once again teams up with police detectives played by Kitamura Kazuki and Kuriyama Chiaki. The episode’s …
Earlier this year Eiichiro Oda celebrated his success of manga illustration over the span of 15 years by, showcasing his original illustrations at the "One Piece Exhibition." Due to popularity of the event hosted in Tokyo, organisers are adding another event in Osaka.
Below are two commercials promoting the event. Attendees will be able to catch full previews of Oda sketching his famous manga characters step-by-step.
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21-year-old AKB48 member Kitahara Rie (currently part of Team B and sister group SKE48) has landed her first starring role in a theatrical movie. Titled “Joker Game,” the film is yet another entry in the idol-filled “survival game” suspense genre.
Kitahara’s supporting cast includes Takatsuki Sara (15) of the idol group bump.y, Koike Yui (21) of Tomato n’ Pine (also known for her role as Gokai Pink in “Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger”), and D2 members Okubo Shotaro (17), Shiramata Atsushi (18), and Negishi Takuya (16).
Kitahara plays a 3rd-year high school student at a …
A Japanese woman won the title of Miss International Sunday in this year’s contest in Naha, capital of the southern Japan prefecture of Okinawa.
Ikumi Yoshimatsu, a 25-year-old model from Tosu, Saga Prefecture, said, “I wasn’t sure whether I was dreaming or it really happened…I think women will become opinion leaders in the future, and I said in my speech during the contest how I want to work from now on.”
Yoshimatsu is the first Japanese winner of the title since the contest, one of the three major beauty pageants in the …