AKB48′s Kojima Haruna is the cover girl for fashion & beauty magazine Anan’s 2012 sex issue
Comments: I have no idea what this magazine is but praise Jebus for this photo shoot. Pictures say so much more than any words I can say so I will refrain from saying anything further other than, “Yum!”
A teaser trailer for the upcoming Dragonball Z animated movie has been released
This movie will take place between the Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT series and will be in theaters March 30, 2013. The author of the original Dragon Balls series, Toriyama Akira will be deeply involved in script writing.
Comments: One, yay for this being an animated feature instead of a sequel to the disaster that was the live action adaptation. Two, awesome that Toriyama will be involved with the script.
2013 is looking pretty sweet for the resurgence of old anime series.
SCANDAL hinting at world tour?
There is a cryptic message and a countdown on SCANDAL’s Scandal-4 website. The countdown will end on August 26th.
Comments: Speculation is that this is their world tour announcement. If you look at the message on the site it appears to be something along those lines. I only hope it’s next year sometime. I would love to see SCANDAL again, but I need time to save money after flying to Tokyo for AKB48.
Another SKE48 member graduating
SKE48 Team S member Hirata Rikako will be graduating from the group to pursue a career as a reporter. The 23 year old announced this during SKE48′s stage show Seifuku no Me on August 7th.
Comments: Uh… Who?
Momoiro Clover Z holding a Christmas Live
Momoiro Clover Z will be holding a Christmas live called ‘Momoiro Christmas 2012 Saitama Super Arena Taikai‘ on December 24th and 25th at Saitama Super Arena. This year’s ‘Momoiro Christmas’ will be held over a period of two days and it will be the third consecutive year they will be doing Momoiro Christmas.
Comments: If this is anything like their regular concerts I’m guessing this will be a pretty kick ass time. Definitely something for you idol fans who are going to be in Japan during that time of year to think about as part of your plans.
Girls’ Generation postage stamps are becoming a hit in South Korea
Reports are that “Personal Girls’ Generation Post Stamps” were prepared to be sold at 10AM (KST) on August 9th and within one hour, 600 post stamps were sold, out of 1,200.
Comments: Well here’s your opportunity to lick your favorite member of SNSD without getting arrested. Get your friends in South Korea to order you a set or five.
Chad Future to make his debut on August 13th
Comments: I thought Heart2Heart was a joke but apparently not, as one of the members of that group Chad Future is making a solo debut. After looking at the trailers for his song there seems to be a strong G-Dragon influence I think.
To be honest, if dudes songs are as good as G-Dragon’s I’ll give this guy a serious listen. I know a lot of people are like what the hell is this white boy doing trying to be all Korean and stuff. But hey, if what he’s doing is actually a decent product, who are we to judge whether he’s being a Koreaboo or not?
If this ends up being utter shit, well then… All bets are off.
2NE1 Global Tour
Comments: Want to go, want to go, want to go! But I’ll be in Tokyo during that time. Sadness. Oh well, there’s still Big Bang in November. If you haven’t got your tickets for this yet, what are you waiting for?