[Philippines] BoA’s US Debut Single “Eat You Up” performed by the Sexbomb Dancers at Eat Bulaga!!!

I was in my Geography1 class yesterday at 1pm, when suddenly, my friends Kiel and Levin texted me that the Sexbomb Dancers were performing BoA’s “Eat You Up.” I totally screamed in my classroom and I found it hard to be breathe. I even felt my tears form in my eyes! I was THAT happy and surprised! Come on, it’s Eat Bulaga. Every Filipino knows Eat Bulaga! And BoA’s song was performed! Kyaaaa~

And since I didn’t want to cause anymore commotion in the classroom, I went out and that’s where I jumped and jumped with joy. I even called Kiel to tell me the details – if they danced BoA’s steps, did they perform the whole song, etc. Hehe.

Here’s the vid for that. See for yourself:

It’s short but sweet ^_^

[J-Pop] KAT-TUN’s Tanaka joins “Hissatsu Shigotonin”

Koki Tanaka of popular group KAT-TUN has just been revealed as an addition to the cast of the TV Asahi drama series “Hissatsu Shigotonin 2009.”

The period drama, which is continuing from last season, initially starred Shonentai’s Noriyuki Higashiyama, TOKIO’s Masahiro Matsuoka, and Kanjani8’s Tadayoshi Okura. Tanaka will play the successor to Okura’s character, which is no longer on the show.

Tanaka will make his first appearance on the April 24 episode.


[J-Pop] Puffy covers Sugar for “Konkatsu!” theme

With Fuji TV’s drama series “Konkatsu!” starting on Monday night, the network has just officially announced that the show’s theme song is being done by pop duo Puffy.

Since the series revolves around the theme of marriage, the song is called “Wedding Bell.” It is a cover of the 1981 debut single of the 3-member girl group Sugar.

Puffy’s version of the tune will be included on their upcoming album “Bring it!,” scheduled to go on sale June 17.


[K-Pop] 2NE1 to have special debut!

Group 2NE1 will have a special debut.

With their upcoming debut in May, it is said that ‘female Big Bang‘ 2NE1 will debut via a special method/channel. And their company YG Entertainment is currently working this top secret debut method.

A YG representative said on the 20th, “2NE1 will have a special debut, different what from normally groups or singers will do. We still cannot reveal much about their debut yet.”

Already, the group has received great popularity with their collboration with Big Bang on the CM song ‘Lollipop’. With the effect of group Big Bang working for them, it is said that this group will be one of the best newcomer group of 2009.

And now, with a special debut way planned for them, more attention will be put on this newcomer group.

Meanwhile, the song ‘Lollipop’ is hogging the #1 positions on various music charts. Not only that, the song is also doing very well winning the #1 positions on various caller ringtone and bell song charts – one of the most successful CM songs released.

source: kbites

[RPG] Final Fantasy VII: ACC Sells 100K+ BDs on 1st Day

The three versions of the computer-animated Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete feature have reportedly sold over 100,000 Blu-ray Discs on April 16, their first day of release in Japan. By comparison, the following are the top-selling anime Blu-ray Discs in Japan in all of 2008:

1 Macross Frontier #1 34,742
2 Macross Frontier #2 27,137
3 Macross Frontier #3 25,479
4 Macross Frontier #4 22,731
5 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 #1 19,134
6 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 #2 16,014
7 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 #3 14,986
8 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 #4 13,520
9 Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro 13,346
10 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time 9,162

Advent Children Complete is the new edition of Square Enix’s computer-animated feature that recounts the story after the Final Fantasy VII role-playing game. Sales of Advent Children Complete were buoyed by the bundling of the Final Fantasy XIII game demo in some versions. It also includes 30 minutes of new footage, the anime adaptation of the Final Fantasy VII spinoff novelette On the Way to a Smile Episode: Denzel, and the new “Safe and Sound” theme song performed by original theme song singer Kyosuke Himuro and My Chemical Romance band co-founder Gerard Way. Advent Children Complete will ship in North America in June.

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[J-Pop] Nakamura Masato (DCT) and Onaga Maki (High&Mighty Color) are expecting a baby!

Happy news for Dreams Come True musician Nakamura Masato (50). It was announced yesterday that his wife, former High and Mighty Color vocalist Onaga Maki (21), is expecting their first child. No date was given, but Nakamura is expected to make a formal announcement on his blog today. The couple married in June of last year and “Maakii,” as she is known to fans, said at the time that she would quit the music business. She joined the existing heavy metal band Anti Nobunaga – made up of fellow Okinawa natives Sassy, mACKRz, Gasuto, Meg and Yuusuke – in 2004 and they changed their name. The following year the made their major label debut with the hit single “Pride,” which was the opening theme for the popular anime series “Gundam Seed Destiny.” During Onaga’s three and a half years, the band released 14 singles and five albums and they performed in the U.S. in 2006-07. The band auditioned for a new female vocalist at the end of last year. Dreams Come True, made up of Nakamura and vocalist Yoshida Miwa (44), are one of J-pop’s most popular and successful acts.