Popular Japanese Comic "detective Conan" To Go On Hiatus

Popular Japanese comic

The long-running Japanese serial comic "Detective Conan" ("Meitantei Konan") will go on hiatus starting this month due to health concerns of its author and illustrator Gosho Aoyama, a notice in the installment released Wednesday announced.

"(Detective Conan) will be on hiatus for the foreseeable future so that I can recover from illness and rest up," Aoyama's message in the latest Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine read in part.

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Details On Hkt48's First Album Unveiled

Details on HKT48's first album unveiled

The details on HKT48's first album "092," to be released on December 27, have been unveiled.

The album will be available in types A ~ D, and all types will come with two CDs and two DVDs. Disc 1, which will be the same for all types, will feature all ten singles from their debut "Suki! Suki! Skip!" (2013) to their latest "Kiss wa Matsushika Nainodeshouka?" Meanwhile, Disc 2 will include the album's lead track "Hitosashiyubi no Juudan" along with different songs for each type. 

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One Akb48 Member To Star In Mexican Tv Drama

One AKB48 member to star in Mexican TV drama

On December 10, AKB48 held their '7th AKB48 Kohaku Taikou Uta Gassen' at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. During this event, there was a surprise announcement that one member from AKB48 will play a main role in a new Mexican TV drama titled 'L.I.K.E.'

At the end of the event, a video message by Mexican TV producer Pedro Damián was shown announcing the production of 'L.I.K.E' following the popular drama series 'Rebelde.' He wanted to cast a Japanese woman in the drama, and upon discussion with Akimoto Yasushi, it was decided that one member from AKB48 would be selected.

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Watanabe Mayu To Hold Mini Tour On Album Release Day

Watanabe Mayu to hold mini tour on album release day

On December 20, Watanabe Mayu will hold a mini tour stopping at Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka.

This mini tour will be held to commemorate the release of her first solo album "Best Regards!" At each venue, she will hold a talk session and mini live as well as a raffle to win an autographed poster. Those who purchase the album at these venues will be able to participate in the raffle.

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Yo Oizumi Returns As Popular Sapporo Sleuth

Yo Oizumi returns as popular Sapporo sleuth

By Hiromasa Takeda / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterYo Oizumi once again plays the starring role in "Tantei wa Bar ni Iru 3" (The Last Shot in the Bar), the third film in the detective series directed by Teruyuki Yoshida. The film is currently showing in theaters.

It's been four years since the second film in the series; there was a chance to shoot a third installment in the series two years ago, but it didn't work out.

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Seasonal Lights Leave Passengers Starry - Eyed On Asato Line Train

Seasonal lights leave passengers starry-eyed on Asato Line train

KAIYO, Tokushima Prefecture--There's not just light at the end of the tunnel on Asa Seaside Railway Corp.'s Asato Line, but thousands of illuminations inside, too, when a train adorned with a galaxy of blue "winter fireflies" passes through.

The single-car diesel train is lit up with 3,000 light-emitting diodes, dazzling passengers over a distance of 8.5 kilometers on a journey connecting Kaiyo in Tokushima Prefecture with Toyo in Kochi Prefecture.

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Star Flyer Takes Robotic Route For In - Flight Safety Instruction Film

Star Flyer takes robotic route for in-flight safety instruction film

Japanese airline Star Flyer Inc. is putting an animated twist on the sometimes tedious but necessary ritual of in-flight safety instructions with its own futuristic robot character, Star Flyer Man.

The carrier announced on Dec. 11 that it will start showing an in-flight video that gives safety instructions for passengers in anime style from Dec. 17.

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Japanese Post - Rockers "toe" Announce New Album, 1st South America Tour

Japanese post-rockers


Japanese post-rock / math-rock band "toe" have announced the release of a compilation album "That's Another Story" for January 24, 2018, with the album set to include old song covers, ad music and collaborations with fellow musicians.  The band have also added more dates to their first South America tour on the back of the album’s release.

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