Wasuta reveals PLATONIC GIRL studio live video, announces free Yoyogi Park concert

Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) has released a “studio live” music video for their song “PLATONIC GIRL”.

The music video is the third YouTube video to showcase the members’ dance and vocal performance backed by a full rock band, named the “NEKONOTE BAND”, which will appear with Wasuta at the group’s free live concert in Yoyogi Park on October 8.

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Aimi (BanG Dream!) – Interview (2019)

Aimi (BanG Dream!)
Interview by David Cirone
August 20, 2019

Voice actress and musician Aimi performs the role of Kasumi Toyama in the BanG Dream! mobile game and anime franchise, acting as frontwoman for the girls band Poppin’Party. In addition, she has stayed in high demand for her voice acting talents, creating characters and music for The Idolm@ster: Million Live!, Cardfight!! Vanguard, Afterlost (Shoumetsu Toshi), and Symphogear.

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Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino to celebrate Gundam’s 40th Anniversary at Anime NYC

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll and SUNRISE have announced that Yoshiyuki Tomino, creator and director of the Mobile Suit Gundam television series, will participate in this year’s Anime NYC as an official guest. This will be Mr. Tomino’s only U.S. appearance to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of one of Japan’s most long-running and influential anime franchises.

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Ai Higuchi – Zensen (MV)

Singer/songwriter Ai Higuchi delivers a powerful vocal and piano performance in her music video for the digital single “Zensen”. Higuchi’s classical training combined with merciless treatment of the keys create a complex, dramatic melody with nothing held back.

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FAKY to appear at Otakuthon 2019, premieres new song in Brazil

(L-to-R: Mikako, Taki, Akina, Lil’ Fang, Hina)

FAKY premiered their new song “GIRLS GOTTA LIVE” at Brazil’s Anime Friends event held last month in São Paulo.

FAKY made hints on social media leading up to their July 14 performance, signaling that the five-member vocal and dance group had prepared a special surprise for their first-ever South American live concert and the first overseas event for FAKY’s new lineup of Akina, Taki, Lil’Fang, Hina, and Mikako.

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Lantis Matsuri comes to Anime NYC with JAM Project, TRUE, ZAQ, and Guilty Kiss

The Lantis Matsuri concert series will launch its first U.S. performances on November 15, 2019, at Anime NYC, New York City’s largest Japanese pop culture convention.

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Japanese music label Lantis, the event will feature popular anisong performers JAM Project, TRUE, ZAQ, and Guilty Kiss from Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours.

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Why Ninja Gaiden is Still One of the Most Culturally Influential Games Around

Contributed by James Winston
Guest Editorial

Image credit: Professional Moron

The video game world is taking a trip back to the past with Hamster Corporation’s release of Ninja Spirit on the PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The adrenaline-pumping gameplay of Ninja Spirit takes much of its influence from Ninja Gaiden, an 80’s arcade legend. Although many casual gamers may not have heard of Ninja Gaiden, avid gamers regard it as one of the most influential games to date.

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At Home Cafe (@home cafe) to appear at Saboten Con 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona

World-famous @home cafe (“at-home cafe”) will return to the United States for a special appearance at Saboten Con 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona.

@home cafe’s Chief Branding Officer Hitomi will represent the award-winning restaurant chain, which is Akihabara’s longest-running food and entertainment maid cafe. Hitomi will be accompanied by @home cafe’s Premium maids Chimu and Mizukin as they demonstrate authentic Japanese maid service and participate in several key events at the convention, including the fashion show, masquerade, and a live concert.

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MINMI releases new English version of Samurai Champloo’s Shiki No Uta

Singer/songwriter MINMI has released an English-lyrics version of one of her best-known singles, “Shiki No Uta”, which was originally featured as the closing theme song to the Samurai Champloo anime series.

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LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! Aqours World LoveLive! in L.A. -BRAND NEW WAVE-

Idol group Aqours from LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! presented a 2-day performance at the Novo in downtown Los Angeles on July 5th and 6th as part of Anime Expo 2019, including songs from the new movie, LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! The School Idol Movie: Over the Rainbow.

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