Mar 11 2018

PassCode – Locus (Review)


Review by David Cirone


PassCode’s new release Locus — an “Early Works Reconstruction Album” featuring the group’s early favorites re-recorded with the current member lineup and new music backing tracks — is a perfect primer for jumping into the mosh pit with one of today’s most formidable Japanese alternative idol groups.

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Feb 28 2018

Good Smile Racing and Team UKYO reveal 2018 Hatsune Miku Super GT design


GOODSMILE RACING (GSR) & Team UKYO with HATSUNE MIKU GT Project have officially unveiled their 2018 SUPER GT contender at Wonder Festival 2018 Winter on 18th February.

GSR has already announced that it will compete in the Japanese premier racing series AUTOBACS SUPER GT with Kanzaki Hiro’s Racing Miku 2018. They aim for a 2-year consecutive championship title, a record never before achieved in the GT 300 Class.

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Feb 27 2018

PROMIC launches Japan Anime Music LAB. to promote anisong industry worldwide


PROMIC, the leading Japanese entertainment industry foundation to support the growth of Japanese music internationally, has announced the launch of the Japan Anime Music LAB. (JAM LAB.) website.

JAM LAB. serves to connect international music and licensing professionals as well as event and concert promoters with the top echelon of Japanese ani-song artists and their official representatives. The scope of the JAM LAB. website will continue to evolve and expand, and PROMIC also aims to add a variety of established artists from the genres of J-Pop and J-Rock in the future.

The JAM LAB. website is available in English (as well as in other languages with the aid of online website translation tools) and contains up-to-date artist news and information as well as designated and accurate contacts for artists and their respective recorded music.

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Feb 24 2018

T.M.Revolution to attend Gundam SEED screening in Washington DC


T.M.Revolution will make an appearance in Washington, DC next month for a special screening of Gundam SEED. The performer will also make an appearance at the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s opening ceremonies on March 24.

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Feb 16 2018

maidreamin collaborates with Candy holic for idol takeover event


Japanese idol group Candy holic will take over maidreamin’s Akihabara Live Restaurant Heaven’s Gate on February 18th. The idols will wear maidreamin’s signature maid cafe outfits and perform special mini-concerts on the Heaven’s Gate music stage.

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Feb 09 2018

Houkago Princess – Abrakatab Luv! (Review)


In a sparkling new release, Houkago Princess transform once again and bring the heat to your winter days with Abrakatab Luv!, a spirited single that features four outstanding tracks. Based on the classic collection of short stories, the titular songs lyrics portrays the tale of a brave and alluring princess and her ability to tell inspiring narratives that ultimately spares her life for more than ‘One Thousand and One Nights’. In this brand new royal release, Houkago Princess deliver an all-new fairy tale sing-along that will leave you wanting more.

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Feb 09 2018

Namie Amuro 25th Anniversary documentary 〜glorious days〜


Namie Amuro has released a 20-minute English-documentary on her official YouTube channel to commemorate her 25th Anniversary and upcoming Domestic Dome Tour & Asia Tour “Namie Amuro Final Tour 2018 – Finally ~”.

Chronicling her career from her start with Super Monkeys at 14 years old through her million-plus record sales in every decade since, “glorious days” highlights Amuro’s influence on the Japanese music industry and the impact of her retirement announcement.

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Feb 09 2018

Koda Kumi – Party (MV)


Koda Kumi brings the party (and some oddly disturbing special effects) to liven up the midnight doldrums. Kumi’s squad is taking over the house (and stealing your booze).

“PARTY” is included in the special-edition videos of Koda Kumi’s new album AND, dropping February 28th.

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Feb 08 2018



Review by John Winner (Straight From Japan)


NECRONOMIDOL’s Strange Aeons is available in two physical CD versions — Ver. DIRGE and Ver. PAEAN. Both are presented in deluxe 6-panel matte digipack packaging with artwork by manga artist Waita Uziga and photography by Dan Szpara.

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Feb 07 2018

Best J-Pop on Spotify: Masaharu Fukuyama – Saiai

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