Apr 28 2017

maidreamin charms Dubai fans at Middle East Film and Comicon

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Three top members of Japan’s internationally-famous maid cafe, maidreamin, made a special appearance at Dubai’s Middle East Film and Comicon, held April 6-8 at Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

The trio of maids — Peace (from Shinjuku), Hinata (Shibuya), and Iroha (Akihabara) — took a break from their busy schedules to perform authentic maid service for the fans at the MEFCC event, a return visit to the region for Peace and Hinata, who had traveled to Abu Dhabi ANI:ME in October 2016. They performed a live music show and greeted long lines of “masters and ladies” who requested autographs of their music CD Dream Collection, which included their singles “Yume No Kumatan”, “Suki Daekedo”, and “Dreamin Passport 10th Anniversary Version”.

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Apr 27 2017

Wake Up, Girls ! and JUNNA and Minori Suzuki from Walküre to perform Day Zero concert at Anime Expo

This year’s Anime Expo will kick off their event with a major concert on June 30, “Day Zero” of the popular anime convention which officially begins July 1. Two more performers have been announced in the penultimate reveal of this year’s Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017: Wake Up, Girls ! and JUNNA and Minori Suzuki from Walküre.

Information: http://www.anime-expo.org/junna-minori-suzuki-walkure-wake-girls%EF%BC%81join-anisong-world-matsuri-anime-expo-2017/

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Apr 27 2017

Mashiro Ayano and angela join AX lineup for Anisong World Matsuri

Japanese anisong artists Mashiro Ayano (Fate/stay night, GUNSLINGER STRATOS, D.Gray-man HALLOW) and angela (FAFNER in the azure, K, KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA) will perform at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 on July 1. The renowned performers were announced on Day 3 of Anime Expo’s week-long announcement event highlighting 2 new artists each day through Friday.

Details: http://www.anime-expo.org/angela-mashiro-ayano-join-anisong-world-matsuri-anime-expo-2017

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Apr 26 2017

BRATS reveal new image and CD release live events for Ainikoiyo / Nounai Shoukyo Game

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BRATS have revealed an aggressive, “in-your-face” promo image for their upcoming double-A-side single CD release on June 21, 2017, featuring their new songs “Ainikoiyo” (theme from the anime To Be Hero) and “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (theme from the film Slaveman). The CD will be released in Japan in 2 editions: a regular version with 2 songs plus 2 instrumental tracks, and a limited edition CD+DVD package with 2 music videos and the full 6-song set of performance videos from their March 29 “Reborn” concert at Ikebukuro Live Inn Rosa, the band’s first live event in over 2 years.

The band has also announced a special series of in-store mini-concerts and autograph events at Tower Records locations in Osaka, Nagoya, Yokohama, and a special, limited-access Tokyo concert at Live Inn Rosa for fans who pick up the CD on release day.

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Apr 25 2017

GARNiDELiA and Konomi Suzuki revealed in Round 2 of Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo announcements

Anime Expo has revealed the second round of performers for this year’s Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017, part of the anime con’s week-long announcement event highlighting 2 new artists each day through Friday.

GARNiDELiA (Kill la Kill) and Konomi Suzuki (No-Game, No-Life) will join the lineup for the July 1 concert.
Details: http://www.anime-expo.org/garnidelia-and-konomi-suzuki-join-anisong-world-matsuri-at-anime-expo-2017/

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Apr 24 2017

Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 announces first round of performers

Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 has announced its first round of performers for the special concert event coming this June 30 and July 1, 2017, to the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Two performers will be announced each day this week, for a total of ten amazing anisong artists at this year’s event.

The first set of performers revealed on April 24 includes ALI PROJECT (Rozen Maiden, CODE GEASS Lelouch of the Rebellion) and Minori Chihara (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Beyond the Boundary, Sound! Euphonium).

Ticket details for Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 are now available!
http://www.anime-expo.org/anisong-world-matsuri-anime-expo-2017-ticket-details/

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Apr 20 2017

FEMM get one step closer to real with candy-coated (almost) 3D MV “Do It Again”

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Japanese dance/pop mannequins FEMM have released their “Fake 3D” music video for “Do It Again feat. LIZ”. Produced by Wataru Sasaki of EPOCH, known for his work with Namie Amuro (“Anything for Google Chrome”) and FACT’s SmartPhone Music Video of “the way down”, the video is a collaboration with FEMM’s creative team “maximum 10″ using a technique called SPLIT DEPTH that tricks the viewer’s eyes to create a 3D feeling.

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Apr 19 2017

BRATS – Interview (2017)

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Interview by David Cirone
April 19, 2017

BRATS interview

“BRATS” is sort of an aggressive word in English — it means kids who don’t listen to grown-ups, who want to do everything their way. Does that description match your personalities?

Hinako: It doesn’t match. I don’t think so.
Aya: Same here, doesn’t match. I’m a very serious person, like if something needs to be done, I’ll do it even if I don’t like it.
Rei: That’s them. For me, it does match. Definitely.

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