Dec 29 2016

Super Sonico teases wedding bells in Kamu Kamu Wedding music video

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Nitroplus has released a teaser video featuring Super Sonico in the wedding dress revealed last October in commemoration of the game company mascot’s 10th Anniversary. In a new song penned by Sonico herself, “Kamu Kamu Wedding”, she imagines married life as she takes her first steps toward adulthood.

Super Sonico debuted in 2006 as the mascot for Nitroplus’s annual music festival Nitro Super Sonic. In her first decade of representing the successful video game company, Super Sonico has been portrayed as a fashion model, university student, and aspiring musician (with her band FAV – First Astronomical Velocity). The theme of her 10th anniversary is “Now I’ll become an adult”, and Nitroplus promises more announcements are forthcoming during the year-long celebration.


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Dec 27 2016

BRATS reveal new music video “Ainikoiyo” from To Be Hero

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Japanese girls band BRATS have released a scorching new music video for their theme song “Ainikoiyo” from the television anime To Be Hero.

Showcasing the powerhouse combination of sisters Rei Kuromiya (vocals) and Aya Kuromiya (bass), the high-energy song moves BRATS into a rock-influenced style that’s also hinted at in the preview of their song “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (“Brain Erase Game”) in the upcoming Japanese film Slaveman.

VIDEO: BRATS – “AINIKOIYO”

BRATS have also re-launched their official website — http://brats.tk — and created a new official Facebook page — https://www.facebook.com/BratsJP — to update fans on their upcoming activities in 2017.

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Dec 27 2016

PassCode posts UNLIMITED Mannequin Challenge video

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Japanese idol group PassCode has uploaded their own special version of the “Mannequin Challenge” with the help of more-than-a-few friends from their audience.

PassCode released their major-label single debut “Miss Unlimited” in October, and will perform their “PassCode MISS UNLIMITED Tour 2016 Final” at Shinkiba Studio Coast on December 28.

Dec 27 2016

SAY-LA’s first single Kojirase Kataomoi hits number two on Oricon

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SAY-LA — a six-girl idol unit with the adopted tagline of “the first traditional idols in 3000 years” — have released their first single in two years, “Kojirase Kataomoi”, which reached number two on the Oricon chart.

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Dec 24 2016

Rei Kuromiya and BRATS tease December 27 surprise

Japanese girl group BRATS released a mysterious teaser image on Saturday, December 24, at 22:00 (Japan time), hinting at an announcement on December 27.

The young rock band fronted by model and singer Rei Kuromiya (of LADYBABY/The Idol Formerly Known As) recently announced that their new song “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (“Brain Erase Game”) will be included in the soundtrack of the upcoming Japanese film Slaveman, directed by Noboru Iguchi (Machine Girl, Robogeisha, Prison School). “Nounai Shoulyo Game” is the second new BRATS song to be announced this year, following their recent release of “Ainikoiyo” (“Come see me”), the opening theme for the animated series To Be Hero.

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Dec 21 2016

Da-iCE teases NEXT PHASE album with “Two As One” music video shot in LA

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After surprising fans with their cover of Ariana Grande’s hit single “Into You” a month ago, five member male vocal and dance group Da-iCE has released the music video for their new original single “Two As One”, a mid-tempo track from their third album NEXT PHASE, which comes out on January 25, 2017. Shot in May, while in California for their debut American performance in San Jose, the short version of the music video shows scenes of each member taking in the sights and sounds of Los Angeles: on the beach (Hayate), driving around (Toru), strolling Hollywood Blvd. (Sota), and in the shopping district (Taiki and Yudai).

Da-iCE Official Website: http://da-ice.jp/
Da-iCE Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Da.iCE.official/

Dec 14 2016

NECRONOMIDOL – psychopomp (MV)

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In the video “psychopomp”, NECRONOMIDOL takes you on a dreamlike journey into the dark reaches of Aokigahara, the infamous Suicide Forest. Don’t worry, you will probably make it out……..

 

NECRONOMIDOL Website: http://necronomidol.com/

Via: Straight From Japan

Dec 10 2016

Puffy AmiYumi to perform at Anime Boston 2017

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Puffy AmiYumi will return to America for Anime Boston 2017, March 31 – April 2, 2017.

Info and tickets: http://www.animeboston.com/

Puffy AmiYumi are one of the most famous music icons in Japan, where they are a household name synonymous with all things pop and fun. Featuring dual vocalists Ami and Yumi, the group has reached enormous success with their pop/rock songs, but are also loved for their effortlessly cool and nonchalant fashion styles. Debuted in 1996, the duo are still in high demand after 20 colorful years, glittered with dozens of commercial endorsements, sold-out tours, and a total of 20 million CDs sold to date.

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