May 23 2017

JAM Project announces new album and World Cosplay Summit performance

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Anisong super unit JAM Project (Hironobu Kageyama, Masaaki Endoh, Hiroshi Kitadani, Masami Okui, and Yoshiki Fukuyama) appeared together on the live broadcast “MOTTO! MOTTO!! Radio Vol. 1″ on May 19 to promote the upcoming release “JAM Project LIVE TOUR 2016 ~AREA Z~” Blu-ray and DVD, due for release May 24.

The first edition of “MOTTO! MOTTO!! Radio” on Niconico was also broadcast on JAM Project’s mobile fan app “MOTTO! MOTTO!! App”, achieving more than 10,000 views. The app was released in Japan last year on November 23 for iOS/Android users, followed by its Taiwan release on April 1. The app includes members-only videos, concert videos, unlimited music playback, “fan feed” and more, providing many services for users to enjoy.

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May 23 2017

Minori Chihara announces annual festival concert Summer Dream 5

Anisong singer Minori Chihara (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Mitsuki Nase from Beyond the Boundary, and Kaori Nakaseko from Sound! Euphonium) has announced the return of her annual “Summer Dream” concert held every August at Lake Kawaguchi’s Stellar Theater.

The event will be held three days this year from August 4th to 6th. The first day of the concert will be performed in a special acoustic style, and on the second and third day, the concerts will feature Chihara with a full electric band. The concert on the third day will be especially memorable as both fans and performer celebrate Chihara’s 100th solo concert.

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May 19 2017

Netflix original BLAME! starts today featuring angela theme song “Calling you”

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Japanese pop group angela’s latest theme song “Calling you” will reach a worldwide audience today with the premiere of the Netflix original film BLAME!, based on the manga by Tsutomu Nihei.

angela, formed by vocalist atsuko and guitarist KATSU, has created theme songs for many popular anime series, including FAFNER in the azure, K, KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA, Ajin, and Bodacious Space Pirates The Movie. They will perform a live concert in Los Angeles on July 1 at Anisong World Matsuri “Japan Super Live” at Anime Expo 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18 2017

Anime streaming service ANiUTa holds first celebration concert ANiUPa!!

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The anime music streaming service “ANiUTa” held their first anisong concert event “ANiUTa LIVE 2017 ANiUPa!!” on May 13, 2017 at Yoyogi National 1st Gymnasium. Approximately 9,000 fans gathered at the venue for performances by ALI PROJECT, Aqours, May’n, and Wake Up, Girls !

The concert also included special “ANiUTa Premium” segments where each artist covered popular anime music. In addition, secret guests Hiroaki “Tommy” Tominaga and Hiroshi Kitadani appeared and performed classic hits for the fans.

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May 13 2017

BRATS to release bonus international content for Ainikoiyo / Nounai Shoukyo Game

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Japanese girls rock band BRATS will release their double-A-side single “Ainikoiyo”/”Nounai Shoukyo Game” on digital platforms worldwide with bonus international content on May 25, one month before the CD release of the single in Japan.

“Ainikoiyo” (theme from the anime To Be Hero) and “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (theme from the film Slaveman) will also be released in Japan on June 21 in 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 international digital edition of the release will feature both singles plus live audio tracks from the “Reborn” concert.
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May 12 2017

Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours tour goods now available for overseas fans

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Overseas fans of Love Live! Sunshine!! school idol group Aqours can now get access to official goods from the “Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours 2nd LoveLive! HAPPY PARTY TRAIN TOUR”, available through May 27th — great news for idol fans who want to gear up for the group’s upcoming live concert at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo on June 30.

Tour Info:
http://www.lovelive-anime.jp/uranohoshi/worldwide/2ndlive.php

Official Goods:
http://p-bandai.jp/cbec/?cate=C2432

Anisong World Matsuri “Japan Kawaii Live” at Anime Expo 2017 Tickets and Info:
http://www.anime-expo.org/anisong-world-matsuri-2017/
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Apr 29 2017

Aquors and THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS are final reveals for AX’s Anisong World Matsuri

Aquors, from the multimedia project “Love Live! Sunshine!!”, and THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS are the final performers announced in Anime Expo’s week-long reveal of guests for this year’s back-to-back Anisong World Matsuri concerts on June 30 (“Japan Kawaii Live”) and July 1 (“Japan Super Live”).

Information: http://www.anime-expo.org/aqours-idolmster-cinderella-girls-join-anisong-world-matsuri-anime-expo-2017/

Pre-sale and VIP information has been posted on Anime Expo’s website: http://www.anime-expo.org/anisong-world-matsuri-2017/

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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 princesses” 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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