BESPA KUMAMERO releases new digital single “NINJA Hanakage”

Japanese electronic performance unit BESPA KUMAMERO has released their new single “NINJA -Hanakage-“, now available on streaming platforms worldwide.

Vocalist Azumi created the lyrics from the point-of-view of an original character “Hanakage” who embarks on the exciting and dangerous life of a ninja. Composer Monkichi’s driving electro-rock track combines with traditional Japanese instruments to create a sonic landscape of neo-futuristic Japan.

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Wasuta looks to the future in uplifting music video Shani Muni Ikiru!

Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) launched their official YouTube channel on October 3 with the new music video “Shani Muni Ikiru!”.

The song is dedicated to the fans who give them the strength to move forward and express their true feelings. The music video also contains full English subtitles to share the group’s message with their followers overseas.

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Perfume to release 15th Anniversary Best “P Cubed”

Perfume’s first greatest hits album Perfume The Best “P Cubed” will be released September 18, 2019. The massive collection contains 52 songs, including “Nananananairo” and one more new song, “Challenger”. All the tracks excluding the new songs are newly remastered by Yasutaka Nakata.

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At Home Cafe (@home cafe) brings Akihabara to Arizona at Saboten Con 2019

@home cafe’s top premium maids Hitomi, Chimu, and Mizukin brought authentic maid cafe service to Saboten Con in Arizona during 3-day event August 30 – September 2, 2019, at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix.

The Akihabara ambassadors performed a live concert and three sold-out maid cafe events for eager fans who traveled from all across the country to meet the maids in person and take special “cheki” photos together throughout the fun-filled weekend.

At the concert, Hitomi, Chimu, and Mizukin presented @home cafe’s new song “Aikome♡Forever”, which was released last month on YouTube.

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Wasuta performs first Mongolia concert

Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) continued their mission of spreading kawaii across the world with a set of 4 performances at Japan Festival in Mongolia 2019, held August 17-18 in Ulaanbaatar.

Wasuta’s appearance at the festival, which is Mongolia’s largest celebration of Japanese culture, is their 11th time performing outside of Japan since their debut in 2015. The group performed several of their top hits, including the Idol Time PriPara anime theme “Saijoukyu Paradox” and their collaboration with Spain’s Adexe & Nau, “Yo Quiero Vivir”, which has achieved over 3 million views on YouTube.

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FAKY releases hot dance performance video “GIRLS GOTTA LIVE”

Japanese dance/vocal group FAKY released their new music video “GIRLS GOTTA LIVE” on August 23, the first in a dance song trilogy based on the theme of “GIRLS POWER”.

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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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CAROLE & TUESDAY LIVE: The Loneliest Girl at Harajuku Quest Hall

“CAROLE & TUESDAY LIVE: The Loneliest Girl”, featuring live performance of music from the popular anime, was held at Harajuku Quest Hall in Tokyo on August 11. The special concert event was performed by the artists who provide the singing voices for Carole (Nai Br.XX), Tuesday (Celeina Ann), and Angela (Alisa), with two backing musicians on guitar and keyboard.

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