March 2013 archive

Hironobu Hirata (Super Sonico and Swinging Popsicle) – Interview (2013)

Hironobu Hirata (Super Sonico producer) Interview by David Cirone March 29, 2013 Bassist, songwriter, and producer Hironobu Hirata hit the ground running when his band Swinging Popsicle released their debut single “Joy of Living” in 1997 through major label Sony Music. Teamed with bandmates Mineko Fujishima and Osamu Shimata, Swinging Popsicle has maintained a quality …

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Starmarie to appear at Anime Expo

From Anime Expo: Anime Expo announces J-Pop artists STARMARIE as Industry Guests for AX2013! Featuring members Shino Takamori, Nozomi Kishita, and Shiori Aoki, their musical concept is to tell wonderful stories of fantasy through song. STARMARIE recently released their second album “Fantasy World 2”, and have also collaborated with designer and stylist Yanagi Nobuto, and …

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Hatsune Miku’s first US concert available in a Blu-ray & CD combo set in April

Vocaloid fans get your wallets ready! You can own Hatsune Miku’s first concert here in North America, Mikunopolis in Los Angeles, on a Limited Edition Blu-ray & CD Combo Set on April 16, 2013. The special set features the July 2011 concert in its entirety, including popular songs like “World is Mine” and “Love is …

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TEMPURA KIDZ – Cider Cider (PV)

TEMPURA KIDZ is made up of four girls and one boy who started their career as background dancers for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. This is their first song, produced by RAM RIDER.

moumoon – Hanabi short film by Isshin Inudo

Beautiful short film based on moumoon’s “Hanabi”. Avex description: Inspired by “Hanabi,” a recent song by a Japanese pop duo consisting of female vocalist/lyricist and male composer, a filmmaker Isshin Inudo created a short film about a bittersweet experience between father and daughter, beautifully woven with young genius dancer Karin Sugiyama’s performance.

UrumaDelvi team with David Byrne and Ryuichi Sakamoto for Psychedelic Afternoon

Japanese animation team UrumaDelvi have teamed with David Byrne (lyrics) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (composer, from Yellow Magic Orchestra) for a special video commemorating the second anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Watch the video here:

Berryz Kobo in Bangkok (2013)

Berryz Kobo live performance in Bangkok, Thailand. March 9, 2013.

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Rihwa collaborates with Michelle Branch for “Good Love”

Japanese singer-songwriter Rihwa has released a collaboration single with American pop artist Michelle Branch. The song “GOOD LOVE” is now available in iTunes stores worldwide. Michelle Branch debuted at age 18 with the album THE SPIRIT ROOM, released by the Madonna’s Maverick label in 2001. Her singles “Everywhere,” “All You Wanted,” and “Goodbye To You” …

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