Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 29 2014

MAX – BARAIRO NO HIBI (PV)

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NekoPOP celebrates Throwback Thursday with a look back at MAX’s “Barairo no Hibi”. The J-Pop supergroup released this cover of Backstreet Boys’ “Larger Than Life” as a single in 2000, and it appeared on their 3rd album “Emotional History”. They originally began as a dance unit that performed with Namie Amuro in the 1990s (as …

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May 23 2014

BABYMETAL to perform at Heavy Montreal metal festival

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BABYMETAL will perform their first Canadian concert on August 9th with legendary metal bands Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Bad Religion. http://heavymontreal.com

May 23 2014

Raychell – Stay Hungry (MV)

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Raychell goes rock ‘n’ roll for her latest single (out June 18) and shows that anything the boys can do, girls can do sexier.

May 12 2014

Eir Aoi to perform at Anime Expo for Kill la Kill special event

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Aniplex of America and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) will also be hosting a special KILL la KILL event at Anime Expo. Programming for the event includes a talk session with all the guests, a premiere screening of the first episode of KILL la KILL English Dubbed, and a concert featuring the opening singer Eir Aoi.

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May 12 2014

YANAKIKU returns to UK’s Hyper Japan Festival

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J-Pop female vocal duo YANAKIKU will return to Hyper Japan July 25-27 at Earl’s Court in London, England. After a successful performance at the UK’s largest Japanese culture event in 2013, the rising star Kimo-Cos (kimono cosplay) singer/songwriters were invited to return for an encore performance at this year’s festival which features Japanese culture, food, …

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May 11 2014

Angela to perform at Anime Expo for K: Missing Kings premiere

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J-Pop anime group Angela will perform live at Anime Expo in Los Angeles as part of the K: Missing Kings movie premiere event. Anime Expo and Japan Expo are hosting the world premieres of the K: Missing Kings anime film during the first week of July. [via ANN]

May 11 2014

Video Messages for LA Idol Fest from DJ Meirlin and Tokyo Meru

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Los Angeles Idol Fest guest performers DJ Meirlin and Tokyo Meru released comment videos this week in support of their upcoming appearances July 4 weekend in Little Tokyo. The event presented by Tune in Tokyo and Cure will feature live performances and a Japanese fashion show. Check them out below!

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May 11 2014

Sayumi Michishige to graduate from Morning Musume。 ’14 after autumn tour

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Sayumi Michishige announced that she will graduate from Morning Musume。 ’14 at the end of their autumn tour. The singer has been with Morning Musume。 since 2003 and became the group’s leader in 2012. Morning Musume。 ’14 recently achieved five straight #1 singles on Japan’s Oricon chart with the release of “Toki wo Koe Sora …

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May 10 2014

Utada Hikaru – Heart Station (MV)

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May 09 2014

Tune in Tokyo presents Los Angeles Idol and Visual-Kei Fest in Little Tokyo

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J-Pop promoters Tune in Tokyo have teamed up with Nameless Group, Xenon Shop and Cure Magazine to present two nights of Japanese Idols and Visual-Kei live in Little Tokyo at Nirvana Bar, with music and fashion straight from Japan. Los Angeles Idol Fest will be held on Wednesday, July 2nd and features special guests Tokyo …

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