May 2014 archive


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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Namie Amuro – Can You Celebrate? (violin ver.) (MV)

Namie Amuro’s exquisite self-cover of her hit “Can You Celebrate?” featuring famed violinist and composer Taro Hakase, from her new compilation CD Ballada.

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BABYMETAL to perform at Heavy Montreal metal festival

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

Raychell – Stay Hungry (MV)

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

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

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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YANAKIKU returns to UK’s Hyper Japan Festival

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

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]

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

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

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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Utada Hikaru – Heart Station (MV)