January 2015 archive

Anna Tsuchiya – LUCIFER (PV)

Anna Tsuchiya gets devilish in “LUCIFER”. Random (or not-so-random) Japanese and Russian Pop connection for the day: This song is co-written by t.A.T.u.’s Leah Katina.

Sentai Filmworks announces Jessica Nigri for Super Sonico The Animation English cast

Sentai Filmworks has cast cosplayer and Sonico enthusiast Jessica Nigri as the title character in the English dub of SoniAni: Super Sonico The Animation, due for BD/DVD release in May. Check out the promo video and Nigri’s Sonico cosplay below:

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moumoon – Hello, shooting-star (MV)

moumoon vocalist YUKA is all tears and emotion, proving love is blind in the music video for the band’s new single “Hello, Shooting Star,” the theme for the Japanese anime Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu). The single will be released February 25.

Lantis Anisong World Tour Completes Las Vegas Performances

Over 1300 J-Pop and anime fans hit Sin City to celebrate anime songs with a massive lineup of legendary performers on the opening weekend of the 2015 ANISONG World Tour – Lantis Festival at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The January 16-17 event was the beginning of the world tour celebration …

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Fudanjuku – Shunkan Tourai Future (preview)

Cross-dressing Japanese dansou group FUDANJUKU previews their new song “Shunkan Tourai Future” in this short video clip. The group’s 14th single will be out March 31, 2015.

Perfume to perform at SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas

Perfume’s official Facebook page announced today that the J-Pop trio will perform at SXSW (South by Southwest), the music, film and interactive industries festival held annually in Austin, Texas. This will mark Perfume’s third live appearance in the U.S., following their historic concerts in Los Angeles and New York in fall 2014.

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Momoiro Clover Z vs. KISS – Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina (MV)

Momoiro Clover Z has released the official music video for their collaboration single with rock legends KISS, “Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina”. The stunning video features a mix of animation and live action, with the animated segments directed by Sushio (“Kill la Kill”). A second version will be released spotlighting KISS. Momoiro Clover Z Official …

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Perfume 5th Tour 2014 “Grun Grun” BD/DVD

J-Pop super unit Perfume will release their new tour video on March 5, feturing their final performance of the “Perfume 5th Tour 2014 “Grun Grun”” held at Yoyogi National Gymnasium. The tour celebrated the group’s 10th anniversary by performing in 7 cities across Japan. The BD/DVD limited editions include a bonus documentary disc plus a …

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moumoon to perform at SXSW 2015

J-Pop group moumoon has just been announced as showcasing artist at the 2015 SXSW Music Festival held March 17-22 in Austin, Texas. Schedule and venues are TBA. In January of last year, moumoon released their fifth album LOVE before we DIE, coupling the release with a nationwide tour “FULLMOON LIVE TOUR 2014 ~LOVE before we …

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Matsushita falls in love with 2D for new album

Matsushita previews his second album release Matsushita ga Nijigen ni Koisuru 15 no Riyu (Matsushita falls in love with 2D for 15 reasons). The special edition comes with a DVD of bonus videos “Matsushita no Himitsu no Otanoshimi Kai” and “Matsushita no Burari Seichi Jyunrei – Kyoto Hen”.

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