March 2015 archive

Yui Ogura releases first album Strawberry JAM

Japanese voice actress Yui Ogura released her first album Strawberry JAM on March 25. Ogura is a member of the idol duo YuiKaori (with Kaori Ishihara) and was part of the idol unit StylipS (also with Kaori, along with Arisa Noto and Maho Matsunaga). Her 2012 single “Raise” was the ending theme for the anime …

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Sakina (Silent Ability Seven) to make US debut at Sabaku Con

Japanese game song singer Sakina will make her US debut at Sabaku Con 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sakina is a new artist from FTL Entertainment fetured on the sound track for the upcoming PSP Vita Game SA7: Silent Ability Seven. While at Sabaku Con, Sakina will be performing in the concert, as well as …

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Perfume – live at SXSW (video)

Perfume has released a 1-month only video clip of their SXSW 2015 performance featuring opening number “Story”. Catch it while you can at the official YouTube channel:

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Yasutaka Nakata go hard with edgy electro MV “Mondai Girl”

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is back with her tenth single, the progressive J-Electro track “Mondai Girl” (“Problem Girl”) produced by longtime collaborator Yasutaka Nakata (Capsule, Perfume). In the anime and sci-fi flavored music video, Kyary adopts some surprising new looks, appearing in a retro pink ensemble, and as a dark, futuristic warrior. The song features a …

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Perfume will live stream SXSW 2015 performance

Perfume’s performance will be live streamed at SXSW 2015 on YouTube. March 18th (Wed) 3:00 p.m. (Japan Time) USA ET 2:00am (Wed 3/18) // USA PT 11:00pm (Tue 3/17) Link:

International artist Che’Nelle releases 4th Japanese Album featuring hit single “Happiness”

Global hitmaker Che’Nelle has released her fourth album in Japan, @chenelleworld. The Malaysian-Australian artist is known for music that blends a variety of genres and cultures. Her unique sound and style is on full display with the album, which includes the #1 hit “Happiness” featuring Nao Matsushita, and also features “All My Ladies”, her collaboration …

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New Album Art Released for Aikatsu! Voice Actress Azusa Tadokoro’s First Single “Dream Line”

Popular young voice actress Azusa Tadokoro, who lent her voice to Aoi Kiriya in “Aikatsu!”, Fino Bloodstone in “I Couldn’t Become a Hero, so I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job”, Shizuka Mogami in “THE IDOLM@STER MILLION LIVE!”, Kiriko Shikishima in TV anime starting in April “Denpa Kyoshi” and a number of commercials, will release …

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FUDANJUKU’s new video Shunkan Tourai Future introduces new member

FUDANJUKU’s newest member Kariyase Light makes his(!) debut in the group’s latest music video “Shunkan Tourai Future”, dropping youth and attitude on the older boys(!) in the group. The dramatic entrance in the “press conference’ setting is interesting, but FUDANJUKU’s always at their best with bright colors, so this feels a bit too serious and …

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Nogizaka46 and AKB48 fan favorite Rina Ikoma to star in “Corpse Party” live-action film

Rina Ikoma of Nogizaka46 is set to star in the live-action adaptation of the horror-adventure game and anime “Corpse Party”, to be directed by Masafumi Yamada (“Hontouni Atta Kowai Hanashi”, “Hitori Kakurenbo”). Rina shot to stardom as a center for the group originally positioned as an “official rival” for its hugely popular sister group, AKB48. …

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Momoiro Clover Z performs with KISS at Tokyo Dome

KISS wrapped up their 2015 Japanese Tour at Tokyo Dome with special guests Momoiro Clover Z.

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