April 2015 archive

YANAKIKU – Interview (2015)

YANAKIKU Interview by DJ Greg Hignight (Tune in Tokyo) April 30, 2015 YANAKIKU debuted in 2012, and quickly crossed into the realm of J-Pop artists operating in the international market. Seemingly built for the global stage, presenting elements of both traditional Japanese culture and the modern, futuristic electronic beats of Tokyo dance pop, the duo …

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BABYMETAL to release US edition CD with bonus tracks

BABYMETAL’s 1st Album including 2 bonus tracks will be released in Europe via earMUSIC (http://www.ear-music.net/en/news/). The album will be released in Germany, Sweden, Finland and Spain on May-29th, in the United Kingdom, France,Belgium, Holland, Poland, Switzerland, Norway and Denmark on June-01, and in Italy on June-02!! The European release will be available as the Standard …

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PROMIC.tv launches new Japanese pop culture program “CHO JAPAN”

Promic.TV has launched a new Japanese pop culture program on YouTube titled “CHO JAPAN”. The first episode features a popular Shibuya nail salon frequented by celebrities like Katy Perry, Northern Tokyo’s Sugamo district (known as “Harajuku for Grandmas”), and a live performance from instrumental band KAGERO.

Kanako Ito performs Steins;Gate, Demonbane themes at Sakura-Con 2015

J-Pop anime and game songstress Kanako Ito performed a set of fan favorite theme songs during her live concert at Seattle’s Sakura-Con 2015 last week, April 3-5, including popular hits from Steins;Gate and the Demonbane game series. She spent hours meeting fans and signing autographs, and also took time to explore Seattle during her first …

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Momoiro Clover Z transforms to Frieza for new Dragon Ball Z film

Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z, fresh from their team up with KISS, transformed their website image into the Dragon Ball Z character Frieza for April Fool’s Day, promoting their upcoming single “Z no Chikai” due for release later this month. The song will be the theme song for the new film Dragon Ball Z …

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Lantis Festival in Singapore (2015)

Photo Gallery from Lantis Anisong World Tour in Singapore – March 28, 2015 More info: https://www.facebook.com/lantis.jp MINORI CHIHARA

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AKB48’s special group “NyaKB with Tsuchinoko Panda” performs new “Youkai Watch” Theme

The new Youkai Watch ending theme, “Idol wa Uyanya no Ken” performed by NyaKB with Tsuchinoko Panda, has been released. The AKB48 special unit, including next-gen ace Haruka Shimazaki, brings to life the favorite idol group of Jibanyan, the beloved character from the series. Shimazaki, known for her “Komari Gao” (worried face) is a 9th …

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