December 2015 archive

CyberJapan Dancers drop a workout on GQ Japan

CyberJapan Dancers have been promoting their “CyberJapan Dancers – Sexy Size” CD/DVD non-stop since its August 2015 release, and GQ Japan has run a special feature with biography details and rehearsal photos with featured dancers Mae, Natsu, Kanae, and Yurisa.

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Namie Amuro reveals cover image for LIVEGENIC concert DVD

Namie Amuro’s “LIVEGENIC 2015-2016” LIVE DVD & Blu-ray includes 29 songs performed on her recent national tour of Japan, such as the latest single “Red Carpet” and “Black Make Up”, a top 10 single on the ORICON chart which stretched Amuro’s top 10 single streak to 21 consecutive years. The disc also includes “Break It” …

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NekoPOP’s Best J-Pop Album Covers 2015

Check out NekoPOP′s best J-Pop album/single jackets for 2015, chosen by NekoPOP contributors David Cirone, Jen Wang, Nhu Nguyen, and Greg Hignight. Click here to view the full list, including AKB48, Kalafina, Capsule, Tomomi Itano, Perfume, and many more!

SAO’s Wake Me Up Asuna App now available in English

Sony Music Communications Inc. has released the first of a series of voice interactive assistant apps, “Wake Me Up Asuna,” now available internationally on the Google Android platform. “Wake Me Up Asuna” is a personal smart assistant app that features a combination of Sony Corporation’s voice interactive technology, state-of-the-art speech synthesis, and an animated anime …

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STARMARIE to perform at Taiwan Cosplay Convention FANCY FRONTIER

STARMARIE, who have enjoyed continuous success in Taiwan – including four solo shows in 2015 alone – are set to perform at Taiwan’s largest event, FANCY FRONTIER Cosplay Convention, from January 30 – 31, 2016 at Taipei Expo Park. FANCY FRONTIER Cosplay Convention is a joint event between the monthly publication FRONTIER and Taiwan Comic …

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Super Sonico’s Christmas song now streaming worldwide

Super Sonico’s band First Astronomical Velocity’s Christmas song “Very Merry” is now streaming worldwide on Spotify and Google Play The uplifting song from the album Love & Peace Plus starts with the world-famous Nitroplus character mascot wishing fans “Happy Christmas” in English. With lyrics by Super Sonico and arrangement by Swinging Popsicle’s Hironobu Hirata, “Very …

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J-Pop Summit returns to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center in 2016

The J-POP SUMMIT Committee, the organization that presents the Japanese pop culture celebration held annually in San Francisco, has announced that the 2016 J-POP SUMMIT will be held at the historic Fort Mason Center, the weekend of Friday, July 22nd thru Sunday, July 24th. The Bay Area’s popular celebration of Japanese pop culture, music, art, …

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FEMM to release new EP in February

J-Pop mannequin dance duo FEMM will make their major label debut in February with the remix-loaded EP PoW!/L.C.S, featuring the two new title songs and remixes from their 2014 indies album Femm-Isation. FEMM premiered PoW! last month at YouTube FanFest in Japan. The CD will be released as a combo pack with a second disc …

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FAKY fans can win Afterglow prizes

FAKY is offering a special Christmas present for fans who follow their official Twitter account. (from FAKY official Facebook) A Christmas present from FAKY, vol.2! You can get the posters and magazine covers that are used in the “Afterglow” MV! The winners will be selected by drawing! (Presents) Posters autographed by FAKY members : 2 …

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YANAKIKU drops new song Kira Kira Tokio at Roppongi one-man show

J-Pop Kimono Cosplay duo YANAKIKU released a venue-only edition of their new song “Kira Kira Tokio” at their one-man show at Roppongi Morph-Tokyo on December 12. The “one-coin” (500 yen) single featuring YANAKIKU’s signature playful lyrics and club-ready beats will be available next year to fans worldwide. YANAKIKU has spent the year promoting their full-album …

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