Monthly Archive: April 2016

Apr 29 2016

J-Pop Summit announces World Order, Silent Siren, and GARNiDELiA for July festival

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J-POP SUMMIT 2016 has announced its first line-up of music artists set to perform this year. This summer’s festival will be highlighted by a 3-day slate of live music from a wide range of top Japanese pop idol, anisong, electronica, and rock artists that will complement an extensive roster of attractions, participants and exhibits, and …

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Apr 29 2016

ZAQ to make US debut at AnimeNEXT

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Songrwriter/performer ZAQ will make her American performance debut at New jersey’s AnimeNEXT in June. ZAQ made her creator debut writing lyrics, composing and arranging character songs from the anime Future Diary. Later that year, she made her singer solo debut with “Sparkling Daydream”, the theme song for the anime Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions. Since …

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Apr 27 2016

FEMM plays games with your head in WHITE NOISE (MV)

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Another mind-twisting and body-rocking video from Japanese mannequin-pop duo FEMM, back in their signature latex and proclaiming the dangers and/or pleasure of getting your brain fried by EDM. Prolonged exposure recommended.

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Apr 27 2016

lyrical school hacks your iPhone with RUN and RUN (MV)

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Six-strong idol squad lyrical school go viral with the quirky video to debut single “RUN and RUN”, released worldwide today. Shot vertically and best viewed on an iPhone, the video sees the members of the hip hop inspired pop group rap their way in and out of familiar iOS apps, such as Facebook, Twitter and …

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Apr 26 2016

FAKY releases new music video “Candy” from upcoming EP

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FAKY has released the new music video for “Candy”, from their upcoming EP set to drop in May. Members Anna, Akina, Lil’ Fang and Mikako are back with a funky, colorful dance number that has their unique style and sound on full display.

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Apr 25 2016

Tomomi Itano taps classic fairy tale for Hide & Seek video

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Tomomi Itano’s latest single “Hide & Seek” serves as the theme for the horror thriller “Nozokime”, recently released in Japan. The music video, a lush gothic mystery based on the classic fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast”, just dropped and features the former AKB48 member in two distinct roles.

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Apr 22 2016

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to open J-Pop Summit 2016

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J-Pop Summit 2016, one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, will present a live concert performance by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom on Friday, July 22nd to kick off the weekend-long J-Pop festivities. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 6th. KPP Concert Ticket Basic and Premium …

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Apr 17 2016

BESPA KUMAMERO releases 15th anniversary single

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J-Pop electronic dance duo BESPA KUMAMERO has released a new single in commemoration of their 15th anniversary. “Tell Me” was produced in the style of 80s Japanese pop, a departure from the duo’s modern sci-fi-inspired sound that dominated their past albums Romantic Waves, Plastic Confusion, and Spiral Connector. The CD version of “Tell Me” is …

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