Monthly Archive: July 2016

Jul 30 2016

Idol songwriter Ena Fujita vamps it up for Evil Idol Song release

Idol and newly-dubbed song lyricist Ena Fujita poses for a devilish photo shoot to promote the CD release of her soundtrack for the film Evil Idol Song, where she plays a demon-possessed idol with a supernaturally destructive voice. EVIL IDOL SONG Track List 1. Evil Idol Song 2. Koboreru 3. Ano Ko No Sho Jijou …

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Jul 23 2016

Dreams Come True – The URA BEST! (Review)


Dreams Come True The URA Best! Review by David Cirone Last year’s Dreams Come True – THE BEST! Watashi no Dorikamu collection boasted a massive list of 50 fan-favorite songs, but when you’ve got a group like Dreams Come True whose catalog spans multiple decades and worldwide hits, 50 songs just isn’t enough. Dreams Come …

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Jul 23 2016

Namie Amuro – Hero (MV)


Namie Amuro has released the music video for her new single, “Hero”, NHK’s theme for their summer Olympics coverage. The video combines the previously-teased “Green Floor”, “Water Floor” and “Flame Floor” versions, representing the official colors of the event. “Hero” will be released on CD July 27.

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Jul 22 2016

Japanese Go Torch Mascots Return to J-Pop Summit 2016


Last year’s hit Japanese pop culture Go Torch characters are returning to San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit this weekend to bring more laughter and unique Japanese culture to the 3-day event, July 22-24. The Go Torch (or “Yuru-Kyara”) mascots represent different prefectures or cities in Japan, and there are currently more than 3500 active mascots, popular …

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Jul 22 2016

lyrical school return with Summer Foundation


lyrical school, a hip hop idol group from Japan, return with another video with their latest single Summer Foundation, out now for digital download and streaming courtesy of JPU Records. The six-member, all-female unit of dancers and rappers, caught the tech world’s imagination earlier this year with their last single RUN and RUN, which saw …

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Jul 21 2016

Yuki Kajiura LIVE featuring SWORD ART ONLINE concert announced for Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre


Aniplex of America announced today that ticket sales for the “Yuki Kajiura LIVE ~featuring SWORD ART ONLINE~” concert will begin this Saturday (July 23, 2016) at 12PM (PDT) through Ticketmaster. The concert will take place at the world-famous Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on January 14, 2017. There will be VIP tickets which include an …

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Jul 18 2016

Momoiro Clover Z Reveals Tour Posters and Venues for USA Tour


Momoiro Clover Z has announced the venues for their 3-city “Trans-America Ultra Live Tour”, November 15th-19th, with stops in Hawaii, New York, and Los Angeles. the group has also revealed 3 dazzling posters for the events. Ticket and venue information: Honolulu – November 15 (Tue) The Republik Los Angeles – November 17 (Thu) The …

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Jul 17 2016

Perfume – Interview (2016)


Perfume Interview by Nhu Nguyen July 17, 2016 When the word ‘perfume’ comes up, the first thought many people may have is of their favorite fragrance or the song by Britney Spears. But for J-Pop fans, Perfume is the name of one of the hottest pop acts in Japan. The group has released five albums, …

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Jul 16 2016

Legendary producer Tetsuya Komuro debuts new 5-girl group DefWill


Tetsuya Komuro, the legendary producer behind Namie Amuro, Globe, Tomomi Kahala and other ground-breaking J-Pop artists, is now putting his star-making power behind new girl group DefWill. The five-member act has debuted with the single “Lovely Day”, the theme song for Tokyo Girls Collection Autumn/Winter 2016. DefWill’s name comes from slang, “Definitely, I will”. The …

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Jul 13 2016

Momoiro Clover Z announces 3-city USA tour


Momoiro Clover Z will return to America for a 3-city “Trans-America Ultra Live Tour” in November, with stops in *Hawaii, New York, and Los Angeles. The 5-girl Japanese pop idol unit made their last appearance on U.S. shores at Anime Expo 2015, joined on stage by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS celebrating their …

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