Monthly Archive: August 2017

Aug 28 2017

Best J-Pop on Spotify: Perfume – Tokyo Girl

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Today’s best J-Pop track on Spotify: Perfume – Tokyo Girl

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Aug 24 2017

Masaharu Fukuyama hits the cover of GQ Japan

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Singer/songwriter and actor Masaharu Fukuyama stars on the cover of the October issue of GQ Japan. Best known to Western audiences for his dramatic roles in the Galileo TV series, the Rurouni Kenshin films (starring Takeru Satoh), and his moving performance in Hirokazu Koreeda’s award-winning 2013 film Like Father, Like Son, Fukuyama’s new single “Seiki” …

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Aug 24 2017

Puzzle and Dragons opens bilingual Instagram

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If your fingers haven’t done enough “PazuDora” for one day, check out the new Instagram account from the insanely popular mobile game Puzzle and Dragons showcasing first-look images of new monster art! (Pictured: Devil Star Divine Queen, Hera-Nyx) https://www.instagram.com/puzzleanddragons_official

Aug 24 2017

Tomomi Itano new photo book “release”

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Ex-AKB48 songstress and idol Tomomi Itano has revealed images from her upcoming photobook “release”, out August 25th in Japan. The 144-page collection, her first in 7 years, was created to showcase the “new” Tomochin, now 26, who took an active part in planning the look and style of each shoot.

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Aug 24 2017

PIKOTARO celebrates 1st Anniversary of PPAP with YouTube special

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PIKOTARO’s music video “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)” was uploaded on YouTube on August 25th, 2016, and became an international sensation with over 120 million views plus over 100,000 related videos totaling over 1.5 billion hits. In just one year, the phenomenon has brought PIKOTARO to the Billboard Chart, Guinness World Records, Kohaku Utagassen (Year-End Song Festival), Budokan …

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Aug 22 2017

PassCode at Summer Sonic 2017 (Gallery)

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PassCode’s live performance at Summer Sonic Osaka 2017′s Sonic Stage, August 19, 2017.

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Aug 19 2017

Best J-Pop on Spotify: Mika Nikashima – Koi wo Suru

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Today’s best J-Pop track on Spotify: Mika Nakashima – Koi wo Suru

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Aug 19 2017

YANAKIKU is always ready to Kanpai! in Iichiko shochu CM

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YANAKIKU must have had drinking on their mind all night when getting ready to record “Kanpai Night”, and now both the song and the duo are featured in a new commercial for Japan’s popular shochu brand Iichiko.

Aug 15 2017

FLOW and Yousei Teikoku complete 2-day Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon

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Anisong World Matsuri completed its 2-day event at Otakon in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, August 12, with performances by two diverse anisong artists – gothic metal band Yousei Teikoku and rock group FLOW. 3000 fans filled the event hall at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to experience a second day of anisong entertainment.

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Aug 14 2017

JAM Project and T.M.Revolution bring Anisong World Matsuri to Washington, D.C.

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Anisong World Matsuri made its east coast American debut at Otakon’s new home in Washington, D.C. on Friday, August 11. The ambitious concert series, produced by Japan’s leading entertainment companies with the goal of delivering Japan’s anisong concerts worldwide in the highest quality, opened the Friday concert with a striking video depicting AWM’s logo covering …

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