September 2017 archive

Akihabara shoppers peek through the mask in Kamen Joshi’s Yahoo campaign

Kamen Joshi’s strict rules normally forbid them from removing their masks outside the the P.A.R.M.S. Theater, where they perform over 1000 shows a year, but shoppers outside Akihabara’s Yodobashi Camera will get a chance to literally see behind the mask in a special “Follow Me!” campaign display presented by Yahoo! Japan.

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Best J-Pop on Spotify: Charisma.com – Otsubone Rock

Today’s best J-Pop track on Spotify: Charisma.com – Otsubone Rock

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Dreams Come True announces 18th album The Dream Quest

Mega-popular J-Pop band Dreams Come True has announced the upcoming release of their 18th album titled The Dream Quest. Recorded in part and mixed entirely in New York City, the band promises to deliver a new sound influenced by the varied musical landscape of the legendary American metropolis. The Dream Quest will be released on …

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BESPA KUMAMERO at Ikebukuro Live Inn Rosa

Japanese electronic performance unit BESPA KUMAMERO’s performance at Ikebukuro Live Inn Rosa, September 17, 2017.

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BiSH preview live BD/DVD with “Promise The Star” (MV)

BiSH will release their power-packed live Blu-ray/DVD titled BiSH NEVERMiND TOUR RELOADED THE FiNAL “REVOLUTiONS” on November 1. The live performance was recorded during the group’s tour finale in front of 7000 fans at Makuhari Messe Hall on July 22, 2017, and will feature special packaging, two live CDs and a deluxe photo book.

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Sasara Sekine (Houkago Princess) – Interview (2017)

Sasara Sekine (Houkago Princess) Interview by Dru Bastedo September 18, 2017 The idea of a “princess” is a familiar one across the world, and idol group Houkago Princess is making a splash in the industry by wearing it like a badge of honor. NekoPop spoke with member Sasara Sekine about English, Disney, and how the …

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Mitomi Tokoto and CyberJapan Dancers at Ultra Tokyo 2017

Charisma.com collaborate with Lumine for “Hello 2 – Midnight Reboot”

Charisma.com raid the racks in a remix of their new song “Hello 2”, created in collaboration with Ikebukuro department store Lumine. (The duo showed of their new fashion-glam look earlier this year in “#hashdark”.) Charisma.com were chosen as image models for the store’s autumn/winter fashion campaign, and the music video for “Hello 2 – Midnight …

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Sayaka Yamamoto – JOKER (MV)

Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48) come face to face with her own desire in the music video for “JOKER”, from her album Identity, out October 4th.

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Best J-Pop on Spotify: Dreams Come True – Kusuriyubi no Kesshin

Today’s best J-Pop track on Spotify: Dreams Come True – Kusuriyubi no Kesshin

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