December 2017 archive

Koda Kumi announces first album of 2018

Koda Kumi will release her first album of 2018 on February 28th. The title is still TBA, but the release will include several bonus videos, including the hot dance track “LIT” and her 62nd single, the ballad “Never Enough”. Blu-ray bonus: ・LIT [Music Video] ・LIT -Dance version- [Music Video] ・NEVER ENOUGH -Special version- [Music Video] …

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Ai Shinozaki announces 26th birthday live event

Singer and (extremely popular) gravure model Ai Shinozaki has announced a special solo birthday live concert to be held on February 23 at Shinjuku ReNY Tokyo, just days before her 26th birthday on February 26th.

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Hatsune Miku Expo 2018 coming to USA & Mexico

Hatsune Miku Expo 2018 has announced summer dates for the United States and Mexico. Information: http://mikuexpo.com/usamx2018 June 29th (Fri) Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles July 1st (Sun) City National Civic, San Jose July 6th (Fri) The Bomb Factory, Dallas July 8th (Sun) H.E.B. Center, Austin July 12th (Thu) Washington, D.C., The Anthem July 14th (Sat) New …

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Kikuna Mishima – Interview (2017)

Kikuna Mishima Interview by David Cirone December 26, 2017 Kikuna Mishima’s bold photographic work centers on feminine identity, uniquely expressed through carefully designed, abstract yet delicate imagery. After completing her latest exhibit in Tokyo, Mishima breaks down her inspirations, goals, and practical approach to communicating a message with the perfect pose. You’ve mentioned that you …

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NECRONOMIDOL – Interview (2017)

NECRONOMIDOL Interview by John Winner (Straight From Japan) December 23, 2017 Do you ever feel you get more attention from western fans than from fans in Japan? Is there a different way they show their support? Sari: “Idol” as a concept is already kind of made in Japan, so the path to becoming popular as …

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Virtual artist IA to premiere new musical ARIA in France

After completing her 11-city “PARTY-A-GO-GO” world tour, IA has announced that her next international concert titled “ARIA” will premiere next June in Enghien-les-Bains, France.

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Best J-Pop on Spotify: FEMM – PoW!

Kamen Joshi sets idol industry record with 3 million Facebook followers

Japanese underground idols Kamen Joshi achieved a social media milestone this week by surpassing 3 million Facebook followers. The masked idols from Akihabara currently hold the highest count of Facebook followers among all Japanese idol groups, and hitting the 3 million mark places them among the most popular of all Japanese entertainers. Kamen Joshi, who …

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Kamen Joshi creates Infinity Girls unit for iiyama PC

On December 13, Kamen Joshi revealed their limited-time unit “”Mugen Joshi” (Infinity Girls), created for their collaboration with Japanese PC manufacturer Iiyama. The four members performed a new tie-in song “Shining Road ~ tanoshii koto o zenryoku de!~” and modeled special costumes and custom masks connected to the new “infinity” line of PCs, optimized for …

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Gallery: FEMM at Underworld Camden, November 2017

FEMM Live at the Underworld, Camden, London, November 2017 – Photo Gallery Photos by Chris Woods. Live photos from FEMM’s performance as part of LOVEBITES’ November 2017 show.

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