Monthly Archive: December 2017

Dec 31 2017

Koda Kumi announces first album of 2018

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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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Dec 28 2017

Ai Shinozaki announces 26th birthday live event

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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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Dec 28 2017

Hatsune Miku Expo 2018 coming to USA & Mexico

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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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Dec 26 2017

Kikuna Mishima – Interview (2017)

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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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Dec 23 2017

NECRONOMIDOL – Interview (2017)

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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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Dec 22 2017

Virtual artist IA to premiere new musical ARIA in France

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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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Dec 21 2017

Best J-Pop on Spotify: FEMM – PoW!

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Dec 20 2017

Kamen Joshi sets idol industry record with 3 million Facebook followers

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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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Dec 14 2017

Kamen Joshi creates Infinity Girls unit for iiyama PC

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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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Dec 14 2017

Charisma.com calls it quits in 2018

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Charisma.com has announced the duo will go on indefinite hiatus next year due to the departure of founding member DJ Gonchi. They will release their Charisma Best compilation album on January 10, 2018, and perform their final live shows on January 12 at Osaka BIGCAT and Zepp Tokyo on January 27.

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