February 2018 archive

Good Smile Racing and Team UKYO reveal 2018 Hatsune Miku Super GT design

GOODSMILE RACING (GSR) & Team UKYO with HATSUNE MIKU GT Project have officially unveiled their 2018 SUPER GT contender at Wonder Festival 2018 Winter on 18th February. GSR has already announced that it will compete in the Japanese premier racing series AUTOBACS SUPER GT with Kanzaki Hiro’s Racing Miku 2018. They aim for a 2-year …

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PROMIC launches Japan Anime Music LAB. to promote anisong industry worldwide

PROMIC, the leading Japanese entertainment industry foundation to support the growth of Japanese music internationally, has announced the launch of the Japan Anime Music LAB. (JAM LAB.) website. http://www.japan-animemusic.com JAM LAB. serves to connect international music and licensing professionals as well as event and concert promoters with the top echelon of Japanese ani-song artists and …

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T.M.Revolution to attend Gundam SEED screening in Washington DC

T.M.Revolution will make an appearance in Washington, DC next month for a special screening of Gundam SEED. The performer will also make an appearance at the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s opening ceremonies on March 24. http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

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maidreamin collaborates with Candy holic for idol takeover event

Japanese idol group Candy holic will take over maidreamin’s Akihabara Live Restaurant Heaven’s Gate on February 18th. The idols will wear maidreamin’s signature maid cafe outfits and perform special mini-concerts on the Heaven’s Gate music stage.

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Houkago Princess – Abrakatab Luv! (Review)

In a sparkling new release, Houkago Princess transform once again and bring the heat to your winter days with Abrakatab Luv!, a spirited single that features four outstanding tracks. Based on the classic collection of short stories, the titular songs lyrics portrays the tale of a brave and alluring princess and her ability to tell …

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Namie Amuro 25th Anniversary documentary 〜glorious days〜

Namie Amuro has released a 20-minute English-documentary on her official YouTube channel to commemorate her 25th Anniversary and upcoming Domestic Dome Tour & Asia Tour “Namie Amuro Final Tour 2018 – Finally ~”. Chronicling her career from her start with Super Monkeys at 14 years old through her million-plus record sales in every decade since, …

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Koda Kumi – Party (MV)

Koda Kumi brings the party (and some oddly disturbing special effects) to liven up the midnight doldrums. Kumi’s squad is taking over the house (and stealing your booze). “PARTY” is included in the special-edition videos of Koda Kumi’s new album AND, dropping February 28th.

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NECRONOMIDOL – STRANGE AEONS (Review)

NECRONOMIDOL STRANGE AEONS Review by John Winner (Straight From Japan) NECRONOMIDOL’s Strange Aeons is available in two physical CD versions — Ver. DIRGE and Ver. PAEAN. Both are presented in deluxe 6-panel matte digipack packaging with artwork by manga artist Waita Uziga and photography by Dan Szpara.

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Best J-Pop on Spotify: Masaharu Fukuyama – Saiai

Tomomi Itano – Just as I am (MV)

Tomomi Itano takes some chill time to herself in L.A. and the California desert in her introspective video for “Just as I am.”

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