April 2018 archive

Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 announces musical performers

An all-star lineup of nine Japanese anime song performers will take over L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on July 4th, 6th, And 7th. Anisong World Matsuri (AWM) and Anime Expo (AX) have announced the complete lineup for the three-day music festival to be held in conjunction with AX 2018, the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in …

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Erina Kamiya (Kamen Joshi) – Interview (2018) Pt. 2

Erina Kamiya (Kamen Joshi) Interview by David Cirone Part 2 April 23, 2018 Your YouTube channel became super-popular as soon you started, and you’ve created some outrageous, crazy videos. How do you come up with the ideas? Erina: When I was little, I would imagine swimming in a pool filled with pudding, or filling a …

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maidreamin serves “moe” to Montreal at Otakuthon in August

​Japan’s top maid cafe chain maidreamin will perform their first Canadian service at Montreal’s Otakuthon, August 3-5, 2018. maidreamin will perform on the event’s main stage at the Palais des congrès de Montréal Convention Center, featuring a live music concert followed other fun weekend activities including an autograph session, fan Q&A, and panel discussion on …

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Erina Kamiya (Kamen Joshi) – Interview (2018) Pt. 1

Erina Kamiya (Kamen Joshi) Interview by David Cirone Part 1 April 8, 2018 How long have you been a member of Kamen Joshi? How did you get your start? Erina: It’s my sixth year now. I came to Tokyo hoping to become an idol and was looking for an audition. On YouTube, I saw an …

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GARNiDELiA – Error (MV)

GARNiDELiA takes a giant techno step into the dystopian future for their music video “Error”, the opening theme from the anime series Beatless. Vocalist MARiA shows off some deftly mechanized dance moves backed by her personal group of hIEs (human-like robots). “Error” is also included in the group’s new album G.R.N.D., along with other anime …

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu announces 2018 Europe and USA tour dates

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has announced the European and American dates for her extended Halloween-themed tour “THE SPOOKY OBAKEYASHIKI ~PUMPKINS STRIKE BACK~”.

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Momoiro Clover Z celebrates 10th Anniversary with Greatest Hits album

Momoiro Clover Z has announced the release of their first greatest hits album on May 23, 2018, commemorating the 10th anniversary of their career. The special edition contains three music CDs and two Blu-ray discs, box packaging, and a photo booklet. The Blu-rays contains documentary footage and the group’s live concert held on January 21, …

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PassCode – Interview (2018)

PassCode Interview by John Winner (Straight From Japan) and David Cirone April 4, 2018 Formed in 2014 with a musical direction towards a mix of EDM and rock, PassCode achieved popularity right from the start. In 2015, the group released their first album and single, followed by performances at major music events Summer Sonic and …

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Anisong World Matsuri returns to Anime Expo 2018

Anime music festival Anisong World Matsuri returns to L.A.’s Microsoft Theater for the third year in a row with a three-day, multi-artist event at Anime Expo 2018. Created in association with BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Inc., Amuse Inc., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and other leading Japanese entertainment companies, Anisong World Matsuri (AWM) at Anime Expo …

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