Aug 12 2019
Singer/songwriter Ai Higuchi delivers a powerful vocal and piano performance in her music video for the digital single “Zensen”. Higuchi’s classical training combined with merciless treatment of the keys create a complex, dramatic melody with nothing held back.
Aug 08 2019
FAKY premiered their new song “GIRLS GOTTA LIVE” at Brazil’s Anime Friends event held last month in São Paulo. FAKY made hints on social media leading up to their July 14 performance, signaling that the five-member vocal and dance group had prepared a special surprise for their first-ever South American live concert and the first …
Jul 29 2019
The Lantis Matsuri concert series will launch its first U.S. performances on November 15, 2019, at Anime NYC, New York City’s largest Japanese pop culture convention. Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Japanese music label Lantis, the event will feature popular anisong performers JAM Project, TRUE, ZAQ, and Guilty Kiss from Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours.
Jul 29 2019
Contributed by James Winston Guest Editorial The video game world is taking a trip back to the past with Hamster Corporation’s release of Ninja Spirit on the PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The adrenaline-pumping gameplay of Ninja Spirit takes much of its influence from Ninja Gaiden, an 80’s arcade legend. Although many casual gamers may not …
Jul 26 2019
World-famous @home cafe (“at-home cafe”) will return to the United States for a special appearance at Saboten Con 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. @home cafe’s Chief Branding Officer Hitomi will represent the award-winning restaurant chain, which is Akihabara’s longest-running food and entertainment maid cafe. Hitomi will be accompanied by @home cafe’s Premium maids Chimu and Mizukin …
Jul 23 2019
Singer/songwriter MINMI has released an English-lyrics version of one of her best-known singles, “Shiki No Uta”, which was originally featured as the closing theme song to the Samurai Champloo anime series.
Jul 20 2019
Idol group Aqours from LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! presented a 2-day performance at the Novo in downtown Los Angeles on July 5th and 6th as part of Anime Expo 2019, including songs from the new movie, LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! The School Idol Movie: Over the Rainbow.
Jul 17 2019
Super Dimension Convention, in association with Anime Los Angeles, has announced special appearances by Macross voice actors Takumi Yamazaki and Tsutomu Takayama. Both will join this year’s convention for a special panel followed by a meet & greet signing opportunity.
Jul 15 2019
Studio Bones 20th anniversary x FlyingDog 10th anniversary anime series CAROLE & TUESDAY‘s Blu-ray Disc/DVD Vol. 1 will be released on October 30. The set will include episodes 1-12, the “Kiss Me” music video, and a re-edited version of the “Story of a Miracle” documentary released on YouTube.
Jul 05 2019
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of her debut, J-Pop singer-songwriter Ai Otsuka’s new song “Chime” has been chosen as the new opening theme for the 2019 TV anime Fruits Basket. Otsuka recently finished her Japan tour “Ai am BEST, too” in support of her greatest hits album, and will start a tour of Asia in China …