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LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE’s Aqours returns to L.A. summer 2019

Aqours, the idol group from LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!!, has posted a video digest of live footage of their songs “Kimino Kokorowa Kagayaiterukai?” and “Thank you, FRIENDS!!” on their official YouTube channel to preview their upcoming summer performances in Los Angeles. Aqours will perform at The Novo in downtown L.A. for two performances, July 5th and …

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BALLISTIK BOYZ – Interview (2019)

BALLISTIK BOYZ Interview by David Cirone May 19, 2019 BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE is a 7-member dance, vocal, and MC unit, the first ever group within LDH where each member contributes vocals to the performance. With their debut CD BALLISTIK BOYZ out this week and their music video for “TENHANE 1000%” topping 1 million …

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OtaCrush to bring anikura heat to Little Tokyo

Anime song enthusiasts OtaCrush have announced their very first anikura event, “OtaCrush! Vol. 1” in Los Angeles. “Anikura” is an anime song club event, which has become a new trend for anisong fans all over the world who want to listen to their favorite anisongs, dance wotagei, and share their mutual love and passion for …

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OTAQUEST LIVE returns to L.A. with m-flo, CAPSULE, and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

OTAQUEST LIVE, a unique, live summer concert presenting a dynamic slate of J-Pop, dance and hip hop superstars who define the vibrant sound, styles, moves and images that drive Japanese pop culture, has unveiled a variety of ticket packages, including VIP passes, for the event headlining The Novo in L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA …

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Shibuya-Kei legend Hideki Kaji announces new album GOTH ROMANCE

Shibuya-Kei legend Hideki Kaji has announced his 18th album, GOTH ROMANCE, is set for released on June 5th. This month, the artist’s extensive catalog from the 90s and 00s became available on Apple Music and Spotify, including Mini Skirt, Tea, 15 Angry Men, You Will Love Me, A Long Weekend, lov songs, New Pretty, “Separate …

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m-flo’s Taku Takahashi, Yasutaka Nakata, and TeddyLoid at OTAQUEST KICKOFF 2019

The Tokyo club scene comes to Los Angeles for OTAQUEST KICKOFF, a special event featuring legendary Japanese DJs Taku Takahashi, Yasutaka Nakata, and TeddyLoid all on one stage, July 3 at The Novo in L.A. Live. OTAQUEST KICK OFF is a celebration of Japan’s electronic music culture, accented with exciting visuals, stage lighting, and the …

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Perfume brings FUTURE POP to LA at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Perfume The Theatre at Ace Hotel, April 19, 2019 Live Report by Nhu Nguyen In between their two weekends at Coachella, Perfume brought their own headlining show to eager fans in Los Angeles for their 4th world tour “FUTURE POP” at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on April 19. The setlist was solid and refreshing …

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Wasuta to make North American debut at Anime North 2019

Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) will make their North American performance debut at Anime North 2019 in Toronto, Canada, with a live concert on Saturday, May 25, and additional fan events to be announced. Event info: https://www.animenorth.com/live/

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BiSH brings all the bullets in post-apocalyptic TSUiNiSHi (MV)

BiSH has always held their place at the far end of sanity, and their post-apocalyptic new music video for “TSUiNiSHi” (“Finally Dead”) pushes things into the morbid Great Beyond. Created by MAXIMUM THE HORMONE’s music video director Yasuhiko Shimizu, bullets and laughter prove the best weapons when your BFF goes full zombie. Featuring an aggressive …

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Perfume – Interview (2019)

Perfume Interview by David Cirone March 22, 2019 As one of the world’s most popular J-Pop groups, Perfume continues to take new challenges in stride, launching their 4th world tour this year with multiple U.S. stops including their debut appearance at the Coachella Music Festival. NOCCHi, KASHIYUKA, and a-chan talk fashion, technology, and french fries …

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