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GARNiDELiA and Eir Aoi stripped-down KILL la KILL themes featured in upcoming box set

Fans of Studio Trigger’s hit anime series KILL la KILL will get to set their Blu-ray players on endless replay for the super-cool and hyper-fashionable textless opening themes by GARNiDELiA (“ambiguous”) and Eir Aoi (“sirius”) when Aniplex of America’s newly-announced complete box set arrives December 24.

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World Otaku Institute presents Anime Trailer Screening Party at AX 2019

The World Otaku Institute (WOI) Anime Trailer Screening Party supported by TUDUKIMI is coming to America for the first time. The 12th super popular event in Japan will have its first screening overseas and will expand its roots at Anime Expo 2019 in Los Angeles. TUDUKIMI is an event where a media personality provides personal …

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Wasuta – Interview (2019)

Wasuta (“The World Standard”) Interview by David Cirone June 26, 2019 Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) has moved full force into the hybrid world of J-Pop and video games with their new mini-album, The Legend of WASUTA. The lead track “Mera Nyaizer!!!!!~kimi ni a ge u~” is the latest episode in Wasuta’s series …

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Kanako Ito to perform at Steins;Gate 0 mega-event at Anime Expo

North America’s biggest Steins;Gate festival ever is coming to Anime Expo on Saturday, July 6, with a special event and concert to celebrate the Blu-ray release of Steins;Gate 0, the follow-up series to the sci-fi anime Steins;Gate. Funimation will present a night full of Steins;Gate 0 activities, including a live concert by special guest Japanese …

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Wasuta battles to save kawaii in new RPG-themed MV “Mera Nyaizer!!!!!”

Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) has released their latest music video, the RPG-themed “Mera Nyaizer!!!!!~kimi ni a ge u~”. Hazuki, Nanase, Miri, Ririka, and Ruka display their fighting skills and battle monsters in the action-packed sequel to Wasuta’s special series of “game world” videos, following “Ultra Miracle-cle Final Ultimate Choco Beam” and “Kurae! …

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eill celebrates friendship and dreams in self-directed “20” MV

R&B/soul singer eill has released the music video for her first solo single “20”, which she shot and directed herself featuring friends and fans, with jacket art appearances by Japanese finswimmer Satsuki Fujimaki, actress Kilala Inori, fashion model Nami Yoshikawa, and Manabi from 17 Liver.

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Hideki Kaji teams with NON for new single NONNON SONG

Hideki Kaji has released the music video for “NONNON SONG”, the second single from his upcoming 18th album GOTH ROMANCE. Featuring Japanese artist NON, Kaji provided the hand-drawn illustrations for the video himself.

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Pikotaro gives Father’s Day advice in PPAPA (Perfect Papa)

PIKOTARO, whose hit song “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Pen)” has been viewed worldwide 500 million times on YouTube and played 350 million times on TikTok, posted his new song “PPAPA (Perfect PAPA)” on his YouTube channel, portraying the performer as an unborn baby giving gentle advice to his father.

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Taku Takahashi (m-flo) has the Tokyo nightclub injection that L.A.’s been waiting for – Interview (2019)

Taku Takahashi (m-flo) Interview by Dave Cirone June 11, 2019 m-flo’s Taku Takahashi is gearing up to inject a mind-blowing dose of Tokyo club culture into L.A. on July 3. Following up last year’s marathon music event OTAQUEST LIVE, m-flo is hosting a back-to-back set of Japan’s hottest EDM and dance music artists at the …

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Wasuta Wins Hearts in Canada – Idol Group Continues Overseas Expansion at Anime North 2019

Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) made their North American performance debut at Anime North 2019 in Toronto, Canada, with a live concert for over 1000 fans on Saturday, May 25. The five members of Wasuta – Hazuki, Nanase, Miri, Ririka, and Ruka – kept fans updated via their social media accounts, showing their …

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