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JAM Project unleashes furious combo of One Punch Man and Super Robot Wars T theme songs

Anisong super unit JAM Project — comprised of Hironobu Kageyama, Masaaki Endo, Hiroshi Kitadani, Masami Okui, Yoshiki Fukuyama — held a special concert at January 25 and 26 at Toyosu PIT in Tokyo. On the second day’s performance, they announced the release of their new song “Seijaku no Apostle”, the theme for One Punch Man …

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MIka Nakashima releases 15th anniversary set Bible

Mika Nakashima released the 3-CD set Bible on January 30, 2019, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of her song “Yuki no Hana.” The 44-track compilation contains new versions of “Yuki no Hana”, “Orion”, “Glamorous Sky”, and more. The special edition version also includes a bonus Blu-ray/DVD featuring the “MIKA NAKASHIMA FULL COURSE TOUR 2017 – …

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TRUE – Interview (2019)

TRUE Interview by David Cirone January 28, 2019 Anisong hitmaker TRUE opens up about her transition from behind-the-scenes songwriter to on-stage performer, with a five-year career that has already yielded memorable themes to popular series such as That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Sound! Euphonium, Violet Evergarden, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. …

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Shoko Nakagawa – Interview (2019)

Shoko Nakagawa Interview by David Cirone January 26, 2019 There are so many stories about you eating your cats, going back more than 10 years. There are some people here in the U.S. who might not even know you’re a singer. Are you still biting cats as much as you used to? Shoko Nakagawa: My …

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Hikaru Utada – Chikai (live)

Hikaru Utada has released a live performance clip of “Chikai” from the Kingdom Hearts III soundtrack. The teaser comes from her upcoming “Hikaru Utada Laughter in the Dark Tour 2018” concert special, to be broadcast on BS Sky Perfect TV on January 27, followed by an encore performance on MUSIC ON! TV in March with …

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Naoki Urasawa – Interview with creator of Monster, 20th Century Boys at JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles (2019)

Naoki Urasawa Interview by David Cirone January 25, 2019 We sat down for a one-on-one interview with famed manga creator Naoki Urasawa at the opening of his first North American art exhibition, “This is MANGA – the Art of NAOKI URASAWA”, which runs January 23 – March 28, 2019 at JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles. The …

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PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX (Review)

PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX Review by David Cirone The PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX Blu-ray set is a remarkable historical journey through the group’s recent evolution. Beautifully shot and edited, and presenting each concert uncut for the first time, we get to experience PassCode live and up-close in famous Japanese concert venues …

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Super Dimension Convention returns to Southern California in 2019

Since its inaugural event in 2001, fans of Macross have gathered annually in Southern California to celebrate their love of the franchise. Super Dimension Convention has announced its return in 2019, offering a full-day celebration for fans of anime, idols, mecha, cosplay and collectibles at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center in Torrance, California on Saturday, …

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NekoPOP’s Best J-Pop Album Covers 2018

Check out NekoPOP′s best J-Pop album/single jackets for 2018, chosen by NekoPOP contributors David Cirone, Nhu Nguyen, and Todd Nelson. Click here to view the full list, including PassCode, Seiko Oomori, Reol, Aimer, Nogizaka46, Daoko, and many more!

Perfume to perform at Coachella 2019

J-Pop trio Perfume will perform live at Coachella 2019 in Indio, California, on April 14 and 21 at the Empire Polo Club. Their festival appearance adds an extra chance for fans to catch the group during their upcoming USA tour in March/April this year.

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