Category: J-Pop News

BESPA KUMAMERO releases new digital single “NINJA Hanakage”

Japanese electronic performance unit BESPA KUMAMERO has released their new single “NINJA -Hanakage-“, now available on streaming platforms worldwide. Vocalist Azumi created the lyrics from the point-of-view of an original character “Hanakage” who embarks on the exciting and dangerous life of a ninja. Composer Monkichi’s driving electro-rock track combines with traditional Japanese instruments to create …

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Wasuta looks to the future in uplifting music video Shani Muni Ikiru!

Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) launched their official YouTube channel on October 3 with the new music video “Shani Muni Ikiru!”. Read the full story on J-Generation!

Perfume to release 15th Anniversary Best “P Cubed”

Perfume’s first greatest hits album Perfume The Best “P Cubed” will be released September 18, 2019. The massive collection contains 52 songs, including “Nananananairo” and one more new song, “Challenger”. All the tracks excluding the new songs are newly remastered by Yasutaka Nakata.

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At Home Cafe (@home cafe) brings Akihabara to Arizona at Saboten Con 2019

@home cafe’s top premium maids Hitomi, Chimu, and Mizukin brought authentic maid cafe service to Saboten Con in Arizona during 3-day event August 30 – September 2, 2019, at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix. The Akihabara ambassadors performed a live concert and three sold-out maid cafe events for eager fans who traveled from all across the …

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Wasuta performs first Mongolia concert

Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) continued their mission of spreading kawaii across the world with a set of 4 performances at Japan Festival in Mongolia 2019, held August 17-18 in Ulaanbaatar. Read more at J-Generation!

FAKY releases hot dance performance video “GIRLS GOTTA LIVE”

Japanese dance/vocal group FAKY released their new music video “GIRLS GOTTA LIVE” on August 23, the first in a dance song trilogy based on the theme of “GIRLS POWER”. Full story:

Wasuta reveals PLATONIC GIRL studio live video, announces free Yoyogi Park concert

Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) has released a “studio live” music video for their song “PLATONIC GIRL”. Read more at J-Generation!

Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino to celebrate Gundam’s 40th Anniversary at Anime NYC

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll and SUNRISE have announced that Yoshiyuki Tomino, creator and director of the Mobile Suit Gundam television series, will participate in this year’s Anime NYC as an official guest. This will be Mr. Tomino’s only U.S. appearance to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of one of Japan’s most long-running and influential anime …

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CAROLE & TUESDAY LIVE: The Loneliest Girl at Harajuku Quest Hall

“CAROLE & TUESDAY LIVE: The Loneliest Girl”, featuring live performance of music from the popular anime, was held at Harajuku Quest Hall in Tokyo on August 11. The special concert event was performed by the artists who provide the singing voices for Carole (Nai Br.XX), Tuesday (Celeina Ann), and Angela (Alisa), with two backing musicians …

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FAKY to appear at Otakuthon 2019, premieres new song in Brazil

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 …

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