Category: J-Pop News

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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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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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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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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Sawa Angstrom – Interview (2019)

Sawa Angstrom Interview by Marc Bowie April 29, 2019 The minimalist style of your EP, DdTPt, is very different than the jazzy Lainy J Groove band and the more poppy style of YeYe, the other groups of which you are a member. What is your goal with Sawa Angstrom? Jun Hamada: There are various elements …

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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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