Category: J-Pop News

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. Wasuta’s appearance at the festival, which is Mongolia’s largest celebration of Japanese culture, is their 11th time performing outside of Japan since …

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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”.

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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”. The music video is the third YouTube video to showcase the members’ dance and vocal performance backed by a full rock band, named the “NEKONOTE BAND”, which will appear with Wasuta at the group’s free live …

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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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Lantis Matsuri comes to Anime NYC with JAM Project, TRUE, ZAQ, and Guilty Kiss

The Lantis Matsuri concert series will launch its first U.S. performances on November 15, 2019, at Anime NYC, New York City’s largest Japanese pop culture convention. Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Japanese music label Lantis, the event will feature popular anisong performers JAM Project, TRUE, ZAQ, and Guilty Kiss from Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours.

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At Home Cafe (@home cafe) to appear at Saboten Con 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona

World-famous @home cafe (“at-home cafe”) will return to the United States for a special appearance at Saboten Con 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. @home cafe’s Chief Branding Officer Hitomi will represent the award-winning restaurant chain, which is Akihabara’s longest-running food and entertainment maid cafe. Hitomi will be accompanied by @home cafe’s Premium maids Chimu and Mizukin …

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MINMI releases new English version of Samurai Champloo’s Shiki No Uta

Singer/songwriter MINMI has released an English-lyrics version of one of her best-known singles, “Shiki No Uta”, which was originally featured as the closing theme song to the Samurai Champloo anime series.

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