Category: J-Pop News

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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LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! Aqours World LoveLive! in L.A. -BRAND NEW WAVE-

Idol group Aqours from LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! presented a 2-day performance at the Novo in downtown Los Angeles on July 5th and 6th as part of Anime Expo 2019, including songs from the new movie, LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! The School Idol Movie: Over the Rainbow.

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Super Dimension Convention 2019 announces Macross voice actors Takumi Yamazaki and Tsutomu Takayama

Super Dimension Convention, in association with Anime Los Angeles, has announced special appearances by Macross voice actors Takumi Yamazaki and Tsutomu Takayama. Both will join this year’s convention for a special panel followed by a meet & greet signing opportunity.

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Music anime CAROLE & TUESDAY Blu-ray announced for October

Studio Bones 20th anniversary x FlyingDog 10th anniversary anime series CAROLE & TUESDAY‘s Blu-ray Disc/DVD Vol. 1 will be released on October 30. The set will include episodes 1-12, the “Kiss Me” music video, and a re-edited version of the “Story of a Miracle” documentary released on YouTube.

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OTAQUEST LIVE 2019 in Los Angeles (Live Report)

OTAQUEST LIVE 2019 in Los Angeles powered by LDH USA CAPSULE, CrazyBoy, Hiroomi Tosaka, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, m-flo The Novo (Los Angeles) – July 3, 2019 Concert Review by David Cirone and Nhu Nguyen Last Wednesday, m-flo’s DJ Taku Takahashi walked out on stage to welcome the hyped-up crowd to the Novo for OTAQUEST’s return …

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Ai Otsuka’s new single “Chime” chosen as opening theme for TV anime Fruits Basket

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of her debut, J-Pop singer-songwriter Ai Otsuka’s new song “Chime” has been chosen as the new opening theme for the 2019 TV anime Fruits Basket. Otsuka recently finished her Japan tour “Ai am BEST, too” in support of her greatest hits album, and will start a tour of Asia in China …

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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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