Category: J-Pop

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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Sawa Angstrom take aim with “Sweet Impact” MV

If you don’t like cleaning up spilled drinks then you won’t like the video electronic trio Sawa Angstrom have just released to the song “Sweet Impact” off OF FOOD, their second five-song EP. Everyone else will find the clip oddly beautiful as a variety of fruity concoctions in glass tumblers get nailed by projectiles in …

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eill celebrates friendship and dreams in self-directed “20” MV

R&B/soul singer eill has released the music video for her first solo single “20”, which she shot and directed herself featuring friends and fans, with jacket art appearances by Japanese finswimmer Satsuki Fujimaki, actress Kilala Inori, fashion model Nami Yoshikawa, and Manabi from 17 Liver.

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Hideki Kaji teams with NON for new single NONNON SONG

Hideki Kaji has released the music video for “NONNON SONG”, the second single from his upcoming 18th album GOTH ROMANCE. Featuring Japanese artist NON, Kaji provided the hand-drawn illustrations for the video himself.

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Pikotaro gives Father’s Day advice in PPAPA (Perfect Papa)

PIKOTARO, whose hit song “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Pen)” has been viewed worldwide 500 million times on YouTube and played 350 million times on TikTok, posted his new song “PPAPA (Perfect PAPA)” on his YouTube channel, portraying the performer as an unborn baby giving gentle advice to his father.

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Taku Takahashi (m-flo) has the Tokyo nightclub injection that L.A.’s been waiting for – Interview (2019)

Taku Takahashi (m-flo) Interview by Dave Cirone June 11, 2019 m-flo’s Taku Takahashi is gearing up to inject a mind-blowing dose of Tokyo club culture into L.A. on July 3. Following up last year’s marathon music event OTAQUEST LIVE, m-flo is hosting a back-to-back set of Japan’s hottest EDM and dance music artists at the …

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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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BALLISTIK BOYZ – Interview (2019)

BALLISTIK BOYZ Interview by David Cirone May 19, 2019 BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE is a 7-member dance, vocal, and MC unit, the first ever group within LDH where each member contributes vocals to the performance. With their debut CD BALLISTIK BOYZ out this week and their music video for “TENHANE 1000%” topping 1 million …

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