Category: J-Pop

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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Do As Infinity to perform at San Japan 2019

Pop rock band Do As Infinity will return stateside for the first time in 15 years to appear at this year’s San Japan anime convention to be held August 30th – September 1st in San Antonio, Texas. The prolific group has released 12 studio albums and lent their talents to several anime themes including Inuyasha‘s …

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Wasuta – Interview (2019)

Wasuta (“The World Standard”) Interview by David Cirone June 26, 2019 Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) has moved full force into the hybrid world of J-Pop and video games with their new mini-album, The Legend of WASUTA. The lead track “Mera Nyaizer!!!!!~kimi ni a ge u~” is the latest episode in Wasuta’s series …

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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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