Category: Japanese Anime

Four Ways J-Pop Could Expand More Internationally

GUEST EDITORIAL J-Pop has grown a lot since it first emerged as its own form on the Japanese music scene. While it’s expanded to influence other Asian nations and even gain some popularity in the West however, it doesn’t quite have the reach of some other nation-specific pop genres (such as K-Pop, for instance). This …

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STARMARIE to perform at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2018

Japanese dance and vocal quintet STARMARIE will perform on the main stage of Anime Weekend Atlanta in Georgia, USA, on September 22. STARMARIE’s song “Hime wa Rankiryuu☆Goikkou-sama” was used as the opening theme of the anime Onigiri in 2016 and their song “Natsu ni nare!” was chosen as the ending theme of the anime Cardfight!! …

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The 10 Most Poppin’ist Highlights from BanG Dream! “Poppin’Party Happy Party 2018!”

The Ten Most Poppin’ist Highlights from BanG Dream! Poppin’Party Happy Party 2018! by Dave Cirone I knew nothing about BanG Dream! Girls Band Party‘s characters — I’d never even played the game or listened to the music — but last Saturday’s Delayed Viewing screening of the BanG Dream! 5th☆Live “Poppin’Party Happy Party 2018!” concert film …

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Macross Frontier’s May’n and Megumi Nakajima reunite with “Good Job!”

A new single celebrating the 10th anniversary of Macross Frontier is reuniting May’n and Megumi Nakajima, the fan-favorite performers behind heroines Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee. “Good Job !” will be released on September 26th and features three new tracks coupled with karaoke versions.

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AnimeNYC 2018 reveals final artist lineup for and ticket dates for Anisong World Matsuri

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll has announced the final artist to join the lineup of the inaugural Anisong World Matsuri concert event in New York City, to be held November 16 and 17 at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom. nano (Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Btooom!) will join previously announced J-Pop artists Luna Haruna, Shoko Nakagawa, Morning …

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May’n – Interview (2018)

May’n Interview by David Cirone August 10, 2018 Legendary among anime fans for her performances in Macross Frontier, Accel World, and her latest theme song for Lord of Vermilion, May’n reflects on the first decade of her singing career, her approach to creating her anime theme performances, and her eternal love for taiyaki in our …

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GARNiDELiA – Interview (2018)

GARNiDELiA Interview by Todd Nelson July 27, 2018 GARNiDELiA is a Japanese pop duo consisting of singer MARiA, and producer/composer toku. Their songs have been featured in many anime series such as Kill la Kill and Fate/Apocrypha. Recently they performed as a musical guest at anime convention A-Kon in Fort Worth, Texas. Your live performance …

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Yuki Kajiura – Interview (2018)

Yuki Kajiura Interview by David Cirone and Nhu Nguyen July 20, 2018 With a musical career spanning games, films, musicals, and an extensive list of anime titles including Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero, and .hack//SIGN, composer, lyricist, and performer Yuki Kajiura has provided soundtracks to hit after hit, not to mention producing for acts like Kalafina …

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THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 (Gallery)

THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS performing at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 2018.07.07 Los Angeles – Microsoft Theater Set List 1. Shine!! (THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS anime) 2. SUN♡FLOWER (THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS anime) 3. Love∞Destiny (THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS: Starlight Stage game) 4. Tulip (THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS: Starlight Stage game) 5. Onegai! …

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Yuki Kajiura at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 (Gallery)

Yuki Kajiura (Fate/Zero, Sword Art Online) performing at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 2018.07.06 Los Angeles – Microsoft Theater Set List 1. the beginning of the end (Fate/Zero) 2. Lancer and Assassin (Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel] I. Presage Flower) 3. Longing (Sword Art Online -Ordinal Scale-) 4. Key of the Twilight (.hack//SIGN) 5. …

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