Category: Japanese Idols

Wasuta releases “Neko Punch” teaser and CAT’CH THE WORLD track list

Japanese idols Wasuta (“The World Standard”) has revealed the track list for their third full album titled CAT’CH THE WORLD, scheduled for release on March 6. The group has also released a teaser version of their new music video, the video game-themed “Kurae! Hissatsu! Neko Punch★ ~ Watashitachi Tatakau Nyakotan [Level 5]“, designed as a …

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Wasuta celebrates third year performance at Japan Expo Thailand 2019

Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) returned for their third straight year of performances at Japan Expo Thailand on January 26 and 27, 2019. Wasuta delivered five mini-concerts in two days at the Central World complex in Bangkok, Thailand, connecting with overseas fans who traveled from throughout Asia to support the group. Wasuta’s recent …

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PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX (Review)

PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX Review by David Cirone The PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX Blu-ray set is a remarkable historical journey through the group’s recent evolution. Beautifully shot and edited, and presenting each concert uncut for the first time, we get to experience PassCode live and up-close in famous Japanese concert venues …

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NekoPOP’s Best J-Pop Album Covers 2018

Check out NekoPOP′s best J-Pop album/single jackets for 2018, chosen by NekoPOP contributors David Cirone, Nhu Nguyen, and Todd Nelson. Click here to view the full list, including PassCode, Seiko Oomori, Reol, Aimer, Nogizaka46, Daoko, and many more!

Superstar collaborations shine at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime NYC 2018

Photo Credit: Mayumi Nashida Anisong World Matsuri made its New York City debut at Anime NYC on November 16 and 17, 2018, featuring eight of the most popular anisong and J-Pop artists assembled at the Hammerstein Ballroom for a two-day audience of 4000 fans. Day 1 of the music festival began with all four of …

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Wasuta posts video message for international fans / 100k Facebook Likes

Idol group Wasuta (The World Standard) has posted a video message in English on their Facebook page to thank fans for surpassing 100,000 likes on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/tws.wasuta/videos/542942002798755/ Wasuta’s overseas popularity has skyrocketed after multiple overseas concerts in France, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Spain, and their recent collaboration with Spanish artists Adexe & Nau “Yo …

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maidreamin wraps Canada tour with sugary smiles in Montreal and Toronto

Japan’s top maid cafe chain maidreamin wrapped up their first-ever tour of Canada in early September with live performances and fan events at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, just a few weeks after hitting Montreal’s Otakuthon in August. Mega-popular maid Peace — crowned Moe Kawaii Queen in Akihabara three years in a row — led …

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Wasuta performs first concerts in Spain at Japan Weekend Madrid

Japanese idol group Wasuta (The World Standard) performed their first-ever concerts in Spain at Japan Weekend Madrid with back to back shows September 29 and 30. The yearly Japanese animation and pop culture event had its biggest year ever with attendance of 97,000, and Wasuta drew a crowd of nearly 4,000 fans for their weekend …

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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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