Category Archive: J-Pop News

Nov 30 2018

Superstar collaborations shine at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime NYC 2018

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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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Oct 17 2018

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

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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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Oct 15 2018

maidreamin wraps Canada tour with sugary smiles in Montreal and Toronto

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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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Oct 11 2018

Wasuta performs first concerts in Spain at Japan Weekend Madrid

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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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Sep 30 2018

Four Ways J-Pop Could Expand More Internationally

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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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Sep 18 2018

STARMARIE to perform at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2018

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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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Sep 14 2018

Gallery: 2& live at Night & Day, Manchester, 2018

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2& (“Double And”) Live at Night & Day Cafe, Manchester, 2018 – Photo Gallery Photos by Chris Woods; visit the Flickr album for many more photos from the night!

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Sep 02 2018

Gallery: Tokyo FLAVOR at Hyper Japan Summer 2018

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Tokyo FLAVOR Live at Hyper Japan Summer 2018, London – Photo Gallery Photos by Chris Woods

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Aug 29 2018

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

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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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Aug 29 2018

BanG Dream! 5th Live Concerts screening across USA and Canada this September

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Azoland Pictures has announced that BanG Dream! 5th Live Concerts will be screened in select U.S. and Canadian theaters in September 2018. “Poppin’Party Happy Party 2018!” is scheduled to be shown on September 8th and “Roselia -Ewigkeit-“ on September 15th (September 16th for Canada). The concerts will be shown with English subtitles except for the …

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