Category Archive: J-Pop News

Oct 07 2017

Kamen Joshi x Astro Boy collaboration goods in Akihabara

NekoPOP-Kamen-Joshi-Astro-Boy-Akihabara-201710-A

Kamen Joshi has teamed up with Astro Boy for special merchandise available in Akihabara for a limited time. Acrylic picture frames, keychains, and pin badges showcase the performers of the “Masked Girls” idol group and the iconic Astro Boy character wearing Kamen Joshi’s trademark horror hockey mask. Goods are available while supplies last at TOKYO …

Continue reading »

Oct 04 2017

BiSH – Ebisu Liquid Room (Live Report)

NekoPOP-BiSH-Live-20170928-4357

BiSH Ebisu Liquid Room, September 28, 2017 Live Report by David Cirone The experience of seeing BiSH live for the first time really made an impact. You can watch their videos on YouTube (and plenty of awesome live ones, too), but it’s not the same. That’s refreshing, especially in the crowded world of Japanese idol …

Continue reading »

Sep 25 2017

Akihabara shoppers peek through the mask in Kamen Joshi’s Yahoo campaign

NekoPOP-Kamen-Joshi-Yahoo-Follow-Me-2017-A

Kamen Joshi’s strict rules normally forbid them from removing their masks outside the the P.A.R.M.S. Theater, where they perform over 1000 shows a year, but shoppers outside Akihabara’s Yodobashi Camera will get a chance to literally see behind the mask in a special “Follow Me!” campaign display presented by Yahoo! Japan.

Continue reading »

Sep 21 2017

Dreams Come True announces 18th album The Dream Quest

NekoPOP-Dreams-Come-True-The-Dream-Quest-announce-1

Mega-popular J-Pop band Dreams Come True has announced the upcoming release of their 18th album titled The Dream Quest. Recorded in part and mixed entirely in New York City, the band promises to deliver a new sound influenced by the varied musical landscape of the legendary American metropolis. The Dream Quest will be released on …

Continue reading »

Sep 19 2017

BiSH preview live BD/DVD with “Promise The Star” (MV)

NekoPOP-BiSH-Promise-The-Star-NEVERMiND-TOUR-RELOADED-A

BiSH will release their power-packed live Blu-ray/DVD titled BiSH NEVERMiND TOUR RELOADED THE FiNAL “REVOLUTiONS” on November 1. The live performance was recorded during the group’s tour finale in front of 7000 fans at Makuhari Messe Hall on July 22, 2017, and will feature special packaging, two live CDs and a deluxe photo book.

Continue reading »

Sep 16 2017

Mitomi Tokoto and CyberJapan Dancers at Ultra Tokyo 2017

NekoPOP-Cyber-Japan-Dancers-Ultra-Tokyo-2017-09-16-B

Continue reading »

Sep 16 2017

Charisma.com collaborate with Lumine for “Hello 2 – Midnight Reboot”

NekoPOP-Charisma-com-Lumine-Ikebukuro-Hello-2-Midnight-Reboot-1

Charisma.com raid the racks in a remix of their new song “Hello 2″, created in collaboration with Ikebukuro department store Lumine. (The duo showed of their new fashion-glam look earlier this year in “#hashdark”.) Charisma.com were chosen as image models for the store’s autumn/winter fashion campaign, and the music video for “Hello 2 – Midnight …

Continue reading »

Sep 01 2017

TIMM 2017 confirms showcase lineup featuring Silent Siren, FAKY, and The Idol Formerly Known As Ladybaby

NekoPOP-Silent-Siren-TIMM-2017-announce-1

The 14th Tokyo International Music Market (14th TIMM) will take place this year at SHIBUYA EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU on October 23rd and 24th (at Ikebukuro Sunshine City on October 25th), with an exciting live music showcase event will take place at TSUTAYA O-EAST in Shibuya on October 23rd, 24th, and 25th.

Continue reading »

Aug 24 2017

Masaharu Fukuyama hits the cover of GQ Japan

NekoPOP-Masaharu-Fukuyama-GQ-Japan-2017-10-A

Singer/songwriter and actor Masaharu Fukuyama stars on the cover of the October issue of GQ Japan. Best known to Western audiences for his dramatic roles in the Galileo TV series, the Rurouni Kenshin films (starring Takeru Satoh), and his moving performance in Hirokazu Koreeda’s award-winning 2013 film Like Father, Like Son, Fukuyama’s new single “Seiki” …

Continue reading »

Aug 24 2017

Puzzle and Dragons opens bilingual Instagram

NekoPOP-Puzzle-Dragons-Instagram-announce-Hera-Nyx-1

If your fingers haven’t done enough “PazuDora” for one day, check out the new Instagram account from the insanely popular mobile game Puzzle and Dragons showcasing first-look images of new monster art! (Pictured: Devil Star Divine Queen, Hera-Nyx) https://www.instagram.com/puzzleanddragons_official

Older posts «

» Newer posts