Category: J-Pop News

JAM Project unleashes furious combo of One Punch Man and Super Robot Wars T theme songs

Anisong super unit JAM Project — comprised of Hironobu Kageyama, Masaaki Endo, Hiroshi Kitadani, Masami Okui, Yoshiki Fukuyama — held a special concert at January 25 and 26 at Toyosu PIT in Tokyo. On the second day’s performance, they announced the release of their new song “Seijaku no Apostle”, the theme for One Punch Man …

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MIka Nakashima releases 15th anniversary set Bible

Mika Nakashima released the 3-CD set Bible on January 30, 2019, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of her song “Yuki no Hana.” The 44-track compilation contains new versions of “Yuki no Hana”, “Orion”, “Glamorous Sky”, and more. The special edition version also includes a bonus Blu-ray/DVD featuring the “MIKA NAKASHIMA FULL COURSE TOUR 2017 – …

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Super Dimension Convention returns to Southern California in 2019

Since its inaugural event in 2001, fans of Macross have gathered annually in Southern California to celebrate their love of the franchise. Super Dimension Convention has announced its return in 2019, offering a full-day celebration for fans of anime, idols, mecha, cosplay and collectibles at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center in Torrance, California on Saturday, …

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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!

Perfume to perform at Coachella 2019

J-Pop trio Perfume will perform live at Coachella 2019 in Indio, California, on April 14 and 21 at the Empire Polo Club. Their festival appearance adds an extra chance for fans to catch the group during their upcoming USA tour in March/April this year.

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Japan House LA announces first Naoki Urasawa art exhibit in North America

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles will present “This is MANGA – the Art of NAOKI URASAWA,” the first North American exhibition of internationally acclaimed Japanese manga artist, Naoki Urasawa. Considered a modern master, Urasawa combines dynamic storytelling and transcendent artistic skill in the development of rich and sophisticated characters. His stories touch upon the hopes, dreams, …

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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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