Category: J-Pop News

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

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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Gallery: Tokyo FLAVOR at Hyper Japan Summer 2018

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

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

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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Gallery: Screaming Sixties at Night & Day, Manchester, 2018

Screaming Sities 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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maidreamin treats Toronto to maid culture at Fan Expo Canada 2018

​Japan’s top maid cafe chain maidreamin gives Canadian fans a double dose of Akihabara culture this month, returning to North America to perform at the four-day Fan Expo Canada event at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, August 30 – September 2. maidreamin’s upcoming appearance at Fan Expo Canada will be one of their biggest-ever overseas events …

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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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