Category Archive: J-Pop

Mar 22 2019

Perfume – Interview (2019)

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Perfume Interview by David Cirone March 22, 2019 As one of the world’s most popular J-Pop groups, Perfume continues to take new challenges in stride, launching their 4th world tour this year with multiple U.S. stops including their debut appearance at the Coachella Music Festival. NOCCHi, KASHIYUKA, and a-chan talk fashion, technology, and french fries …

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Mar 06 2019

Wasuta starts official group Instagram on CAT’CH THE WORLD release day

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Idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) launched their official group Instagram on March 6, announcing the news at their HMV LaLaport TOYOSU in-store event in Tokyo to celebrate the release of their third full album CAT’CH THE WORLD. https://www.instagram.com/wasuta.world/

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Feb 27 2019

ChouCho performs acoustic “naked garden” vol. 5 in Tokyo

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Anisong singer ChouCho held her 5th acoustic live concert, “ChouCho Acoustic Live – naked garden vol. 5″ at Hakuju Hall in Tokyo on February 16, 2019, expanding the event from previous live house settings to a larger music hall for the first time. The artist performed several of her popular anime themes backed by piano, …

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Feb 12 2019

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

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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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Feb 11 2019

Mobile Suit Gundam NT blasts into U.S. theaters February 19

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Sunrise Inc. and Fathom Events are bringing the hit Japanese mecha anime Mobile Suit Gundam NT to U.S. movie theaters for one night on February 19, 2019. Following a successful run in Japan, Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative) is coming to the U.S. with a new English-language dub for one night in February. Produced by …

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Feb 10 2019

TRUE holds 5th Anniversary concert at TSUTAYA O-EAST

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Anisong singer TRUE began celebrating the 5th anniversary of her singing debut at the special “TRUE 5th Anniversary Live Sound! Vol.1 ~SINGLE COLLECTION~” concert at TSUTAYA O-EAST in Tokyo. The “SINGLE COLLECTION” event featured several of TRUE’s TV anime themes including Sound! Euphonium OP theme song “DREAM SOLISTER”, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans ED theme …

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Feb 01 2019

Wasuta celebrates third year performance at Japan Expo Thailand 2019

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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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Jan 31 2019

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

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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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Jan 30 2019

MIka Nakashima releases 15th anniversary set Bible

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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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Jan 26 2019

Shoko Nakagawa – Interview (2019)

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Shoko Nakagawa Interview by David Cirone January 26, 2019 There are so many stories about you eating your cats, going back more than 10 years. There are some people here in the U.S. who might not even know you’re a singer. Are you still biting cats as much as you used to? Shoko Nakagawa: My …

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