Category Archive: J-Pop

Feb 05 2018

Tomomi Itano – Just as I am (MV)


Tomomi Itano takes some chill time to herself in L.A. and the California desert in her introspective video for “Just as I am.”

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Feb 03 2018

FLOW announces 2018 Latin America Tour


FLOW (Naruto, Code Geass, Durarara, Eureka Seven) has announced “FLOW 15th Anniversary TOUR 2018 Anime-Shibari —Latin America Tour—”, which will feature all of the band’s 21 anime theme songs performing 9 shows in 5 countries: Argentina, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Brazil.

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Feb 03 2018

maidreamin celebrates Twin Tail Day in Japan


Japanese maid cafe chain maidreamin celebrated “Twin Tail Day” (February 2nd) with special events at its shops across Japan. Each of maidreamin’s over 400 maids wore their hair in “twin tail” style and offered guests 2-for-1 photos with their favorite maids and “twin dessert” specials to commemorate the experience.

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Feb 02 2018 bids farewell at final Tokyo concert

NekoPOP-Charisma-Com-Final-Zepp-Tokyo-2018-01-27-A performed their final live show together on January 27, 2018, at Zepp Tokyo. MC Itsuka and DJ Gonchi emerged from white coffins to open the set with the new song “Ribbon”, which was included in the recently released Charisma Best album. The duo led the audience through 32 songs, ending with “HATE”, the music …

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Feb 02 2018

Koda Kumi teases first 2018 album AND with hot new covers


Koda Kumi has revealed four hot poses for her new album AND, the first of two planned albums for 2018. No track list yet, but there will 10 songs total and bonus music videos for “LIT”, “Never Enough”, and “Party” when AND drops on February 28th.

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Feb 02 2018

Hello! Project’s ANGERME to make overseas performance debut in Paris


Hello! Project idol group ANGERME will make their overseas performance debut on June 3rd, 2018 at La Cigale in Paris, France. Tickets are on sale now: Starting off as S/mileage in 2010, the group evolved into ANGERME in late 2014. Originally made up of four former Hello-pro Egg members (Hello! Project trainees), ANGERME has …

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Feb 01 2018

BRATS is back with new music video Kimarigoto


Japanese girls rock band BRATS has released the music video for their new song “Kimarigoto”. Shot at remote locations including the Yamba Dam construction site and the abandoned Taishi station in Gunma prefecture, “Kimarigoto” features a new studio recording of the song previewed in last year’s “Ainikoiyo/Nounai Shoukyo Game” release.

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Jan 31 2018

maidreamin featured in Fuji TV show Kuragehime


The cast of the Fuji TV program Kuragehime (“Princess Jellyfish”) dropped by maidreamin’s Ekimae store for a short dose of sweets in the romantic comedy’s third episode, which aired January 29th in Japan. Filmed in January during the restaurant’s off-hours, eagle-eyed viewers can spot famous maid Peace (this year’s “Moe Kawaii Queen”) in the background …

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Jan 27 2018

Tokyo Idols (Film Review)


Tokyo Idols Film Review by David Cirone [originally published on Drama-MAX] Tokyo Idols has an agenda, and that’s no spoiler. Starting with its slanted description on Netflix, filmmaker Kyoko Miyake uses the documentary platform to selectively focus on fringe, negative aspects of idol fandom. For the millions of Japanese and international fans who have actually …

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Jan 25 2018

Best J-Pop on Spotify: Sekai no Owari – Dragon Night


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