Category: J-Pop

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

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

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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TRUE holds 5th Anniversary concert at TSUTAYA O-EAST

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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Wasuta celebrates third year performance at Japan Expo Thailand 2019

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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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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Shoko Nakagawa – Interview (2019)

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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Hikaru Utada – Chikai (live)

Hikaru Utada has released a live performance clip of “Chikai” from the Kingdom Hearts III soundtrack. The teaser comes from her upcoming “Hikaru Utada Laughter in the Dark Tour 2018” concert special, to be broadcast on BS Sky Perfect TV on January 27, followed by an encore performance on MUSIC ON! TV in March with …

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Naoki Urasawa – Interview with creator of Monster, 20th Century Boys at JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles (2019)

Naoki Urasawa Interview by David Cirone January 25, 2019 We sat down for a one-on-one interview with famed manga creator Naoki Urasawa at the opening of his first North American art exhibition, “This is MANGA – the Art of NAOKI URASAWA”, which runs January 23 – March 28, 2019 at JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles. The …

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PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX (Review)

PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX Review by David Cirone The PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX Blu-ray set is a remarkable historical journey through the group’s recent evolution. Beautifully shot and edited, and presenting each concert uncut for the first time, we get to experience PassCode live and up-close in famous Japanese concert venues …

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