Category Archive: J-Pop

Apr 04 2018

PassCode – Interview (2018)

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PassCode Interview by John Winner (Straight From Japan) and David Cirone April 4, 2018 Formed in 2014 with a musical direction towards a mix of EDM and rock, PassCode achieved popularity right from the start. In 2015, the group released their first album and single, followed by performances at major music events Summer Sonic and …

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Apr 04 2018

Anisong World Matsuri returns to Anime Expo 2018

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Anime music festival Anisong World Matsuri returns to L.A.’s Microsoft Theater for the third year in a row with a three-day, multi-artist event at Anime Expo 2018. Created in association with BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Inc., Amuse Inc., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and other leading Japanese entertainment companies, Anisong World Matsuri (AWM) at Anime Expo …

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Mar 30 2018

JAMLAB. premieres video interview with Lantis founder Shunji Inoue

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Japan Anime Music Lab. (JAMLAB.) has released an informative new video interview with Lantis founder and label president Shunji Inoue. Presented as part of JAM LAB.’s video trailer which premiered at Anime Japan 2018, the exclusive interview with Mr. Inoue focuses on the importance of strong worldwide connections to promote Japan’s anisong industry.

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Mar 29 2018

Sasara Sekine stars in GetNews Girl photobook

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Houkago Princess’s Sasara Sekine gets the spotlight in a new photobook, GetNews girl, set for release on March 30th. Produced in collaboration with lifestyle site GetNews and idol ranking app Cheerz, the photobook features Sasara on the cover and also includes shoots with other prominent Cheerz personalities such as MIKANSEI Lip Sparkle’s Miyuu Nanase, Afilia …

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Mar 28 2018

SIRO-A announces additional dates for U.S. Techno Circus Tour

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Japanese multimedia performance unit SIRO-A will continue their “Techno Circus” tour of America in April in Florida and Wisconsin, following stops in Colorado and Nebraska earlier in March.

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Mar 25 2018

NECRONOMIDOL return to the UK for 3-day tour

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In a grand return to the UK this summer, Idols of Darkness NECRONOMIDOL will paint stages black in their much anticipated UK live tour, appropriately titled ‘Black Winds Over Albion Tour’. The group’s latest adventure will see the girls bring their unique brand of creepy cuteness to the cities of Manchester, Birmingham, and London over …

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Mar 11 2018

PassCode – Locus (Review)

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PassCode Locus Review by David Cirone PassCode’s new release Locus — an “Early Works Reconstruction Album” featuring the group’s early favorites re-recorded with the current member lineup and new music backing tracks — is a perfect primer for jumping into the mosh pit with one of today’s most formidable Japanese alternative idol groups.

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Feb 28 2018

Good Smile Racing and Team UKYO reveal 2018 Hatsune Miku Super GT design

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GOODSMILE RACING (GSR) & Team UKYO with HATSUNE MIKU GT Project have officially unveiled their 2018 SUPER GT contender at Wonder Festival 2018 Winter on 18th February. GSR has already announced that it will compete in the Japanese premier racing series AUTOBACS SUPER GT with Kanzaki Hiro’s Racing Miku 2018. They aim for a 2-year …

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Feb 27 2018

PROMIC launches Japan Anime Music LAB. to promote anisong industry worldwide

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PROMIC, the leading Japanese entertainment industry foundation to support the growth of Japanese music internationally, has announced the launch of the Japan Anime Music LAB. (JAM LAB.) website. http://www.japan-animemusic.com JAM LAB. serves to connect international music and licensing professionals as well as event and concert promoters with the top echelon of Japanese ani-song artists and …

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Feb 24 2018

T.M.Revolution to attend Gundam SEED screening in Washington DC

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T.M.Revolution will make an appearance in Washington, DC next month for a special screening of Gundam SEED. The performer will also make an appearance at the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s opening ceremonies on March 24. http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

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