Category: Japanese Anime

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

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

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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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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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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TRUE – Interview (2019)

TRUE Interview by David Cirone January 28, 2019 Anisong hitmaker TRUE opens up about her transition from behind-the-scenes songwriter to on-stage performer, with a five-year career that has already yielded memorable themes to popular series such as That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Sound! Euphonium, Violet Evergarden, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. …

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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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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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Super Dimension Convention returns to Southern California in 2019

Since its inaugural event in 2001, fans of Macross have gathered annually in Southern California to celebrate their love of the franchise. Super Dimension Convention has announced its return in 2019, offering a full-day celebration for fans of anime, idols, mecha, cosplay and collectibles at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center in Torrance, California on Saturday, …

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Japan House LA announces first Naoki Urasawa art exhibit in North America

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles will present “This is MANGA – the Art of NAOKI URASAWA,” the first North American exhibition of internationally acclaimed Japanese manga artist, Naoki Urasawa. Considered a modern master, Urasawa combines dynamic storytelling and transcendent artistic skill in the development of rich and sophisticated characters. His stories touch upon the hopes, dreams, …

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