Category Archive: Japanese Anime

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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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 28 2019

TRUE – Interview (2019)

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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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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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Jan 25 2019

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

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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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Jan 18 2019

Super Dimension Convention returns to Southern California in 2019

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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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Jan 03 2019

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

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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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Dec 18 2018

Hiroshi Kitadani – Interview (2018)

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Hiroshi Kitadani Interview by VampyBitMe December 18, 2018 VampyBitMe: Every time we see you on stage or in music videos, you’re such a passionate artist and performer. What drives you to keep going full-force? How do you keep so energized and focused? Kitadani: It’s the power of the song itself, that’s what really fuels my …

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Nov 30 2018

Superstar collaborations shine at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime NYC 2018

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Photo Credit: Mayumi Nashida Anisong World Matsuri made its New York City debut at Anime NYC on November 16 and 17, 2018, featuring eight of the most popular anisong and J-Pop artists assembled at the Hammerstein Ballroom for a two-day audience of 4000 fans. Day 1 of the music festival began with all four of …

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Nov 01 2018

Hironobu Kageyama – Interview (2018)

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Hironobu Kageyama Interview by David Cirone November 1, 2018 As a solo artist and as founder of JAM Project, you’ve been traveling the world and performing outside of Japan since the 1990s. For many international anime fans, you might be the first Japanese musician they’ve ever seen in a live performance. Do you feel a …

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