Category Archive: Japanese Idols

May 10 2018

Kamen Joshi’s Tomoka Igari shows true idol spirit, vows to move forward after injury

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On April 11, Kamen Joshi member Tomoka Igari was hospitalized following an accident where a sudden gust of wind blew over a signboard which collapsed on top of her, causing injuries to her head, legs, and spine. After several weeks of private discussions with Igari, her family, and her doctors, Kamen Joshi’s management issued a …

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May 09 2018

Maison book girl – UK tour news and Ticket Giveaway

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JaME UK x NekoPOP Maison book girl UK Tour Ticket Giveaway! — please visit Facebook for details. (courtesy of Read The Air Records) Japanese idol pop group Maison book girl has announced “Bath Room – UK Version” as the AA-side track on their forthcoming single, available on limited-edition blue 7″ vinyl May 18, 2018. The …

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Apr 25 2018

Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 announces musical performers

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An all-star lineup of nine Japanese anime song performers will take over L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on July 4th, 6th, And 7th. Anisong World Matsuri (AWM) and Anime Expo (AX) have announced the complete lineup for the three-day music festival to be held in conjunction with AX 2018, the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in …

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Apr 23 2018

Erina Kamiya (Kamen Joshi) – Interview (2018) Pt. 2

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Erina Kamiya (Kamen Joshi) Interview by David Cirone Part 2 April 23, 2018 Your YouTube channel became super-popular as soon you started, and you’ve created some outrageous, crazy videos. How do you come up with the ideas? Erina: When I was little, I would imagine swimming in a pool filled with pudding, or filling a …

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Apr 12 2018

maidreamin serves “moe” to Montreal at Otakuthon in August

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​Japan’s top maid cafe chain maidreamin will perform their first Canadian service at Montreal’s Otakuthon, August 3-5, 2018. maidreamin will perform on the event’s main stage at the Palais des congrès de Montréal Convention Center, featuring a live music concert followed other fun weekend activities including an autograph session, fan Q&A, and panel discussion on …

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Apr 08 2018

Erina Kamiya (Kamen Joshi) – Interview (2018) Pt. 1

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Erina Kamiya (Kamen Joshi) Interview by David Cirone Part 1 April 8, 2018 How long have you been a member of Kamen Joshi? How did you get your start? Erina: It’s my sixth year now. I came to Tokyo hoping to become an idol and was looking for an audition. On YouTube, I saw an …

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Apr 05 2018

Momoiro Clover Z celebrates 10th Anniversary with Greatest Hits album

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Momoiro Clover Z has announced the release of their first greatest hits album on May 23, 2018, commemorating the 10th anniversary of their career. The special edition contains three music CDs and two Blu-ray discs, box packaging, and a photo booklet. The Blu-rays contains documentary footage and the group’s live concert held on January 21, …

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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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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 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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