Category Archive: Japanese Idols

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 16 2018

maidreamin collaborates with Candy holic for idol takeover event

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Japanese idol group Candy holic will take over maidreamin’s Akihabara Live Restaurant Heaven’s Gate on February 18th. The idols will wear maidreamin’s signature maid cafe outfits and perform special mini-concerts on the Heaven’s Gate music stage.

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Feb 09 2018

Houkago Princess – Abrakatab Luv! (Review)

In a sparkling new release, Houkago Princess transform once again and bring the heat to your winter days with Abrakatab Luv!, a spirited single that features four outstanding tracks. Based on the classic collection of short stories, the titular songs lyrics portrays the tale of a brave and alluring princess and her ability to tell …

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Feb 08 2018

NECRONOMIDOL – STRANGE AEONS (Review)

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NECRONOMIDOL STRANGE AEONS Review by John Winner (Straight From Japan) NECRONOMIDOL’s Strange Aeons is available in two physical CD versions — Ver. DIRGE and Ver. PAEAN. Both are presented in deluxe 6-panel matte digipack packaging with artwork by manga artist Waita Uziga and photography by Dan Szpara.

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Feb 05 2018

Tomomi Itano – Just as I am (MV)

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Tomomi Itano takes some chill time to herself in L.A. and the California desert in her introspective video for “Just as I am.”

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Feb 03 2018

maidreamin celebrates Twin Tail Day in Japan

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Japanese maid cafe chain maidreamin celebrated “Twin Tail Day” (February 2nd) with special events at its shops across Japan. Each of maidreamin’s over 400 maids wore their hair in “twin tail” style and offered guests 2-for-1 photos with their favorite maids and “twin dessert” specials to commemorate the experience.

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Feb 02 2018

Hello! Project’s ANGERME to make overseas performance debut in Paris

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Hello! Project idol group ANGERME will make their overseas performance debut on June 3rd, 2018 at La Cigale in Paris, France. Tickets are on sale now: https://www.weezevent.com/angerme Starting off as S/mileage in 2010, the group evolved into ANGERME in late 2014. Originally made up of four former Hello-pro Egg members (Hello! Project trainees), ANGERME has …

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Jan 31 2018

maidreamin featured in Fuji TV show Kuragehime

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The cast of the Fuji TV program Kuragehime (“Princess Jellyfish”) dropped by maidreamin’s Ekimae store for a short dose of sweets in the romantic comedy’s third episode, which aired January 29th in Japan. Filmed in January during the restaurant’s off-hours, eagle-eyed viewers can spot famous maid Peace (this year’s “Moe Kawaii Queen”) in the background …

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