Category Archive: Japanese Idols

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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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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