Category Archive: Japanese Video Games

Jul 22 2017

Super Sonico and First Astronomical Velocity unleash the Complete Collection

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Super Sonico and her band First Astronomical Velocity will release a giant-size (could it be anything else?) 8-disc music collection at Comiket, starting August 11, 2017. The “First Astronomical Velocity – Complete Collection” box set features 76 songs assembled from the international icon’s various group and solo releases, plus new arrangements and a DVD of …

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Dec 29 2016

Super Sonico teases wedding bells in Kamu Kamu Wedding music video

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Nitroplus has released a teaser video featuring Super Sonico in the wedding dress revealed last October in commemoration of the game company mascot’s 10th Anniversary. In a new song penned by Sonico herself, “Kamu Kamu Wedding”, she imagines married life as she takes her first steps toward adulthood. Super Sonico debuted in 2006 as the …

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Nov 15 2016

Lantis artists Kenichi Suzumura, ZAQ, and Sayaka Sasaki join Sims 4 soundtrack

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Electronic Arts’ hit video game The Sims 4™, released worldwide in September 2014, will be releasing a new expansion pack – The Sims 4 City Living. In the new pack, four Lantis music artists – Kenichi Suzumura, ZAQ, Sayaka Sasaki and Shuhei Kita – will be featured. The songs include Kenichi Suzumura’s “SHIPS”, ZAQ’s “Philosophy …

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Oct 25 2016

maidreamin brings Akihabara’s maid culture to the Middle East for ANI:ME Abu Dhabi

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Japan’s internationally-famous maid cafe maidreamin will present authentic and fun maid service at ANI:ME Abu Dhabi October 27-29. The three-day event is a celebration of Japanese popular culture, showcasing the best of anime, manga, cinema, music, and games, as well as anime-influenced comics, animation and films from around the world. maidreamin will bring kawaii delight …

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Oct 16 2016

Super Sonico Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Special Website and Announcements

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Nitroplus mascot Super Sonico celebrated her 10th Anniversary in Japan this week with several announcements and a special website. In her first decade of representing the successful video game company, Super Sonico has been portrayed as a fashion model, university student, and aspiring musician (with her band FAV – First Astronomical Velocity). The theme of …

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Oct 13 2016

DECO*27 – Reversible Campaign feat. Hatsune Miku (MV)

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DECO*27 goes all sorts of cyber-crazy in the music video for “Reversible Campaign”, featuring Vocaloid superstar Hatsune Miku. The song is the first release from DECO*27’s new album GHOST.

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Sep 11 2016

Hatsune Miku opens online store for North America

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Fans of Japanese Vocaloid sensation Hatsune Miku can pick up some rare and super-cool merchandise at the newly-announced Miku Expo North American online store. The store boasts a sizable collection of official T-shirts, posters, keychains, wall scrolls, CDs, hats, and other accessories and fashion items. https://mikumerch.com

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Sep 02 2016

Take home a slice of Miku with DECO*27’s new release GHOST

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Japanese music producer DECO*27 has released a preview video of the 13 tracks included on his latest album GHOST, due for release September 28.

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Sep 01 2016

Super Sonico 10th Anniversary Book to be released in December

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Super Sonico, the world-famous Nitroplus mascot, will receive a 10th Anniversary tribute book from Japanese publisher Kadokawa. The 256-page deluxe collection of images will chronicle her career as gravure model and musician (with band First Astronomical Velocity) since her debut in October 2006. The book also includes a double-sided poster. Release date: 12/20/2016 Item info …

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Aug 31 2016

Puzzle & Dragons announces NA Rurouni Kenshin collabo

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Gung Ho North America has announced the launch date of the highly-anticipated Rurouni Kenshin collaboration, with special characters and dungeons available from September 5 – September 19. The insanely popular mobile game has achieved over 10 million downloads, and recent North America collaborations have included Batman v. Superman, Final Fantasy, and Fist of the North …

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