Category: Japanese Video Games

Aqours celebrates first American solo live show at Anisong World Matsuri

Love Live! Sunshine!! school idol group Aqours kicked off the three-day Anisong World Matsuri concert event at Anime Expo with an electric, non-stop performance at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on July 4, 2018. Performing to a near-capacity audience of enthusiastic fans, Aqours flew in to the United States in the middle of their …

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Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 announces musical performers

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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JAMLAB. premieres video interview with Lantis founder Shunji Inoue

Japan Anime Music Lab. (JAMLAB.) has released an informative new video interview with Lantis founder and label president Shunji Inoue. Presented as part of JAM LAB.’s video trailer which premiered at Anime Japan 2018, the exclusive interview with Mr. Inoue focuses on the importance of strong worldwide connections to promote Japan’s anisong industry.

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Good Smile Racing and Team UKYO reveal 2018 Hatsune Miku Super GT design

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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PROMIC launches Japan Anime Music LAB. to promote anisong industry worldwide

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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Hatsune Miku Expo 2018 coming to USA & Mexico

Hatsune Miku Expo 2018 has announced summer dates for the United States and Mexico. Information: http://mikuexpo.com/usamx2018 June 29th (Fri) Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles July 1st (Sun) City National Civic, San Jose July 6th (Fri) The Bomb Factory, Dallas July 8th (Sun) H.E.B. Center, Austin July 12th (Thu) Washington, D.C., The Anthem July 14th (Sat) New …

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maidreamin challenges players to Kurokishi RPG game battles

As part of their 10th Anniversary, top Japanese maid cafe chain maidreamin has announced a special, limited-time event for the Japanese mobile game “Kurokishi to Shiro no Maou”. From now through December 15th, customers can challenge their favorite maids to a match of the real-time RPG in between delicious parfaits, drinks, and dancing at the …

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Omodoka feature on toco toco

Japanese house music pioneer Soichi Terada (also known as Omodaka) is featured on toco toco’s new episode on YouTube. Known for his chiptune music and various video game soundtracks (“Ape Escape”), the multi-talented producer/composer toured the U.S. in 2009 and 2010 as part of the Japan Nite ensemble.

Puzzle and Dragons opens bilingual Instagram

If your fingers haven’t done enough “PazuDora” for one day, check out the new Instagram account from the insanely popular mobile game Puzzle and Dragons showcasing first-look images of new monster art! (Pictured: Devil Star Divine Queen, Hera-Nyx) https://www.instagram.com/puzzleanddragons_official

FLOW and Yousei Teikoku complete 2-day Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon

Anisong World Matsuri completed its 2-day event at Otakon in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, August 12, with performances by two diverse anisong artists – gothic metal band Yousei Teikoku and rock group FLOW. 3000 fans filled the event hall at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to experience a second day of anisong entertainment.

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