Aug 24 2017

Tomomi Itano new photo book “release”

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Ex-AKB48 songstress and idol Tomomi Itano has revealed images from her upcoming photobook “release”, out August 25th in Japan.

The 144-page collection, her first in 7 years, was created to showcase the “new” Tomochin, now 26, who took an active part in planning the look and style of each shoot.

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Aug 24 2017

PIKOTARO celebrates 1st Anniversary of PPAP with YouTube special

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PIKOTARO’s music video “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)” was uploaded on YouTube on August 25th, 2016, and became an international sensation with over 120 million views plus over 100,000 related videos totaling over 1.5 billion hits.

In just one year, the phenomenon has brought PIKOTARO to the Billboard Chart, Guinness World Records, Kohaku Utagassen (Year-End Song Festival), Budokan Showcase, Summer Sonic, UEFA Champions League, and even the United Nations.

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Aug 22 2017

PassCode at Summer Sonic 2017 (Gallery)

PassCode’s live performance at Summer Sonic Osaka 2017′s Sonic Stage, August 19, 2017.

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Aug 19 2017

Best J-Pop on Spotify: Mika Nikashima – Koi wo Suru

Today’s best J-Pop track on Spotify:
Mika Nakashima – Koi wo Suru

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Aug 19 2017

YANAKIKU is always ready to Kanpai! in Iichiko shochu CM

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YANAKIKU must have had drinking on their mind all night when getting ready to record “Kanpai Night”, and now both the song and the duo are featured in a new commercial for Japan’s popular shochu brand Iichiko.

Aug 15 2017

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

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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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Aug 14 2017

JAM Project and T.M.Revolution bring Anisong World Matsuri to Washington, D.C.

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Anisong World Matsuri made its east coast American debut at Otakon’s new home in Washington, D.C. on Friday, August 11.

The ambitious concert series, produced by Japan’s leading entertainment companies with the goal of delivering Japan’s anisong concerts worldwide in the highest quality, opened the Friday concert with a striking video depicting AWM’s logo covering the planet, highlighting the tour’s 2017 stops in Los Angeles and Shanghai before landing on the nation’s capital.

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Aug 09 2017

LiSA at Saitama Super Arena – Live Report

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Live Report
Saitama Super Arena, June 25, 2017

In support of her new album, LiTTLE DEViL PARADE, LiSA performed before a packed Super Saitama Arena Sunday evening. It was her second evening at the venue and is one of the stops on her first ever arena tour. Fans familiar with LiSA’s previous major concert productions such as MEGASPEAKER at Makuhari Messe and Sun & Moon at Yokohama Arena knew that they were in for a very special evening.

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Aug 07 2017

Kalafina releases 21st single featuring Touken Ranbu theme

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Kalafina will release their 21st single on August 9th, 2017. The title song “Hyakka Ryoran” is the outro theme song for the TV anime series “Katsugeki Touken Ranbu.”

The single will be available in five editions with bonus music videos, including one with cover artwork from the hit anime and a limited-edition vinyl release.

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Aug 06 2017

FLOW announces 15th Anniversary anime-only concert Carnival 2017

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Last month, in July 2017, FLOW began their 15th Anniversary year, and the band recently finished the first round of their 6-city celebration tour in Fukuoka August 6th.

On the final night of the tour, FLOW announced a special, one-night-only concert to take place on December 21st titled “FLOW THE CARNIVAL 2017 ~Anime-only~”, which will include 21 songs from anime-related works. The teaser video for the one-man live has been released on FLOW’s Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLOWofficial.music/videos/1435999356448343

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