Apr 04 2018

Anisong World Matsuri returns to Anime Expo 2018

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Anime music festival Anisong World Matsuri returns to L.A.’s Microsoft Theater for the third year in a row with a three-day, multi-artist event at Anime Expo 2018.

Created in association with BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Inc., Amuse Inc., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and other leading Japanese entertainment companies, Anisong World Matsuri (AWM) at Anime Expo 2018 will be held on July 4, 6, and 7. Performer and ticket package details will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Mar 30 2018

JAMLAB. premieres video interview with Lantis founder Shunji Inoue

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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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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 Saga’s Maho, and Aozora Sorano.

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Mar 28 2018

SIRO-A announces additional dates for U.S. Techno Circus Tour

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Japanese multimedia performance unit SIRO-A will continue their “Techno Circus” tour of America in April in Florida and Wisconsin, following stops in Colorado and Nebraska earlier in March.

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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 a three day period, starting from June 4th until June 6th.

But they are not coming alone…

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Mar 11 2018

PassCode – Locus (Review)

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Locus

Review by David Cirone

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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 consecutive championship title, a record never before achieved in the GT 300 Class.

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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 their official representatives. The scope of the JAM LAB. website will continue to evolve and expand, and PROMIC also aims to add a variety of established artists from the genres of J-Pop and J-Rock in the future.

The JAM LAB. website is available in English (as well as in other languages with the aid of online website translation tools) and contains up-to-date artist news and information as well as designated and accurate contacts for artists and their respective recorded music.

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Feb 24 2018

T.M.Revolution to attend Gundam SEED screening in Washington DC

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T.M.Revolution will make an appearance in Washington, DC next month for a special screening of Gundam SEED. The performer will also make an appearance at the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s opening ceremonies on March 24.

http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

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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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