SAY-LA — a six-girl idol unit with the adopted tagline of “the first traditional idols in 3000 years” — have released their first single in two years, “Kojirase Kataomoi”, which reached number two on the Oricon chart.
Dec 27 2016
Dec 24 2016
Japanese girl group BRATS released a mysterious teaser image on Saturday, December 24, at 22:00 (Japan time), hinting at an announcement on December 27.
The young rock band fronted by model and singer Rei Kuromiya (of LADYBABY/The Idol Formerly Known As) recently announced that their new song “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (“Brain Erase Game”) will be included in the soundtrack of the upcoming Japanese film Slaveman, directed by Noboru Iguchi (Machine Girl, Robogeisha, Prison School). “Nounai Shoulyo Game” is the second new BRATS song to be announced this year, following their recent release of “Ainikoiyo” (“Come see me”), the opening theme for the animated series To Be Hero.
Dec 21 2016
After surprising fans with their cover of Ariana Grande’s hit single “Into You” a month ago, five member male vocal and dance group Da-iCE has released the music video for their new original single “Two As One”, a mid-tempo track from their third album NEXT PHASE, which comes out on January 25, 2017. Shot in May, while in California for their debut American performance in San Jose, the short version of the music video shows scenes of each member taking in the sights and sounds of Los Angeles: on the beach (Hayate), driving around (Toru), strolling Hollywood Blvd. (Sota), and in the shopping district (Taiki and Yudai).
Dec 14 2016
Dec 10 2016
Puffy AmiYumi will return to America for Anime Boston 2017, March 31 – April 2, 2017.
Info and tickets: http://www.animeboston.com/
Puffy AmiYumi are one of the most famous music icons in Japan, where they are a household name synonymous with all things pop and fun. Featuring dual vocalists Ami and Yumi, the group has reached enormous success with their pop/rock songs, but are also loved for their effortlessly cool and nonchalant fashion styles. Debuted in 1996, the duo are still in high demand after 20 colorful years, glittered with dozens of commercial endorsements, sold-out tours, and a total of 20 million CDs sold to date.
Dec 02 2016
Japanese girls band BRATS (featuring Rei Kuromiya of LADYBABY/The Idol Formerly Known As) will contribute the song “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (“Brain Erase Game”) to the soundtrack of the upcoming Japanese film Slaveman, directed by Noboru Iguchi (Machine Girl, Robogeisha, Prison School).
“Nounai Shoulyo Game” is the second new BRATS song to be announced this year, following their recent release of “Ainikoiyo” (“Come see me”), the opening theme for the animated series To Be Hero.
“I still can’t believe our song is being used in a movie. I can’t get over it,” BRATS vocalist Rei commented. “I think the song and the film ended up being the perfect match.”
Nov 26 2016
JPU Records has announced the release of the cursed debut EP EVIL IDOL SONG from Japan’s hot rising star Ena Fujita. The singer-songwriter, recently crowned MISS iD 2017 by Japan’s publishing giant Kodensha and celebrity chart topper on LINE Blog, has been turning heads ever since she moved to Tokyo in pursuit of her dream.
Hardworking Ena Fujita spent several years putting out her music independently, performing on the streets with just a guitar, amp and her pink, gem encrusted microphone. She also performed at various indie music events and clubs while paying bills as a gravure idol (model).
Nov 15 2016
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 of Dear World”, Sayaka Sasaki’s “WASTELANDERS”, and Shuhei Kita’s “Kinzakura no Chigiri.” All of the songs were great hits released in the past, and the artists re-recorded the songs in Simlish, a fictional language in
the game. The Simlish version of the songs will be releasing on November 16th in digital format on US iTunes.