Apr 04 2017

BESPA KUMAMERO 16th Anniversary Live


J-Pop electronic dance duo BESPA KUMAMERO celebrated their 16th anniversary with a special concert on March 18, 2017 at Kofu Kazoo Hall in Yamanashi.

Known to anime audiences worldwide for their high-energy concerts and multiple tours of North America and Europe, the group’s U.S. appearances include Anime Boston and Anime Matsuri.

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Apr 01 2017

Haruka Ayase announces new photobook Breath


Popular Japanese actress, model, and spokesperson Haruka Ayase has announced the release of her new photobook Breath, coming out April 14th. The 152-page collection of “casual” images was shot in Hawaii by renowned photographer Yoko Takahashi.


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Mar 29 2017

YANAKIKU to perform in Mexico at J’Fest


J-Pop duo YANAKIKU will perform in Mexico on April 1 & 2 for J-Fest at Expo Reforma in Mexico City.

Event info: https://jfest.ws

YANAKIKU continues to add more countries to their international expansion, with a successful events at Japan Expo Thailand in February, POP!Life FanXperience in Bangkok in March, and an upcoming performance at Anime Messe Berlin 2017 in June.

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Mar 27 2017

Anisong subscription service ANiUTa launches in Japan, international due later this year


The worldʼs first anime music subscription service ANiUTa (Anime + Uta/”song”) launched in Japan on March 24. The combined production of multiple record companies, the streaming service is currently exclusive to Japan and will launch in other countries later this year.

The music lineup includes an extensive 50,000-track catalog of anime, game, and vocaloid selections, providing exclusive original content such as pre-release streaming and collaborations between voice actors/actresses. Services include exclusive concert ticket applications and exclusive merchandise. The star feature of the ANiUTa service is the ability to search for music from specific anime series (see list below)

[Photo: Mayu Yoshioka, Suzuko Mimori, Minori Suzuki, Nanaka Suwa, Yuri Komagata]


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Mar 27 2017

FES☆TIVE’s Hinari Aoba releases first photobook Hinari to Yukigeshiki to Yukemuri

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Hinari Aoba of matsuri-themed idol unit FES☆TIVE will release her first photo book, Hinari to Yukigeshiki to Yukemuri (Hinari, Snowy Scenes, and Onsen Steam) on April 4. The photos include backdrops of snowboarding, sleighs, snowpeople, and winter scenes, as well as Hinari dressed in a yukata and soaking in hot springs. The book will be available in five cover varieties, and a release event will be held on April 4 at Shibuya’s HMV&Books in Tokyo with special photo opportunities.

FES☆TIVE will perform their 4 Year Anniversary Solo Show “Wasshoi Wonderland 2 Days” at Shibuya Tsutaya O-EAST on May 17 and 18.

Official Website http://festive.rizepro.net
Official Twitter  @FESTIVEofficial
Official Facebook https://www.facebook.com/festivejapan

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Mar 26 2017

FAMM’IN releases new song Animus from Dazed in London


The female rap crew FAMM’IN, formed by FAKY, FEMM and Yup’in, has released their new song “animus”, premiered by popular UK magazine Dazed and Confused. Co-produced by Radical Hardcore Clique and choreographed by HIDALDI, the music video was inspired by the ideas of psychologist Carl Jung focusing on the subconscious masculinity in women.

“animus” will be released as a worldwide digital single on March 29th.

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Mar 17 2017

Airi Suzuki (C-ute) announces final photobook Zenshu 2010-2017 Eien


Airi Suzuki of Hello! Project’s popular idol group C-ute has announced her final photobook titled “Zenshu 2010-2017 Eien”, a collection of her previous work with photographer Koki Nishida. The book will feature Suzuki’s favorite photos from their previous collaborations and new images celebrating the singer’s graduation from C-ute this summer.

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Mar 14 2017

Namie Amuro and Masaharu Fukuyama rock Asahi’s new beer campaign


Superstars Namie Amuro and Masaharu Fukuyama join forces to promote Asahi’s new brand Asahi Super Dry Extra Hard in a hot television commercial airing today in Japan.

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