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Hikaru Utada’s “Good Night” announced as theme song for animated feature film Penguin Highway

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hikaru Utada is keeping up the buzz this year in anticipation of her first concert tour in 12 years as well as the announcement of upcoming album titled “Hatsukoi.” 2018 has so far been successful with her digital single “Play A Love Song,” the CM song for Suntory Minami-Alps Sparkling that topped the five digital music sites in Japan as well as peaked a total of six charts globally including the iTunes chart and J-Pop charts around the world and Asia, and we now have additional news of another... 

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Rei Kuromiya’s rock band BRATS to release self-titled debut album in July

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Girls rock band BRATS — formed by sisters Rei Kuromiya (ex. Ladybaby) and Aya Kuromiya — will release their first full length album on July 25, 2018. The 10-song self-titled CD BRATS, including previously released studio tracks “Ainikoiyo” (To be Hero anime theme song) and “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (Slavemen film theme song) will also come in a limited edition package with a 24-page booklet and DVD with 5 music videos. VIDEO: BRATS – “NOUNAI SHOUKYO GAME” Track List 01. Pain 02. Kaihou Seyo 03.... 

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URBANGARDE Renews Vows With Fans At KEKKON SHIKI Anniversary Event

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Japanese rock group URBANGARDE celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a spectacle-filled concert titled “KEKKON SHIKI” at Nakano Sun Plaza on April 8, 2018. Vocalist Yoko Hamasaki surprised the sold-out audience by entering the stage to an EDM arrangement of Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” in a custom bridal outfit adorned with URBANGARDE’s signature red polka dots. As the band took their places on stage, frontman Temma Matsunaga dramatically asked the question, “Do you swear to walk with your band forever?” Hamasaki... 

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X JAPAN makes “epic” debut at Coachella 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

X JAPAN made their Coachella debut on April 14 — YOSHIKI’s first major concert on drums since the band headlined SSE Wembley Arena in London last year — with a hard-rocking set that drew praise from music fans and media alike. “…there was some perfect Beyoncé counter-programming in the form of X JAPAN, the only metal band of the entire otherwise largely rock-free weekend. Playing their first U.S. gig since the 2014 Madison Square Garden concert immortalized in their rockumentary We Are X, the Japanese glam... 

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Hikaru Utada’s new single “Hatsukoi” is the image song to “Hana nochi Hare-Hanadan Next Season”, releasing digitally 5.30.2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

Hikaru Utada is celebrating 20 years from her debut, and the news of her providing the image song for the new TBS Tuesday night drama series titled Hana nochi Hare – Hanadan Next Season that premiered Tuesday, April 17th is an occasion definitely worth highlighting. This new single is titled “Hatsukoi” (meaning “first love”) as mentioned in the episode, and took social media by storm as it was revealed during the broadcast. We have fond memories of Hikaru Utada working with the Hana... 

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ASTERISM has started their studio live series named “BATTLE SESSION” !!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

ASTRISM, most young heavy metal instrumental band in Japan, has just started their studio live “BATTLE SESSION” on April12th, that was planned with the concept of three members shaking each other’s sounds and playing in a whimsical way of shooting with a single camera. ASTERISM – 155 (BATTLE SESSION / Studio Live) You can enjoy their number “155”, which is the lead tune from their latest album “The Session Vol.1”, on their YouTube video. They will upload live session videos on their... 

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X Japan to headline Coachella’s Mojave Stage with HIDE and TAIJI holograms

Friday, April 13, 2018

Named by the Grammy Awards poll as one of Top 3 most anticipated acts at Coachella, X JAPAN will be performing as one of the only hard rock acts on the bill both weekends. With hip-hop recently taking the reins as the #1 genre in the world, the inclusion of X JAPAN at the festival amongst the likes of Beyoncé and The Weeknd is a testament to the band’s groundbreaking success far and wide. The band will be headlining the Mojave Stage on Saturday, April 14th and Saturday, April 21st at 11:10pm. In addition to the... 

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Anisong World Matsuri returns to Anime Expo 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

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. To attend any of the Anisong World Matsuri... 

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MIYAVI

MIYAVI hits North America in May for Day 2 World Tour

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Universal Music Japan recording artist MIYAVI has announced the North American dates of his “Day 2 World Tour 2018”. The “Samurai Guitarist” and star of Angelina Jolie-directed film Unbroken is renowned for his incredible slap style of guitar playing and will perform live concerts in 6 major U.S. and Canadian cities in May. MIYAVI – DAY 2 WORLD TOUR IN USA May 5 – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA May 11 – Slim’s, San Francisco, CA May 13 – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA May 16 – The Phoenix Concert Theatre,... 

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GARNiDELiA’s 3rd Album “G.R.N.D.” worldwide release

Thursday, April 5, 2018

GARNiDELiA, Japanese duo of MARiA (vo.) and toku (comp.) will be releasing their 3rd major album G.R.N.D on March 30th, 2018. The album will include numerous anime featured songs such as “SPEED STAR” (The “Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars” theme song), “Désir” (“Fate/Apocrypha” ending theme), “Aikotoba” (“Animegataris” opening theme), and “Error” (“BEATLESS” opening theme). LISTEN TO G.R.N.D. NOW: https://lnk.to/GRND_GARNiDELiA G.R.N.D. TRACK... 

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FEATURE


Hikaru Utada’s seventh album “Hatsukoi” on sale June 27th Album cover & track list revealed!

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Hikaru Utada Hatsukoi Album Cover

As she celebrates her 20th anniversary since debut, Hikaru Utada has so far digitally released “Play A Love Song” (CM song for Suntory Minami-Alps Sparkling) and the release date for digital single “Hatsukoi” (image song for TBS Drama “Hana nochi Hare – Hanadan Next Season”) is slated for May 30. 19 months from her album “Fantôme” in 2016 which proved her talents to stand the test of time beyond the hiatus, “Hatsukoi”... Read More


Hikaru Utada’s “Good Night” announced as theme song for animated feature film Penguin Highway

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Hikaru Utada Artist Photo

Hikaru Utada is keeping up the buzz this year in anticipation of her first concert tour in 12 years as well as the announcement of upcoming album titled “Hatsukoi.” 2018 has so far been successful with her digital single “Play A Love Song,” the CM song for Suntory Minami-Alps Sparkling that topped the five digital music sites in Japan as well as peaked a total of six charts globally including the iTunes chart and J-Pop charts around the world and Asia,... Read More


Rei Kuromiya’s rock band BRATS to release self-titled debut album in July

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
RMMS-BRATS-first-album-2018-announce-1

Girls rock band BRATS — formed by sisters Rei Kuromiya (ex. Ladybaby) and Aya Kuromiya — will release their first full length album on July 25, 2018. The 10-song self-titled CD BRATS, including previously released studio tracks “Ainikoiyo” (To be Hero anime theme song) and “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (Slavemen film theme song) will also come in a limited edition package with a 24-page booklet and DVD with 5 music videos. VIDEO: BRATS – “NOUNAI SHOUKYO GAME” Track... Read More


URBANGARDE Renews Vows With Fans At KEKKON SHIKI Anniversary Event

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
RMMS-Urbangarde-Kekkon-Shiki-20180408-A189

Japanese rock group URBANGARDE celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a spectacle-filled concert titled “KEKKON SHIKI” at Nakano Sun Plaza on April 8, 2018. Vocalist Yoko Hamasaki surprised the sold-out audience by entering the stage to an EDM arrangement of Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” in a custom bridal outfit adorned with URBANGARDE’s signature red polka dots. As the band took their places on stage, frontman Temma Matsunaga dramatically asked the question, “Do... Read More


X JAPAN makes “epic” debut at Coachella 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018
RMMS-X-Japan-Coachella-2018-04-14-A8131

X JAPAN made their Coachella debut on April 14 — YOSHIKI’s first major concert on drums since the band headlined SSE Wembley Arena in London last year — with a hard-rocking set that drew praise from music fans and media alike. “…there was some perfect Beyoncé counter-programming in the form of X JAPAN, the only metal band of the entire otherwise largely rock-free weekend. Playing their first U.S. gig since the 2014 Madison Square Garden concert immortalized in their... Read More


Hikaru Utada’s new single “Hatsukoi” is the image song to “Hana nochi Hare-Hanadan Next Season”, releasing digitally 5.30.2018

Friday, April 20, 2018
Hikaru Utada Artist Photo

Hikaru Utada is celebrating 20 years from her debut, and the news of her providing the image song for the new TBS Tuesday night drama series titled Hana nochi Hare – Hanadan Next Season that premiered Tuesday, April 17th is an occasion definitely worth highlighting. This new single is titled “Hatsukoi” (meaning “first love”) as mentioned in the episode, and took social media by storm as it was revealed during the broadcast. We have fond memories... Read More


ASTERISM has started their studio live series named “BATTLE SESSION” !!

Saturday, April 14, 2018
ASTERISM_155_BATTLE_SESIION_thum

ASTRISM, most young heavy metal instrumental band in Japan, has just started their studio live “BATTLE SESSION” on April12th, that was planned with the concept of three members shaking each other’s sounds and playing in a whimsical way of shooting with a single camera. ASTERISM – 155 (BATTLE SESSION / Studio Live) You can enjoy their number “155”, which is the lead tune from their latest album “The Session Vol.1”, on their YouTube video. They... Read More


X Japan to headline Coachella’s Mojave Stage with HIDE and TAIJI holograms

Friday, April 13, 2018
RMMS-X-Japan-Zepp-Divercity-2018-promo2

Named by the Grammy Awards poll as one of Top 3 most anticipated acts at Coachella, X JAPAN will be performing as one of the only hard rock acts on the bill both weekends. With hip-hop recently taking the reins as the #1 genre in the world, the inclusion of X JAPAN at the festival amongst the likes of Beyoncé and The Weeknd is a testament to the band’s groundbreaking success far and wide. The band will be headlining the Mojave Stage on Saturday, April 14th and Saturday, April... Read More


Anisong World Matsuri returns to Anime Expo 2018

Friday, April 13, 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. To... Read More


MIYAVI hits North America in May for Day 2 World Tour

Thursday, April 12, 2018
MIYAVI

Universal Music Japan recording artist MIYAVI has announced the North American dates of his “Day 2 World Tour 2018”. The “Samurai Guitarist” and star of Angelina Jolie-directed film Unbroken is renowned for his incredible slap style of guitar playing and will perform live concerts in 6 major U.S. and Canadian cities in May. MIYAVI – DAY 2 WORLD TOUR IN USA May 5 – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA May 11 – Slim’s, San Francisco, CA May 13 – The Crocodile, Seattle,... Read More


ROCK

Rei Kuromiya’s rock band BRATS to release self-titled debut album in July

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Girls rock band BRATS — formed by sisters Rei Kuromiya (ex. Ladybaby) and Aya Kuromiya — will release their first full length album on July 25, 2018. The 10-song self-titled CD BRATS, including previously released studio tracks “Ainikoiyo” (To be Hero anime theme song) and “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (Slavemen film theme song) will also come […]


POP

Hikaru Utada’s seventh album “Hatsukoi” on sale June 27th Album cover & track list revealed!

Hikaru Utada Hatsukoi Album Cover

As she celebrates her 20th anniversary since debut, Hikaru Utada has so far digitally released “Play A Love Song” (CM song for Suntory Minami-Alps Sparkling) and the release date for digital single “Hatsukoi” (image song for TBS Drama “Hana nochi Hare – Hanadan Next Season”) is slated for May 30. 19 months from her album […]


IDOL

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. Candy holic on Twitter: https://twitter.com/candy_holic_11 Candy holic’s performance at maidreamin is the latest collaboration at the maid cafe’s 16 […]


ANIME

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 […]