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URBANGARDE announces 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction

Friday, February 2, 2018

URBANGARDE will release their 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction (“Girl Fiction”) on April 4, 2018. Since the 2008 release of Shoujo wa Nido Shinu (“Girls Only Live Twice”), which introduced vocalist Yoko Hamasaki as a bloody, sword-wielding schoolgirl in “Don’t Take Off Your Sailor Fuku“, URBANGARDE has built a dedicated international following for their outrageous visuals and challenging lyrical themes. Over the past decade, URBANGARDE has produced nine albums, two mini-albums, seven singles, and... 

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maidreamin featured in Fuji TV show Kuragehime

Friday, February 2, 2018

The cast of the Fuji TV program Kuragehime (“Princess Jellyfish”) dropped by maidreamin’s Ekimae store for a short dose of sweets in the romantic comedy’s third episode, which aired January 29th in Japan. Filmed in January during the restaurant’s off-hours, eagle-eyed viewers can spot famous maid Peace (this year’s “Moe Kawaii Queen”) in the background entertaining guests at the popular maid cafe chain. The episode was broadcast on the same day as the Ekimae store’s 8th Anniversary. Kuragehime —... 

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exist†trace completes “19th Challenge” series with CLIMAX event

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Photos by Meiko Kikuta Japanese rock band exist†trace packed all their favorite moments from “The 19th Challenge” concert series into the year’s final show at Ebisu club aim. The December 19th “CLIMAX” event featured a massive set list showcasing the different themes of the monthly one-man series which began in April. Band leader miko (guitar/vocals): “The 19th Challenge! After 9 months, we’ve finally finished! We set many challenges for ourselves as a band, and personally I was able to accomplish my... 

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14th Tokyo International Music Market (14th TIMM) Showcase live will be broadcasted in 6 counrties/areas!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A series of special performances by J-pop/J-rock uprising artists taken place in Shibuya on 23,24, 25 Oct., 14th Tokyo International Music Market showcase live will be back next month! Among 19 artists performed at the 14th TIMM Live, 10 artists picked up by WAKUWAKU JAPAN and edited the program. This will be broadcasted next month (January 2018) in 6 countries/areas, which are Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Mongolia and Taiwan. The program details are as follows; <“14th TIMM Live -J-Music to the... 

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Kamen Joshi sets idol industry record with 3 million Facebook followers

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Japanese underground idols Kamen Joshi achieved a social media milestone this week by surpassing 3 million Facebook followers. The masked idols from Akihabara currently hold the highest count of Facebook followers among all Japanese idol groups, and hitting the 3 million mark places them among the most popular of all Japanese entertainers. Kamen Joshi, who perform over 1000 live shows yearly, have contributed the opening theme for the anime Cheating Craft and were recently named official ambassadors for Akihabara Tourism.... 

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X Japan documentary We Are X dominates Japan’s home video charts

Thursday, December 21, 2017

X Japan launched its official Instagram account this week to commemorate the Japanese DVD/Blu-ray release of We Are X on December 13. The band’s award-winning documentary film is currently dominating this week’s charts, earning the #1 spot on Amazon, iTunes, and other retailers. X Japan Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xjapanofficial We Are X International Website: http://wearexfilm.com We Are X Japanese Website: http://www.wearexfilm.jp TRAILER The We Are X Japanese video release is available in... 

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Swinging Popsicle announces GOLDEN☆BEST Limited “TIME TRAVEL”

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Japanese pop-rock band Swinging Popsicle has announced the upcoming release of a limited-edition compilation titled GOLDEN☆BEST Limited TIME TRAVEL ~Sony Music Years Selection~. Swinging Popsicle, who made their major debut with “Joy of Living” with Sony Records in 1997, released two full albums, one mini album, and five singles during their partnership with Sony, which are now all out of print. Responding to years of fan requests, and connecting to the band’s 20th Anniversary celebration of their debut,... 

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maidreamin chooses Akihabara’s Moe Kawaii Queen 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

On November 25, 2017, maidreamin cafe gathered the chain’s top maids for the annual Moe Kawaii Queen competition at their Heaven’s Gate Live Restaurant in Akihabara. The title of maidreamin’s Moe Kawaii Queen is given to the best representative of the restaurant’s mission of top-level service, hospitality, and entertainment. Popular maids from maidreamin’s 16 restaurants performed service demonstrations, answered interview questions, and gave special stage performances in front of their fans and maidreamin’s... 

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Utada Hikaru releases new single “Anata”; past music also available for streaming now

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Utada Hikaru’s 3rd Single from Epic Records, “Anata”, is set to release worldwide along with its music video on December 8th, 2017. Along with the single, songs between her debut single “Automatic” to her latest album “Fantôme” will also be available on major streaming services* to begin the celebration of the upcoming 20th anniversary year of Utada Hikaru’s debut. “Anata”, main theme for the movie DESTINY Kamakura Monogatari (in theaters December 9th)and commercial song for SONY’s ‘Noican... 

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SILENT SIREN sets sail for night of miracles at Budokan

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Photo Credit: Hajime Kamiiisaka On November 13 and 14, on the fifth anniversary of their major-label debut, SILENT SIREN held the final Japanese performances of their 26-show tour, “5th ANNIVERSARY SILENT SIREN LIVE TOUR 2017 — The New World” at Nippon Budokan. Following their Nippon Budokan debut on January 17, 2015, this was the all-female band’s second appearance at Japan’s rock mecca, this time holding a back-to-back two-day event. On November 13th, the first day of the “Miracle” event, SILENT SIREN... 

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FEATURE


URBANGARDE announces 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction

Friday, February 2, 2018
RMMS-Urbangarde-Shoujo-Fiction-10th-Anniversary-announce1

URBANGARDE will release their 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction (“Girl Fiction”) on April 4, 2018. Since the 2008 release of Shoujo wa Nido Shinu (“Girls Only Live Twice”), which introduced vocalist Yoko Hamasaki as a bloody, sword-wielding schoolgirl in “Don’t Take Off Your Sailor Fuku“, URBANGARDE has built a dedicated international following for their outrageous visuals and challenging lyrical themes. Over the past decade, URBANGARDE has produced nine albums,... Read More


maidreamin featured in Fuji TV show Kuragehime

Friday, February 2, 2018
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The cast of the Fuji TV program Kuragehime (“Princess Jellyfish”) dropped by maidreamin’s Ekimae store for a short dose of sweets in the romantic comedy’s third episode, which aired January 29th in Japan. Filmed in January during the restaurant’s off-hours, eagle-eyed viewers can spot famous maid Peace (this year’s “Moe Kawaii Queen”) in the background entertaining guests at the popular maid cafe chain. The episode was broadcast on the same day as the Ekimae store’s... Read More


exist†trace completes “19th Challenge” series with CLIMAX event

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Photos by Meiko Kikuta Japanese rock band exist†trace packed all their favorite moments from “The 19th Challenge” concert series into the year’s final show at Ebisu club aim. The December 19th “CLIMAX” event featured a massive set list showcasing the different themes of the monthly one-man series which began in April. Band leader miko (guitar/vocals): “The 19th Challenge! After 9 months, we’ve finally finished! We set many challenges for ourselves as a band, and... Read More


14th Tokyo International Music Market (14th TIMM) Showcase live will be broadcasted in 6 counrties/areas!

Thursday, January 11, 2018
番組ロゴA写入り

A series of special performances by J-pop/J-rock uprising artists taken place in Shibuya on 23,24, 25 Oct., 14th Tokyo International Music Market showcase live will be back next month! Among 19 artists performed at the 14th TIMM Live, 10 artists picked up by WAKUWAKU JAPAN and edited the program. This will be broadcasted next month (January 2018) in 6 countries/areas, which are Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Mongolia and Taiwan. The program details are as follows; <“14th... Read More


Kamen Joshi sets idol industry record with 3 million Facebook followers

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Kamen-Joshi

Japanese underground idols Kamen Joshi achieved a social media milestone this week by surpassing 3 million Facebook followers. The masked idols from Akihabara currently hold the highest count of Facebook followers among all Japanese idol groups, and hitting the 3 million mark places them among the most popular of all Japanese entertainers. Kamen Joshi, who perform over 1000 live shows yearly, have contributed the opening theme for the anime Cheating Craft and were recently named... Read More


X Japan documentary We Are X dominates Japan’s home video charts

Thursday, December 21, 2017
X Japan

X Japan launched its official Instagram account this week to commemorate the Japanese DVD/Blu-ray release of We Are X on December 13. The band’s award-winning documentary film is currently dominating this week’s charts, earning the #1 spot on Amazon, iTunes, and other retailers. X Japan Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xjapanofficial We Are X International Website: http://wearexfilm.com We Are X Japanese Website: http://www.wearexfilm.jp TRAILER The We Are X... Read More


Swinging Popsicle announces GOLDEN☆BEST Limited “TIME TRAVEL”

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Japanese pop-rock band Swinging Popsicle has announced the upcoming release of a limited-edition compilation titled GOLDEN☆BEST Limited TIME TRAVEL ~Sony Music Years Selection~. Swinging Popsicle, who made their major debut with “Joy of Living” with Sony Records in 1997, released two full albums, one mini album, and five singles during their partnership with Sony, which are now all out of print. Responding to years of fan requests, and connecting to the band’s 20th... Read More


maidreamin chooses Akihabara’s Moe Kawaii Queen 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
maidreamin

On November 25, 2017, maidreamin cafe gathered the chain’s top maids for the annual Moe Kawaii Queen competition at their Heaven’s Gate Live Restaurant in Akihabara. The title of maidreamin’s Moe Kawaii Queen is given to the best representative of the restaurant’s mission of top-level service, hospitality, and entertainment. Popular maids from maidreamin’s 16 restaurants performed service demonstrations, answered interview questions, and gave special stage performances... Read More


Utada Hikaru releases new single “Anata”; past music also available for streaming now

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Utada Hikaru’s 3rd Single from Epic Records, “Anata”, is set to release worldwide along with its music video on December 8th, 2017. Along with the single, songs between her debut single “Automatic” to her latest album “Fantôme” will also be available on major streaming services* to begin the celebration of the upcoming 20th anniversary year of Utada Hikaru’s debut. “Anata”, main theme for the movie DESTINY Kamakura Monogatari (in theaters December 9th)and... Read More


SILENT SIREN sets sail for night of miracles at Budokan

Sunday, November 19, 2017
SILENT-SIREN

Photo Credit: Hajime Kamiiisaka On November 13 and 14, on the fifth anniversary of their major-label debut, SILENT SIREN held the final Japanese performances of their 26-show tour, “5th ANNIVERSARY SILENT SIREN LIVE TOUR 2017 — The New World” at Nippon Budokan. Following their Nippon Budokan debut on January 17, 2015, this was the all-female band’s second appearance at Japan’s rock mecca, this time holding a back-to-back two-day event. On November 13th, the first day... Read More


ROCK

URBANGARDE announces 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction

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URBANGARDE will release their 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction (“Girl Fiction”) on April 4, 2018. Since the 2008 release of Shoujo wa Nido Shinu (“Girls Only Live Twice”), which introduced vocalist Yoko Hamasaki as a bloody, sword-wielding schoolgirl in “Don’t Take Off Your Sailor Fuku“, URBANGARDE has built a dedicated international following for their outrageous […]


POP

URBANGARDE announces 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction

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URBANGARDE will release their 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction (“Girl Fiction”) on April 4, 2018. Since the 2008 release of Shoujo wa Nido Shinu (“Girls Only Live Twice”), which introduced vocalist Yoko Hamasaki as a bloody, sword-wielding schoolgirl in “Don’t Take Off Your Sailor Fuku“, URBANGARDE has built a dedicated international following for their outrageous […]


IDOL

maidreamin featured in Fuji TV show Kuragehime

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The cast of the Fuji TV program Kuragehime (“Princess Jellyfish”) dropped by maidreamin’s Ekimae store for a short dose of sweets in the romantic comedy’s third episode, which aired January 29th in Japan. Filmed in January during the restaurant’s off-hours, eagle-eyed viewers can spot famous maid Peace (this year’s “Moe Kawaii Queen”) in the background […]


ANIME

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 […]