January 1, 2011

Akino Arai

Akino Arai

Akino Arai is a Japanese singer, song-writer, and lyricist, best known for her works in anime such as Outlaw Star, Noir, Macross Plus, and many others. She was born on August 21, 1959, in Tokyo. She has performed with Yoko Kanno, Luna Sea, ZABADAK, Simply Red, Yayoi Yula, and was once in a group called Marsh-Mallow. Arai debuted in 1986 with the theme song to anime Windaria, “Beautiful... Read More

January 1, 2011

ALI PROJECT

ALI PROJECT

ALI PROJECT, known colloquially as Alipro, is a two member Japanese pop unit. They formed sometime in the late 1980’s as Ari Project and debuted with the album Gensou Teien under an indies label in January of 1988. In 1992 the group changed their name to what it is today when they signed with the major label Toshiba EMI; their first major effort, “Koi se yo Otome ~Love... Read More

January 1, 2013

ALTIMA

ALTIMA

ALTIMA’s beginning dates back all the way to the last third of September 2010. It was then that m.o.v.e’s motsu (MOTSU), the man to become leader of ALTIMA, felt a strong attachment to the musical approaches of sat (SAT), fripSide’s keyboardist and producer. motsu began regular contact with fripSide’s creator. He then discovered Kurosaki Maon (MAON), a new female singer... Read More

December 31, 2014

amazarashi’s New Song “Kisetsu ha Tsugitsugi Shindeiku” Premiers as the TV anime “Tokyo Ghoul”’s Second Season Ending Theme Song.

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© Sui Ishida / Shueisha Tokyo Ghoul Production Committee amazarashi is a band formed by Hiromu Akita, currently residing in Aomori Prefecture and they will release a new single “Kisetsuha Tsugitsugi Shindeiku” on February 18th 2015. This song will premier as the ending theme song of a TV anime “Tokyo Ghoul√A” aired on TOKYO MX starting in January. This anime is preceded... Read More

January 1, 2011

angela

angela

angela is formed by atsuko on vocal and KATSU as guitarist and arranger. They made their major label debut in 2003 with “Asu he no brilliant road” an opening theme song for a TV anime “Uchu no Stillvia”. Since then, they have done a lot of theme songs for popular TV anime including “Fafner in Azure”, and “K”. Their album released in April 2013 ranked 10th in Oricon... Read More

August 17, 2015

Angela excite a crowd of 2000 at “OTAKUTHON 2015” in Montreal, Canada

angela

Angela took part in an anime convention in Montreal, Canada called “OTAKUTHON 2015”. They performed on the evening of August 7 (local time). This was angela’s second time in Canada. They also participated in the opening ceremony of “OTAKUTHON”. Vocalist atsuko said in English, “We are angela from Japan! We’re going to play on this stage tonight, so everybody please... Read More

November 27, 2014

angela, Live Image All Made Available to Celebrate One Year of YouTube Channel

angela

The images from the Live concert of angela was made public on YouTube. This was held to celebrate the one year anniversary of angela’s YouTube Channel. This time, images of a total of 10 songs were uploaded, from “angela’s Music Wonder★Big Circus 5th~Sokyu no Fafuna Full Song Live!!~” held in Dec. 2010, “One More Year Till 10 Year Anniversary... Read More

October 27, 2014

angela, Receive Theme Song Award of “19th Animation Kobe Award”

angela

The prize winners and pieces of 19th Animation Kobe Awards were announced, and angela’s single “Shidonia” (Opening theme song of TV animation “Shidonia no Kishi”) won the Theme song award (Radio Kansai Award). As for angela, they will be attending Southeast Asia’s largest J-POP culture festival AFA 2014 (Anime Festival Asia 2014) I LOVE ANISONG concert held from the... Read More

June 16, 2015

Angela: Tour starts off well with Hong Kong “Gelakko”

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Angela’s “ONE WAY” concert tour started at Music Zone@E-Max in Hong Kong on June 7 (local time). Angela has performed at several overseas conventions before, but this was their first solo tour under their own name. Local “Gelakko” (angela fans) mingled with “Gelakko” that rushed over from Japan for this momentous occasion. Official website: http://style-market.com/angela/ Blog:... Read More

January 29, 2015

Angela’s “Fafner” promotional video in white, black and red

angela

A short version of the video for angela’s new song, “Exist”, was released on the group’s official YouTube channel. Angela “Exist” promotional video (short ver.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY4ueJQNkLQ “Exist” is the opening theme to TV anime “SOKYU NO Fafner EXODUS”. A solemn string section rings out in this newly released video for this serious song.... Read More