November 15, 2011

Jin Akanishi / New Release Ranked #1 on US iTunes

Now active in US, Jin Akanishi recently held an event in Los Angeles, US on 11/8(11/9 JST) with about 300 fans to celebrate his new release of “TEST DRIVE Featuring JASON DERULO.” This new single made a nationwide digital release in US on 11/8 and soon ranked #1 on iTunes Album Dance Chart. Currently in the process of recording for a nationwide album release, Jin Akanishi made a public remark, “When the recording is done, I will go on a nationwide tour.” Official... Read More

November 14, 2011

BLOOD / At Anime USA

BLOOD, a popular gothic band, will appear in “ Anime USA” on Nov 18th. At the convention, the band will be selling merchandise, including their new single Bathory, autographing all purchased CDs and taking part in a fan Q&A panel. Date : November 18th Place : Hyatt Regency Crystal City @ Reagan National Airport, Arlington, VA (USA) Info : http://www.animeusa.org BLOOD Official Site: http://www.starwaverecords.jp/blood_e/index.html BLOOD Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/bloodofficial Related... Read More

November 11, 2011

ViViD / 3rd Single “FAKE” & Successful HK Live

Upon the release of their 3rd single “Fake” on 11/9, ViViD has set on a journey of their very first Asia Tour and the HK live was extremely successful. Details for the lives in Taiwan and Singapore are as follows. [ViViD ASIA LIVE 2011 “Take-off” in Taiwan] Date: 11/19/2011(Sat) OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00 Venue: TheWALL TAIPEI [ViViD ASIA LIVE 2011 “Take-off” in Taiwan] (newly added) Date: 2011/11/20(Sun) OPEN 18:00 / 19:00 START Venue: TheWALL... Read More

November 10, 2011

Saori Yuki & Pink Martini / Collaboration Ranked #1 on US iTunes Jazz Chart

Saori Yuki in collaboration of “Pink Spider,” a jazz orchestra from Oregon, US, held a successful concert in London on 10/27 at Royal Albert Hall. iTunes download service recently started in US on 11/1 for their collaboration number and it already ranked #1 on the jazz chart by 11/2. It also ranked #1 on iTune’s world music chart in Canada. On 11/7, Saori Yuki made a CD release of “1969” in US and in December, she is scheduled to participate in Pink... Read More

November 9, 2011

ViViD / Successful Live in Hong Kong!

To be celebrating their 2nd anniversary in Jan. 2012, the attention on ViViD as one of the most powerful rock bands has been increasing rapidly and their very first one-man live in Hong Kong on 11/5 at KITEC proved it once again. The entire audience of enthusiastic Hong Kong fans stood right up as soon as ViViD came on stage. As Shin (Vo.) screamed out in Cantonese, “We’re ViViD and we’ll rock it up together!” the crowd responded even in a louder voice in their fullest... Read More

November 8, 2011

MEG / Last Release of Cover Series ‘TOUGH BOY’ from “Hokuto no Ken”

MEG has been releasing a series of digital cover tracks exclusively in France foe the last 6 months. The final cover number will be released on 11/28. This series of cover tracks has attracted much attention from in and out of Japan and ‘TOUGH BOY’ originally released by TOM★CAT in 1987 was chosen to be the final track of the release series. This number was the opening theme song for a TV anime titled “Seikimatsu Kyuseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken 2.”... Read More

November 7, 2011

X JAPAN / Increasing Popularity in China via the Internet

X JAPAN, a renowned Japanese rock band, recently held a live in Shanghai on 10/30 as part of their Asia Tour. Since their major debut in 1989, it took them 22 years to finally be on stage in mainland China. With the Japanese cultural boom of the 90s, many people became interested in X JAPAN and over the last few years, increased distribution of the Internet added more speed to the rising popularity of the band. After last year’s Shanghai EXPO, there has been a rapid growth... Read More

November 5, 2011

BLOOD STAIN CHILD / European Tour

This winter BLOOD STAIN CHILD will hold their first Europe tour ever called “epsilon Euro TOUR 2011″ . The tour will start on November 23rd in Cologne/Germany at MTC club. The band will perform in Germany (3 times), Poland (1 time), Italy (1 time), Greece (2 times), France (2 times), UK (1 time), Russia (3 times) and the Ukraine (1 time). The tourfinal will be held on December 13th in Ekaterinburg/Russia at Tele-Club. epsilon Euro TOUR 2011 2011/11/23 Cologne MTC... Read More

November 3, 2011

Ryuichi Sakamoto / Europe Trio Tour on Ustream Live

The live scenes of “Ryuichi Sakamoto Trio Tour” from 10/29 to 11/21 in Europe are being broadcasted on Ustream. Covering cities in France, UK, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Portugal, Ryuichi Sakamoto has been on a trio tour of piano, cello and violin. Please check www.ustream.tv/channel/skmts for a full tour schedule. Some of the lives scenes are being prepared for archive. Official Website: http://www.sitesakamoto.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ryuichisakamoto/ Myspace:... Read More

November 1, 2011

Hemenway / Debut Release in 15 Countries!

Upon their domestic major debut on 11/02/2011, Hemenway is simultaneously releasing the debut single “Listen” in 15 countries around the world! If you happen to be in a region where you can access IODA/iTunes for any of the serviced areas listed below, today is your lucky day! You’re entitled to the privilege of downloading ‘Listen (English Ver.),’ only available for overseas service. The original track of ‘Listen’ being entirely in English then reborn into Japanese... Read More