January 31, 2012

JUJU / Participation in “MTV Unplugged” in New York

JUJU will be the very first Japanese female artist to participate in the shooting of an acoustic live “MTV Unplugged” to be held at MTV studio in New York, USA in spring. There have been two sessions of this live in the past in which Japanese artists were featured overseas(CHAGE and ASKA in London & Ken Hirai in New York). “MTV Unplugged JUJU” will be broadcasted to all the viewers around the world through MTV’s network. Official Website: http://www.jujunyc.net/ Blog:... Read More

January 30, 2012

Strato☆Dancers / Successful Live in USA

Strato☆Dancers showcased their live at Anaheim Commonwealth Lounge in CA, USA on 1/18 starting at 22:30(local time). Dressed in kimono, 5 members of Strato☆Dancers performed in front of such enthusiastic audience. During their stay in USA, they went to “The 2012 NAMM Show” and visited Fender’s factory and custom shop. At Fender, Nakagawa was asked to paint on a guitar, which might lead to a collaboration project in the future. Official Website: http://www.slowcurve.co.jp/slowball/strato_dancers/ Related... Read More

January 27, 2012

Hatsune Miku / First “Japanese Artist” to Make a Release in 217 Countries

‘Tell Your World’ by a virtual singer Hatsune Miku was released on 1/25 in as many as 217 countries around the world, setting a record for the highest number of countries to digitally release a song as a “Japanese artist.” This song was previously released in Japan on 1/18 in the name of “livetune feat. Hatsune Miku.” Hatsune Miku ranked even higher than AKB48 on iTunes charts. After Lady Gaga’s song in 12/2011, this song has been chosen... Read More

January 26, 2012

Nishino Kana / Participation in Award Event in Taiwan

In welcoming the new year of 2012, Nishino Kana participated in a yearend award event “Super Star Red and White Entertainment Awards,” equivalent of Japan’s “Kouhaku Uta Gassen” in Taiwan. Wearing a pink girly dress, she sang ‘Aitakute Aitakute’ and ‘Tatoe Donnani’ as the audience enthusiastically responded to her performance. Official Website: http://www.nishinokana.com/ Blog: http://ameblo.jp/nishino-kana/ Related posts:Kana... Read More

January 25, 2012

ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION to release their first greatest hits album

ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION to release their album in the US for the first time! ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION will be releasing their very first greatest hits album consisting 17 songs from their 6 full albums and 2 mini albums, added with their brand new song “Marching Band”. Concurrently with the Japan release, the album is now available in the US through iTunes and Amazon. Not only in Japan, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION has gained international popularity through features on various... Read More

January 25, 2012

AKB48 / Original Dance Just for Taiwan

AKB48 made their TV commercial debut in Taiwan as they are now featured in a 7-ELEVEN’s commercial. 8 members including Atsuko Maeda performed an original dance with their signature number ‘Heavy Rotation.’ This commercial has been on air since 1/17 in Taiwan and its second sequence is coming up soon! Official Site: http://www.akb48.co.jp/ Official Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/akb48official Google+: https://plus.google.com/117147321771860727748/posts Related... Read More

January 24, 2012

CLEAVE / Fans Around the World Tuned in for 1st Official PV

Releasing a new EP “The Circle” on 1/11, CLEAVE revealed the PV of the title song ‘The Circle.’ This is the very first time CLEAVE ever presented a PV publicly, thus many fans, not only in Japan, but from all around the whole world, tuned in right at the moment the PV was revealed. “The Circle” will soon be released in the US and Korea as well through Creator-Destructor Record and Townhall Records, respectively. Official Website: http://www.cleave-rock.com/ Facebook:... Read More

January 23, 2012

LUNA SEA / Release of New Single

LUNA SEA will be releasing a long-awaited new single in 12 years on 3/21/2012. The title song is estimated to be more than 20 minutes long and 4 different versions (normal CD, high quality CD, 5.1ch surround & full set of all versions) will be released simultaneously. The members particularly made sure to bring out the best quality for this new single. Since the “reboot” of LUNA SEA, they’ve released a new digital single “PROMISE,” a charity single to provide relief... Read More

January 20, 2012

Hemenway / Worldwide Release of 2nd Single “By My Side”

Less than a week until the release of Hemenway’s 2nd single!! The title song ‘By My Side’ is the ending theme song of a TV Tokyo anime “NARUTO -Shippuden-” for this season which started on 1/5/2012. Make sure to check out the ending theme as you enjoy the new season of NARUTO! For those who are not in Japan, rest assured! Just as their 1st single “Listen” was released worldwide, their 2nd single will also be available for digital download worldwide.... Read More

January 19, 2012

SPYAIR / Ending Theme Song for “GUNDAM AGE”

SPYAIR’s previous releases have been selected as theme songs for anime such as “BLEACH” and “Gintama.” Now, their new song ‘My World’ to be released on 3/14 will be the ending theme song for MBS/TBS TV anime “MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM AGE: ASEM.” Official Website: http://www.spyair.net/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/spyairofficial Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/SPYAIRSTAFF Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/spyair Related posts:SPYAIR... Read More