September 28, 2012

SCANDAL /Two hundred thousand people from 30 countries frenzied at free live concert!

A girls-band SCANDAL released their 4th album “Queens are trumps- Kirifuda Wa Queen-” on Sep 26th charting #2 at Oricon(Japanese Billboard) daily ranking in the first day. This is their highest album ranking on Oricon daily chart ever in their history. Their catchy songs, charming looks and aggressive live performance have been attracting many fans and the band is spreading in its popularity. SCANDAL will be performing at Osaka Castle Hall (capacity of 16000),a large venue... Read More

September 28, 2012

Namie Amuro / Special MV for 200,000 “Likes” on Official Facebook

Celebrating her 20th anniversary this year, Namie Amuro’s official Facebook recently reached 200,000 “Likes.” To show her appreciation for such great support, a bonus edition of ‘In The Spotlight (TOKYO),’ the commercial song for SUZUKI ‘s wagon “Stingray” has been uploaded on her official YouTube Channel. After reaching 200,000 “Likes” in August, Namie’s Facebook continued to increase them up to 221,055 (as of 9/21/2012 17:00, JST) and has ranked #1 on... Read More

September 27, 2012

the GazettE / New Album to be Released in 62 Countries

“DIVISION,” the new album released on 8/29 by one of Japan’s top visual rock bands “the GazettE,” will now be released worldwide in 62 different countries. It will be released in 39 countries in Europe, including UK, Germany, France and Italy and 14 countries in Asia, including Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam. In addition to north/south Americas including Canada, USA, Brazil and Chile, it will also be released in Australia and New Zealand. For exclusive areas in Europe... Read More

September 26, 2012

THIS IS PANIC / Surprise Street Lives in Korea & New PV on YouTube

PV of ‘Aishiteru tte itte’ from THIS IS PANIC’s recent album “CHUDON” has been uploaded on their YouTube Channel. They reinterpreted the message in this song and decided to bring it out to Korea, the country Japan has been experiencing conflict with lately. THIS IS PANIC visited Seoul and held surprise street lives throughout a whole day in attempt to send out a message of loving one another. Many scenes from the surprise lives and the audience’s reactions are included... Read More

September 25, 2012

Nogizaka46 / Campaign for “HTC J” in Taiwan

As the ambassadors of “HTC J(HTC’s smartphone specifically designed for the Japanese market),” Nogizaka46 participated in an in-store event campaign held in Taipei, Taiwan on 9/13 to celebrate the launching of HTC J in other Asian countries. Appointed as the ambassadors of HTC J in April this year, Nogizaka46’s hit number ‘Oide Shampoo’ was used for its commercial and they also participated in a commercial shot in New York. In addition to the in-store event campaign... Read More

September 24, 2012

Starmarie / Release on iTunes & Preparing for Overseas Stages

In preparation for overseas stages, Starmarie’s “Mitsuboshi Restaurant/Paul kara no shoutaijou” has been released on iTunes. A free magazine featuring Starmarie was distributed in Los Angeles, USA at the end of July. Many of the readers who became interested in the photos of this group with fascinating visual images viewed Starmarie’s music clip on YouTube and downloaded “Mitsuboshi Restaurant/Paul kara no shoutaijou.” Many have become their fans already and left... Read More

September 21, 2012

JROCK EVOLUTION / Announcement of Live in Taiwan & New Artist Lineup!

With the world premiere held at Tokyo DiverCity, “JROCK EVOLUTION 2012” has been receiving a tremendous amount of attention and support from around the world. New information for “JROCK EVOLUTION 2012” has been announced regarding an additional live in Taiwan and the updated artist lineup. The additional live in Taiwan will be held on 10/21 at Legacy Taipei with the artist lineup of MUCC, Alice Nine and girugamesh. This will be the very first time for girugamesh to participate... Read More

September 20, 2012

OTAKON MUSIC FEST 2012 / Collaboration with Lantis!

OTAKORP, Inc and Lantis are joining hands in collaboration for “OTAKON MUSIC FEST 2012” to be held on 11/3/2012 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The artist lineup consists of the super pioneer unit of Japanese anisongs “JAM Project,” faylan and Natsuko Aso. This is the very first time for OTAKORP and Lantis to collaborate for a music festival outside of the OTAKON events. Make sure to come out and join the fun at “OTAKON MUSIC FEST 2012”! Live Information: “OTAKON MUSIC... Read More

September 19, 2012

YOSHIKI / Donation of Dinner Invitation for Charity in US

YOSHIKI attended the award ceremony of “Changing Lives Through Service” presented by the biggest charity/volunteer organization “Points of Light (abbreviated POS hereafter)” held at the Japanese ambassador’s residence in Washington D.C. on 9/7/2012. Soon after the Great East Japan Earthquake last year, YOSHIKI donated his cherished items such as the crystal piano he used at his concerts to a charity auction while advocating charity fundraising for earthquake relief... Read More

September 18, 2012

Shoko Nakagawa / Live Broadcasting of 10th Anniversary Live on Nico Nico Live Streaming

The Tokyo stage of Shoko Nakagawa’s concert tour “Giza10 Shoko [Live] Tour—!!2012” will be broadcasted live on Nico Nico Live Streaming! Kicking off at Osaka Orix Theater on 9/17/2012, the tour will continue on to Shibuya Public Hall and Nagoya Civic Assembly Hall. With tickets for both lives in Tokyo and Nagoya already sold-out, it has been decided that the Tokyo stage will be open to live broadcasting on Nico Nico Live Streaming on 9/27 from 19:00(JST). This live... Read More