November 30, 2012

DE DE MOUSE / Live Streaming Prior to Solo Live

DE DE MOUSE will be on live streaming via USTREAM on 12/4/2012(Tues) prior to his solo live on 12/6(Thurs) at Akasaka BLITZ for the release of his 4th album “sky was dark.” Live streaming before a solo live has become a regular program for DE DE MOUSE. In previous live streaming programs, he didn’t only perform live, but also showed various scenes such as eating nagashi-somen (flowing noodles) and wontons. Such free-spirited programs have gained a lot of attention among... Read More

November 30, 2012

Japanese idol group FUDANJUKU launches official Facebook page

November 29, 2012 – Japanese idol group FUDANJUKU (“Yatterman,” “Ginga e Kickoff!”) started their official Facebook page this month. The all-female group performs as young males who each have their own “otaku” obsession. FUDANJUKU’s official Facebook page has already accumulated over 5,000 fans since they began in early November, 2012. Posting messages in multiple languages, including English,... Read More

November 29, 2012

Crossfaith / Contract with Major Overseas Music Labels & New Video Clip!

Active on a global level with their recent release of “ZION EP” in March followed by summer festivals and a headliner live tour, Crossfaith is now expanding their horizons out to the world even further as they signed contracts with overseas music labels. They are now with a US label “THE END RECORDS” and a UK label “Search And Destroy Records” for overseas releases. Moreover, clips from Crossfaith’s UK/EURO tour “INTO THE ZION”... Read More

November 28, 2012

SID / Successful Lives in Taiwan, First Step to World Stage

After their grand nationwide tour of 42 lives in Japan which attracted a total audience of 100,000, SID took a great step towards the world stage with their live held on 11/17&18 in Taiwan. Despite the fact this was SID’s very first time to visit Taiwan, there was a crowd of more than 400 fans waiting at the airport to welcome the members. Such warm welcome by the fans was another proof of SID’s popularity in Taiwan in addition to their live tickets being sold out within... Read More

November 28, 2012

Concerts being Held for the 25th Anniversary of the Creation of the FINAL FANTASY Series. Crystal Kay Performed at the European Concert!

The FINAL FANTASY series ranks alongside the Dragon Quest series as one of Japan’s most classic RPG series. This series, which has shipped over 100 million copies in total and is loved worldwide, celebrates the 25th anniversary of its creation this year! A world concert tour featuring a full orchestra and titled “FINAL FANTASY 25th Anniversary Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY THE CELEBRATION” is being held to commemorate this event. The world tour began... Read More

November 27, 2012

BABYMETAL’s New Video Clip Unveiled on Their Official YouTube Channel

The official YouTube channel for metal dance unit BABYMETAL opened on November 8, revealing a short trailer for the group’s new single “Ijime, Dame, Zettai,” which will go on sale on January 9, 2013. On the official channel which opened on the 8th, viewers can watch BABYMETAL’s past music videos, digests of their live performances, and other clips. They can also watch videos uploaded by YouTube users from around the world dancing to BABYMETAL’s songs. Furthermore,... Read More

November 27, 2012

JK21 / Mission to Get 20,000 ‘Likes’ on Facebook for Live in Philippines

JK21, an idol group from Kansai (West Japan) area, has become the center of attention among idol fans recently as they participated in various events such as “TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2012.” They are currently on a mission to get 20,000 ‘Likes’ on their official Facebook from fans in order to make their dream of having a live in the Philippines come true. When the number of ‘Likes’ on JK21’s official Facebook reaches 20,000, there may even be a chance for them to hold... Read More

November 26, 2012

THE YELLOW MONKEY Releases Their Digital Exclusive Live Album Worldwide in 39 Countries

THE YELLOW MONKEY released their live album, RED TAPE “NAKED,” as a digital exclusive in 39 countries around the world on November 21 (Wed). This album is a compilation of 14 songs chosen from their DVD box set RED TAPE “NAKED,” which will be released on December 3 (Mon). The album was released worldwide through the iTunes Store in 39 countries simultaneously, a historical first for the band. Moreover, in addition to releasing this live album, THE YELLOW MONKEY also decided... Read More

November 26, 2012

Hemenway / EP “URAHEME: Welcome to the Other Side” Available Worldwide Now!

Hemenway’s digital mini album “URAHEME: Welcome to the Other Side” is now available on iTunes, Amazon and other download services around the world. Check out the information below for your location and get to know ‘the other side’ of Hemenway! Check out their official Facebook and Twitter for their messages and video clip comments in various languages—Japanese, English and Korean to see their ‘usual’ side as well. [iTunes] US: Canada:... Read More

November 26, 2012

Limited Express (has gone?) spinoff band Ni-Hao! hits USA this week

November 25, 2012 – Japanese band Limited Express (has gone?) is already legendary in the underground punk scene, led by the crazy onstage antics of bassist/vocalist Yukari. Now under the guise of “Blue Yukari,” she heads up the experimental noise duo Ni-Hao! The band embarks on a brief USA west coast tour in November and December. Ni-Hao! is Blue Yukari Red Ariko Show Info Nov 29 (Thu) Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell Dec 3 (Mon) San Francisco, CA @ Knockout Dec... Read More