November 24, 2012

exist†trace / Live Report of “Be My Virgin” & Participation in A-Kon 2013

exist†trace’s final live of “ONE MAN TOUR -Be My Virgin-” was held on 11/11/2012(Sun) at Shibuya WWW. Away from the cold rain outside, the heat was rising inside as the audience waited in great excitement. The stage began with all members facing one another around Mally and then scattered off to each position as they performed ‘WONDERLAND’ and ‘Daybreak~13-gatsu no Shikisai’ in full power. As Jyou welcomed everyone and promised that they will “take everyone... Read More

November 22, 2012

w-inds. Hong Kong performance a huge success as they hope to bridge some distance between Japan and China

In a daring venture, for the final stop of their “w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2012 MOVE LIKE THIS,” what was a nation-wide tour in support of their album, MOVE LIKE THIS (released in July), the group overcame numerous hurdles to perform at Hong Kong’s Kitec-Star Hall on October 20, successfully drawing out 4000 fans. When w-inds. first debuted in 2001, much of their early popularity was gained in other Asian countries. The group has been a leader in normalization of Sino-Japanese... Read More

November 22, 2012

Sayuri Sugawara / First Time to Participate in Overseas Live Event!

Sayuri Sugawara will participate in “EOY JPOP Live! 2012” to be held on 12/11/2012(Tues) at Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore. This will be her very first overseas live performance which will also feature Luna Haruna and DANCEROID. Event Information: Date: 12/11/2012(Tues) 20:00~(local time) Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore Artist Lineup: Sayuri Sugawara, Luna Haruna, DANCEROID Ticket Price: S$99~S$119 *Ticket price differs depending on seat types “EOY JPOP Live!... Read More

November 22, 2012

Takajo and Nakagawa of JKT48 perform Indonesian version of “Heavy Rotation” with additional members

On November 4, Aki Takajo and Haruka Nakagawa, who transferred to the group, JKT48 from AKB48 on November 1, made their first talk show appearance as members of JKT4811, at the AKB48 Cafe & Shop Akihabara. Four members of the Jakarta-based JKT48 visited Japan for this event to interact with fans in programs like “JKT48 Action Intro Corner,” “Artist’s Corner,” and “Indonesian/Japanese Quiz Corner.” It was a memorable day for Takajo... Read More

November 21, 2012

Isao Tomita x Hatsune Miku / Live Streaming of ‘Ihatov Symphony’

A new type of media “TOWER RECORDOMMUNE SHIBUYA” will be launched by a live streaming channel “DOMMUNE” and Tower Records on 11/23/2012. A special live streaming program for the launching will be held on the same day starting from 15:30(JST). This program will feature Isao Tomita’s ‘Itatov Symphony’ to be presented for the very first time at a live. ‘Ihatov Symphony’ will be performed by an orchestra of 300 instrument players and Hatsune Miku as the vocal soloist. Also... Read More

November 21, 2012

You Kikkawa appears at the JAPAN EXPO CENTRE in France, receives a big ovation, and mingles with local fans

On October 27 and 28, You Kikkawa performed in a showcase at the JAPAN EXPO CENTRE. After meeting with local newspapers, radio, and the Web, Kikkawa journeyed out among the fans in the assembly hall to pass out flyers for her concert. She mingled with fans, occasionally speaking to them in elementary French, and posing for souvenir photos. Eventually, it was time for the show to start. More than 500 fans gathered in the hall, offering an enthusiastic ovation as she was announced,... Read More

November 20, 2012

Legendary Rock Guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei to appear at HYPER JAPAN Surprise Guest Appearance Only on Fri November 23 at 6.00pm

It’s not often that you get the chance to see a real-life rock star legend from Japan in the flesh. That’s why the visit to this year’s HYPER JAPAN by groundbreaking rock guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei around 6:00pm on Friday 23 November is so incredibly special. Hotei will be rocking the HYPER JAPAN stage with his global hit, ‘Battle Without Honour or Humanity.’ What’s more, he is giving one lucky winner a competition prize: – two tickets to his special one-off... Read More

November 20, 2012


©2012COCHITORA,Inc All Rights Reserved Aki Akane started her career on the video sharing website “Nico nico douga”, she is called “screaming Cinderella” or a “painter who sings about the Heisei era”, and when her major debut was announced she reached the 2nd place among suddenly increasing words on Google. On April 18th 2012 she released her 1st album “Boroborona ikizama (A ragged way of life)”, which reached the 17th place in Oricon daily chart. She was then... Read More

November 20, 2012

LUNA SEA / First Nationwide Tour in 12 Years & New Release of “The End of the Dream”

After a long wait of 12 years, LUNA SEA finally kicked off for a nationwide tour “LUNA SEA LIVE TOUR 2012-2013 The End of the Dream” on 11/16/2012 at Zepp Namba in Osaka. The very last time LUNA SEA went around 5 cities on a tour was back in 2000 right before they ‘drew the curtain.’ Now that LUNA SEA is finally back in the scene after the REBOOT, many fans from all around Japan gathered together to see them on stage. Among the 3 concepts “BEGINNING ERA,” “RISING... Read More

November 20, 2012

Piko Concludes His Tour in Hong Kong

On September 28 (Fri), Piko performed the last show of his tour at the Music Zone @E-Max in Hong Kong, successfully ending the tour with an enthusiastic reception from local fans. His tour started with a show in Japan in May. Due to concerns over the situation in Hong Kong, there were discussions about whether or not to hold the show there, which would be the last stop of the tour. Once Hong Kong was confirmed to be safe, Piko quickly made the decision to perform there. And on... Read More