December 31, 2012

Mai Kuraki / 1st Single of 2013 as New Opening Theme of “Meitantei Conan”

Mai Kuraki opened a new chapter in her music style as she collaborated with an orchestra in her previous symphonic collection “Mai Kuraki Symphonic Collection in Moscow” released on 12/19/2012. To kick off a brand new year for 2013, Kuraki is releasing her 39th single “TRY AGAIN” on 2/6/2013. The title song ‘TRY AGAIN’ is a danceable, upbeat song which has been selected as the new opening theme song for “Meitantei Conan.” In addition... Read More

December 28, 2012

POLYSICS & the telephones / Joint Live in Taiwan

POLYSICS and the telephones will hold a joint live on 3/23/2013 at “THE WALL TAIPEI,” a famous live house in Taiwan. This is the second time for the telephones to perform in Taiwan since their first time was at “MEGAPORT FES.” held in March 2012. For POLYSICS, this is their very first time to perform in Taiwan. Known as super powerful bands of the 2010’s new wave in the Japanese music scene and, both POLYSICS and the telephones participated in countless music festivals... Read More

December 27, 2012

Panache! / Performance at Comics Event in China with New Stage Costume!

Panache! participated in “CAF2012,” the biggest comics event in China, during 12/15-16 and performed on stage. The members appeared in their newest stage costume for “Sky Believe,” a new single to be released on 2/13/2013. They sang Christmas songs in such cute Santa costumes for the event’s final stage that the audience went crazy with excitement. Surrounded by an enthusiastic crowd of more than 2000 people, the members in bright red costumes highlighted by illuminating... Read More

December 26, 2012

Ebisu Muscats Announce Breakup Next Spring

The Ebisu Muscats will hold a nationwide tour called “Ebisu Muscats Breakup Tour 2013 ‘ABAYO’ (^O^)/~” starting in February, and will disband after their performance at the Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba on April 6 and 7. It was also announced that they will release the singles “ABAYO” on March 6 and “Sotsugyou Album” in April. This was announced during the encore of their one-band show “”X’mas Rock’n Roll... Read More

December 26, 2012

Ito Kanako / First Solo Live in Taiwan!

Famous for singing theme songs for anime, such as “STEINS;GATE,” “Kishin Houkou Demonbane,” “Blassreiter” and “School Days,” Ito Kanako has made an announcement that she will be singing the ending theme song for the second half season of “ROBOTICS;NOTES.” Not only in Japan, but she has also been gaining much recognition and fans in Taiwan as she participated in various anime-related events in Taiwan. She recently performed at a special event for the Chinese... Read More

December 25, 2012

JKT48 / JKT48 Theater Debut of Takagi & Nakagawa on 12/26!

Takagi and Nakagawa, originally from AKB48 and now transferred to JKT48, performed ‘Gomen Summer’ as official members of JKT48 for the first time on a TV program “dahsyat” by RCTI TV in Indonesia. They will be making their official stage debut at JKT48 Theater on 12/26/2012. Many fans are in countdown for their first stage as JKT members. Official Website: Twitter: Facebook: Google+:... Read More

December 25, 2012

TAKUYA’s New Band Starts Out with an Xmas Live Show and Ustream Broadcast

The new band led by TAKUYA (formerly of JUDY AND MARY and ROBO+S), TAKUYA and The Cloud Collectors, will be performing a one-band show at SHELTER in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo on December 25.

 TAKUYA and The Cloud Collectors is a band formed by guitarist and vocalist TAKUYA, together with Shuntaro Kado on drums, Chiaki Ito on bass, and Takuma Wakana on guitar. This performance will mark the debut of their live show, and the setlist on the day of the show will feature selections... Read More

December 21, 2012

Golden Globe Awards® Theme composed by Japanese music superstar YOSHIKI to be digitally released on iTunes in 111 countries on January 15, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, CA, December 20, 2013 – In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards®, the show’s musical theme, composed by Japanese superstar Yoshiki, will soon be available for download on iTunes. Written for the awards ceremony by the classically trained multi-instrumentalist and leader of one of Japan’s most successful rock groups, X-Japan, the theme will be available for download as a full-length digital single in 111 countries starting... Read More

December 21, 2012

Yamazaki Chihiro+ROUTE14band / Participation in “SXSW2013”!

At the final live of “Yozora no Trumpet” held on 12/1/2012 at Tokyo Club, Yamazaki Chihiro+ROUTE14band announced that they will be participating in “SXSW2013,” a set of film, interactive and music festivals and conferences that take place every spring in Austin, Texas, USA, to be held in March next year. “SXSW2013” is a world-famous event that attracts music fans from all over the world to experience various types of music from various countries. Many Japanese bands... Read More

December 20, 2012

LUNA SEA / Digital Release of 10 Albums in 64 Countries Worldwide

LUNA SEA has begun the digital release of 10 albums including their new single “The End of the Dream / Rouge” on iTunes in 64 countries around the world. In addition to the new single “The End of the Dream / Rouge,” LUNA SEA’s full albums “Mother,” “Style,” “Shine,” “Lunacy,” best albums “Singles,” “The period,” “another side of singles,” “Slow,” and a live album “Never sold out” will be released worldwide one region after another.... Read More