December 31, 2013

9nine’s New Song Chosen As Ending Theme Song For TV Anime “Magi”

The quintet performance girls’ group 9nine has announced that they would be releasing their new song “With You / With me” on March 12, 2014. Furthermore, it was revealed that the song would be inserted as the ending theme song for the 2nd season of the popular TV anime “Magi”. The song would be aired beginning January 12th, 2014. 9nine is a quintet group featuring a variety of talents including Umika Kawashima who has seen success as an actress in TV dramas, movies... Read More

December 31, 2013

T.M. Revolution / Scandal, split-single release

PS3 software, “Sengoku BASARA 4”, will be released on January 23, 2014. T.M. Revolution will do the opening theme, and SCANDAL will do the ending theme. The software will be joined by a split single “COUNT ZERO / Runners High ~Sengoku BASARA 4 EP”, which will be released on February 12. This split-single came about from the fact that T.M. Revolution and SCANDAL are on the same label. The first song will be T.M. Revolution’s “COUNT ZERO”, and the second song will... Read More

December 31, 2013

Idol group FUDANJUKU releases PV for new single “Chenmen Tengoku”

Cross-dressing Japanese idol group FUDANJUKU released the music video for their new single “Chenmen Tengoku” this week. In the group’s first video since the departure of Ruhara Renji, the now-7-member unit adopts a plaid jacket uniform style as they each take turns giving spotlight monologues and gazing directly to the camera to profess their love. “Chenmen Tengoku” is due to release on January 22, 2014. LINKS Related... Read More

December 31, 2013

URBANGARDE launches official Tumblr account

International fans of Japanese avante-garde “trauma techno-pop” group URBANGARDE can keep up with the band’s outrageous, mind-bending antics via the band’s new official Tumblr page. In addition to the band’s regular posts on Facebook and Twitter, the band has launched the Tumblr account to help fans updated about their photos, music videos, and previews of new specialty goods. LINKS Tekko... Read More

December 31, 2013

Female JRock band Gacharic Spin returns to America for Tekko 2014

All-female JRock band Gacharic spin will perform a live concert in April 2014 at Pittsburgh anime event Tekko 2014 (formerly Tekkoshocon). Formed by bassist F Chopper KOGA and drummer Hana, the band has contributed to Sony PSP’s Hatsune Miku Project Diva series and created soundtrack songs for the Japanese Black Angel films. Known in Japan for their non-stop energy and respected musical technique, Gacharic Spin has toured Korea, France, and the United States. During 2013,... Read More

December 27, 2013

New Year Event with Japanese Artists in Korea!

“New Year Event with Japanese Artists 2014”, held in Korea, will feature Mayu Wakisaka, a singer-songwriter who established a world-wide fan base through her songs preloaded on Sony Walkman, and YANAKIKU, a vocal duo with a unique retro feel and catchy songs with choreography. The event is open to public. If you want to check out Japanese upcoming artists, don’t miss this chance! Time: January 17th 2014 (Fri) 7PM Open ,7:30 PM Start Place: Embassy of Japan in Korea... Read More

December 27, 2013

Japan’s ‘Kawaii’ Unite at the First Ever J-Idol Festival in Taiwan

Themed around the word ‘kawaii’, Japan’s greatest idol groups are to play KAWAII POP FES by @JAM in Taiwan-, their 2nd Asian shows on 18th and 19th January, 2014 at Riverside Live House, Taipei, Taiwan. Finely selected Japanese girls idol groups Dancing Dolls,, Dorothy Little Happy, SUPER☆GiRLS , TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE, and UP UP GIRLS KAKKOKARI, with Inori Minase as an opening act, are to appear before the Taiwan and Asian fans. There will be six... Read More

December 27, 2013

Masaharu Fukuyama, Singing at the “world simulcast from 3 places” for the First Time at the Kohaku Uta Gassen

It was announced on the 17th, that singer and actor Masaharu Fukuyama will be having “world simulcast from 3 places” for the first time at the “64th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen”(NHK General, etc. 19:15~23:45) which will be broadcasted on the 31st. Fukuyama will be participating in Kohaku from his annual year-end event, “Fukuyama☆Winter Daikanshasai The 13th” at Pacifico Yokohama of Kanagawa with 18,000 fans by air. It will be the broadcast live at the countdown event... Read More

December 27, 2013

YOSHIKI Releases Special Edition SL150 Headphones

In commemoration of the release of YOSHIKI’s special edition headphones, “SL150 YOSHIKI special edition,” by the American headphone brand SOUL, YOSHIKI made an appearance at BICLO BIC CAMERA, Shinjuku East Exit Branch on December 12. He held a release event that was attended by a large gathering of fans. The SL150 YOSHIKI special edition headphones went on sale on December 18, but on the day of the event, a total of 150 pairs were offered for sale, and the 150... Read More

December 26, 2013

“VAMPS WORLD TOUR 2013″ Ends with a Bang with Two Successful Performances in America

VAMPS held performances on December 4 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and December 8 at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. With these two successful performances in America, “VAMPS WORLD TOUR 2013″ has come to a close. VAMPS performed at large venues like the House of Blues in Los Angeles, which can hold about 1,000 people, and the Roseland Ballroom in New York, which has a capacity of 2,000 people. Well-known artists have performed at both venues, making them... Read More