May 19, 2014

The Theme Song of Taiwan TV series, Masaharu Fukuyama will be in Charge of Chinese Version of “Akatsuki”

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May 19, 2014

T.M.Revolution New Commercial Song “Phantom Pain”

It has been announced that T.M.Revolution’s new song will be used in a commercial. The song “Phantom Pain” was written specifically for a commercial for Ikeda Mohando’s “Delicare M’s” in which Takanori Nishikawa himself performs. “When I first heard about this, I thought, ‘If I’m going to do this, I’ll do it all the way.’ After speaking with the staff of the M’s team, I think the final product is something... Read More

May 17, 2014

J-POP LOVERS CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF INAUGURAL “GENKI! J-POP NIGHT” IN SINGAPORE

MODE ENTERTAINMENT, in collaboration with The Foundation for Promotion of Music Industry and Culture (PROMIC) and Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), announces the unveiling of the Inaugural “GENKI! J-Pop Night”, set to happen on the 13th of July, 2014. An Exclusive Concert for J-Pop lovers in Singapore, the event aims to bring the best rising stars of J-Pop to music enthusiasts. “GENKI!”, which means “Healthy!”, “Feeling Fine!” , or “Alive!”... Read More

May 17, 2014

Sony Music Entertainment Japan, A/X, and Aniplex present Eir Aoi at “Kill La Kill” SPECIAL EVENT

It has just been announced that Eir Aoi will be part of the “Kill la Kill” special event at Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles, California from July 3-6. This special “Kill la Kill” event will take place for one night only on Friday, July 4th and feature a star-studded line up that will include a special talk session with all the guests, an exclusive screening of the of “Kill la Kill”, and a special concert by Eir Aoi, who sings the opening theme song. Eir will also be... Read More

May 17, 2014

URBANGARDE new music video and new album announced

Japanese Trauma Techno Pop band URBANGARDE revealed their new music video “Sakura Memento” today, the first song to be released from their upcoming album Utsukushii Kuni. The video once again features URBANGARDE’s stunning visuals and the return of disturbing imagery familiar to URBANGARDE fans, including Yoko’s blood-red teardrops and her samurai duel with a gigantic Kewpie Doll. The title of the album Utsukushii Kuni (Beautiful Country) is a pun. Japanese... Read More

May 17, 2014

J-Pop duo YANAKIKU returns to UK’s Hyper Japan Festival

J-Pop female vocal duo YANAKIKU will return to Hyper Japan July 25-27 at Earl’s Court in London, England. After a successful performance at the UK’s largest Japanese culture event in 2013, the rising star Kimo-Cos (kimono cosplay) singer/songwriters were invited to return for an encore performance at this year’s festival which features Japanese culture, food, music, cosplay, game, and anime events. http://hyperjapan.co.uk Earlier this month, YANAKIKU’s... Read More

May 17, 2014

exist†trace releases “Spiral Daisakusen” music video

All-female J-Rock band exist†trace released the music video for their single “Spiral Daisakusen” today, incorporating a variety of dark, abstract images and a touch of 80’s disco elements. The high-energy pop song was written to show the playful yet artistic side of the band. A statement from the band members said, “Doors inside our brains opened up, and various thoughts and possibilities flew out. We came up with a whirlpool-like image.” “Spiral Daisakusen”... Read More

May 16, 2014

girugämesh’s 10th Anniversary Commemoration Tour Sees Great Success: “And On To the Next Decade”

The final performance for girugämesh’s first national tour in two years, , took place at Nagoya CLUB QUATTRO on April 29. A sea of fans gathered to celebrate the band’s 10th birthday on this rainy day. All shows for < girugämesh 2014 tour “MONSTER”> took place with an opening act in place. This day featured the up-and-coming visual key band DEZERT. The band showing not the least bit of hesitance opening for the great band, passed on the baton to the main act on a high... Read More

May 15, 2014

ONE OK ROCK’s Theme for “Rurouni Kenshin : Kyoto Inferno / Densetsu no Saigo-hen”

ONE OK ROCK’s new song “Mighty Long Fall” will be the theme song for the film “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno / Densetsu no Saigo-hen.” The song was written as the theme song to the movie, and it is the band’s second release to be used for “Rurouni Kenshin,” following their previous theme song from 2012. Along with this announcement, a trailer for the film that uses the song has been made available on YouTube. Vocalist Taka commented,... Read More

May 15, 2014

SOLIDEMO, Asia Debut! Fascinate Audience in Big Fes. of Thailand

SOLIDEMO attended “TOKYO GIRLS TOWN(TGT)”in Thailand on May 10th. This was their first overseas live. TGT is a new project created by “Tokyo Girls Collection (TGC),” teams up with Thailand’s largest culture event, “Thailand Comic Con 2014” backed up by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a part of Cool Japan. The executive producer Osamu Suzuki, who is a broadcast writer, says “the word ‘kawaii’ has become popular throughout... Read More