December 31, 2014

amazarashi’s New Song “Kisetsu ha Tsugitsugi Shindeiku” Premiers as the TV anime “Tokyo Ghoul”’s Second Season Ending Theme Song.

© Sui Ishida / Shueisha Tokyo Ghoul Production Committee amazarashi is a band formed by Hiromu Akita, currently residing in Aomori Prefecture and they will release a new single “Kisetsuha Tsugitsugi Shindeiku” on February 18th 2015. This song will premier as the ending theme song of a TV anime “Tokyo Ghoul√A” aired on TOKYO MX starting in January. This anime is preceded by the reputation as the most highly expected anime of the season in Japan and overseas. “Tokyo... Read More

December 30, 2014

[Alexandros], first solo overseas show was a success

[Alexandros] played their first solo overseas show at THE WALL TAIPEI in Taipei, Taiwan on December 5. Yohei Kawakami (vocals, guitar), Hiroyuki Isobe (bass, backing vocals), Shirai Masaki (guitar), and Toyasu Shomura i (drums) came on stage to the opening music of “Burger Queen”. They then started their set off with “Run Away”. The crowd sang along to “Waitress, Waitress!” just as they do in Japan. [Alexandros] energized the audience for two and a half hours.... Read More

December 29, 2014

Motohiro Hata goes to Taiwan with Doraemon

The 3DGC anime movie, “STAND BY ME Doraemon”, is being distributed in 59 countries, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Italy where the TV anime is broadcast. Motohiro Hata, who sings the theme song for the movie, appeared as a special guest at the press conference for the December 19 Taiwan movie premier. This was Hata’s first time in Taiwan. Hata’s “HIMAWARI NO YAKUSOKU” single and “evergreen” album is already being distributed... Read More

December 26, 2014

Southern All Stars finally in iTunes Music Store. Distribution in 111 countries worldwide

Southern All Stars started distributing all of their 266 songs on iTunes Store on December 17. As far as singles go, everything from their June 25, 1978 debut song, “KATTE NI Sindibaad” to their 36th release on September 10, 2014, titled “Tokyo VICTORY”, will be available on iTunes. This amounts to 55 singles excluding live recordings. 14 albums, starting with their August 25, 1978 release “ATSUI MUNASAWAGI” to their October 5, 2005 release, “Killer Street”,... Read More

December 25, 2014

BABYMETAL, No.5 on U.S. Billboard’s year-end “World Albums/Artist” chart

BABYMETAL took the No.5 spot on U.S. Billboard’s year-end “World Albums/Artist” chart. The group’s first album, “BABYMETAL”, debuted in February at No. 7. The album was only distributed digitally overseas, and it still ranked in as the best selling Japanese album. Billboard “WORLD ALBUMS ARTISTS” YEAR END 2014: Billboard “WORLD ALBUMS” YEAR END 2014: BABYMETAL... Read More

December 24, 2014

DEPAPEPE 10-year anniversary concert, presale tickets for overseas go on sale on the 24th

DEPAPEPE will hold a 10-year major debut anniversary concert, titled “Let’s Go!! DEPAPEPE CHODAIKANSHASAI!!”, on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Presale tickets for overseas will go on sale on December 24. This concert will commemorate the 10th anniversary of their major debut album, “Let’s Go!!”, which was released on May 18, 2005. May 17, 2015 (Sunday), the night before the 10-year anniversary, will be a premium night that is billed as a “super gratitude festival”.... Read More

December 24, 2014

TAKUYA of CROSS GENE honored with “2014 Korean Grand Prix Award”

TAKUYA of CROSS GENE received “International Relations Award Individual Category” at the 2014 4th Korean Grand Prix Awards on December 5 in Yeouido, Seoul. TAKUYA debuted in Japan in 2012 as a member of CROSS GENE. He has extensively worked in Korea, Japan and China and is gaining a lot of attention in Asia. TAKUYA was awarded the International Relations Award for his activities in Korean culture and industry all across the board. Official website: Facebook:... Read More

December 23, 2014

Chara’s performs her hit songs at her first overseas concert

Chara played her first overseas concert in Taiwan on Sunday, December 17. The event, , takes place once in two years at Huashan 1914 Creative Park. THE NOVEMBERS were invited to play along with Chara, who played on the second day of the two-day event. Chara went on just before the headliner. She is popular in Taiwan for her roles in Shunji Iwai’s films “Swallowtail” and “PiCNiC”. Many people came to event just to see her. She performed her hits “Junior Sweet”,... Read More

December 22, 2014

LiSA 7th Single “SHIRUSHI”

LiSA has released her 7th single “SHIRUSHI” worldwide. The lead track “SHIRUSHI” is featured as the ending theme song for the popular TV anime series, Sword Art Online II Mother’s Rosario arc, which is currently airing. The second song was also used as the ending theme song for Sword Art Online II’s , Calibur Arc, titled “No More Time Machine”. To top it off, LiSA’s mega hit single, “crossing field” ”, which was featured as the opening theme song in the... Read More

December 22, 2014

Daichi Miura X’mas concert live broadcast on Nico Live

  Daichi Miura will put on a concert event called “Daichi Miura 2014 ‘Christmas Party” at Tokyo Nicofarre on December 22. The concert will be broadcast live on Niconico. The show will feature his “special performance” at Nicofarre as well as “Daichi Miura KOTOSHINO 10DAI Topic”, which was featured last year as well. Niconico live “Daichi Miura 2014 ‘Christmas Party” Date: December 22, 2014 (Monday) 18:30 ~ URL: http: // Official... Read More