December 11, 2014

Lantis Festival Annouces JAM Project Solo Performances Once-in-a-Lifetime Concert for Anisong Fans Continues to Expand

Lantis Festival at Las Vegas has announced additional solo performances from Japanese anisong super group JAM Project. Members of JAM Project have made contributions to popular anime series such as Dragon Ball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, One Piece, Macross 7, and Space Battleship Yamato 2199. The 2-day Festival at The Joint – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is the beginning of the world tour celebration marking the Lantis label’s 15th anniversary, featuring seven powerful... Read More

December 11, 2014

Lantis Festival in Las Vegas – Venue and Artist Announcement

Lantis Records, the world’s largest label for anime song artists, presents “ANISONG WORLD TOUR ~ LANTIS FESTIVAL” on January 16 and 17th , 2015 at The Joint – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV. The Lantis Festival brings 7 major artists to spread their Anisong circle to U.S. fans. Lantis Company, Ltd., the Japanese music label specializing in singers and soundtracks for anime and video games, held “Lantis Festival 2014” to celebrate its memorable 15th... Read More

December 11, 2014

Hikaru Utada’s “Beautiful World” music video released! Re-edited with the latest cut of “Evangelion SHINGEKIJOBAN” series

The re-edit of “Beautiful World” music video, using footage from “Evangelion SHINGEKIJOBAN” series (directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki, produced by Khara Studios), was released. The video footage is edited from three releases from the “Evangelion SHINGEKIJOBAN” series. The clips will be featured in the new film as well. Official website: http://www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/hikki/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/utadahikaru Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Utada YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/hikki Related... Read More

December 10, 2014

Rina Katahira is the first Japanese woman to appear in Epiphone’s 2015 calendar

Rina Katahira appears in guitar manufacturer Epiphone’s 2015 calendar. She is the first Japanese woman to appear in the calendar. Epiphone has a world famous history that spans 140 years. This calendar will be distributed all over the world, and in Japan, the calendars will be distributed at all Gibson Japan dealers starting in mid-December. In 2013, Rina Katahira was the first Japanese woman to be certified as an official Epiphone artist. In January 2014, Epiphone/Gibson... Read More

December 9, 2014

Yuzu, “TOJI NO HI LIVE” Nico Live broadcast confirmed

Niconico Live will broadcast Yuzu’s December 22 “TOJI NO HI LIVE” concert live. Yuzu’s annual “TOJI NO HI LIVE” exclusive & totally “live” broadcast special: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv200690219 Yuzu has held the free “TOJI NO HI LIVE” on every December 22nd since their formation. A video release called “LIVE FILMS SHINSEKAI” and a music video collection called “ROKKASEN SHINSEKAI” will be released on November 26. 50 purchasers of these... Read More

December 8, 2014

BABYMETAL to play with Judas Priest, Linkin Park, and Slipknot

BABYMETAL will perform at ROCK ON THE RANGE rock festival in the United States. Since the release of their self-titled first album, BABYMETAL have performed two nights at Nippon Budokan as the youngest female artists and opened up for Lady Gaga on a five-city North American tour. They have also performed at overseas festivals such as England’s and Canada’s along side METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN, and SLAYER. BABYMETAL will play at America’s festival from May 15 to 17, 2015.... Read More

December 5, 2014

Ling Tosite Sigure’s “Who What Who What” confirmed as theme song for PSYCHO-PASS theatrical release

Ling Tosite Sigure’s new song, “Who What Who What”, was confirmed as the theme song for “GEKIJOBAN PSYCHO-PASS”, which will premier on January 9, 2015. This is Ling Tosite Sigure’s third collaboration with the “PSYCHO-PASS” series. “Abnormalize was the opening for vol.1 in 2012 and “Enigmatic Feeling” is the opening theme for vol.2, which is currently being aired. “Who What Who What” will be released as a single on January 14, 2015. Official website:... Read More

December 5, 2014

A documentary film of L’Arc-en-Ciel’s latest world tour will go to the World!

In 2012, L’Arc-en-Ciel, the prestigious Japanese rock band, celebrated its 20th anniversary with an international excursion which included the headlining gig at Madison Square Garden, rock’s most hallowed cathedral. It was the first ever for a Japanese act and during the tour, they played 17 shows for a total audience of half a million people across 14 cities. The gigantic world tours is now turned into a documentary film, “Over The L’Arc-en-Ciel” which... Read More

December 4, 2014

Unprecedented Visual-kei Enka singer TSUKASA challenges Rock by Enka

TSUKASA, a drummer from THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S released his first Enka (Pop music genre that considered to resembles traditional Japanese music style) single “Matsupoiyo, Hitohirano Sakura” on October 3rd and had a one-man live show on the same month. In January 9th, 2015 at Shibuya CLUB CRAWL, he will have another Enka show with a theme of “Challenging Rock by Enka.” TSUKASA Enka Kayo Show 〜Kondo ha Kageki ni ROCK ver.〜 2015/1/9 (Fri) Shibuya CLUB CRAWL OP/18:30... Read More

December 4, 2014

Aimer’s last Ustream concert of the year

Aimer will hold an internet concert called “Live at anywhere vo.24 ‘broken NIGHT’” at 23:00 on December 18 (Thursday). The concert will be streamed via Ustream. This will be a release concert for the singer’s December 17 single, “broKen NIGHT / holLow world”. “Live at anywhere” is a concert series that Aimer has been doing regularly, but this upcoming show will be different from the others. Live at anywhere vol.25 ‘broKen NIGHT’ Streaming date: December... Read More