March 31, 2015

URBANGARDE releases LINE stickers worldwide

Japanese “Trauma Techno-Pop” band URBANGARDE have released a series of LINE stickers for the popular messaging app featuring imagery from their catalog of mind-bending, counter-culture videos including “Sayonara Subculture”, “Sakura Memento”, and “Tokai no Alice”. URBANGARDE will make their USA performance debut at A-Kon in Dallas, TX, in June 2015. LINE sticker previews and info: ... Read More

March 31, 2015

Perfume’s “SXSW” performance on YouTube for limited time

The opening of Perfume’s “SXSW” performance on March 17 (local time) was released on YouTube. Perfume were the headlining act for the last day of the “SXSW Interactive” stage. They started their performance with the unreleased “STORY (SXSW-MIX)”, which they prepared specifically for this show. The performance involved the members moving semi-transparent screens bigger than themselves around while images reflected off of them. SXSW Asia Rep uploaded the live stream... Read More

March 30, 2015

THE ANDS confirmed to play Taiwan festival

THE ANDS just released their second album “euphorium” in December 2014 and just finished their first “one-man” record release tour. Their first single of 2015 has been confirmed. “DAY-BY-DAY” was produced from a personal viewpoint close to the band. The song is daringly not on the new album. The single will be sold at the venues of their tour that starts on April 24. THE ANDS will also appear at “Spring Scream 2015” rock festival in Taiwan in April.... Read More

March 27, 2015

YOSHIKI at New Economic Summit 2015 as a special guest!!

New Economy Summit 2015 will be held at New Otani Tokyo hotel in Tokyo on April 7th and 8th. A suprising news was rleased that on April 8th, a special session will be held and in this session, YOSHIKI from X JAPAN will have a disscussion with Former US Ambassador to Japan John Roos. They will be speaking on the topic of expanding business and competing on a global stage titled “How to expand our life to a global stage.” There will also be a piano performance by Yoshiki... Read More

March 27, 2015

“Over the L’Arc-en-Ciel” and the special live footage of “WORLD TOUR 2012” will be distributed via internet by Live Viewing Japan

It is now confirmed that Live Viewing Japan will distribute “Over the L’Arc-en-Ciel” and the special live footage of “WORLD TOUR 2012” via internet to the world. The English subtitled version will be distributed on April 4th and 5th and the Spanish subtitled version will be distributed on April 11th and 12th in Japan time. Especially, it will be the first time for the Spanish version to be distributed online. “Over the L’Arc-en-Ciel” is a documentary film which... Read More

March 27, 2015

Jean-Ken Johnny featured with Zebrahead. A duel between zebra and wolf

Zebrahead released a best-of album, titled “Greatest Hits?” on March 11. Jean-Ken Johnny of MAN WITH A MISSION is featured on one song. It was a duel between zebra and wolf. The two bands performed together at Summer Sonic 2013, and then met again through a mutual friend in LA. This song, “Devil On My Shoulder feat. Jean-Ken Johnny” was a direct result from how they hit it off when they were working together in the studio. Jean-Ken Johnny does the vocal on the whole... Read More

March 26, 2015

Flower collaborates with England’s Little Mix on a new song

Flower just released their second album, “HANADOKEI”, on March 4. They collaborated with British girl group Little Mix on “Dreamin’ together feat. Little Mix”. The two groups first met at Little Mix’ Japan concert last January and immediately hit it off. Kiyoshi Matsuo produced the song. There is currently a video clip featuring Japanese and British footage on YouTube. Flower “Dreamin’ Together feat Little Mix”: Official... Read More

March 25, 2015

Live viewing of Lantis MATSURI 2015 Taipei concert confirmed

A live viewing of “ANISONG WORLD TOUR 2015 Lantis Festival” has been confirmed. The event will take place on April 18 and 19 at Taipei TICC Taipei International Convention Center. The circle or “Wa” created by anime songs has crossed oceans and borders. The first one was held in Las Vegas on January 16 and 17. A total of 11-shows were held in 6 overseas cities including Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Shanghai, and Taipei. What kind of performances can we see... Read More

March 24, 2015

SUGIZO’s artist photo, “Full of hope for the future”

SUGIZO’s artist photo, “Full of hope for the future” March 11 marks four years since the East Japan earthquake that greatly changed the fate of Japan. A memorial event for the East Japan earthquake was held at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo on this day. SUGIZO, who performed at , revealed his new artist photo that is full of hope toward the future. The photo shows SUGIZO standing in front of rubble, but it projects a sense of hope for the future. It was shot in Minamisoma, Fukushima,... Read More

March 24, 2015

“LUNATIC FEST.” – The maddest rock fest confirmed

LUNA SEA is confirmed to preside over a rock festival for the first time. In commemoration of their 25-year anniversary, LUNA SEA started their first Japan tour in 14 years at Yoyogi First Gymnasium on May 29, 2014. They will hold their tour finale at Osakajo Hall on March 14, 2015. The band’s 25th anniversary is not yet over. On June 27 (Saturday) and 28 (Sunday), LUNA SEA will preside over a rock festival for the first time. Just the date and venue have been so far, but... Read More