July 31, 2015

Silent Siren’s Taiwan and Hong Kong shows on Asia tour excite

Four-piece girl band Silent Siren played Taiwan on July 17 and Hong Kong on July 19 for their Asia tour. Their first ever Taiwan show was held at THE WALL. Local fans and fan club members from Japan exceeded 300 people. Buses were wrapped in banners leading up to the event. The crowd brought signs and fans with Chinese writing on them. It felt like the band’s popularity has definitely gone up in Taiwan. July 19 was their Hong Kong at Music Zone@E-max, the same as last year.... Read More

July 31, 2015


GAMeBoi Los Angeles and J-Pop promoters Tune in Tokyo present Japanese pop duo FEMM live on Friday, August 7th! The high-concept act, which Vice calls “a mesmerizing J-pop electro duo with a backstory more inventive than anything on the SyFy channel right now” will perform at West Hollywood’s long-running GameBoi event in their first live appearance in Southern California. FEMM, featuring members RiRi and LuLa, debuted in 2014 with a series of slick, futuristic music... Read More

July 30, 2015

MAN WITH A MISSION and Zebrahead split EP : Release of overseas edition confirmed!

MAN WITH A MISSION and Zebrahead released a split EP, titled “Out of Control”, on May 20 (Wednesday). An overseas edition of the EP will be released on August 21 (Friday). The overseas edition will feature a different album cover and track list. The artwork will be a vivid green color to contrast with the red and blue cover of the Japan release. The songs on the overseas edition will also be different. “Higher” (English ver.) will be included along with the collaborative... Read More

July 30, 2015

SCREW’s first Brazil show was a huge success

SCREW performed at Anime Friends 2015 in San Paolo, Brazil on July 10 (local time). SCREW pulled in 2000 people to their first Brazil concert ever. The first song was of their set was “CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA” from their 2012 release, “V-ANIME ROCKS!” They followed with popular live songs, including “FUGLY” and “CAVALCADE”. The South American fans cheered during the up-tempo performance. Official website: http://www.indie-psc.com/screw/ Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/screwofficial Facebook:... Read More

July 29, 2015

Riho Iida’s Solo debut album “ripi-ripi” Buzzing in Taiwanese chart!

Riho Iida is known for her role of Hoshizora Lin in “Love Live!”, and her debut solo-album came out for pre-order, topping in the biggest EC website “books.com” ‘s pre-order daily ranking. The news of her ranking first over legendary Taiwanese singers and popular local artists is causing a big buzz. For Iida, Taiwan is where she had her memorable first international fan event on March 8th in response to the enthusiastic request, bringing over 2000 fans to the venue. Official... Read More

July 29, 2015

BELLRING GIRLS HEART’s first solo Taiwan show in support of their first mini-album with new lineup

BELLRING GIRLS HEART will hold a solo concert at Taiwan’s The Wall on August 16, titled “BELLRING GIRLS HEART”. The group has hosted concerts, and held joint shows with other artists since their reformation. They picked Taiwan for their first overseas show because it is TIRA’s hometown. TIRA is currently on an extended hiatus. Official website: http://bellringgirlsheart.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BRGHead SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/bellringgirlsheart  Read More

July 28, 2015

Daiki Ise dances “Nin Ninja” at France’s Japan Expo

Actor and singer Daiki Ise performed at “JAPAN EXPO 2015” in France on July 2, 2015. He released a video from the show, called “[SHINOBAZU ODOTTEMITA] Ise Daiki kun TO JAPAN EXPO 2015 NO OTOMODACHI”, on YouTube. Ise excited the French fans with “RESSHA TOKKYUJA-“ (opening thing to “RESSHA TOKKYUJA-“) and “NANJAMONJA! Ninja MATSURI!” (ending theme to “SHURIKEN SENTAI NIN Ninja”). This video that was shot on July 4 was a dance along to the ending theme... Read More

July 27, 2015

Japanese Mascots Bring Laughter and Culture to J-Pop Summit 2015

Japanese mascot Ossan returns to the U.S just a few weeks after his American debut at Anime Expo. This time around, he’s bringing fellow “Go-Torch” (or “Yuru-Kyara”) characters Sanasenabona (idols from Sasebo) and Koakkuma & Akkuma (twin bears from Hokkaido) to San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit on August 8 and 9. The mascots will perform both days of the event on the Fort Mason Stage and spend the weekend entertaining attendees around the festival.... Read More

July 27, 2015

→Pia-no-jaC←: European tour add-on dates. Festivals in autumn

→Pia-no-jaC← just announced add-on dates for “→Pia-no-jaC← EURO SUMMER TOUR 2015”. They also announced that they will play at in Saint-Chamond, France on October 13. Add-on dates include a show at Miglionico, Matera on August 1 and a show in Barletta, Italy on August 7. The show in Miglionico was an invitation from the mayor of the city. RHINO JAZZ FESTIVAL has hosted the world’s top jazz musicians since 1979. It will be exciting to see how local crowds will... Read More

July 25, 2015

Japanese Pop Duo will host POP Travel Area and share stage with FEMM and Ken Ishii at J-POP LIVE NIGHT II.

J-Pop Summit has announced the details of their second night of Japanese music performances, including live concerts from kimono cosplay singers YANAKIKU, electro-pop mannequin duo FEMM, and Japan’s legendary techno DJ, Ken Ishii. Details and ticket information at http://www.j-pop.com. YANAKIKU will perform songs from their first full album YANAKIKU NO ENBAN in addition to their hosting duties at J-Pop Summit’s “Ryokan Pavilion” at the POP TRAVEL Area inside Fort... Read More