February 29, 2016

Otome Shinto Reveals Music Video for “Taiyaki”

Otome Shinto’s new single “Ame to Namida to Otome to Taiyaki” will be released on March 2nd. Prior to the release, a short version of this music video has been revealed on their official YouTube channel. The music video portrays the members spending their afterschool buying and eating taiyaki, a fish-shaped Japanese sweet food, and Airi Hasegawa, who is now taking a break due to illness, appears in the final scene. Official Website: http://otomeshinto.com/?aid=282 Facebook:... Read More

February 27, 2016

YANAKIKU Releases Osaka Tour Documentary

Japanese pop duo YANAKIKU has released a behind-the-scenes video documentary of their February 13th visit to Osaka, their first concert in the city in over 10 months. The girls board the shinkansen for their journey to the February 13th “Wonder World” concert event at the popular FANJ Twice live house, sampling local foods and giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at their pre-show preparation. The video also features live performances including YANAKIKU’s latest... Read More

February 26, 2016

Perfume Announces New Album and Live Tour including the US

Perfume’s new album “COSMIC EXPLORER” will be released on April 6th. This is their first album in two and a half years since “LEVEL3” was released back in October 2013. Their live tour “Perfume 6th Tour COSMIC EXPLORER” will start from May 3rd. They will perform a total of 15 shows in seven different cities in Japan and has announced to tour the US as well. For details, please check their official website. Official website http://www.perfume-web.jp/ Official global... Read More

February 25, 2016

YOSHIKI×Golden Bomber Talk Show on Niconico Live

On Monday February 29th, a special program “YOSHIKI CHANNEL YOSHIKI×Golden Bomber Legendary Talk Show – Golden Bomber Live Appearance” will air on X JAPAN YOSHIKI’s official Niconico Live channel “YOSHIKI CHANNEL.” The live-streamed shows in the past will be archived and aired on “YOSHIKI CHANNEL.” A talk show of YOSHIKI and Komuro Tetsuya will be streamed Friday March 4th and YOSHIKI’s performance at the US Sundance Film Festival will be streamed Friday March... Read More

February 24, 2016

Hachioji P’s Hatsune Miku World Live Tour Theme Song, Music Video Released

Hatsune Miku’s world tour “HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2016” begins this March. The theme song of this tour is Hachioji P’s “MIKU EXPO version” of “Blue Star feat. Hatsune Miku”. The music video of this song has been revealed. Hachioji P explains how “[Hatsune Miku’s] vocals bring unknown people together,” and this being the thought put into the song. The illustration in the music video is by Kei Mochizuki and the video production by Okiku. Official Website: http://www.hachiojip.jp/ Facebook:... Read More

February 23, 2016

a flood of circle, First Live Performance in London Ends in Success

a flood of circle’s first live tour in London, “THE BLUE TOUR in LONDON – Aoku Nure! London Hen” (three shows in total), being their 10th anniversary celebration, ended with great success. They performed the first of two shows scheduled on February 5th at the legendary venue “The Dublin Castle.” From midnight, they performed at the event “JUBILEE CLUB” taken place at a live music venue “BARFLY.” With a beat similar to Irish punk, their song “Best Ride”... Read More

February 22, 2016

Seiji Ozawa Wins First Grammy Award, Ninth Grammy Winner from Japan

Maestro Seiji Ozawa (80) won his first Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording at the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on February 15th. He is the ninth Grammy winner from Japan. The winning recording was a concert album performing Maurice Ravel’s “L’Enfant et Les Sortileges (“The Child and the Spells”),” which he conducted in August 2013 at the Saito Kinen Festival in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. In the past, eight people from Japan has won the Grammy Awards.... Read More

February 19, 2016

girugamesh’s Fifth Europe Live Tour; Reveals Lyric Video of Their Latest Song

girugamesh announced their live tour “girugamesh TOUR 2016 “鵺 –chimera-” in EUROPE” scheduled this May. This is their fifth time to organize a live tour in Europe. A total of 12 shows are scheduled from May 11th’s show in Moscow, Russia, to May 27th’s show in Aschaffenburg, Germany. A lyric video of their new song “wither mind,” recorded in their latest mini album “鵺 –chimera-” released in January, has been posted on YouTube. This is their ever first... Read More

February 18, 2016

Kana Hanazawa, as an Engine, Sings the New Prius Theme Song “Shijou No Koe”

A music video of Kana Hanazawa singing “Shijou No Koe” (literally translated “voices from test driving”) is now released on Toyota’s Official YouTube channel. The song “Shijou No Koe” is a theme song of Toyota’s new campaign “PRIUS! IMPOSSIBLE GIRLS,” presenting characters as avatars of car parts in the new hybrid car. A VOCALOID version by “OSTER project” created with voices of people actually test driving Prius has been released in January, and with... Read More

February 18, 2016

miwa’s Interview in LA on US Website “Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi”

An interview clip of miwa is now on “Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi” website. This US online show introduces various pop cultures of Japan. The interview shooting took place in Los Angeles. Official website – http://www.miwa-web.com/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/miwastaff Blog – http://ameblo.jp/miwa-guitar Related posts:miwamiwa Releases New Single Featuring Anime Theme Song on September 4thmiwa’s first overseas concert - 100 middle school and high school students affected... Read More