December 21, 2017

Kamen Joshi sets idol industry record with 3 million Facebook followers

Japanese underground idols Kamen Joshi achieved a social media milestone this week by surpassing 3 million Facebook followers. The masked idols from Akihabara currently hold the highest count of Facebook followers among all Japanese idol groups, and hitting the 3 million mark places them among the most popular of all Japanese entertainers. Kamen Joshi, who perform over 1000 live shows yearly, have contributed the opening theme for the anime Cheating Craft and were recently named... Read More

December 21, 2017

X Japan documentary We Are X dominates Japan’s home video charts

X Japan launched its official Instagram account this week to commemorate the Japanese DVD/Blu-ray release of We Are X on December 13. The band’s award-winning documentary film is currently dominating this week’s charts, earning the #1 spot on Amazon, iTunes, and other retailers. X Japan Official Instagram: We Are X International Website: We Are X Japanese Website: TRAILER The We Are X... Read More

December 20, 2017

Swinging Popsicle announces GOLDEN☆BEST Limited “TIME TRAVEL”

Japanese pop-rock band Swinging Popsicle has announced the upcoming release of a limited-edition compilation titled GOLDEN☆BEST Limited TIME TRAVEL ~Sony Music Years Selection~. Swinging Popsicle, who made their major debut with “Joy of Living” with Sony Records in 1997, released two full albums, one mini album, and five singles during their partnership with Sony, which are now all out of print. Responding to years of fan requests, and connecting to the band’s 20th... Read More

December 13, 2017

maidreamin chooses Akihabara’s Moe Kawaii Queen 2017

On November 25, 2017, maidreamin cafe gathered the chain’s top maids for the annual Moe Kawaii Queen competition at their Heaven’s Gate Live Restaurant in Akihabara. The title of maidreamin’s Moe Kawaii Queen is given to the best representative of the restaurant’s mission of top-level service, hospitality, and entertainment. Popular maids from maidreamin’s 16 restaurants performed service demonstrations, answered interview questions, and gave special stage performances... Read More

December 12, 2017

Utada Hikaru releases new single “Anata”; past music also available for streaming now

Utada Hikaru’s 3rd Single from Epic Records, “Anata”, is set to release worldwide along with its music video on December 8th, 2017. Along with the single, songs between her debut single “Automatic” to her latest album “Fantôme” will also be available on major streaming services* to begin the celebration of the upcoming 20th anniversary year of Utada Hikaru’s debut. “Anata”, main theme for the movie DESTINY Kamakura Monogatari (in theaters December 9th)and... Read More