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Press Release: Anime superstars thrill fans at Anisong World Matsuri’s Japan Super Live 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2018 On July 6, 2018, anisong fans packed the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for “Japan Super Live” — the second night of Anisong World...


Press Release: YOSHIKI donates 10 million yen to heavy rain disaster area in western Japan

After YOSHIKI received the report of heavy downpours and flooding in July 2018 which greatly damaged various places around western Japan, he made a donation of 10 million yen to...


Press Release: X JAPAN feat. HYDE to perform Attack on Titan Season 3 opening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2018 X JAPAN’s “Red Swan” has been chosen as the opening theme for Season 3 of the TV anime Attack on Titan. The new song,...


Press Release: Aqours celebrates first American solo live show at Anisong World Matsuri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2018 Love Live! Sunshine!! school idol group Aqours kicked off the three-day Anisong World Matsuri concert event at Anime Expo with an electric, non-stop performance...


Manga.Tokyo: Interview with May’n (2018)

May’n: I try to cherish and think about the emotions and scenery expressed in the piece while I’m singing in front of the audience. In Sheryl’s songs, I perform with...


NekoPOP: Interview with Aimer (2018)

Aimer: It’s been a while since I’ve done a ballad, so I felt like I went back to my origins. It’s also been a long time since I wrote lyrics...


Press Release: Yoshikitty breaks into Top 3 in 2018 Sanrio Character Ranking

July 1, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yoshikitty’s worldwide popularity has taken a great leap forward by placing third in the 2018 Sanrio Character Awards, announced July 1st at Sanrio Puroland...


NekoPOP: Interview with i☆Ris (2018)

Yuu Serizawa: Ever since we got involved with PriPara, people from Japan and overseas started watching us! Thanks to that, I think that everyone gained confidence as an idol and...



Tomoyo Kurosawa: Even in games, animation, and concerts, I don’t know any other group as unique as CINDERELLA GIRLS, in spite of the number of idols belonging to one group....

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Anime News Network: Interview with Yuki Kajiura (2018)

Yuki Kajiura: When I work with anime that has a “dark” atmosphere, I try not to let that dominate the entire flow, because the definition of “dark” depends on the...


Press Release: YOSHIKI shocks fans at LUNATIC FEST. 2018 with HIDE collaboration and all-star guest performances

June 29, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI shocked fans at LUNATIC FEST. 2018 with a moving tribute to X Japan guitarist hide and guest collaborations with members of LUNA SEA,...


Kotaku: Interview with Shoko Nakagawa (2018)

I was saved by anisong when I was a child, so now I’m singing with love so that everyone that loves anisong can smile! Link:


Press Release: YOSHIKI announces solo performance at LUNATIC FEST 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2018 YOSHIKI has announced a solo performance at this year’s LUNATIC FEST 2018, to be held at Makuhari Messe on June 24. YOSHIKI made the...


Press Release: BRATS release hot “Doudatte yokatta” MV from first full-length album

— Ex. Ladybaby founding member Rei Kuromiya releases new track from her rock band BRATS — “Doudatte yokatta” is heaviest rock song yet from sister-based Japanese girls rock trio —...


Press Release: Yoshikitty in 3-way race for top spot in worldwide Sanrio ranking

May 25, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fueled by massive international fan support, Yoshikitty — the popular Sanrio character based on X JAPAN leader, YOSHIKI — is now in a close...


Press Release: Wasuta dances through Harajuku for summertime love song “Tapioca Milk Tea”

– New music video from idol group Wasuta (works include Idol Time PriPara anime OP/ED) – Produced and co-written by chart-topping artist SHIROSE of WHITE JAM – Costumes by Japanese...


Press Release: YOSHIKI’s character Yoshikitty makes strongest start ever in yearly Sanrio ranking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2018 Yoshikitty — the popular Sanrio character based on X JAPAN’s leader, YOSHIKI — got off to one of her strongest starts ever in Sanrio’s...


Press Release: Rei Kuromiya’s rock band BRATS to release self-titled debut album in July

May 12, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Girls rock band BRATS — formed by sisters Rei Kuromiya (ex. Ladybaby) and Aya Kuromiya — will release their first full length album on...


Press Release: Kamen Joshi’s Tomoka Igari shows true idol spirit, vows to move forward after injury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2018 On April 11, Kamen Joshi member Tomoka Igari was hospitalized following an accident where a sudden gust of wind blew over a signboard which...


Press Release: URBANGARDE renews vows with fans at KEKKON SHIKI anniversary event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2018 Japanese rock group URBANGARDE celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a spectacle-filled concert titled “KEKKON SHIKI” at Nakano Sun Plaza on April 8, 2018. Vocalist...


Press Release: Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 Announces Musical Performers for 3-Day Festival Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2018 All-Star Lineup of Nine Japanese Anime Song Performers Will Take Over L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on July 4th, 6th, and 7th Anisong World Matsuri (AWM)...


Press Release: X JAPAN Proves Rock’s Not Dead at Coachella 2018

April 24, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Legendary Japanese rock group X JAPAN made a triumphant return to the Coachella Music & Arts Festival this past weekend, Saturday, April 21. As...


NekoPOP: Interview with Kamen Joshi’s Erina Kamiya Pt.2 (2018)

Erina: “I’m really grateful for all the positive comments and messages. All of the work I’m doing — idol, modeling, YouTuber — everything is important to me and I’m giving...


Press Release: X JAPAN makes “epic” debut at Coachella 2018

April 17, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE X JAPAN made their Coachella debut on April 14 — YOSHIKI’s first major concert on drums since the band headlined SSE Wembley Arena in...