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English interviews with Japanese performing artists.

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Album reviews of Japanese CD releases

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Hironobu Kageyama – Interview: JaME (2019)

When I’m singing live, that’s the most fun time in my life. That’s why I’ve been able to come this far. These days, we make our own songs. When I...


nano – Interview: Anime News Network (2019)

Before I made my debut, it was just me experimenting with myself and not knowing whether I had a future in music or not. It was just me chasing after...


Konomi Suzuki – Interview: Manga Tokyo (2019)

“I am so filled with joy and happiness to have been able to perform the role of Rin in LOST SONG. It was much more difficult than I expected, especially...


Press Release: Budo Grape vocalist Quminco guest stars on NHK’s “Tokusatsu Gagaga”

February 3, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Photo by Kenji Suzuki) Budo Grape vocalist Quminco adds another star to her career with her recent acting role in the new NHK comedy...


Luna Haruna – Interview: Manga Tokyo (2019)

I’ve been fortunate enough to perform in many countries, and I’ve come to realize the impact of anisong. When I do concerts and perform anisong, a lot of people sing...


Hiroshi Kitadani – Interview: JaME (2019)

The most important thing on my mind is thinking about how I can communicate the world of the anime. I’m not trying to be like an instruction manual for the...


Press Release: Wasuta celebrates third year performance at Japan Expo Thailand 2019

February 1, 2019 “Idol Time PriPara”, ” Kiratto Pri☆chan” anime theme singers continue international expansion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wasuta celebrates third year performance at Japan Expo Thailand 2019 Japanese idol...


Morning Musume ’18 – Interview: Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi (2019)

Kaede Kaga: I think the reason that people from all around the world have loved this group for twenty years is because of the effort of all the performers who...


TRUE – Interview: NekoPOP (2019)

I’ve been holding a microphone for more than 15 years, and the one thing I’ve never given up on is singing. But to tell the truth, I didn’t start off...

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Konomi Suzuki – Interview: Arama Japan (2019)

Now I’m able to express my feelings more freely and show my true self without holding back. I’ve always had fun performing live, but the ability to fully be myself...


Shoko Nakagawa – Interview: NekoPOP (2019)

Shoko Nakagawa: I was actually still writing the “blue moon” lyrics on the airplane on the way to Los Angeles, and it had been 10 years since I had performed...


Naoki Urasawa – Interview: NekoPOP (2019)

Urasawa: When someone mentions the world “manga”, I think the first impression most people have is like what they think when they see the “smiley-face” on the Nirvana T-shirt you’re...


PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX (Review)

The PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX Blu-ray set is a remarkable historical journey through the group’s recent evolution. Beautifully shot and edited, and presenting each concert uncut for the...

Press Release: YOSHIKI to create theme song for new xXx 4 film starring Vin Diesel

X JAPAN leader will create music for action film xXx 4 and animated feature Spycies January 21, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Photo credit: George Pimentel/Getty Images The H Collective has...


nano – Interview: JRock News (2019)

When I first made my debut, I was more focused on looking into the American aspect of myself. Because I was living in Japan, I wanted to re-connect to that...


Luna Haruna – Interview: Anime Herald (2019)

The character that influenced me the most is Road Kamelot from D.Gray Man. Because of her style, I started wearing Lolita fashion – she’s the one who got me started....


Press Release: URBANGARDE guitarist Zeze Shin to depart band after spring tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2019 URBANGARDE has announced that guitarist Zeze Shin will leave the band following their March 16, 2019, one-man concert at Daikanyama UNIT in Tokyo. Shin’s...


Press Release: “YOSHIKI vs. YOSHIKI” makes history on Kouhaku Uta Gassen 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2019 On New Year’s Eve 2018, YOSHIKI made Japanese television history with his dual performance on the “69th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen,” the last of...


Morning Musume ’18 – Interview: Selective Hearing (2018)

Miki Nonaka: I get the impression that fans can become really good friends at our concerts. Japanese people have an impression of keeping to ourselves, but since everyone has a...


Press Release: X JAPAN’s typhoon-defying “No Audience” concert now streaming worldwide

December 22, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On September 30, 2018, X JAPAN’s third-straight night of sold-out concerts for 100,000 fans — X JAPAN LIVE IN JAPAN 2018 — was suddenly...


Hiroshi Kitadani – Interview: NekoPOP (2018)

It’s the power of the song itself, that’s what really fuels my passion. And then when the audience is added on top of that, it turns into “stage magic”. The...


Press Release: YOSHIKI to make guest appearances on Sarah Brightman’s HYMN World Tour

— YOSHIKI to Make Guest Appearances on Sarah Brightman’s HYMN World Tour including New York’s Radio City Music Hall and Hollywood’s Dolby Theater — “Miracle” (Sarah’s Version) featuring YOSHIKI Climbs...


Press Release: Superstar Collaborations Shine at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime NYC 2018

— Special one-time-only musical collaborations included songs from Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, Gundam SEED, One Punch Man, and more — New York’s biggest J-Pop concert series debuts at Anime NYC...


Press Release: URBANGARDE takes charge of history in new music video Shoujo Gannen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2018 Japanese trauma techno pop band URBANGARDE has released the music video for “Shoujo Gannen” (“Girls Year One”), the lead track from their new album...