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Press Release: Yoshiki chosen to headline 10-hour long Music Station Ultra Fes 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2017 Backed by a live orchestra, Yoshiki was invited to perform the closing song at TV Asahi’s “Music Station Ultra Fes 2017″ on Monday, September...


Press Release: Yoshiki announces We Are X European promotion tour

September 15, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Passion Pictures and X Japan have announced that the critically acclaimed film WE ARE X about Japan’s most successful rock band of all time...


Press Release: Yoshiki makes surprise appearance at Vogue Fashion’s Night Out 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2017 On September 9, 2017, YOSHIKI made a special guest appearance during the opening ceremonies of VOGUE FASHION’S NIGHT OUT 2017, sponsored by Condé Nast...


Press Release: Yoshiki completes sold-out 2017 Dinner Show tour in Tokyo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2017 On Saturday, September 2, “EVENING WITH YOSHIKI 2017 IN NAGOYA & OSAKA & TOKYO JAPAN” ushered in its final day at the Grand Hyatt...


Press Release: Evening With Yoshiki Premium Dinner Show 2017 begins in Nagoya

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2017 On Saturday, August 26, 2017, the Yoshiki Premium Dinner Show — “EVENING WITH YOSHIKI 2017 IN NAGOYA & OSAKA & TOKYO JAPAN” — kicked...


Press Release: URBANGARDE announces all-day lineup of Utsu Fes 2017

URBANGARDE’s All-Day Music Festival Features A9, BRATS, Nana Kitade, Kaya, and many more FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2017 Japanese rock band URBANGARDE has announced the full lineup of their...


Press Release: Yoshiki chosen for the cover of Vogue Japan’s Rock Star issue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2017 YOSHIKI Featured On The Cover Of VOGUE JAPAN First Japanese male ever selected for the cover in the magazine’s history YOSHIKI, leader of X...


JaME: Interview with Mashiro Ayano (2017)

Mashiro Ayano: There is this this thrilling feeling of, “No one can tell what’s going to happen at a live show.” and I always try to sing and express the...


Press Release: FLOW announces 15th Anniversary anime-only concert Carnival 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2017 Last month, in July 2017, FLOW began their 15th Anniversary year, and the band recently finished the first round of their 6-city celebration tour...


JaME: Interview with FLOW (2017)

KEIGO: Because “GO!!” is the song we’ve performed most during our history, and it’s the song that marks the beginning of our history with anime, it helped us to grow...

JAM Project – Otakon 2017 video message

JAM Project – Otakon 2017 video message


MyAnimeList: Interview with JAM Project (2017)

Hironobu Kageyama: Since JAM Project began, we’ve seen more people say they want to become anisong singers. The Animelo Summer Live has become bigger and more popular as more anisong...


JaME: Interview with GARNiDELiA (2017)

toku: Our greatest desire is to have as many people listen to our music as possible. That’s a wish that’s never going to change. Link:

T.M.Revolution – Otakon 2017 video message

T.M.Revolution – Otakon 2017 video message


Press Release: Swinging Popsicle spreads Joy at special one-man live

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2017 Swinging Popsicle held an intimate, limited-access one-man live at Tokyo’s Mona Records on July 22, 2017. The concert featured some of the band’s most...

FLOW – Otakon 2017 video message

FLOW – Otakon 2017 video message


Press Release: “With soul in every note”: X Japan Completes 6 Nights of Miracles at Yokohama Arena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2017 Starting at Osaka-jo Hall and continuing over six days, “X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X Acoustic Special Miracle 6 DAYS” had its...


Anime News Network: Interview with Junna and Minori Suzuki from Walkure (2017)

Minori: I was a big fan of Macross Frontier, since primary school. I had a dream, “I want to sing like the two princesses from Macross Frontier.” When I was...


Press Release: BRATS reunite with fans during CD release mini-tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2017 Girls rock band BRATS took to the road in late June to promote the release of their double-A-side single “Ainikoiyo” / “Nounai Shoukyo Game”.


Anime News Network: Interview with The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls (2017)

Iida: I have no problem performing on stage, even during exciting moments. I have no problem staying cool and composed, but when it comes to recording CDs, I sometimes get...


Press Release: URBANGARDE’s Temma Matsunaga struggles for release in NSFW “BSD” video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2017 URBANGARDE frontman Temma Matsunaga dives headfirst into temptation in his newly-released music video “Blood, Semen, Death”, with seductive young actress Ami Tomite (Anti-Porno, Joshiko)...


X Japan at Yokohama Arena – July 14, 2017 (Gallery)

X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X Acoustic Special Miracle 6 DAYS Yokohama Arena 07.14.2017


Reviews: Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017

Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 June 30, 2017 “Japan Kawaii Live” w/ Aqours, THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS, Junna and Minori Suzuki from Walkure, Wake Up, Girls! July 1,...

Yousei Teikoku – Otakon 2017 video message

Yousei Teikoku – Otakon 2017 video message