NekoPOP: Interview with May’n (2018)

May’n: This is my tenth year performing professionally as May’n, and I’ve been performing mostly high-pitched songs in connection with various anime. Those are all precious to me, but when...


Selective Hearing: Interview with AKB48 Team 8

Nanase: I really want more songs like “47 no Suteki na Machi e!” Our fans go all out with the calls, and seem to shout it as if their lives...


JRock News: Interview with Sanketsu-girl Sayuri (2018)

Sayuri: I’ve never felt confident and always struggled to find a place among other people. But I also thought it was sad that those emotions are considered useless. I knew...


JaME: Interview with Shoko Nakagawa (2018)

Listening to many anisongs in my teenage days became an asset to me being a performer these days. I’m personally not really good at killing time; I can’t really sit...


Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi – Interview with May’n (2018)

May’n: My career started as Sheryl Nome, and I didn’t try to act like Sheryl on purpose, but I always wanted the audience to think that there’s Sheryl when I...


Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi: Interview with i☆Ris (2018)

Azuki: When we release our next album, I want each song to have a different genre of music! I’m sure it will be very challenging! I think one of the...


JaME: Interview with Yuki Kajiura (2018)

Yuki Kajiura: Japanese animation has a really wide reach, and is accepted throughout the world, which is something I can truly see occurring. It’s part of my job so it’s...


Anime News Network: Interview with Shoko Nakagawa (2018)

Shoko Nakagawa: There’s a bit of a story behind when I first heard about Sorairo Days. I was really happy because I always wanted to sing an anime song, but...


NekoPOP: Interview with Yuki Kajiura (2018)

Yuki Kajiura: The interesting thing is that, recently, anisong has developed commercial value, so it’s a different situation now. When it comes to the difference between anime music and modern,...


JRock247: Interview with URBANGARDE (2018)

Many of URBANGARDE’s songs talk about the city (“Tokyo Kid”, “Shinjuku Mon Amour”,”Tokai no Alice”). Is city life the source of Japan’s mental sickness? Hamasaki: I’m not from a “tokai”...


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...


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...


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:


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...


NekoPOP: Interview with Kamen Joshi’s Erina Kamiya Pt.1 (2018)

Erina: I’ve always loved idols who were behaving like idols, but that wasn’t me. I wanted to be “kakkoii”(cool) more than “kawaii” (cute). When I was a student, I thought...


JRock News: Interview with exist†trace (2018)

miko: “I think an essential part of being a band is finding a way to keep changing, to keep finding new things about ourselves and sharing them with our fans....


Selective Hearing: Interview with Kamen Joshi’s Moa Tsukino (2018)

Moa: The way I see it, it’s like we experience a total energy exchange with the audience. It’s a special, extraordinary moment together. In our music videos, we have a...


Arama Japan: Interview with Kamen Joshi’s Nanaka Kawamura (2018)

Nanaka: When I first saw the female fighters in the ring at Deep Jewels, they were powerful just like men and awe-inspiring. I said to myself, “Is there anyone who...


Honey’s Anime: Interview with maidreamin Mariru (2018)

Mariru: Akihabara is full of professional people who really put all of themselves into what they love. That’s a happy spirit that you can find everywhere in Akihabara — that...


BRATS – Video Message (2018)

BRATS Video Message for 2018


NekoPOP: Interview with Kikuna Mishima (2017)

Kikuna Mishima’s bold photographic work centers on feminine identity, uniquely expressed through carefully designed, abstract yet delicate imagery. After completing her latest exhibit in Tokyo, Mishima breaks down her inspirations,...