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,...


Japanese Station: Interview with maidreamin Peace (2017)

Peace: At maidreamin, you enter a world with an atmosphere that only our maids can create, and together we travel to a dreamland that’s unique for each or our masters...


Arama Japan: Interview with SILENT SIREN (2017)

Hinanchu (drums): The responses overseas are always different, and I’m surprised every time. We could be playing the same song in two different places and get completely opposite reactions! And...


JaME: Interview with SILENT SIREN (2017)

Suu: I wrote JUST MEET while watching a high school baseball game. I love high school baseball and always wanted to write a song that captured the feeling I get...


JRock247: Interview with Yoko Hamasaki (2017)

Yoko Hamasaki: “In URBANGARDE, my point of view comes from a character, it’s fiction. But in ‘Blue Forest’, I wrote about myself. Yoko Hamasaki is a real woman, and I...


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...


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...