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English interviews with Japanese performing artists.

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Album reviews of Japanese CD releases

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i☆Ris – Interview: Honey’s Anime (2018)

Music equals America and America equals music. We are expecting the fans to be really energetic and full of passion! Among all those Japanese idols, we recognize ourselves as powerful,...


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,...


Press Release: YOSHIKI makes surprise Fuji Rock appearance with Skrillex

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2018 On Saturday, July 28, YOSHIKI made a surprise appearance on stage with internationally famous DJ and producer Skrillex at one of Japan’s biggest outdoor...


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”...


Press Release: BESPA KUMAMERO releases special cyber-stickers for LINE app

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2018 Japanese electronic performance unit BESPA KUMAMERO has released a set of illustrated stickers for the popular LINE messaging app, featuring composer/programmer Monkichi and the...


maidreamin celebrates 300,000 likes on Facebook

Akihabara-based maid cafe chain maidreamin thanks their international fans for achieving 300,000 likes on Facebook! Thank you 🎉🎉 to our Masters and Princesses from all over the world! ありがとう ございます!!...


Press Release: YOSHIKI releases Instagram preview of new Attack on Titan theme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2018 YOSHIKI gave fans a special preview of his new theme song for the anime series Attack on Titan on his official Instagram page, revealing...


Press Release: YOSHIKI performs marathon of sold-out dinner shows in Tokyo

X JAPAN leader performs 7 concerts in 4 days YOSHIKI continues to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity International athletes, artists, and politicians attend YOSHIKI’s intimate concert series...


Press Release: Anisong World Matsuri presents rainbow of talent at Japan Kawaii Live

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2018 “Japan Kawaii Live”, the final night of Anisong World Matsuri’s three-day concert event at Anime Expo, was held on July 7, 2018 at the...


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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2018 After YOSHIKI received the report of heavy downpours and flooding in July 2018 which greatly damaged various places around western Japan, he made a...


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...