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Press Release: TIMM 2021 Music Showcase to Livestream Worldwide for 3 Days on November 1st-3rd

October 28, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Tokyo International Music Market will livestream their annual music showcase to fans worldwide on Nov 1-3, 2021. The three-day event, presented in conjunction...

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Press Release: BRATS release anime-style music video for Doudatte Yokatta

October 26, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese rock band BRATS has released an anime-style music video for their popular song “Doudatte Yokatta”. For the new visual style, the band collaborated...

Press Release: French luxury brand Baccarat selects YOSHIKI to design Harcourt Glass

October 1, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1841-2021. From the top of its hexagonal foot and its triple-buttoned leg, the Harcourt glass celebrates its 180th anniversary this year. Born under Louis-Philippe,...

Press Release: Macross Frontier Concert with May’n and Megumi Nakajima to livestream worldwide Nov. 10

September 23, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MACROSS FRONTIER CONCERT “MACROSS F GALAXY LIVE 2021 REVENGE” TO LIVESTREAM WORLDWIDE ON NOVEMBER 10 MAY’N AND MEGUMI NAKAJIMA WILL REUNITE FOR THEIR FIRST...

Press Release: ERY (KiLLKiLLS) and miko (exist†trace) star in new photo collection by Masanori Kato

September 9, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A pair of Japan’s hardest rocking female musicians have teamed up for a new photobook titled CLOSSING ERY & miko. ERY (bassist for KiLLKiLLS,...

Press Release: Bleed Them Dry premium sake bites into the U.S. with designs by Yoshitaka Amano

September 1, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLEED THEM DRY SAKE BITES INTO THE U.S. WITH EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS BY RENOWNED JAPANESE ILLUSTRATOR YOSHITAKA AMANO The visionary artist is known worldwide for...

Press Release: Macross Delta concert “Walkure Attack!” complete 2016 Live Tour Finale will stream to 18 territories worldwide on August 28

August 19, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tactical sound unit Walküre, featured in the Macross Delta anime series, will premiere the remastered version of their legendary 2016 concert “Walküre Attack!” Tour...

HYDE creates art in motion at Heian Shrine (Live Report)

“HYDE’s clean singing was uplifted by the orchestra, demonstrating how fluidly he can move up and down his vocal register. He delivered each song flawlessly, from high notes to a...

Press Release: Tickets on sale now for HYDE’S 20th Anniversary Concert

July 21, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tickets are now on sale for HYDE’s 20th anniversary live event “20th Orchestra Concert 2021 HYDE HEIANJINGU”. The two days of performances will also...

AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2021 – Live Reports

AKB48 Group’s Asia Festival 2021 was a fantastic primer for J-Pop fans who might not be familiar with the various sister groups that have emerged across Asia. Broadcast live to...

Press Release: HYDE announces 20th Anniversary Orchestral Concert at Heian Shrine

June 26, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Internationally acclaimed rock vocalist HYDE has announced a special two-day event celebrating his two decades as a solo artist. “20th Orchestra Concert 2021 HYDE...

Press Release: AKB48 Group to livestream “Asia Festival 2021 Online” on June 27

June 16, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AKB48 has announced a live broadcast event “Asia Festival 2021 Online”, which will present performances from the internationally popular J-Pop idols and their sister...

Press Release: Yoshikitty Sweeps 2021 Sanrio Character Ranking, Claiming Number 1 Spot in 4 Countries

June 11, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The results of the prestigious “2021 Sanrio Character Ranking Contest” were announced on Tuesday, June 8th, and yoshikitty has again captured the hearts of...

Press Release: Grenfelle with Swinging Popsicle vocalist Mineko Fujishima to release debut single on Record Store Day 2021

May 20, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Japanese pop group Grenfelle — featuring Swinging Popsicle vocalist Mineko Fujishima — will release their first single “KEEP IT GOIN’” on July 17,...

Press Release: Yoshikitty Selected to Compete in Sanrio Character Ranking for 7th Consecutive Year

APRIL 9, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKITTY – INSPIRED BY ROCK STAR YOSHIKI – WILL COMPETE WITH HELLO KITTY, CINNAMOROLL, AND MY MELODY yoshikitty—the popular Sanrio character inspired by rock...

Press Release: Geisha Opera Singer Madam Sen Releases Debut Album “Kachoufugetsu”

April 3, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Madam Sen has released her debut album Kachoufugetsu (“The Beauties of Nature”) on streaming platforms worldwide. The album spans multiple musical genres, fusing classical...

Press Release: Akihito Okano (PORNOGRAFFITTI) to Livestream “DISPATCHERS” Event on April 11

APRIL 1, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Songwriter of “Hikari Are” (“Let There Be Light”) from The Seven Deadly Sins Anime Brings His “Walk to the Song in my Heart”...

Press Release: YOSHIKI Teams with MusiCares® for $100,000 Annual Grant Supporting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

March 29, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In March 2021, YOSHIKI donated $100,000 in support of mental health to MusiCares®, a partner of the Recording Academy® and the leading music charity,...

Press Release: BRATS to perform free livestream Ambitious Girls Rock 2 on March 20 with bands from Japan, South Korea, and Thailand

Japanese rock band BRATS will present “Ambitious Girls Rock 2” — the second of their 2021 livestream series — on March 20. In addition to a full set by sisters...

BRATS – Interview: Hyper Japan (2021)

“I thought it was cool that BRATS meant ‘bad kids’! But now that I’m older, I feel a bit embarrassed by it — How will it look if we’re still...

Press Release: YOSHIKI to receive prestigious Japanese Medal of Honor for charitable support of COVID-19 frontline workers

On March 9, 2021, the Japanese Government announced that YOSHIKI has been awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor for his numerous charitable works, including his support of frontline medical professionals...

Press Release: Wasuta Dances into Spring with Emotional Ballad “Haru Hanabi”

Wasuta Dances into Spring with Emotional Ballad “Haru Hanabi” New song composed by Kayoko Kusano (co-writer of LiSA’s hit single “Gurenge” from the anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) February...

Press Release: “Disney – My Music Story: YOSHIKI” U.S Premiere on February 5

January 22, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DISNEY+ SPECIAL “MY MUSIC STORY: YOSHIKI” PREMIERES IN THE U.S. ON FEBRUARY 5 Photo courtesy of Disney+ Today, Disney+ announces that the U.S. premiere...

Press Release: BRATS launch 2021 with live albums and free Ambitious Girls Rock livestream on January 10

January 7, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese rock band BRATS has released two live albums to start their activities in 2021, featuring their hottest sets since they released their second...

Press Release: Yoshiki to appear on Kouhaku 2020 with Sarah Brightman and members of Queen

December 28, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Queen and Sarah Brightman will perform “Endless Rain” composed by X Japan’s YOSHIKI on the biggest TV show in Japan on New Year’s Eve...

BRATS – Interview: TuttoRock (2020)

“We’re able to get together as family, and then get together as band members when it’s time to rehearse or play a live show. We can switch back and forth...

YOSHIKI’s worldwide project “UNDER THE SKY” postponed due to the spread of Covid-19

December 22, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It has been announced that the YouTube Originals global livestream music documentary special “UNDER THE SKY”, which is YOSHIKI’s worldwide project scheduled to be...

Press Release: amazarashi’s first online concert to be streamed in selected countries worldwide

December 8, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE amazarashi’s first-ever online concert “Mappoudokushou Utenkekkou” to be streamed in selected countries worldwide Anime and video game themes include My Hero Academia, Tokyo Ghoul...

Press Release: URBANGARDE releases first animated music video “BAERUNA” directed by Danjou Oozora

November 30, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE URBANGARDE has released their first animated music video “BAERUNA”, directed by popular digital animator Danjou Oozora.

Press Release: PIRANICA gazes at “Towers” in first mini-album Hatsumini

November 27, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PIRANICA — the new Nagoya-based band formed by Budo Grape leader Hidehiko Nagai and vocalist/pianica player Keroyon — has released a new music video...