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Japanese Rock Legend Miyavi Debuts Powerful Music Video For New Track “Long Nights” Featuring Former Afghan Child Bride Turned Rapper And Social Activist Sonita


“The Samurai Guitarist” And Star Of Angelina Jolie-Directed Film “Unbroken” Will Perform Live Concerts In 6 Major U.S. Cities In May; New Music Video Features Sundance Film Festival Winner Sonita

Universal Music Japan recording artist MIYAVI has released a new music video for his latest song – “Long Nights.”

The video is a musical/vocal duet between guitarist MIYAVI and Afghan phenom rapper, Sonita, who has drawn wide critical acclaim for her vocals, fortitude as a Muslim woman in hip hop and also her work as a social activist bringing wider attention to the plight of Afghan families selling their daughters into marriage.

Catch the music video for “Long Nights” HERE; the track is available now from iTunes and Spotify.

The release of “Long Nights” comes as MIYAVI embarks on an international tour. Several North American concert dates for May have been announced as part of his “Day 2 World Tour 2018.”

May 8 – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
May 11 – Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
May 13 – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
May 16 – The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON
May 18 – The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
May 20 – Irving Plaza, New York City, NY

MIYAVI is a world-renowned musician, actor and philanthropist, who has focused on bridging cultures across the globe with his music and through his work for numerous humanitarian causes. With the moniker of the “Samurai Guitarist,” MIYAVI developed a very unconventional style of guitar playing – performing not with a pick, but with his fingers in a method dubbed “slap style.”

Sonita was the focus and title of a stark documentary that narrated one woman’s fearless efforts to end child marriage in the name of human rights and gender equity. It was hailed as the best and most popular documentary in the World Cinema category at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award. MIYAVI and Sonita will perform “Long Nights” live for concertgoers on select dates on his current tour.

In addition to music, MIYAVI has been celebrated internationally for his work as a movie actor. His debut role, portraying Imperial Japanese Army sergeant Mutsuhiro Watanabe in the 2014 film, Unbroken, directed by the Oscar-winning actress, Angelina Jolie, was widely praised for its intensity. MIYAVI has continued to explore acting and was recently featured in the 2017 Warner Bros. film, Skull Island. He is presently set star in an upcoming Japanese live-action movie based on the smash hit supernatural action manga and anime series, Bleach.

On the humanitarian side, MIYAVI continues his important work with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, which works to aid and protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people. In 2016 and 2017, MIYAVI visited refugee camps in around the world and helped to spread the message of the ongoing global refugee crisis. In November 2017, he was appointed an official UN Goodwill Ambassador.

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Aniplex of America Announces Sword Art Online The Movie –Ordinal Scale- Now Available for Digital Release


Aniplex of America Inc. announced that the fan-favorite anime blockbuster Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale– is now available for digital release, launching on iTunes, Vudu, and the Microsoft Store. The film, which takes place after the high-stakes events of Sword Art Online, will also be available on Amazon Video and Playstation Video at a later date. Now fans unable to purchase the package release can experience the action, giving a budget-friendly, censored option just in time for the next season of Sword Art Online. Links to download the film can be found here. Keep Reading

Aniplex of America Launches U.S. Teaser Site And Reveals Key Visual for Summer Action Comedy Anime: Cells at Work!


Aniplex Inc. announced recently that they will be developing the manga series about anthropomorphized cells within the human body, Cells at Work!, into a TV anime series. Aniplex of America also launched a teaser site and a Facebook page for the brand new action comedy anime slated to debut in summer of this year. The series is an anime adaptation of popular manga series by Akane Shimizu from publisher Kodansha’s shonen manga magazine Monthly Shonen Sirius. Animation production will be handled by anime powerhouse david production (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, ERASED) with Kenichi Suzuki (Drifters, Crayon Shin-chan) as director, series composition by Yuko Kakihara (Persona 4: The AnimationDigimon Adventure tri.), and character design by Takahiko Yoshida (Honey and Clover, Oreimo2). The highly anticipated series is scheduled to premiere July of 2018. Keep Reading

GINTAMA Live-Action Film To Be Released in North America in January 2018

L.A. based film distribution company, Azoland Pictures is proud to announce that they will partner with Well Go USA to release the international smash hit GINTAMA live-action film in theaters across the U.S. and Canada starting January 19, 2018. Ticket sales for participating theaters will begin today on the Azoland Pictures website:
(link). Keep Reading

Astebreed upgrades to it’s Definitive Edition; Mecha SHMUPs have never looked more beautiful.


Astebreed: Definitive Edition Trailer

The well-loved and hugely popular 2.5D SHMUP, Astebreed, has just been updated on PC to it’s Definitive Edition. This new version features a huge array of updates, bringing the PS4 contents to PC and adding in extras.
The price for the new Definitive Edition has increased to $19.99, however, users that already owned Astebreed got this update for free. Keep Reading

LiSA Releases 13th Single “ASH” Worldwide on Dec 1


LiSA’s new single “ASH” was just out in a worldwide digital release on December 1st.  This is LiSA’s second single release from SACRA MUSIC.  Written by Mao and Aki of renowned visual-kei band SID, “ASH” is the 2nd opening theme to the anime Fate/Apocrypha.  It is LiSA’s first time in 6 years to perform an opening theme for the Fate series since her very first single, “oath sign”.  The title song “ASH” from the single has been released early as a digital sale in Japan, and has already topped at#1 on 13 digital platforms.   Keep Reading

Aniplex of America and Crunchyroll Announce KIZNAIVER Complete Blu-ray Set Release


Aniplex of America announced on their Facebook Live show last month that they will be releasing the Sci-Fi anime series, KIZNAIVER, as a complete Blu-ray set with Crunchyroll later this yearThe Blu-ray set will include textless opening and ending, collectible cards and box illustration by Original Character Designer, Shirow Miwa (Katsugeki/TOUKEN RANBU), and Blu-ray case illustrated by Character Designer, Mai Yoneyama (Sword Art Online). The Complete Blu-ray Set is currently accepting preorders and will be released on December 26th at RightStuf and the Crunchyroll store. Keep Reading

Aniplex of America Releases HoneyWorks’ Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart


Aniplex of America has revealed the subtitled trailer and additional information for HoneyWorks’ new TV series, Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart. on its website. Lovingly coined “Boku10” in Japan, the anime is a spin-off of HoneyWorks’ two-part films, I’ve always like you. and The moment you fall in love. Much like the films, the series is inspired by the music from the popular Vocaloid group’s “Confess Your Love Committee -Romance Series-” which has garnered over 400 million views on Youtube, NicoNico and other platforms. Lay-duce (Fate/Grand Order –First Order-) will be animating the series alongside Director Takura Tsukada (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood) and series composition by Yoshimi Narita from the previous two films.  Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart. has begun its six episode run on November 24th on Crunchyroll. Keep Reading

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