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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

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“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. Keep Reading

Movie Review: Fullmetal Alchemist Live-Action Movie Premiered at Anime NYC

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Following our interview with the main cast and director of Fullmetal Alchemist live-action movie last summer at Anime Expo 2017, luckily enough, we also got the opportunity to attend a special US premiere of the film at Anime NYC on November 19th, 2017, which was even prior to its official public release in Japan on December 1st. Keep Reading

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

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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:
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ANIME NYC TO HOST U.S. PREMIERE OF HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED FILM “FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST”

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Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll recently announced the live-action film “Fullmetal Alchemist,” adapted from the bestselling Japanese comic series, will have its exclusive U.S. premiere on November 19 as the Closing Film of the inaugural Anime NYC convention hosted in New York’s Javits Center (655 W 34th St). Keep Reading

A-HO! Art Exhibition Now Live in Seibu Shibuya Department Store!

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A-HO! Art Exhibition Vol.2 produced by broadcast writer Kuramoto Mitsuru is NOW LIVE on the 8th floor of Seibu Shibuya Department Store Building B. The public exhibition has been going on for about a week and will run until September 18. If you happen to be in Japan recently, definitely make sure to check out this unique world before it’s gone!
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Chill Your Summer with Top-rated Japanese Haunted Houses

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Is there anything more mentally refreshing for summer than haunted houses?

If there is ever such a thing, it should be the JAPANESE haunted houses!

The Japanese name for a haunted house is Obakeyashiki, which literally means a house full of ghosts (or monsters). Japanese Obakeyashiki as a form of entertainment was not developed recently but actually dates back to the 1830s, as early as when the first western simulated haunted house “Chamber of Horrors” was created in London by Marie Tussaud. The earliest Japanese haunted house was installed inside a private residence, but soon got more popularity as part of Japan’s traditional Kabuki performance. Japan has always been obsessed with horror stories and all forms of entertainment adaptations based on them. Judging from countless titles of world famous thrillers made in Japan, it is not hard to imagine that Japan never runs out of new ideas (and most of them are exclusive to the Japanese culture) for haunted houses, combining the most scary ghost stories, settings, latest technology (including VR and 3D) and a diversity of horror elements to stimulate and frighten your senses. Keep Reading

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