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Interview with Fullmetal Alchemist Live-Action Film Lead Actor Ryosuke Yamada and Director Fumihiko Sori

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On Monday July 3, Hey! Say! JUMP member and actor Ryosuke Yamada, joined by award-winning director Fumihiko Sori, received warm welcome by American fans and audience at the packed Main Events hall of Anime Expo 2017. As the special guests for the Fullmetal Alchemist Live-Action Movie panel, both Yamada and Sori shared with enthusiastic AX attendees their thoughts and stories during the filming, followed by a premiere showcase of the movie footage and a Q&A session with fans.

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Live Report: Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 ~Japan Super Live~

in Entertainment/Features/Music

The first day of this July marks not only the beginning of the biggest North American anime convention, Anime Expo 2017, but also the second night for the much-anticipated carnival of Anisong — “Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 ~Japan Super Live~”. Most sought-after anisong musicians from Japan drew a packed house at Microsoft Theater that night and showcased the influential culture of Anisong and Anime with their respective stage in front of more than 6000 excited audience. Both new stars and veteran artists joined the lineup to complete a well-rounded set list, where the latest hot anisong releases intermixed with the refreshing ways they interpreted old songs that every fan would find familiar with.  Keep Reading

Exclusive Interview with Lemon & Sugar Creator Lemona Design

in Features/J-Tsuu

Lemon & Sugar” are two adorable original characters, namely Lemon-chan and Sugar-kun, created by Lemona Design. They hit Japan by storm with their 4-koma manga, cute merchandise, signature Lemon Candies and huge Deco-Bento fan base. Lemon is a cute little girl who loves to be in love. As the world’s first Lemon Ambassador, she spends her days spreading LOVE and LEMON with her best friend Sugar, a fluffy plush toy. Snuggly and full of fun surprises, Sugar is very much in love with Lemon, so everything he does, he does it all for her from the goodness of his heart.

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BugLug Vocalist Issei Returns To Stage With Grand Live Show at Nippon Budokan, BugLug Announces 47-Prefecture Tour in Japan

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Vocalist of BugLug, Issei, announced his much-anticipated full comeback to the stage, having suffered severe head injury after an accident on May 7th 2016. To celebrate their comeback in the band’s complete line-up, BugLug held their Budokan debut concert “5+You=Infinity” on May 7th, 2017, with a new single to be released in August and a 47-Prefecture Live Tour to follow to showcase their triumphant restart. Keep Reading

Wagakki Band West Coast Tour “WagakkiBand 1st US Tour -DEEP IMPACT-“ Last Minute Interview

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It’s been a year since the last AX concert. How was your year?

Yuko: When I try to remember, I feel like “Wait, what have I done?” It’s because it’s been a whirlwind year for us. Firstly, we performed at Nippon Budokan, which had been set as one of our goals. Since we have 8 members, it’s pretty hard to unite all our expression. But we are very satisfied with the result at Nippon Budokan. Keep Reading

Japan’s Leading Eyewear Brand JINS has expanded into the U.S. opening its first store near Union Square, San Francisco.

in Fashion/Features/J-Tsuu
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JINS SF STOREThe CEO of the U.S store, Mr. Tomita, explained about the product lineup while guiding us through the store.
The company set the price range at $60, $80, $100, and $120. These prices include aspheric lenses as well as the frames.
JINS has opened more than 340 stores in Asia since it was founded in Tokyo in 2001. Now JINS has opened its first North America location. Keep Reading

EKI SOBA

in Features/J-Tsuu/Travel
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OUR INTRODUCTION WILL BE THE EKI SOBA (TRAIN STATION SOBA). IN OTHER WORDS, SOBA YOU CAN EAT STANDING IN SHOP ON THE TRAIN PLATFORM. SINCE IT TAKES LITTLE TIME TO EAT, IT’S PERFECT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE ON THE GO AND HAVE NO TIME TO STOP FOR MEALS.

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