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
Japanese singer-songwriter, Utada Hikaru will release her first single, “Oozora de Dakishimete” from Epic Records Japan, a division of Sony Music Entertainment Japan, on Monday, July 10th 2017. Her second single, “Forevermore” will follow its release on Friday, July 20th 2017. Her last record with Universal, Fantome, sold approx. 1.05 million copies worldwide (#23 on IFPI’s top selling albums chart from Global Music Report). Keep Reading
JAM Project, composed of Hironobu Kageyama, Masaaki Endoh, Hiroshi Kitadani, Masami Okui, and Yoshiki Fukuyama, has announced information about their new album, tour, and their first live album digital release. Tour tickets can be registered in advance at the JAM Project fan app “MOTTO! MOTTO!! App” starting June 21. Keep Reading
Kaoru’s conversation with a different guest each time has been a regular program on his official blog magazine. With Hazuki being the guest this time, the two good friends had a relaxed and casual conversation over several drinks.
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
When WagakkiBand addressed the audience from the stage at the legendary Nippon Budokan in January last year, singer Yuko Suzuhana made a request: She asked the audience to help carry the band to even bigger and better things.
After a spectacular sold out performance in New York in 2015, Charan-Po-Rantan returns stateside again for two shows!
After a 10 year hiatus in the U.S., Puffy AmiYumi is back in the states for a 3 city tour that includes Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas, TX.
Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its second
Japanese guest of honor today. Japanese rock band OKAMOTO’S will perform at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass, on March 31 through April 2, 2017.