Author: Jimmy Pham

Anime Expo 2017: Lumica bringing Wotagei culture to the west

If the massive success of Anisong World Matsuri is any indication, anisong and Japanese pop culture has definitely found a home in the US. Spread over two different shows, both nights were completely sold out bringing J-pop music to over 7000 attendees each night. One look out into the audience and you can immediately tell you were at a Japanese concert as thousands of fans enthusiastically waved their penlights.While glowsticks are nothing new to the States, leave it to Japan to take an idea to a whole different level. Rather than a sea of random colors being waved sporadically, Japan...

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Ladybeard starts new group: Deadlift Lolita with Reika Saiki

Ladybeard and Reika Saiki Join forces Being a competitive powerlifter myself, I’m no stranger to the deadlift and its apparent that neither are the two members of the newly formed idol group, Deadlift Lolita. Formed by Ladybeard a cross dressing pro-wrestler and performer, and Reika Saiki, a model, women’s pro-wrestler, and self proclaimed muscle idol. The duo are set to release their debut single, March 31st of this year. The announcement was made on Reika Saiki’s twitter which revealed the formation of the group. 4/5のDEADLIFT LOLITA結成記念ライブでは、オリジナル曲を4曲披露予定! その内の1曲「SIX PACK TWINS」のサンプルがHPから聴けます♡⏩https://t.co/BlQorpdhfs とってもカッコいい曲になってます…♡#dllolita pic.twitter.com/hMDPa4CmYV — 才木玲佳(れいたん)筋肉アイドル♡ (@saikireika) March 1, 2017 Former Iconic Member of Ladybaby...

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Rina Matsuno of Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku passes away at 18

Rina Matsuno transported to the ER According to various Japanese news outlets, Rina Matsuno of the popular Japanese pop idol group, Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku (or Ebichu) passed away earlier today of natural causes. While specifics have not been released to the public, it was reported that she was currently taking a break from her concert due to poor health. At around 5AM JST her parents noticed something was awry and called 119 immediately to have her transported to the ER where she passed away. Sister group to Momoiro Clover Z Ebichu is a group under Stardust Promotion, making them...

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Daichi Miura’s “(RE)PLAY” builds the hype for Red Bull BC One World Final 2016

There’s a lot riding on the line when creating the theme for the world’s biggest break dance competition, the Red Bull BC One World Finals. With this year’s World Finals taking place in Nagoya, Japan’s very own Daichi Miura steps up to create the theme. Miura’s “(RE)PLAY” manages to blow those expectations out of the water, assembling some of the world’s best dancers together into one music video. Daichi has collaborated with top dancers before, collaborating with s**t kingz, PURI and Shingo Okamoto in various music videos and live performances. If that wasn’t enough Daichi gathered even more of the world’s...

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