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hololive production Announces 『hololive production COUNTDOWN LIVE 2022▷2023』
hololive production, overseeing the popular hololive and HOLOSTARS virtual YouTuber talents, announced today that they would be broadcasting a countdown live event titled 『hololive production COUNTDOWN LIVE 2022▷2023』, to be aired December 31st 11PM JST. Unveiling special collaborations between talents of both sides of the company, performances from a roster including hololive EN and hololive […]
Axia Krone of NIJISANJI Announces Graduation
Axia Krone, a vtuber affiliated with Nijisanji, announced that he would be graduating effective immediately from the company. His Twitter and channel will be closed as of December 7th, and good sales stopped then as well. Both the official Nijisanji and Axia Krone statements cited irreconcilable differences in creative direction with respect to his on-stage […]
Naniwa Danshi Joins Twitter
“Happy Surprise” isn’t just the name of Naniwa Danshi‘s new single! It’s also what the gave fans today: an official Twitter account! The group’s official Twitter account was opened by J Storm a few hours ago. Check out their first tweet below! ／なにわ男子 / J Storm公式Twitterアカウント開設🌼＼ こちらのアカウントでは、音楽活動の情報をお知らせしていきます。 今後とも、なにわ男子をどうぞよろしくお願いいたします！#なにわ男子 pic.twitter.com/rRVGeAzgLu — なにわ男子 / J Storm (@NaniwaDanshi_JS) […]
BiSH, Liella!, and More Perform on “Buzz Rhythm 02” for November 25
This week’s guests were BiSH, Girls², KANDYTOWN, and Liella! BiSH – Promise the Star / Datsu Kisei Gainen / Sayonara Saraba / SEE YOU / beautiful Sa Girls² – Love Genic KANDYTOWN – Curtain Call (feat. KEIJU, Ryohu, IO) Liella! – WE WILL‼︎ Watch here Next week is Buzz Rhythm LIVE 2022 DAY1: INI sumika […]
Travis Japan, Maki Goto, Ami Suzuki, and More Perform on “TV Tokyo Music Festival 2022 Winter”
Earlier today, “TV Tokyo Music Festival 2022 Winter” aired. The show featured performances by the likes of Travis Japan, Maki Goto, Ami Suzuki, BE:FIRST, Tani Yuuki, yama, Daichi Miura, and =LOVE. Check out the full show below! Watch here STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT. – TV Tokyo Music Festival no Theme Junretsu♨Dachou – Shiroi […]
BE:FIRST, Maki Goto, Ami Suzuki, and More Added to “TV Tokyo Music Festival 2022 Winter” Lineup
On November 23, “TV Tokyo Music Festival 2022 Winter” will air. As previously announced, several Johnny’s groups will appear on the show, including Travis Japan, Hey! Say! JUMP, KAT-TUN, and 20th Century. A second set of performers has been announced. This set includes the likes of BE:FIRST, Maki Goto, Ami Suzuki, Nakayama Miho, Tani Yuuki, […]
AKB48 Members Apologize for Not Being Nominated; Netizens React
When the 64th Japan Record Award nominees were announced, many were shocked at AKB48 being dropped from the list, breaking their 12 consecutive year streak. I deeply apologize to the many people who support and continue to cheer for us. I am filled with regret not just for causing such bad things to happen, but […]
Ken Miyake Shows His Adult Sex Appeal in “Destination” MV
On November 16, Ken Miyake will release his first mini album, “NEWWW.” This release’s theme is changing what the stereotype of an idol is with new values. This release sees a number of artists serving as writers, composers, and arrangers. These are all artists that Ken wanted to make music with now. These artists include […]
Digital Battle Card Game “Cardfight!! Vanguard Dear Days” Steam Store Page Open!
The brand-new original story which features game-original character Yuki Ichidoji (CV. Yuka Nishio) as the protagonist who, in hopes of reviving a legendary team, faces off against formidable fighters and grows stronger, is planned to be available in both English and...
Crunchyroll Industry Panel Delivers First Looks, New Series, Fan Favorite Anime Movie Announcements, And More At Crunchyroll Expo
Culver City, California (August 6, 2022) – Celebrating all things anime with attendees at the Sixth Annual Crunchyroll Expo this weekend in San Jose, CA, Crunchyroll, the global leader in bringing the ultimate anime experience to audiences around the world, shared...
Crunchyroll Expo: Day One Highlights!
San Jose, Calif. (August 5, 2022) – Anime fans from across the Bay Area and beyond congregated for Day 1 of Crunchyroll Expo to celebrate all things anime! Crunchyroll Expo is held this weekend August 5-7 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and online, with...
Hey! Say! JUMP Faces Loss and Loneliness in “Fate or Destiny” MV
On August 24, Hey! Say! JUMP will release their new album, “FILMUSIC!” The album’s title stems from the theme “music x movie”, with various scenes that would take place in a movie playing out in the album’s songs. Hey! Say! JUMP is working with an array of collaborators on this album, including sumika, Maharajan, FAKE […]
Crunchyroll Expo: HOLOSTARS English -TEMPUS- to Make Debut
New HOLOSTARS English Group to Complement a Huge Slate of hololive production Talent, Alongside Anime’s Hottest Voice Actors, Creative Staff, Musical Guests and MoreCulver City, Calif. (July 28, 2022) – HOLOSTARS English -TEMPUS-, also known as holoTEMPUS, is...
Crunchyroll Expo reveals their full Programming Schedule including 80 panels, premieres, musical performances, and more
Culver City, Calif. (July 19, 2022) – Crunchyroll Expo, the yearly convention from the world’s best home for anime, revealed today the jam-packed schedule for the upcoming event including the premieres of BLUELOCK, TONIKAWA: Over the Moon For You ~Uniform~,...
A Terrible Tragedy – Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, one of the most important leaders in Japan’s postwar history, died Friday after being shot while he was giving a speech in Nara. He was 67 years old. As Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, Abe’s assassination just two days before the Upper House election has rocked Japan, with politicians from across […]
Ayumi Hamasaki Enjoys “Summer Again”
On July 1, Ayumi Hamasaki released her new digital single “Summer Again.” The song has the theme of “regaining the summer”, and is her first summer song in years. “Summer Again” follows in the tradition of her summer songs “BLUE BIRD”, “Greatful days”, “You & Me”, and “July 1st.” The song is described as a […]
Ayase Haruka Tops Nikkei Entertainment’s “Talent Power Ranking 2022”
This year’s edition of Nikkei Entertainment’s annual “Talent Power Ranking” is now available. The main list is now available. Ayase Haruka tops the ranking for the second consecutive year. Shohei Ohtani comes in second, up from #99 last year. Sandwich Man is #3, dropping one spot. Find out the rest of the top 50 after […]
BE:FIRST to Release Their 2nd Single
On May 18, BE:FIRST will release their second single, “Bye-Good-Bye.” The song serves as the theme song for the NTV drama series “Sayonara no Sono Mae ni”, which airs during the morning show “ZIP!” The song was written by sty and SKY-HI, and composed by Chaki Zulu. BE:FIRST’s new single will also include the song […]