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 […]

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...

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 […]

RADWIMPS members feel betrayed over Akira Kuwahara’s cheating scandal

Fallout continues for RADWIPS support vocalist and guitar player Akira Kuwahara over his cheating scandal that was uncovered this month. After the story was spread by the notorious tabloid Bunshun, RADWIPS quickly confirmed that the rumour was in-fact true when the bands official website released a statement stating that Akira’s entertainment activities has been suspended […]

The Recording Industry Association of Japan Reports 9% Decline in 2020

A few weeks ago, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry reported that the Japanese music industry saw a decline of 2.1% in 2020, its second consecutive year of decline. The Recording Industry Association of Japan recently released its year end report for 2020, going into more detail about the state of the industry over the course […]

Yonezu Kenshi and Fujii Kaze Win The 13th CD Shop Awards 2021

Yonezu Kenshi and Fujii Kaze have been announced as the Grand Prize winners of The 13th CD Shop Awards 2021. Kenshi won the Red Grand Prize award for his album “STRAY SHEEP”, while Kaze won the Blue Grand Prize for his album “HELP EVER HURT NEVER.” Check out the full list of winners below! Grand […]

The Lost Decade of JPop: 2006 – 2015

The March 3 episode of “KanJam Kanzen Nen SHOW” centered on a ranking of the best 30 (in reality 50) JPop songs from 2000 – 2020. The group that came up with the ranking was composed of 48 music industry professionals, with a third of them being artists and the remaining portion being producers and […]

Keiko Kitagawa joins Masaki Okada, Jun Shison, & Yurina Hirate in live-action BL film “Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru”

The highly anticipated film “Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru” is currently set for release on January 22nd, 2021. Just days before it will hit theater screens nationwide across Japan, a new promo image from the film was released showing one of the characters yet to be revealed. It turned out to be none other […]

The 13th CD Shop Awards 2021 Announces Its Nominees for 2020

The 13th CD Shop Awards 2021 has released its nominee list for 2020! Twenty albums were picked for this year’s awards. The albums were chosen by 395 CD shop staff from across Japan to highlight releases that caught their discerning ears. In March, the awards will be given out. There will be two main awards. […]

E-girls officially disbands

The time has come to say good bye to the LDH girl group E-girls. Their disbandment was announced at a release event for their 24th single “Bessekai“. Unfortunately, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic squashed many of their plans for 2020, but they still proceeded with December 31st as their disbandment date. Their official Twitter and Instagram […]

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hololive production Announces 『hololive production COUNTDOWN LIVE 2022▷2023』

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 […]

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Axia Krone of NIJISANJI Announces Graduation

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 […]

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Travis Japan, Maki Goto, Ami Suzuki, and More Perform on “TV Tokyo Music Festival 2022 Winter”

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 […]

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BE:FIRST, Maki Goto, Ami Suzuki, and More Added to “TV Tokyo Music Festival 2022 Winter” Lineup

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, […]

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Crunchyroll Expo: Day One Highlights!

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...

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A Terrible Tragedy – Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

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 […]

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Ayumi Hamasaki Enjoys “Summer Again”

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 […]

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BE:FIRST to Release Their 2nd Single

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 […]

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ZOMBIE-CHANG Kidnaps a Man in “Switch” MV

ZOMBIE-CHANG Kidnaps a Man in “Switch” MV

On May 11, ZOMBIE-CHANG will release her fifth album, “STRESS de STRESS.” This is her first album since August 2020’s “TAKE ME AWAY FROM TOKYO.” ZOMBIE-CHANG’s new album sees her further exploring the electronic club sound from her previous one. “STRESS de STRESS” will come in a CD+Goods limited edition and a CD only regular […]

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