May 2015 archive

Superfly – Beautiful (MV)

Shiho Ochi belts out another hit from her upcoming album White with “Beautiful,” the theme song from the Japanese TV drama Mother Game.

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Swinging Popsicle performs 20th Anniversary Live with advantage Lucy

J-Pop indies band Swinging Popsicle performed a special double-anniversary live show with longtime friends advantage Lucy on April 29, 2015 at Club Que in Tokyo. The band treated fans to popular hits from their extensive catalog, including tracks “Joy of Living” from their debut Sony album and “(a) Slow Star” from their SUMAGA video game …

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AKIRA models Atelier Boz in Anime Matsuri 2015 fashion show

Fashion model and DISACODE vocalist AKIRA starred as the hero of the 2015 Anime Matsuri fashion show, “MONSTER”. Clad in the elegant garments of Atelier Boz, she took the audience on a journey of devotion, betrayal, redemption, and sacrifice. The show also featured her fellow KERA model Midori Fukusawa as Queen Lilith and an international …

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LAST MAY JAGUAR – Priority (MV)

DISACODE – Anime Matsuri 2015 Live Report

DISACODE Anime Matsuri, April 5, 2015 Live Report by Jen Wang Last year, model/rocker AKIRA won over Anime Matsuri’s attendees with her cool, androgynous style and charming personality. This time, she brought her DISACODE bandmates for their first U.S. performance. True to the meaning behind their name—the negation of established codes, the trio defied the …

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URBANGARDE – Coin Locker Babies (MV)

URBANGARDE has released a music video “Coin Locker Babies” from their live-show only mini-album release Shojou Kaitai, featuring costume design by Japanese lolita fashion company Angelic Pretty.

VAMPS Rocks New York Fans on Final Stop of U.S. Tour

VAMPS finished the sole headlining show of their 2015 American tour on May 1st by delivering an extra-long concert for their Bloodsucker fans at New York’s Best Buy Theater, located in the heart of Times Square. VAMPS, the Japanese rock band formed by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), started their 12-city, month-long American tour …

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Shiina Ringo’s “Saihatega Mitai” Chosen as Anime Theme Song

Shiina Ringo’s “Saihatega Mitai” has been selected as the theme song for the animated feature-length film Miss Hokusai to be released in Japan on Saturday, May 9. Miss Hokusai is an animated film adaptation of Hinako Sugiura’s masterpiece Sarusuberi directed by Keiichi Hara, who asked Shiina Ringo to supply the theme song for the film …

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X Japan – Endless Rain from The Last Live (MV)

The GazettE – new album DOGMA Teaser