Monthly Archive: March 2017

Mar 31 2017

Shiina Ringo announces concert film Shiina Ringo to Kyatsura ga Yuku Hyakkiyako 2015


Shiina Ringo has revealed the details of her live Blu-Ray/DVD Shiina Ringo to Kyatsura ga Yuku Hyakkiyako 2015, recorded at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall on December 9, 2015, from her first national tour in 12 years. The 2-disc set also includes a special live session “Shiina Ringo to Kyatsura ni Yoru Inei Raisan 2015″ held at …

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Mar 29 2017

KAO=S heads to Spain for Salón del Manga y Cultura Japonesa de Alicante

KAO=S will appear at the Japanese cultural event Salón del Manga y Cultura Japonesa de Alicante in Spain on April 8th and 9th, 2017, for a live concert performance and Q&A with fans. KAO=S also will judge a karaoke competition during the event. KAO=S vocalist and performer Kaori Kawabuchi is popular with video game fans …

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Mar 28 2017

Yousei Teikoku returns to America for Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon 2017


The Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon 2017 in Washington, DC, August 11-13 will feature gothic metal band Yousei Teikoku. Known for their gothic lolita style and unique blend of heavy metal, classical, and techno, the group has more recently begun performing overseas; this will be their first visit to Otakon.

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Mar 27 2017

exist†trace Jyou & miko launch Civarize fashion campaign


exist†trace members Jyou (vo.) and miko (vo./gt.) appear as models for the Japanese fashion brand CIVARIZE 2017 Spring Season Collection, with limited in-store flyers available through the end of March. More info:

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Mar 23 2017

Yoshiki performs Art of Life at Hong Kong’s Asian Film Awards


X Japan leader Yoshiki performed a selection from his composition “Art of Life” at the 11th Asian Film Awards held in Hong Kong on March 21, 2017. Greeted by resounding cheers from the red carper crowd as he posed for photos and granted television interviews, the world-famous drummer, composer, and songwriter took extra time to …

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Mar 22 2017

X Japan “We Are X” In-Store Signing Event at Tower Records


X Japan held their first signing event in Japan in 29 years at Tower Records Shibuya on March 17, 2017, for 300 lucky fans who won admission through a special drawing with purchase of the chart-topping “We Are X” film soundtrack. Afterward, Yoshiki made surprise visits to fans watching “We Are X” in Toho Cinemas …

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Mar 21 2017

Gacharic Spin’s F Chopper KOGA – Interview (2017)


F Chopper KOGA Interview by Todd Nelson Translation by Harumi Arita February 25, 2017 F Chopper KOGA is the bass player and charismatic leader for the band Gacharic Spin. She is also the bassist for DOLL$BOXX. KOGA was gracious enough to give us the opportunity for an interview prior to the DOLL$BOXX / Gacharic Spin …

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Mar 20 2017

ALDIOUS release first overseas album Radiant A


Japanese metal quintet ALDIOUS unleash their first overseas album Radiant A on March 17, 2017, out on CD and digital formats in the UK and Europe via JPU Records. ALDIOUS CD & Special T-Shirt Bundle:

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Mar 18 2017

X Japan shuts down London for HMV signing event, takes top spot on UK Rock chart


On Saturday, March 4, X Japan performed their first major show of 2017 on #XDAY at SSE Arena, Wembley, following the release of their feature film documentary We Are X in theaters across the UK. The We Are X Soundtrack (featuring the theme song “La Venus”) was released worldwide on March 3 on Sony Music’s …

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Mar 15 2017

MUCC loads your trunk full of music with 4-disc Best II/Coupling II case


MUCC’s upcoming Best II / Coupling II limited-edition set comes in a deluxe 4-CD package, including the bonus disc of remixes exclusive to this set. Best of MUCC II & Coupling Best II arrive March 29, 2017. MUCC Official Website (English): MUCC Official Facebook:

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