26-year-old anison singer Ray announced on her official website yesterday on January 25 that she will retire from professional singer activities after her final concert that is scheduled to be held in this summer. She has performed them songs for Waiting in the Summer, Nagi no Asukara, Long Riders!, and many more anime series since 2012. Hit the jump for more details.
The legendary Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Central Band is taking to the world of anime, games, and Vocaloid on their latest CD collection. The "Niconico Collection" features a dozen covers from Monster Hunter, Final Fantasy, Digimon, and more. Hit the jump for a sample and a complete track list!
Lantis has posted a two-minute short version music video for "Rainbow The Daydream," the lead track from 33-year-old anison singer TRUE's upcoming 2nd full album "Around the TRUE" and a four-minute digest video of her sold-out first solo live concert at Shimokitazawa Garden in Tokyo on March 6, 2016. Check her latest clips after the jump!
The official website for two-member anison vocal unit ClariS has announced that their 4th album "Fairy Castle" is set for a release in Japan on January 25, 2017 and the two re-recorded the three theme songs of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime franchise, "Connect," "Luminous," and "Colorful," for its two limited editions. Hit the jump for more details.
Lantis has posted a six-minute full music video for "THAT'S A FACT! -Senri no Michi mo Ippo kara- (A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step)," the lead track from three-member anison vocal unit Mia REGINA's 1st album "THAT'S A FACT!." Check their new MV after the jump!
30-year-old anison singer Mayu Kudo announced on her official blog yesterday that she has married with a man who is not working in the entertainment industry, and also confirmed that she will end her professional career as a singer in April of 2017. Hit the jump for more details.
Kles, a special non-profit organization based in Kyushu, has announced that its first full orchestra concert dedicated to anime, game, and tokusatsu music and songs, titled "Anison Classic Kitakyushu 2016 vol.1," is scheduled to be held at Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center in Fukuoka on November 1. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for two-member anison vocal unit ClariS confirmed on September 18 that their first concert at Nippon Budokan is scheduled to be held on February 10, 2017. The news was also announced on the second day of their two-day concert at Pacifico Yokohama in Kanagawa. Hit the jump for more details.
Kadokawa/Enterbrain's bimonthly music magazine CD & DL (download) Data magazine has reported the result of their recent internet research on popular anime songs. It was conducted with 6,956 Japanese males and females in their teens to thirties in 47 prefectures on July 4 and 5. Check the top 20 ranking after the jump.
During their stage performance at the Animelo Summer Live 2016 -Toki- event yesterday, three-member anison unit ALTIMA announced that they will take hiatus from activities for an indefinite period. The unit's first appearance in public was at the same event just five years ago. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for 27-year-old popular anison singer Eir Aoi announced today that she will have to take a hiatus from activities for a while because of her health issues. She has been frequently suffering bad health conditions. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website of four-member anison rock band Customi Z announced on July 11 that they would no longer work together as a band after their last concert titled "Customi Z Final Live ~We are Team Z!~" to be held at Shinagawa Stellar Ball in Tokyo on August 26. Hit the jump for more details.
As reported several times, 31-year-old internationally acclaimed Japanese violinist Ayako Ishikawa has been well known for her anime song covers. She recently filmed her performance of "Hanamaru Pippi wa Yoi Ko dake," the 1st OP song for the Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu TV anime, with 19-year-old drummer Senri Kawaguchi. Check her latest video after the jump.
The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the weekly TOP 10 anime singles/albums for the week of March 7-13. The number one album of the 10th week of the year 2016 is "PRIPARA DREAM SONG♪COLLECTION -WINTER-," the latest character song album from the PriPara franchise. Check this week's ranking after the jump.