How did you like the first half of the AKIRA interview at J-POP Summit Festival in San Francisco? In the second half of the interview, we talked about anime! Read all about it plus more photos of her from J-POP Summit Festival after the jump!
Model and now solo artist AKIRA has many faces, such as a magazine model who graces the cover of popular magazine KERA, the lead singer of DISACODE and now a solo artist who sings the ending theme of Black Butler: Book of Circus “Aoki Tsuki Michite”. I was able to catch up with the singer/model during San Francisco’s, J-POP Summit Festival in July. AKIRA had just finished her first performance as a solo artist the day before at the time of this interview. I hope you get to know AKIRA in this first half of the two-part interview after the jump!
I recently sat down for an interview with Japan Expo USA 2013 Guest Of Honor Noriyuki Iwadare, a Japanese video game music composer known for his work with Capcom's Phoenix Wright series. He impressed American fans on both Saturday and Sunday with high energy live shows and I was able to pick his brain about his music and video game music work. Read more after the jump!
The first thing you notice immediately about Kando Bando is that their lead singer is white. The second thing you notice is that he's singing Japanese. That's not something you come across very often in Japan, so I wanted to get the details. The following is an exclusive (and first ever) interview with Kando Bando, a talented group of guys you may very well find performing an anime theme song someday!
Plenty of people draw Pokémon fanart, but can you classify a work as fanart when it is not drawn by a fan? Brian Fukushima's sketches are based on general ideas of some of the original monsters, but rely much more on his friends' descriptions of the characters via Google+ Hangouts. Bump the jump to check out his art and read our full interview!