The Nijiiro Days TV anime adaptation will begin its Japanese broadcast in January of 2016, and the series is holding an open audition contest for the chance to win a minor speaking role in episode 06 of the show. Hit the jump to learn the details.
Japanese professional figure skater Nobunari Oda has a flair for popping up in unusual advertisements, and this time he's lending his image (and his laugh) in an odd ad for Joysound Max, a line of audio equipment for karaoke. Hit the jump to laugh like a loony while riding a tiny white pony.
One of the largest Japanese karaoke companies, XING today reported the rankings for the most sung songs in each category based on the numbers from its online karaoke service JOYSOUND for the first half of the year 2015. Check the top 20 ranking in the anime/tokusatsu/game category after the jump.
Japanese karaoke chain Adores' Akihabara store has been running a collaboration campaign with the upcoming Hetalia The World Twinkle, the sixth anime adaptation of Hidekaz Himaruya's comedy manga series Hetalia: Axis Powers, since June 1. The anime's official Twitter has posted photos from the store.
A new collaboration from Phantasy Star Online 2 and Karaoke no Tetsujin will allow Japanese fans of the popular Sega video game to sing and drink their hearts out for a limited time. Hit the jump for details.
One of the largest Japanese karaoke chains Joysound's Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Kouenmae store in Tokyo will open a special room dedicated to popular voice actor Mamoru Miyano for a limited time between January 27 to April 30. The room will be all decorated with his never-seen-before pictures. Hit the jump for more details and his message video.
One of the largest Japanese karaoke companies, XING today announced the rankings for the most popular songs based on its online karaoke service JOYSOUND in 2014. The No.1 song in the anime/tokusatsu/game category this year is the Japanese version of "Let It Go" sung by Takako Matsu. Check the top 20 ranking after the jump.
According to the latest Joysound annual ranking, Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis, the opening theme from Neon Genesis Evangelion has been the most requested song at karaoke in Japan for 7 consecutive years. How its possible is another question, but Goo Ranking recently asked their subscribers what other Anisongs should be the standard at Japanese karaoke parties. See the top 10 after the jump!