Ever wondered how theme songs from your childhood cartoon would sound like done in a 90’s R&B style? Musician and You Tuber Scott Bradlee wondered the same and had the skills for the rest of us to hear his take. The first song he picked is the opening theme from the original Pokemon that I didn’t realize was just called “Pokemon Theme” until now. Watch the video after the jump!
Pop star Lady Gaga has announced on her Twitter account that her favorite digital popstar in Hatsune Miku will open select shows during the forthcoming artRAVE The ARTPOP Ball tour which kicks off on May 4th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. More preliminary info after the jump!
It was only last month that 11 princes from the popular otome franchise Uta No Prince Sama left Twitter, but the idols will never keep their fans lonely. A series of new idol songs by 4 members of Quartet☆Night will start their release with Reiji Kotobuki and the preview video for the first single has been posted. Just as all the other songs from the series, it's produced by Elements Garden. Watch the video after the jump!
The official Hatsune Miku You Tube channel has posted the first installment of its new documentary series that takes a closer look at the technology behind Hatsune Miku. The eight and a half minute documentary captures behind-the-scenes footage of Miku's latest music video where a real musician and the virtual idol to perform together real time. The video is also subtitled in English for non-Japanese speakers. Watch the video after the jump!
While still on her triumphant world tour, Kyary Pamyu Pamuy is busily preparing the release of her 9th single, “Family Play”, which doubles as the theme song to the upcoming Crayon Shin-chan film. Gaze at the rather remarkable cover art for all three editions after the jump!
Your work week ends in a climatic fireball of searing guitars and soaring vocals as singer PelleK makes a bold assault on the complete Power Rangers theme songbook. Sing along until your lungs burst after the jump!
Plenty of characters from Kill la Kill have already received the latte art treatment in Japan and Mako is no exception...but this Mako latte art is really cute! I know Mako is always cute, but this time, it's the deformed Mako from the latest ending! In fact, the ending theme, Shin Sekai Koukyo Kyoku was just released on March 6th in Japan. Click to see the latte art, the cover of anime edition of the ending theme and Ryuko on the cover of a graphic design magazine after the jump.
Akihabara-bred idol group Dempagumi.inc is BACK with a new song in the form of a sticky sweet collaboration with Chupa Chups lolipops. Prepare for a sugar rush in the form the PV after the jump!
Japan’s pint-sized princesses of headbanging musical mayhem, BABYMETAL, have just let loose their first full length LP. And to celebrate, the trio have summoned forth a new live concert performance video to assault your eyes and ears. Obey the siren's call of “Gimmie Choco!!” after the jump!
Now that the anime's second season is confirmed, fans can sit back relax and wait for the summer, NOT! Sexy summer swimming anime Free! has the fourth Duet CD set for release soon, featuring the epic rivals Haruka and Rin! The anime's official site also features the generous preview video posted on the Lantis official You Tube channel as well as the official CD cover, they're even wearing matching rings! Watch the preview after the jump!
Harajuku kawaii ambassador Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is back with another bonkers music video to assault your eyeballs with. Dive into the polar bear-driven dream imagery of "Yume no Hajima Ring Ring" after the jump!
Once called a Japanese prince, Yasuyuki Okamura is back in the Japanese music scene with Viva Namida, the opening theme for Space Dandy. What makes it even better? Yasuyuki vs Quad City DJs! Make it Funky Friday with the video appropriately titled Space Jamdy (Viva Slamida) if the Valentine's Day thing isn't working for you or even if it is working just fine. Is it funky enough? You be the judge after the space jumpdy.
Are you one of those who are addicted to the opening theme of the cool as hell comedy anime, Hozuki No Reitesu? The addictive theme song is titled Jigoku No Sata Mo kimi Shidai (Literal translation: Even in hell, the degree of suffering is up to you) To celebrate the release of the single on February 19th, the anime's official site has the full-size of the song available to listen for 24 hours, that leaves us about 6 hours! Get to the link after the jump!
Are you ready to PON PON PON? Japanese Kawaii Ambassador, singer and fashion icon, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu kicks off her second world tour starting on February 13th in Seattle, WA. Kyary also just turned 21 on January 29th! This is a chance for her fans on the US West Coast to say Happy Birthday to the singer. Can't make it to her shows? The US tour merch is available for her US fans outside of the concert dates. More after the jump!
Japan’s three-headed monster of thrash, BABYMETAL, is set to unleash their very first full length LP on the world, and a pair of infernal video clips have been released in the name of promotion. Bang your head after the jump!