Yamaha is teaming up with 2015 TV anime Sound! Euphonium in a promotion designed to help beginners learn the basics of playing musical instruments, and the collaboration includes the publication of a book and a smart phone app geared toward those goals. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official soundtrack for Sega's much-beloved tactical JRPG, Valkyria Chronicles, is now available world-wide via iTunes. Hit the jump to learn more.
Haruchika - Haruta & Chika - a 2016 TV anime adaptation of the mystery novels by Sei Hatsuno - is releasing a pair of character song mini-albums with one album featuring the female characters and the other featuring the male characters from the show. Hit the jump to learn more.
After a run of some three and a half years, idol band Otome Shintō is disbanding after their live-performance scheduled for July 3, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
The TV anime adaptation of Dr. Slump, based on a gag-manga of the same name by Akira Toriyama about a bumbling super scientist and the impossibly strong robot girl that he created, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, and part of the celebration involves the release of the "Dr. Slump & Arale-chan N'Cha! BEST" music album. Hit the jump to learn more.
In a move that would do Spinal Tap proud, the demonic rock band Heruzu ("Hells") from the upcoming supernatural comedy TOO YOUNG TO DIE! will be performing at the Tokyo Metropolitan Rock Festival 2016, an open-air concert series at Shinkiba Wakasu Park that routinely draws more than 30,000 music fans. Hit the jump to rock and roll.
Idol Shiina Pikarin is at it again with a new single, but this time around things are decidedly darker as she's singing about a double-suicide, essentially. That's nothing new for the creepy little pixie if you've seen any of her live shows or are familiar with her. Her latest song is no different! Hit the jump to hear it!
Japanese music label Three Shells is releasing an album entitled "Akira Ifukube 100th Anniversary Concert Best", which will contain 5 musical suits selected by popular vote from a concert series by performed by Ichiro Saito and Orchestra Triptyque to honor the music of the legendary Japanese composer. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japan’s mind-boggling all-feline tribute to K-pop boy band SHINee makes sweet music (and sport jaunty outfits) in their full-length promo video! Enjoy the staggering clip, along with band member bios, after the jump!
Say “meow” to SHINyan: Japan’s all-feline tribute to K-pop boy band SHINee. This soon to be legendary 5-cat group makes its video debut in a startling new teaser trailer. Enjoy the clip, plus member bios after the jump!
Kawaii superstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is back with a new song and endearingly surreal new music video to help kick off her 5th anniversary as a performer. Enjoy the mind-bending pleasures of “Sai & Kou” after the jump!
At a recent live concert event at Hokutopia Dome Hall in Tokyo, techno-pop idol trio Cupitron debuted the music video for their latest single as well as stage costumes designed by legendary manga artist Leiji Matsumoto. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official soundtrack for Dragon's Crown - a 2013 action-RPG with 2D side-scrolling, beat-`em-up elements for PS3 and PS Vita - is now available worldwide on iTunes. Hit the jump to learn more, brave adventurer.
Grab a hockey mask and the weapon of your choice! Crunchyroll News brings you a breaking report on Japan’s latest underground idol sensation: Kamen Joshi, a wild pack of masked girls who will stop at nothing to entertain you. Enjoy an exclusive interview and live footage after the jump!