CR News dude Patrick Macias and J-pop entertainment site MTV81 continue their series of recent event reports with a trip to the idol group gauntlet known as RE:IDOL PARADE. Read on after the jump!
News editor in chief Patrick Macias and J-pop entertainment site MTV81 kick off a round of live event reports with a look at the music, fashion, and food-a-thon known as the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL. Get a eyeful after the jump!
J-rock band The Pillows are much loved for their contributions to the FLCL and BECK anime soundtracks. Now, the group has a new album slated for release later this month. Get a peep at the promo video for “Moondust” after the jump!
If reality seems way too normal to bare at the moment, get a look at the bizarre new promo video by Japanese idol group Dream5 which double as the ending theme to the Yo-kai Watch anime. You may have some questions about what you’ve just witnessed after the jump!
Japanese rapper, singer, songwriter Tiagrah launches her new song, and new brand concept, on the back of a wild and colorful fully animated promo clip. Get an eyeful of “Spanky Afro Tiger Jet” after the jump!
From anime to games, the latest collaboration between Pharrell Williams and artist Takashi Murakami covers all the bases. There's some dating sim action, a little bit of Adventure Island, and more in the visuals for "It Girl," one of the tracks off Pharrell's gold-certified album G I R L. Video after the jump!
For many of us, summer just ended with the last episode of Free! Eternal Summer. In the same fashion as the last episode of the first season, the second season finale concluded with a special ending theme and Lantis wasted no time posting the preview video! The rest of the Samezuka team will also have their character songs released and preview videos were posted for those songs as well. Watch the video after the jump!
Harajuku kawaii ambassador Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is no stranger to appearing in commercials, and now she's signed up for a new CM promoting Addidas' special sneaker for the fall season. Watch it after the jump!
Japanese idol groups typically come saddled with a gimmick of some sort, and the new 10 girl troupe known as Chubbiness has one in the form of their love of eating and singing. Watch the video for their first clip after the jump!
Anime great, and Final Fantasy, artist Yoshitaka Amano has teamed up with J-rock musician Hyde of L’Arc~en~Ciel to collaborate on a pair of striking iPhone accessories. Get a look after the jump courtesy of YATTAR JAPAN!
Top Vocaloid tunesmith Hachioji-P has a new LP slated for release next week in Japan. And to help spread the word, the full length (and fully animated) PV for “Carry Me Off” starring Hatsune Miku has now been revealed. Watch after the jump!
New preview videos of the Character Song Series albums for Rin, Nagisa and Rei from Free!-Eternal Summer- have been posted and vols. 3, 4 and 5 in the series will be on sale on the same day of September 3rd in Japan for 1200 yen each. Watch all 3 videos after the jump!
Hot on the heels of opening dates for Lady Gaga and a world tour, those pint-sized musical terrors BABYMETAL are planning a return trip to old London town later this year. And that means a new video message from the unholy trio is now available for your viewing pleasure. Watch after the jump!
Idol singer Seiko Omori goes for the “kawaii and crazy” gold in her new music video, which has her trapped in the back of a truck decorated to look like her room. Watch after the jump!
Our pals at MTV81 recently got a chance to sit down and chat with j-pop and anime songstress May’n when she appeared at the J-Pop Summit in San Francisco. Read a full interview after the jump!