The new ending theme for sexy summer swimming anime Free! Eternal Summer in FUTURE FISH explores sexy swimming boys in cosplay! I mean, the fantasy world of their dream they had when they were young. The already addicting tune will be on sale August 6th and the new preview video has been posted. Check it out after the jump!
News honcho Patrick Macias begins a new series of trademark underground Tokyo reportage with a trip to a wild all-night anime, Vocaloid, and cosplay party. Get into the groove of AniLOVE!! after the jump!
Japan’s pint-sized princesses of musical mayhem – BABYMETAL – rocked the UK earlier this week at a sold out show in London. Video footage of this historical, wall-shaking performance has now been unleashed online. Watch it after the jump!
Nearly three years after debuting with PON PON PON, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu continues to boggle our brains with her unique brand of kawaii and grotesque music videos. And her latest clip, "Kira Kira Killer", is no exception. Check your head and watch after the jump!
Japan’s pint-sized princess of musical mayhem, aka BABYMETAL, have been selected to be the supporting act for five shows on Lady Gaga’s current US tour. Is this the beginning, or the end, of the world as we know it? Read on for full details!
The fictional band EGOIST out of the Guilty Crown anime has been producing great music after the end of the anime, such as Namae No Nai Kaibutsu and All Alone With You, the themes for the PSYCHO-PASS anime. EGOIST has otherwise been staying quiet until they announced their first live performance date for Anime Festival Asia 2014 in Indonesia in August. Following that, the band announced their first live show dates in Japan. See the dates after the jump.
Japan’s preeminent electro powered idol trio Perfume have released a new short version promo video for their song 「DISPLAY」 which shows off the capabilities of Panasonic’s 4K TV technology. Watch it in whatever definition you prefer after the jump!
The ceremony for the JASRAC Award 2014 was held in Tokyo on May 21, and the background music for the popular TV anime Naruto Shippuden composed by Yasuharu Takanashi received the International Award for second straight year. Hit the jump for more details including the top 10 foreign income works.
Japan’s preeminent purveyors of “trauma pop”, URBANGARDE, are back with a new song and new PV in the form of “Sakura Memento”, a curious and crazy ode to cherry blossom culture. Watch after the jump!
Model and singer Shiina Pikarin throws her hat in the crazy colorful kawaii ring with her new promo video for her new song. Frantic J-pop with an otaku twist and straight-outta-Harajuku thrills await after the jump!
Japan’s pint-sized hard rocking headbanging J-pop idol trio, BABYMETAL, are about to embark on their first-ever world tour. After the jump, find out which cities will be, and won't be, worshipping the fox god this summer.
Osaka, a Japanese city with a rich history and a different appeal from rest of Japan has a great reputation for food, but it also has something else to offer. The recent wave of idol group popularity in Japan has caught up to the city and now there is an idol group featuring Osaka Obachan members called Obachaaan. Watch their second single, Obareggae to clear away all of your worries before the weekend after the jump!
Japanese anisong/rock singer May'n will return to the USA as a part of the "May’n Road to 10th Anniversary Japan ＆World Tour 2014-2015『dots and lines』" tour. Two US show dates have been announced, one in Los Angeles and another in San Francisco in July. More after the jump!
If you’ve ever wanted to hear Avril Lavigne scream the word “kawaii” over and over to a deafening dubstep break, now's your big chance. The pop star has launched a full blown attack on Japan, and indeed the internet, via her new music video entitled “Hello Kitty”. Try and wrap your head around it after the jump.