Kodansha is teaming up with Polygon Pictures to create Hop Step Sing!, an idol music project specifically designed to be experienced via virtual reality systems. Hit the jump to learn more.
BanG Dream!, a mixed media project about girls forming a rock band, is being adapted into a TV anime scheduled to air in 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Musician and Maltine Records scenester Meishi Smile has delivered an unsettling ode to horror and pop culture with his creepy new music video “Belong”, which is inspired by Music Anime Douga scene. Watch after the jump!
The performers for the opening and ending themes have been announced for The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War, an upcoming 4-episode TV special series that continues the story of the 2014 TV anime adaptation of Nakaba Suzuki's fantasy manga, The Seven Deadly Sins. Hit the jump to learn more.
In her inevitable evolution from popular enka singer into full-blown video game character, Sachiko Kobayashi is teaming up with indie composer / Phantasy Star Online 2 enthusiast Beat Mario in an in-game collaboration that kicks off in August of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fans of the Himouto! Umaru-chan TV anime are in for a treat in August of 2016, because TOHO animation RECORDS is releasing a character music album entitled "Umaru the Best". Hit the jump to learn more.
Idol group duo ClariS will be performing the ending theme for the upcoming supernatural-action TV anime, Qualidea Code. Hit the jump to learn more.
Crypton Future Media's virtual darling, Hatsune Miku, and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra are teaming up for a one-night concert on August 26, 2016, at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A in Marunouchi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
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!