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.
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!