Tokuma's series of visual kei covers of anime themes is staying busy. Following March's release of V-ANIME collaboration -homme-, V-ANIME collaboration -femme- is slated for May 14th release. Get a preview after the jump.
Anime will be hosting Kaya and Moon Stream as Guests of Honor for AX2013. Renowned solo artist Kaya will be joined by musical unit Moon Stream, featuring Satsuki and Tomo, for an night of Visual rock in Main Events on Friday, July 5th. See the artist's greeting for the event after the jump.
Usamaru Furuya’s dark and twisted Lychee Light Club is a manga, an anime, and is also a musical project fronted by Visual Kei superstar HAKUEI of the band PENICILLIN. Watch the spooky music video for the group’s new song “Dark Knight” after the jump!
“Life is SHOW TIME” is the opening theme song of Kamen Rider Wizard, the latest incarnation of the insanely popular super hero franchise. It is sung by Kiryuuin Sho, front man of Visual kei “air” band Golden Bomber, who has pulled out all the stops for the promotional video. And no matter if you’re a Visual kei fan, or a rubber monster freak, something here is very likely to press your “WTF” button. Watch the full PV after the jump!
Japan's over the top visual-kei band, Versailles -Philharmonic Quintet, is here to begin your week with their latest opulent music video for their song "Truth". Prepare yourself for an onslaught of leather, lace, and hair wax after the jump!
Visual kei rock band HERO is next in line to handle the opening theme for Fairy Tail. Starting July 7, the group's "Te no Hira" will officially kick off the show. HERO will also be releasing the song as a single on August 15. Read on for more!
A new website from the team that brought us Tokyo Freshly Squeezed is aiming to share Japanese culture with the English-speaking world, starting with some hair and make-up tutorials by Japanese visual kei band members. Yattar Japan presents Style Council videos dubbed in English. Check out Riuki from Velbet and Mitsuki Sakai from Kiryu after the break!
YOHIO isn't your average Visual Kei artist. This 16-year-old "bishounen" boy hails from Sweden, and plays for a Swedish Visual Kei band called Seremedy, which held its first Japanese tour last April. Now YOHIO is set to make his solo debut in Japan this April with his mini-album REACH the SKY. More after the jump!
Designer Naoto Hirooka of h.NAOTO was in San Francisco for the grand opening of his first boutique outside Japan and although he was quite busy assisting and socializing with customers and fans, he managed to carve out some time for us to ask him a few questions. Check out the full transcript—plus pictures—after the jump!