Cute animal people prepare to rock out in a new teaser trailer for SHOW BY ROCK!! STARS!!, the fourth installment in the anime version of Sanrio's mixed media project. Hit the jump to check it out.
The Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan is re-opening to the general public on September 05, 2020, and there's no time like the present to take another look at the landmark animated works of Hayao Miyazaki that have won critical acclaim and fan adulation all over the world. Hit the jump to join Tim Lyu and Crunchyroll's Anime Explained video essay series as they explore how Miyazaki uses music and sound in his films with a close examination of the classic 1984 animated environmental film, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
You may have heard his music on stage and screen. You may have seen his acting in films like Kong: Skull Island and the live-action Bleach film. You may have seen him perform on tour or anime conventions. But did you know that "samurai guitarist" singer/songwriter/actor MIYAVI has been a big anime fan since he was a kid and that his love of the medium has influenced his music and style? Hit the jump to find out more in a Q&A interview video where MIYAVI explores his anime roots.
As we get ready for the return of Bleach, it’s worth thinking about why the series has so much staying power, and the most obvious choice is it’s characters! But what makes the characters of Bleach so unique? It isn’t just their powers and aesthetics; it’s also the way in which author Tite Kubo ensured that every one of them was a fleshed out personality. And the cherry on top of that personality? The songs hand-picked by Kubo! Curious as to what we mean? Hit the jump to read on!
Half a month after the debut of Arknights new collaboration with two-time Grammy-nominated DJ/producer Steve Aoki, Arknights officially releases a full version of the music video Last of Me ft. RUNN after releasing a teaser video. Read on for the video.
Around 200 tracks composed by Shiro Sagisu from the new Evangelion anime films were released on music streaming services in Japan today to "look back" at the soundtracks before the release of Evangelion 3.0+1.0. Alongside that, two new collections were announced, with one featuring the voices of A Cruel's Angel Thesis singer Yoko Takahashi and the voice actor of Rei, Megumi Hayashibara, were announced. Get the low down after the jump!
July 07, 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy IX, a much beloved fantasy JRPG published by Square Enix for the Sony PlayStation, and to celebrate this auspicious occasion, Square Enix has announced the FINAL FANTASY IX OFFICIAL REVIVAL DISC, an upcoming Bluray audio disc that will be released in Japan in September of 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.
After sharing a few side stories and events with players, Arknights extends its major storyline by launching Chapter 6 – Partial Necrosis and unveils more aspects of the in-game world. To coincide with the launch of the new chapter, Arknights also surprised its fans with a brand new theme song “Last of Me ft. RUNN”, produced by two-time Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer Steve Aoki. This song is also Arknights’ fourth music collaboration, marking a special milestone for Arknights’ global music project. Read on for the details.
Vinyl isn't the only format for music enthusiasts, and soon fans of the classic soundtracks for Streets of Rage and Streets of Rage 2 will have a new way to experience the immortal music composed by Yuzo Koshiro: in limited edition releases using older formats such as audio CD and audio cassette tapes. Hit the jump to learn more.
Following up on January's shock news that this year's edition of the Coachella Music Festival was to feature a performance by virtual idol Hatsune Miku, the promoter for the event in Goldenvoice has officially released a statement through Coachella's social media channels confirming that the music festival is officially postponed. Read on for the confirmation.
Tokyo and Osaka will soon experience the silver soul of rock and roll, because "GINTAMA SOUND ULTRA SOUL!" - a live-concert event celebrating the music of Gintama, the hit TV anime based on Hideaki Sorachi's sci-fi comedy samurai manga - will be performing there in June and July of 2020, respectively. Hit the jump to learn more.
Music and mecha collide in a fashion that threatens to rock your face off in a new key visual and a new trailer for LISTENERS, an upcoming original TV anime that celebrates the history of rock-and-roll as viewed through a science fiction lens. Hit the jump to learn more.