Masked rock band MAN WITH A MISSION is making the jump to the silver screen in 2020 with a documentary film entitled MAN WITH A MISSION THE MOVIE -TRACE the HISTORY- that chronicles some ten years of the band's history performing both in Japan and internationally. Hit the jump to learn more.
The second part of the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito, who started his reign on May 1, will be starting on October 22 with a parade through downtown Tokyo. A festival surrendering the parade will be on November 9 and feature some of the biggest guests in the world. Hit the jump to read more!
The colourful personalities of Clara and Karen, who make up the J-pop duo ClariS, shine through animated versions of the singers and have been able to connect with fans without showing their faces. On September 1, Karen tweeted out an image of the two girls eating sweets from Animelo Summer Live 2019. Hit the jump to see the image and learn more!
Some anime are defined by their soundtracks, like FLCL's rocking Pillows accompaniment or Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt's dancetastic Taku Takahashi grooves. Cowboy Bebop set the standard for modern anime soundtracks, and Mabanua's MEGALOBOX score meets the challenge. But this is less a coincidence and more a deliberate cultivation. Hit the jump to learn about the legacy that defines anime music!
Japanese Pop Idol Group AKB48 announced on Monday via the official AKB48 SHOWROOM page that their 56th single, Sustainable, will be released on the 18th of September 2019.
A new key visual has Midoriya and his friends dressed to the nines for the "My Hero Academia Wind Orchestra Concert", a concert event that celebrates the music of My Hero Academia. Hit the jump to check it out.
Japanese rock band MAN WITH A MISSION is heading back to the United States with four shows for the North American section of their "Chasing the Horizon" world tour in September of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
If you're familiar with voice actress / singer / illustrator / TV talent / anime superfan Shoko Nakagawa, then you probably already know that Shototan (as she is known to her fans) has an abiding love for all things Pokémon, and now Nakagawa has another chance to express those feelings, because will be singing the latest ending theme for the Japanese version of the Pokémon TV anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Kemono Friends Party - a live-event featuring music and an original story for the Kemono Friends multimedia project that will be held on July 27, 2019, at the Maihama Amphitheater venue in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan - marks the final performance of voice actress Kana Motomiya before she graduates from the role of Fennec, and now a new key visual for the event shows the cast showing their Friend off in style. Hit the jump to check it out.
A new project entitled LISTENERS has been announced, and it blends the worlds of music and animation as well as the talents of Jin (Kagerou Project) and Dai Sato (Eureka Seven). Hit the jump to learn more.
The Love Live! mixed media franchise is gearing up to celebrate its 9th anniversary with all sorts of special projects (such as a new manga, magazine spots, and music and home video releases), but the biggest announcement as part of the festivities is the "Love Live! Fest" concert in January of 2020, which will feature the first performance by μ's in about 3 years. Hit the jump to learn more.
Following in the footsteps of their upcoming release of the Bluray audio music album for Chrono Trigger, Square Enix has also announced a similar release for the music of Chrono Trigger's 1999 sequel, Chrono Cross. Hit the jump to learn more.
If you've ever sampled the world of anime karaoke, you'll know that "Cruel Angel's Thesis", the opening theme for 1995's Neon Genesis Evangelion performed by Yoko Takahashi, is basically inescapable, but soon anisong fans will have a new version to groove to: the festival-themed, Japanese taiko drum version "Cruel Angel's Thesis MATSURI SPIRIT". Hit the jump to learn more.
Material Collective, a Seattle-based video game music publisher and label, is exploring a unique audio landscape with Battle With the Colossus, a cover album that re-imagines Kow Otani's timeless soundtrack for Shadow of the Colossus in the genre of symphonic heavy metal. Hit the jump to learn more.
Head's up, classic JRPG fans! In July of 2019, Square Enix is publishing the Chrono Trigger: Original Soundtrack Revival Disc, a Bluray audio album that features 60 tracks of music as well as imagery from the much-beloved 1995 Super Famicom / Super Nintendo video game. Hit the jump to learn more.