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  • J-POP SUMMIT 2016 welcomes Japanese pop art illustrator Kaori Wakamatsu as guest of honor

    May 20, 2016 @ 9:38 am

    J-POP SUMMIT 2016, one of the world's biggest Japanese pop culture events, has announced that it will welcome pop art creator – Kaori Wakamatsu – as a Guest of Honor at this year's festival.J-POP SUMMIT 2016 will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 23rd and 24th at the historic Fort Mason Center located in San Francisco's Marina district. Kaori Wakamatsu is acclaimed for her vivid illustrations highlighted by delicate and stylize

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  • the HIATUS to release new album after two years

    May 13, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    the HIATUS will release a new album (currently untitled) on July 6.This comes about two years after the release of their previous album "Keeper Of The Flame". While busy with their individual musical activities, the members started preparing for this album last year.In addition, the HIATUS will set out on a nationwide tour called "the HIATUS TOUR 2016" from July to September. You can take a look at the tour schedule below.[the HIATUS TOUR 2016]Fr

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  • w-inds. reveal summer tour schedule

    May 11, 2016 @ 10:29 am

    w-inds. have revealed the schedule for their nationwide tour to be held this summer.The boys announced the upcoming tour on May 5, during the release event for their latest single "Boom Word Up". The schedule shows that they will perform 15 total shows from July 22 at Koshigawa Sun City Hall in Saitama to September 22 at Tokyo International Forum. Check out the full schedule below! [w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2016]Friday, July 22 - Koshigaya Sun City

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  • A.B.C-Z to release new single + hold concerts in Tokyo & Osaka

    May 11, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    A.B.C-Z's new CD single "Take a "5" Train" will be released on June 22. The group's first single "Moonlight Walker" was released back in September of 2015, making this their second CD single. It will be available for purchase in three different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. The title track is described as a cheerful pop tune. As the coupling track, the single will include a song called "Sekaiichi".It wa

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  • Amuro Namie to hold 88-concert tour

    May 11, 2016 @ 10:18 am

    Amuro Namie will embark on a nationwide hall tour called "namie amuro LIVE STYLE 2016-2017" from August. For the upcoming tour, Amuro is scheduled to hold 88 concerts in 33 locations for a total of about 230,000 people. She commented, "Since it will be a hall tour, I hope to make it an intimate tour with a sense of unity." The tour will kick off on August 19 at Yokosuka Geijutsu Gekijou in Kanagawa. In addition, Amuro has revealed the s

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  • girugamesh to disband in July

    May 3, 2016 @ 10:41 am

    girugamesh will disband after their one-man live "girugamesh ONEMAN TOUR 2016 Nue-period-" on July 10 at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO. The band released a comment, stating, "During these long 12 years, we gave it our all and did everything that we could do. That is our honest feelings." Since releasing their mini album "Nue-chimera-", the band has been on tour in Europe. They will hold their very last live after returning to Japan.  girug

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  • Kalafina to hold strings tour this Christmas

    May 3, 2016 @ 10:33 am

    Kalafina's live tour "Kalafina with Strings Christmas Premium LIVE 2016" will be held this winter.  On April 29, Kalafina held "Kalafina with Strings Spring Premium LIVE 2016" at NHK Hall. During this live, it was announced their "Kalafina with Strings" live will be held as a nationwide tour. This live series has only been held in Tokyo and Osaka thus far. The tour schedule will be revealed soon, so stay tuned! Source: natalie

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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION announce release of new 'NARUTO' opening theme + 20th anniversary arena tour

    April 30, 2016 @ 3:11 pm

    It's been announced that ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION will release their new single "Blood Circulator" on July 13. They will also hold a nationwide arena tour called "ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Tour 2016-2017: 20th Anniversary Live" from December to January of next year. The single's title track is the new opening theme for anime "NARUTO Shippuden" starting in May. Details on the coupling song will be revealed later. The upcoming tour will be held to c

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  • Yuzu to embark on their first Asia tour

    April 29, 2016 @ 10:12 am

    Yuzu will embark on their first Asia tour "YUZU ASIA TOUR 2016 Summer NATSUIRO" starting in July. The tour is slated to kick off on July 9 in Singapore. The duo will then travel to Hong Kong and Taiwan before returning to Japan to hold four shows in Osaka and Tokyo. On the upcoming tour, the members commented, "We want to make this an introduction live for everyone we are meeting for the first time." Prior to the tour, Yuzu's latest alb

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  • miwa to release live DVD / Blu-ray & 20th single

    April 29, 2016 @ 10:10 am

    It's been revealed that miwa will release a DVD / Blu-ray titled "miwa "ballad collection" tour 2016 ~graduation~" on her birthday, June 15. The live DVD / Blu-ray contains the Nippon Budokan concert of miwa's tour "miwa ballad collection ~graduation~". It will be released in a Complete Production Edition with a CD containing live tracks that were recorded on that day. In addition, miwa will release her 20th single (currently untit

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