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  • Frenetic Japanese rock band Gacharic Spin to play a special U.S. concert at 2015 J-POP SUMMIT

    July 29, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    Leading Japanese record label Victor Entertainment Corp. has announced the first-ever West Coast U.S. live show by recording artist Gacharic Spin. The frenetic all-girl rock band comes to San Francisco on Saturday August 8 for a special one-night-only concert at the 2015 J-POP SUMMIT. Celebrating its 5th anniversary this year, Gacharic Spin is a true force of musical power and renowned as one of the most aggressive and flambo

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  • Singer & Voice actress BECCA performing as a guest of honor at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2015 in Los Angeles

    July 25, 2015 @ 2:41 pm

    Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival 2015 announced the addition of singer and voice actress BECCA as a performing guest of honor at its upcoming inaugural event this August.  She will be performing as part of the entertainment for the KKS Audition 2015 finals on August 1 hosted by Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi. BECCA is a singer/songwriter who has worked under the Sony Japan music label.  She has performed theme songs for Black Butler and Ult

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  • Aqua Timez to release two best-of albums for 10th anniversary

    July 22, 2015 @ 7:33 am

    To commemorate their 10th debut anniversary, Aqua Timez will simultaneously release two best-of albums titled "10th Anniversary Best『RED』" and "10th Anniversary Best『BLUE』" on August 25. Aqua Timez have released various works during the past 10 years. The best-of albums will include 15 songs each, separating songs that are close to the image "red" from songs that are close to the image "blue". The limited editions will come with a

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI announce spring 2016 tour

    July 19, 2015 @ 10:50 pm

    SEKAI NO OWARI has announced that they will hold a nationwide tour next Spring.The tour will kick off with a 2-day concert on March 25 and 26 at Makuhari Messe, with a finale on June 17-19th at Saitama Super Arena. They are scheduled to perform a total of 25 shows at 11 venues. The first round of ticket pre-reservations will be available for members of fan club 'R.A.I.N.S' on July 20th from 1:00 pm. Check out the tour schedule below.[SEKAI N

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  • Sorimachi Takashi chosen to be the next partner of Mizutani Yutaka in 'Aibou' drama

    July 18, 2015 @ 8:33 am

    TV Asahi's popular drama series "Aibou" will start their 14th season, and recently, it was announced that the next partner of the protagonist played by Mizutani Yutaka would be Sorimachi Takashi. "Aibou" is a detective drama that began in 2000, centering around a genius inspector named 'Sugishita Ukyo' (Mizutani), who belongs to the "special mission task force" of the Metropolitan Police Department. He solves some difficult cases

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  • Acid Black Cherry kicks off his free live series

    July 12, 2015 @ 4:38 am

    The first day of Acid Black Cherry's free live series "ABC Dream CUP 2015 LOVE" was held on July 11th at a special event space outside Centrair Shimano in Aichi. In the 34℃ (93.2F) heat, over 4,000 stood in line early to enter the hospitality area of the venue which opened at 10:30 am. Including the free area, there was a total of about 250,000 people in attendance. yasu excited the fans with his aggressive rock numbers, as w

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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION to hold their 2nd European tour

    July 10, 2015 @ 5:05 pm

    ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION will hold a European tour called "ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Tour 2015 Wonder Future -UK/Europe" this November. This marks the band's 2nd European tour. Their last tour was held in early summer of 2013. To coincide the release of their new album "Wonder Future", the band will tour Germany, the UK, and France. Tickets are currently on sale via B7 Klan's site. ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION is currently in the middle

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  • Sakamoto Maaya announces 9th album & nationwide tour

    July 9, 2015 @ 4:08 pm

    Sakamoto Maaya has announced that her new album "FOLLOW ME UP" will be released on September 30. She will also hold a nationwide tour called "LIVE TOUR 2015 - 2016 FOLLOW ME UP" beginning in November. The album and tour is a part of the singer's project to commemorate her 20th year in the music industry. Her 9th album "FOLLOW ME UP" is said to condense her 20-year career. In addition to 8 already released songs, it will include 7 brand new s

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  • More details revealed about Perfume's anniversary event!

    July 9, 2015 @ 3:07 am

    Perfume recently announced that they will host a 10 day special event & show titled "Perfume Anniversary 10days 2015 PPPPPPPPPP" starting September 21st, 2015, which is their major debut anniversary, and more details of the event were just revealed. This is a big project planned by Perfume members themselves to share the fun with their supporting fans.  "P.T.A. Summit", a gig just for fan club members, will kick off the 10 day event o

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  • 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco announces lineup for J-pop Summit Weekend

    July 1, 2015 @ 2:34 pm

    The 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco (JFFSF), the first and only fully-dedicated Japanese film celebration for the S.F. Bay Area, has announced an exciting schedule of screenings and special guest appearances taking place during the weekend of the 2015 J-POP SUMMIT.Opening in conjunction with the 2015 J-POP SUMMIT on Saturday, August 8th and running thru Sunday, August 16th, the 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco will take place a

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