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  • [Exclusive] tokyohive sits down with Matsushita Yuya at FanimeCon 2011!

    June 8, 2011 @ 4:27 am

    When it comes to Japanese pop, entertainers often owe their popularity to one of three talents: some are famous for their power vocals, many are known for their dance moves, and still others attract fans with their looks and personality. Matsushita Yuya has made his way up the ladder of fame with the help of all three: with an amazing set of vocal pipes, difficult choreography for all of his performances, plus a pretty boy charm to boot, it’s

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  • [Exclusive] tokyohive interview with FLOW at FanimeCon 2011!

    June 5, 2011 @ 3:52 am

    On May 28th, for a second time, rock band FLOW headlined FanimeCon's MusicFest in San Jose, California. Although they performed last year, this year the band brought down the house to a sold out concert, performing hit songs that you have probalby heard of before! If you're a fan of NARUTO, Code Geass, Eureka Seven, or Persona, then you've undoubtedly heard of FLOW. With songs like "GO!!!" and "Sign" from NARUTO (-Shippuuden-), "Colors" from

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  • [Exclusive] FLOW takes their talents to FanimeCon 2011!

    June 3, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    FanimeCon (May 27-30, 2011) may technically be an anime convention, but that hasn't stopped Japanese pop from making a big presence at the event. Having hosted artists such as AN CAFE and LM.C in the past, the convention's trademark concert MusicFest carried through yet again for 2011 with back-to-back performances by Matsushita Yuya and FLOW! FLOW, which is returning for its second time, expressed excitement for this performance in a video me

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  • [Exclusive] Matsushita Yuya brings down the house at FanimeCon 2011!

    June 3, 2011 @ 9:24 am

    FanimeCon (May 27-30, 2011) may technically be an anime convention, but that hasn't stopped Japanese pop from making a big splash at the event. Having hosted artists such as AN CAFE and LM.C in the past, the convention's trademark concert, MusicFest, carried through yet again for 2011 with back-to-back performances by Matsushita Yuya and FLOW! Since debuting in 2008, Matsushita Yuya has released an album and eight singles, including "foolish f

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  • [Exclusive] Yoshiki meets fans for Q&A panel at FanimeCon 2011!

    June 3, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    Yoshiki Hayashi, who has been hailed as the "Bono of Japan", is on his own level when it comes to the Japanese music scene. He has fathered the Visual Kei movement as the leader, drummer, pianist, and composer of X Japan, a heavy metal band formed thirty years ago that is still active and still selling out stadium concerts worldwide. Yoshiki's got his own race car team and an array of products, ranging from his own Hello Kitty line, "Yo

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  • [Exclusive] Relive FanimeCon 2011 with tokyohive!

    June 3, 2011 @ 6:12 am

    With thousands of attendees swarming the San Jose McEnery Convention Center over the Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30, 2011), it's easy to see that FanimeCon is the premier go-to event for anime and gaming fans in Northern California and beyond. Launched in 1994, FanimeCon has since grown into one of the largest anime conventions in North America. --- As with any convention, it's difficult to encapsulate the attendee experience at FanimeCon si

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  • YOSHIKI is expected to make a stop at FanimeCon 2011!

    May 22, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    We have previously reported that Matsushita Yuya and FLOW would be attending FanimeCon 2011, but music supporters have even more to cheer about now; YOSHIKI is also expected to make an appearance! Not much is known, but FanimeCon admin Tony reported on their official forums: “Hi all, just want to get this out there while it's hot: Yoshiki of X Japan will be stopping by FanimeCon on Saturday evening in support of the Yoshiki Foundation.

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  • Matsushita Yuya will perform at San Jose's FanimeCon 2011

    March 5, 2011 @ 5:07 am

    San Jose's FanimeCon 2011 announced on their official website that Japanese Pop/R&B singer Matsushita Yuya will be a guest of honor at their MusicFest concert. This will be Matsushita's first performance outside of Japan. FanimeCon is the largest anime convention in Northern California, and this year's event will occur on the weekend of May 27th to May 30th. It looks like Matsushita will be quite busy in May, with the promotion for his

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