Flow And Minori Chihara Join For Bandai Namco Shanghai "anisong Party"

FLOW and Minori Chihara join for Bandai Namco Shanghai "Anisong Party"Anisong heavyweights FLOW and Minori Chihara performed a special collaboration concert in Shanghai, China, on June 9, delivering a 2-hour-plus set of anime song favorites, including a surprise cover version of Hironobu Kageyama (JAM Project)'s Dragon Ball Z theme "CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA". For the show's encore, Minori Chihara joined FLOW onstage to sing along with the group's hit song "DAYS" from the anime Eureka Seven.

Yoshiki To Attend Special Screening Of "we Are X" At Anime Expo 2017

Yoshiki to attend special screening of "We Are X" at Anime Expo 2017WE ARE X--the critically acclaimed documentary film about the rock group X JAPAN from the production team behind the Oscar-winning Searching for Sugar Man--will receive a special screening at the Anime Expo in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 2 (12:00PM-2:00PM at JW Marriott, L.A. Live). The screening of WE ARE X will be followed by a live Q&A with X JAPAN’s YOSHIKI. Later that night, WE ARE X will be sponsoring the Anime Expo Masquerade & World Cosplay Summit U.S. Finals (8:00PM-10:00PM at LACC Main Events-Hall B). The Anime Expo Masquerade has been a longstanding tradition at the festival--running for over 20 years--and is a cosplay and performance competition, with one of the largest cash prizes in the country. A sight to behold, people from all around the world compete in the masquerade which is a grand showcase of cosplay and performance.

Nishino Kana Chops Off Her Hair For New Single 'girls'

Nishino Kana chops off her hair for new single 'Girls'

Nishino Kana has revealed the jacket artwork for her new single "Girls" that's scheduled to be released on July 26.

The singer's 31st single was written as the theme song for adventure game 'Layton Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy'. On the lyrics, Nishino commented, "I wrote this as a 'cheering song for girls' while imagining women who are intensely doing their best." To match the image of this song, she chopped off over 30cm of her hair. 

Akb48 Team 8's Hamamatsu Riona Announces Graduation

AKB48 Team 8's Hamamatsu Riona announces graduation

AKB48 Team 8 member Hamamatsu Riona is graduating from the group.

This announcement was made by Hamamatsu herself on June 12 during SHOWROOM's program 'AKB48 Team 8 Tokubetsu Haishin Room'. On the reason for her graduation, she wrote on Team 8's official website, "I've always felt it was important to 'evolve' every day. I felt that the time has come for me to take a step and move forward in my one and only life. From now on with my English skills as my weapon, I hope to widen my activities by challenging myself to acting and talento work."

Utada Hikaru To Release A New Single In Early Summer

Utada Hikaru to release a new single in early summer

It's been revealed that Utada Hikaru will release a digital single in early summer. This will be her first release since transferring to EPIC Record Japan. 

Back in February, Utada had announced that she would be moving to Sony Music's EPIC Record Japan. Details on the upcoming single will be unveiled in the coming days. 

Spitz Release Pv For 'heavy Mellow'

Spitz release PV for 'Heavy Mellow'

Spitz have released the PV for their song "Heavy Mellow" via YouTube. 

"Heavy Mellow" can be found in the band's single collection "CYCLE HIT 1991-2017 Spitz Complete Single Collection -30th Anniversary BOX-" to be released on July 5. It's currently available for download via iTunes Store and Recochoku. 

One Ok Rock's Tomoya Announces Marriage

ONE OK ROCK's Tomoya announces marriage

ONE OK ROCK drummer Tomoya is now a married man! 

Tomoya made the big announcement via his official Instagram account. "While building a happy family, I will do my best as ONE OK ROCK's drummer! Please continue to support me," he commented. 

Juice=juice Announces First World Tour Ticket Release Details

Juice=Juice announces first world tour ticket release details

Hello! Project's rising idol group Juice=Juice have announced details of their first worldwide tour. The LIVE AROUND 2017 tour will kick off in Mexico on September 8 in Mexico City at Ninshi Hall and will continue on to London, England on September 14th in London at 229 The Venue, France on 16th in Paris at La Boule Noire, and Germany on the 17th in Dortmund at FZW.

VIP tickets/premium passes include a special 16-page booklet featuring exclusive interviews and photos of Juice=Juice and a handshake session.

Ali Project Reveals Epic Imagery For 25th Anniversary Best Album

ALI PROJECT reveals epic imagery for 25th Anniversary Best AlbumALI PROJECT has revealed the elegant photography of their 25th Anniversary Best Album, Chi to Mitsu – Anthology of Gothic Lolita & Horror, which will be released on June 21, 2017, on two discs with Blu-ray bonus.
The double-album includes two new tracks and music videos produced exclusively for this release, "Royal Academy Gothic Lolita", and "Shojo Misso Le sang et le miel".

X Japan Confirms Japan Tour, Changes Format To "acoustic Special Miracle"

X Japan confirms Japan tour, changes format to "Acoustic Special Miracle"During a press conference held in Tokyo on June 9th, X Japan members Toshl, Pata, and Heath, along with host Udo Artists, Inc., announced that the "X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X" concerts in Japan at Osaka-jo Hall (July 11 and 12) and Yokohama Arena (July 14, 15, 16, and 17) will be performed as acoustic concerts. The title of the tour will be changed to "X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X Acoustic Special Miracle 6 DAYS".

Yoshiki To Visit Paris For We Are X Film Premiere Events

Yoshiki to visit Paris for We Are X film premiere eventsX Japan leader Yoshiki will return to Paris in July for special screenings of the award-winning X Japan documentary We Are X.
On July 7, Yoshiki will appear at Japan Expo to greet fans in-person for the French premiere of the film. Information and schedules can be found at Japan Expo's website: http://www.japan-expo-paris.com/en/actualites/we-are-x-yoshiki-presente-le-documentaire-sur-la-legende-x-japan_104971.htm