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10:00 AM on 04.23.2014

The Dose: Mika Nakashima & Miliyah Kato

When Hollywood films make their way to Japan, they usually spare no expense in treating fans to a memorable theme song. The upcoming Marvel Comics romp, The Amazing Spider-man 2 is no exception. In fact, they've called upon ...

Hiroko Yamamura

9:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Avril Lavigne's latest music video is hard on cute, Japanese stereotypes

When Avril Lavigne's latest music video for "Hello Kitty" surfaced earlier today, it hit the higher-brow internet with a wave of pain. I'm not sure what it really is about it, so you better see for yourself. The use of forei...

Jeff Chuang

11:00 AM on 04.22.2014

The Dose: ClariS

The (supposedly) young ladies of ClariS are back, with plenty of good stuff for their fans. Alice & Clara have returned with STEP, which is the new opening to the anime series, Nisekoi. If you're the kind of person that ...

Hiroko Yamamura

3:00 PM on 04.19.2014

Babymetal performing with Metallica and Iron Maiden at Sonisphere Festival UK

Babymetal, the band the internet is just now getting around to hyping up, will be performing alongside bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden this year in the UK's Sonisphere Festival. It only seems like just yesterday Hiroko h...

Brittany Vincent

12:00 PM on 04.18.2014

The Bestsellers: Naruto still can't be stopped

Welcome to The Bestsellers List, where we highlight the bestselling music and movies in Japan, along with the best of the American manga sales each week. This week's manga charts prove that Naruto is still one of the most pop...

Brad Rice

11:00 AM on 04.18.2014

The Dose: Kuroki Nagisa

You got Chris yesterday, and Brittany the day before that, and now you've got ME! The Dose is fully under our control! While Hiroko's away, the staff will play. Bwahahaha! And by "play", we of course mean "embed awesome...

Josh Tolentino

6:00 PM on 04.17.2014

Lady Gaga planning to tour with Hatsune Miku

The title says it all. Pop star Lady Gaga is allowing Hatsune Miku to tour with her and open the concert from May 6th - June 3rd. She first surprised K-Pop fans with her announcement about Crayon Pop, and now she is surp...

Amber Hunt

10:00 AM on 04.17.2014

The Dose: Old School Thursdays

It's time to head back to 1998, as today's music is coming from Mr Reichi Nakaido. This is the first of two places you may have heard his music if you're into your anime, as he composed most of the soundtrack for Serial Expe...

Chris Walden

3:00 PM on 04.16.2014

The Dose: HALCALI

"Oh no, they let Brittany do The Dose? SAVE US!"  Chill. I'm only doing it for one day. You can deal with that, surely. Ohaaa lucky~! I've got an oldie but a goodie from duo HALCALI, a pretty chill tune that'll get you ...

Brittany Vincent

1:00 PM on 04.14.2014

The Dose: Nana Mizuki

Vocal powerhouse Nana Mizuki is back with an epic new track to kick off your new week! Yes, the weather may not be cooperating today, but that doesn't mean we are getting what we want out of our music. Even if mother nature ...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 04.11.2014

The Bestsellers List: Top music, movies, and manga for April 11

Welcome to The Bestsellers List, where we highlight the bestselling music and movies in Japan, along with the best of the American manga sales each week. This week, Mobile Suit Gundam proves just how dominant of a force ...

Brad Rice

10:00 AM on 04.11.2014

The Dose: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

As we all hoped, our friend Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is back. Yes, I was totally off in thinking we might be retiring, I can admit that the idea was absurd! Too bad though, I thought she might have a bright future picking out a lov...

Hiroko Yamamura