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WTF Fridays: You say Tomato

No one will ever beat Yuko Murukajiri. No one.   more

WTF Fridays: You say Tomato photo

The Dose: Bump of Chicken & Hatsune Miku

Some combinations just work. Peanut butter and chocolate, Red Bull and vodka, Shinji and Kaworu. However, if you told me Bump of Chicken and Hatsune Miku teaming up was a good idea, I probably thought you were preparing me f...   more

The Dose: Bump of Chicken & Hatsune Miku photo

CNN declares World Order the new Gangnam Style?

I know we just took a look at World Order's new video for Have a Nice Day yesterday on The Dose, but while scrolling through CNN's website I came across a pretty hilarious headline. "Is this the new Gangnam Style?" While I w...   more

CNN declares World Order the new Gangnam Style? photo

The Dose: Old School Thursdays

This week we go back to 1994, and the popular Shibuya-kei band, Pizzicato Five. P5 were best known for their funky 1960's English pop sound, often paying homage to innovators of the funky sound. Stylish, zany, and innovative...   more

The Dose: Old School Thursdays photo

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

I know it's been a few weeks, but it's time we get caught up with the newest ads circulating on Japanese airwaves. I want to make sure you don't miss a beat, so we're checking out our friend JPCMHD's February offering. It' i...   more

It's awesome Japanese commercial time! photo

The Dose: World Order

Anytime Genko Sudo is involved in something, you know it's going to be spectacular. The former mixed martial arts fighter has another release with his now super popular World Order music outfit. While the band is known for t...   more

The Dose: World Order photo

The Dose: livetune featuring Yuuki Ozaki

Dojin music circle extraordinaires livetune are back, and this time Kz is packing some serious heat. Originally known for his epic Vocaloid led tracks, Kz has taken his livetune project far beyond its original Hatsune Miku b...   more

The Dose: livetune featuring Yuuki Ozaki photo

The Dose: SCANDAL

It's finally Spring! Even if mother nature doesn't want to cooperate, the season for sunshine, rolled down windows, and bumping tunes is upon us. I keep telling myself to keep up the hope as I shovel the dirty snow off of my...   more

The Dose: SCANDAL photo

The Dose: Old School Thursdays

Well guys, I'm back from a fabulous vacation and ready to delve back into the depths of Japan's old school favorites. This week we're heading back to 2003, to one of my favorite J-Pop tunes of all time. I'm sure you've all b...   more

The Dose: Old School Thursdays photo

The Dose: Old School Thursdays

This week we're taking a huge step into the past, back to the exciting anime era of 1986. I actually didn't get a chance to watch the Rumiko Takahashi classic, Maison Ikkoku until much later in life, but still consider it on...   more

The Dose: Old School Thursdays photo

The Dose: Leo leiri

Things are really starting to heat up for Fukuoka's Leo leiri. The 19 year old singer-songwriter has had some amazing hits and anime tie ins in the past, but now she's sporting some real anime credibility with her newest vid...   more

The Dose: Leo leiri photo

The Dose: Aural Vampire

You don't hear the term "darkwave" tossed around much anymore, but it's still very appropriate for Tokyo's Aural Vampire. The band is back, led by enigmatic front-woman EXO-CHIKA sporting some slick, yet cute looking vampire...   more

The Dose: Aural Vampire photo