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Otakon '17: Anisong World Matsuri summons Yousei Teikoku

We still have a long way to go before Otakon '17 is upon us, and a new group has been added to their Anisong World Matsuri event. For their fourth announcement, Yousei Teikoku are making their debut at the con. In other words, their music s...

 
 
 
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T.M. Revolution to ignite Otakon '17: Anisong World Matsuri

I turn around for one moment and the Anisong World Matsuri event at Otakon '17 has added another singer to their roster, as T.M. Revolution gets ready to ignite everyone's souls this August. From the looks of it, this special event is shapi...

 
 
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FLOW joins Otakon '17: Anisong World Matsuri's roster

It was only a matter of time until we got to hear more about rest of the performances at the Anisong World Matsuri event at Otakon '17. This time, FLOW is on the list of singers who'll perform at the con. Considering that they did Tales of ...

 
 
 
 
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Radwimps brings songs from Your Name to English

The official theatrical release of the English-language dub of the hit film Your Name is coming to the west on April 7 and with that upcoming release are English-language versions of the songs made for the film by the band radwimps. T...

 
 
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Here's a quick preview of JAM Project's upcoming music video

If you're looking for a way to energize yourself, a short version of JAM Project's music video for "THE EXCEEDER" has appeared on Lantis' YouTube channel. So far, it a nice way to prepare people for the group's upcoming album THE EXCEEDER, ...

 
 
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Eromanga Sensei anime gets opening song from ClariS

ClariS, a duo formed by two junior high students Clara and Alice back in 2009 on NicoNico, has performed manysongs for anime including the likes of Oreimo and Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Now, the duo (with a new member Karen replacing A...

 
 
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Now you too can relive the glory of the Anisong World Matsuri

If anime fandom is the bedrock of otaku culture, Anisongs - the songs that serve as anime series' opening and ending themes - are its voice. For a lot of fans, anisongs are also their gateway to Japanese music as well, as many of the artist...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - DragonBall Z + Linkin Park Edition

If you were on the anime internet around the turn of the century, there was a prevalence of anime music videos that combined clips of the hit anime Dragon Ball Z with the music of the "nu-metal" band Linkin Park. It was quite the trend...

 
 
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Catch JAM Project at Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon '17

With 2017 marking the Otakon anime convention's debut in Washington, D.C., an interesting bit of news drops our way as the event's group join forces with the Anisong World Matsuri to bring us the con's musical performances. The nice part ab...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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PinocchioP's HUMAN album is up for pre-order on iTunes

November has arrived and we're closer to the release of Vocaloid Artist PinocchioP's third album, HUMAN. The nice part is that it can now be pre-ordered on iTunes for $15.99, with three songs already available for folks to listen to. T...

 
 
 
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Vocaloid Artist PinocchioP's third album launches next month

It looks like November might be a good month for fans of Vocaloid music, as PinocchioP's upcoming album, HUMAN, comes out during that period. From the looks of it, it might be a good way to start the holiday season. Among the songs that'll ...

 
 
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Brave man sings Dragonball Z theme for The Voice Thailand

If you're unfamiliar with The Voice, it's a show where a singers attempt to grab the attention of four famous singers with nothing but their voice. But it's never been that interesting to us until now. 35 year old Ditthawat Chaikaewruc...

 
 
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Ladybeard and KFC team up for wacky sauce music video

Wacky food commercials are considered to be a tradition in Japan, and we never cease to be surprised of what them crazy people in the far east will think of next. Well, KFC Japan just thought of something that will make you as hungry as you...

 
 
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DECO*27's Reversible Campaign song gets a music video

We may have a bit to go before DECO*27's album, GHOST, comes out, but that isn't stopping him from releasing a new music video for one of the soundtrack's songs before the promised day; thus allowing folks to see "Reversible Campaign" in a ...

 
 
 
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PS4 and Persona 5 get dramatic price drop song commercial

Two new PlayStation 4 models just got announced yesterday, where the original PlayStation 4 got a price drop to $299 (or 29,980 Yen in Japan) in the form of a new sleeker slim model. In the US, Sony conducted one of their "PlayStation Meet...

 
 
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Here's a sneak peek of DECO*27's GHOST album

With DECO*27's fifth album, GHOST, launching on Sept. 28, a preview of the release has materialized on his YouTube channel. Best of all, it includes a sample of every track that comes with the package. While we're on the topic of nice Vocal...

 
 
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Liven up your day with a new Metroid-inspired tune

[Disclaimer: Jayson Napolitano wrote for Japanator. No relationships, professional or personal, were factored into this post.] With the month that commemorates the Metroid franchise's 30th anniversary coming to a close, the video games reco...

 
 
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Vocaloid Artist DECO*27's new album comes out next month

[Update: I added the information about GHOST's other editions.] Alright, people. It's time for fans of Vocaloid music to rejoice, because DECO*27's fifth album, GHOST, launches on Sept. 28  as a special version for ¥6,000 (aro...

 
 
 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Asian Kung Fu Generation

If you have been watching any popular anime from the last 15 years, you probably have heard of a song or two from the Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. Known to fans as "Ajikan" for short, Asian Kung Fu Generation formed back in ...

 
 
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Week Ender - Super Sentai Edition

There is nothing more 70's than Super Sentai and to this day, it still feels like a product of its time. You still have brightly colored heroes performing acrobatics and a lot theatrics fighting rubber suit monsters but they look much ...

 
 
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OP Up! - Super Sentai Edition

This week is a special edition of OP Up! and Week Ender, where I am featuring openings and endings from the long running live action super hero series for kids from Japan called "Super Sentai". This franchise belongs in the "Tokusatsu" genr...

 
 
 
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Week Ender - JC Staff Edition

JC Staff is a studio that's been around since 1986 and has worked on at least 300 shows, with such a large body of work they might have made something you probably love or enjoyed in the last three decades. So I've chosen a very tiny sample...

 
 
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OP Up! - JC Staff Edition

JC Staff is a studio that has been around since 1986 and has made a lot of shows and probably some of your favorites as well. Most of their shows are very beautifully made and they've made a few of my favorite shows, which I've featured man...

 
 
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Week Ender - 10 YEARS AGO EDITION

I'm gonna take you all for a nostalgia trip (or a history trip, you young whippersnappers--- GET OFF MY LAWN!). 2006 was a great year for anime with shows that are still enjoyed today. Someone on my twitter feed reminded me that some popula...

 
 
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OP Up! - 10 YEARS AGO EDITION

The year 2006 was a great one for anime and a lot of the anime that premiered in that year are considered to be the best and are still enjoyed by anime fans to this day. I looked at the list of the anime that came in that year and I was sur...

 
 
 
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Aw, snap: Rei Hiroe and ZAQ are heading to AnimeNEXT

With almost a month left until June, it turns out that the man behind the original Black Lagoon manga, Rei Hiroe, and the singer of Love, Chunibiyo & Other Delusions' opening, ZAQ, are making an appearance at AnimeNEXT '16. I may b...

 
 




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