29
Nov
*Reproduced with permission from Asian Pop Radio* Welcome to the first of a series of reviews from the Asian Pop Radio team on VIXX’s Shangri-la tour in Australia! We will be covering both the Sydney and Melbourne legs of the tour; showing you, our APR crew member’s experiences and each sharing our favourite highlights. Our first review comes from crew member Katy, who attended the Sydney concert...
29
May
J-Pop duo, GARNiDELiA are known for their catchy, electro releases and this latest one is no exception. The latest track, "Togen Renka" features MARiA, 217 and Miume dancing up a storm with the clip on YouTube smashing through 1.6 million views in just one week. The clip is also on Chinese video sharing site, bilibili, where it has so far garnered over 1.1 million views which equates...
It's very late in the day and I can't believe I almost forgot this but today is Hatsune Miku Day! Today, March the 9th or 3/9 for US readers, is remembered at the virtual idol's day due to the phonetic pronouncement of the date. So with no further excuse needed, here are some pics of the famous vocaloid by her massive fanbase. [gallery ids="21073,21072,21071,21070,21069,21068,21062,21063,21064,21065,21066,21067,21061,21060,21059,21058,21057,21056,21050,21051,21052,21053,21054,21055,21049,21048,21047"]
29
Jan
Hard to believe but that blue haired vocaloid, Hatsune Miku, has been around for ten years already. I know, where has the time gone? To commemorate the occasion, Exit Tunes will be releasing a limited edition four disc album called "Vocalohistory feat. Hatsune Miku". The CD will come absolutely jam packed with 60 tracks ranging from halyosy, Mitchie M 40mP plus loads more. There will only 3939 copies...
12
Dec
You might be wondering what a koto is after reading the heading to this post. A koto is a traditional string instrument from Japan that has quite a distinct sound and is recognisable as the national instrument of Japan. Koto player, Kazushi Okimasa, recently put together this clip showing his rendition to the opening of hit anime, Yuri On Ice. The theme is called History Maker...
Those damn cute trio of girls that make up J-Rock/J-Pop group, BABYMETAL, have been very hard at work in 2016. They've had many appearances at music festivals around the world and had numerous visits to TV shows all in the name of promotion and spreading the BABYMETAL message. 2017 looks set to be even bigger with the news that they've lined up a tour with...
Fans of Sword Art Online will no doubt be familiar with the OP from the first 14 episodes in the first season, "Crossing Field" by LiSA. If you somehow missed it and kept skipping past it to get to the show, I've included the awesome track below: https://youtu.be/vl5mPJqWyck What's even better is the recent announcement that singer LiSA will be coming back to SAO series to...
26
Oct
SIRO-A A mind-blowing futuristic theatrical experience from Japan https://youtu.be/yojDHMNeb7M The multi-award winning Japanese phenomenon, SIRO-A, will bring their theatrical spectacular to Australia for the first time and exclusively at The Concourse from 10th to 22nd January 2017. SIRO-A are renowned for their mind-blowing performances combining visual effects, mime, dance, comedy, puppetry and high-energy music in a spectacular feast for all the senses. Taking the world...
30
Jul
SMASH! have just dropped a massive bit of news, vocaloid superstar IA will be making an appearance at this year's event! Here's the press release with the amazing news. INTERNATIONAL VOCALOID POPSTAR, IA, TO MAKE HER AUSTRALIAN DEBUT AT SMASH! 2016 Sydney, NSW, July 29th, 2016: Get ready to party -- Australia’s #1 Japanese pop-culture event has once again catapulted to world-class status (and beyond)!...