Artists To Look Out For: J’Nique Nicole

Meet J’Nique Nicole an American singer-songwriter currently residing in Japan. Nicole is known for teaming up with one of the world’s biggest gaming developers, Square Enix, to pen and sing music for the award-winning video game “Nier: Automata.” She has also worked with highly respected artists such as Kubota Toshinobu and Ai. Born in Texas to African-American parents, J’Nique moved to Japan at the age of three … Continue reading Artists To Look Out For: J’Nique Nicole

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Aqua Timez Announces Disbandment

On May 8, the Japanese rock band Aqua Timez announced that the group is going to disband later this year. The news broke out just weeks after they released their eighth studio album “Niju Rasen no Masayume.” Each of the members reached out to fans, thanking them for the support they have given over the past fifteen years. The group formed in 2003 and signed to … Continue reading Aqua Timez Announces Disbandment

Crystal Kay To Release 12th Album and Reaches Milestone

Songstress Crystal Kay has announced her new album titled “For You.”  Her last album, “Shine,” was released in 2015, making this her first full-length album in three years. The album will include songs like “Waiting For You” and “Shiawasette.” The latter is currently being used as the theme song for the Japanese drama “Daisy Rack.” More information on the album will be released in the months to … Continue reading Crystal Kay To Release 12th Album and Reaches Milestone

Artists To Look Out For: GLOSS

Meet the new girl group taking the Japanese music industry by storm! GLOSS is a three-member group consisting of biracial and bi-ethnic women; Kemy Doll, Lil Domi and Sakura. Kemy Doll is of Japanese and Filipino decent. Lil Domi is half Japanese and African-American. Sakura is half Japanese and Tanzanian. The group creates music that resonates especially for women from all over the world. They expressed that they want to … Continue reading Artists To Look Out For: GLOSS

FAKY Releases “Who We Are” MV

  FAKY is a group widely known for creating music that connects with people and teaches the importance of confidence, strength and courage. On April 11, the group returned to advocate these feelings through “Who We Are,” a pop ballad that encourages building up the confidence to love oneself despite how the world views them. “‘Cause if I let what you think take over me … Continue reading FAKY Releases “Who We Are” MV

BANANALEMON Are ‘Girls Gone Wild’ In New MV

In 2017, the ladies of  BANANALEMON revealed choreography for their single “Girls Gone Wild.” On Feb. 21, the group returned with an official MV for the song! “Girls Gone Wild” is an EDM single that incorporates hip-hop with a touch of R&B.  The song supports a woman’s individuality and confidence. This is made clear when Saarah proudly states, “I was born like this, ain’t no … Continue reading BANANALEMON Are ‘Girls Gone Wild’ In New MV

Dragon Ball Z Commercial Introduces New Voice Actress For Iconic Character

“Dragon Ball Z” and chemical company Kao have teamed up to advertise cleaning products for bathrooms. The products will be a total of five items ranging from toilet cleaners to mold fighting solutions with various characters like Goku and Vegeta sponsoring them.     On Feb. 19, Kao produced a commercial starring two iconic characters from the series, Vegeta and Bulma. With the voice actress for Bulma, … Continue reading Dragon Ball Z Commercial Introduces New Voice Actress For Iconic Character

Ayumi Hamasaki Speaks on Recent Health Issues

On May 20, 2017, J-Pop icon Ayumi Hamasaki announced that she is losing her ability to hear out of her right ear. This coupled with the loss of hearing in her left ear will slowly put Ayumi on the road to losing her hearing completely. Ayumi became ill and caught an ear infection. Despite the doctor’s warnings to keep away from loud noises, Ayumi continued with her tour, … Continue reading Ayumi Hamasaki Speaks on Recent Health Issues

Bleach Live-Action Reveals the Actress for Rukia Kuchiki

On Feb. 4 2018, it was revealed that Sugisaki Hana will be playing the role of Kuchiki Rukia for the live-action film adaptation of the manga series “Kubo Tite‘s Bleach.” The news broke on the movie’s official Twitter. For those who are unfamiliar with the series, “Bleach” focuses on the life of the young gifted high school student Kurosaki Ichigo , who partners up with Shinigami Rukia Kuchiki. Together they battle the supernatural … Continue reading Bleach Live-Action Reveals the Actress for Rukia Kuchiki

Artists To Look Out For: UNIONE

Japanese pop group UNIONE originally made their debut in 2013 as a four-member outfit known as SoA, an acronym for Soul of Asia. During their time as SoA they performed all throughout Japan and released their first album, which is now hard to find. Let’s meet the members! SAM, vocalist YUTA, vocalist YUUKI, vocalist JIN, vocalist ISSY, vocalist In 2014, Yuta left SoA to pursue a … Continue reading Artists To Look Out For: UNIONE