November 18, 2014 – Lantis Records, the world’s largest label for anime song artists, presents “ANISONG WORLD TOUR ~ LANTIS FESTIVAL” on January 16 and 17th , 2015 at The Joint – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV. The Lantis Festival brings 7 major artists to spread their Anisong circle to U.S. fans.
SNSD- Forever 1
8 years after Jessica left, 5 after the rest disbanded, SNSD are back… all 8 of them sans Jessica that is, with Forever 1. This isn’t a review of the album, though I will give a short impression of the album at large, mainly that the 2nd half appeals much more to me, due to my preference for the more laid back, R& B feel of the tracks there. Musically, the group has progressed leaps and bounds over the years and it shows. But don’t take my word for it, go stream it for yourself (yes, they released the whole thing online- go listen to it here https://girlsgeneration.lnk.to/FOREVER1 and decide for yourself). Go educate yourself on why this was THE girl group of 2nd gen.
Highlights for me: Closer, Mood Lamp, Summer Night, Freedom. What a sequence of tracks.
Oh, and as for Jessica, she just won 2nd place on some Chinese Idol show. Which is nice, but man, this album would have been that much better with her in it, good as it is already.
Kazuki Takahashi has passed away
Breaking news- Kazuki Takahashi, the mangaka behind Yu-Gi-Oh has passed away. Japanese news reports indicate it was a snorkeling accident.
I grew up reading Yu-Gi-Oh, and although I was never rich enough to play the card game, I had one of the GBA games that I played religiously.
After Miura, this one hurts as well.
RIP, you will be missed.
Kentaro Miura has passed away.
Having just read Berserk, this one hurt.
RIP to one of the greats. You will be missed.
Juice=Juice Announces World Tour!
Hey world, are you thirsty? Thirsty for some juice? Hopefully you are, because Juice=Juice has just announced a world tour! In a first for Hello! Project, Juice=Juice will visit seven separate countries this Fall. Their destinations will include the United States, Mexico, England, France, Germany, Malaysia, and Thailand. The tour is set to begin in September, and presumably more information will be provided as the events approach.
While many Hello! Project acts have already performed abroad this is the first time that a group has performed a proper world tour. Additionally, this will be the first time that a Hello! Project group has visited many of these countries, like England and Germany.
As your author is quite the Juice=Juice fan, he is really looking forward to seeing them perform in America! So get your glasses ready world, Juice=Juice is coming around!
Yuka Kinoshita 木下ゆうか YouTube Competitive Eater hits 2 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS!
Today Yuka Kinoshita 木下ゆうか surpassed two million subscribers on YouTube becoming the most watched competitive eating channel in the WORLD!!
I love eating. OoGui (eating a lot) is my channel’s main focus. I often do a social eating live (Mukbang)
Today,I ate 3 layer’s meat cake with rice and a lot of toppings to celebrate the exceed of 2 millions subscribers in this main channel. It was so luxurious and delicious ！！
All of you Thank you so much ！！！
J-POP SUMMIT 2015 Gacharic Spin Eir Aoi First Wave Artists Announced! Aug 7-9 Tickets ON SALE NOW!
General Admission And V.I.P. Passes To The Bay Area’s Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Event At Fort Mason Go On Sale NOW!! Pop Singer Eir Aoi And All-Girl Rock Band Gacharic Spin To Perform
San Francisco, CA, April 10, 2015 – The J-POP SUMMIT, the Japanese pop culture celebration held annually in San Francisco, has announced that tickets to attend the 2015 edition of the festival go on sale on TODAY, Friday, April 10th. General admission as well as V.I.P. passes are now available.
VAMPS TOURS USA AGAIN! KICKS OFF IN NEW YORK, DROPS INTERNATIONAL EDITION OF NEW ALBUM BLOODSUCKERS
VAMPS will follow March 23rd international CD release with multi-city tour and May 1st headlining show at New York City’s Best Buy Theater
VAMPS, the Japanese rock band formed by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), will perform a headlining show at New York City’s Best Buy Theater on May 1st.
Lantis Festival in Las Vegas TICKET GIVE AWAY!!!
You read all about Lantis Festival bringing their show to the USA across 6 cities in 2015.NOW WIN YOUR WAY TO THE CONCERT!!
Thanks to Management Yaz, we at JPHiP are proud to giving away 2 pairs of tickets to Lantis Festival (1 pair for Friday, 1 pair for Saturday) including High Touch MEET and GREET with the artists at the end of the show! It’s EASY just PIMP your way!
Go to LANTIS FESTIVAL IN LAS VEGAS Facebook page and “LIKE”
– Share this link on Facebook, Retweet on Twitter, Repost on Instagram with hashtag #lantisinlasvegas #anisong #anime everyday
spread the word on blogs, forums, etc. and we’ll choose THE BEST PIMP!!
We’ll pick the Winners on December 20, YOU GOT TWO WEEKS!! Stay tuned to this thread for DETAILS!