JIN AKANISHI ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR AND ALBUM
Jin Akanishi made two special announcements recently, regarding the release of his new album Audio Fashion as well as a nationwide tour. The album is... READ MORE
SHISHIDO KAVKA ROCKS OUT IN “GET UP!” PV
On April 27, model/singer/drummer Shishido Kavka released her new album, “Toridori.” The album sees her collaborating with several different artists.... READ MORE
Beauty and the Beast and Big Hero 6 Attractions for Tokyo Disneyland in 2020
Tokyo Disneyland revealed their major development plan for new attractions inspired by Beauty and the Beast and Big Hero 6 in 2020. In Fantasyland, they... READ MORE
Naruto Stage Musical is Back in August!
The official Live Spectacle Naruto stage musical announced that they will have another run this summer starting on July 30th. Naruto stage musical was... READ MORE
DIR EN GREY to release a new single in July
DIR EN GREY will release the new single titled “Utafumi“on July 27. This will be the band’s first new release in about a year and seven... READ MORE
Sound! Euphonium Movie Opened and Announced the Date for Season 2
Kyoto Animation’s Sound! Euphonium’s film, “Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Brass Band” hit the theaters in Japan... READ MORE
Male Yaoi Fan’s Comedy Manga “Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu” Gets Anime!
Do you think BL (=Boys Love) is only for girls? It is a fact that majority BL fans are girls (called fujoshi = directly means rotten girls) but don’t... READ MORE
Visited Love Live! & Sega Collab Café!
There are many temporary anime collaboration cafes in Japan and Love Live! is one of them. Luckily I have won the reservation lottery and had an opportunity... READ MORE
Anime

Sound! Euphonium Movie Opened and Announced the Date for Season 2

Kyoto Animation’s Sound! Euphonium’s film, “Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Brass Band” hit the theaters in Japan on April 23rd. Sound! Euphonium is based on a light novel written by Ayano Takeda and was aired … READ MORE

Art

MIKA NINAGAWA RELEASES NEW BOOK, EXHIBITION SPACE FEATURING SHIINA RINGO, CHIAKI KURIYAMA, NAMIE AMURO AND MORE

Famed and critically lauded photographer Mika Ninagawa has opened a new exhibition space on the B3 floor of central Tokyo’s Omotesando Hills shopping complex. The exhibition ties in with the release of her latest photo-book “FASHION EXCLUSIVE” and runs from … READ MORE

Culture

Japan’s Salar de Uyuni, Egawa Coast

Salar de Uyuni is one of the most popular tourist spots in the world today. Everyone wants to experience “a border where heaven meets earth” with their own eyes. However going to Salar de Uyuni is not easy. You have … READ MORE

Entertainment

Beauty and the Beast and Big Hero 6 Attractions for Tokyo Disneyland in 2020

Tokyo Disneyland revealed their major development plan for new attractions inspired by Beauty and the Beast and Big Hero 6 in 2020. In Fantasyland, they will open a new “Beauty and the Beast” area and you can experience like you … READ MORE

Event

Visited Love Live! & Sega Collab Café!

There are many temporary anime collaboration cafes in Japan and Love Live! is one of them. Luckily I have won the reservation lottery and had an opportunity to visit Love Live! and Sega collab café in Akihabara! You apply for … READ MORE

Exclusives

Exclusive: Interview with Japanese Cosplayer Mahio

One of the most popular Japanese pop culture is definitely “cosplay.” Passionate anime/manga/video game fans were not simply satisfied from just watching anime, reading manga or playing video games as a third party so they started to act as a … READ MORE

Fashion

SHISHIDO KAVKA ROCKS OUT IN “GET UP!” PV

On April 27, model/singer/drummer Shishido Kavka released her new album, “Toridori.” The album sees her collaborating with several different artists. She has also released the music video for the album’s second track, “Get up!”, which was produced by Tsutaya Koichi. Check out the dope … READ MORE

Food

Visited Love Live! & Sega Collab Café!

There are many temporary anime collaboration cafes in Japan and Love Live! is one of them. Luckily I have won the reservation lottery and had an opportunity to visit Love Live! and Sega collab café in Akihabara! You apply for … READ MORE

Interviews

Exclusive: Interview with Japanese Cosplayer Mahio

One of the most popular Japanese pop culture is definitely “cosplay.” Passionate anime/manga/video game fans were not simply satisfied from just watching anime, reading manga or playing video games as a third party so they started to act as a … READ MORE

J-POP

JIN AKANISHI ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR AND ALBUM

Jin Akanishi made two special announcements recently, regarding the release of his new album Audio Fashion as well as a nationwide tour. The album is set to be released on the 22nd of June with a total of 8 tracks included. The concept of the … READ MORE

J-Rock

SHISHIDO KAVKA ROCKS OUT IN “GET UP!” PV

On April 27, model/singer/drummer Shishido Kavka released her new album, “Toridori.” The album sees her collaborating with several different artists. She has also released the music video for the album’s second track, “Get up!”, which was produced by Tsutaya Koichi. Check out the dope … READ MORE

Live Reports

【ライブレビュー】ラブライブ!ファイナルライブ:9人の少女が叫んだ「いまが最高!」

ライブレビュー:「ラブライブ!μ’s Final Love Live!~μ’sic Forever♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪~」東京ドーム、2016年4月1日 文:Risa Read the English version here 今世界中で大人気の「ラブライブ!」から飛び出したスクールアイドルグループμ’s。彼女達の6年間の活動の集大成となる最後のワンマンライブが東京ドームにて3月31日(木)と4月1日(金)二日間行われた。今回Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoiブログはこのライブの本当の最終日となる4月1日に参加することができた。 ライブの始まりから非常に演出が凝っていた。開演前に流れていたラブライブ!曲のBGMだが、中でもファンから圧倒的に人気のある曲「Snow halation」の際にはラブライブレード!と呼ばれるファンご用達のペンライトをBGMの段階から本番と同じように雪を連想させる白色で振りかざす。この曲の一番のサビの最後が「まもなくStart!!」という歌詞で終わるのだが、それに合わせて曲が途切れライブが始まるという粋な演出で始まった。 まずライブは劇場版「ラブライブ!The School Idol Movie」のその後を想像させるようなオリジナルアニメーションからスタート。TVアニメ2期第13話で妊娠していたアルパカ達の子供がついに生まれるなどファンが歓喜する内容となった。その後はライブの歴史を物語るようにアニメーション内でμ’sメンバーが初ライブを行った横浜BLITZから、今まで行ったライブ会場にてハートを互いに投げ渡していき、最終的に今回の会場となる東京ドームに到着。ハートが無事に東京ドームに到着したと同時に暗転し、一曲目となる「僕らのLIVE 君とのLIFE」が始まりステージ上にμ’sが登場! μ’sとはスクールアイドルプロジェクト「ラブライブ!」から生まれたスクールアイドルグループであり、コンサートでは実際の声優陣、新田恵海(高坂穂乃果役)、南條愛乃(絢瀬絵里役)、内田彩(南ことり役)、三森すずこ(園田海未役)、飯田里穂(星空凛役)、Pile(西木野真姫役)、楠田亜衣奈(東條希役)、久保ユリカ(小泉花陽役)、徳井青空(矢澤にこ役)が歌って踊っている。彼女達の後ろには大きなスクリーンが設置されており、各曲のアニメーションPVが流れるため、キャストとスクリーン上のアニメのμ’sメンバーがシンクロしてライブが行われる。スクリーンの使い方が非常に巧妙で、歌詞に合ったエフェクトや合いの手などが表示され、スクリーン上に映るコンサートと一体化し、客席を扇動する。   当日のセットリストはこちら: セットリスト M1 僕らのLIVE 君とのLIFE/μ’s M2 僕らは今のなかで/μ’s M3 夏色えがおで1,2,Jump!/μ’s M4 Wonderful Rush/μ’s M5 友情ノーチェンジ/μ’s M6 もぎゅっと”love”で接近中!/μ’s M7 baby maybe 恋のボタン/μ’s M8 Music S.T.A.R.T!!/μ’s <メドレーパート(M9~M13)> M9 ユメノトビラ/μ’s … READ MORE

Manga

Male Yaoi Fan’s Comedy Manga “Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu” Gets Anime!

Do you think BL (=Boys Love) is only for girls? It is a fact that majority BL fans are girls (called fujoshi = directly means rotten girls) but don’t forget that there are some boys who actually enjoy reading BL/yaoi … READ MORE

Miscellaneous

EVERYTHING SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCED IN UNCOVERED: FINAL FANTASY XV

Square Enix just finished their event/press release called UNCOVERED: FINAL FANTASY XV yesterday. Held in Los Angeles, California, the event revealed tons of exciting details and releases all tying up to the worldwide release of the latest main installment of the Final … READ MORE

Movies

Sound! Euphonium Movie Opened and Announced the Date for Season 2

Kyoto Animation’s Sound! Euphonium’s film, “Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Brass Band” hit the theaters in Japan on April 23rd. Sound! Euphonium is based on a light novel written by Ayano Takeda and was aired … READ MORE

Music

JIN AKANISHI ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR AND ALBUM

Jin Akanishi made two special announcements recently, regarding the release of his new album Audio Fashion as well as a nationwide tour. The album is set to be released on the 22nd of June with a total of 8 tracks included. The concept of the … READ MORE

News

JIN AKANISHI ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR AND ALBUM

Jin Akanishi made two special announcements recently, regarding the release of his new album Audio Fashion as well as a nationwide tour. The album is set to be released on the 22nd of June with a total of 8 tracks included. The concept of the … READ MORE

Press

EVERYTHING SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCED IN UNCOVERED: FINAL FANTASY XV

Square Enix just finished their event/press release called UNCOVERED: FINAL FANTASY XV yesterday. Held in Los Angeles, California, the event revealed tons of exciting details and releases all tying up to the worldwide release of the latest main installment of the Final … READ MORE

Romance

Eikura Nana & Kaku Kento reported to be in a relationship

It’s been reported that actress Eikura Nana (28) and actor Kaku Kento (26) are in a romantic relationship. On these reports, agencies on both sides released a comment saying, “We have heard that they are good friends.“ The two co-starred … READ MORE

Sports

Akimoto Sayaka reveals workout video

On April 18, former AKB48 member Akimoto Sayaka revealed a video of her workout session on Instagram. In the video, you can see short clips of Akimoto working out her arms, legs, and abs. Fans were wowed by her intense … READ MORE

Tech

This Is How ‘Pokémon Go’ Will Work on Your Smartphone

It was previously reported that Niantic was teaming up with The Pokémon Company to bring us a smartphone-based game where you could “catch” Pokémon creatures in real life. Aside from knowing that it’s named Pokémon Go, there hasn’t been a lot … READ MORE

Television

MAO INOUE AND HIROSHI TAMAKI ATTEND PRESS CONFERENCE FOR SHIRAKABE GURA MIO SPARKLING CM

Actress, Mao Inoue (29) and actor, Hiroshi Tamaki (36) have attended the press conference for their new commercial in Tokyo this April 21, 2016. Inoue has starred in the NHK morning drama, “Ohisama” and the drama, “Hanamoyu” (lit. Burning Flower). Tamaki, on … READ MORE

TOKYO STYLE WATCH

JAPAN’S “CUTEST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT” IS DECIDED!

On Tuesday, March 22nd, the nation-wide final “High school girl beauty pageant 2015 – 2016” was held in Tokyo to decide “Japan’s cutest high school student.” Among all of the girls, third year high school student from Aichi prefecture, Riko … READ MORE

Travel

Japan’s Salar de Uyuni, Egawa Coast

Salar de Uyuni is one of the most popular tourist spots in the world today. Everyone wants to experience “a border where heaven meets earth” with their own eyes. However going to Salar de Uyuni is not easy. You have … READ MORE

Video Games

【ライブレビュー】ラブライブ!ファイナルライブ:9人の少女が叫んだ「いまが最高!」

ライブレビュー:「ラブライブ!μ’s Final Love Live!~μ’sic Forever♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪~」東京ドーム、2016年4月1日 文:Risa Read the English version here 今世界中で大人気の「ラブライブ!」から飛び出したスクールアイドルグループμ’s。彼女達の6年間の活動の集大成となる最後のワンマンライブが東京ドームにて3月31日(木)と4月1日(金)二日間行われた。今回Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoiブログはこのライブの本当の最終日となる4月1日に参加することができた。 ライブの始まりから非常に演出が凝っていた。開演前に流れていたラブライブ!曲のBGMだが、中でもファンから圧倒的に人気のある曲「Snow halation」の際にはラブライブレード!と呼ばれるファンご用達のペンライトをBGMの段階から本番と同じように雪を連想させる白色で振りかざす。この曲の一番のサビの最後が「まもなくStart!!」という歌詞で終わるのだが、それに合わせて曲が途切れライブが始まるという粋な演出で始まった。 まずライブは劇場版「ラブライブ!The School Idol Movie」のその後を想像させるようなオリジナルアニメーションからスタート。TVアニメ2期第13話で妊娠していたアルパカ達の子供がついに生まれるなどファンが歓喜する内容となった。その後はライブの歴史を物語るようにアニメーション内でμ’sメンバーが初ライブを行った横浜BLITZから、今まで行ったライブ会場にてハートを互いに投げ渡していき、最終的に今回の会場となる東京ドームに到着。ハートが無事に東京ドームに到着したと同時に暗転し、一曲目となる「僕らのLIVE 君とのLIFE」が始まりステージ上にμ’sが登場! μ’sとはスクールアイドルプロジェクト「ラブライブ!」から生まれたスクールアイドルグループであり、コンサートでは実際の声優陣、新田恵海(高坂穂乃果役)、南條愛乃(絢瀬絵里役)、内田彩(南ことり役)、三森すずこ(園田海未役)、飯田里穂(星空凛役)、Pile(西木野真姫役)、楠田亜衣奈(東條希役)、久保ユリカ(小泉花陽役)、徳井青空(矢澤にこ役)が歌って踊っている。彼女達の後ろには大きなスクリーンが設置されており、各曲のアニメーションPVが流れるため、キャストとスクリーン上のアニメのμ’sメンバーがシンクロしてライブが行われる。スクリーンの使い方が非常に巧妙で、歌詞に合ったエフェクトや合いの手などが表示され、スクリーン上に映るコンサートと一体化し、客席を扇動する。   当日のセットリストはこちら: セットリスト M1 僕らのLIVE 君とのLIFE/μ’s M2 僕らは今のなかで/μ’s M3 夏色えがおで1,2,Jump!/μ’s M4 Wonderful Rush/μ’s M5 友情ノーチェンジ/μ’s M6 もぎゅっと”love”で接近中!/μ’s M7 baby maybe 恋のボタン/μ’s M8 Music S.T.A.R.T!!/μ’s <メドレーパート(M9~M13)> M9 ユメノトビラ/μ’s … READ MORE

Visual Kei

DIR EN GREY to release a new single in July

DIR EN GREY will release the new single titled “Utafumi“on July 27. This will be the band’s first new release in about a year and seven months. For its coupling track, the single will include a collaboration version of “Kuukoku … READ MORE

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