X JAPAN Documentary “We Are X” Screened at Film Festivals around the World
Following its screening at the Seattle International Film Festival, Moscow Beats Film Festival,  the film also made its way into Shanghai International... READ MORE
AKB48’s new song picked up as the theme song for ‘Netto Koshien’
AKB48‘s new song “Hikari to Kage no Hibi” has been picked up as the theme song for TV Asahi‘s broadcasts related to the ‘98th... READ MORE
Dancing Dolls is making U.S performance debut at Anime Expo 2016!
Full-fledged J-POP dance & vocal sensation formed in Osaka, Japan, Dancing Dolls is your latest discovery at this year’s Anime Expo. Three of its... READ MORE
Another Story to take Japanese loud rock to Canada
Japanese loud rock band Another Story will be taking over the main stage at Animethon, held in Edmonton, Canada from August 5th to August 8th 2016.... READ MORE
“Majestic Prince” Is Back As a Movie
on June 17th, “We Came Back★Zannen 5 – Majestic Prince Movie -” event was held at Tokyo Daiba Cinema Mediage to celebrate the announcement... READ MORE
Akihabara’s Saba Sandwich Spot!
Akihabara’s Saba Sandwich Spot!   Akihabara’s new hang out spot is Star Kebab!  Star Kebab offers Turkish cuisine with an interesting... READ MORE
Traditional Japanese Cuisine at Kodama (児玉) Restaurant
Traditional Japanese Cuisine at Kodama (児玉) Restaurant Many of us have tried sushi, ramen noodles, onigiri (Japanese rice balls), and even mochi ice... READ MORE
Avex Group Launches “avex star search audition 2016” in the United States
Avex Group Launches “avex star search audition 2016” in the United States from June 22nd, 2016 to July 31st, 2016 Japan’s Leading Entertainment Company... READ MORE
Anime

Another Story to take Japanese loud rock to Canada

Japanese loud rock band Another Story will be taking over the main stage at Animethon, held in Edmonton, Canada from August 5th to August 8th 2016. Another Story is a 5-member Tokyo-based loud rock band, who is known for their perfect English and unique … 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

Cosplay

“GODFATHER OF VISUAL KEI” PRESENTS KOMACHI 2266531 DARK LOLITA AT AX 2016

As the former vocalist of legendary band COLOR, Dynamite Tommy a.k.a. “Godfather of Visual Kei” is known as a major influence in the creation of visual kei music and culture. Founder of  record label, Free-Will, he has produced international rock sensation DIR EN GREY. … READ MORE

Culture

Anime Characters in Kyoto for Kyo-Mafu’s Visual Image

West Japan’s biggest manga and anime event, Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (Kyo-Mafu) 2016 revealed their first shot visual image! Kyo-Mafu is held in Kyoto in September every year since 2012 and this year it will be on September 17th … READ MORE

Entertainment

Dancing Dolls is making U.S performance debut at Anime Expo 2016!

Full-fledged J-POP dance & vocal sensation formed in Osaka, Japan, Dancing Dolls is your latest discovery at this year’s Anime Expo. Three of its core members, Misaki, Mii and Hono will be performing their hit singles as well as various Vocaloid covers … READ MORE

Exclusives

[EXCLUSIVE] INTERVIEW WITH Da-iCE, June 2016 (ダイス インタビュー 2016)

On June 3, 2016, Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi had a chance to interview J-Pop Vocal &Dance Group Da-iCE during their stay in Los Angeles, after the group wrapped up their first ever U.S. performance at Fanime 2016 in San Jose. We were able … READ MORE

Fashion

Avex Group Launches “avex star search audition 2016” in the United States

Avex Group Launches “avex star search audition 2016” in the United States from June 22nd, 2016 to July 31st, 2016 Japan’s Leading Entertainment Company To Host Auditions for the Next International Top Entertainers Including Singers, Dancers, Models, Actors, Rappers and … READ MORE

Food

Akihabara’s Saba Sandwich Spot!

Akihabara’s Saba Sandwich Spot!   Akihabara’s new hang out spot is Star Kebab!  Star Kebab offers Turkish cuisine with an interesting attraction for the Japanese audience is the Saba Sandwich or 鯖サンド! Star Kebab has 3 locations all located in … READ MORE

Interviews

[EXCLUSIVE] INTERVIEW WITH Da-iCE, June 2016 (ダイス インタビュー 2016)

On June 3, 2016, Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi had a chance to interview J-Pop Vocal &Dance Group Da-iCE during their stay in Los Angeles, after the group wrapped up their first ever U.S. performance at Fanime 2016 in San Jose. We were able … READ MORE

J-POP

AKB48’s new song picked up as the theme song for ‘Netto Koshien’

AKB48‘s new song “Hikari to Kage no Hibi” has been picked up as the theme song for TV Asahi‘s broadcasts related to the ‘98th National High School Baseball Championship,‘ which include the ‘Netto Koshien‘ and ‘Sohoku! Koushien e no Michi.‘ … READ MORE

J-Rock

X JAPAN Documentary “We Are X” Screened at Film Festivals around the World

Following its screening at the Seattle International Film Festival, Moscow Beats Film Festival,  the film also made its way into Shanghai International Film Festival “We Are X” media tour continues, Yoshiki to appear at Guanajuato International Film Festival X JAPAN’s documentary “We Are … READ MORE

Live Reports

[Live Report] Da-iCE’s Contagious Energy Conquers Fanime’s Music Fest Stage

Fanime opened their doors to Music Fest this year and, once again, showed the world just how fun and engaging J-Pop can be. This year’s guest, Da-iCE, was no stranger to energy and excitement J-Pop groups are known for. Da-iCE … READ MORE

Movies

X JAPAN Documentary “We Are X” Screened at Film Festivals around the World

Following its screening at the Seattle International Film Festival, Moscow Beats Film Festival,  the film also made its way into Shanghai International Film Festival “We Are X” media tour continues, Yoshiki to appear at Guanajuato International Film Festival X JAPAN’s documentary “We Are … READ MORE

Music

X JAPAN Documentary “We Are X” Screened at Film Festivals around the World

Following its screening at the Seattle International Film Festival, Moscow Beats Film Festival,  the film also made its way into Shanghai International Film Festival “We Are X” media tour continues, Yoshiki to appear at Guanajuato International Film Festival X JAPAN’s documentary “We Are … READ MORE

News

X JAPAN Documentary “We Are X” Screened at Film Festivals around the World

Following its screening at the Seattle International Film Festival, Moscow Beats Film Festival,  the film also made its way into Shanghai International Film Festival “We Are X” media tour continues, Yoshiki to appear at Guanajuato International Film Festival X JAPAN’s documentary “We Are … READ MORE

Tech

Kawaii Idol Sim Game for Programmers!

A Japanese company, Gino which operates a job-transfer site for web engineers “paiza” announced their new idol raising online sim game by solving coding problems, “Hackathon in Love -Idols That Blend in With Your Color-” on June 8th. The story … READ MORE

Television

X JAPAN Documentary “We Are X” Screened at Film Festivals around the World

Following its screening at the Seattle International Film Festival, Moscow Beats Film Festival,  the film also made its way into Shanghai International Film Festival “We Are X” media tour continues, Yoshiki to appear at Guanajuato International Film Festival X JAPAN’s documentary “We Are … READ MORE

Video Games

Dempagumi.inc to Take Over Anime Expo with a Special Concert for “Phantom of the Kill”

gumi Inc. and Fuji&gumi Games today announced that gumi will attend the event “Anime Expo” held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 1st through July 4th. “Phantom of the Kill” Is Taking Over Anime Expo 2016! “Phantom of … READ MORE

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