Hamasaki Ayumi collaborates with luxury Italian women’s clothing brand
Hamasaki Ayumi has announced a collaboration with luxury Italian women’s clothing brand “La Perla“. Established in 1954, “La Perla”... READ MORE
Keyakizaka46 to release their debut single on April 6
It’s been announced that Keyakizaka46 will release their debut single (currently untitled) on April 6. This announcement was made on February 6 via... READ MORE
AKB48 Takajo Aki’s last stage to be on February 23
AKB48 member Takajo Aki‘s last concert is scheduled to be held on February 23 at AKB48 Theater. Takajo and Nagao Mariya‘s joint graduation... READ MORE
YUZURU HANYU TO MAKE ACTING DEBUT IN “TONO, RISOKU DE GOZARU!”
On May 14, “Tono, Risoku de Gozaru!” will be released in theaters across Japan. The movie stars Abe Sadao, Eita, Tsumabuki Satoshi, Matsuda Ryuhei, Chiba Yudai, Takeuchi Yuko, Yamamoto Maika,... READ MORE
X JAPAN FORCED TO POSTPONE MARCH 12 WEMBLEY SHOW DUE TO PATA’S ILLNESS
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[LIVE REPORT] Ayaka announces 10th anniversary tour
Singer-songwriter Ayaka held a special live at Yoyogi National Gymnasium on the day of her 10th debut anniversary, February 1. Ayaka kicked off the live... READ MORE
AKB48’s Minegishi Minami shows off her toned figure in CM for a private gym
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Totoro Tree in Yamagata

Posted in Anime 02.02.16
Totoro Tree in Yamagata
( photo ) What does it look like to you? I know, it’s so magical, right? Totoro Tree. You can visit a small village called Sakegawa-mura in Yamagata... READ MORE
Anime

Totoro Tree in Yamagata

( photo ) What does it look like to you? I know, it’s so magical, right? Totoro Tree. You can visit a small village called Sakegawa-mura in Yamagata Ken. It’s known as the Totoro Tree and many Ghibli fans have … READ MORE

Art

flumpool unveil jacket cover and track list for new album ‘EGG’

flumpool have unveiled the jacket cover and track list for their new album “EGG” that’s scheduled for release on March 9th. This marks the band’s first album since “experience” was release about three and a half years ago. It will … READ MORE

Culture

Totoro Tree in Yamagata

( photo ) What does it look like to you? I know, it’s so magical, right? Totoro Tree. You can visit a small village called Sakegawa-mura in Yamagata Ken. It’s known as the Totoro Tree and many Ghibli fans have … READ MORE

Entertainment

WagakkiBand Coming to U.S. for SXSW, Playing Irving Plaza NYC This March

Japan’s hottest export, WagakkiBand is poised for an encore visit to the United States as guests of Austin‘s SXSW festival, and will be stopping in New York City to perform at Irving Plaza on March 14, 2016 as a headliner for the … READ MORE

Event

WagakkiBand Coming to U.S. for SXSW, Playing Irving Plaza NYC This March

Japan’s hottest export, WagakkiBand is poised for an encore visit to the United States as guests of Austin‘s SXSW festival, and will be stopping in New York City to perform at Irving Plaza on March 14, 2016 as a headliner for the … READ MORE

Exclusives

Exclusive: Interview with Japanese Self-Produced Idol Unit, callme

Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi was given the opportunity to speak to J-Pop idol girl group callme in Tokyo and is so excited to reveal our conversation to you guys now! callme is a trio made up of former Dorothy Little Happy … READ MORE

Fashion

Hamasaki Ayumi collaborates with luxury Italian women’s clothing brand

Hamasaki Ayumi has announced a collaboration with luxury Italian women’s clothing brand “La Perla“. Established in 1954, “La Perla” specializes in lingerie, lounge wear, and accessories. While details of the collaboration have not been revealed yet, the key visual has … READ MORE

Food

Onigirazu rice sandwiches

( top photo ) You probably have had Onigiri in your life, correct? What kind is your favorite? If you ever been to “Convini”, a Japanese convenience store or Japanese market you know there’re so many kinds, flavors and fillings … READ MORE

Interviews

Exclusive: Interview with Japanese Self-Produced Idol Unit, callme

Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi was given the opportunity to speak to J-Pop idol girl group callme in Tokyo and is so excited to reveal our conversation to you guys now! callme is a trio made up of former Dorothy Little Happy … READ MORE

J-POP

Hamasaki Ayumi collaborates with luxury Italian women’s clothing brand

Hamasaki Ayumi has announced a collaboration with luxury Italian women’s clothing brand “La Perla“. Established in 1954, “La Perla” specializes in lingerie, lounge wear, and accessories. While details of the collaboration have not been revealed yet, the key visual has … READ MORE

J-Rock

X JAPAN FORCED TO POSTPONE MARCH 12 WEMBLEY SHOW DUE TO PATA’S ILLNESS

X JAPAN FORCED TO POSTPONE MARCH 12, 2016 WEMBLEY SHOW DUE TO PATA’S ILLNESS  DATE NOW RE-SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 4, 2017 ALL TICKETS SOLD REMAIN VALID FOR THE NEW DATE Due to completely unforeseen circumstances, X JAPAN have announced that … READ MORE

Live Reports

[LIVE REPORT] OBLIVION DUST in Tokyo (Akasaka BLITZ, 2015.12.22)

On December 22, OBLIVION DUST held their Tokyo performance of their “LIVE TOUR 2015 ‘Live Graffiti’” at Akasaka BLITZ. 日本語版はこちらから! Report: Emi Photographer: Toshikazu Oguruma   7:30 P.M. The members took the stage as a mechanical intro played in the … READ MORE

Manga

The Power of Planetes: How One Anime Warns of Space Junk

While a little over a decade old, Planetes still manages to address real scientific and environmental issues that will one day become serious problems, not least of which is the growing issue of space junk. Planetes is part of a … READ MORE

Miscellaneous

GACKT SHADES IDOL GROUPS OVER CD SPECIAL BONUSES

After coming out against the “Cool Japan” campaign recently, Gackt is tackling another controversial issue: the inclusion of special bonuses with cds. This topic has been getting attention for the past few years in light of the idol boom. The … READ MORE

Movies

YUZURU HANYU TO MAKE ACTING DEBUT IN “TONO, RISOKU DE GOZARU!”

On May 14, “Tono, Risoku de Gozaru!” will be released in theaters across Japan. The movie stars Abe Sadao, Eita, Tsumabuki Satoshi, Matsuda Ryuhei, Chiba Yudai, Takeuchi Yuko, Yamamoto Maika, and Johnny WEST’s Shigeoka Daiki. “Tono, Risoku de Gozaru!” also marks the acting debut of Yuzuru Hanyu. “Tono, … READ MORE

Music

Hamasaki Ayumi collaborates with luxury Italian women’s clothing brand

Hamasaki Ayumi has announced a collaboration with luxury Italian women’s clothing brand “La Perla“. Established in 1954, “La Perla” specializes in lingerie, lounge wear, and accessories. While details of the collaboration have not been revealed yet, the key visual has … READ MORE

News

Hamasaki Ayumi collaborates with luxury Italian women’s clothing brand

Hamasaki Ayumi has announced a collaboration with luxury Italian women’s clothing brand “La Perla“. Established in 1954, “La Perla” specializes in lingerie, lounge wear, and accessories. While details of the collaboration have not been revealed yet, the key visual has … READ MORE

Romance

moumoon’s YUKA is married!

moumoon vocalist YUKA recently revealed through her official account that she is now married. According to the announcement, YUKA registered her marriage with a business man her age on New Year’s Day. She stated, “I hope to build a healthy … READ MORE

Sports

TOKYO FASHION: ONITSUKA TIGER X ANDREA POMPILIO SS’16 AT MBFWT

Exploding with energy and attitude the Onitsuka Tiger x Andrea Pompilio Spring 2016 runway presentation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO was a truly spellbinding show. In an inspired take on surf-culture designer Andrea Pompilio brought a ton of his own punk meets … READ MORE

Style

Hamasaki Ayumi collaborates with luxury Italian women’s clothing brand

Hamasaki Ayumi has announced a collaboration with luxury Italian women’s clothing brand “La Perla“. Established in 1954, “La Perla” specializes in lingerie, lounge wear, and accessories. While details of the collaboration have not been revealed yet, the key visual has … READ MORE

Tech

OMAKASE announces Black Friday special combining first two merchandise boxes, Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine and music exclusives

OMAKASE announces Black Friday special combining first two merchandise boxes, Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine and music exclusives Launch box featuring Kill la Kill and upcoming box featuring Naruto Shippuden offered in combined bundle through Cyber Monday Viewster, the worldwide video streaming service, announced … READ MORE

Television

AKB48’s Minegishi Minami shows off her toned figure in CM for a private gym

AKB48 member Minegishi Minami stars in the second CM for private gym ‘RIZAP‘. For the first CM, Minegishi succeeded in shaping up her body in just 2 months. In the second CM, available in 2 versions “Minegishi Minami: RIZAP’s Meal” … READ MORE

Travel

Top 10 Illumination Spots in Japan 2015

If you’ve ever been to Japan during the holiday season, you probably noticed the massive amounts of illumination spreading all over the cities. In fact, there are approximately 500 different illumination spots in Japan! Walker Plus visited each spot and created … READ MORE

Video Games

What would YOU ask the #1 Japanese Gaming Girl YouTuber?

Roabbit: Gaming Girl YouTuber in Japan! Gaming channels are undoubtedly the #1 most consumed content on YouTube. In the most recent years, Japan has hop on board that trend of watching people play and commentate over video games. But do … READ MORE

Visual Kei

X JAPAN FORCED TO POSTPONE MARCH 12 WEMBLEY SHOW DUE TO PATA’S ILLNESS

X JAPAN FORCED TO POSTPONE MARCH 12, 2016 WEMBLEY SHOW DUE TO PATA’S ILLNESS  DATE NOW RE-SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 4, 2017 ALL TICKETS SOLD REMAIN VALID FOR THE NEW DATE Due to completely unforeseen circumstances, X JAPAN have announced that … READ MORE

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