'Tokyo Idols'—NekoPOP Film Review
Kyoko Miyake's 'Tokyo Idols' focuses on the fringe, negative aspects of 'idol' fandom. With an unconcealed axe to grind, it's centered around a little-known twentysomething idol and her 43-year-old No. 1 fan. But is the reality actually this dark?
Tomomi Itano Back in New Photobook & Single
Tomomi Itano, formerly of AKB48, is slated to release two projects in February: her latest photobook, 'Wanderer,' and a new maxi-single, 'Just As I Am.'
FEMM Tease Future at CES 2018
J-pop musical mannequin duo FEMM are featured in a newly-released teaser video for an augmented reality/mixed reality presentation at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
Kamen Joshi Reach Record 3M FB Followers
Japanese underground idols Kamen Joshi achieved a social media milestone last week by surpassing 3 million Facebook followers.
Kamen Joshi Named Akihabara Ambassadors
In the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, masked girl idols Kamen Joshi have been appointed official ambassadors for Akihabara tourism.
BiSH Take 'My Landscape' Airborne
Japanese idol sextet BiSH are back with what may well be the most expensive alt-idol music video, shot on and around aircraft at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California.
'Fake' 3-D Brings FEMM Closer to Real
Japanese dance/pop mannequins FEMM have released a 'fake 3-D' music video for 'Do It Again feat. LIZ.'
FAMM’IN Discovers its 'Animus'
The female rap crew FAMM’IN, formed by FAKY, FEMM and Yup’in, has released its new song, 'Animus.'
Namie Amuro & Masaharu Fukuyama Rock Asahi
Superstars Namie Amuro and Masaharu Fukuyama join forces to promote Asahi’s new beer, Asahi Super Dry Extra Hard.
One Third of Ladybaby Back in Brats
Featuring Rei Kuromiya, formerly of Ladybaby, Japanese rock band Brats have released their new music video, 'Nounai Shoukyo Game,' the theme song from the upcoming film 'Slaveman.'
Former Ladybaby Back in New Video
Ladybaby may be gone, but it is not forgotten! Rie Kaneko and Rei Kuromiya return—sans 'Beard'—to present the music video for 'Sanpai! Goshuin girl☆.'
Tomomi Itano Hits the Gym for 'OMG'
Ex-AKB48 member Tomomi Itano has released the music video for her new song 'OMG.'
PassCode — 'Miss Unlimited'
Like your J-pop mixed with metal and retro video game sounds? You'll want to break out your old 'Contra' cartridge after giving PassCode a listen!
Tetsuya Komuro Debuts New 5-Girl Group DefWill
Tetsuya Komuro, the legendary producer behind Namie Amuro, Globe, Tomomi Kahala and other ground-breaking J-pop artists, is now putting his star-making power behind new girl group DefWill.
Perfume — Interview
One of the hottest pop acts in Japan, Perfume has released five albums, performed around the world, and in 2015 celebrated their 15th anniversary—and none of the group’s three members has hit 30 yet!
Utada Hikaru to Release New Album
Utada Hikaru has announced the release of her sixth original full album, and her first Japanese album of original work since 2008.
2 New FEMM Videos Inspired by '80s Sci-Fi
Drawing inspiration from the likes of 'Akira' and 'Blade Runner,' Japanese mannequin duo FEMM's 'Neon Twilight' and 'Countdown' are the official themes of Night Nation Run in Japan, a fun run event set on a night course with lights and music.
Namie Amuro's Rio Olympics Theme
J-pop princess Namie Amuro's 'Hero' will stand as the theme song for NHK's Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic broadcasts.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's 5th Anniversary Album
J-Pop phenom Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is celebrating her fifth anniversary as a major recording artist with the 'KPP Best' album, collecting over 24 songs and loaded with bonus features.
Alisa Mizuki 25th Anniversary Video Clips
Avex has released a large set of Alisa Mizuki’s music video clips to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the actress and pop singer’s recording debut.