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Evangelion singer cancels appearance at anime orchestra concert over use of AI-generated artwork

“Cruel Angel’s Thesis” singer says she can’t see eye-to-eye with organizers of Tokyo anime concert series.

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Epic Japanese rock band Luna Sea to return to Tokyo Dome for the first time in 14 years

Luna Sea, one of the defining sounds of Japanese rock, will take to the stage of Japan’s preeminent music venue as part of its 35th anniversary tour.

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What it’s like to attend an idol concert where they’re singing lyrics that you wrote【Pt. II】

Our musician reporter Seiji attends the one-year anniversary concert of idol group Gilty x Gilty, who sang a song that he penned.

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Multi-orchestra video game music festival to be held at the online Tokyo Game Show 2021

TGS2021 is making the best of yet another online convention.

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Anime song dance performance group Real Akiba Boys: combining the otaku life with street dancing

Anime music and breakdancing? Sign us up!

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We take on Japan’s latest crazy anime pose: The two-person peace sign【Photos】

The part about being a bishonen idol is entirely optional

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Scuffle with iron pipe breaks out at anime music concert, police quell the belligerent otaku

Net users agree that the antics of these so-called fans were just plain rude.

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DJ Hello Kitty drops the beat and F-bombs at all-night Sanrio Puroland Halloween event【Video】

“Motherf#%$ers, go!”

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Mega Man rock concert coming this July in honor of 30th anniversary

Time to look back at the fine history of Mega Man… except the Captain N stuff. Let’s all agree to forget about that.

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Golden Bomber wows the crowd with an eight-second concert

Sometimes less is more….

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Robot-performed Love Live! idol show in Akihabara sums up Japan in one video【Video】

Robots? Check. Anime? Check. Creepy but still cute? Oh definitely check.

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Hey! You’ll definitely want to listen to the Legend of Zelda’s 30th Anniversary concerts

It’s dangerous to go alone, so go forth with epic and powerful music.

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Is the year-end Arashi Concert about to go high-tech with facial recognition for attendees?

Rumors are flying around the Japanese internet that facial recognition technology may be introduced at least partially at the Arashi concerts being held later this month.

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The city of Dazaifu, located in Fukuoka Prefecture, has a couple of nice cultural sites, such as the Tenmangu Shinto shrine and Komyozenji Buddhist temple. It’s pretty short on modern, youth-oriented attractions, though, so many of the city’s younger residents were probably thrilled when they heard that Momoiro Clover Z, one of Japan’s most popular idol units, would be holding a concert in their relatively sleepy town.

Many of them were less thrilled, though, when it was announced that the concert would be held only for male fans, a decision that’s drawn complaints from a local women’s group.

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Perfume announce re-release of LEVEL3 in time for world tour in November

Perfume have announced an autumn release date for a new bonus edition of their album LEVEL3. The worldwide release in October will come just before the Japanese girl group make their US concert debut in early November. LEVEL3 was released in Japan last year, and the worldwide re-release will be via label Astralwerks.

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BABYMETAL plays first ever US show, bootleg videos leave us wowed

Continuing their meteoric rise to international stardom, BABYMETAL has checked off another box on their world conquest to-do list: Playing a headline show in the US!

The show this weekend has even made waves in Japan thanks to a fan video uploaded to YouTube shortly after the group’s LA tour. Check it out below!

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What do Snoop Dogg, Avril Lavigne, and Kanye have in common? They’ve all canceled on Japan

The recent announcement of Paul McCartney’s illness and subsequent cancelation of concerts in Japan has disappointed many of his fans. But hey, the guy is 71 years old and still rocking out so we all shouldn’t be too hard on him. The sudden cancellation did, however, make some netizens realize just how often this sort of thing happens when it comes to Paul’s concerts (he has a whopping 51% cancellation rate in Japan to be exact). It also reminded many Japanese concert-goers of other foreign artists who have decided to not perform at the last minute…and there’s been a lot of them recently.

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American-born J-POP singer Nicholas Edwards’ first concert delights fans!

You may recall that we ran an article about two months ago featuring American-born J-POP singer Nicholas Edwards, who studied Japanese and moved from Oregon to Japan in pursuit of his dream to become a singer here. Now, three years after his move, his singing career certainly seems to be moving in the right direction.

This year, he released his debut single from a major Japanese music label in July, followed by a double mini album in  October, and as mentioned in our previous article, he also performed at his very first concert this past Sunday at The Garden Hall in Ebisu. And yes, we were able to get tickets and see and hear Edwards live! So, to follow up on our article from October, here’s our report on Edward’s debut concert, “Silent Night 2013“.

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Just because playing video games is the preferred hobby of many nerds and otaku-types (like us!) doesn’t mean they lack class. Game music in particular has improved in leaps and bounds over the years, almost as much as the graphics themselves. These days, many big-budget games contain fully orchestrated scores by famous movie composers, and even those that don’t can be arranged to fit a symphony.

This weekend at San Diego Comic Con, a performance of symphonic video game music called Video Games Live will be taking place. And, for the first time ever, this highly anticipated show will be broadcast around the world, thanks to the live streaming web services at Twitch.

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