music

Cowboy Bebop’s original composer is coming back for the Netflix live-action version

If “get everybody and the stuff together” means “get Yoko Kanno and her amazing musical talent,” then yes, it’s time to jam.

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7 MEN Samurai leading charge of Johnny’s new wave, need your help translating

From playing their own instruments to scaring the crap out of each other, these six 7 MEN are changing the face of Japanese idols.

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The case of Hyde’s stolen hydrangea in Wakayama City

On the bright side, he could probably write a song about this.

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J-pop megastar Utada Hikaru’s haunting new music video for “Pink Blood” is here!【Video】

Anime theme song deals with the solitude that can come with learning to care for yourself.

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Final Fantasy gets new vinyl music collection with Final Fantasy IV-Song of Heroes

Selected soundtrack from first 16-bit cartridge game in the series includes two arrangements of each piece of music.

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The Station Idol Latch! project gifts us with 30 male idols for 30 Yamanote Line stations

JR East’s newest venture reimagines each of the 30 stations on Tokyo’s most famous train line as a singing and performing idol.

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Sheena Ringo’s latest music video leaves us spellbound by its traditional Japanese aesthetics

Tokyo Jihen pays homage to multiple facets of traditional Japanese culture in this breathtaking new music video.

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Pikachu and Katy Perry co-star in adorable, uplifting  ”Electric” music video【Video】

Pop star and Pokémon are here to charge up our emotional batteries.

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Here’s what Japanese netizens think of the U.S.’s top 20 most-picked karaoke songs

How do America’s karaoke selections compare to Japan’s?

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Meet Aloma: the Japanese male idol group cheering on moms through the trials of child-rearing

A truly one-of-a-kind boy band.

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Cultural Affairs Commissioner thinks some Japanese music sucks, angers many

Newly appointed commissioner bringing a little X Factor to cultural promotion.

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Anime voice actress Megumi Hayashibara’s Lina Inverse will hold virtual VTuber concert

Slayers star takes virtual stage, with one more anime sorceress along for the fun.

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J-pop star Utada Hikaru teases new music video in preview for her latest anime theme【Videos】

Six seconds is all fans need to hear to know another hit is on the way, but there’s a longer preview too.

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Cup Noodle adapts Internet hit song “Kao-don” into new commercial

This commercial is about as addictive as Cup Noodle itself.

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Japan’s 59-year-old “eternal idol” amazes fans with hasn’t-aged-a-day self-cover【Video】

Basically, Seiko Mazda stopped aging in 1988.

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All-time greatest anime song singer releases all albums, 41 singles for online streaming services

On her birthday, Megumi Hayashibara gives fans a reason to celebrate too.

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There’s a special, familial reason Utada Hikaru looks so natural and unguarded in her new video

Part of the 21-million-view video for Evangelion theme “One Last Kiss” was filmed by a five-year-old.

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Anti-stalker Male Voice Clip Collection for Women Who Live Alone released by Japanese band【Video】

Golden Bomber wants to help women keep unwanted callers and visitors from knowing they live by themselves.

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Utada Hikaru explains “why getting over someone is so painful”

J-pop star reflects on the people she’s had to say goodbye to, and why that can hurt like nothing else.

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2020: The year of ARASHI that never was

Even ARASHI can’t always get what they want.

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