music

J-rock legend Gackt puts music career on indefinite hiatus due to voice disorder

Decision was made to prioritize singer’s health and recovery.

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One Piece anime and J-rock band Radwimps pair up for awesome “Twilight” music video【Video】

English-subtitled We Are One short drama about One Piece fans gets theme song from band famous for Your Name hit in celebration of manga volume 100, TV episode 1,000.

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Utada Hikaru’s son says he doesn’t like being called “handsome,” J-pop star has wise advice

Sometimes the simplest reaction can feel like the hardest.

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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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Japanese mom’s son crashes her piano recital, melts the Internet’s heart【Video】

Mom’s big moment turns into an unforgettable family memory.

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Japanese idol concert goes ahead during heavy rain, creates crazy scenes for otaku near Mt Fuji

Mosh pit turns into a pond but that doesn’t stop the singing and dancing.

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Piko Taro holds virtual Pikofest to help kick off Paralympics in its official video game

Punch perms and leopard print for everyone!

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Tokyo Olympics comes to a close with anime opening ska remix at closing ceremony 【Video】

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Takarazuka theater troupe provide music as 2021 Tokyo Olympics wrap up.

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Fuji Rock Festival to send free COVID-19 test kits to all ticket holders

Anyone who tests positive and stays home will get a full refund.

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Demon Slayer, Attack on Titan, Slam Dunk, and more anime themes play at Tokyo Olympics【Videos】

Showing off a part of Japan’s music culture.

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Tokyo train stations get new Olympic melodies and signage for the Games

We check out the Tokyo 2020 official beat music being played at four special locations.

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Cornelius resigns from Olympics, suddenly pulled from Sony webpage and NHK shows too

It must have been something he said.

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Seiji and the spirit of Yngwie Malmsteen barge into Young Guitar magazine

When you’re Yngwie Malmsteen, you don’t need an invitation… even if you aren’t him.

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Why does a ’90s Japanese drama theme song calm crying babies? An acoustics expert explains

Who would have thought the theme song to Great Teacher Onizuka would actually be good for babies?

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Idol singer quitting group because otaku that show up to their concerts are “nasty”

Though maybe that shouldn’t have been such a surprise with this particular underground idol unit.

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Johnny & Associates partners with Neokyo to ship official idol goods outside of Japan

At last you can get your favorite Johnny’s idol goods delivered to your door anywhere in the world.

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Dragon Quest at Olympics opening ceremony? Game theme, Eva-connected song heard coming from stadium

Long-awaited start of the Tokyo Olympics might be a special treat for sports fans and otaku alike.

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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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