music

Vote on your favorite Detective Conan opening or ending as beloved franchise hits 1,000 episodes

Can you pick your favorite out of 115 songs?

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AKB48’s Indonesian spin-off group JKT48 forced to downsize due to pandemic

JKT48 + COVID-19 = -26

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Pokémon chooses Katy Perry for 25th anniversary celebration song teased in awesome Poké Ball video

Video promises the song is going to be “electric.”

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Foo Fighters unveil an exclusive new Japanese sake

Collaboration between rock legends and an esteemed sake brewery is every bit as good as it sounds.

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Here’s why Japanese supermarkets play “cheap” background music all day, according to Twitter

There’s a reason why they don’t play other kinds of music!

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Mr. Sato remembers the hit song of 2020, it’s because of that $100 Dolce & Gabbana mask of his

Can you put a price on true comfort? Dolce & Gabbana can.

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Utada Hikaru sings, Eva fights Eva in jaw-dropping new trailer for final Evangelion movie【Video】

An emotional preview for the conclusion of 25 years of anime history.

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Japanese Ariana Grande performs “Positions” in parody music video

Yuriyana Grande dances in her bedroom, the kitchen, and…the White House?

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2020 got you down? Finish not with a Big Bang, but like a Dynamite, with new BTS-themed coffee

Wash all your Blood Sweat & Tears away with this coffee collaboration between the world’s premier K-pop boy band and a Japanese online retailer.

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Sylvanian Families x Technics—we discover DJ turntable replicas are perfect for mini animal raves

Time to end the year on DJcore rather than cottagecore.

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Evangelion welcomes back Utada Hikaru for final movie’s theme song, vinyl collected release

”First Love” singer closes out Rebuild of Evangelion with “One Last Kiss.”

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Yoshiki’s first photo book in 28 years becomes bestseller in Japan

Looks like he’s still got it.

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How to play Totoro’s mysterious flute from My Neighbour Totoro【Pics & Video】

Magical ocarina from the Studio Ghibli anime film is now available to purchase.

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Colorful, temporary street piano boosts spirits of commuters, pianists, with live otaku music

There’s nothing like live piano music to sooth the soul!

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How can you maximize the calories you burn singing karaoke?【Experiment】

Yes, Japanese karaoke machines will tell you how many calories you used singing.

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Anime music legend Yoko Kanno to compose music for Japan’s Takarazuka all-female revue

Creator of soundtracks for Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell franchises working on play set on the Silk Road.

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Former sixth SMAP member wins motorcycle championship, fulfilling 24-year promise with bandmates

Fans dub November “The Day that United SMAP”.

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Handsome Japanese rickshaw drivers get hot and steamy in their new music video

All to promote Japanese culture, of course.

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My Neighbour Totoro train jingles now playing at Tokorozawa Station【Videos】

Have a listen to the five new Ghibli departure melodies delighting passengers in Japan right now.

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The unforgettable Dragon Quest theme music took an amazingly short time to write, composer says

Or an amazingly long one, depending on how you’re counting.

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