Arriving in the UK with a Bang at this summer’s Hyper Japan, CHARISMA.COM’s own unique electronic music approach certainly made an impact. Although they had been friends at school, it wasn’t until Itsuka and Gonchi left that the pair entertained … Read More

Summer arrives with LYRICAL SCHOOL

After bringing the wonderful ‘RUN and RUN’ with its unique video, Tokyo-based outfit lyrical school return with the seasonal ‘Summer Foundation’. The video for ‘Summer Foundation’ uses synchronised firework choreography that was filmed at the Aioi Peron Festival at the … Read More


As the UK enjoys its traditional 5 days of summer it’s time once again for HYPER JAPAN to open its doors for another weekend of the best of Japan. As the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine and entertainment, … Read More

BROKEN DOLL in Concert

Ahead of Hyper Japan, rock-pop outfit BROKEN DOLL will be performing at a special show tomorrow alongside other great Japanese acts. Formed in 2006, Broken Doll are a four-person outfit with Sachi on vocals, guitar and chorus by Kensuke, Yuu … Read More


The design genius of Sebastian Masuda and 6%DOKIDOKI will be appearing on our shores this week. Already well known for his association with the colourful designs of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Sebastian Masuda will be staging a special workshop in London’s … Read More

PERFUME Stage London Gallery Exhibition

Technopop stars PERFUME will be celebrating the release of their forthcoming vinyl and Blu-ray releases this August with a special gallery exhibition in London on 6th/7th August. The exhibition will offer up a rare opportunity for people to see outfits … Read More


Ahead of KYARY PAMYU PAMYU’s return to the UK this month, a chance to reflect on her dazzling 5 years in music… Since her musical debut in 2011 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has swiftly become not only one of the leading … Read More

London Anime & Gaming Con Summer 2016

The LONDON AND ANIME GAMING CON returns for its summer event! J-POP GO will be on DJ duties for the Friday night segment of the event. Baka Punk will be on hand to spin tunes for Saturday night and Bass … Read More

Scarlett Young at Geek-Con 3

Back for its third year at Birtley, Blaydon and Central Libraries, the team at Anime Attacks brings you Geek-Con 3! Among the guests at this year’s event is Scarlett Young. One of the UK’s brightest singing talents, Scarlett’s powerful voice … Read More

Toco Nikaido & Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker

The Barbican will be home to the visually kinetic performances of Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker this month. The unique outfit was cultivated by Japanese theatre director, actress, singer and choreographer Toco Nikaido. Originally formed as Banana Gakuen Junjo Otome-gumi (Banana … Read More


Taking a change of style from the SUSHI ROCK nights, GENKI BEATS is a celebration of all types of music hitting Leeds this July. DJ Yamada will be playing a wide selection of Japanese and Korean tunes with anime and … Read More

MAN WITH A MISSION announce London date

Having cultivated a fervent fanbase in Japan and around the world, the rock combo known as MAN WITH A MISSION have been hard at work extending to a global audience. As part of that plan, MAN WITH A MISSION had … Read More


Two Japanese outfits will be making their UK debut this month at MCM London Comic Con in the form of BAND-MAID and AMATSUKI. BAND-MAID is a 5-piece rock outfit from Japan who came to attention via their videos for ‘Thrill’ … Read More


Everyone’s favourite metal maids return with album No. 2… The rapid rise of BABYMETAL as a global phenomenon certainly took people by surprise. That it happened in a period of time in which other Japanese outfits have been trying their … Read More


Raw idol goodness from Ebichu… The idol scene appears to be going through a particularly active period at the moment with both new groups and old groups jostling for position. It’s a situation that’s also been accentuated by the emergent … Read More


Go go gadget Dempa… With the release of their fourth studio album Gogo Dempa, appear to be on the path to establishing themselves as veteran idols. The real question is whether of not this suggests an evolution in their … Read More


In the continuing arms race of clever videos it’s down to idol outfit lyrical school to push the envelope with their mobile phone-friendly pv for ‘RUN and RUN’… Originally starting out as tengal6 back in 2010, the Tokyo-based group recreated … Read More


PERFUME return with an album of quality and distinction… It’s been 3 years since Perfume’s last studio album LEVEL3 – a time that’s seen J-Pop continually evolving while more and more acts enter an increasingly busy scene. Perfume have enjoyed … Read More

THE TOMBOYS Live in London

With the chilly winter weather still with us, London was warmed by the arrival of 4-piece rock outfit THE TOMBOYS who were making their overseas live debut as part of a Japan Underground showcase… The venue of choice was The … Read More


A guide to the Japanese indie rock outfit It’s always hard to say goodbye to a band that you love, especially when their music has had a major impact on your life. You know the kind we are talking about: … Read More

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