PERFUME Gallery Experience

PERFUME stage an exhibition of tour and video outfits for UK fans… For an outfit such as PERFUME, it’s quite rare to be able to explore the elements that make the group work and assess it outside of the context … Read More

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DEMPAGUMI.INC Interview

The Idol Pop wonder that is DEMPAGUMI.INC have been knocking out tunes since 2008. They sprung back into action this year with new album Gogo Dempa – and in an exclusive interview we take a look at how the idol … Read More

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LADYBABY loses LADYBEARD

LADYBABY, the idol unit that captured everyone’s attention with their 2015 tune ‘Nippon Manju’, have parted ways with Ladybeard. Rumours of line-up changes had been in the air since LADYBABY had gone on a hiatus in April this year. But … Read More

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KYARY PAMYU PAMYU in London

As the world of J-pop continues to expand its global reach, it’s time for KYARY PAMYU PAMYU to demonstrate how she’s managed to retain her high profile as she embarks on the KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016. Marking … Read More

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CHARISMA.COM Interview

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

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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

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HYPER JAPAN Preview

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

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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

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SEBASTIAN MASUDA and 6%DOKIDOKI In London

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

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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

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KYARY PAMYU PAMYU at Koko

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

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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

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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

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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

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GENKI BEATS

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

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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

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BAND-MAID/AMATSUKI at MCM London Comic Con

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

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BABYMETAL – METAL RESISTANCE

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

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SHIRITSU EBISU CHUGAKU – Anarchy

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

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DEMPAGUMI.INC – Gogo Dempa

Go go gadget Dempa… With the release of their fourth studio album Gogo Dempa, Dempagumi.inc 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

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