SPUTNIKO! gets Honorary Award

Multi-talented electropop artist Sputniko! has won an Honorary Mention Award at Ars Electronica 2012 in Linz, Austria. The Award was for Sputniko!’s ‘Menstruation Machine’ video which was originally unveiled in 2010. “What does Menstruation mean, biologically, culturally and historically, to … Read More

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K-ON! WEEK Winner!

During our K-ON! WEEK we ran a competition to win a copy of the K-ON! Complete Series DVD. The comp featured the following question: What keyboard does Mugi usually play in the series? The answer was, of course, that Mugi … Read More

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May’n to release recent albums in US

HEAT, the new album from May’n, is due for release via iTunes in the US later this month alongside her 2011 release If you… May’n is probably best known for her contribution to Macross Frontier when she became the singing … Read More

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K-ON! Fans United

Fan Pop Go! What is it about K-On! that appeals to its many fans? Lizzie Ooi went to this year’s Kitacon event to chat to the attendees about the Hokago girls to get their views on the characters and the … Read More

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The Girl Power Revolution of K-ON!

It’s not just for boys! Can K-On! simply be categorised as a moe series pandering to a male audience? Or is it lending inspiration to the female audience and encouraging their own musical ambitions? Kat Kourbetti looks at the issue… … Read More

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K-ON! Kompetition!

To coincide with our K-ON! WEEK of features and articles, we also have a great competition in which you can win your own copy of K-ON! THE COMPLETE SERIES courtesy of Manga Entertainment. Simply answer a quick question about K-On! … Read More

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A chat with FINNY ATTRIDGE

Catching up with one the UK’s most talented performers… As a rising star on the UK’s Japanese culture scene, Finny Attridge has already been a contestant for the Hyper Japan UK Kawaii Star Of The Year contest, Miss Teen Queen … Read More

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AN CAFE to play London in November

Harajuku pop outfit to hit London… Following the news of their comeback in April, Harajuku Dance Rock outfit AN CAFE have announced plans for a third world tour – including a date in London. The tour, titled NYAPPY GO AROUND … Read More

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KYARY PAMYU PAMYU album tracks revealed

It’s a KPP revolution… As previously reported, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has a new album scheduled for release next month. PAMYU PAMYU REVOLUTION now has a track listing and details of the various releases. This is Kyary’s first full length album … Read More

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K-ON! Videos

As our K-On! week continues, it’s time to look at some of the finest musical moments from the classic anime series. From rocktastic opener Cagayake! Girls to the J-Pop goodness of Fuwa Fuwa Time, plus the best of the insert … Read More

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AYUMI’s Evolution chosen for film theme

The legendary J-Pop star on film duties… Ayumi Hamasaki’s 2001 song ‘Evolution’ has been chosen as the theme song of new Japanese film Helter Skelter. The film, which is an adaptation from Kyoko Okazaki’s manga, stars Erika Sawajiri as a … Read More

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SALIA to release debut solo album

Unicorn Table’s singer strikes out in solo outing Salia, singer of pop rock outfit Unicorn Table, is releasing her debut album TRUST IN ME this June. Salia is better known globally for classics such as the theme song for Cutie … Read More

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New MOMOIRO CLOVER Z single on the way

Iconic idol outfit issue new single A new release from perpetual chirpy J-Pop outfit Momoiro Clover Z is due on 27th June. Although the title track details have yet to be revealed, the single will also feature ‘PUSH’, which is … Read More

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Introducing SPHERE

Anime Spheres As a group, Sphere have established themselves as providers for theme songs to a variety of anime series. The group also features two of the cast of classic anime series K-On! In fact Sphere consists of four established … Read More

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K-On! Week

Our K-ON! week starts here and we’ll be featuring a variety of articles discussing the series, the music, the inspirations and the fans throughout the week. Plus, we’ll have opportunities for you to win DVD copies of K-On! The Complete … Read More

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K-ON! Review

A look at the anime series phenomenon K-On! swiftly emerged as a classic anime series on its initial outing. As well as being seen to promote and encourage music, the series also managed to be great entertainment at the same … Read More

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