AN CAFE Summer release

Nyappy News update: As well as their forthcoming World Tour, An Cafe also have a new min-album due for release this August in Japan. No details of the album’s title or tracks has been released yet, but the release will … Read More

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Project MARSHMALLOW

A few astute J-Pop Go viewers would have spotted references to Project MARSHMALLOW dotted about here and there and perhaps have asked what exactly is it and how does it relate to J-Pop Go. Project Marshmallow is an idea that … Read More

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The Return of AYA HIRANO

The success of popular anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya proved to be an equally enormous boost for seiyuu and musician Aya Hirano, who provided the voice for title character Haruhi. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya follows the story of … Read More

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PUFFY covers album gets Summer release

Classic J-Pop duo get the covers treatment With a new single due this week, Puffy fans are also in for a treat when a new covers album of Puffy songs gets released in July. The album Puffy Covers will feature … Read More

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ARASHI Live DVD details

ARASHI have a live DVD scheduled for release later this month and have issued a promo video with details. The DVD features footage shot at their 2 day concert at the National Olympic Stadium last September. The concert featured the … Read More

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2012 YG Entertainment Auditions

If you’ve been inspired by K-Pop or J-Pop to launch your own music career then you might want to make yourself available for an audition being conducted in London next month by YG Entertainment (home of 2NE1 and BIGBANG). The … Read More

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Introducing BiS

A phrase such as ‘idol group’ will conjure up particular images and ideas in your average J-Pop fan that are not going to be that dissimilar from the many acts dominating the contemporary Japanese charts. So it’s a refreshing surprise … Read More

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New SHONEN KNIFE video

Rock trio release new video With the forthcoming release of SHONEN KNIFE’s new album POP TUNE, here’s their new video of the title track. POP TUNE is due for release on 6th June 2012. http://www.shonenknife.net http://www.damnably.com/

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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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