Eir Aoi is household name in the world of anisong (anime songs/music). In the past we've talked to Eir Aoi about her early career when she first started and even played a video game against her. Hear about some of the exciting things she did while in San Francisco for the J-POP Summit 2015.
For Android fans who want to make iOS and Windows Phone users jealous (this includes me), Asuna from the hit series Sword Art Online will wake you up in the mornings, give you weather, fortune, and appointment reminders in Japanese. Based on the press release, it appears with the purchase of the English language support add-on (really?), it will translate the menus, subtitles for Asuna's dialog, and allow for limited English voice command recognition. You can find the full list of commands here.
Follow us starting at 18:30 PST TONIGHT for our live tweet coverage (https://twitter.com/tononet) of the Idea Factory's Press Event in downtown San Francisco right before Sony's Playstation Experience event this weekend for the latest news and updates! Idea Factory CEO Haru Akenaga will be present alongside a surprised mystery guest.
What are YOU hoping to hear announced tonight?
A year since the release of “Fallen”, the ending theme for the popular TV anime series, ‘PSYCHO-PASS 2’. EGOIST’s 6th single has been released worldwide with another major anime tie-in! The newly released song has been chosen to be the main theme for the animated trilogy movie ‘Project Itoh’, which is scheduled to be released in 2016, with the cover illustration created specially by redjuice!
For our long term readers, you may be aware of my love for music rhythm games and the DJMax series probably made the largest impact on me. I've logged countless hours playing the Japanese version of DJMax Online back in 2006 and the successive PSP releases which is why I am quite excited for their announcement of SUPERBEAT: XONiC. PM Studios will be releasing two limited edition versions: an X-OTIC Collection with only 450 units available for $100 that contains the game, two OSTs, and two LP records, and a X-CLUSIVE Collection with 500 units containing the game and two OSTs. For hardcore fans of the series, they will know how rare the limited editions of the games are and will be available starting today October 9th, at 4PM PDT on the official store.
Little Witch Academia backers are rejoicing around the world as Studio Trigger in partnership with Goodsmile Company has started shipping out backer rewards. While some of you are waiting for your packages or are curious what the final contents are, let's take a very brief look at some of the goodies from the highest tiers of the Kickstarter and see if Trigger delivered on their promises.
Bright, cheerful, and full of energy, Little Glee Monster is a rising young Japanese girl group. Featuring powerfu vocals, their song "Gao Gao All-Star" appears as the fourth ending theme song for Pokemon XY. Learn more about the group in our video interview at J-POP Summit in San Francisco!
Welcome to the soft launch of our new website. If you are reading this then that means the migrations have went better than expected! With our growing content, we realized our old platform could no longer accomodate our needs. Our team has been working hard over the last couple of months working on the site as well as juggling interviews, translations, meetings. It will take a few more weeks for us stabilize some of the changes on the website. We've left plenty of room for our expansion for new features and content so look forward to them!
In the meantime, there will be some broken links, and minor layout issues. If you find any problems please feel free to let us about it in the comments. We'll be releasing backed up content as well as announcing plenty of giveaways over the next few weeks!
Celebrating it's second anniversary, Square-Enix held a 14 hour long stream that was filled with update news for upcoming changes and patches, to answering questions from fans. During one segment, voice actress veteran Rie Tanaka who voices Kan-E-Senna and Garuda in FFXIV, made a surprise appearance dressed up in the Thavnairian Bustier set from the game. Tanaka is probably best known for her roles as Lacus Clyne from Gundam Seed, Chii from Chobits, Suigintou from Rozen Maiden, and Mitsuru Kirijou from Persona 3.