SCANDAL World Tour 2015 Tickets Now on Sale stars

Featuring stops in Chicago, Los Angeles, Anaheim and Mexico, all-female Japanese band SCANDAL has announced that tickets for their 2015 North American tour are now on sale, along with a select number of VIP tickets. Click the jump for more information.

ANISONG WORLD TOUR to Invade Vegas January 16th and 17th stars


In conjunction with Otakon Vegas 2015, Japanese and anime music label Lantis Records recently announced that they will be bringing seven major artists to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on January 16th and 17th to spread word about Anisong to American fans. Scheduled to tour across six cities, Lantis will be kicking off the ANISONG WORLD TOUR- LANTIS FESTIVAL in Nevada to bring American fans the enjoyment of anime and video game music.

Featured singers include: JAM Project, Yoko Ishida, Yousei Teikoku, ChouCho, Faylan, Sayaka Sasaki and bamboo of milktub fame.

Perfume WORLD TOUR 3rd Los Angeles Impressions stars

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By now you may have heard of the international hit sensation Perfume. Their music has been featured in Pixar's Cars 2 movie and they recently made a cameo appearance in American alternative rock group OK Go's music video, "I Won't Let You Down." On November 9, 2014, after two “World Tours” oddly both skipping North America, I am composing this article as Perfume is performing live on stage at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Check out our report!

Luna Haruna Builds Gunpla on Display at the Gundam Expo stars

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Luna Haruna is well known for her love of anime and manga culture. As a singer, her music has been featured in Fate/Zero and Sword Art Online. Luna tweeted photos from her visit to the Gundam Expo World Tour in Akihabara. Check out below for more information.

SCANDAL "Image" Single Impressions stars

Internationally recognized Japanese rock band, Scandal, has just released their 20th single titled "Image" on November 19th, just in time to be included for their upcoming album Hello World to be released in two weeks.

New ClariS Member Karen Revealed in Lis Ani! Magazine stars


Earlier this week, the official Japanese website for the pop duo ClariS was updated with a character visual for the newest member Karen, illustrated by Otohiko Takano. As the replacement for Alice, who left the duo to focus on her studies, Karen made her debut with the song "Clear Sky," which was included as a bonus CD with M-ON! Entertainment's Lis Ani! Magazine.

The magazine also revealed that the duo will be singing the ED for the upcoming Tsukimonogatari anime, Border and that they will be doing their very first live show during Lis Ani! Live 5 on January 25, 2015.

ANISONG World Tour to Feature a Las Vegas Pit Stop in 2015 stars


As part of the Lantis Festival 2014 Tokyo Live, it was announced by Jam project member, Kageyama Hironobu that there will be an Overseas tour tour starting in Las Vegas from January 16-17th, followed by a stop in Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei and one additional city.

“Persona Concert” to be Held at Taiyou Con Next January stars


For fans of video game JRPG series Persona, Shoji Meguro's evocative compositions have always played a key role in accentuating the immersive environments found in the Shin Megami Tensei, Catherine and Trauama Center video game series. Most recently, his popularity has skyrocketed thanks to in part to his Persona 3 and Persona 4 soundtracks featuring the vocals of Shihoko Hirata, Lotus Juice and Yumi Kawamura.

LiSA releases her 6th single, “BRiGHT FLiGHT / L. Miranic” stars

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Earlier this year, J-pop starlet LiSA released her 5th single, "Rising Hope" which became the opening theme song to the hit anime series The Irregular at Magic High School and climbed all the way to number four spot on the Oricon Music Charts in Japan. Today, her 6th single "BRiGHT FLiGHT/ L. Miranic" was officially released on the North American iTunes store- a near month before its scheduled release in Japan!

Man With A Mission Concert Impressions stars


Although wolves might be extinct in the wilderness of Japan, they continue to live on the stage in the music industry. On July 8, the Japanese band, Man With A Mission, graced San Francisco with their presence. The venue was at the Bottom of the Hill in the Portrero Hill neighborhood. Compared to some of the venues I've been to before, the one that Man With A Mission played at was tiny. They've sold out places like the Nippon Budokan and various arenas around Japan as well as appeared at France's massive Japan Expo. For a band that only a few years ago was self-produced they have had a meteoric rise.