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May'n SF Concert Photos and Video Interview

news rockyourbeatsAfter a spectacular performance in Los Angeles, Japanese popstar May Nakabayashi also known by her stage name as May'n, headed to her next location, Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant in San Francisco on June 23, 2012. The concert was part of her world tour titled "ROCK YOUR BEATS."

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  • Written by Theodore Mak
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May'n New Album and World Tour Announcement

Enews maynarlier this week, the official homepage for Japanese singer May'n announced she will be releasing her third full album titled Heat on March 21, 2012. The album will include the song "Scarlet Ballet" which was used as the OP (opening theme song) for the anime adaptation of Aria the Scarlet Ammo (Hidan no Aria), "Brain Diver" used in anime Phi Brain: Puzzle of God and a new song, "Heat of the Moment".

Her site also announced that she will be going on a world tour later this year titled "Rock Your Beats" though no countries have been specified yet. We will update as more information is released.

May'n made her first American performance back in 2010 at Anime Expo held in Los Angeles.

Promo videos for some of the songs on album included inside.

Update: additonal information and minor corrections made.

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  • Written by Theodore Mak
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American Fan Song in Hatsune Miku Arcade

Video game maker Sega had ran a contest for fans to submit their own songs for the popular rhythm arcade game, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade. One of the songs selected, Hanamai Tsukuyomi Tan (花舞月詠譚), was written by our own resident columnist and anime singer Yukie Dong with production done by the talented Hoskey. Congratulations to them both!

The song is freely available to download from Sega's own page.

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  • Written by Stephen Bajza
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Korean Vocaloid3's SeeU!

new seeUAs part of the birthday celebration of the highly popular Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, the Vocaloid 3 Korean Mascot was revealed ealier this week. Banking on the ever popular moe style, SeeU is a cat girl illustrated by Kkuem that just oozes adorableness. I know a lot of people love Hatsune Miku, but the cat ears and flowing hair won me over at a glance. She's voiced by Kim Tahi (Dahee), a super cute singer part of the up and coming K-pop group GLAM which has yet to debut.

A short audio clip was leaked in June which presented Tahi's inspired vocals. One of the first things of note is Vocaloid 3s step up in realism since the Auto-Tuned effect, heavily present in Vocaloid 2, is cut back immensely giving SeeU a less robotic voice. However, for those who love the Auto-Tuned style, Vocaloid 3 will allow users to switch between both modes.

Vocaloid 3 was announced earlier in June 2011 with a Korean, Spanish, and Chinese version planned. We have included the audio sample inside so check it out and see for yourself.

What do you think of SeeU? Tell us what you think!

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  • Written by Theodore Mak
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Berryz Kobo Girls @ Sakura-Con 2011 Photos

All female Japanese idol group, Berryz Kobo made their first debut appearance in America at Sakura-Con 2011. From holding a panel, to putting on a spectacular performance, fans were screaming and cheering everywhere.

Check out our awesome photos straight from the front stage of their performance!

Concert

Autograph Session/Panel

You can find the group's first US album and more information on the group over at JapanFiles.

Sakura-Con 2011 was held from April 6-8 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington.

 
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