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

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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!

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Man With A Mission Concert Impressions

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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.

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Perfume 3rd World Tour Includes USA!

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After being excluded from the first two world tours, fans in America can finally rejoice as the hit electronica idol group Perfume will be performing in the United States on November 9th, 2014 in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium. Oddly enough, the group will also be performing on November 15th, 2014 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York after performing in the UK on November 12th.

The Hollywood Palladium has a capacity of 3700 people while the Hammerstein can hold 2200 people and tickets will be handled through Ticket Master at roughly $35 not counting any additional applicable fees. No word yet when tickets will become available or on tour goods yet but we’ll let know as soon as more information is released. Besides USA and the UK, Taiwan and Singapore will also be part of the tour stop. We've included the tour trailer announcement below.

Which song would you want to see Perfume perform live?

You can find some additional information on the world tour's official page.

UPDATE: Tickets will be available to purchase here on Friday June 27, 2014 at 9AM PDT and be $48.35 ($35 ticket + $13.35 fee.) You may purchase presale tickets a day early on Thursday at 10AM PDT if you enter the presale code: loyalfan

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AKB48 Announces Results for 37th Single Senbatsu Election

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Over the weekend, Japanese idol group AKB48 announced the vote count results for the AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu General Election at Ajinomoto Stadium. For this election, the top 80 girls were chosen; an increase over the previous 64 girls from past elections. 263 girls were eligible for candidacy including members from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48 and HKT48. Unlike last year, girls who were previously incumbent members of AKB-affiliated groups for more than four years were not eligible.

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LiSA’s latest single “Rising Hope” Surfaces on iTunes Worldwide

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After reaching #2 on the Oricon music charts in Japan with "LANDSCAPE," J-pop artist LiSA's newest single "Rising Hope" has finally arrived on iTunes worldwide. Her fifth single, the title song is also the opening to Madhouse's twenty-six episode fantasy series The Irregular at Magic High School. The series is currently being simulcasted on a number of streaming services including Daisuki and Crunchyroll.

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