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Man With A Mission Concert Impressions stars

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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.

Perfume 3rd World Tour Includes USA! stars

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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

AKB48 Announces Results for 37th Single Senbatsu Election stars

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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.

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

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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.

"Rising Hope" Single Cover Released! stars

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LiSA’s Rising Hope will be released on May 7, 2013 (JST). With five weeks left until her new single release, the cover for the single Rising Hope has been released on both Sony Music Japan and Aniplex websites. Read More Below.

ELISA's new "Millenario" single to be released first in USA! stars


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Just in time for ELISA's appearance in Seattle at Sakura-Con next month, new information about ELISA’s single Millenario has been released. Millenario is set to be released on April 30, 2014 in Japan, and will be released first in the United States on iTunes on April 16, 2014. Read More Below.

LiSA 2014 Budokan Concert Report stars

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Japanese popstar LiSA held her very first concert at the prestigious Nippon Budokan arena on January 3, 2014. For many artists, performing at Budokan is an honor and a life long dream. The-O Network was fortunate enough to attend and provide coverage of the sold out event. If you are a fan of Fate/Zero or Sword Art Online, chances are you will recognize songs that were performed that night.

Sekai Project’s 2013 Moe Headphones Doujin Book Surpasses Expectations on Kickstarter stars

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Illustrated by Lunatic Joker, a circle (group) name for Tsukigami Luna (pen name), Sekai Project has launched a Kickstarter campaign to translate a 52-page softcover book featuring six designer headphones accentuated with ‘kawaii’ girls wearing the equipment. The book also includes headphone discussions with nine different Namco sound engineers and more.

ClariS 1st Live Report stars

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On January 5, 2014, Japanese hit duo sensation ClariS held their first live event titled 2014 New Year's Festival Hajimari no Yokan at Zepp Tokyo. Tickets were sold on a lottery basis. At the event ClariS revealed their newest character image designed from the upcoming anime adaptation of Nisekoi which will feature ClariS' song, "CLICK."