Music

New ClariS Member Karen Revealed in Lis Ani! Magazine stars

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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

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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

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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.

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.