Earlier today, DEGICA and IXTL announced that the previously revealed Muv-Luv Kickstarter has gone live. Written by Koki Yoshimune in 2003, the campaign is hoping to raise $250,000.00 to by November 3rd bring the Muv-Luv universe to English shores. Additionally, the company announced that they will be inviting one lucky winner to Japan to meet the production team and hang out with them on an all-expenses paid trip for one week.
Earlier today, Japanese rock band SCANDAL's newest album Hello World, was released on iTunes and Amazon. Featuring their newest single "Image," which features a composition and lyrics by MAMI, Hello World looks to be the group's latest success in a long line of albums that have all achieved top 5 status on the Oricon Charts in Japan.
Fresh off the release of her newest album SxWxAxG, former AKB48 pop-star, and current fashion-icon, will be showcasing her talents for the first time in America at the J-POP SUMMIT 2014 in San Francisco. She will be performing on Saturday July 19th at 7:50pm in Union Square and at 11:00 am at the Pagoda Stage in Japantown. For many overseas AKB48 fans this is a dream come true, so be sure to enter the J-POP Summit Festival contest to win an invitation to a special meet & greet session at 5:00 pm on the 19th!
Today, it was announced that the "KAWAii!!"-themed fashion shows, concerts and live performances will be returning for the annual San Francisco J-POP festival. Fans will have an opportunity to revel in edgy sides of J-POP style through autographs and meet-and-greets with some of J-Pop fashion's best upcoming stars.
In addition, there will be a J-POP Summit KAWAii!! Pop-Up shop featuring a fashion boutique full of unique items and labels from Tokyo. The shop will be open inside the NEW PEOPLE building at 1746 Post St. in San Francisco.
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As one of the upcoming Guests of Honor at San Francisco's annual J-POP Summit at Japantown, the 5-member all-girl dance group Tokyo Girls Style will be performing and singing live this July 19&20th in the U.S. for their first time. In addition, the group has announced that they have launched a crowd-funding project, "Let's All Join Hands to Make Sunflowers Bloom Girls' Style in San Francisco."
For those of us who haven't forgotten that believing in our hearts is magic, Studio TRIGGER's announcement that the highly coveted Collector's Edition of Little Witch Academia is now available from TRIGGER's global online shop. The collector's edition includes a Blu-ray disc that features the twenty-six minute episode that started it all, the sixty-six minute making-of-video entitled, "How the Magic Was Born," an original soundtrack and a 112-page art book filled with storyboards, sketches, character art and other high-quality illustrations.
May'n's latest single "Kyou ni Kojiro" to be released January 29, 2014. The song will be used in the anime adaptation of Morohe Yoshida's Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. Full details and press release after the jump.
Ever wonder what would happen if you were to dress your favorite video game console in a dress and ask them to sing pop music? Well, then NIS America's newest acquisition of Hyperdimension Neptunia PP should be right up your alley.
Japanese video game developer Idea Factory Co., Ltd., (Hyperdimension Neptunia, Record of Agarest War and the otome visual novel title Hakuoki) announced today the establishment of its new Western branch located in California, USA.