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YG Family Invites Again Fans To Their "YG Family 2014 World Tour: Power in Seoul"

J-pop Asia - 2 hours 25 min ago
YG Entertainment has been sharing some video teasers featuring its artists' invitations to fans for their "YG Family 2014 World Tour: Power in Seoul". Their second teaser features scenes from "AIA REAL LIFE NOW FESTIVAL 2014" in Jamsil Sports Complex Main Stadium, Seoul held on August 15th and 16th.
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TEEN TOP Add New Locations To Their World Tour

J-pop Asia - 4 hours 6 min ago
"TEEN TOP 2014 World Tour HIGH KICK" now includes several tour dates around South America: Chile and Colombia were added to the dates scheduled in Mexico, Panama and Peru.
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LDH Agency Reveal EXILE's Members New Names

J-pop Asia - 5 hours 2 min ago
EXILE's agency LDH has announced through their Twitter account that the members changed their names to symbolize the beginning of their "fourth chapter".
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DAIGO STARDUST Announces New Single For Next September

J-pop Asia - 5 hours 33 min ago
DAIGO, who's soon going to take part to VAMPS' Beast Party, has recently announced that his new single "CHANGE!! / Shinpaishou na Kanojo" will be released on September 10th.
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VAMPS Release Teaser Video And Cover Jackets For "GET AWAY / THE JOLLY ROGER"

J-pop Asia - 5 hours 48 min ago
VAMPS upcoming single "GET AWAY / THE JOLLY ROGER" will be released on August 20th in 3 versions. The cover jackets were designed by Rockin' Jelly Bean, well known for his erotics graphics.
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Rurouni Kenshin Stars & Director to Visit Manila for "Kyoto Inferno" Premiere

J-pop Asia - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:13
Takeru Sato, Emi Takei, Munetaka Aoki and director Keishi Otomo will grace the Philippine premiere of "Ruruoni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno" set on the first week of August
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First Impressions: Terror in Resonance

Japan News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:00

A new, original anime series directed by Shinichiro Watanabe with music from Yoko Kanno?Whose hand do I shake for making this happen? Terror in Resonance was a wildcard since it was announced,  featuring a relatively unknown studio (MAPPA) and a story that revolves around teenage terrorists with some frightening plans.


 Terror in Resonance screenshot

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Akiba's Trip gets a release date, PS4 version crossing pond

Japan News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:00

XSEED games are really going all-out with their upcoming release of Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed. Not only have they ported the Acquire's open-world Akihabara cosplay vampire-stripping game to the English language, they've gone the extra mile and added dual-language voiceovers as well as exclusive female-oriented fanservice content. Now both the PS3 and Vita versions are coming out on August 12th in North America, and I'm honestly excited to expose some vampire flesh to the sunlight...if you know what I mean.

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Japanator Eats: Green Tea Snacks Part 2

Japan News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:00

All your green tea snacks are belong to me.

All your green tea snacks are belong to me.

All your green tea snacks are belong to me.

 Green Tea Snacks Part 2 screenshot

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Nishino Kana to Release New Single "Darling"

J-pop Asia - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:33
Nishino Kana will be releasing a new single titled "Darling" on the 13th of August.
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luri to Depart from BASH!

J-pop Asia - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 03:16
Only six months after its formation Visual Kei band "BASH!" will already lose a member.
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Yamashita Tomohisa to Release "Asobi"

J-pop Asia - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 23:02
Yamashita Tomohisa will be releasing a mini album titled "Asobi" on the 20th of August.
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SiM Announces Album Release Date and Cover Artwork

J-pop Asia - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:31
SiM will be releasing their 3rd mini album "i AGAINST i" on the 17th of September (Wednesday)!
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Annotated Anime: Sword Art Online II episode 3

Japan News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:00

Sword Art Online II sure loves to take its sweet time with presenting its story to the audience. In all seriousness, SAO II’s pacing isn’t a bad thing, as it gives us some time to soak in certain aspects that the anime presents to us. Since we were introduced to Sinon’s character last time, the show's ready to introduce us to her true self.

Just like Sinon’s previous segment, this episode will be the one that’ll seal everyone’s opinion on the character once and for all. That being said, it’s time to find out if Sword Art Online II’s heroine has what it takes to maintain the show’s foundation.

 Sword Art Online II episode 3 screenshot

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SCAPEGOAT Reveals Details on "psycho na bansan"

J-pop Asia - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:16
Visual Kei band SCAPEGOAT revealed the track list for its new single "psycho no bansan" that will drop in September.
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Annotated Anime: Hanayamata episodes 2-3

Japan News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:00

Reporting live from New Jersey: There are no uprising of Yosakoi, blonde teenage kids wanting to start clubs, or anything out of ordinary from Princeton. Not that I know what's going on down in that part of south-central part of the Garden State, but everything seems same-old.

What I can report is that if I did a three-episode test with Hanayamata, it would pass with flying colors. By that I mean it's full of colors flying past my eyes, not because it carried itself in some super-compelling way. In fact, all signs points at the odds that Hanayamata is a story that all of us have seen countless time. It's about execution and telling that good old story told countless times with ways of making it fresh.

 Hanayamata episodes 2-3 screenshot

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Scarlet Valse Gains New Bassist, Joins Starwave Records and Reveals Details on New Album

J-pop Asia - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:16
There are three announcements of Visual Kei band Scarlet Valse we want to talk about today: the band gaining a new bassist and releasing a new CD after joining Starwave Records.
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Cheers! Trails in the Sky's PC version gets a release date

Japan News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:00

As XSEED Games and Carpe Fulgur continue to work on The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC, the awesome folks at XSEED have announced that the first Trails in the Sky game's hitting Steam and GOG on July 29th (next Tuesday) for only $19.99. Best of all, the title's first week releases'll be sale for 15% off the actual price!

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Annotated Anime: Persona 4 Golden Animation episode 2

Japan News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:00

Now that the semi-obligatory introduction is out of the way, time to go wild! Skipping entire characters, plot points, and any redundant mainline story, we're taken on a jaunty ride to the stuff Persona 4 the Golden fans have been waiting for.


 Persona 4 Golden Animation episode 2 screenshot

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Codomo Dragon Uploads Preview for New Single "VIper"

J-pop Asia - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:46
It has been almost two months when Codomo Dragon announced its new single. After uploading a short preview earlier this month the label has now revealed the track list and a longer preview for the new PV.
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