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Get a glimpse at what's in store for the movie!
Japan’s 'Fullmetal Alchemist' live-action theme song is here! Get a glimpse at what's in store for the movie! One of the most anticipated films for 2017's holiday slate, in Japan, arrives at the end of the week.Director Fumihiko Sora’s live-action...
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The 'Yuri!!! On Ice' theme song singer continues to deliver drama.
Dean Fujioka has an early present if you need more drama in your life The 'Yuri!!! On Ice' theme song singer continues to deliver drama. Christmas is right on the horizon, and J-pop artist Dean Fujioka has an early present for fans who need a...
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The legends are finally BACK!
WATCH: TVXQ's new MV is like, extravagant anime The legends are finally BACK! TVXQ are back with their first new single in over two years!The legendary K-pop duo just released a music video for their new Japanese single "Reboot," and it was...
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Let the guys from EXILE TRIBE lift your end-of-year spirits.
Sandaime J Soul Brothers are going to make you happy! Let the guys from EXILE TRIBE lift your end-of-year spirits. A focus on the big J-pop developments in this week’s SBS PopAsia J-Pop roundup…Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBESandaime J...
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Their performance won’t just be another highlight for the group.
What TWICE’s appearance at Kohaku Uta Gassen 2017 means for K-pop in Japan Their performance won’t just be another highlight for the group. Fans of K-pop rejoiced online last week when news that the group TWICE would perform at this year’s Kohaku...
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They're killing it in every country!
BTS' new Japanese single hits 300,000 pre-orders They're killing it in every country! BTS are slaying Korea and America, and they're killing it in Japan too!According to Newsen, the group's new triple A-side Japanese single has already crossed 300,...
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And 2 new albums for 2018!
Get ready! BoA's prepping a Japanese tour And 2 new albums for 2018! Ignore the fact that just more than a month of 2017 remains before we can break out the new calendars. It’s time to start getting ready for 2018 releases, and one of the first big...
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Thanks to back number.
A festive-sounding song has hit Japan already Thanks to back number. When is it too early to start getting into the holiday spirit? November too early? Should it just be reserved for December? Japan starts selling red and green decorations as soon...
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There's gonna be a LOT of members on that MAMA stage...
I.O.I and AKB48 are doing a 2017 MAMA collab (and we're gonna need a bigger stage) There's gonna be a LOT of members on that MAMA stage... Every year at the Mnet Asian Music Awards, fans can usually expect a number of awesome collaboration...
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The quartet are known for eye-catching videos, and they don’t disappoint this time!
J-rock band Frederic returns with the slow-building “Tarinaieye” The quartet are known for eye-catching videos, and they don’t disappoint this time! Rock quartet Frederic has a knack for racking up views on YouTube. The Japanese band routinely nabs...
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With Perfume, Arashi, X JAPAN and more!
TWICE is the first K-pop act to play Japan’s Kohaku Uta Gassen since 2011! With Perfume, Arashi, X JAPAN and more! A focus on the big J-pop developments in this week’s SBS PopAsia J-Pop roundup…Kohaku Uta GassenThe performers for this year’s Kohaku...
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How many memes will come from his MV?
The primary school rapper who just gets us (he doesn't want to go to school) How many memes will come from his MV? The 2017 Japanese rap scene takes a lot of cues from the United States. A lot of MCs sound like Migos, or Future, or anyone else you...
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They can't stop slaying!
Again? TWICE just broke ANOTHER chart record They can't stop slaying! Right now it feels like TWICE can't go a week without breaking a record. This week they became the first Korean girl group to receive a platinum certification (250,000 copies) on...
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maison book girl’s “cotoeri,” is a step closer to the future...maybe?
J-pop song lyrics were written by Artificial Intelligence maison book girl’s “cotoeri,” is a step closer to the future...maybe? With maison book girl’s “cotoeri,” idol music moves one step closer to the future? Maybe.Producer and songwriter Kenta...
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The J-pop star took down the offending video...and uploaded a version with flag blurred out.
Ayumi Hamasaki offends South Korean netizens with Rising Sun Flag The J-pop star took down the offending video...and uploaded a version with flag blurred out. J-pop star Ayumi Hamasaki found herself embroiled in internet controversy recently after...
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They were in Tokyo, New York and London. At the same time. Whaa!?
Perfume do a dance performance in three cities at once They were in Tokyo, New York and London. At the same time. Whaa!? A focus on the big J-pop developments in this week’s SBS PopAsia J-Pop roundup…PerfumeElectro-pop trio Perfume’s career has...
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The wolf-headed band has achieved peak rock ‘n’ roll excess!
MAN WITH A MISSION recruit an orchestra just like KISS did The wolf-headed band has achieved peak rock ‘n’ roll excess! Every successful rock band reaches this moment in their career; do we record with an orchestra? Rock ‘n’ roll is built on excess...
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"I have had a very valuable experience in my life today. Also, I just make fun music. And I want to deliver a small smile to everyone."
Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen star Piko Taro meets Donald Trump "I have had a very valuable experience in my life today. Also, I just make fun music. And I want to deliver a small smile to everyone." Yep, it happened, “PPAP” mastermind ...
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They've shared the song “My landscape” for the rest of us...
You can buy physical copies of BiSH's new album...if you're in Japan They've shared the song “My landscape” for the rest of us... Idol outfit BiSH come from a musical family tree known for shaking conventions up. So given how deep into the BiSH...
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These include Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, a fake wedding and a lot of destruction.
Highlights: Ex-SMAP collective Atarashii Chizu’s 72-hour live stream These include Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, a fake wedding and a lot of destruction. This weekend saw the big pseudo-debut of Atarashii Chizu, a new collective featuring Goro...