J-Pop

Nogizaka46 Fans, Are You Ready to Date the Girls In Their First Mobile Game?

If you are familiar with AKB48 and its sister groups, then you probably know how popular this girl group is in Japan. They not only produce songs and photobooks but they also have romance and music games that you can play whenever you have free time. Now, AKB48’s official rival group, Nogizaka46, is set to…

Celebrate With Kyary Pamyu Pamyu For Her 5th Anniversary!

Remember the unique girl behind the weirdly cute and phenomenal song PONPONPON? The iconic Harajuku ambassador, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ), celebrates her 5th debut anniversary this year! She surprised her fans with a video clip showing Kyary being taken by an ambulance to a hospital! Take a look at the video on the special website…

Welcome J-Pop Artist Utada Hikaru Back to the Music Scene with Sakura!

Fans of Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) will have probably already heard of her upcoming return to the Japanese music scene this year. Now by showing her your love online you don’t only get to celebrate her return, you will be able to help the earthquake and tsunami stricken region of Tohoku turn a bit brighter. Read…

Perfume Released Their Single, ”Flash”, But That’s Not All!

Pop music is a favorite genre of many all throughout the world and is great for bringing up the beat and mood of the listener. Even in Japan, the love for pop music can be felt everywhere and if you’re an avid listener of Japanese pop artists, then you surely must have heard of Perfume!…

Do You Want to Be a J-pop Idol? It is Easier Than it Used to Be!

Have you ever wondered what it would take to become a J-pop idol? Well, it’s a lot different nowadays than how it used to be, even only ten years ago. And the good news is, it’s a lot easier than it was before. Mind you, it still takes a lot of hard work, genuine talent,…

Revisit the Highly Underrated Utada Hikaru Album: Exodus

Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) released an English album titled Exodus, in 2004 in an attempt to break into the Western market. The album was not well-received in the United States. Utada has mentioned that it is a very experimental, mad scientist kind of album. Many songs on this album do have pretty unique sounds. However, many…

Check Out These 5 Japanese Rock Bands Behind the Best Anime Songs

Choosing only one anime song that is the best, is like asking to choose between a full buffet of twenty different cake flavors. It is difficult. And for anime fans who have seen a lot of series and movies, having a complete playlist of their favorite soundtracks comes naturally. But while there are a lot…

Ladybaby: Japan’s Newest Pop Metal Band with a Cross-Dressing Twist!

If you are a fan of Japanese pop metal band, Babymetal but would like to hear ‘death metal’ growls accompanying the music rather than cute, young girls’ voices, then you may prefer the pop metal band, Ladybaby (レディーベイビー). Japanese pop bands typically feature cute idols but Ladybaby is a pop metal band featuring two young…