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J-Rock Band WEAVER to Disband in 2023

J-Rock Band WEAVER to Disband in 2023

The official website of WEAVER announced on Sunday that the piano rock band will disband in 2023 after their concert at the Kobe International House Kokusai Hall on February 26. The band explained that during the COVID-19 pandemic, they had time to reflect on the future, discuss...

Apr 3, 10:57 PM by DatRandomDude 10 Comments

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Rock Band OLDCODEX to Disband After Second 'Free!: The Final Stroke' Movie's Theme Song

Rock Band OLDCODEX to Disband After Second 'Free!: The Final Stroke' Movie's Theme Song

Tokyo-based rock band OLDCODEX announced on Monday that they will end activities on April 22, 2022—the release date of the second Free!: The Final Stroke anime movie and its theme song—marking it their final performance. In a statement, the band apologized for the sudden announc...

Dec 27, 2021 4:00 AM by Vindstot 41 Comments

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ALI Enters Indefinite Hiatus Following Drummer's Arrest

ALI Enters Indefinite Hiatus Following Drummer's Arrest

Tokyo-based multinational funk band Alien Liberty International (ALI) announced on Friday that they are entering an indefinite hiatus. The news comes after the two arrests and indictment of the band's drummer Kahadio (born Kadio Shirai). The band's management has rescinded its c...

May 15, 2021 9:24 AM by DatRandomDude 34 Comments

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Singer, Voice Actress Minori Chihara Suspends Music Career

Singer, Voice Actress Minori Chihara Suspends Music Career

Singer and voice actress Minori Chihara announced on her official blog on Friday that she will take a break from her musical activities. She will continue her voice acting career. "Reaching the age of 40 during the coronavirus pandemic was a major turning point for me to reconsid...

Apr 5, 2021 12:31 AM by Vindstot 16 Comments

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Idol Group AOP to Disband in March

Idol Group AOP to Disband in March

The official website for the AOP (Anime "Katte ni" Ouen Project) idol group announced on Monday that the group will end activities on March 31, 2021. Nikkei Entertainment! and AT-X established AOP in 2012. Their goal was to form an idol group that would promote anime in Japan an...

Dec 14, 2020 4:20 PM by ImperfectBlue 4 Comments

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Singer T.M.Revolution Announces Marriage

Singer T.M.Revolution Announces Marriage

The multitalented Takanori Nishikawa, also known as T.M.Revolution, announced his recent marriage to a woman outside the entertainment industry via his Twitter on Saturday. Nishikawa stated that he will continue to work hard publicly and privately, and expressed gratitude to his...

Aug 31, 2020 6:58 PM by ImperfectBlue 23 Comments

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Voice Actress Ari Ozawa and Musician Hige Driver Announce Marriage

Voice Actress Ari Ozawa and Musician Hige Driver Announce Marriage

Voice actress Ari Ozawa and chiptune musician Hige Driver announced their marriage on Friday. Hige Driver released his statement through Twitter and Ozawa posted on her Ameba blog. Ozawa's joint Twitter account with voice actress Maria Naganawa tweeted a congratulations message...
Singer Masayoshi Ooishi Announces Marriage

Singer Masayoshi Ooishi Announces Marriage

Singer Masayoshi Ooishi announced his marriage to a woman outside the entertainment industry via Twitter on Thursday. Ooishi disclosed that while this is a private matter, he wanted to announce the marriage and asked for continued support from his fans. He also expressed that he...

Jul 31, 2020 7:32 PM by Aiimee 3 Comments

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Voice Actress and Singer Nana Mizuki Announces Marriage

Voice Actress and Singer Nana Mizuki Announces Marriage

Voice actress and singer Nana Mizuki announced her marriage on her official blog on Tuesday. On her blog, Mizuki apologized for the personal report, disclosing that her husband is someone she met and worked alongside in the music industry for a long time. She further expressed th...
Music Composer Ai Kamachi Dies at 48

Music Composer Ai Kamachi Dies at 48

Various media outlets reported on Monday that pianist and music composer Ai Kamachi died on May 30. She was 48. A private wake and farewell ceremony was held by the bereaved family. Kamachi followed in the footsteps of her jazz pianist father, studying composition under Toshi Ich...

Jun 8, 2020 10:59 AM by Kingsman117 35 Comments

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Interview: Miku Ito Charms 'BanG Dream!' Fans at Anime NYC

Interview: Miku Ito Charms 'BanG Dream!' Fans at Anime NYC

Miku Ito is a rising star, finding success as a voice actress, musical artist, and performer over the better part of a decade. Her breakout performances include portraying Kokoro Tsurumaki of multimedia franchise BanG Dream!'s idol group "Hello, Happy World!" and Misuzu Moritani...
Interview: J-Rock Band BRATS Makes North America Debut at Animé Los Angeles

Interview: J-Rock Band BRATS Makes North America Debut at Animé Los Angeles

BRATS is a Japanese band formed by sisters Rei Kuromiya and Aya Kuromiya. They debuted in August 2011 with Rei as the vocalist and Aya playing bass. The sisters were later joined by Aya's friend Hinako, who became the group's official guitarist in 2015. Contrary to the name, the...

Feb 14, 2020 2:46 PM by ImperfectBlue 0 Comment

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Singer LiSA, Voice Actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki Announce Marriage

Singer LiSA, Voice Actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki Announce Marriage

Singer LiSA announced her marriage to voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki via her official website and Instagram on Wednesday. Suzuki's agency, I'm Enterprise, also reported the news. In LiSA's message on Instagram, she said she will continue to deliver the best music and the best live...
Interview: ZAQ Breaks the Anisong Mold

Interview: ZAQ Breaks the Anisong Mold

ZAQ began playing the piano at three years old. Her passion and talent for music would lead to the pursuit of a College of Music degree, where she studied classical music in the Piano Department. After graduation, ZAQ would then leave the refined rooms of Beethoven and Mozart to...
Interview: Guilty Kiss Rocks Lantis Matsuri at Anime NYC

Interview: Guilty Kiss Rocks Lantis Matsuri at Anime NYC

When the Love Live! Sunshine!! multimedia project launched in April 2015, Love Live! fans eagerly awaited the next step for the franchise's newest school idol group, Aqours—the introduction of subunits. In October 2015, fan voting opened for a variety of subunit configurations,...
Focus: A Glimpse of MYTH & ROID at Animax Musix

Focus: A Glimpse of MYTH & ROID at Animax Musix

© ANIMAX MUSIX 2019 Animax Musix is one of many anisong events in Japan, but few share its inclusive spirit. Artists appear at Animax Musix not only to represent themselves, but to come together with fellow musicians and fans to celebrate their passion for music. Fans play a cen...

Dec 25, 2019 9:55 AM by Kineta 3 Comments

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Composer Satoru Kousaki Releases 20th Anniversary CD Collection

Composer Satoru Kousaki Releases 20th Anniversary CD Collection

Music composer Satoru Kousaki is releasing a collection of his theme songs to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut as a composer. A standard edition and limited edition box set of the collection, titled "Dawn," will be released in Japan on March 18, 2020. "Dawn" was curat...

Nov 30, 2019 2:58 PM by Kineta 1 Comment

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Manami Numakura Ends Music Career in February 2020

Manami Numakura Ends Music Career in February 2020

Singer and voice actress Manami Numakura announced on her official blog on Monday that she will be ending her solo music career after her last live performance on February 16, 2020. At the same time, she announced that her last album "Complete Best Minna de!" will release on Feb...

Nov 26, 2019 7:38 PM by Vindstot 6 Comments

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Japanese Rock Band NICO Touches the Walls Breaks Up

Japanese Rock Band NICO Touches the Walls Breaks Up

The official website for the Japanese rock band NICO Touches the Walls announced on Friday that they are disbanding after 15 years. Their group statement explained that they have cherished the past 15 years, and now they wish to go their separate ways. The band formed in 2004 wi...

Nov 16, 2019 7:10 AM by Sakana-san 15 Comments

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Interview: Minori Chihara Reflects on 15 Years in the Industry

Interview: Minori Chihara Reflects on 15 Years in the Industry

Referred to as Minorin by her fans, Minori Chihara has been active in the industry as both a voice actor and musical artist for over 15 years. In that time, Chihara has amassed over 50 insert and theme song credits and has appeared in over 100 different anime. She is most well-kn...