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‘Idolmaster’ Seiyuu Yumi Hara Takes Hiatus From Music Career

Actress and singer Yumi Hara is quickly becoming a big name in the anime industry. Since debuting in 2011, Hara's roles have included: Takane...

J-pop & K-pop Collide in On-Stage Performance at Award Show

The Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) is a major K-pop music award ceremony, but it celebrates East-Asian music acts. This past ceremony was ambitious...

16 Japanese Christmas Songs That’ll Spice Up Your Holidays

Add some Japanese flair to your holiday playlist with these festive songs! Pop stars tend to put out Christmas tracks to celebrate the season,...

Kamen Joshi Member Erina Kamiya Reveals Her Idol Salary

Erina Kamiya is a member of Kamen Joshi - specifically the Steam Girls pop-rock sister group. Earlier this month, Kamiya received attention for jokingly claiming...

Sex and Yakuza: The Dark Side of the J-Pop Idol Industry

Idols are viewed as purveyors of dreams. Teenagers look up to the musical stars as role models, while the adults fawn over them. But...

J-Pop Idol Tries Not To Speak English to Hide Her Inner...

Japanese idol producer Yasushi Akimoto's 22/7 multi-media project is getting ready to launch. The hybrid idol unit takes the form of many similar groups, like The...

J-Pop Duo ClariS Take Off Masks at Pacifico Yokohama Concert

For the first time in their 8 year existence, pop duo ClariS revealed their faces at a live event. ClariS, which consists of Clara...

17 Anime Idols That You’ll Fall In Love With

Singing and dancing YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH It's why we love idols Especially the following...   Muse - Love Live! School Idol Project This is how you start the waifu wars....

LiSA Sings Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Theme in Chinese

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale is going to make its Chinese theatrical debut on September 15th. Not only are Chinese fans going to be able...

Idols Says She’s Received Whitish Stained Plushies From Fans

The Japanese idol industry is built on a combination of musical talent and illusion. These idols have to possess a certain measure of singing...

Japan’s Newest Pretty Boy Idol Group are Mannequins

You can find an idol group that fits any interest these days! Poppy groups like AKB48 and their offshoot groups, such as SDN48: Horror themed groups like...

Here are Japan’s Most Popular & Successful Franchises of 2017

Japanese ad firm Hakuhodo released their 2017 "Content Fan Expenditure Behavior Study." The yearly study monitors Japanese media franchises and artists with the goal...

44-Year-Old Man Arrested for Stalking a Young Idol

A man from Fukuoka City was arrested for violating anti-stalkers laws due to staking out an idol's home. The unnamed idol is an 18-year-old...

24-Year-Old Man Arrested For Attempting to Kill an Idol

A scary incident at the Makuhari Messe venue in Chiba City caused an idol handshake event to shut down early. It's being reported that an...

Idol Group Disbands After a Member’s Mom Spreads Sex Rumors

The idol industry is incredibly strict about the image performers maintain. Talent agencies are known for having idols signing clauses stating that they will not enter...

Top 11 J-Pop Artists Behind Your Favorite Anime Songs

Anime music (anisongs) has increasingly been growing in popularity thanks to the infusion of catchy J-Pop. While most series will have their voice cast...

Empress of J-Pop Ayumi Hamasaki is Going Deaf

Ayumi Hamasaki is Japan's biggest solo recording artist. Her career began in 1998 with her single "Poker Face" off of her debut album A Song...

Reddit Discovers Anime Music and People are Loving It

Yesterday, a moderator for the /r/music subreddit was hacked and the place was turned into an anime themed subreddit. Everyone went crazy and started sharing anime...

Japanese Idol in Critical Condition After Being Stabbed 24 Times by...

J-pop idol Mayu Tomita is in critical condition after being stabbed over 24 times in the neck and chest by a stalker on May...

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The staff of the upcoming Yuuna and that Haunted Hot Springs (Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san) anime adaptation shared the series' first promo. It'll air during the summer...