AKB48 – Anime Expo

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Anime Expo 2010 (Los Angeles Convention Center) calls AKB48.
Calendar 2010 – AKB48 – Anime Expo
http://www.zbsatozofjmusic.com/2010/04/calendar-2010-akb48-anime-expo.html

Japanese Musical Group AKB48 will be Official Guests of Honor
at Anime Expo 2010
http://www.anime-expo.org/2010/04/27/akb48-as-ax2010-goh/

Anaheim, CA – April 27, 2010 – Anime Expo® is pleased to announce today that Japanese musical supergroup, AKB48, will be official Guests of Honor at its July convention. Anime Expo, the United States’ largest anime and manga convention, is scheduled for July 1 – 4, 2010, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. AKB48 will perform live in Nokia Theater on Thursday, July 1, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. The members will also participate in attendee panels, meet-and-greets and autograph sessions.

AKB48 dance cover

Anime Expo 2010
http://www.anime-expo.org/
http://www.twitter.com/AnimeExpo

Anime Expo is located in Los Angeles and is the nation’s largest anime and manga convention. The Expo serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of both anime and manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2010 will be held July 1 – July 4, 2010, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at http://www.anime-expo.org.

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Perfume, Golden JPOP *Japanese Music Dream #1

Perfume
Perfume
http://www.perfume-web.jp/

Perfume is a three person j-pop group from Hiroshima who debuted locally
in 2001 and nationally in 2005. Perfume sing and dance with electro
futurism music.
Members are:
Omoto Ayano (Nocchi) – September 20 1988
Kashino Yuka (Kashiyuka) – December 23, 1988
Nishiwaki Ayaka (A~chan) – February 15, 1989

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FM802 / ROCK KIDS 802 / SPECIAL LIVE – REQUESTAGE 8
http://funky802.com/requestage8/
2010/4/29 Osaka – Osaka Casle Hall
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, Motohiro Hata
Miliyah Kato, Perfume, Shonan no Kaze

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KDDI presents Music Lovers Live 2010
http://www.ntv.co.jp/mlovers/live2010/
2010/6/5, 6 Yokohama – Yokohama Arena
AI, SUKIMASWITCH, Perfume, Becky
HY, Ai Ohtsuka, FUNKY MONKEY BABYS

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Zebra Queen

The japanese action movie, Zebraman 2 – Zebra City no Gyakushu that is directed by Takashi Miike will be released by Toei in Japan on May 1, 2010.

Zebraman 2
http://www.zeb2.jp/

Zebra Queen

In the year 2025, Tokyo has been transformed into Zebra City and completely covered in black and white. Every morning at 5:00am, the sensational singing voice of a woman called Zebra Queen (Riisa Naka) can be heard resounding throughout the city. Zebra Queen sings like this. like Lady GAGA.

Zebra Queen – NAMIDA / Kokoro Abaite

Riisa Naka

Kawaii 20 year old girl, Riisa Naka changed into Zebra Queen the Evil.

Zebra Queen

Riisa Naka

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Golden JPOP, Golden Week

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The end of April through around May 5th (from 29th April to 9th MAY?)is called “Golden Week” here in Japan since there are many Japanese national holidays during this period. Many Japanese offices close for about a week to 10 days, depending on the calender. During Japanese Golden Week, this blog introduce Golden JPOPs. ARIGATOGOZAIMASU. and more Jpoplover would tweet Golden JPOP songs….:)

Golden JPOP *Japanese Music Dream, during Golden Week

Kuchikoro – GOLDEN WEEK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KATgsR9PVi8

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Between Two Waves compilation

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This month, a member of MAP – music alliance pact, Music blog Eardrums (Norway) released Between Two Waves – 3 indie delicious compilation of 38 songs on 3 volumes from his netlabel; EardrumsPOP. And have posted 3 albums for free download to music lovers.
http://www.eardrumspop.com/

The main idea behind the Between Two Waves compilation is co-operation & collaboration. Every single track, every illustration is a collaboration between two artists. 4 japanese groups participated in “Between Two Waves – Vol. B” and you can listen to 2 collaboration songs.(track #10 and #11)

You can download it from here. (free)
http://eardrumsmusic.com/2010/04/20/b2wrelease/

TRACKLIST:
1. Oláfachada (Ola Innset(My Little Pony) + bFachada))- There Is Another Sky 3:16
2. Joel & Julia (Butcher The Bar + Julia Guther)- Pope Pius X 2:37
3. Horse Opera (Meeting of Important People + Woody(Triggers))- Horse Opera 2:50
4. Swim Lessons (Boca Chica + Lohio)- Afternoon Tea 3:48
5. Pix & Hollie (Tiny Ruins + Matthew Pickering)- Venn 5:00
6. Sharon Van Etten and Marie-Claire Balabanian (S.V.E.+ M-C.B.(Speck Mountain))- Keep Trying 2:56
7. Faller Falling (The Holy Roman Army + Kaplin)- I Remember Evening 3:39
8. Loud Off & Ant – Crying No Tears 3:48
9. The Ordinary Hit and Misses (Skatan + The Kernel)- Life In Cycles 5:08
10. Seasel (Wool Strings + Table Music Meeting)- Water, Bubble, Moon and Star 4:43
11. Vapour Trail & Meso Meso – marsbit 4:10
12. The Alfred Barthlows People (Le Days + Andreas Grundel)- Knives and Needles 5:09

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Seasel (Wool Strings + Table Music Meeting) – Water, Bubble, Moon and Star

Seasel
http://www.myspace.com/seaselseasel
Wool Strings
http://www.myspace.com/woolstrings
Table Music Meeting
http://www.myspace.com/tablemusicmeeting

Vapour Trail & Meso Meso – marsbit

Vapour Trail
http://www.myspace.com/vapourtrail
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http://www.myspace.com/mesomeso

 
 
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Tim & Puma Mimi

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Tim & Puma Mimi
http://www.myspace.com/timandpumamimi
Tim & Puma Mimi

Tim & Puma Mimi is indie erectro-pop group that consists of Switzerland Zurich Tim (aka Christian Fischer) and Japanese Tokyo Mimi (aka Michiko Hanawa). They met in the Netherlands at a Saint Nikolaus party in end 2003. They are far from each othe but are conecting with via internet. Tim & Puma Mimi uses Skype for recording the tracks. it Seems very strange and interesting. Music groups who has gloval style such like Tim & Puma Mimi are increasing…!?

Tim & Puma Mimi – Aquarium

Imagine there’s a little japanese woman, in a small appartement in Tokyo, singing into her laptop, getting live transmitted via skype to new york, video-projected to a wall and amplified to the music produced and performed by Tim. It’s not a dream! It’s the f**ing virtual-reality.

on May, Tim comes to Tokyo and Tim & Puma Mimi live shows will be held in Tokyo.
May 7 @KOENJI HIGH
May 16 “Saiko vol. 6 Rock Chick Returns” @Shinjuku Marz
May 18 @Shinjuku Motion, Tokyo
May 20 @Tsukimiru Kimi Omou, Aoyama Tokyo

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#musicmonday JPOP MUSIC CHART 2010/4/25

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FM802 Osaka MUSIC CHART 2010/4/25
http://funky802.com/hot100/index.php

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No.20 ORIANTHI – ACCORDING TO YOU
No.19 JUJU – Sakuraame
No.18 USHER – OMG FEAT.WILL.I.AM

No.17 Kana Nishino – Best Friend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XndDBku1ls

No.16 SohtaiseiRiron – miss. Parallel World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2nTZrPQFFc

No.15 Perfume – NaturalniKoishite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edyARJq9sgM

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No.14 Bump of Chicken – Mahou no ryori (kimi kara kimi e)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVVQynaCOYg
BUMP OF CHICKEN Buy Bump of Chicken songs at iTunes

No.13 Angela Aki – Kagayakuhito
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYvtyHBR9s8

No.12 Maika – NEVER CRY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MxA5BE9erU

No.7 ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION – Solanin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1t9JjJ0G_U

No.6 Kazuyoshi Saito – Zutto Sukidatta
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvFrFTIFDFA

No.5 SekainoOwari – maboroshinoinochi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H51Xj5aEgkA

No.4 SohtaiseiRiron – miss. Parallel World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2nTZrPQFFc

No.3 THE BAWDIES – KEEP YOU HAPPY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ0bpOGqi4M

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No.2 Bump of Chicken – Mahou no ryori (kimi kara kimi e)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVVQynaCOYg
BUMP OF CHICKEN Buy Bump of Chicken songs at iTunes

No.1 9mm Parabellum Bullet – The Revolutionary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzxW2te2woM

 
 
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