Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Higedriver Interview: Talking "Maware!", Love for Chiptunes and Rock music


Maware! Setsugetsuka (Unbreakable Machine-Doll ED), Fubuki (Kantai Collection ED) and Uraomote Fortune (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun ED). You may know these anisongs but do you know the man behind them? A top musician in the chiptunes scene, Hige Driver has been steadily creating chart-topping anisong hits since his breakout success with Unbreakable Machine-Doll's sensational ending theme in 2013.

We sat down for a chat with the Yamuguchi native about his career, inspirations and plans for the future when he came down to Singapore to spin at STGCC 2015's DJ Night recently.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Exclusive Interview with Rinahamu of BPM15Q in Singapore


Rinahamu of BPM15Q speaks about the duo's origins, goals and feelings about their first overseas performance in Singapore.

Japanese idol unit BPM15Q held their first overseas performance at the first Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival in Singapore over the weekend of 5 and 6 September. Idols Rinahamu and Nicamoq, who make up the duo, performed three self-produced songs tirelessly for a total of four times over two days.

Ever wondered what is BPM15Q? Who are they? What do they do? How did they come about? We find out the answers straight from Rinahamu, one-half of BPM15Q in a Tanoshii World exclusive interview.

STGCC 2015: Rekindling the Comic Book Fan in Us

STGCC rekindled the comic book fan in us

STGCC 2015 was dearly special to us for one reason. It rekindled the comic book fan in us. Before our interests became aligned more towards Japanese pop culture, we were huge followers of American pop culture. We used to collect American comics, watched American dramas and kept ourselves up-to-date on the latest Hollywood movies (which we still do).

Thursday, September 24, 2015

第25回星蘭祭 Seiransai 2015 @ Waseda Shibuya: Back for Seconds!


It was that time of the year again. The time when the only Japanese senior high school in Singapore would open its doors to the public. Students holding placards and handing out flyers would greet you warmly as you stepped into the school. Colourful decorations adorned the classrooms, transforming the school into a vibrant playground for two days.

Friday, September 11, 2015

STGCC 2015 Media Preview: The Biggest, Most Record-Breaking Edition Yet


It has been a very busy and record-breaking day for us today as we prepare for our first STGCC coverage as accredited media. With this post, we will be setting a new record of publishing three full-length feature articles on the same day. In addition, this might also be the shortest article to ever feature on the site. Seems like there will be no short article. Without further ado...

The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) has always been one of the XDantheManX Online team's favourite events to attend in Singapore. We simply love the unrivalled freedom of interaction with the guests, the diverse mix of Eastern and Western pop content, the stunning and incredible guest cosplayers they invite every year and who could forget- the riveting stage programmes, including the annual DJ Night!

18 Guests to Check Out at STGCC 2015 this Weekend!


The Coolest Event of the Year is back again, leaving pop culture fans barely any room to breathe as it lands on the weekend right after the inaugural Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival in Singapore. This year's edition promises to be the biggest and the best yet, with the largest line-up of Japanese pop culture personalities- a staggering total of 19, making up more than half of the 29 invited guests. STGCC really represents the best of both worlds.

Japanese Idols Invade Singapore! BPM15Q's Memorable First Overseas Live


SUPER HIGH TENSION! Those were fitting words to describe the atmosphere at idol unit BPM15Q's first overseas performance in Singapore. Winning over many new fans with their unique brand of yume-kawaii music, the duo were amazing and talented performers, eliciting loud, rapturous cheers from the crowd whenever they took to the stage during the two days.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

10 Exciting Things to Do at Moshi Moshi Nippon Singapore


Sing Japanese karaoke, drink miso soup, take photos with cute Japanese girls and even sell your luxury goods! There are so many things which you can do at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL in Singapore this weekend!

It is the largest free Japanese pop culture showcase to ever be held in Singapore and there will be many exhibition booths promoting Japan's renowned technologies and services, featuring karaoke, Japanese fashion, cuisine and more!

Here are 10 exciting activities for you to enjoy at the festival!