Thursday, December 24, 2015

In 2 Weeks... Eir Aoi's First Solo Concert in Singapore & All The Merchandise You Can Get! (UPDATE)


Christmas is just around the corner... and Eir Aoi's first solo concert in Singapore is also just two weeks away! That's right! The prolific anisong singer is set to wrap up her first ever world tour, -ROCK THE WORLD!!- on our shores on Saturday, 9 January 2016.

Eir Aoi ROCK THE WORLD!! Interview: Musical Influences, Soup Curry King And More


First world tour. Nippon Budokan concert. Fourth album release. 2015 has certainly been an extraordinary year for Eir Aoi.

One of the hottest singers in Japanese music today, the Hokkaido-born songstress with eleven singles to her name, has performed the theme songs to many hit animes, from the likes of Sword Art Online, Aldnoah.Zero and Kill la Kill, gaining a legion of fans worldwide for her magnificent voice.

Originally scheduled to make a stop in Singapore this October as part of her "ROCK THE WORLD" first world tour, the concert was postponed to next year because of air quality problems.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

"Let's Stand Up!" Iketeru Hearts Unveils Music Video for Tsunku♂-Produced Debut Single


Idol group Iketeru Hearts has unveiled the music video for their debut single "Let's stand up!" on YouTube today.

The track, which releases on 10 February 2016, is written and composed by renowned record producer Tsunku♂, best known for producing highly-acclaimed idol group Morning Musume.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

$38 to Catch ELISA, Kamen Joshi & More Perform at ASCOT Singapore in January 2016


There's an anisong concert already planned for the first month of the new year!?

That's right! Get ready for an all-new anisong spectacle in January 2016! Featuring the return of Japanese singer ELISA, together with idol group Kamen Joshi and many other anisong legends in Singapore for the first time, ASCOT Singapore will be held at the Kallang Theatre on Friday, 29 January next year.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

A New TV Programme to Watch in January! Set Sail for Japan's San-in Area and Savour Delicious Seafood!


"Enjoy! Cruise Japan!" airs on Mediacorp Channel 5 from Sun, 3 January at 12.30pm!

Ever fancied travelling to Japan by cruise? Wait- who takes a cruise there? Well, you'd be surprised!

Starting 3 January next year, let Asia's popular travel show host Anita Kapoor take you to the beautiful San-in Area! With its mouthwatering fresh seafood, rich nature, history and culture, this southwestern region of Japan is the perfect destination for food and nature lovers.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Interview with Lia: Working With Jun Maeda, Voicing IA and That Life-Changing Call


Eurobeat, techno, trance, happy hardcore and anisong- Japanese singer-songwriter Lia has sung for so many different music genres but she is not stopping anytime soon.

"I like anime songs and I think my voice is more suited to them but I also want to try as many genres as possible in my life. I really like trying new things," said the 30 year-old in fluent English. She was in Singapore to perform at Anime Festival Asia 2015 last month .

Friday, December 11, 2015

Bushiroad Confirms C3 CharaExpo 2016 for July! (UPDATED)


CharaExpo will return in 2016

Rejoice! With the first CharaExpo barely over, fans can already expect a CharaExpo 2016 for next year. 16,324 fans attended CharaExpo 2015 over the weekend of June 20 and 21 in Singapore, according to official numbers by Bushiroad.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

ZAQ Interview: "My Music? It's CHAOS!"


"Chaos." She replied when asked to describe her music. "It's all over the place."

In 2012, anisong singer ZAQ, who had made her name composing and writing songs for other artistes, released her first single, "Sparkling Daydream". The opening theme for anime Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! went on to become a major hit and since then, her solo career has been on the rise, with an impressive nine singles and an album to her name.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Maaya Uchida Interview: "I Want to Graduate from Voicing Chuunibyous!"


Already in her twenties, she thinks that she should graduate from voicing chuunibyou (eighth-grade syndrome) characters.

One of the hottest seiyuus (voice actresses) in the anime industry right now, Maaya Uchida has lent her voice to many fan-favourite anime characters, most notably Takanashi Rikka in Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! and Kanzaki Ranko in The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls.