Sparks & Shadows is proud to announce the release of the CHILD’S PLAY (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) on CD, featuring music by award-winning composer BEAR MCCREARY (Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead and Godzilla: King of the Monsters), available June 28th. The album features music from the highly anticipated reimagining of the 1988 slasher film from Orion Pictures.Read More
A joint project from Square Enix and Sony Music Masterworks was announced. The two companies bring fan-selected tracks from the long awaited “FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE” and timeless masterpiece “FINAL FANTASY VII” packed into a limited-edition 2-LP picture disc releaseRead More
OTAQUEST LIVE, a unique, live summer concert presenting a dynamic slate of J-Pop, dance and hip hop superstars who define the vibrant sound, styles, moves and images that drive Japanese pop culture, has unveiled a variety of ticket packages, including VIP passes, for the event headlining The Novo in L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, July 3rd.Read More
OTAQUEST and LDH USA are bringing the high energy vibe of Tokyo’s nightlife to The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 3rd for a special one-night-only club event featuring the biggest names in Japan’s bustling club and EDM scenes.Read More
The Wild Faery Company regrets to announce that the previously scheduled performances of METAL GEAR in CONCERT on October 10, 2018 (Los Angeles - Wilshire Ebell Theatre) and October 13, 2018 (New York - United Palace Theatre) have been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances and are rescheduled for March 23, 2019Read More
Universal Music Japan recording artist MIYAVI will perform a series of upcoming U.S. live concerts. Through his management company, J-GLAM, MIYAVI has announced the North American dates as part of his current “Day 2 World Tour 2018”.Read More
Following a massive worldwide tour in 2016 and a string of 10th Anniversary celebration events in 2017 which ended with an arena-scale concert in Malaysia, Hatsune Miku returns to the United States and Mexico in HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2018 USA & Mexico.Read More
The soundtrack for the film WE ARE X--the critically acclaimed music documentary about X JAPAN--will be released worldwide on March 3, 2017via Sony Music's Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music Entertainment) and is available for preorder now at AmazonRead More
Drafthouse Films announced today that they will releaseStephen Kijak's 'WE ARE X' in New York and Los Angeles on October 21, 2016, followed by nationwide expansion. Since its premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival--where it was awarded theSpecial Jury Prize for editing--the film has continued to garner critical acclaim due to its remarkably candid portrayal of its enigmatic subject, YOSHIKI, leader of the Japanese band X JAPAN.
Since then, 'WE ARE X' has played to sold-out audiences on the festival circuit, including at the2016 SXSW Film Festival and was the most tweeted about topic during the week of SXSWonly after the festival's keynote speaker, President Barack Obama. Audiences at both theSundance and SXSW screenings were treated to exclusive performances by YOSHIKI, and similar eventized concert presentations of the film are planned for its theatrical release.
From the production team behind the Oscar-winning Searching for Sugar Mancomes 'WE ARE X,' a transcendent rock & roll story about X JAPAN, the world's biggest and most successful band you've never heard of...yet.
Under the enigmatic direction ofdrummer, pianist, composer andproducerYoshiki, X JAPAN has sold over 30 million singles and albums combined--captivating such a wide range of admirers asSir George Martin, KISS, Stan Lee, and even the Japanese Emperor--and pioneered a spectacle-driven style of visual rock, creating a one-of-a-kind cultural phenomenon.
Chronicling the band'sexhilarating, tumultuous and unimaginable history over the past three decades--persevering through personal, physical and spiritual heartache--the film culminates with preparations for their breathtaking reunion concert at New York's legendary Madison Square Garden. Directed by acclaimed documentarianStephen Kijak (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man), 'WE ARE X' is an astonishingly intimate portrait of a deeply haunted--but truly unstoppable--virtuoso and the music that has enthralled legions of the world's most devoted fans.
'WE ARE X' was produced by John Battsek of Passion Pictures, producer of two Academy Award winning documentaries(Searching For Sugar Man, One Day in September). The film was directed by Stephen Kijak (Stones In Exile, Scott Walker: 30th Century Man).
One can definitely say Hatsune Miku's fan base is diverse. If you look her up, you'll see that trendsetters, net-music composers, pop culture enthusiasts, fashionistas and visual artists from all over the world.Read More
J-POP SUMMIT 2016, one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, presents pop princess -- Kyary Pamyu Pamyu– for a special live concert performance in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom on Friday, July 22nd to kick off the weekend-long J-POP festivities.Read More
The Hatsune Miku North American headlining tour has been extended and will now visit Chicago, Houston and Monterrey, Mexico. Additionally, two more concerts have been added in Mexico City after the first two shows sold out within days of its announcement.
Japanese music sensation and virtual pop star Hatsune Miku has announced the release on October 26th of her latest limited edition box set collection, Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Complete.
The new set features 5 CDs and 1 Blu-ray disc that includes: 100 VOCALOID Tracks, Opening Movies,Official Theme Songs, Music Videos (up to Project Mirai DX/Deluxe), one Nendoroid Petite Mikudayo with Exclusive Background Boards (past limited merchandise), 6 Disc Stickers, one Confidential Application Ticket, and one Special Brochure “Monthly Mikudayo.” Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Complete is available now for purchase for $75.00 from the online Japanese pop culture entertainment website KawaiiKakkoiiSugoi.com.
Fans can visit KawaiiKakkoiiSugoi.BigCartel.com to purchase Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Complete.
Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Complete is a complete collection of all soundtracks and videos from the 3DS Game “Project Mirai” series. 5 CDs in the box feature tracks from popular game soundtracks to newly released room BGM tracks arranged by a renowned array of VOCALOID producers. Contained in the Blu-ray disk are opening movies of Project Mirai series, music videos of theme songs, a digital art gallery, as well as a special video that catches a crazy side of Hatsune Miku.
The box set edition also comes with a number of exclusive bonus items that Hatsune Miku fans will definitely want to add to their collections:
Nendoroid Petite Mikudayo (Complete Version): Nendoroid Petite Mikudayo (Complete Version) comes with 3 new attachable parts and 5 background boards (only available at Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi Shop in the U.S. and U/M/A/A STORE in Japan). With 4 worldwide famous landscapes printed on the boards, Miku “visits” Osaka Castle in Japan, Arc de Triumph in Paris, Statue of Liberty in New York and even the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt. Fans can compose with their own lines for Mikudayo’s speech bubbles on the fifth board!
· Special Brochure “Monthly Mikudayo”: Separate from the CD booklet, a brochure called, “Monthly Mikudayo,” covers everything Hatsune Miku, from gravure photos and interviews, to Mikudayo manga and street snapshots.
· 6 Sets of Vocaloid Characters Stickers: Stickers of 6 VOCALOID characters are enveloped as CD and Blu-ray disk covers.
· Confidential Applications Ticket: The box comes with a confidential application ticket which enables Hatsune Miku fans to be chosen for a special secret event!