Our reporters at J-Network have difficulty deciding whether to describe “MAN WITH A MISSION” as a five-man band or a five-wolf pack – the Shibuya-based hard rock group is perhaps best known for its members wearing uniquely designed wolf masks when performing in concerts or filming their music videos. Anime fans may remember the group for singing amongst others, the opening themes for The Seven Deadly Sins and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. With their latest album titled “The World’s On Fire” released earlier this year in February and peaking at third place on the Oricon charts, this is one band that is certainly poised to set the world on fire in excitement for their upcoming tour!
Japan’s popular trading card game Duel Masters has certainly come a long way: its next expansion set, DMR-22 World is Zero!! Blackout!! is already slated for a 25th September 2016 release, one month’s time from now. Continue reading
Just this Thursday, readers of Kodansha‘s seinen manga magazine Morning were treated to a rather unique offering in the weekly publication, which usually serializes titles like Giant Killing. From the creator of Mars, and ES (Eternal Sabbath), Fuyumi Soryo, comes Marie Antoinette ~La jeunesse d’une reine~ (‘The Youth of the Queen’ in French), a manga about the life of the eponymous French noblewoman and her husband, King Louis XVI! The most surprising thing about this title, however, is that editorial supervision will be provided by the actual Palace of Versailles in France!
Last year, our reporter headed over to Japan to catch the talented seiyuu-singer Kenichi Suzumura in action over at the Kawaguchiko Stellar Theatre for his “Manten” Live 2015. Fast forward a year ahead and Suzumura delivers what is arguably his most stellar vocal performance yet on the second day of Manten Live 2016. He sang a mixture of long-awaited songs, fan favourites and nostalgic tunes for his long-time followers throughout the two days, delighting and charming the packed theatre!
Wednesdays aren’t usually particularly eventful days at the HarbourFront area in Singapore, with most people occupied with work, school or other activities. Most people would know that this is home to Singapore‘s largest mall, VivoCity, the gateway to Sentosa Island. Fewer may know that linked to it by an overhead bridge and a covered walkway lies the neighbouring St James Power Station, hardly a place one would expect to see much buzz in the daytime – the unassuming-looking former coal plant now houses a whopping eleven entertainment venues and nightclubs, making it a popular spot for clubbers and concertgoers to unwind and have a good time after a hectic week.
Just a few weeks back, however, our reporters at J-Network would soon find that this was certainly not the case on the 27th of July, 2016.
The occasion? The Singapore stop for MAN WITH A MISSION‘s ASIA TOUR 2016.
Utada Hikaru (Also known as “Cubic U“, and referred to affectionately as “Hikki” on her website) is no doubt, a big name in the J-Pop ‘Hall of Fame’. Earlier this year, Utada announced that she would be releasing a new album ending her 6-year hiatus, but further details had not been revealed at the time.