will be making their appearance at England’s largest Japanese culture event HYPER JAPAN!

14.April.2016 | MUSIC / SPOT

HYPER JAPAN kicked off in 2010 and this year will mark their 10th to event invade England with Japanese culture!


HYPER JAPAN  still holds the crown as England’s biggest Japanese culture event showcasing many aspects of Japanese culture from anime, manga and cosplay to music, fashion, food, traditional culture, games and technology.


HYPER JAPAN isn’t just aimed at young Japanese pop culture fans, but also the food and traditional culture-loving seniors. HYPER JAPAN is a place to hang out with friends or bring the whole family! Being a large-scale event buzzing with enthusiasm, this event offers everybody the opportunity to fill themselves with tasty Japanese food and to indulge in the cultural experience.


Hyping up this year’s crowds with their surging energy will be Charisma.commaking a grand follow up to their  public performance at last year’s MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL in Paris. This will be their first ever performance in England!


Besides the live event there is plenty more to enjoy, such as Japanese food stands lined up in the food court, and, if you’re looking for some sophisticated tipsy-time, try stumbling over to the SAKE CORNER to try samples of Japanese wine! If wine doesn’t take your fancy and you’re more of a serious gamer, then battle through the crowds to the games corner which will completely satisfy your hungry gaming eyes…


If you’re looking for the best way to experience Japanese culture but you’re stuck in England, come to HYPER JAPAN! From Japanese traditional culture to modern day pop culture, there is so much to do and see, so don’t miss out!


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“Hello London! We hope that our performance at HYPER JAPAN gives you the opportunity to dance and scream off all your anger and frustration of everyday life. Through our music, we are sure to help you to meet others and share the charisma! Savour up all your stress and frustration so you can power the dance floor with us!




HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016
Event dates & times:Friday 15th July 2016 (12:00-20:00)
Saturday 16th (09:00-15:00)(1st session)(15:30-21:00)(2nd session)
Sunday 17th (09:00-18:00)
Venue:Olympia Grand   Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX




  • Zepp Tokyo Live Report: Gonchi’s Exit & Indefinite Hiatus

    31.January.2018 | MUSIC is a two-member electropop and rap group that was formed in 2011 by MC Itsuka and DJ Gonchi.


    On January 27th, the duo performed their solo concert Desu, Gokigenyou 2018 at Zepp Tokyo. This show was their final performance together before going on indefinite hiatus, and signaled Gonchi‘s (DJ) farewell from the group and retirement as an artist.


    Gonchi’s DJ booth is a familiar sight at shows, but this time it was betwixt two closed white coffins, with portraits of a skeletal Itsuka (MC) and Gonchi floating above. Eerie music played in the background, giving the room a strange vibe, before everything cut to black. The sound of a mokugyo drum turned into a dance beat, and the coffins opened, revealing Itsuka and Gonchi dressed in complete black, throwing the crowd into excitement in an instant.


    The first track they performed was Ribbon, the first song on the duo’s greatest hits album Charisma.BEST. Cheers rolled through the crowd as Itsuka gave the finger in time with the lyrics. Otobune Rock chimed in as fans clapped their hands, and a red ladder was brought onto the stage from which Itsuka hung and climbed for the performance. When she reached the top, she looked down at the crowd and ad-libbed a “Get ready, it’s not the end yet.”


    Itsuka dropped the mic and danced for sodai gomi no koiGonchi gave her “Gokigenyou” (“Good Day”) greeting, which led into Buta, signaled by lasers painting a giant image of the song’s title, causing the crowd to go wild.


    After 999, the first speech of the night was given. Itsuka greeted everyone by saying, “Welcome, and thank you for coming. Are you ready for our first, final show?” She prompted the crowd to put their hands over their head to do the ‘Tongari Pose,’ and, basked before the light of the crowd, humourously said, “Ah, I see you’re quite obedient today!” After the playful jokes, Charisma moved onto Tongari Young.

    This was followed by a mash up of Like ItPain OffAUTOMADE and Menhera Busu in a flash. The songs weren’t played in full. Instead, parts of each track were taken and laced together with beats. The crowd was excited to hear a selection songs from their early days not featured on their greatest hits album.

    Itsuka joined the DJ booth and the both of them performed a riotous melody of NOW RemixToushindai GreyJenga JengaLOOKER, and Berusassa. The music was tied together with visuals that were projected onto the screen at the back of the stage and on the stage coffins, creating a projection mapping-like experience. The vividly colourful setting and nonstop dance music launched the crowd into infinity.


    In the next speech, Itsuka commented about Charisma.BEST, their greatest hits album. “I’ve reflected on it – my bad mouthing. But I want everyone to like that album.” Although Gonchi responded to Itsuka‘s question on which song was her favourite, saying “all of them,” she was pried for her particular favourite, making her fluster in thought.


    Itsuka said, “Time to enter the zone of gentle songs,” signaling the ballad OLHERO. She played the keyboard and sang Gurara, and while basked in the spotlight lulled the room with not not me. The crowd simply watched and listened in memorisation.

    Once they finished up Tasogare Kakui, the musical ensemble sounds of big band danced in, inviting everyone to be uplifted, and Itsuka called for Gonchi. “Prepare your hearts, Zepp Tokyo! Come on out, Gonchi!” Upon saying this, Gonchi appeared on stage wearing a wedding dress. In the applause and cheers, the two of them performed Muko ni Oide as if they were negotiating.

    The entire room sang the chorus phrase “moya moya shite” over and over before Charisma headed onto the third speech. Prompted by Itsuka, Gonchi checked in with the crowd to make sure their excitement was still at max capacity. “Are you alllll enjoying yourselves!?” Afterwards, Charisma headed into the final section of the night.


    Gonchi fired a laser beam from her glove in Kongara Girl, like it says in the lyrics. The duo also changed to hand mics and danced in front of the coffins during Iinazuke Blue, before announcing the final act.

    “Our next song will be the last,” announces Itsuka, sparking sad voices to roll through the room. “Shut up! We’re all singing it together!” she commands. With a final performance of Around 30 dreaming, Itsuka says to a singing crowd, with a smile on her face, “I was a really great around 30, wasn’t I. Thank you all so much!”  before leaving the stage.

    Rather than clapping for an encore, Charisma fans instead sing the group’s song Meki Meki more, something they have done since their tour last spring. Itsuka and Gochi reappeared on stage and announced that they will go into indefinite hiatus after the show.


    Gonchi, who has retired her work as an artist, said her goodbyes. “Thank you all so much. Please keep on supporting!” Though she prefaced it by saying “Hiatus means that things will definitely move again,” she also encouraged strongly, “Both of us support everything that everyone of you does, so please keep on supporting us forever too.”

    Just as the crowd had called it, Charisma performed Meki Meki more. “Because this is your song.” Fans sang their hearts out, filling the air with an intimate warmth. But Charisma weren’t finished yet. “That’s not how we’re going to end tonight. We’d like to end it with this song, the kind of thing we’re known for!” They signed off the night with a performance of HATE.

    With no guest musicians or dancers – just the two of them – and having performed an incredible set of 32 songs, Itsuka and Gonchi stepped back into their coffins, closing the book on over half a decade of unrivaled and matchless work.


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    Price: ¥3,000 (+tax)
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    If you purchase Charisma.BEST on the iTunes Store, you can receive two iTunes-only tracks: Buta and Hello 2〜Midnight Reboot ver.〜.
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    <Latest Music Video> – “Ribbon” Official Website:


  • release music video and digital download for “Ribbon” off forthcoming greatest hits album

    02.December.2017 | MUSIC have released the music video for a new song titled Ribbon taken from their forthcoming greatest hits album, Charisma.BEST, set for release on January 10, 2018.


    Both MC Itsuka & DJ Gonchi, the defining duo of, appear in the new music video. In the music video, we see the pair laying in their own coffins buried in flowers and donning black outfits. It’s an upbeat track laced with sharp lyrics.

    Together with the release of a new music video, have also made “Ribbon” available for early digital download. You can get your hands on the track by pre-ordering their greatest hits album, Charisma.BEST, on iTunes.

    By purchasing the album, fans can now also obtain the iTunes-only track Hello 2〜Midnight Reboot ver.〜 as well as Buta, a song previously only available on a limited edition CD. Charisma.BEST will be digitally released on January 8, 2018, two days before the physical release.

    Tickets are now on sale for’s two solo shows to celebrate the release of Charisma.BEST. The tour is titled Desu, Gokigenyou 2018 and the concerts will be held at Osaka BIGCAT on January 12, 2018 and ZEPP TOKYO on January 27, 2017.


    Get your hands on the new song “Ribbon” now and see live in the New Year!




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    Warner Music Japan / Atlantic Japan

  Solo Show – “ Desu, Gokigenyou 2018″

    ▼Friday Jan 12, 2018 @ BIGCAT (Osaka)

     OPEN 18:15 / START 19:00 (Enquiries: Shimizu Onsen – 06-6357-3666)

     Tickets: Standing tickets now on sale at ¥4,200 (mandatory drink fee not included)


    ▼Saturday Jan. 27, 2017 @ ZEPP TOKYO (Tokyo)

     OPEN 17:00 / START 17:00 (Enquiries: SOGO TOKYO 03-3405-9999)

     Tickets: Standing tickets now on sale at ¥4,200 (mandatory drink fee not included)


    Official Website:


  • Unveil Tracklist for Forthcoming Greatest Hits Album “Charsima.BEST”

    14.November.2017 | MUSIC have announced the track list for their forthcoming greatest hits album titled Charisma.BEST set for released on on January 10, 2018.


    Fans of the one-of-a-kind duo that is are in for a treat with a satisfying selection of the group’s original and conspicuous discography, beginning with their 2013 debut song HATE followed by the well-known Iinazuke Blue and Otubone Rock, the hugely popular live track GEORGE as well as Around 30 Dreaming, a song adored by their diverse fan base, and many, many more.


    Joining those numbers will be two new songs, the names of which have finally been announced – Ribbon and Gurara. The album will trace the roots of from their formation to now for a total of 19 tracks.


    Charisma.BEST will also be available for digital purchase. It will include a digital download-only track on iTunes titled Hello 2~Midnight Reboot ver.~. This song comes from a collaborative video created by and LUMINE Ikebukuro in September this year. The song makes a special return for the greatest hits album. The song will download upon purchasing Charisma.BEST on iTunes.


    Fans can also get their hands on posters with physical copies of the album. Depending on which store you buy it from (pictured above) a different poster will be received.

  will hold two solo shows to celebrate the release of Charisma.BEST titled Desu, Gokigenyou 2018. The concerts will be held at Osaka BIGCAT on January 12, 2018 and ZEPP TOKYO on January 27, 2017.




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    01. HATE (Ai Ai Syndrome, 2013)

    02. Suppliminal Diet (Aidoro C, 2016)

    03. GEORGE (Ai Ai Syndrome, 2013)

    04. Like it (not not me, 2017)

    05. Menheller Busu (Ai Ai Syndrome, 2013)

    06. Iinazuke Blue (DIStopping, 2014)

    07. Moya Moyashite (unPOP, 2016)

    08. #hashdark (not not me, 2017)

    09. 999 (unPOP, 2016)

    10. Hello 2 (Hello 2, 2017)

    11. Gurara (*New Song*)

    12. Yare Yo. (OLest, 2015)

    13. Train HELL (DIStopping, 2014)

    14. Meki Meki more (not not me, 2017)

    15. Super Girl (DIStopping, 2014)

    16. Around 30 Dreaming (OLest, 2015)

    17. Kongara Girl (OLest, 2015)

    18. Otubone Rock (OLest, 2015)

    19. Ribbon (*New Song*)

  Solo Show – “ Desu, Gokigenyou 2018”

    ▼Friday Jan 12, 2018 @ BIGCAT (Osaka)

     OPEN 18:15 / START 19:00 (Enquiries: Shimizu Onsen – 06-6357-3666)

     Tickets: Standing tickets now on sale at ¥4,200 (mandatory drink fee not included)


    ▼Saturday Jan. 27, 2017 @ ZEPP TOKYO (Tokyo)

     OPEN 17:00 / START 17:00 (Enquiries: SOGO TOKYO 03-3405-9999)

     Tickets: Standing tickets now on sale at ¥4,200 (mandatory drink fee not included)


    Official Website:


  • Awesome line-up announced for “THE BLOCK PARTY Vol. 2” – the club party that’s officially hosted by TEMPURA KIDZ!

    19.May.2017 | MUSIC / SPOT

    TEMPURA KIDZ主催のクラブパーティー! 「THE BLOCK PARTY Vol.2」超豪華全ラインナップ発表

    The first block party was a daytime club party hosted by TEMPURA KIDZ was held back on March 12th and was organized by TEMPURA KIDZ’s own P→★ and YU-KA. The next installment of their club party is scheduled to fall on Sunday June 11th.

    TEMPURA KIDZ have invited another fantastic line-up of guests to join them for their next event. For Vol. 2, expect to see HASTA LA VISTA, a group made up of, what would be no exaggeration to say, influential artists; MC Itsuka from, who has done collaborations with TEMPURA KIDZ, so much so that it would be safe to say she is almost like their older sister; “Atarashii Gakkou no Leaders,” who performed the main theme song for the hit TV drama “Joshu Seven” and who made a successful major debut.


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    Dance performances will be making a return for the new block party too, following up from the first. Artists who will be dancing include “Pirates of Macho Bean,” whose performance you will never forget, with his incredible skill and vivid personality. A host of other artists in the dance scene will also be hitting the stage such as “Dr. SWAG,” “ASUPI,” “amane” and more, all of whom are young artists paving the way for the next generation and all whose performances you must not miss.

    Also returning are resident DJs “RAM RIDER,” “Shogo Soezima (T.U.S.)”, “2BOY” and “UMIMAN.” P→★ of TEMPURA KIDZ will also be appearing as “DJ P→★”!


    DJ P→★

    The members of TEMPURA KIDZ will also be holding a project entitled “Joshi Ryoku Koujou Kikaku” for girls – 50 lucky attendees who are girls will receive body bath oil by Beaute de Sae. And make sure you don’t miss out on some exclusive kawaii goods by Choco moo who created designs just for THE BLOCK PARTY!

    A little under one month left until THE BLOCK PARTY Vol. 2 begins. Tickets are now on sale and selling fast, so make sure to reserve yours ASAP!




    Date: Sunday June 11th, 2017

    Location: SOUND MUSEUM VISION (2 Chome-10-7 Dōgenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)

    TIME: OPEN 15:00 / CLOSE 20:00

    Tickets: On sale via Lawson Ticket & HMV, Ticket Pia, and e+.

    Price: Advance Ticket ¥3,500 / Same-day Ticket ¥4,500

    *Drink not included

    HASTA LA VISTA, Itsuka (, Atarashii Gakkou no Leaders, KIDZ
    RAM RIDER, DJ P→★, Shogo Soezima (T.U.S.), 2BOY, UMIMAN (B.D.C.)
    Pirates of Macho Bean, ASUPI, YU-KA (TEMPURA KIDZ), P→★ (TEMPURA KIDZ), KARIN (TEMPURA KIDZ), amane, Rena, NanA 
    Choco moo


    TEMPURA KIDZ Official Website:



    Related, The tour final was finished in a great success with TEMPURA KIDZ & Calmera


    Related article:TEMPURA KIDZ are planning a collaborative event with Yokohama DeNA BayStars during Golden Week (GW) titled,“Family Ballpark 2017.”


  •, The tour final was finished in a great success with TEMPURA KIDZ & Calmera

    08.May.2017 | MUSIC, a unit comprising MC Ituka and DJ Gonchi held their final concert in their national tour titled, ‘not not me’ “ in Akasaka BLITZ in Tokyo. released their original album “”not not me” in March and held concerts in seven cities throughout Japan, finishing the tour in Tokyo.


    At the opening, as soon as the SE stared on the excited Akasaka BLITZ floor, MC Ituka and DJ Gonchi appeared on centerstage with their backs to eachother to make an opening pose and “Like it,” their first song began.


    Then the special guest of the live TEMPURA KIDZ appeared on the floor and boosted up the fever pitch of the audience with their aggressive dancing. They performed songs included in the latest album such as “Chicken boom” and “YAJIMA DANCE” but they also performed “Super Girl,” a popular song among the fans and the audience was nailed to the stage.



    When performing “classic glasses” a song that is made with only bass and rap, Gonchi said “I am going to rap for the first time!!” but he sent out a sampled rap voice from his cellphone application. It could be said that this rendition was very


    In the middle of the live, TEMPURA KIDZ reappeared on the stage and performed the collaborative song with called “Miira Killer.” After the blackout rendition, the band Calmera which consists of 8 members dressed up in red suits appeared on the stage suddenly and perform “Muko ni Oide” which is included in their latest album with The floor was filled with excitement again when the set was changed from a DJ beat to a band sound. They arranged songs such as “Lunch time funk” and “#hashdark” and performed a stage arranged with horns based on Calmera’s songs.

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    At the end of the live, they performed “100% Booby” and “HATE” with glamorous laser beams and VJ rendition and showed the audience the power of

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    For the encore, they reappeared on stage after the blackout rendition and performed “not not me.” After that, they also performed one of the popular songs called “Arasaa Dreaming” with a band arrangement which is rare to be heard in their live concert. The audience seemed very satisfied with this live concert. will appear at various of events during the summer of this year. We can expect that there will be lots more to come from



    May 3rd (Wed-Holiday) One man tour 2017

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    Tokyo Akasaka BLITZ

    open/start 17:00/18:00 official home page:


    Related release recording video for their track “classic glasses” with Hama Okamoto (OKAMOTO’S)

    Related release artwork and new key visual for upcoming album “not not me”

  • release recording video for their track “classic glasses” with Hama Okamoto (OKAMOTO’S)

    09.March.2017 | MUSIC

    Two-member unit, comprised of MC Itsuka and DJ Gonchi, have release a video from the recording of their song “classic glasses” taken from their upcoming first album “not not me” which will be released on March 22nd. – classic glasses(making movie) YouTube

    The funky track solely features rapping from Itsuka and bass playing from Hama Okamoto (OKAMOTO’S) and showcases their mutual chemistry and skill together. The album is truly diverse as it features tracks stemming to a wide range of different genres – and “classic glasses” manages to stand out as a highlight track. The making-of movie gives us a look into a session on the day of the track’s recording.

    cc_2017_web are in the process of releasing a total of 4 tracks consecutively over a period of 4 weeks from their new album. Until now, there were two tracks released so far, including “#hashdark” which is produced by “PABLO a.k.a. WTF!?” and is used as the main song for the movie “Ankoku Joshi,” and “YAJIUMA DANCE,” produced by Cibo Matto. “classic glasses” marks the 3rd release of the series. Below is a timeline of the next release.

    ▶Tuesday, March 7th ”classic glasses” (produced by Hama Okamoto from OKAMOTO’s)

    ▶Tuesday, March 14th  “Like it” (produced by: KO-ney)

    Full details on the album can be found over at‘s “not not me” homepage. Be sure to check it out.


    not not me

    On Sale: March 22nd, 2017 *Digital sale begin March 21st

    Price: ¥2,593 + tax

    Official website:


    ■Related release artwork and new key visual for upcoming album “not not me”

    ■Related article:’s new song “#hashdark” to be the main theme for the upcoming movie “Ankoku Joshi”

  • push the boundaries and unveil their true potential in their new album with collaborations with top creators in the industry

    19.January.2017 | MUSIC

    Tokyo electro rap unit have unveiled the title to their upcoming first full album as well as names of selected songs from it. The album will be the first since their major debut and will be released on March 22nd.

    The name of the album is “not not me”, and was made in a chance encounter with the help of one of the top creators in the industry. The album is described as much more edgy and creative, two conspicuous elements they are aiming for.


    PABLO a.k.a. WTF!? wrote and produced their track “#hashdark”. The album features a host of other artists, including Gouta Nishidera of Nona Reeves, Shacho of the internationally acclaimed SOIL&”PIMP”SESSIONS, the two-person girl unit Cibo Matto who are based in New York, and beat maker KO-ney.


    “not not me” features a diverse range of fantastic artists with great individuality and who come from all sorts of different genres, pushing forward even more into new territory. A number of MCs are also in charge for the lyrics of each song. More information regarding the TBA tracks has yet to be unveiled, but it’s definitely something to look forward to.


    ■Comment from
    “not not me”. In other words, me. If I act like I don’t notice the things that inconvenience me or hit the nail on the head through my own instinct of self-defence and instead take a step forward, I feel like I can unveil about 5 layers. But I can’t do that. Being human is difficult. But I’ve always thought that I’d like to be in that state of mind. Keeping the possibility of good and bad things to yourself I think is a wonderful thing. That’s the kind of album this is. (someday)

    “not not me”
    Release Date: March 22nd, 2017
    Price: ¥2,593 + tax
    Contents: 10 Tracks: WARNER MUSIC JAPAN/Atlantic Japan


    Song Information/Artists Collaborated (selected songs)
    「#hashdark」 Composer/Sound Production: PABLO a.k.a. WTF!?
    「Lunch Time Funk」 Composer/Sound Production: Gouta Nishidera
    「Muko ni Oide」 Composer/Sound Production: Shacho from SOIL&”PIMP”SESSIONS
    「YAJIUMA DANCE」 Composer/Sound Production: Cibo Matto
    「Like it」 Composer/Sound Production: KO-ney


    Related Article:’s new song “#hashdark” to be the main theme for the upcoming movie “Ankoku Joshi”

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  •’s new song “#hashdark” to be the main theme for the upcoming movie “Ankoku Joshi”

    22.December.2016 | MUSIC’s new single is set to be the main theme song for the upcoming Japanese movie “Ankoku Joshi” which will be released on April Fools’ Day, April 1st, 2017. The song is titled “#hashdark”. The lyrics for the new song were written by Itsuka ( and it was composed by PABLO a.k.a. WTF!? and Itsuka.

    The song was written with the hashtag symbol in mind as seen all over social media. The song is described as a dance rock track with a heavy guitar groove. This song derives from’s usual sound and shows a new side to them.

    “Ankoku Joshi” is based off Rikako Akiyoshi’s novel of the same name.


    The film sees a wide cast of young female actresses, including Fumika Shimizu and Marie Iitoyo as the protagonists, as well as Nana Seino, Tina Tamashiro, Riria, and Yuna Taira. It is set in a prestigious all girls’ school and is a story of betrayal. The teaser image pictured above and current available information regarding the film are being much talked about.


    “#hashdark” will also be featured in’s upcoming album which is scheduled for release in March next year. You can see a teaser clip for the song over on their official YouTube channel.


    Official Teaser:


    ・Comment from Itsuka (
    Our new song “#hashdark” has been chosen as the main theme song for the film “Ankoku Joshi”. The song is about the hashtag which is something that is used all over social media as well as lies and boasting, and how these things tie people down. Be sure to give it a listen. And be sure to watch “Ankoku Joshi”.


    “#hashdark” Lyrics: Itsuka Composition: PABLO a.k.a. WTF!?, Itsuka
    Official Website:



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