Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Yasutaka Nakata & CRAZYBOY to Perform at QTAQUEST LIVE in Los Angeles

27.March.2019 | MUSIC

The biggest names in Japanese pop music are set to take over Los Angeles at QTAQUEST LIVE and OTAQUEST KICK OFF PARTY which is set to take place at THE NOVO by Microsoft on July 3, 2019.

 

With support from LDH JAPAN and LDH USA, the event is a celebration of Japanese pop culture that brings together a lineup of some of the most famous names in the industry.

 

Both OTAQUEST LIVE and OTAQUEST KICK OFF PARTY serve as the opener to Anime Expo, the biggest anime convention in the US, which will run from July 4 to 7.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

OTAQUEST LIVE begins at 6:30pm and will see CRAZYBOY, HIROOMI TOSAKA, m-flo, CAPSULE, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu take to the stage to deliver American fans the ultimate J-pop entertainment experience.

CAPSULE

OTAQUEST KICK OFF PARTY will begin later at 22:00 which will welcome to the stage ☆Taku Takahashi, TeddyLoid, and Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE) for a late-night extravaganza of Japanese dance music.

 

Tickets go on sale March 28, 2019 at 10:00am (US Time).

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    Following her firework-inspired summer promotion look for Shiseido Beauty Square, Japanese pop icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has returned to the beauty facility with an all-new Halloween look, first revealed on Friday.


    Kyary is serving a dark romantic world in Harajuku this Halloween, with Gothic hair and makeup that delivers us spook fantasy mixed with a bewitching, fairy tail-like sweetness. The look was brought to life thanks to Shiseido’s top hair and makeup artist Tadashi Harada.

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu became the ambassador for Shiseido Beauty Square when it opened back in June. The concept of the beauty facility is centred on having people discovering their beauty, having fun, sharing experiences, and learning the latest in the scene

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Launches New Fragrance Brand ‘Nostalgia Syndrome’

    12.September.2020 | FASHION

    A new fragrance brand produced by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was released on September 12, 2020, and is available to purchase via the brand’s official website.

     

    The brand was backed by a crowdfunding campaign in February 2020 for Kyary who wanted to turn her favourite scent, fragrant olive, into a fragrance. The music artist highlighted how it’s a difficult scent to get your hands on. “There are so many people that like the smell of fragrant olive, so why is it so rare?” Kyary worked with fragrance experts to create a scent that smells like fully bloomed fragrant olive.

    Nostalgic Syndrome Osmanthus – Eau de Toilette | ¥8,250 (Tax Included)

    Nostalgic Syndrome Osmanthus – Body Cream | ¥5,500 (Tax Included)

    The first goal of the crowdfunding campaign was to fund the perfume and the second body cream which Kyary overwhelming support for, leading to it becoming a reality.

    Nostalgic Syndrome Osmanthus – Hand Cream | ¥1,870 (Tax Included)

    Nostalgic Syndrome Osmanthus – Aroma Diffuser | ¥7,150 (Tax Included)

    The success of the crowdfunding campaign led to the establishment of Nostalgic Syndrome and subsequently its first series, Osmanthus, which includes not only the perfume and body cream but hand cream, hair oil, aroma diffuser, and home & fabric spray too.

     

    To celebrate the launch of Nostalgia Syndrome, the first 300 people who spend over ¥10,000 on products will receive an original eco bag. More details can be found on the brand’s official website.

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu | Comment

    “I’ve always loved fragrances. Before every live performance I do I like to calm myself with my favourites. Fragrances help me to relax no matter the time, I really feel like they’re something that have saved me. So, for all the people working hard day to day, and for those with stresses piled up right now, I want them to take a deep breath with this scent of fully bloomed fragrant olive. It would make me happy if this fragrance can create a relaxing space for you.”

     

    “It’s all thanks to everyone’s support that I was able to launch the Nostalgia Syndrome brand. I’m filled with gratitude. Thank you so much, and I hope you continue to support [the brand].”

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Spends Summer Eating Noodles With Fans in First Online Fan Meeting

    17.August.2020 | MUSIC

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu hosted “KPP ONLINE MEETING VOL.1” on August 16, 2020, her first online event exclusive to members of her fan club “KPP CLUB.”

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s new Japan solo tour, scheduled summer festival and event performances, and bus tour—the latte of which had been held up until last year for fan club members only—were unfortunately cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But Kyary still wanted to find a way to have fun with fans, which led to the creation of “KPP ONLINE MEETING.” The first meeting saw around 500 fans which Kyary could see all of on the 10 screens she had prepared in front of her for the live stream.

     

    Fans donned their Kyary merch on stream and prepared some original Kyary-themed backgrounds for the online meeting. The fans who got to attend, chosen by Kyary herself, enjoyed a close-up chat with Japan’s queen of pop.

    In the run up to the event, Kyary posted a question on Twitter asking people what they wanted to do during the online meeting. The option of dancing together was adopted, and so after teaching fans the choreography to her song KAMAITACHI which dropped in April this year, fans danced together with her, making it feel like a live show.

     

    Kyary also had her own idea she wanted to try out with fans, which was eating somen noodles together with everyone. Everyone prepped their own somen and made a toast with their bowls. Other fun things Kyary got up to with fans included a drawing challenge, scavenger hunt, a lottery where fans could win something of Kyary’s, and more.

    At the end of the event, Kyary took a photo together with all 500 fans on the 10 screens. Kyary could feel the energy and warmth from fans through the screen, and ended the event with a huge smile on her face. She plans to continue holding these online meetings for fan club members going forward.

    During the stream, Kyary also announced a DVD and Blu-ray release of her tour from last year, Oto no Kuni Live Tour 2019. Kyary originally had a Japan nationwide hall tour scheduled for this autumn. When she watched the footage of “Oto no Kuni Live Tour 2019,” she said, “When I thought about how I can’t do a show like this at present time, I cried.”

    The DVD and Blu-ray includes two performances: Maboroshi no Utopia ~Izumo-taisha no Yoru~ which was held at Izumo Grand Shrine in Shimane—and which Kyary spoke about in our interview with her last year—and her kabuki themed show Kyary Kabuki Kabuki held in Kyoto at Minami-za, the oldest theatre in Japan. The DVD and Blu-ray are available for everyone to buy, including non fan club members.

     

    Next year will mark 10 years since Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s music debut. Stay tuned for the latest updates and information.

  • Steve Aoki Performs Remix Of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang’ at Tomorrowland

    07.August.2020 | MUSIC

    American DJ and record producer Steve Aoki performed at “Tomorrowland Around The World 2020 The Digital Festival” on July 25, 2020, which was the first digital run of Belgian electronic dance music festival Tomorrowland. The twice Grammy-nominated artist performed his hit remix of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s track Ninja Re Bang Bang which was released in June. Steve uploaded part of his performance on his official YouTube channel.

     

     

    For the world’s dance music fans, Tomorrowland hails as one of the music festivals that everyone wants to experience at least once in their lives. This year, the six-day festival was originally scheduled to take place from July 17 but was cancelled in April as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But that didn’t stop the festival from delivering the best in electronic music to the world as the event was taken online for the first time on July 25 and 26 for the first-ever edition of “Tomorrowland Around The World 2020 The Digital Festival.”

    Over 60 artists performed including David Guetta, Katy Perry, and of course Steve Aoki. Over 1 million music fans around the world purchased tickets to the online festival who enjoyed the best in electronic music which used the latest in cutting-edge technology to create a virtual 3D environment. Steve Aoki performed on the main stage on Day 1. Steve is a resident DJ of Tomorrowland having appeared every year since 2011. For 2020, he served his strongest set list to date.

     

    His set included the track Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix. The song is a remix of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s famous track Ninja Re Bang Bang and was written for the global Nintendo Switch title Ninjala.

    Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix was released by Steve Aoki’s label Dim Mak in America and Smash the House in Europe. The track has enjoyed much attention across major music streaming services, making it onto numerous popular playlists including the ‘Tomorrowland Official Playlist.’ The digital Tomorrowland festival, which saw concertgoers and music fanatics around the world come together, was the first place Steve has performed the song.

     

    Music lovers around the world reacted positively to the performance. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu herself has toured the world four times, and her music has once again reached people across the globe.

     

    A DJ mix of Steve Aoki’s set at Tomorrowland Around The World 2020 The Digital Festival is now streaming on Apple Music. Video footage of his full set from the event will also be posted on the festival’s “Tomorrowland 2020 Relive Platform” on August 13, 2020 at midnight (JST). Tickets are now on sale to watch the archived footage.

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    A new summer key visual was released on July 10, 2020 for Shiseido Beauty Square, a beauty facility in front of Harajuku Station, featuring Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, who is an ambassador for the establishment.

    Beauty Square’s concept aims to have people discovering their beauty, having fun, sharing experiences, and learning the latest in the scene. Visitors will be able to purchase cosmetics and makeup products, participate in interactive digital content, experience the salon where hair and makeup artists will beauty up customers, and more. Focused on younger customers, Beauty Square is a place to find your inner beauty, and what better place to do it than in Harajuku—Tokyo’s hub for youth fashion, beauty, and culture?

    The new key visual conceives Harajuku’s night sky lit up by bright and vivid fireworks, with Kyary’s hair and makeup an expression of the balance and harmony of beauty. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu conveys the sense of beauty and transience of Japanese fireworks and a midsummer night’s dream. Kyary will continue to collaborate with “Beauty Diversity” focused company Shiseido’s top hair and makeup artist Tadashi Harada on a variety of beauty projects that will stimulate people’s curiosity when it comes to beauty.

  • Yasutaka Nakata’s Main Unit CAPSULE Set To Digitally Release All Albums

    07.July.2020 | MUSIC

    Music unit CAPSULE, which was formed by world-famous producer Yasutaka Nakata, is releasing all their albums on Apple Music and other worldwide music streaming services from July 10, 2020.

     

    After debuting in 2001, Yasutaka Nakata has gone on to release 17 albums with CAPSULE and three albums in partnership with model Kate Sakai as the music unit COLTEMONIKHA. Nakata also produced albums for the soundtrack to the sensational drama Liar Game in which Shota Matsuda played the main role. All the above albums will also be released on subscription services.

     

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix’ Gets Picked Up in Playlists Worldwide

    03.July.2020 | MUSIC

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s new release Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix hit download and streaming services on June 25 (June 24 local time in Europe and the US). The track was released from twice Grammy nominated international celebrity DJ Steve Aoki’s label Dim Mak as well as the prominent label Smash the House which plays host to the Belgian dance music festival Tomorrowland.


    This song is the first from a Japanese female artist to be released from these two international music labels. Right now, the track is enjoying much attention across major music streaming services, making it onto popular playlists including the ‘Tomorrowland Official Playlist’ which boasts 1.2 million followers, as well as ‘Friday Cratediggers’ which is a collection of weekly dance and electronic music picked up by producer, DJ, and remixer Bassboy. Kyary has also featured as the profile picture on Electropolis, which curates artists at the forefront of Japan’s dance music scene, and Kira Kira Pop Japan, which brings together pop numbers in Japan that are able to develop independently from ordinary pop music.

     

    Moreover, the remix was released as part of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s collaboration with the Nintendo Switch™️ title Ninjala. As of June 30, Ninjala has already sold over 2 million copies. Future in-game collaborations are also set to be held with Kyary.

     

    Spotify Playlist Links (Excerpt)

    Tomorrowland Official Playlist

    Smash The House Radio

    Friday Cratediggers

    Steve Aoki’s Neon Future Playlist

    Electropolis

    Kira Kira Pop: Japan

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang’ Remixed by Steve Aoki For Nintendo Switch’s Ninjala

    25.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s hit song Ninja Re Bang Bang was remixed by twice Grammy Award-nominated DJ Steve Aoki. Titled Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix, the song was released worldwide today across digital and streaming music services.

    The song was released in the US from Steve Aoki’s label Dim Mak as well as the prominent label Smash the House which plays host to the Belgian dance music festival Tomorrowland. That makes Kyary for the first Japanese female artists to have a release from both of these international labels.

    Steve Aoki’s remix of Ninja Re Bang Bang was released as part of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s collaboration with the new video game Ninjala which was released worldwide on Nintendo Switch™️ yesterday (June 24).

     

    Steve commented: “I’ve always been a huge, huge fan of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and her producer Yasutaka Nakata, so getting to work on this remix made me so happy. It really is an honour. It’s a really great song, so working on it was a lot of fun for me.”

     

    “Ninjala” Commercial (feat. Ninja Re Bang Bang Remix)

    As well as a commercial, a special Ninjala x Kyary Pamyu Pamyu mashup video was released to promote the game. The video below sees the Ninjala characters doing the famous Ninja Re Bang Bang choreography. Steve Aoki also makes an appearance.

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu x Ninjala – “Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix” Mashup Video

    As well as these two videos, future in-game collaborations are set to take place in Ninjala, so look forward to them.

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Steps Up As Harajuku’s Beauty Square Ambassador

    21.June.2020 | FASHION / SPOT

    On June 18, WITH HARAJUKU, a shopping complex located in front of Harajuku Station, opened its Shiseido beauty facility “Beauty Square” on the first floor. To strike a chord with beauty-loving millennials across the country, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has been appointed as the shop’s ambassador. With “beauty diversity” as its main theme, Shiseido’s top hair and makeup artist Tadashi Harada is also getting involved by launching a variety of beauty projects.

     

    Harajuku Shiseido Beauty Square Ambassador Video:

     

    Before the facility celebrated its grand opening, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu stepped through its doors, visiting the makeup counter and enjoying the fun interactive features such as the large LED screen located in the centre which displays endless videos.

    The concept of Beauty Square is to become an interactive space to discover beauty, have fun, and share your experiences. Along with the sale of cosmetics, customers can enjoy digital interactive experiences to connect with the world of beauty or treat themselves to a makeover at the hair and makeup salon, which will glamour up your look in the bat of an eye.

     

    From transforming your look to digital interaction, this is the perfect day out for fashion-lovers from all over the world.

  • Steve Aoki Remixes Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Hit Song ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang’

    19.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Famous DJ Steve Aoki has remixed Kary Pamyu Pamyu’s hit song Ninja Re Bang Bang. The remix will be released worldwide simultaneously on June 25, 2020 (JST).

    The new remix was created in collaboration with the heavily anticipated Nintendo Switch™ game Ninjala – the multiplayer action game where bubble gum is your primary weapon. The news of the remix was unveiled when Kyary Pamyu Pamyu took part in a guest stream to promote the game.

    As the entire world is eagerly awaiting for the game to drop, the news of a collaboration with world-famous names Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Steve Aoki has taken things to a whole new level. DJ Steve Aoki is a self-proclaimed fan of Kyary’s producer Yasutaka Nakata and a keen gamer with his own e-sports team and deep knowledge and love for the gaming world. This is clearly the ultimate tag team.

     

    Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix will be released by Steve Aoki’s label Dim Mak in America and Smash the House, famously known for being a host of the huge European festival Tomorrowland.

    The album artwork has also been unveiled, revealing an illustration of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Steve Aoki sharing what seems to be the most unbreakable handshake ever imaginable. Their cartoon arms twist together, showing their confidence in each other. The artwork was created by Steve Nakamura, who has designed artwork for many of Kyary’s albums.

     

    From June 24, 2020, the new remix will feature as the ending theme song for the Ninjala cartoon anime which you can catch on Ninjala’s official YouTube channel. The remix will also feature as the commercial song for Ninjala TV commercials which will be broadcast across Japan from June 25.

     

    For Steve Aoki, Kyary and Ninjala, the collaborations are only just getting started. Stay tuned as the trio release even more exciting contents together.

     

    A Statement from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    “I’m so pleased to announce that world-famous DJ Steve Aoki has remixed my song Ninja Re Bang Bang, which was released seven years ago! Although many live concerts held overseas and even in Japan have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, I’m so happy that I can still deliver music and happiness to fans through Ninjala. The remix will feature on Ninjala’s commercials and cartoon anime so please look forward to it!”

     

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  • Beauty Square: Discover Your Inner Beauty at Harajuku’s New Beauty Salon

    18.June.2020 | FASHION / SPOT

    Shiseido is set to open its new beauty salon Beauty Square inside WITH HARAJUKU on June 18, 2020. WITH HARAJUKU is a shopping centre located in front of Harajuku Station in Tokyo.

    Beauty Square’s concept aims to have people discovering their beauty, having fun, sharing experiences, and learning the latest in the scene. Visitors will be able to purchase cosmetics and makeup products, participate in interactive digital content, experience the salon where hair and makeup artists will beauty up customers, and more. Focused on younger customers, Beauty Square is a place to find your inner beauty, and what better place to do it than in Harajuku—Tokyo’s hub for youth fashion, beauty, and culture?

    Beauty Square is split into 4 separate zones: the Go-Live Zone, Brand Zone, Installation Zone, and Salon Zone. Let’s take a look at each in detail.

     

    Go-Live Zone

    In this area, the real world and digital world collide: enormous LED screens and signs fill the area where a variety of content will be broadcast, like hair and makeup tips from the Salon Zone artists. Influencers will visit the Go-Live Zone everyday and stream live.

     

    Brand Zone

    Brand Zone is the shopping area of Beauty Square featuring a lineup of numerous Shiseido group brands, like Laura Mercier, SHISEIDO, SHISEIDO PROFESSIONAL, Dolce & Gabbana Beauty, NARS, bareMinerals, IPSA, Cle de Peau Beaute, THE GINZA, and more. The Brand Zone also offers a one-on-one counselling service carried out by beauty consultants.

     

    Installation Zone

    This is the entertainment space filled with immersive artistic content like towering LED screens, kinetic lights that move up and down, moving lights, as well a tie-up with the 3D avatar social media app ZEPETO for customers to interact with, and more. Events and pop-up shops will also open in this area.

     

    Salon Zone

    Makeup artists who honed their skills and craft at the hair and makeup academy and studio SABFA will be customers’ one-on-on producers, carrying out personal hair and makeup styling. Talks will also be held.

    The restaurant and lounge SHISEIDO PARLOUR THE HARAJUKU opened up on the 8th floor on June 16, 2020, where people from around the world can enjoy the traditional taste of SHISEIDO PARLOUR.

    Japanese international superstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has also been appointed the ambassador f Beauty Square. She will be promoting beauty in various forms throughout the year with the theme “Beauty Diversity.”

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Feature in First Nintendo Switch Ninjala Live Stream

    10.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    Ninjala is an upcoming multiplayer action game set to release worldwide on the Nintendo Switch™ on June 24, 2020. The first ever live stream of the game is set to broadcast on the official Ninjala YouTube channel on June 18, 2020.

     

    In the world of Ninjala, players blow bubble gum to craft different weapons and fight using the fighting style of ninjutsu. Players can also transform into nearby objects, and they must use parkour to traverse different landscapes while aiming to take down their opponents.

    The first guest of the first official live stream is none other than Japanese pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu who will play the game. The live stream will take place on YouTube and Twitch. Look forward to seeing the game in action, as well as seeing how well Kyary can do!

    The 5th Ninjala dev diary was also released on June 9 where the developers reflected on the second open beta test that as well as well as introduce two new weapons that haven’t been seen before: the Scroll Blade and Drum Beat. Check out the full video below.


    Don’t miss Kyary Pamyu Pamyu play Ninjala live next Thursday (June 18).

     

    © GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

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