Suchmos Release Live Video Of Their Live Anthem Song ‘MINT’

09.May.2019 | MUSIC

Suchmos have released a live video of their popular song MINT which has garnered the title of ‘live anthem.’


The video is a compilation of three years’ worth of footage from the band’s live performance, including backstage shots, from the extra show on their “TOUR MINT CONDITION” tour at Yokohama Bay Hall in 2016 to their “THE LIVE YOKOHAMA” concert at Yokohama Arena in 2018.


Suchmos – “MINT” Live Edition

It also features footage of the band in their early days stating their desire to perform at Yokohama Stadium. That dream is becoming a reality this year as they are set to perform there on September 8. The second round of pre-sale tickets are now on sale on the band’s official website.


  • With the world on lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, everybody is cooped up indoors and spending time at home. If you’re looking for something new to watch or listen to, then we’ve got you covered. MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON has compiled a list of 11 Japanese artists who have or are planning to post live footage of their full concerts and performances on YouTube.


    The future looks uncertain as it is right now, so in the meantime let’s find time to do the things we enjoy and stay positive as we get through this together.



    ONE OK ROCK are set to premiere 6 of their past concerts on YouTube from 2014-2018. They will be the full performances with no cuts and will not be archived, so mark your calendars and be sure to tune in when they drop.

    Full Details:

    ONE OK ROCK’s YouTube Channel:



    ARASHI has posted a full concert taken from his “untitled” tour which ran from November 2017 to January 2018. “Untitled” is the theme of the tour which looked towards ARASHI of the future. The stage set up and incredible performance are absolute must-sees.


    ARASHI’s Youtube Channel:


    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is in the middle of posting 100 videos of her live performances which will be available to watch for a limited time between April 14 to May 17 this year. The videos are being released as a part of the at-home entertainment #ouchiasobi (“Play At Home”) project launched by ASOBISYSTEM, the agency that Kyary is signed to. Now you can have fun too with Kyary by bringing her concerts into your home.


    Full Details:

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Youtube Channel:



    AAA’s performance at Saitama Super Arena was a highlight of their 2013 tourーa tour which took them to see 150,000 fans across Japan. The full show is now available to watch on YouTube until April 30, 2020 at 23:59 (JST), so be sure to check it out.


    avex’s Youtube Channel:



    RADWIMPS have posted some content from their recently-released live DVD and Blu-ray ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019 onto their YouTube channel. Feel part of the crowd with the following thrilling performance.

    Full Details:

    RADWIMPS’s Youtube Channel:


    Taichi Mukai

    Taichi Mukai recently posted a video of his performance of his popular song Reset. The song was written as the first ending theme for the anime series Run with the Wind.


    Taichi Mukai’s Youtube Channel:


    Official HIGE DANdism

    Official HIGE DANdism’s performance of I LOVE… at Pacifico Yokohama, which was held on February 10, 2020 as part of their “Travelers” tour, is available to listen to on Apple Music. This is another one that makes you feel part of the experience.


    Apple Music “I LOVE…” Pacifico Yokohama (2020.02.10)


    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

    TK posted a video on his YouTube channel of footage taken from his live performance at Landmark Studio in Yokohama. His live band line-up includes the familiar faces BOBO (Drums) and Sato Honoka (Violin) as well as Yoshida Ichiro Untouchable World (Bass) who was a support member for TK last year, Hiroko Sebu (Piano) who provided her piano playing on TK’s single katharsis from last year, and Masao Watanabe (Cello).


    Full Details:

    Ling Tosite Sigure’s YouTube Channel:



    amazarashi dropped a trailer last year for his live DVD and Blu-ray release Mirai ni Narenakatta Subete no Yoru ni. His self-cover of Long Hope Philiaーthe theme song of the anime film My Hero Academia: Two Heroes and fifth ending theme of the My Hero Academia anime seriesーis a must-see!


    Full Details:

    amazarashi’s Youtube Channel:



    A live performance of Suchmos’s hugely popular Mint. It features footage backstage from the band’s tours across three years.


    Full Details:

    Suchmos’s Youtube Channel:



    Here’s a live music video of Superfly’s song Kakusei, the theme for the anime movie Promare. The video uses live footage taken from Superfly’s arena tour which incorporates gorgeous CG imagery.


    Full Details:

    Superfly’s YouTube Channel:

  • With summer fast approaching, concertgoers are gearing up for this year’s music festivals and live shows. We previously covered numerous Japanese bands and artists performing who overseas this year in parts one and two of this feature, but since the previous entry, even more acts have been announced.


    Here is a new list of artists embarking outside Japan this summer.



    For the first time in their career, rock group Suchmos are set to embark on their first ever Asia Tour this June. They will hit up 6 locations, beginning in Hong Kong before heading to Taipei, Seoul, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing.


    ▶︎ Suchmos ASIA TOUR 2019

    2019/6/2 @ Music Zone @ KITEC, Hong Kong

    2019/6/7 @ Legacy Taipei, Taipei

    2019/6/9/ @ YES24 Live Hall, Seoul (*w/ HYUKOH)

    2019/6/12 @ B10 Live, Shenzhen

    2019/6/14 @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

    2019/6/16 @ Tango Live (Floor 3F), Beijing


    Suchmos Official Website:


    →News Update (June 1, 2019)
    Following unexpected illness of one of their members, Suchmos have cancelled all remaining dates on their upcoming overseas tour.




    Rock band [ALEXANDROS] are also heading on tour in Asia throughout June and July. The band are currently on their “Sleepless in Japan Tour” in promotion of their newest album Sleepless in Brooklyn and will take their concerts across Asia for 8 shows, starting with Shanghai on June 21 and wrapping in Seoul on July 21. This also marks their first time performing in Shanghai and Beijing.


    ▶︎ Sleepless 2019 Asia Tour

    2019/6/21 @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

    2019/6/23 @ Beijing Omni Space, Beijing

    2019/6/28 @ Jakarta (*Venue TBA)

    2019/6/30 @ Moon Star Studio 1, Bangkok

    2019/7/5 @ Music Zone @ E-Max, Hong Kong

    2019/7/7 @ Legacy Taipei, Taipei

    2019/7/19/ @ Bentley Music Auditorium, Kuala Lumpur

    2019/7/21 @ MUV HALL, Seoul


    [ALEXANDROS] Official Website:




    Sakanaction have announced that they will play in Shanghai and Shenzhen at the end of June. Upon unveiling the news the band created their own Weibo account, a Chinese social media platform. The rock band will release their new album 834.194 in June, their first album release since sakanaction was released 6 years ago in March 2013. The Asia dates were added to their ongoing Japan tour. This will be their second set of headline concerts outside in Japan since they performed overseas for the first time back in 2013 in Taiwan. The band are known for their use of cutting-edge technology at their shows, so foreign fans can look forward to seeing what they have in store for them next month.


    ▶︎ SAKANAQUARIUM 2019 “834.194”

    2019/6/28 @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

    2019/6/30 @ A8 Live, Shenzhen


    Sakanaction Official Website:



    Earlier this month, five-piece maid rock band BAND-MAID announced the European leg of their 2019 world tour, one which will begin this June and one whose decided theme is Gekidou, or “tumultuous.” All shows on BAND-MAID’s 2018 world tour sold out completely. The initial European leg of their long-awaited new world tour will take them to 3 countries for 4 performances. They will then head to the US in September.


    Related Article: BAND-MAID Announces European Leg Of ‘Tumultuous’ 2019 World Tour


    ▶︎BAND-MAID WORLD DOMINATION TOUR 2019 【激動】 ~gekidou~

    6/22 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall

    6/23 – Paris, France @ Le Trabendo

    6/24 @ Bochum, Germany @ Zeche

    6/26 @ Hamburg, Germany @ DAS LOGOS

    9/26 @ NYC Gramercy Theater, US

    9/28 @ Dallas Cambridge Room, US

    9/30 @ LA ECHOPLEX, US

    10/1 @ LA ECHOPLEX, US


    World Tour Info:

    BAND-MAID Official Website:


    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, CAPSULE, m-flo & More

    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. 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. CAPSULE, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Crazy Boy, HIROOMI TOSAKA and m-flo are set to deliver Japanese entertainment to US lovers of Japanese music and entertainment.


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



    Date: July 3, 2019

    Time: OPEN 17:00 / START 18:30

    Location: THE NOVO by Microsoft, Los Angeles, California, US

    Line-Up: CRAZYBOY / HIROOMI TOSAKA / m-flo / CAPSULE / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu



    Date: July 3, 2019

    Time: OPEN/START 22:00

    Location: THE NOVO by Microsoft, Los Angeles, California, US

    Line-Up: ☆Taku Takahashi / TeddyLoid / Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE) / …and more


    Event Website:



    Ai Otsuka

    This year, Ai Otsuka celebrates her 15th anniversary since her debut. The singer-songwriter released her greatest hits album Ai am BEST, too in January this year, and she is currently in the midst of her nationwide Japan tour. 5 Asia dates have been added to the tour. Her previous Asia tour took her to just three cities: Taipei, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, but this year she is spreading her wings and will perform in Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai and Taipei.


    ▶︎ AIO PIANO at ASIA vol.2 

    2019/7/17 @ Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Memorial Hall, Guangzhou

    2019/7/19 @ 特侖蘇音楽庁, Chengdu



    2019/8/17 @ ATT SHOW BOX 大直, Taipei


    Ai Otsuka Official Website:



    If you love Japanese music and a Japanese band or artist are coming to a city near you this year, then be sure to show your love and support by getting your hands on a ticket to see them live.

  • Suchmos Release New Album ‘THE ANYMAL’ on YouTube Music Premium & Announce Live Stream

    28.March.2019 | MUSIC

    Japanese rock band Suchmos just released their new album THE ANYMAL digitally on YouTube Music Premium on March 27. The band has also revealed they will perform the album live on YouTube on March 29 from 22:00 (JST).


    Suchmos has also teamed up with YouTube to begin promotion for the album as part of the streaming platform’s “Artist Promo.” This promo is held worldwide with which artists such as Dua Lipa, BTS, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have even been involved. It will take place outdoors for one month from April 1 in Shibuya, Harajuku, Yokohama and the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line.


    Social media promotion will also take place. Fans can get involved by posting the hashtag #SuchmosYouTube along with a comment about the album. Select comments will be chosen to appear in Shibuya on an outdoor advertising billboard in the near future.

  • With March almost at an end, the number of Japanese artists announcing performances overseas continues to rise. This is a list of 7 Japanese artists performing outside Japan in the first half of 2019.

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure has received huge international attention for his collaborations with Tokyo Ghoul which have been enjoyed by countless non-Japanese fans on music streaming services. This includes unravel which was used as Tokyo Ghoul’s first opening theme, and katharsis, the second opening theme for season two of Tokyo Ghoul:re. The singer is set to take his ‘katharsis Tour’ to Asia this April.


    More Details:



    Tour 2019 in Asia

    2019/4/5 @ CLAPPER STUDIO, Taipei

    2019/4/7 @ Music Zone@E-Max, Hong Kong

    2019/4/9 @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

    Enquiries: (Japanese/Chinese/English)


    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Official Website:


    Kana Hanazawa

    Kana Hanazawa is lauded for her immense work in voice acting. She is also hugely successful as an artist and singer.

    Hanazawa is set to become the first Japanese female solo artist to perform at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on April 14, 2019. She boasts overwhelming popularity in China for her work in anime as well as her hit songs. Her Chinese fans’ dreams are about to be realised as she performs for them a long-awaited show.



    KANA HANAZAWA Concert 2019 in SHANGHAI

    Date: April 14, 2019

    Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai


    Kana Hanazawa Official Website:




    RADWIMPS dropped their recent album ANTI ANTI GENERATION in December last year and recently announced a live tour which includes their first ever solo stadium show. The band are also set to perform two dates at the 2019 Strawberry Music Festival in China.



    2019 Strawberry Music Festival

    Radwimps Performance Dates:




    RADWIMPS Official Website:



    ONE OK ROCK has become one of the most popular Japanese rock bands overseas. They recently released their first album in nearly two years Eye of the Storm on February 13, 2019 and have announced a 10-date UK & European tour set to take place throughout May.


    More Details:




    5/8 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz Manchester

    5/10 – London, UK – The Roundhouse

    5/12 – Tilburg, NL – 013 Poppodium

    5/13 – Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk Victoria

    5/14 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys Neue Welt

    5/15 – Warsaw, Poland – Hala Kolo

    5/17 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer

    5/19 – Budapest, Hungary – Dürer Kert

    5/20 – Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Velky Sal

    5/22 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle

    5/23 – Milan, Italhy – Fabrique

    5/24 – Zurich, Switzerland – X-TRA

    5/26 – Boulogne-Billancourt, France – La Seine Musicale


    ONE OK ROCK Official Website:



    Aimer recently announced that she will head to Asia in June on a 5-date tour entitled Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour. She previously performed in Asia last year alongside amazarashi, but this marks her first ever solo tour thhere. The theme of the tour is “sun and rain” which ties in with the concepts behind her forthcoming albums Sun Dance and Penny Rain.


    More Details:



    Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Taipei

    Date: June 8, 2019 (18:30 OPEN / 19:30 START)

    Venue: Taipei International Convention Center (TICC)

    Price: 3400 / 2800 / 2200 / 1800 TWD

    *The date on which tickets will be released has yet to be announced.


    Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Hong Kong

    Date: June 14, 2019

    Venue: MacPherson Stadium

    Price: 980 / 780 HKD

    *The date on which tickets will be released has yet to be announced.


    Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Guangzhou

    Date: June 16, 2019

    Venue: Guangzhou Beilei Theatre

    *The date on which tickets will be released has yet to be announced.


    Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Shanghai

    Date: June 22, 2019

    Venue: National Convention & Exhibition Center (Shanghai)

    *The date on which tickets will be released has yet to be announced.


    Aimer “soleil et pluie” Asia Tour in Tokyo

    Date: June 29, 2019 (17:00 OPEN / 18:00 START)


    Organisers: agehaspring, aspr

    Support: Sony Music Labels Inc.

    Price: ¥7,500 (Tax Included) + ¥500 drink fee

    Ticket Release Date: May 25, 2019 (*2 tickets max per order)

    Enquiries: DISK GARAGE (050-5533-0888)


    Fan Club Pre-Sale Tickets for Tokyo Concert

    Ticket Window: April 17, 2019 at 12:00 – April 24, 2019 at 23:59

    Payment Window: April 26, 2019 at 18:00 – May 7, 2019 at 23:00


    Tour Details (Japanese):



    Suchmos will release their 3rd studio album THE ANYMAL on March 27, 2019. The rock group are currently knee deep in their 2019 arena tour and are set to perform alongside HYUKOH in Seoul, South Korea in June. Tickets go on sale on April 2 at 12:00 (South Korea time).



    THE LIVE Vol.2:Suchmos & HYUKOH
    Date: June 9, 2019

    Venue: Yes24 Live Hall (South Korea)

    Ticket Vendor:

    Suchmos Official Website:


    Wednesday Campanella

    It has been announced that Wednesday Campanella will perform at the Second Sky Music Festival at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland, California on June 15. This marks Wednesday Campanella’s second time performing at a festival in the US following her appearance at Camp Flog Gnaw in October 2017.


    More Details:



    Second Sky Music Festival

    Date: June 6, 2019

    Festival Website:

    Wednesday Campanella Official Website:


  • Suchmos Releases ‘In The Zoo’ Music Video From New Album ‘THE ANYMAL’

    19.March.2019 | MUSIC

    Suchmos will drop their third studio album THE ANYMAL next week on March 27, 2019. In the run up to its release, the rock band has released the music video for the record’s lead track In The Zoo.


    The song incorporates rock and blues and is a slice of Suchmos’s current outlook. It states that we are all just animals battling reason and instinct. The song became the deciding factor the album’s title, THE ANYMAL.


    The music video was directed by young video creator Kento Yamada who has collaborated with Suchmos on several occasions. Be sure to check it out as we wait for the band’s next big release.

  • Join the “listening night out” from any major city in Japan to celebrate Suchmos’ 3rd full album THE ANYMAL!

    28.February.2019 | MUSIC

    Suchmos has just started streaming their new song “In The Zoo”. Although Suchmos’ third full album “THE ANYMAL” will be released on Wednesday 27th March, there is a way for you to listen to these songs much earlier! You can hear the full album much earlier than anywhere else at “Suchmos THE ANYMAL Listening Night Out”!


    This will kick off at the same time on Tuesday 12th March in all major cities in Japan (Sapporo, Sendai, Niigata, Toyama, Tokyo, Nagoya, Shizuoka, Osaka, Hiroshima and Fukuoka).

    This event was made possible because Suchmos’ record label F.C.L.S requested cooperation from radio stations countrywide. F.C.L.S aims to spread the feeling of club music countrywide, allowing fans to indulge in the world of Suchmos, who are always facing the music and setting themselves new challenges.


    Radio listeners across Japan can enter a lottery for their chance to attend. Successful fans will be able to relax and enjoy this music masterpiece in a high-quality venue. The lucky winners get the chance to hear all songs from “THE ANYMAL to their heart’s content much before anyone else can.  Only fans who attend the venue can receive special presents and enjoy a wonderful experience and more additional content. To apply to attend, visit the homepage for the corresponding event area. The page will be open from 28th February until 23:59 on 7th March 2019. 


    Available on the following Japanese radio services:




  • Download the lead song from Suchmos’ 3rd full album “THE ANYMAL” now!

    27.February.2019 | MUSIC

    Since their debut, Japanese rock group Suchmos has been speeding through their careers. Finally, the contents of their third full album “THE ANYMAL”, which will be released on Wednesday 27th March, has been announced.


    Their third album took more than a year to make. It has been two years and two months since the breakthrough of their second album “THE KIDS”. Starting with “WATER”, which was one of the first songs on the album to be released, the band created a total of 12 new songs; all with a daredevil theme. The song “Kawarazu ni iru tameni, kawari tzuzukeru” personifies their current position.


    To celebrate the new album release, Suchmos announced their arena one-man-live show that will take place in November. Many music distribution services such as iTunes have now started to stream Suchmos’ new songs such as “In The Zoo”, which inspired the name of the album title.

    To add to all this exciting news, the album jacket photo has also been released!

    In addition, the first press limited edition DVD version of the album includes a story movie based on “THE ANYMAL” called “Join Us And Go Somewhere Nice”. This was created by photographer Takayuki Okada, who was the first person to make a recording in Suchmos’ style. You can take a sneak peek at this movie on YouTube!


    There are two versions of this album; the first-press edition (CD + DVD) and the standard edition (CD). Both of these CDs include an application form that gives you the chance to reserve tickets to attend their Yokohama stadium one-man-live show called “Suchmos THE LIVE” ahead of everyone else. The advanced reservation period starts at 12:00 on Wednesday 27th March and ends at 23:59 on Monday 15th April.


    Make sure you check out the brand new Suchmos, who are constantly updating themselves!


  • Suchmos Release Live Music Video For ‘VOL-TAGE’ Featuring Yokohama Arena Footage

    28.December.2018 | Uncategorized

    Six-member Japanese rock band Suchmos have released a live music video for their song VOL-TAGE.


    The video features live footage of the song taken from the band’s performance at Yokohama Arena on November 24 and 25 this year. Titled Suchmos THE LIVE YOKOHAMA, the shows were a huge success. Young video creator Kento Yamada―a sworn friend to Suchmos―worked on the video.

    The second round of early-bird tickets for the band’s first arena tour are now on sale. The tour is set to begin in March 2019.

  • Suchmos Announce New Album at Yokohama Arena Solo Concert

    26.November.2018 | MUSIC

    Suchmos performed two solo show entitled Suchmos THE LIVE YOKOHAMA on November 24 and 25. On the first day, the rock band unveiled that they are set to perform at Yokohama Stadium on September 8, 2019 for another solo concert they are naming Suchmos THE LIVE. The band, who are originally from Yokohama, have looked towards perform at the venue since their formation, and they are finally delivering that promise to fans.


    They also announced they will release their third album next spring.


    Regarding the forthcoming performance at Yokohama Stadium, the band commented: “We’re going to play this huge place [Yokohama Stadium] to our heart’s content. All of this [we have right now] is the greatest, but it might not be enough. We’re looking forward to seeing how we feel standing on that stage as the days continue to change. We want to make it a day to show our gratitude to everyone we have met.”


    Suchmos will embark on a new arena tour in March next year.

  • Suchmos Drummer OK Directs First One Shot Film for ‘FUNNY GOLD’

    06.November.2018 | MUSIC

    Suchmos have released a one shot film for FUNNY GOLD, the band’s first ever love song that featured on their mini album THE ASHTRAY which was released back in June.

    The film was directed by the group’s drummer OK marking his first ever directional debut. It features the kind of expressive nature made possible only by someone who was involved in the song’s writing process. OK also helped on the visuals for FUNNY GOLD‘s CD cover as pictured above.



    In line with the film, Suchmos also released a playlist entitled Suchmos Winter Song 2018 across major streaming platforms including Spotify.


    Early-bird tickets for the group’s 2019 arena tour went on sale on November 5 and will be available until November 27 at 23:59 over on their official website.

  • Suchmos Announce Japan Arena Tour for 2019

    01.November.2018 | MUSIC

    Japanese rock group Suchmos will head on their first ever arena tour in 2019 which will take them to 7 cities across Japan for 8 concerts.


    The tour will begin at Ecopa Arena in Shizuoka before moving to Xebio Arena Sendai in Miyagi, Hokkai Kitayell in Hokkaido, Toki Messe in Niigata, Fukuoka Kokusai Center in Fukuoka, Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall in Hiroshima, and Kobe World Memorial Hall in Hyogo.


    The venue line-up includes regions in Japan that Suchmos have never performed solo concerts at before.


    Early bird tickets go on sale on the band’s website at 10:00am (JST) on November 5 and will run until November 27 at 11:59pm (JST).


    Suchmos are also performing two shows at Yokohama Arena on November 24 and 25. Tickets for both days are sold out.

  • Suchmos to Perform at Music Festivals in Hong Kong and Thailand

    18.October.2018 | MUSIC

    Japanese rock group Suchmos have announced that they will perform at Clockenflap Festival 2018 in Hong Kong and PEPSI PRESENTS BIG MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL 9 in Thailand.

    Clockenflap Festival 2018

    They will perform at Clockenflap Festival 2018 on November 10 and at PEPSI PRESENTS BIG MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL 9 on December 8.


    The band are also set to play two solo shows titled “Suchmos THE LIVE YOKOHAMA” at Yokohama Arena on November 24 and 25. Tickets have already sold out for both days.