J-WAVE SPARK LIVE Vol. 5 to Feature Sayaka Yamamoto and SHE’S
04.November.2021 | MUSIC
Japanese FM radio station J-WAVE (81.3 FM) has announced its fifth live event coming to Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo. The station’s popular late-night program SPARK takes place from Monday to Thursday at 24:00-25:00 each week and is the inspiration for these incredible performances. This time, Sayaka Yamamoto and SHE’S will both be taking the stage on December 9, 2021.
Sayaka Yamamoto serves as SPARK’s MC each Monday. Piano-rock band SHE’S collaborated with the singer on her song oasis released in February, with vocalist and keyboard player Ryouma Inoue producing the track and SHE’S arranging and performing the music.
I’ve worked with SHE’S musically in the past, and I’m so excited to work with them again like this. It will also be the first time for me to perform against an entire band alone, so I’m also super nervous. I’ll do my best to put on a great show!
After arranging and producing the song oasis for Yamamoto, she invited us to see her solo concert. I remember getting goosebumps because she had evolved so much, and she was so incredibly cool. I can’t wait to see what kind of live show this will turn out to be, and I hope we can sing something together!
SHE’S Vocalist Ryouma Inoue
J-WAVE SPARK LIVE Vol.5
Airing: December 9, 2021 / Doors open at 17:30, Show starts at 18:30
Where: Zepp DiverCity Tokyo
J-WAVE SPARK LIVE Vol.5: https://www.j-wave.co.jp/topics/entry_spark05/
*Presale ticket lottery open until November 9 at 23:59 at https://www.j-wave.co.jp/topics/entry_spark05/
Official Site: http://www.j-wave.co.jp/original/spark/
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Collaborates with Shelter Nanyo Hall in Yamagata for LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project
Last month, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu performed on the Gobi Stage at Coachella, one of the largest music festivals in the United States. The singer has now returned to Japan for the second half of her ‘Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 10th ANNIVERSARY JAPAN TOUR 2022 CANDY WAVE,’ seeing the singer performing 30 shows across Japan. The tour will conclude with a solo performance at Budokan in October.
In conjunction with the nationwide tour, the LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project was launched to energize Japan through the appeal of regional towns and cities and has been attracting major attention. Kyary’s newest collaboration in Yamagata has been announced ahead of her concert there on May 13!
The singer will be collaborating with Shelter Nanyo Hall in Nanyo, Yamagata, a small town of only around 30,000 people. The hall is the world’s largest wooden concert hall, made entirely from laminated local cedar. It uses the most advanced fire-resistant technology for wood in Japan and was certified as the world’s largest by Guinness World Records in December 2015. The multi-functional hall can seat over 1,400 people, and the property also features a Japanese-style tea room, meeting rooms, an open tree-growing space, and more.
“I want the local population to be incredibly proud of this magnificent wooden structure,” said Norihito Shimanuki, the hall’s director. “Through this concert hall, we’d like to promote Nanyo and Yamagata Prefecture both domestically and internationally.”
The collaboration logo for the newest partnership was inspired by the ‘KPP NANDA COLLECTION LIVE in HAWAII’ visual. The one-night-only concert was held in July 2014. Since the main focus of this team-up is ‘wood,’ the visual’s palm tree has been transformed into a cedar tree!
A collaborative T-shirt is also on sale featuring the new logo and the singer’s 10th-anniversary logo. The shirt is available on the LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project website for two weeks only starting May 12. Support Japanese businesses and pick one up while you can!
Shelter Nanyo Hall Yamagata (Nanyo City Cultural Hall) x Local Power Japan Project
Price: ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
Available: May 12 – May 25, 23:59
Where to Buy:
LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project Online Shop
Shelter Nanyo Hall (Nanyo City Cultural Hall): https://nanyoshi-bunkakaikan.jp
Tour Details: https://kpp10.jp/japantour2022/
Official Site: https://localpowerjapan.com
*Please allow two weeks to one month after order for product to ship. All items are made-to-order.
*A portion of shirt sales will be donated to local development and social programs.
Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival to be Held at Tokyo Garden Theater
The Kirby game series turns 30 on April 27, 2022, and to celebrate this impressive event, the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival will be held on August 11!
While the event will be held in person at the Tokyo Garden Theater, fans from all over the world will also be able to watch for free on YouTube.
The concert will feature songs from the series performed by a “big-band style ensemble” made up of 35 musicians, with Kirby himself participating in real-time on an LED monitor, dancing around as fans celebrate his birthday.
Those attending the concert venue in person will be able to snag a special penlight that will sync to the music for some extra magic.
What’s your favorite Kirby soundtrack?
©HAL Laboratory, Inc. / Nintendo
Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival
Date: August 11, 2022
Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 to Travel to Yokohama and Osaka Following Suntory Hall Performance
The Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 event will be performed at Pacifico Yokohama and The Symphony Hall Osaka following the Suntory Hall performance later this year. The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra will perform alongside visual effects, and Vocaloid fans won’t want to miss this incredible show!
In addition, the Blu-ray and CD of the Hatsune Miku Symphony 2021 Yokohama performance are now on sale. Each contains an advanced ticket application to the Suntory Hall performance. A digest video of KAITO’s 15th Anniversary song, the theme for the event, is also available to watch on YouTube.
Hatsune Miku Symphony 2021 – Yokohama Performance Digest [Orchestra Live Blu-ray & CD]
On February 5 and February 6, a Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 booth at SNOW MIKU 2022 will be selling the 2021 Blu-ray and CD. Those buying fast enough will get an original pin.
Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 ~Hatsune Miku,Kagamine Rin,Kagamine Len 15th Anniversary~
September 25, 2022
Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall
Conductor: Hirofumi Kurita
Performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
November 23, 2022
The Symphony Hall
Conductor: Hirofumi Kurita
Performed by the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra
Official Site: https://sp.wmg.jp/mikusymphony/
Iconic Moments from Attack on Titan Brought to Life in New Video
A new YouTube video is bringing iconic Attack on Titan moments to life. To commemorate the release of The Final Season Part 2, the video features Hiroyuki Sawano’s prolific soundtrack to the anime series being performed live while accompanied by scenes from the show. The concert was held last year at Pacifico Yokohama last year.
Attack on Titan – ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn <WMId> [Official Live]
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 is currently airing every Sunday and is available to stream on a number of global streaming services.
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2
Airing on NHK General Sundays at 24:05
Streaming on dTV, d Anime Store, GYAO!, Netflix, TELASA, Hikari TV, U-NEXT, Amazon Prime Video
Official Site: https://shingeki.tv/final/
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s First Performance of ‘Maybe Baby’ Takes Place on First Day of New Tour
19.January.2022 | MUSIC
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of her major label debut, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is back in the news. The artist will perform at this year’s Coachella, one of the largest music festivals in the United States, and released her first full-length album in three years ‘Candy Racer’ in October 2021. On January 16, Kyary embarked on the largest tour of her career, ‘Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 10th ANNIVERSARY JAPAN TOUR 2022 CANDY WAVE,’ which will see the singer performing 30 shows across Japan.
The first show was held at Atsugi City Cultural Hall in accordance with all local guidelines to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. Fans lined up, excited to see the artist for the first time in three years–and when Kyary took the stage clad in a bright green wig and costume, she showed her appreciation for those who have waited to see her again.
“Long time no see! I’m sorry I made you wait,” the singer said as the audience replied with massive applause. “Today, I’m starting my first tour in three years. I want to give you all a performance that will make you glad you came!”
The artist began by performing her newest track Maybe Baby for the first time. The setlist included 21 songs total including songs from Kyary’s newest album ‘Candy Racer’ and legendary tracks like PONPONPON and Fashion Monster.
In conjunction with the nationwide tour, the “LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project” was launched to energize Japan through the appeal of regional towns and cities. The 30 stops on the new tour include many that Kyary has not visited before, and were chosen based on the singer’s desire to perform for fans who may not typically be able to attend one of her shows. Wanting to show her gratitude, this is also a chance to inspire local industry and tourism, both of which have been hit hard by the ongoing pandemic.
Keep an eye out for what Kyary Pamyu Pamyu does next!
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Perform at Coachella 2022
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be performing at the world-famous Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California this April! Scheduled to perform at the event in 2020, Coachella was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic. Back after two years, the lineup of performing artists has been posted to the official site.
This year, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, and Ye (Kanye West) will be headlining the event, which also includes artists from around the world. Kyary will perform on April 16 and April 23.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her debut and is set to begin her largest nationwide tour to date on January 16. The artist will be performing 30 shows across Japan.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Dates: April 15 – 17, April 22 – 24
*Kyary will perform on April 16 and April 23
Coachella Official Site: https://coachella.com/
Coachella Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/coachella
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Official Site: http://kyary.asobisystem.com
Lovely Summer-Chan Announces Long-Awaited ‘THE THIRD SUMMER OF LOVE’ Release Tour
14.January.2022 | MUSIC
When singer-songwriter Lovely Summer-chan announced ‘THE THIRD SUMMER OF LOVE’ tour in Tokyo, tickets sold out on the same day. The artist has just announced that an additional performance will be held on March 3, 2022 at Tokyo LIQUIDROOM.
AH! Music Video
I Told You A Lie Music Video
This tour will celebrate the singer’s third album ‘THE THIRD SUMMER OF LOVE,’ which was released in September 2021 and won the grand prize at the APPLE VINEGAR Music Awards 2021. It will also coincide with the LOVELY SUMMER SONIC event.
This will be the first tour in some time due to the ongoing pandemic, so look forward to it!
THE THIRD SUMMER OF LOVELY SUMMER SONIC Tour 2021-2
Tokyo LIQUIDROOM – March 3, 2022
Doors Open 18:00 / Show Starts 19:00
Osaka umeda TRAD – February 19, 2022
Doors Open 17:15 / Show Starts 18:00
Aichi BOTTOM LINE – February 20, 2022
Doors Open 17:15 / Show Starts 18:00
Tokyo WWWX – February 25, 2022 *Thank you, SOLD OUT!
Doors Open 18:00 / Show Starts 19:00
Lawson Ticket: https://l-tike.com/lovelysummerchan/
※Student discount tickets for the Osaka concert will only be available on e+.
Official Site: https://www.lovelysummerchan.com/
TV Anime Series ‘Run with the Wind’ to Hold Orchestral Concert in Tokyo
The concert featuring the TV anime series Run with the Wind based on the novel Run with the Wind by Shion Miura, will be held on December 29, 2021 at Ebisu The Garden Hall.
For this concert, Production I.G, the animation company that produced the anime series Run with the Wind, will be involved in the video production. Based on scenes selected by composer Yuki Hayashi, the video has been re-edited for the concert and will be delivered with a live performance by the gorgeous musicians.
The day will surely be a special one, where you can enjoy the music of the special band orchestra alongside a number of masterly scenes. Don’t miss this chance to experience the world of the film before the Hakone Ekiden, the university relay race in January that the characters are striving for!
Original work: Run with the Wind by Shion Miura (Shincho Bunko)
TV Anime ‘Run with the Wind’ Orchestral Concert
When: December 29, 2021 from 18:00（Gates open at 17:30）
Where：Yebisu the Garden Hall
Kyodo Tokyo https://tickets.kyodotokyo.com/kazetsuyoconcert
E plus https://eplus.jp/kazetsuyoconcert
Ticket Pia https://w.pia.jp/t/kazetsuyoconcert
Lawson Ticket https://l-tike.com/kazetsuyoconcert
Rakuten Ticket http://r-t.jp/kazetsuyoconcert
Official Site: https://kazetsuyo-anime.com
#AppearanceYokohama Concert to Feature Real Artists Beside VTubers
Net label Appearance will hold a special live event on November 28, 2021, featuring popular VTubers and music artists at Yokohama Bronth at the Miratomirai waterfront area in Yokohama.
The #AppearanceYokohama event will feature Mashiro Ayano, a singer popular for performing tracks for popular anime series such as Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works and Darwin’s Game. VTuber sifar is popular throughout Japan for her rock tracks, while cosplay girls band mimiQ_Lyric aims to deliver Japanese pop culture to the world.
Those interested will be able to purchase streaming tickets through Z-aN, and anyone in Japan can also buy tickets at the venue. The live stream will feature HD multi-angle footage so viewers can enjoy the full range of the show. Performing VTubers will utilize Monolis, a system allowing them to go anywhere and interact with people in their life-sized forms. This is in cooperation with the Wasabi Music School.
Who are you excited to see perform?
Date: November 28, 2021
Doors Open at 15:30
Address: Yokohama Bronth 2F (5-3-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)
Official Event Site: https://appearance.site
Streaming Tickets: https://www.zan-live.com/live/detail/10123
Venue Tickets: https://t.livepocket.jp/e/7hjlj
Singer yama to Hold Two-Day Planetarium Concert at Tokyo Skytree Town
Konica Minolta Planetarium TENKU will hold a special two-day live event featuring one of the most beloved singers of this generation, yama. LIVE in the DARK w/yama will take place on December 8 and 9, in which the artist will be surrounded by glittering stars as he sings some of his more popular tracks.
By holding a concert inside a planetarium, guests will be able to focus more intently on the sounds being made while surrounded by darkness. The video production during the performance will be handled by HERE., a visual design studio known for working with other popular artists. Would you want to experience a live show in such a unique venue?
LIVE in the DARK w/yama
Dates: December 8 & 9, 2021
Times: 1st Stage – Doors Open 17:30, Show Starts 18:00 / 2nd Stage – Doors Open 19:30, Show Starts 20:00
Official Site: https://planetarium.konicaminolta.jp/livedark/yama
ticket board: Presale Tickets (By lottery)
Running: November 2 at 12:00 – November 7 at 23:59
General Tickets (First come, first served)
On sale November 17 at 20:00~
BE:FIRST First Solo Concert to Stream Exclusively on the Hulu Store
01.November.2021 | MUSIC
BE:FIRST, the 7-member boy’s group created from winners of SKY-HI’s 6-month “THE FIRST” audition, will make their debut on November 3 with the single Gifted. On November 5, the group will hold its first-ever solo concert. This milestone will be available to watch live exclusively on the Hulu Store and will be available for a week after the live stream.
The group is made up of members SOTA, SHUNTO, MANATO, RYUHEI, JUNON, RYOKI, and LEO. The music video for their song Shining One has been viewed more than 10 million times in the past two weeks, making this one group to keep an eye on!
BE:FIRST “FIRST” One Man Show -We All Gifted.-
Live Stream Date: November 5, 2021, at 22:00
*The archived video will be available to watch immediately after the live stream until November 12 at 23:59
Ticket Price: ¥3,850 (Tax Included)
*Tickets Available until November 12 at 21:00
Male VTuber Group Holostars to Hold First Live Event
The talented members of Holostars will hold their first live event on December 26, 2021 at J:COM Hall Hachioji in Tokyo! The Vtubers taking part are Hanasaki Miyabi, Kanade Izuru, Arurandeisu, Rikka, Astel Leda, Kishida Temma, Yukoku Roberu, Kageyama Shien, and Aragami Oga.
Tickets for the virtual event are now on sale on SPWN. Those wanting to attend the physical event can also enter the lottery for on-site tickets. Exclusive merchandise will also be available to celebrate the group’s first-ever live show!
HOLOSTARS 1st ACT 「JOURNEY to FIND STARS!!」Supported By Bushiroad
Date: December 26, 2021
Broadcast begins at 17:30, show begins at 18:00
Address: J:COM Hall Hachioji (Southern Sky Tower Hachioji 4F, 4-7-1 Koyasumachi, Hachioji, Tokyo)
Directly connected to the south exit of JR Hachioji Station
7-minute walk from Keio-Hachioji Station
On-site Ticket: ¥8,000 (Tax Included, all seats reserved)
Official Site: https://1stact.hololivepro.com/
1st Advance Tickets (Lawson Ticket) / Lottery
Available to Enter until October 31 at 23:59 (https://l-tike.com/st1/holostars)
*Limited to 2 tickets per person.
Announcement of Winners/Payment Period: November 4 – November 7, 2021, at 23:00
2nd Advance Tickets / Lottery
Available from November 13 at 12:00 until November 21 at 23:59 (https://l-tike.com/st1/holostars)
*These pre-order tickets are by lottery only.
Confirmation/Payment Period: November 25 at 15:00 – November 28 at 23:00
Reservation Period: December 4 at 12:00 – Day of Performance (https://l-tike.com/st1/holostars)
Streaming Tickets are available until December 31, 2021
Streaming Tickets + Special Bonus Coupon available until December 31, 2021
*The archived stream will be available immediately after the live performance and can be viewed as many times as you like until January 26, 2022, at 23:59.
Purchase Streaming Tickets: https://virtual.spwn.jp/events/21122601-jpholostarslive
Available until November 7 at 23:59
Merchandise Details: https://1stact.hololivepro.com/goods
Purchase Goods (from Japan): https://virtual.spwn.jp/events/21122601-jpholostarslive/goods
Purchase Goods (from Overseas): https://shop.geekjack.net/collections/holostars-1st-act
Concert Hashtag: #ホロスタ1stACT (#Holostars1stACT)