Festival Report: J-pop Culture Fans Blown Away at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2015 in Paris and London!

15.October.2015 | MUSIC

Massive two-day J-pop celebration MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2015 took place at Le TRIANON in Paris, France on Oct. 3 and 4 and at Roundhouse in London, UK on Oct. 11, showcasing the best and latest of cutting-edge J-pop culture. The Paris edition welcomed over 3,000 J-culture fans while the London show drew over 2,500 people.

 

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The first day of MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2015 in PARIS kicked off with Charisma.com, a rising J-pop rap duo consisting of Gonchi and Itsuka, who appeared on stage with a French flag, and fittingly, a loaf of French bread in their hands.

The two-girl crew started the set with their hit single “GEORGE.” Their energetic performance instantly got the attention of the whole audience and kept them engaged. They got more interactive during the performance of “Tongari Young” when they did their original pose called the “Tongari Pose” with the amused audience. After having a little bit of fun with the crowd with some call-and-response with the duo yelling “MOSHI MOSHI” and the crowd following “NIPPON!,” they showered fans with a few more of their hit songs, including “Kongara Girl,” “HATE” and “100% Booby.”

 

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Next up was TEMPURA KIDZ. Their snappy dance moves kept the audience on their toes throughout the entire set. From “Suimin Busoku” to “CIDER CIDER,” the group showcased a number of their hits. Charisma.com came back on stage and performed their collaboration song “Miira Killer,” which revved up the crowd to a pitch of excitement. After singing “LOLLiPOP,” they finished the powerful performance with a cover of Noriyuki Makihara’s “Donna Tokimo.”

 

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The last band to perform on Day 1 was CAPSULE, who started their set with their well-known song titled “more more more,” which was followed by a new tune, “Another World.” Toshiko Koshijima, the vocalist, pumped up the crowd throughout their set, while Yasutaka Nakata showcased his DJ prowess. In the second half of the show, Toshiko greeted the crowd once again, and performed several catchy tunes such as “Starry Sky” and “White As Snow” before finishing Day 1 on a solid note with “Sugarless GiRL.”

 

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Day 2 started on a high with thousands of excited fans impatiently waiting for the opening act to start, calling out for the show to begin. In the response to their cheers and name calls, Cheeky Parade showered fans with a number of hits, including “C.P.U!?,” “Chekera” and “Cheeky Fighter.” The audience was very responsive, and everyone was having the time of their lives. They also surprised the audience by introducing themselves in French between songs. By the time they finished their performance, the whole venue was illuminated in hundreds of glow sticks. They were the perfect opener, and their performance of “M.O.N.ST@R” got the audience ready for another massive J-pop showcase.

 

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By the time Charisma.com appeared on stage two days in a row, the crowd was already dancing along to their songs. During their performance of “Tongari Young,” Itsuka got the audience cheering by asking them a question “Super Subur!?” They even threw in a small ladder as a prop during “Otsubone Rock,” and effortlessly moved onto their last song titled “100% Booby.”

Next was the ever-lovable TEMPURA KIDZ, who wore different outfits from the previous day. After singing hit songs such as “Suimin Busoku,” “LOLLiPOP” and “Happy Natsu Matsuri,” they invited their “senpai” (or “senior”) rap duo Charisma.com onto the stage and performed “Miira Killer” together.

 

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WORLD ORDER was the headliner of the two-day event. Their dance performance was entertaining to watch and easily had the audience locked in. After performing “WORLD ORDER” and “BLUE BOUNDARY,” leader Genki Sudo introduced each member to the audience. The last half of the concert included their hit single “Change Your Life” and solo dance performances. Their flawless dance moves got fans hooked throughout the show, which also included songs such as “FIND THE LIGHT” and “MACHINE CIVILIZATION.” The band left the audience screaming from the top of their lungs, and the festival came to a sublime conclusion.

 

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Over the course of the festival, there was an admission-free area at Le TRIANON, where visitors were able to try Japanese miso soup produced by marukome and MOSHI MOSHI INPPON, as well as get their hands on loads of made-in-Japan goodies at booths such as costume brand PURE and the Harajuku-based information centre MOSHI MOSHI BOX.

 


 

MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2015 in LONDON, which took place in the English capital on Oct. 11, presented the freshest J-pop trends through a show on a mini stage and a number of booths. J-pop and “fashion monster” Kyary Pamyu Pamyu also came back to London to perform her third London concert – “KYARY PAMYU PAMYU CONCERT 2015 in LONDON.”

 

 

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Japanese idol unit Musubizm performed a special set at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON’s mini stage, and had the audience dancing and bobbing along to their songs such as “Go Straight” and “ONE STEP.” There was also a photo session with popular Sanrio character Gudetama.

 

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The booth area also drew a large crowd. Booths such as the Kawaii & Oishii and marukome x MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON booths offered free rice balls and miso soup, repectively. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Costume Exhibition booth had one of Kyary’s iconic outfits on display, from the “Fashion Monster” music video, while the Japan Centre booth showcased the artistry of Japanese desserts, and MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON booth offered a wide range of Japanese gifts.

 

《Information》

 

■Details on upcoming ”MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2015” events

 

・MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2015 in TOKYO
Date: Nov. 6 (Fri.) – 8 (Sun,), 2015  
Nov. 6: Open 4:00pm (main stage opens at 5:00pm and starts at 6:00pm)
Nov. 7 & 8: 12:00pm (main stage opens at 12:00pm and starts 2:00pm)
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium (1-17-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
 
▼Participating artists

Nov. 6【MOSHI ANI】
Afilia Saga・Shinjuku・TEMPURA KIDZ・drop・Hachioji P・Runa Haruna・May’n・Nagi Yanagi・Rinna Yoshida・Yun*chi livetune+・LinQ・Luce Twinkle Wink☆・Wasuta …and more

Nov. 7【MOSHI POP】
Misaki Iwasa・Osaka☆Shunkashuto・Caramel・Cupitron・Silent Siren・sora tob sakana・Cheeky Parade・Devil ANTHEM TEMPURA KIDZ・Shiho Namba・Niji no Conquistador・NEKO PUNCH・Hanae・Natsumi Hanaoka・Hayabusa・ PiiiiiiiN・Faint⋆Star・predia・Natsume Mito・Musubizm・Tsukasa Mogamigawa・Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen・Lovely★DOLL LisaMelody, Devil ANTHEM, Faint Star PiiiiiiiN, Osaka☆Shunkashuto, predia and more…

8th【MOSHI COOL】
Leaders・AMIAYA・HSMS<HISASHI(GLAY)×DJ Mass MAD Izm*>・m-flo(DJ SET)・OOPARTZ・CAPSULE・Charisma.com・Kyary Pamyu Pamyu・CREAM ・CTS・Suiyobi no Campanella・DAISHI DANCE・TEMPURA KIDZ・TeddyLoid・TEMPURA KIDZ・hy4_4yh・vivid undress・MAAKIII・Una・Yoshida Brothers(Young brother Kenichi Yoshida)・RAM RIDER・WORLD ORDER and more…
 
◯Participating models(listed in Japanese alphabetical order)
Nov. 7【MOSHI POP】
Fumiko Aoyagi・Hiko Achinami・AMIAYA・Hitomi Ueno・Nana Ikeda・Miyu Ikeda・Airi Otsuka・Tetsuko Okuhira・Misa Kimura・Ren Koseki・Natsuko Kondo・Saki Sato・Saki Shibata・Hikari Shibata・Ayumi Seto・Shiho Takechi・Rina Tanaka・Ema Tanioku・Eri Tanioku・Asaka Taniguchi・Mai Nakaseko・Culumi Nakada・Himezawa・POCHI・MANON・Rinko Murata・Anna Yano・Yuna Yabe・Una・Yura・YuRi・Chisato Yoshiki・Ryucheru and more…
 
◯JAPAN FOOD FESTIVAL ※Free admission※
Niku Fes …and more
 
▼Admission(All prices include tax)
Advanced one-day ticket (Nov. 6) ¥4,320 (Nov. 7 or 8) ¥4,860
Nov. 7 & 8 two-day ticket ¥8,100 Three-day ticket ¥10,800

Free admission for foreign-passport holders!
>>Click here to register for the festival!

MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2015 in TOKYO Official Website
http://fes15.moshimoshi-nippon.jp

MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2015 in TOKYO Official English Website
http://fes15.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/en

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    This game can only be cleared by walking around Enoshima to find hints and answers to the challenges but don’t worryーThe Mekakushi Dan will be in contact with you via the messaging app LINE to help you solve the riddles. 

     

    Upon accepting your mission, you will receive a mission guide full of information on the mouthwatering gourmet food and fascinating history of Enoshima. The guide will take you on a wonderful journey of discovery through locations popular among tourists and even romantic date spots. This is the perfect way to enhance your Enoshima experience. 

    Multimedia creator Jin, who is the founder of the Kagerou Project, has teamed up with SCRAP to create this exciting real life game which is full of fun contents that anyone can enjoy. The original storyline takes advantage of the wonders of Enoshima, creating a unique experience that is not available anywhere else. It is a rare opportunity to get close to the Mekakushi Dan and simultaneously enjoy the exciting culture of Enoshima. 

     

    Your journey will start at Subana Kaikan (スバナ会館) which will be selling lots of Kagerou Project collaboration merchandise that cannot be obtained from anywhere else. Make sure to check out the official website for more information. 

    There is an exciting bonus in store for those who successfully clear the game: A surprise phone call from Ene and Shintaro! Just hearing the voice message of these two popular characters is enough to send some fans wild. Those who clear the game will also have the opportunity to take part in a special lottery for the chance to win a ticket to watch the debut screening of the anime Kagerou Daze No.9 before anyone else. This series is set to go live next spring. 

     

    *The debut screening is a private event that you can only take part in by clearing the Mekakucity Quest in Enoshima. There is no general screening event for those who do not succeed. 

     

    As the sweltering heat of summer has finally subsided, this is the perfect chance to explore the wonderful tourist spots and indulge in the delicious local food of Enoshima while facing challenges with your pals or even your partner.

  • Pompompurin Zombieland: Save Pompompurin From Zombies at Sanrio’s Horror Event

    14.September.2019 | SPOT

    Sanrio’s popular character Pompompurin is collaborating with Obaken, a horror experience creative company, to bring the brand new horror event known as Pompompurin Zombieland to Sanrio Puroland on November 16 and 30.

     

    Tickets will go on pre-sale for official Pompompurin ambassadors, or Pombassadors, on September 14 at 10:00am (JST) and general sales will begin on September 28 at 10:00am (JST). To find out more about Pombassadors and how to become one click here.

     

    Pompompurin Zombieland Promo Video

    Horror experience planner Obaken is set to shake the cute world of Pompompurin into a terrifying zombie-infested one. In the story, Pompompurin was happily looking for some tasty mushrooms to pick when all of a sudden he eats a poisonous one by mistake. It is your mission to deliver him the antidote to stop him from becoming a zombie. Other unfortunate victims who also ate poisonous mushrooms have died and returned as the living dead and will roam around Puroland. The antidote to save Pompompurin, who is on the brinks of turning into a green zombie, lies in the non-poisonous mushrooms located in 6 areas of the park.

    You must survive getting infected by the zombie virus and get your hands on mushrooms. If you succeed you’ll receive an exclusive Pompompurin Zombieland pin badge stating that you have cleared the mission.

    You can even pick up an exclusive Zombie Purin t-shirt. These are limited in stock and can’t be bought anywhere else.

    Additionally, if you wear a combination of yellow and brown-coloured clothing when attending the event―which are the colours of Pompompurin―you’ll get the above-pictured Zombie Purin sticker.

    Full details can be found on the event’s website below. Don’t miss out on this creepy-cute experience this autumn.

     

    ©︎’96, ’19 SANRIO

  • Escape From Godzilla at TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS Escape Game Theme Park

    11.September.2019 | MOVIE / SPOT

    TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS’s catalogue of games just keeps on growing. The puzzle and escape game theme park has just announced the return of its escape game Escape From Shin Godzilla which is being held in collaboration with the 2016 film Shin Godzilla.

    The event was previously held last April where it ran until October, enjoying huge popularity with over 40,000 escape game-goers. Players took the role of a member of the Kyosaitai―the anti-Godzilla task force―based in Kabukicho, Shinjuku where you will be tasked with solving puzzles to defeat the colossal giant.

    The thrilling event returns once more with original visuals created to make it look like Godzilla has really invaded Kabukicho. Tickets are now on sale, and you can pick up exclusive merchandise and themed food at the venue too. Can you defeat Godzilla?

     

    TM&©TOHO CO., LTD. ©SCRAP

  • Halloween at HEP FIVE Osaka: Horror Ferris Wheel, Guillotine Photo Spot & More

    06.September.2019 | SPOT

    Osaka’s landmark shopping centre HEP in Umeda is just a short 3-minute walk from Umeda Station, meaning you don’t have to worry so much about looking over your shoulder to see if Michael Myers or Dracula is following this Halloween as you make your way to “HEP FIVE HORROR×HORROR AUTUMN.”

     

    This bone-chilling event is set to deliver horror, beauty and fashion all in one place.

     

    Junji Inagawa’s Horror Ferris Wheel

    The Horror Ferris Wheel was such a hit last year that it’s set to return again this Halloween, better and scarier than ever. There will be two Ferris wheels, each inspired by two of ghost story writer Junji Inagawa’s masterpieces. Incorporating an all-new horror system, the Ferris wheels will take riders up 106 meters high for a hair-raising experience they cannot escape. Once you’re in, you’re in until the end.

     

    Monster Food

    Of course, no Halloween party is complete without some fang-tastic food. HEP FIVE’s restaurants have each whipped up their own unique dishes for the holiday.

     

    Lulu Hashimoto’s Doll World

    Lulu Hashimoto has garnered attention both in Japan and overseas as the “living doll” for her doll costume. She will be present at HEP FIVE where you can get a photo with her at the first floor entrance atrium.

     

    Date: October 12, 2019

    Time: 1st 13:00~、2nd 15:00~、3rd 17:00~

    Locations: The initial fan greeting will take place at various places across the shopping centre, and photos will take place on the first floor atrium

    Getting a Photo: Tickets will be handed out from 11:00 on the day. 15 people per slot on a first-come, first-served basis.

     

    Horror Show Time

    Ghost performed Sadawo is set to take on the form of Japan’s most famous horror icon Sadako from Ringu while riding a Segway. Look forward to a whole host of terrifying performances.

     

    Date: October 19, 2019

    Times: ①12:00 (Floots 6F-7F) / ②14:00 (Floors 4F-5F) / ③16:00 (Floors 2F-3F) / ④18:00 (Floors B1F-1F)

    Locations: Various places across the shopping centre

     

    Guillotine Photo Spot

    Get your photo taken at the guillotine photo spot at the first floor atrium and look like something straight out of a slasher movie. Make it even better by dressing up in cosplay or Halloween outfits with friends!

    Enjoy a horror experience like no other this Halloween at HEP in Umeda, Osaka.

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