ENTERTAINMENT

FLOW to release 10th album, #10, in February 2016

The J-rock band FLOW, which is well-known to fans for performing several anisong hits, have announced that they will be releasing their 10th album, which is appropriately titled “#10”. The album is scheduled to be released on 3 February 2016, with an album release event in December.

The album release event will be called the “FLOW THE CARNIVAL 2015 Daikanshasai ~Nagaku Yaruyo!!! Shoji Saita Kyokusuu LIVE~”, and it will be held at ZEPP Diver City Tokyo on 5 December 2015. The band will not only perform songs from their previous albums, but they will also perform a few songs from their upcoming “#10” album.

The band will also be touring several cities in Japan, and they will kick off in Saitama’s HEAVEN’S ROCK Saitama Shintoshin VJ-3 for a Men-Only show on Valentine’s Day, 14 February 2016. You may not have a date on V-day, but at least you get to see Flow, right?! The other stops in the tour include:

  • 18 February – BIGCAT (Osaka)
  • 20 February – DRUM Be-1 (Fukuoka)
  • 21 February – SECOND CRUTCH (Hiroshima)
  • 4 March – vanvan V4 (Ishikawa)
  • 5 March- ElectricLadyLand (Aichi)
  • 12 March – DIME (Kagawa)
  • 13 March- KYOTO MUSE (Kyoto), will be a Women’s Only show
  • 19 March- cube garden (Hokkaido)
  • 21 March- SENDAI CLUB JUNK BOX (Miyagi)
  • 26 March – Zepp Tokyo (Tokyo)

Further announcements about the album will be made in the days to come.…

ENTERTAINMENT

FAM16 invites LUNA HARUNA and sasakure.UK as performing Guests!

In a surprise announcement today, AFA Facebook page released the names of the performing artists attending Funan Anime Matsuri 2016.

Announced are Anisong artist, Luna Haruna, know for her performances in many popular anime titles like Sword Art Online, Koimonogatari and etc; And sasakure.UK, a popular DJ, songwriter, and producer, most famous for his skillful and meticulous use of popular vocal synthesis programs like the Miku Hatsune “Vocaloid” software

Together with KANAME☆, Mayu, Baozi & Hana, Ajo, Mon, ELY and Saffron, a stellar line-up of celebrity cosplayers in FAM2016SG ! This is proving to be a highly anticipated Swan song

More information on the event can be found on the following sites,

Luna Haruna

Luna Haruna was born on October 11th.

She gained tremendous popularity as a finalist in the “4th Anisong Grand Prix” and on May 2012, she made her major debut with the song “Sorawa Takaku Kazewa Utau” (Ending theme song for the second season of animation “Fate/Zero”), written and composed by Yuki Kajiura.

In January 2015, Luna Haruna released her 7th single, “Kimiiro Signal” (Opening theme song for the animation “Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata”)

Her other notable songs are “Overfly” (Ending theme song for the animation “SWORD ART ONLINE” -Fairy Dance-), “Aiwoutae” (Ending theme song for the second season of “<monogatari> series” produced by the popular creator, Jin), “snowdrop” (Ending theme song for the animation “Koimonogatari”) and more recently, “Startear” (Ending theme song for the animation “SWORD ART ONLINE II”).

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ENTERTAINMENT

The Japanese entertainment industry mourns the loss of Koji Wada

The passing of Koji Wada as made many fans around the world tear up, as the legendary Japanese singer has touched the lives of many, especially their childhoods. The 42-year old singer passed away after a long battle with cancer, and his friends and colleagues in the industry came out to talk about the man who has touched their lives.

Here are a few of their testimonials:

Koji Wada, you did a good job. I wish for your happiness in the next world from the bottom of my heart. Please have a peaceful rest.
Junya Enoki (Digimon Adventure tri.’s Takeru Takaishi)
Hearing about Koji Wada’s death, my heart is filled with grief. As someone involved in Digimon Adventure and as a fan myself, I’ve been saved by, and given dreams and strength through Wada’s song “Butter-fly” as well as his other songs. I hold pride in the fact that we lived at the same time, and held dreams in the same work.
Junya Ikeda (Digimon Adventure tri.’s Joe Kido)
I only had the chance to meet Koji Wada once in person, but… Good job up until now. He performed the theme song for “Digimon Frontier,” a work I participated mid-way in. I’m happy to have been able to hear his singing voice live.
Ryotaro Okiayu (Digimon Frontier’s RhodoKnightmon)
It appears that Koji Wada has passed away… I provided the composition for the Digimon Savers opening theme song, “Hirari.” I remember how happy I was to meet him