music

Chrono Cross opening “The Scars of Time” played on the Otamatone is equal parts majestic, bizarre

Does this mean there could be an Otamatone section next to the violins in the orchestra soon?

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Believe it or not, you already know every single lyric to the new Pokémon Pikachu theme song

New song to be sung by Pikachu, with the loveable Pokémon mascot getting the maximum mileage out of his extremely limited vocabulary.

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Pro sumo wrestler walks into Japanese arcade, shows off amazing rhythm game drum skills【Video】

You won’t want to take this guy on in the ring or at the arcade.

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Telecom company DoCoMo turns vegetables, camera flashes, and pressed shirts into an orchestra【Video】

It all begins with chopping some onions and blowing into some carrots.

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Inventor of instant ramen noodles appears as Japanese samurai in awesome new animated rap video

The beautiful animated visuals and rap soundtrack make it easy to learn Japanese and discover the history of instant noodles at the same time.

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Chinese Communist Party tries to spit the straight skinny in its rap about China, Taiwan 【Video】

So that’s what communist rap sounds like.

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Tokyo’s Shibuya Station now sending trains on their way by playing the Dragon Quest theme 【Video】

Go forth, mighty heroes/rail passengers! Seek adventure in the magical realm of Yokohama!

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Hey! You’ll definitely want to listen to the Legend of Zelda’s 30th Anniversary concerts

It’s dangerous to go alone, so go forth with epic and powerful music.

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Japanese female comedians go old-school in Ghostbusters cover that’s faithful to 1984 original

They ain’t afraid of no 22-year-old arrangements.

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Beautiful Japanese bamboo speakers let you to listen to music without using any extra electricity

After playing songs with bamboo instruments, band moves on to bamboo audio delivery that works with your smartphone.

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Japanese dad makes surprising connection between vacuum cleaner, harmonica and Windows 95

People in Japan are crying with laughter over the short musical video clip, saying they can’t stop playing it over and over again.

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Our writer transforms into a rock goddess in hopes of teaming up legendary musician Yoshiki 【Vid】

Our Japanese-language writer gets a visual kei makeover as part of her quest to join the all-female follow-up to X Japan.

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Popular Japanese boy band member’s newest song is an anthem for the otaku lifestyle 【Video】

“Even If You’re an Otaku, It’s Alright” says there’s nothing wrong with doing what makes you happy.

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Think kids can’t enjoy a rock festival? Facilities at Fuji Rock Fest will make you think again!

Just because you have a little one in tow doesn’t mean you can’t take a family outing to Japan’s biggest rock music festival.

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Babymetal shows maturity as rude U.K. award presenter repeatedly interrupts speech 【Video】

When a teenage girl from a band with “baby” in its name does a better job of acting like an adult than you do, you might want to work on your manners.

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Japanese idol singer stabbed over 20 times by fan regains consciousness

20-year-old Mayu Tomita now in stable condition following brutal attack.

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Idolmaster Korean drama finalists appear in two music videos ahead of final round of cuts 【Video】

Looks like fans and judges are going to have a tough time deciding who to keep and who to let go.

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Idols ahoy! AKB48 to hold concerts at Universal Studios Japan every day starting in July

Osaka theme park doubles down (48-times down?) on its Japanese appeal with daily performances by members of four Japanese idol supergroups.

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Soon, Japanese kids will be learning about virtual idol Hatsune Miku in their school textbooks

Vocaloid pioneer to be featured in high school music text going into use next year.

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Japanese idol group’s CD-purchase rewards include overnight hot spring stay with favorite singer

Fans will need to part with two million yen (US$18,181) to earn the weekend getaway.

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