music

Ghibli theme song for My Neighbour Totoro gets an electronic makeover in Japan

New version of the classic melody is making news with Ghibli fans around the country.

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Japanese hip hop group Rishiri Boys boasts local pride, mad skills, and an average age of 82

What do you get when you put three older Japanese fishermen together? A hip hop group, of course.
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RocketNews24: The Album release date set!

Witness history in the making as the first ever musical album composed by a news-oriented website (we assume) hits iTunes and Amazon this July!

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Idol unit disbands after male fan discovered to have personal relationship with…idol’s mom?!?

Apparently it’s not just Japanese idol singers themselves who can cause a scandal by being chummy with the group’s fans.

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New Taiiku Okazaki song is in Japanese but strangely sounds like English

The result is unintelligible in either language, but it still sounds cool.

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Metal Gear Solid’s composer wants you to chill

Norihiko Hibino wants you to take a moment for yourself. Just relax. Let your worries fade. Get lost in his smooth saxophone sounds.

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Twitter user devises simple way to destroy Japan’s music copyright collective

The answer, my friends, was just blowin’ in the winds of Twitter.

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New Zelda speaker sensors make every trip to the bathroom a Hyrulian adventure【Videos】

Nintendo fans set up the gadgets to play Zelda’s iconic “secret” and “treasure” music, and the results are awesome.

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Traditional artisans come together to create ukiyo-e enhanced Rolling Stones merchandise

Available are limited-edition woodblock prints, T-shirts, and tote bags!

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Higashi Ikebukuro 52: new Japanese idol unit made up of credit card company employees 【Video】

These girls pull off cute dance moves and pose like professional idols in their debut video.

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Japanese musician uses female pubic hair to produce unprecedented sound in new song【Video】

DJ from hip hop unit m-flo creates song dedicated “To the world’s crotch.”

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Magikarp song’s brand-new English version is full of love for the most pathetic Pokémon【Video】

And in Pokémon tradition, there’s even a minor change from the original Japanese version.

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Amina, Japan’s first African-American idol, searches for stardom【Video】

Cute as a button, this girl’s winning fans all over the world.

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Piko Taro appears in new music video for “I Luv It” by South Korean superstar Psy【Video】

The viral hit makers from Japan and South Korea get together to show us their awesome new dance moves.

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Yoshiki, leader of legendary band X Japan, to undergo emergency surgery in the U.S.

Surgeon says damage would be enough to “force a professional rugby player to retire.”

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Silent disco to be held at traditional Japanese bathhouse this summer

Experience the thrill of dancing with a crowd in the bathtub without disturbing the neighbours.

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Visual Kei headbanging is either very soothing or very creepy to watch【Video】

Is a few dozen people dancing without moving their bodies at all unsettling or tranquil? You be the judge.

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5-year-old Anke from China wows American audiences with her piano and personality【Video】

I don’t think I could even play a cassette tape properly at that age.

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Love ballad to Pokémon’s Slowpoke is strangely emotional and romantic【Video】

Puppet theater music video about biting a Pokémon’s tail is a surprising tear-jerker.

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Cat helping his person play Animal Crossing BGM on the piano is super calming, too cute【Video】

This purrfect duet is meowsic to our ears.

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