music

Melodica musician surprises cosplayers with character’s anime and movie themes at convention【Vid】

Adorably awesome but timid prankster stalks cosplayers, with musical accompaniment, at Indiana’s Indy PopCon.

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First-ever electronic taiko developed with help from world-famous Japanese drum troupe

Kodo drummers help modern technology blend with one of Japan’s most traditional instruments.

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South Korea’s “Idol School” proves Korean idols are more than just pretty faces【Pics & Vids】

Just how much reality behind South Korea’s idol industry is revealed in this show?

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Wonder Woman promoted in Japan with idol song “A Woman Can’t Sleep Alone,” angering some fans

Detractors call the title and lyrics of Nogizaka46 song, the video for which has just been released, a poor fit for the independent DC Comics star.

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Anime Your Name is surprisingly awesome when paired with Top Gun’s “Danger Zone”【Video】

Should Makoto Shinkai’s anime have been about Top Gun Taki and Maverick Mitsuha?

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SamuraiGuitarist’s Disney song medley will bring a smile to your face【Video】

The classic sing-along-songs of a million childhoods seamlessly blended and performed for your listening pleasure by a samurai in a dapper suit.

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Ginzan Boyz: Japan’s newest idol group, made up of underground mannequins 【Video】

Handsome miner dummies take the mannequin challenge to new heights with a catchy new music video that’s winning over fans around the country.

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Meet Azuki and Matcha: The two newest vocaloids 【Video】

If you’ve never heard of Project 575 before… well, we can’t blame you. Despite existing for a few years now, the pair have never been considered “official” Vocaloids. Until now.

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Take your singing to new heights on the world’s first karaoke Ferris wheel in Tokyo

Enjoy a round of karaoke with an amazing Tokyo view!

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Virtuoso drums the entire game of Street Fighter II, shows us its music was actually pretty good

Dainashi shows the stamina of a warrior as he drums the extremely high tempo theme songs to every stage.

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Tokyo company plays Rocky theme for workers every day to cut overtime, boost productivity

Employees show increased ability to eat lightning, crap thunder, and actually go home on time.

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Vocaloid music broadcasts during school lunch in Japanese schools spark heated debate

Turns out some people dislike being forced to listen to artificial voices.

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Elf Earphones from Japan are an awesomely affordable choice for lovers of fantasy and music【Pics】

Is this why they say elves can hear the melody of the wind?

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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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