music

Anime voice actress Maaya Sakamoto covers Katy Perry’s “Firework” in spectacular fashion【Video】

Veteran vocalist shows she can sing in English like nobody’s business in preview for Japanese release of animated musical Sing.

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Radio Ghibli is the newest way to listen to the iconic music of Studio Ghibli

Get ready for hours of scenes, songs, and memories that tantalize your ears.

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Japanese illustrator transforms super-rough CD jacket concept sketch into gorgeous art

A few scribbles and bullet points were all this amazing artist needed.

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East meets West in Singaporean music group’s beautiful rendition of classic Disney songs【Video】

A tale as old as time played on some instruments invented in olden times.

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Man who stabbed Japanese idol over 20 times convicted of crime, sentenced to prison

Victim of horrific attack testifies at trial.

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Wagakki Band releases new teaser video, third album on sale soon!【Video】

The popular group has played sold-out shows overseas and now they’re ready to release their third album!

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SoftBank finally unveils new ads featuring Justin Bieber speaking Japanese【Video】

The singer rubs shoulders with some of SoftBank’s finest stars while dressed as a student in Japanese school uniform.

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Avril Lavigne’s younger sister marries Japanese rock star

Bis sis is totally OK with having this fellow musician as her new brother-in-law.

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Every new English song for anime hit Your Name previewed in teaser video【Video】

”Zenzenzense” isn’t the only song getting new English vocals from original Japanese singer Yojiro Noda.

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Piko Taro hams it up on the red carpet and has the time of his life at the Grammy Awards

The Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer was surprised by his popularity in the US, with kids, artists and famous celebrities all wanting a photo with him.

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Music video shows what it’s like to stay indoors too long in a Japanese room

This mesmerising video gives us a unique perspective of what it’s like to be a Japanese “hikikomori” social recluse.

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Piko Taro is headed to LA for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards

Only the biggest names go to the hottest music award show of the year.

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Tokyo music venue is looking for a band to live on the premises and perform every day for a week

Calling all indie bands in Tokyo – this could be your big break!

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“Crazy” new mascot for Kure City is an impressively good dancer with a slick TRF cover【Video】

Mr. Kure may not know karate, but he knows ku-re-shi!

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Japanese band Radwimps’ Shonen Jump music video is a moving love song to manga’s heroes【Video】

Sometimes anime and manga are just fun entertainment, but sometimes they mean much, much more, reminds song from the creators of Your Name’s soundtrack.

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Japanese train passenger’s dangling earphone shows off musical style in amazingly unexpected way

Unused earphone may not be all about that bass, but it is all about the music.

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Japanese Karaoke machine rewards good singing with pictures of naked women, but also punishes

Maintaining proper pitch during heavy breathing presents a new musical challenge.

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We try to join legendary Japanese rock band Guitar Wolf

One of Japan’s premier names in rock music, Guitar Wolf, is looking for a new bassist, and our reporter Seiji Nakazawa has filled out his resume.

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Four-year-old drummer is totally cute, kills in covers of X-Japan and PPAP【Videos】

Torataro’s been drumming since he was in diapers, and he’s not messin’ around!

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Anime song fitness video series kicks off with exercise routine for the Evangelion theme【Video】

“Cruel Angel” aims to make healthy otaku.

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