music

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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Japanese Twitter’s coolest song right now is based on the McDonald’s deep fryer chime【Video】

Fast food can make your body fat, but apparently McDonald’s fries can make your beats phat too.

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TV report on “World’s Youngest Idol” causes her to break down in tears, miss school for two days

Six-year-old Ai-chan is getting the full idol experience at a young age: the singing, dancing, meeting fans, and even the occasional hatchet-job by the media.

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Official English version of anime Your Name’s theme song sounds cool as Japanese original【Video】

Sneak preview released for new version of mega-hit rock song that will appear in U.S. theatrical screenings.

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Piko Taro to perform in legendary Budokan arena, sadly the musician who plays Piko Taro will not

Piko Taro is the creation of a real musician with real talent named Kosaka Daimao, but unfortunately for him, Piko will be the one playing the Budokan this March.

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Korean-Chinese music video packs in as much cuteness as possible to heal the world【Video】

You couldn’t possibly fit any more cuteness into this video or else you’d endanger the public with a cuteness overdose.

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Japan’s respected National Theatre surprises everyone with traditional rendition of PPAP【Video】

PNSP combines serious musicians with crazy lyrics and hilarious costumed character dance moves.

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SMAP idol group members issue farewell messages to fans

The popular idol group SMAP broke up on December 31 after performing music together for more than a quarter century.

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SMAP vs. Mr. Sato! Our writer compares his life to that of Japan’s most successful boy band ever

How does the life of RocketNews24’s crack Japanese-language reporter stack up?

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Shadow of the Colossus, Last Guardian soundtracks to be performed at Game Symphony Japan concert

Classically trained musicians will play selections from classic games including Fumito Ueda’s Ico at upcoming Tokyo-area performance.

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Tokyo government teams up with Japanese rapper to promote roller coaster subway system【Video】

Take a look at Tokyo’s underground tunnels from the driver’s seat of a train in this awesome new music video.

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Japanese musical duo Les Romanesques ranks among Miyazaki and Kurosawa in popularity in France?

Already having made a substantial impact in France, the eccentric music of Les Romanesques is looking to break big in Japan.

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Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto performs Mario theme with hip hop’s The Roots 【Video】

Legends of video game design and music team up for awesome live performance.

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Traditional Japanese rendition of Yuri!!! On Ice anime theme is the most elegant yet【Video】

If the anime series was called “Koto on Ice”, this cover would have just landed a spectacular quadruple axel.

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Could Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen be the start of a new form of workplace harassment in Japan?

Piko Taro has a pen? Well some young Japanese office workers have a problem.

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Video compares the Japanese, Korean, and American Pokémon theme songs and Pokéraps 【Video】

Which country does the Poké-songs the best?

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Sting pictured backstage with Piko Taro during recent trip to Japan

Japanese Twitter is loving this hilarious photo.

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Japanese musicians sing ancient Buddhist sutras, bring them to life with a modern beat【Video】

Sutras aren’t meant to die in dusty old books, they’re meant to be alive in people’s voices.

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Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer barks like a mad dog in music video for newest song【Video】

Also, Piko Taro really wants us to know that he’s “fire.”

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