DEADLIFT LOLITA – Kawaii x Muscles x Energy

DEADLIFT LOLITA - “Hair Up. Throw Down.” Japan is the uncontested capital of the kawaii and the cute, from Hello Kitty to AKB48. Japanese pop culture has never allowed itself to be boxed in by society’s normal standards. It’s in this vibrant environment where DEADLIFT LOLITA could be born - a fusion of kawaii, muscle,…

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Celebrating 60 Years of Philippine Japan Friendship with AKB48

Celebrating 60 Years of Philippine Japan Friendship with AKB48 60 years of anything is a feat worthy of the record books. In 2016, the Philippines and Japan achieves an impressive milestone - 60 years of diplomatic relations. These six decades are supported by economic, political, and technological cooperation as well as strong tourism and trade…

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New Utada Hikaru Album Dropping September 28

Japanese Pop Goddess Utada Hikaru will be releasing her first new album in 8 years on September 28. The yet-to-be-titled album will be Utada's 6th Japanese album, and 9th overall. Utada's hiatus began in 2010, where she cited exhaustion for needing to take an extended break. In the interim, she released three songs, including "Sakura Nagashi", the…

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Spinning Manila: J-Pop Live – Celebrating Friendship with Music!

Spinning Manila: J-Pop Live Spinning Manila: J-Pop Live is just one of the many activities co-organized by the Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) and the Embassy of Japan to celebrate 2016 as Japan-Philippines Friendship year. 2016 is the 60th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Philippines. It is also the 20th anniversary…

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Sithu Aye’s Senpai EP: Prog-senpai Notices Anime-chan

Hey guys, do you like music? Do you like anime? Do you love your senpai? Do you like prog metal?! Well man do I have a treat for you guys. Introducing Sithu Aye and his latest EP, Senpai. This EP contains Sithu's work which fuses his usual prog metal style with your usual anime soundtrack style. It includes…

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Hibike Euphonium Review – K-On! meets Whiplash

Hibike Euphonium Review - K-On! meets Whiplash Last Spring Season 2015, Kyoto Animation (KyoAni) tried its hand at another music anime. This time around,  Hibike! Euphonium (Sound! Euphonium) was about a high school concert band. Initially viewed as another anime about cute girls doing cute things, KyoAni’s latest outing proved to be quite different from…

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