Mitsuhiro Oikawa – Who’s That Guy MV

Japanese music video for Who’s That Guy by Mitsuhiro Oikawa, theme song for upcoming film Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3, the latest instalment of a pop culture franchise (including TV series, games and toys etc.) which dated back to 1970’s. Oikawa is playing the main protagonist as a masked superhero.

Attack on Titan live-action movie poster

Poster images for upcoming Japanese movie Attack on Titan, a live-action adaptation from popular manga of the same title. The comic was made into TV anime series in 2013, which was a phenomenal hit. Expectation is high on the live-action film, which is scheduled to release in summer 2015.

The cast include Hiroki Hasegawa, Haruma Miura, Kiko Mizuhara, Kanata Hongo, Jun Kunimura, Nanami Sakuraba, Takahiro Miura, Satoru Matsuo, Satomi Ishihara, Pierre Taki, Ayame Misaki, Rina Takeda and Shu Watanabe. Directed by Shinji Higuchi who’s famous for his special effect works.

Hiroki Hasegawa Attack on Titan Shikishima

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Southern All Stars – Heaven On The Beach

Music video for Heaven On The Beach by long running Japanese pop rock band Southern All Stars. The MV features cameo appearances of a host of Japanese celebrities, including Natsumi Abe, Kaori Iida, Yuko Nakazawa, members of AKB48, Tamio Okuda, Guts Ishimatsu, Kaela Kimura, Kazuyoshi Saito, Dreams Come True, Ken Hirai, Gen Hoshino, Keiko Masuda and Kazuya Yoshii.

Comiket 86 Cosplay etc.

Comiket, or Comic Market, is the world’s largest dōjinshi (aka self-published books/manga/art) fair, held twice a year in Tokyo, Japan. The most recent Comiket, the Comiket 86, was held on August 15-17, 2014. Over half a million people attended the event. Photos by Rocketnews.

Comiket 86 crowd

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EXILE – New Horizon music video

Japanese music video for New Horizon, released in July 2014 by EXILE, a popular Japanese pop group. Just an OK song, the video is beautiful though.

The boy band was formed in 2001. About half of the 19 members are in their 30’s (the eldest is 45), but the group will continue to bring in new blood to keep them running like a franchise, which is common in J-pop.