Nanase Nishino & Nanami Hashimoto Young Magazine

Nanase Nishino and Nanami Hashimoto of Japanese pop group Nogizaka46 in 2015 No.16 issue of Weekly Young Magazine [Jp]. The female idol group has just released a new single, Life Is Beautiful, on March 18.

Nogizaka46 Nanase Nishino Nanami Hashimoto Young Magazine

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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.

Anime Festival Asia – Journey So Far 2015

A special video by AFA organiser which reflects the journey of the Anime Festival Asia which was held in Singapore since 2008. A few sub-conventions were held in other Southeast Asian countries during this period as well.

AFA has since established itself as the premier Japanese pop culture festival, bringing to SE Asia countless top performing artists and industry guests over the last seven years, with an estimated 700,000 attendees at 11 events.

The first two minutes include highlights from the AFA2014 which concluded last December. The second (six minutes) part are interviews with founder Shawn Chin and regular performers at AFA i.e. May’n, LiSA, fripSide and Eir Aoi.

I would have made the trip on its first year if not for a friend’s wedding. My interest gradually fades though, I rarely watched anime anymore back then and even less so nowadays… if they are doing some 90’s retro I may give it a go though LoL.

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.