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Key, Aniplex, P.A.WORKS reveal their 3rd TV anime collaboration project – Kami-sama ni Natta Hi. Original work and Scriptwriter by Jun Maeda. Character Designer by Na-Ga.

The new TV anime – Kami-sama ni Natta Hi (神様になった日) was revealed during their live-stream broadcast today. This will be their third collaboration between one another and is scheduled to premiere in October 2020. The original TV anime work and scriptwriter by Jun Maeda.The main character designer by Na-Ga. The story highlights: Hina, who has…
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millennium parade new single “Fly with me”

millennium parade Debut of their new track “Fly with me”, theme song for Netflix’s ‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’ Tokyo-based millennium parade has released their new single “Fly with me” on April 29, alongside a live recording from their performance at Studio Coast in Tokyo on December 5, 2019. In addition, a remixed version by…
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Hikaru Utada will be releasing two digital singles “Time” and “Darenimo Iwanai”

Hikaru Utada Announcing “Ask Hikaru Paisen – Home Quarantine Edition” (#StayHomewithHikaru) (Live on Instagram coming weekly starting May 3 (Sunday) Hikaru Utada will be releasing two digital singles “Time” (the main theme for NTV Sunday Drama “Bishoku Tantei Akechi Goro” on May 8 and “Darenimo Iwanai” (SUNTORY Tennensui CM song) on May 29! To commemorate…
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EGOIST NEW RELEASE “Saigo no Hanabira” (The meaning of love)”

During this uneasy time of lockdowns and pandemics, we know how boring it can get even in the comfort of our homes. That is why we at J-Experience are proud to present a few updates of your favourite artistes from Sony Music Japan! EGOIST After livestreaming her first-day performance of their nationwide tour “EGOIST LIVE…
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[C3AFASingapore2019][Interview] BLUE ENCOUNT – Next Stop: World Domination

BLUE ENCOUNT is a four-piece band hailing from Kumamoto, consisting of Shuichi Tanabe (Vocals and Guitar), Yuya Eguchi (Guitar), Yuta Tsujimura (Bass) and Yoshihide Takamura (Drums). Describing themselves as an “emotional rock band”, they hope to unite their audiences with their passions and emotions.  Debuting with the EP “Timeless Rookie” in September 2014, the group…
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[C3AFASingapore2019][Interview] ReoNa – My Origins

Born on 20 October, ReoNa describes herself to have a boy-like voice, who sings with a delicate and deep vibe while appearing as a young girl with “shaded” personality.  Her break came in 2017 when she managed to become a finalist in a Sacra Music audition and she was chosen to be the singing voice…
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[Review] Cencoroll Connect センコロール

The film introduces us directly into suspense, before taking a step back to frame how our protagonists meeting and their relationship. As an action sci-fi, it does an amazing job keeping the audience attracted to its intriguing plot, often helped by its intense animation style and its unique shot composition. Even though the film can…
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Death toll climbs to 33 in Kyoto Animation suspected arson attack

Kyoto fire department officials confirmed that 33 employees have died in the suspected arson attack against the popular anime studio – Kyoto Animation. Furthermore, 36 others sustained injuries. The incident started at around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. KyoAni employees said they heard what sounded like an explosion before seeing smokes. The suspect believed to be…
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Love Live! Sunshine announces Aqours 4th Single Center Position General election

Dengeki G’s Magazine started their 3rd General election voting for Aqours fans to vote for their favourite member for the 4th Single Center Position. Of course, the character that placed first will be bestowed as the centre lead for Aqours 4th Single. With Aqours’ voice actresses tweeting on twitter about hoping their own character would…
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GARNiDELiA: Reaching beyond the horizon [C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2018][Interview]

GARNiDELiA made a quick stopover in Singapore this AFA to perform in the ILA Concert, and to announce their upcoming one-man live in Singapore on April 13, 2019! We managed to catch up with the unique duo to ask them about their 2018, and their plans for next year! 極楽浄土 (Gokuraku Jodo) has almost reached…
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Suzuko Mimori talks about Revue Starlight, Milky Holmes and Love Live! [C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2018][Interview]

Returning once again to Singapore is the talented Suzuko Mimori, who was in town to both promote TV Anime Series Revue Starlight as well as perform in C3AFASG2018’s I Love Anisong Concert! Despite her busy schedule, we managed to catch the veteran voice-actress & singer for a few words. Enjoy! Q: Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight (少女☆歌劇…
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YURiKA: Fulfilling my dreams, one step at a time [C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2018][Interview]

C3AFASG2018 was YURiKA’s first ever overseas performance and we were lucky enough to sit down with the up-and-coming, bubbly songstress to ask her a few questions. Enjoy!

Revue Starlight Momoyo Koyama & Suzuko Mimori [C3AFASG 2018 First Singapore Red Carpet Walk]

Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight Momoyo Koyama & Suzuko Mimori pictures taken during C3AFASG – C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2018

C3 ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA SINGAPORE 2018 – I Love Anisong Concert!

Celebrating 10th anniversary of Anime Festival in Singapore! This year marks an important milestone for C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore. And importantly, C3AFASG is going big!! featuring fresh acts and returning favourites artistes and many more stellar contents! It’s that time of the year again, where we head to C3AFASG2018 for its annual highlight event…
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Interview with fripSide [C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2017]

fripSide marked their 15th anniversary and is currently in the midst of performing their “fripSide concert tour 2017-2018” in Japan. On 4th October, fripSide released their special album, crossroads, to commemorate the duo’s 15th anniversary. The first disc is a culmination of the first-generation fripSide self-cover songs by current vocalist Nanjo Yoshino (2009 – present)…
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[C3 CHARAEXPO’16] INTERVIEW WITH EMI NITTA, JUNYA ENOKI AND MARK ISHII [J-EXPERIENCE]

Following up the Soramaru Interview last year, we bring you now not one, not two but three voice actors – Emi Nitta, Junya Enoki and Mark Ishii! Emi Nitta is a Japanese voice actress and a singer. Her first major role was Ricca Morizono in Da Capo III. Her biggest role to date is undeniably Honoka…
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[INTERVIEW] WAKE UP, GIRLS!― WE CAN OVERCOME ANYTHING TOGETHER!

The up-and-coming idol group – that is Wake Up, Girls! (WUG) – recently graced our shores to perform during the Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016’s I Love Anisong Concert! The seiyuu unit is made up of seven cute and bubbly members, namely – Mayu Yoshioka, Airi Eino, Minami Tanaka, Yoshino Aoyama, Nanami Yamashita, Kaya Okuno and Miyu Takagi. Having already an Anime series and 3 movies under their belt,…
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[AFASG’16][J-EXPERIENCE][INTERVIEW] AIMER: THE BEGINNING OF A NEW CHAPTER

If there is a year that can be described as Aimer’s year, 2016 would be it. This year, she pulled off one stunning collaboration after the other, culminating in her collaboration album – her fourth – daydream! Having collaborated with the likes of chelly, tk, taka and RADWIMPS, the incredibly powerful and intellectual songstress indeed…
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ANISONG FANTASY LIVE VOL.1: ANISONG’S MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA!

At the Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016 event, SOZO had a big surprise installed for us – the upcoming Anisong Fantasy Live Vol. 1 2017! Organised by Sozo, Zepp Live and SME Records, the Anisong Fantasy Live brings together a star-studded line-up for two nights of musical extravaganza! With a line-up consisting of Aimer, Alisa Takigawa, ELISA, GARNiDELiA, Kalafina and Luna Haruna, the acts all definitely fit…
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PILE ASIA TOUR SINGAPORE [LOVE LIVE!][J-EXPERIENCE]

Pile’s first Asia Tour – with earlier stops at Taipei, Beijing and Guangzhou – has finally arrived in Singapore! The pretty singer and voice actress made her fourth stop on our sunny island and wow the crowds with her own original songs, as well as a few numbers from her biggest project to date –…
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ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA SINGAPORE 2016 I LOVE ANISONG CONCERT

AN INTRODUCTION It’s that time of the year again, where we head to AFASG2016 for its annual highlight event – the I Love Anisong Concert! The line-up for the first day of the AFASG 2016 I Love Anisong Concert is sure to incite plenty of excitement and nostalgia! With established names such as Home Made…
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[C3 CHARAEXPO’16] INTERVIEW WITH SORA TOKUI [J-EXPERIENCE]

Sora Tokui, a Japanese voice actress and singer, was recently in Singapore for the C3 Chara Expo 2016! Soramaru – as she is more commonly known – debuted in 2009 as Himemiya in Weiß Survive R. She is also a member of the singing group, Milky Holmes and a part of µ’s, a group of nine school idols…
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[INTERVIEW] CELEBRITY COSPLAYERS: PASSION FOR THE CHARACTERS DRIVES US TO COSPLAY THEM!

Cosplaying is an integral part of any anime conventions, where droves of people turn out in the costumes of their favourite characters. It’s just under 2 months to AFA2016, and we thought we might introduce a few cosplayers who might be attending the event again this year! Last year’s lineup included plenty of amazing celebrity…
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[C3 CHARAEXPO’16] INTERVIEW WITH AQOURS [LOVELIVE! SUNSHINE!!] [J-EXPERIENCE]

Aqours (pronounce as ‘aqua’ or ‘a-ku- a’) is a school idol group that was formed in last year. It consists of 9 members: Chika Takami (CV.: Anju Inami) Riko Sakurauchi (CV.: Rikako Aida) Kanan Matsuura (CV.: Nanaka Suwa) Dia Kurosawa (CV.: Arisa Komiya) You Watanabe (CV.: Shuka Saito) Yoshiko Tsushima (CV.: Aika Kobayashi) Hanamaru Kunikida…
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[C3 CHARA EXPO’16][INTERVIEW] わーすた WASUTA: “STRIVING TO BE A WORLD STANDARD!”

Ushering in the new age of technology comes a very unique idol group from Japan that embraces technological trends. They pride themselves as idols of a digital native generation and takes on a global approach to their activities! Who knows? They may even take over the entertainment world by storm someday! Introducing, わーすた [WA-SUTA]! Wa-suta,…
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[AFASG’15][INTERVIEW] MIKA KOBAYASHI: “I TRY TO IMAGINE MYSELF AS A TITAN”

The last of our AFA2015 interviews, we bring to you Mika Kobayashi, featuring Tetsuro Shimaguchi! Mika Kobayashi is a talented singer and songwriter, as well as a pianist. She started singing for the anime industry in 2010, providing her strong vocals for many theme and insert songs – such as “βios” for Guilty Crown and…
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C3 CHARAEXPO 2016 UPDATES

J-Experience is back! After a long hiatus starting from AFA, we will be covering various Japanese and anime related events across Singapore. First up, would be “C3 CharaExpo 2016”! Sora Tokui Signing Event To kick off the event, Bushiroad has brought over Sora Tokui-san to Singapore for the 17th and 18th of May! Just for…
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[AFASG’15][INTERVIEW] LIA: “I AM THE VOICE BEHIND IA!”

Lia, a veteran singer, whose career spans over 15 years, have participated in a variety of genres – European songs, techno, trance and of course, anime songs! The singer, who graduated from the prestigious school of Berklee College of Music, is also fluent in English! Lia is known for her strong vocals in songs such…
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[AFASG’15][INTERVIEW] MAY’N: “THE SONG I ALWAYS HELD DEAR!”

Now, this is one artiste that needs no introduction! Anisong star May’n is definitely having a stellar year, having celebrated her 10th anniversary in 2015! Still, on her celebratory decade, she has released 2 singles for the anime series, Aquarion Logos, as well as her compilation album – POWERS OF VOICE. Her journey as an…
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[AFASG’15][INTERVIEW] GARNIDELIA: “FOREVER ON ALERT TO GET INSPIRATION!”

To countdown till the next AFA, we will be releasing an article each month from the past AFA! To kick everything off, let’s begin with the up and coming GARNiDELiA! GARNiDELiA – a music unit comprising of vocalist, MARiA and composer, toku – was formed in 2010 and debuted in 2014 with Kill la Kill’s…
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[AFASG’15][INTERVIEW] AIMER: HER VOCAL CHORD INJURY – A TRAUMA OR BLESSING?

Musically talented and incredibly intellectual, we present to you, the rising star that is Aimer! Aimer (エメ), pronounced eh-meh, first debuted with Sony Music Japan in 2011 with the song “Rokutousei no Yoru”, the ending theme for the anime, No.6. She continued to gain traction as she released more singles for various anime, notably “Re:…
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[AFASG’15] [INTERVIEW] MAAYA UCHIDA: “KERO KERO”, I WANT TO TRY VOICING A FROG!

Having voiced many chuunibyou characters, Maaya Uchida, already in her mid-twenties, wants to graduate from it! Maaya Uchida first made her voice actress debut in 2010. In 2014, she won the Best New Actress Award at the 8th Seiyuu Awards. The talented voice actress is most famous for her role in Chuunibyou demo koi ga…
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[AFASG’15] [INTERVIEW] BLESS4: “TOWARDS THE 2ND DECADE, BACK TO ZERO!”

Moving on from Nano, this week, we present to you the performers that are bless4! Bless4 is a Japanese vocal and dance group consisting for siblings from the Kawamitsu family. Akashi, the oldest brother, is the only one to hail from Okinawa, while Kanasa, Akino and Aiki were born in the United States. They officially…
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[AFASG’15] [INTERVIEW] NANO: “I HOPE TO REACH OUT AND TOUCH EVERY SOUL IN THE WORLD!”

Talented. Passionate. Enigmatic. Of course, we are talking about Nano! Nano is a bilingual singer who started out an illustrious career by posting English covers of Japanese music on video sites such as Youtube and Nico Nico Douga. Having been born in the USA, Nano often westernized the covers without losing the original style. Nano…
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[AFASG’15] [INTERVIEW] SUZUKO MIMORI: “I MIGHT HAVE BEEN AN ENGLISH TEACHER!”

Suzuko Mimori / 三森すずこ, also widely known as “Mimorin”, first started her voice acting career in 2010 as Sherlock Shellinford from the TV Anime “Tantei Opera Milky Holmes”. Mimorin also voiced prominent role as Umi Sonada from the TV Anime “Love Live!”. Mimorin debuted as a solo artist in April 2013. Earlier this year, She…
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[AFASG15] 5 GEMS NOT TO BE MISSED!

Not sure whether to get out of bed on that beautiful weekend morning for Anime Festival Asia?  Here are our top 5 hidden gems for the upcoming festival!  1. Sony: Music Merchandise Store For as long as I’ve attended Anime Festival Asia (AFA), Sony’s Music Merchandise Store has never failed to burn a huge hole…
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CHEERZ TO THE ERA OF IDOLS!

It’s official. The era of idols has arrived, and Singapore will definitely be graced with more performances to come! For fans outside Japan, supporting our idols might be tough due to our geological complications, but fret not, there’s a new project out there to rid us of this cross-boarder complication! Cheerz! Before we jump into…
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[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] ANIMENZ @ STGCC’15

You’ve seen his covers. Got inspired by his beautiful renditions of your favorite classics. And most importantly, fell in love with his music.  Introducing, Maik Guo the prodigal, classically trained pianist, known better as Animenz! Animenz started piano at the tender age of 6, and has been playing it ever since! With close to two decades of commitment…
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[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] THE NEW GENERATION IDOL

What better way to kick start our brand new blog than releasing an exclusive coverage of a very special guest?! Introducing, Rie Yunohara! Based in Japan, she recently starred as a member of the All Japan Idol National Team from the Welcome to Japan Project at Japan EXPO 2015! That’s not all! Last spring, this beautiful…
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SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Yosh – “BELONG” /THE FIRST TAKE

For his 15th anniversary, acclaimed Anime music composer Hiroyuki Sawano has collaborated with Yosh from Survive Said The Prophet to perform their song “BELONG” on THE FIRST TAKE with an exclusive piano and vocal arrangement!